But after welcoming her daughter Penelope in July, last year, the 33-year-old has discovered a healthier way to shed the pregnancy pounds.
The E! Keeping Up With the Kardashians star wrote on her Celebuzz blog: “It took me twice as long as last time but I feel healthy and really much better about it.”
“It wasn’t even an option to think about going crazy and overdoing it with exercise [this time around],” the mom-of-two added, in a new interview, revealing she has dropped 44-pounds.
In the latest issue of US Weekly, Kourtney flaunted her trim and taut figure in magenta and yellow string bikinis.
She credited her success to a combination of exercise, healthy eating habits and active mommy duty — such as pushing around a stroller, or doing sit-ups — in between playing with Penelope.
Kourtney also does a 7 A.M. work out session with celeb trainer Tracy Anderson — who trains other A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna.
She has one person to thank for keeping her fit, however.
“If she [Kim] wasn’t scheduling the workouts, I probably wouldn’t have been as motivated,” Kourtney admitted.
As for her eating habits, Kourtney told the magazine that she starts her day with a teaspoon of melted ghee (clarified butter) to aid digestion.
What’s more, a typical meal, she revealed, goes as follows:
Breakfast (Following Her Work Out): A protein shake with banana, apple, nonfat yogurt, milk, almonds, cinnamon, ice, and a scoop of vanilla QuickTrim.
Lunch: A piece of fish or salad with some avocado.
Dinner: A reasonable portion of homemade butternut squash, tomato, or zucchini soup created by her Vitamix blender.
Snack: Some gluten free crackers or celery with hummus.
The key is portion control and cheating once in a while. “You can’t be trapped by some kind of strict diet plan,” Kourtney explained.
Flick through the gallery above to see Kourtney’s body evolution from baby bump to bikini.
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