From sauna suits to eliminating carbs and sugars from her diet,
Kim Kardashian took drastic measures to achieve a dramatically slimmed down frame that was impossible to ignore in 2022.
What started as an extreme diet to fit into
Marilyn Monroe’s historic dress for the Met Gala continued past the fashion extravaganza – and has spawned wild fan theories on how she dropped a total of 21 pounds this past year.
As many prepare to kickstart the New Year with a new diet, DailyMail.com is taking a look back at how exactly Kim became the ultimate ‘shapeshifter’ of 2022.
Slim Kim: From sauna suits to eliminating carbs and sugars from her diet, Kim Kardashian took drastic measures to achieve a dramatically slimmed down frame that was impossible to ignore in 2022 Kim’s weight loss journey began in order to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s historic dress for the Met Gala. In order to do so, Kim revealed she wore a sauna suit twice a day, ran on the treadmill, eliminated all sugar and carbs from her diet, and consume ‘clean’ vegetables and protein. Unsurprisingly, the Hulu star came under an immense amount of criticism for the diet, with many branding it ‘unhealthy’ – including actress Lily Reinhart, who said Kim’s ‘ignorance is other-worldly and disgusting’.
The dress that started it all! Kim dropped 16 pounds in just three weeks in order to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s historic dress for the 2022 Met GalaHowever, the star’s personal trainer, Don ‘DB’ Brooks, hit back at trolls and explained that it ‘wasn’t like starving yourself’, noting that she ‘put the work in’. ‘So I mean I was there through the process, so it wasn’t like a starving yourself type of thing. I mean she went on a real balanced diet and at times, you know, she wouldn’t eat as much. But then the second thing was she was in the gym and put the work in.’ In June, Kim hit back at the criticism and insisted she ‘didn’t do anything unhealthy’ as she compared her diet to Christian Bale’s transformation for The Machinist. Chatting to The New York Times, Kim shared that she lost the weight through diet, a sauna suit and running twice a day and explained: ‘I didn’t do anything unhealthy’.
Before: Kim pictured strolling on the beach in Miami back in 2009 Christian Bale famously lost almost five stone for his role in movie The Machinist, with Kim revealing she doesn’t see a difference with her own transformation. ‘OK, Christian Bale can do it for a movie role and that is acceptable,’ she quipped. Referencing Renée Zellweger’s weight gain to play her eponymous role in the Bridget Jones’ Diary movie, Kim continued: ‘Even Renée Zellweger gained weight for a role. It’s all the same to me. I wasn’t saying, “Hey everyone, why don’t you go lose this weight in a short period of time?”‘ Showing just how much fitting into the dress meant to her, when asked what would have happened if she hadn’t reached her weight goal, she replied: ‘I just simply couldn’t have gone, which wouldn’t have mattered, It was just important to me to reach that goal.’
Slimmed down: Kim continued displaying her slimmed down physique this past year The Marilyn dress was bought at auction by Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum chain, with no adjustments allowed to be made to the original gown. The rapid weight loss spawned wild theories that Kim had actually undergone surgery to lose weight. The Instagram account Surgeon Made Curves postulated Kim and her sister Khloe Kardashian had received an endoscopic sleeve, writing back in June: ‘I’m getting vibes that her and Khloe did the endoscopic sleeve but not sure… for those wondering… they cut your stomach like a mini sleeve but they go via your mouth/throat. Google it for more images.’
Kim has only ever credited good old fashioned diet and exercise – if extreme – for the weight loss. In addition to working out, Kim also credited a laser procedure for helping to ‘tighten’ her stomach. She shared a shot of the procedure to her account back in August, calling it a ‘game changer’ though admitting it was ‘painful.”This is a game changer!!! I did Morpheus laser to tighten my stomach at @DrGhavami’s spa,’ she wrote, adding, ‘I think this is my fave laser but it’s painful lol but worth it!’ Kim previously boasted about her shapeshifting powers on the new Hulu series The Kardashians, where she recounted being able to fit into just about anything as she prepared to try on a replica of the Marilyn dress. ‘The width of my shoulders and my body makes me like a shapeshifter. I can squeeze into anything. But no one trusted us for years, they would never send samples. ‘And then once I would get to Paris and try on the samples, they would be like, “Oh wait she actually fits in our stuff.” So I don’t know how to convince the guy that owns the original Marilyn dress that I’m a shapeshifter.’