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The Trendy Diet That Kourtney Kardashian and Molly Sims Have in Common

October 12, 2018

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Intermittent fasting: You’ve heard stars rave about it, but what exactly is it? And more importantly, does the diet trend work?

First off, intermittent fasting is almost exactly what it sounds like. It generally consists of going without food for a period of time, then eating normally. The most popular type — 16:8 — consists of getting all of your calories for the day in an eight-hour window (say, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), then fasting for 16 hours overnight. Another method is the 5:2, in which you eat normally for five days a week, then restrict your calories severely (typically 500 for women) for the other two.

As for weight loss, the stars know what they’re doing! “In a nutshell, intermittent fasting works,” NYC-based dietitian Keri Glassman tells Us. “Here’s why: For most people, you’re restricting calories and largely cutting out food you shouldn’t be eating anyway.” However, warns the nutrition pro, “That doesn’t mean that I would necessarily recommend it for everyone.” The fasting method “requires regimented commitment,” she notes, adding that for some, it can lead to unhealthy eating and “set the person up for yo-yo dieting.” The best candidates, Glassman explains, are already-healthy eaters who don’t mind skipping breakfast and can make solid food decisions even when they’re hungry. Above all, she says, besides having the willpower to fast, “you need to eat a healthy, balanced, real-food diet during the other hours.” Scroll down to see the svelte celebs who swear intermittent fasting works for them!

Kourtney Kardashian

The toned reality star revealed on her app in January 2018 that she practiced intermittent fasting “for 2-3 months” in 2017, and would “definitely try to do it again.” As Kardashian, who fasted in conjunction with the ketogenic diet, later explained, “For me, this meant not eating for 14 to 16 hours after dinner. I wouldn’t eat past 7 p.m. at night, and then I would wait to eat breakfast the next day until after my morning workout, which would be around 10:30 a.m.–11 a.m.” She also copped to taking it one step further, adding: “Then, one day a week, I did a 24-hour fast where I only drank homemade bone broth, water and green tea.”

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Molly Sims

When Us asked Sims in September 2018 what her trick was for getting bikini-ready fast before the vacation she’d recently taken, the model and actress had an answer at the ready. “I mean, listen, I worked for it,” she told Us, noting that she did DanceBody and Tracy Anderson classes over the summer. As for her diet, it consisted of “a little less rosé,” she said, “and a little intermittent fasting — hard, but good.”

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Jenna Jameson

After welcoming her third child in April 2017, the former adult film star began cataloging her amazing post-baby weight loss on her Instagram account. She mainly followed the keto diet — which people often do in conjunction with intermittent fasting because the body taps into its fat stores for energy once it has entered the state of ketosis. But to break through her plateau at 130 pounds, she tried adding the fasting technique. “Holy sh–t… excuse my French,” she captioned an August 8, 2018 Instagram photo of a scale reading 125.4. “But wow. I can now vouch for #intermittentfasting.”

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Krystal Nielson

As a Bachelor in Paradise star, Nielson knows how to get a beach body stat. She told Us in August 2018 that, before filming, she put herself on her own 30-day wellness program. Besides taking care of her mental state, she focused on eating right and working out. “The exercise is the short HIIT-style training with weights. They’re explosive movements and that work you into a breathless state,” she noted. “Nutrition, you know, I love apple cider vinegar, intermittent fasting, healthy fats, lean proteins and eating food that gives you energy.”

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Tia Booth

Another BIP contestant, Booth also revealed to Us she relied on the low-calorie technique before filming the ABC show. “I’ve been doing intermittent fasting where I eat in an eight-hour window, and then I fast for the remaining 16 hours of the day,” she told Us in June 2018. “It’s worked for me to help with bloating and inflammation and any kind of of extra fat that I’m holding onto, like in my trouble areas.”

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Jimmy Kimmel

In 2015, the talk show host dropped 25 pounds — and credited intermittent fasting for his success in both losing the weight and keeping it off. His choice was the 5:2 plan. “On Monday and Thursday, I eat fewer than 500 calories a day, then I eat like a pig for the other five days,” he explained to Men’s Journal. “You ‘surprise’ the body, keep it guessing.” His picks for fasting days include pickles, peanut butter, apples, oatmeal and coffee. 

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Brooke Burke

“I never count calories. I have too much to do to count calories, which is kind of freeing. But I do really believe in intermittent fasting,” the actress and trainer told Us in May 2018. “I eat well, I don’t compromise on flavor, I love to cook. But there’s so much science now behind this new sort of way of feeding our bodies, so intermittent fasting is a big part of [my wellness routine].”

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Hugh Jackman

Wolverine is fierce when it comes to staying fit. As the actor once told Men’s Health, he has often relied on an intermittent-fasting plan to drop the weight he’s required to put on for action-movie roles. “I feel so much better on it,” he said. “I haven’t put on nearly the amount of fat I normally would. And the great thing about this diet is, I sleep so much better.”

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Bobbi Brown

Turns out, the makeup maven also knows plenty about wellness! “Yogurt’s so gentle on my tummy. But then I struggle with lunch because salads are tough to digest,” she told the website Well+Good in June 2018. “I’ve learned that by doing intermittent fasting it just gives my system more time to relax.”

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Justin Theroux

Those washboard abs don’t just appear on their own! As the Leftovers alum’s trainer, Jason Walsh, told Men’s Journal in 2017, “I stay away from diets, but I like to do a little intermittent fasting with Justin.” Theroux’s technique? “For two or three weeks, he stops eating after seven at night, until seven in the morning. So that is about a 12-hour fast,” Walsh explained. “Then we add amino acids at night. He has a lot of success with that.”

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