It was a show of eye-catching looks on the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala, but Kim Kardashian undoubtedly stole the show by wearing Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday Mr. President” 1962 dress.
In addition to making headlines, the 41-year-old drew criticism after revealing that she lost 16 pounds in three weeks to match the iconic look.
Since her acceptance, Kim has been criticized for “promoting unhealthy body standards”. But can you lose a significant amount of weight in a short period of time in a healthy way? DailyMail.com gets the scoop from olion house Co-founders, Mina Oliveira and Carlos Leon.
Kim Kardashian has been criticized for ‘promoting unhealthy body standards’ for losing 16 pounds in 3 weeks to fit her Met Gala gown. But can you lose a significant amount of weight in a healthy way? DailyMail.com gets the scoop from The Oleon House founders, Menna Olvera and Carlos Leon
Carlos – who has not trained Kim – reveals that losing 16 pounds in 3 weeks is possible with a strategy that includes reducing calorie intake, exercising and meditating.
“The most important part of the process is diet and nutrition,” said celebrity trainer and former friend of pop icon Madonna.
According to Carlos, “Calorie intake versus what you burn throughout the day and the foods you eat versus your calories” is of paramount importance.
He went on to say that to lose that much weight, “your nutritional plan should include a health coach, nutritionist, primary care physician, or a combination of the three.”
“The most important part of the process is diet and nutrition,” said celebrity trainer and former friend of pop icon Madonna. According to Carlos, ‘eating your calories versus what you burn throughout the day and the foods you eat versus your calories’ are of paramount importance.
“To lose that much weight, your nutritional plan should include a health coach, dietitian, primary care physician, or a combination of the three,” Carlos said.
Kim followed a strict weight-loss diet, and she tells Vogue she did so by cutting out sugar and all carbs and eating only clean veggies and proteins.
According to the coach, the foods to avoid are white and brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, processed carbohydrates, coffee, soft drinks, alcohol and dairy products.
Foods that help support a healthy weight loss journey are dairy alternatives, fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables, healthy oils, and nuts.
Besides eating well, exercise plays a major role in weight loss, but to lose 16 pounds in such a short period of time, “you have to really push yourself, take your exercise game to the next level, and don’t look back.” Fitness expert.
And he warns that exercises should be monitored because “your body may experience withdrawal symptoms from caffeine or sugar.”
At The Oleon House, Carlos Leon and Mina Olvera focus on the mind, body, and spirit approach to fitness and wellness
Carlos suggests running or walking 6 days a week with a minimum of 45 minutes a day, as well as other forms of exercise, such as Hiit exercises 2-3 days a week.
Hiit (High Intensity Interval Training) exercises are short bouts of intense anaerobic exercise at maximum effort, followed by short recovery periods of the same length or longer (10-60 seconds), repeated 3-10 times.
Carlos also suggests yoga/restorative work 1 to 2 days a week and mindfulness meditation 1 to 4 days a week.
The fitness expert said exercise plays a key role in weight loss but to lose 16 pounds in such a short period of time, “you have to really push yourself, take your exercise game to the next level, and don’t look back.”
Often the hardest part about losing weight is avoiding it.
If you remove “foods to avoid” and want to Reintroducing them back into your diet, Carlos recommends reviewing how your body feels.
The practice of mindful eating is about paying attention to the overall eating experience, including your thoughts and bodily response.
“It’s really a full-body experience,” Carlos reveals. If the reason for losing weight is “health,” maintaining the weight is less difficult than if it was just wearing a dress.
“When it comes to jobs or health, desire or willpower is sustainable and has a long-term payoff.”
“From a health coach’s perspective, if you have a strong enough intrinsic reason – meaning it comes from deep within – your mindset will shift to achieve that goal,” said Mina Olivera.
Menna reflects Carlos’ sentiments by saying, “From a health coach’s point of view, if you have a strong enough intrinsic reason – meaning that it comes from deep within – your mindset will shift towards that goal.”
Yoga teacher and co-founder of The Oleon House explains the five stages of change that occur when you are pushed from a deep place to achieve a goal.
· before meditation It is the stage when people are in their old patterns and don’t really know that change is needed.
· Meditation Awareness begins to build and they realize that something needs to change.
· to prepare The person begins the process of change. For example, they want to lose weight, so they join the gym or hire a trainer.
· a job The plan is put into practice until the change occurs and the goal is achieved.
· maintenance Personality is now maintained with new behaviors, and people are working to prevent relapse.
Menna stresses the importance of knowing your mind is sustainable and having an afterthought.
“I recommend working with a health coach, so you can understand the changes you’re making and have someone help you along the way.”
“Remember that losing weight, like anything else, is not a single problem, human makeup is very complex, so it is important to treat the whole person,” Menna said.
At The Oleon House, Carlos and Menna focus on a mind, body, and spirit approach to fitness and wellness.
they C + M private sessions It includes a 30 minute fitness session with Carlos to wake up the body followed by a 30 minute restorative slow flow with Menna giving you a sense of balance and clarity.
“Yoga and meditation are often tools used to manage stress or when a person is ready to explore the flexible part of themselves and not just in a physical way,” Menna said.
We often feed the outer parts of ourselves because that is what our “ego” prefers.
It controls and works in conjunction with the patterns or habits of the body. Therefore, utilizing a set of mindful practices while working toward a weight loss goal will bring a sense of unity in all aspects of a person’s life.
“Remember that losing weight, like anything else, is not a single problem, human makeup is very complex, so it is important to treat the whole person.”