It was a show of stunning looks on this year’s red carpet Met Gala but Kim Kardashian undeniably stole the show wearing Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress in 1962.
As well as making headlines, the 41-year-old reality star drew criticism after revealing she lost 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into the iconic look.
Since her admission, Kim has been criticized for “promoting unhealthy body standards”. But can you lose a significant amount of weight in a short time in a healthy way? DailyMail.com gets the scoop from The Oleon house Co-founders, Menna Olvera and Carlos Leon.
Kim Kardashian has been slammed for ‘promoting unhealthy body standards’ for losing 16 pounds in 3 weeks to fit into her Met Gala dress. But can you lose a significant amount of weight in a healthy way? DailyMail.com gets the scoop from The Oleon House co-founders Menna Olvera and Carlos Leon
Carlos – who doesn’t train Kim – reveals it’s possible to lose 16 pounds in 3 weeks with a strategy that includes calorie reduction, exercise and meditation.
“The most important part of this process is diet and nutrition,” said the celebrity trainer and former boyfriend of pop icon Madonna.
“Calorie intake versus what you burn throughout the day and the foods you eat for your calories” is of utmost importance according to Carlos.
He goes on to say that to lose this amount of weight, “your nutrition plan must include a health coach, nutritionist, primary care physician, or a combination of the three.”
“The most important part of this process is diet and nutrition,” said the celebrity trainer and former boyfriend of pop icon Madonna. “Calorie intake versus what you burn throughout the day and the foods you eat for your calories” is of utmost importance according to Carlos
“To lose this amount of weight, your nutrition plan should include a health coach, nutritionist, primary care physician, or a combination of the three,” Carlos said.
Kim went on a strict diet to lose weight, telling Vogue she did it by completely cutting out all sugar and carbs and eating only clean vegetables and proteins.
According to the trainer, foods to avoid are white and brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, processed carbohydrates, coffee, soft drinks, alcohol and dairy products.
Foods that contribute to healthy weight loss are dairy alternatives, fish and poultry, fruits and vegetables, healthy oils and nuts.
In addition to eating right, exercise plays a key role in weight loss, but to lose 16 pounds in a short time, “you have to really push yourself, take your workout game to the next level, and not stare. back,” the fitness expert said.
He warns that workouts need to be monitored because “your body may show 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 suggests running or walking 6 days a week at a minimum of 45 minutes a day, in addition to other forms of exercise, like Hiit workouts 2-3 days a week.
Hiit (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts are short bursts of intense anaerobic exercise at maximal effort, followed by short recovery periods of the same or longer duration (10-60 seconds), repeated 3-10 times .
Carlos also suggests yoga/restorative work 1-2 days a week and mindfulness meditation 1-4 days a week.
Exercise plays a key role in weight loss, but to lose 16 pounds in a short time, “you have to really push yourself, take your workout game to the next level, and not look back,” she says. the fitness expert.
Often the hardest part of losing weight is keeping it off.
If you have eliminated the “foods to avoid” and want reintroduce them into your diet, Carlos recommends taking into account how your body feels.
The practice of mindful eating involves paying attention to the overall eating experience, including your thoughts and physical reaction.
“It really is a whole-body experience,” reveals Carlos. “If the reason for losing weight was ‘health,’ maintaining is less of a challenge than if it was just fitting into a dress.”
“When it comes to functionality or health, desire or willpower is enduring and has long-lasting payoffs.”
“From a health coach’s perspective, if you have a strong enough reason that’s intrinsic – meaning it comes from deep within you – then your mindset will change to achieve that goal,” said Menna Olvera.
Menna echoes Carlos’ sentiment, saying “From a health coach’s perspective, if you have a strong enough reason that’s intrinsic – meaning it comes from deep within you – then your mindset will change to achieve that goal.”
The yoga guru and co-founder of The Oleon House details the five stages of change that occur when you are led from a deep place to achieve a goal.
· precontemplation – This is the stage where people are in their old patterns and don’t really know that a change is needed.
· Contemplation – Awareness begins to grow and they recognize that something needs to change.
· Preparation – A person begins the process of change. For example, they want to lose weight, so they join a gym or hire a trainer.
· Stock – The plan is put into action until the change occurs and the goal is achieved.
· Maintenance – Personality is now maintained with new behaviors, and people are working to prevent relapses.
Menna stresses the importance of knowing that your reason is sustainable and having a plan after that.
“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 weight loss, like anything else, is not a one-size-fits-all problem, the human makeup is very complex, so it’s important to address the whole person,” said Menna.
At The Oleon House, Carlos and Menna focus on a mind, body, and spirit approach to fitness and wellness.
Their C+M Private Sessions include a 30 min fitness session with Carlos to wake up the body followed by 30 min slow flow recovery with Menna leaving you feeling balanced and clear.
“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 explained.
“We often nurture the outer parts of ourselves because that’s what our ‘ego’ prefers.
“It is in control and works in tandem with the body’s patterns or habits. So, tapping into a set of mindful practices as you work toward a weight loss goal will bring a sense of unity to all aspects of a person’s life.
“Remember that weight loss, like anything else, is not a single issue, the human makeup is very complex, so it’s important to address the whole person.”
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