AN EXPERT has revealed why Kim Kardashian’s extreme Met Gala weight loss is both dangerous and a waste of time.
The reality TV star and lawyer revealed she lost 16lbs in three weeks in order to fit into Marilyn Monroe's dress at the iconic event on Monday.
In the evening, the 41-year-old gorged on pizza and doughnuts, telling Instagram fans “I haven’t had carbs or sugar in almost a month… I am so excited”.
Celebrity nutritionist and weight loss specialist Kim Pearson warned against extreme diets that “often results in a subsequent binge”.
She told The Sun: “Going from a restrictive low-carb, low-sugar diet to eating highly processed, deep fried and high sugar foods is really not a good idea.
“We also need to remember that the 16lbs will not all be fat loss.
“A proportion is likely to be water loss which accompanies low carb diets.
“As soon as she eats carbohydrates this water loss will be immediately regained.”
Ms Pearson, who runs a clinic based on Harley Street London, said: “We often see celebrities who need to achieve a certain physique for a film role, photoshoot or event.
“I’m currently working with a well known singer prior to her tour this summer. Often there isn’t a lot of notice so we need to achieve maximum results in a short space of time.
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“One thing I am never prepared to do it compromise health for the sake of weight loss.
“Crash dieting can cause menstrual irregularities, compromise immunity, deplete energy levels and affect digestive function.
“Over time, it can lead to loss of bone density, hair loss and muscle loss. There are many ways in which extreme diet regimes can negatively affect both our physical and mental health.”
In an Instagram story mum-of-four Kim stated “after the Met I am starving” and proceeded to share images of doughnuts and boxes of pizza.
Just hours before, on the red carpet, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum shared the extreme lengths she went to for the sake of the multi-million dollar dress.
Kim told Vogue that at first, the dress didn't fit the her signature curves.
She told the magazine: "I tried it on and it didn't fit me. I said, 'Give me three weeks’.
"I had to lose 16 pounds down today."
Kim went on: "It was such a challenge. It was like a [movie] role. I was determined to fit [into] it. I haven't had carbs or sugar in about three weeks.”
Ms Pearson said she worried about how Kim’s comments will impact young and vulnerable people.
She said: “Diet and weight loss advice from glamorous celebrities can be very alluring, especially to younger people who look up to the likes of the Kardashians.
“Those with eating disorders or susceptible to disordered eating behaviours also have the potential to being negatively impacted.
“It concerns me when influential individuals promote restrictive and extreme regimes with little consideration of the wider consequences.
“It is possible to lose weight consistently and healthily, but overly restrictive crash dieting is never a good idea.”
It comes after Riverdale star Lili Reinhart slammed Kim as “toxic” and “stupid” for her comments.
Taking to her Instagram Stories in a fleet of text-based posts, 25-year-old Lili began: "To walk on the red carpet and do an interview where you say how starving you are…because you haven't eaten carbs in the last month…to fit into a f**king dress?"
She continued: "So wrong. So f**ked on so many levels."
"To openly admit you're starving yourself for the sake of the Met Gala.
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"When you know very well that millions of young men and women are looking up to you and listening to your every word.
"Please stop supporting these stupid, harmful celebrities whose entire image revolves around their bodies."
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