Kourtney Kardashian‘s diet is not for the faint of heart.
In a lengthy post shared on her app, the 38-year-old broke down her recent detox. Detailing what she ate everyday, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star revealed she wouldn’t eat “14 to 16 hours” everyday and complete a “24-hour fast one day a week” as a part of her diet.
“First of all, detoxing—of any kind—should be something you consult with your doctor about beforehand, since everyone is different,” she wrote. “My doctor said one of the fastest ways to detox metals is to try to keep my body in a state of ketosis, which occurs when the glycogen in your liver is depleted and the body burns fatty acids for energy.”
“To do this, I stick to a low-carb diet, with high proteins and healthy fats, and I eat 3 meals a day—with no snacking in between. Also, I don’t eat for 14 to 16 hours after dinner (known as intermittent fasting)—so if I have dinner at 6 p.m., I won’t have breakfast until 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. Although, my doctor prefers I wait until after my workout before eating,” she continued. “I also do a 24-hour fast one day a week. On the fasting days, I drink bone broth and water all day, and then I’ll have dinner that evening. So I basically just don’t eat breakfast and lunch that day. I find it easiest to always do this on a very busy day, so I don’t have time sit around and wish I was eating.”
When she does eat, Kourtney prepares meals that “contain no grains, beans or legumes.” She’ll often eat “a lot of salads and usually add avocado, cucumber, a protein like chicken or fish and gluten- & dairy-free salad dressing.”
“For lunch and dinner, my meals are really clean and fresh whole foods. I’ll eat chicken or fish with veggies and cauliflower rice and broccoli rice (no actual rice, but these substitutes are great, even if you’re not detoxing). I’ve gotten really into chicken paillard served with spaghetti squash and salmon with roasted asparagus,” she shared. “For breakfast, I can eat minimal amounts of fruit so I’ll have my avocado pudding smoothie and add a banana and supplements like MCT oil, bone broth powder and E3Live blue-green algae.”
“I’m not going to sugarcoat it, this detox is difficult,” she added. “On fasting days, I try to stay busy and, if I’m home, I’ll avoid going into the kitchen. For the rest of the days, if I’m hungry, I’ll grab a handful of almonds—but I really try not to snack at all.”
Recently, the mom-of-three wrote on her app that she takes at least five different supplements — including collagen drops and vitamin C liquid — in the morning before eating anything. She shared, “I don’t eat until after my workout—about two hours or so after waking up.”