Kylie Jenner hasn’t made many public appearances since giving birth to her adorable baby daughter, Stormi. However, in the few glimpses we’ve got of her, she looks incredible!
She certainly hasn’t been shy about showing off her new post-baby body on her Instagram account, and there’s no doubt her figure has quickly shrunk down to an enviable size. But whilst this may be realistically unachievable for every other everyday mom out there, young Kylie Jenner has no qualms showcasing her success.
Take the image above as an example, which Kylie posted on May 2. There’s no doubt she looks incredible for a young mom.
So, what’s her secret? How did she lose all that baby weight so quickly? Well, we found out:
1. She eats clean, just like her sister.
It’s great having a sister who can give you tips on what to do post-pregnancy! Apparently, Kim has been instructing Kylie on all sorts of things now that they are both mothers, including dropping the baby weight.
Check out Kylie’s first flaunting of her post-baby body in the hot video below:
According to The Independent, Kim has put Kylie on a strict 1500 calories a day diet and advised against eating any carbs or sugar. That could be hard considering Kylie was once a self-proclaimed fast-food junkie!
2. She uses detox teas.
Kylie has posted a photo of herself holding detox teas and according to a source, she is using them alongside her strict diet to lose weight. However, these teas are controversial and many health experts claim that they can’t help you lose weight at all.
Some of these teas cause a laxative or diuretic effect, but that will just make a person lose water weight temporarily and not actually burn any fat.
3. She weight trains.
Rumor has it that Kylie hits the gym for up to three hours, five times a week! That’s some serious commitment and certainly goes against her sister Khloe’s accusations that Kylie doesn’t put much effort into her body.
However, it’s not all cardio that Kylie’s been doing. She loves her resistance training, too, and regularly performs squats and push-ups to get her body back in shape.
But I can’t see many new moms being able to spend 15 hours a week at the gym.
4. She restricts calories.
While Kim may advise Kylie to eat 1500 calories a day, sources say Kylie may actually only be eating around 1000 calories each day. Sometimes she even skips supper in favor of a small bowl of soup in the early evening.
Eating such a small amount of food combined with no sugar or carbs – plus the heavy workouts – are sure to drop the pounds quick, but aren’t sustainable in the long run. Kylie could place her body into starvation mode and stop losing weight altogether, or just simply burn out from lack of fuel.
But just how thin does she want to be? Check out number five to discover her goal weight…
5. She wants to be thinner than she was before the pregnancy.
Kylie allegedly gained 50 lbs during her pregnancy, but rumor has it that she wants to lose even more than that amount of weight. According to the InStyle, Kylie weighed 136 lbs before becoming pregnant with baby Stormi. This is a normal weight for someone of her height, which is approximately 5’6″.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how slim she gets, but we all hope she stays healthy.
6. She may be losing weight due to her genetics.
According to Hollywood Life, a source claims that Kylie’s weight loss isn’t due to diet and exercise at all, but rather due to breastfeeding and good genes.
“Her biggest weight loss secret is breastfeeding and good genetics. She has always had a great metabolism and breastfeeding has kicked it into high gear,” the source said.
7. An expert weighs in.
Dr. Elizabeth Ward claims that it’s normal for a woman to gain between 25-25 lbs on average during pregnancy. After a year of having the baby, a woman should then work to lose that weight. However, in the six weeks postpartum, women should focus on healthy eating, not cutting calories.
Restricting calories can affect breastmilk quality. Plus, not eating enough or working out too hard can make it difficult to maintain enough energy to be an active caregiver right after giving birth.
8. Kylie’s doing it all.
Kylie certainly is keeping busy and perhaps the fact that she’s said she wanted to be a hands-on mother is contributing to her weight loss. She’s not just sitting around, letting others take care of baby Stormi.
“At first, she only wants [mom Kris Jenner] and her sisters to help with the baby. She is worried about new people around the baby,” a source told People.
9. She’s co-parenting.
Kylie is keeping her stress levels in check with her loving boyfriend and baby daddy, Travis Scott. He is helping her co-parent.
“Kylie and Travis are a good team. Travis is able to do his own thing during the day as well, but he helps Kylie out at night. He has cut down on work and only has a few shows coming up,” revealed a source.
10. She turns to her mother for advice.
Aside from her sisters, Kylie also has her mom to turn to for advice and help. After raising a gaggle of kids herself, Kris Jenner certainly knows a thing or two about babies, and also about looking great and keeping fit while raising them.
But how does Kylie cope with feeling overwhelmed? See number 11 to find out…
11. Kylie feels a little overwhelmed.
It’s natural to feel overwhelmed after giving birth, especially for the first time. So understandably Kylie has hired a nurse to help her care for baby Stormi.
A source told People, “She knows she can’t rely on [mom Kris Jenner] every day and hired some help for the baby. Kris is helping out as much as she can, but she also runs a business and has her own life.”
12. Kylie makes time for herself.
Kylie has rarely been seen in public since giving birth, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t take some time for herself. She knows it’s important to still take care of herself because if she doesn’t then how can she truly be her best for baby Stormi?
13. She knows the importance of privacy.
While the Kardashian family may be known for loving the spotlight, Kylie recognized that her baby and her personal life were more important. She shocked everyone when she hid her bump for so long and now she has rarely been seen in public at all.
“I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys. my pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world,” Kylie revealed.
14. She knows the value of happiness.
“Kylie and Travis are not officially living together. They are co-parenting though, and things are going great. They are together and happy. They’re just enjoying their little family. [Travis Scott is] very sweet with his daughter,” a source told People.
Kylie is doing what she needs to do for her and her happiness, and that’s truly the best way to be the healthiest version of herself that she can be. This way, she can be there in return for those closest to her.