It was a dizzying parade on the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala, but there’s no denying Kim Kardashian snatched it up in Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 “Happy Birthday Mr. President” gown got the limelight.
In addition to making headlines, the 41-year-old reality also drew criticism after revealing she lost 16 pounds in three weeks to fit the iconic look.
Since her admission to hospital, Kim has come under fire for “promoting unhealthy physical standards”. But can you lose a lot of weight in a short period of time in a healthy way? DailyMail.com from Orion House Co-founders Menna Olvera and Carlos Leon.
Kim Kardashian has come under fire for ‘promoting unhealthy body standards’ as she loses 16 pounds in 3 weeks to fit in her Met Gala gown. But can you lose a lot of weight in a healthy way? DailyMail.com gets the scoop from The Oleon House co-founders Menna Olvera and Carlos Leon
Carlos, who does not train Kim, revealed that he could lose 16 pounds in 3 weeks through a strategy of reducing calorie intake, exercising and meditating.
“The most important part of the process is diet and nutrition,” says the celebrity trainer and ex-boyfriend of pop icon Madonna.
According to Carlos, “calorie intake compared to the calories you burn throughout the day and the food you eat versus calories” is critical.
He went on to say that to lose that much weight, “your nutrition plan should include a health coach, a nutritionist, a primary care physician, or a combination of the three.”
“The most important part of the process is diet and nutrition,” says the celebrity trainer and ex-boyfriend of pop icon Madonna.According to Carlos, “calorie intake versus the calories you burn throughout the day and the food you eat versus the calories” is the most important
“To lose that much weight, your nutrition plan should include a health coach, a nutritionist, a primary care physician, or a combination of the three,” says Carlos
To lose weight, Kim follows a strict crash diet, telling Vogue she eats no sugar and carbs at all, only clean vegetables and protein.
Foods to avoid, according to the trainer, are white and brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, processed carbohydrates, coffee, soft drinks, alcohol and dairy.
Foods that help support a healthy weight loss journey are dairy alternatives, fish and poultry, fruits and vegetables, healthy oils and nuts.
In addition to eating well, exercise plays a key role in weight loss, but to lose 16 pounds in a short period of time, “you have to really push yourself, take your workout game to the next level, and don’t look back,” says Fitness expert.
Exercise should be monitored, he warns, because “your body may experience withdrawal symptoms from caffeine or sugar.”
At The Oleon House, Carlos Leon and Menna Olvera focus on a mind, body and spirit approach to fitness and wellness
Carlos recommends running or walking 6 days a week for at least 45 minutes a day, in addition to other forms of exercise such as a Hiit workout 2-3 days a week.
Hiit (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts are short periods of high-intensity anaerobic exercise at maximum effort, followed by a short recovery period of the same length or longer (10-60 seconds), repeated 3-10 times.
Carlos also recommends yoga/restorative work 1-2 days per week and mindfulness meditation 1-4 days per week.
Exercise plays a key role in weight loss, but to lose 16 pounds in a short period of time, “you have to really push yourself, take your workout game to the next level, and don’t look back,” says fitness expert
The hardest part of losing weight is often keeping it off.
If you eliminated “foods to avoid” and wanted to Introducing them back into your diet, Carlos recommends paying attention to how your body feels.
The practice of mindful eating is to focus on your overall eating experience, including how your mind and body respond.
“It was really a whole body experiment,” Carlos revealed. ‘If the reason for losing weight is ‘health’, it’s easier to keep the weight off than just to get dressed.
“Desire or willpower is sustainable and has long-term rewards when it’s for function or health.”
“From a health coach’s perspective, if you have a strong enough inner reason — which means it’s coming from deep within — then your mindset shifts to making it happen,” says Menna Olvera
Menner echoed Carlos’ point, saying: “From a health coach’s perspective, if you have a strong enough inner reason — which means it’s coming from deep within — then your mindset shifts to achieve that. a goal.”
Yoga guru and co-founder of The Oleon House details the five stages of change that occur when you’re driven into the depths to achieve your goals.
· expected – is the stage where people are in old patterns and don’t really know what needs to change.
· meditation – Awareness starts to build and they realize that something needs to change.
· Prepare – A person is beginning the process of change. For example, they want to lose weight, so they join a gym or hire a trainer.
· action – Put the plan into action until a change occurs and the goal is met.
· maintain – Now maintain individuality through new behaviors, and people work hard to prevent relapse.
Menna emphasizes the importance of knowing your reasons are sustainable and planning after the fact.
“I recommend working with a health coach so you can understand what changes you’re making and have someone to help you along the way.”
“Keep in mind that weight loss, like anything else, is not a single problem, and the makeup of the human being is very complex, so it’s important to address the whole person,” Menna shared.
At The Oleon House, Carlos and Menna focus on their approach to physical and mental health.
Their C+M Private Session Includes a 30-minute fitness session with Carlos to wake up your body, followed by a 30-minute slow-flow recovery with Menna for balance and clarity.
“Yoga and meditation are often tools used to manage stress, or when a person is ready to explore the flexible parts of oneself, not just in a physical way,” shared Menna.
“We often feed the outer part of ourselves because that’s what our ‘self’ likes.
“It takes control and works in tandem with the body’s patterns or habits. So adopting a conscious set of practices while you work towards your weight loss goals will bring a sense of unity in all areas of one’s life.
“Remember that weight loss, like anything else, is not a single problem, and the human body is very complex, so it’s important to address the whole person.”