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Kim Kardashian in Leather Looks "Just Like Magic"

Here’s how the reality star stays fit. 

Kim Kardashian is home from Milan Fashion Week, but is still there in spirit. On Monday the reality star and fashion mogul shared one of her designer looks on social media. "Just like magic," she captioned the images of herself, flaunting her rock hard abs in a leather look, which included a sliver of a bandeau top. How does Kim maintain her famous physique? Read on to see 10 of Kim Kardashian's top tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Lift Weights

Kim works out really hardcore with "bodybuilder" Melissa Alcantara, she first revealed to E! News in 2018, via People. Kim lifts "heavy weights," with her trainer telling Women's Health that 85% of their training is done with weights and just 15% is cardio. 


Exercise Every Day

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Exercise is a daily commitment for Kim. "I work out about an hour-and-a-half every single day," she told E! News. She recently added to Vogue that she sleeps for just five hours, waking at 5:30 am to hit the gym. 


Work Out No Matter What

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Kim doesn't make any excuses for missing a workout. "Just like anybody else, there are days where Kim's not really feeling it, but she will do it," her trainer dished to People in 2020. "Then there are a lot of days when she's killing it! She never questions the stuff that I make her do, she's just like, 'Okay,' and I love that."


Sprint on the Treadmill

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Instead of spending an hour on the treadmill, Kim relies on short but fast intervals. "Been sprinting every day!" she wrote in one of her Instagram Stories in 2021. "I've been seeing changes!"


Eat a Plant-Based Diet


Kim, who once famously followed the Atkins diet, recently told Vogue that eating plant-based food is one of her secrets to healthy living. "My 40s are about being Team Me. I'm going to eat well," she told the magazine. "Plant based and two workouts a day for 30 days to get our mind and body right this year!" she wrote in a January 2021 Instagram post.


Try Workout Prepping

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Instead of food prepping, Kim workout preps. "I will lay my clothes out the night before so when I sleep in, I'll wake up at 5.53[am] instead of 5.45, and I just know my outfit is there," she said. "I have a toothbrush and my toothpaste all ready to go, laid out by my sink. I just have to brush my teeth and go to the gym."


Fuel Up for Exercise


"My trainer Mel always says that before and after you train, you should eat simple carbs, like sweet potatoes, and small amounts of fat and protein, like chicken. You should also have veggies with your meals, since you need them to help effectively break down and absorb your protein, fat, and carbs," Kim wrote on her app in 2018, according to Harper's Bazaar.


Try LISS Workouts

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Kim also relies on LISS workouts, low intensity, high rep exercises. "Two days out of the week we'll do steady-state cardio," Alcantara explained to WH, "so just walking at a steady pace on the treadmill for usually around 20 minutes. Nothing getting the heart rate too high."


Cut Processed Food

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Kim avoids processed foods. "I want her to eat real food that's cooked every day," Alcantara told People. "Most likely if it comes out of a box, it's not going to be good for you."


Write Down Your Goals

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"When I work with Kim, we like to set goals that we can feel good about reaching," Alcantara told WH. "Once we have a goal set, we write it down. I've found that helps hold you accountable. And, it feels amazing when you do finally reach your goal!"

Leah Groth
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