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Experts Blast Kim Kardashian's Claims She Lost 16lb In Three Weeks Calling It 'Impossible'

Experts Blast Kim Kardashian's Claims She Lost 16lb In Three Weeks Calling It 'Impossible'

Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe's iconic 'Happy Birthday JFK' dress for the Met Gala

Kim Kardashian claimed she lost 16lb in just three weeks especially for the Met Gala. And now, experts have said it's an impossible feat.

For this year's Met Gala, which saw the world's celebrities and elite rock up in 'gilded glamour' for an evening of posing and drinks, Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe's infamous 'Happy Birthday JFK' gold dress.

The incredible outfit, which hadn't been worn since Monroe serenaded the president in 1962, required the reality star to lose an eye-watering amount of weight in a short space of time, but some are sceptical over her claims.

Speaking to Vogue, Kardashian said she crash dieted in order to fit into the dress, which she was only allowed to wear for a very small amount of time for the red carpet photos. She completely cut out sugar and carbs, as well as wearing a sauna suit twice a day and running on the treadmill.

She said: "I didn't starve myself, but I was so strict. Just the cleanest veggies and protein."

In just three weeks, she managed to lose 16lb, equating just more than a stone.

But dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine has now criticised Kardashian's claims, telling Insider it wasn't healthy or necessary to lose such a large amount of weight so quickly. She also said carb cutting can result in water weight loss, but not fat loss.

As well as her methods being 'dangerous to vulnerable people', such as those with eating disorders, Ludlam-Raine said: "I would go far as saying it's impossible to lose 16lb of fat in three weeks."

"It's not sustainable to cut out all carbs [and sugar] long term, as they're what our body and brain uses as fuel.

"What we eat should fuel both our body and soul, healthy eating is about balance and sustainability, whilst being happy with what you're eating too."

Ludlam-Raine explained how our bodies retain water weight: for every one gram of carbs, we keep four grams of water. So, when you cut out all your carbs, it's likely you'll drop weight, but it's not fat - it's primarily water.

Her assessment backs earlier the arguments of nutrition coach Dr. Mike Molloy, who advised people against speedy weight loss methods.

He said: "Anything that's super extreme is ultimately designed to fail. Using relatively extreme approaches, you're simply setting yourself up for a rebound in the long-term."

While her lengths to get into the dress have been criticised, Kardashian's look earned praise on the night - but she wasn't allowed to keep the outfit for the whole event.

After taking a few snaps on the red carpet and climbing the stairs, she had to swiftly - and very carefully - return it before changing into a replica.

Kardashian said: "I’m extremely respectful to the dress and what it means to American history. I would never want to sit in it or eat in it or have any risk of any damage to it."

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Topics: Kim Kardashian, Fashion, Celebrity