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Kim Kardashian Covers Shape: Shares Diet and Gunnar Peterson Workout

Kim Kardashian Covers Shape: "I'll Never Be One of Those Skinny Girls"

Most people I know react very strongly — read: absolute adoration or total disgust — to the Kardashians. And even though I sit somewhere in the middle, I was surprised to see Kim on the latest cover of Shape, since I, like most people, am used to seeing her in more celebrity-driven publications or on her hit reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Besides talking to Kim about her love for working out and eating right, the magazine relays Kim's message of embracing your body, regardless of size. There's also a great slideshow of the cardio sculpting workout Kim does with her trainer Gunnar Peterson. And while the reality star comes across as being positive, I wished they would have asked her why she continues to promote QuickTrim diet products with such vigor, and whether or not she thinks it sends a mixed message to her audience.

Find out what Kim said in the interview when you


Here are the highlights:

  • On the dedication it takes to stay fit: "There's nothing easy about being fit and healthy. I'd never say, 'Take this and eat whatever you want or don't work out.' That's not realistic. To look and feel my best, I watch my calories and exercise. And right now, I can honestly say I'm in the best shape of my life!"
  • On having cellulite: "I have cellulite, just like almost every other woman on the planet. And just because I feel secure with my body doesn't mean I think cellulite is cute! It will always be an issue for me. So let's just say it's a work in progress!"
  • On eating healthy: "I finally said enough with the junk food . . . These days I prefer salads with grilled chicken or turkey burgers without the bun."
  • On learning to embrace her curves: "I was only 10 when I started developing breasts . . . I remember crying in the bathtub. I took a washcloth, made it really hot, put it over my chest, and prayed, 'Please don't let them grow any bigger! They're embarrassing me' . . . But I watched my mom, who was always comfortable with herself, and she helped me with my outlook."
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tatsauce tatsauce 7 years
K I'm ready for Shape to start showcasing smaller chested women on the cover.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Regardless of whether or not I like Kim Kardashian, I think it's obnoxious that she is constantly saying that she's never going to be "skinny" and how comfortable she is with her natural curves, but yet she markets and takes QuickTrim to GET skinny. It seems a bit counterintuitive.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Chloe, from what I see, no one is really complaining about this particular post; people are complaining that the Kardashians have been featured time and time again. And yes, I'm aware that a big part of the reason Fit keeps posting on the Kardahians is that these posts get more hits and comments. I mean, duh, any adult with semi-decent reasoning skills would be able to figure that out.
Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
ok, well next time I dislike something I'll be good girl and keep my mouth shut.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Lilkimbo, I understand that, but I think it's ridiculous people are complaining about this particular post because Fit features the covers of both Self and Shape every month, regardless of who is on them. Also, thanks to the people who are complaining, this post has nearly 50 comments and is one of the most "popular" posts currently on FitSugar. Which do you think blogs consider to be more successful: a post with zero comments or a post with 40+ comments? In other words, the people who complain about each Kardashian post are only encouraging more of them.
Asche Asche 7 years
THANK you, lilkimbo! The people who are complaining about our complaints clearly do not read FitSugar, otherwise they would understand our gripes! One post wouldn't bother me, but the fact that Fit has posted SIX articles about these drug pushers since April really angers me.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
The point that a lot of commenters are missing is that the Kardashians are consistently featured on Fit. If it was simply this one feature on Kim, people wouldn't be complaining nearly as much.
entropicxtasis entropicxtasis 7 years
Hey peeps! Click here: Notice anything? Yes, that's right, fitsugar does not pick and choose which Shape covers to, well, cover. Dare I say it is a monthly feature of theirs? Last month, Ellen DeGeneres was on the cover. This month, Kim Kardashian is. Next month, who knows? All we know is that fitsugar will write about it, because THAT IS WHAT BLOGS DO. If you guys don't like KK, I suggest you conduct a letter-writing campaign to Shape Magazine, because if Shape hadn't featured her on their cover, then they would have featured another celebrity, which fitsugar would have written about instead & your day would not be completely and utterly RUINED by a woman on a magazine cover.
Asche Asche 7 years
You raise a valid point, but I think scenario B is more likely: starlet-wannabe seeks notoriety through western society's sick fascination with voyeurism.
missy1632 missy1632 7 years
Asche: Under American law, it is unlawful for a person or company to distribute personal property belonging to someone else without his or her consent. So, how did Vivid Entertainment release the Kardashian sex tape on to the market? WITH HER CONSENT. Thank God for that Law. Sorry I am most def. not knowledgeable about American law at alll. But, it only takes 1 person to post the video online for it to go viral, and once it is out it is out. I don't know for certain what happened, and neither do you. Perhaps it did go online first {by a vicious ex, would I believe has recently spoken out about her being a fame whore (unm, duh!) after divorce papers were released of her claims of violence}, so I wouldn't deny that she would consent to the release of the tapes in order to get some monetary gain out of a bad situation.
Asche Asche 7 years
Ahhh. I vowed to remain silent. But... @missy: Do you honestly think Kim Kardashian had nothing to do with her sex tape release? Under American law, it is unlawful for a person or company to distribute personal property belonging to someone else without his or her consent. So, how did Vivid Entertainment release the Kardashian sex tape on to the market? WITH HER CONSENT.
missy1632 missy1632 7 years
Glad I'm not the only one to use whinge/whinger, Jascha! :) And, VanillaBean... um, the Kardsashians' reality show is a tiny portion of their life- and is edited like no one's business (and don't forget it is only 'ENTERTAINMENT')... There is not a doubt in my mind that Kim would be constantly mindful of her body and what she puts in to it... not to say she would never eat 'junk' but being in the media spotlight it would be constantly on her mind. And, we don't get Carl Jnrs ad's or their products in Australia, but I thought her ad was for a salad, not a burger. I will agree that I don't necessarily find the Kardashians to be fitness 'role models'... but they do clearly look after themselves. Plus I would consider them to be pretty 'normal' in the sense that they all have body hang-ups (cellulite, big bottoms, short-ness, amazon-ness, hehe) and they are great examples of how to work with what you've got. And I find that commendable. Plus, Kim especially, constantly keeps in touch with her 'fans' and though sometimes it is a bit TMI, I quite enjoy it. Total guilty pleasure! And yes she is quite skinny, but she has got curves (though maybe not 'big' ones)... and if she didn't watch what she ate and exercised she would balloon up pretty quick. And it wouldn't take many pounds to show up on her tiny 5 ft nothing frame. Just my little extra 2 cents worth. Oh and about them being famous for being famous and how does a sex tape + reality show= hardworking? She took a mistake (a private one at that) that she made and made it into something. She was actually hardworking before her sex tape came out anyway (stylist and eBay extraordinaire) and I find that to be inspiring... yes, they will take any opportunity and try and make a buck- but why wouldn't you??! They don't know how long this wave will last... and if I were them I'd be making all the money I could. Ciao! :)
becky0125 becky0125 7 years
Clearly I'm alone in my principles, but I love the Kardashian family. I think they're hilarious. I wish my family had that much fun!
vanillabean vanillabean 7 years
I agree with all the she's not credible statements. If you have ever seen the show, she eats whatever she pleases (on the show) and never exercises (on the show) and that's fine -- but she should stop with the miss health concious baloney. When she released an exercise video awhile back, I thought that was hilarious. And now recently with the diet pills--Pahlease! She obviously will promote whatever product will pay her fees. Did we mention the Carls Jr. commercials, chomping on a big old burger? Yeah, she's very health conscious!
Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
I'm sick of the Kardashians too and tired of Kim trying to straddle both lines. Obviously she's thin enough to be on the cover of a magazine in a bikini yet she's trying to act like she's some sort of "big curvy" girl. Enough with all of them. I don't care if I'm a "whinger," call me when they actually accomplish something.
jacha jacha 7 years
ThePanMan, haha love it!
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
And to finish my last comment, I appreciate that FitSugar has a blog post each month containing the highlights of the new Shape issue, even if the featured celebrity happens to be an individual I don't care for.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
The only thing more annoying than the Kardashians are the people who incessantly whine about having to read posts about the Kardashians. Every single month, FitSugar has a blog post about the current Shape cover model - it just happens that this month's cover celebrity is Kim Kardashian. Do you really think that the OnSugar network is responsible for getting her on the cover of Shape? Or any other magazine? Seriously, quit complaining.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I fail to see how sex tape + reality tv = hardworking.
I LOVE the Kardashians! Maybe not in a "I'm your biggest fan" type of way, but nonetheless I really like them! Kim's a self-marketing genius.. Bruce Jenner is a great and very accomplished person.. They're mom seems really down to earth on their show.. Khloe and Kourtney are both beautiful and funny..... NOT TO MENTION: they are all very hardworking individuals.. I never knew they had so many anti-fans! LOL. Quit hating!!!
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
Haha! Love it sourcherry. I agree with the majority of the people, enough is enough of them! They are famous for being famous, what kind of talent do they actually have?
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
I agree, lilkimbo. There has to be some sort of gain. I mean the Kardashians are featured almost as much as Twilight and we all know those posts are so numerous because sugar is getting paid.
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