Kim Kardashian showed off her bootylicious curves to celebrate reaching 27 million followers on Instagram. The milestone makes Kim’s Instagram account the most popular in the world, beating out superstars Beyonce and Justin Bieber, who have huge followings of their own.
“27 mil!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I love you all!!!!!” Kardashian wrote Feb. 26 on Instagram, where she posed in a red-and-leopard print thong. While much ado is being made of her seductive photo, the snapshot is tame compared to Kim’s other Instagram pictures.
This isn’t the first time Kardashian has rewarded her followers with a sexy snapshot after clearing an Instagram milestone. In July 2014, Kim posted a series of bikini photos after clearing 16 million followers.
Kardashian, who has recently lamented her weight gain on both Twitter and Instagram, said her weight loss secrets include a low-carb ketogenic-inspired Atkins diet and rigorous workouts that include cardio exercise, strength-training and lots of squats.
Low-carb diets such as the Atkins, ketogenic and Atkins diets promote rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
Kim Does ‘Corset Diet’ or Waist Training for Flat Abs
Kim also credited corset waist training for helping her flatten her belly, Celebrity Health reported. Her sister Kourtney also regularly wears a waist trainer.
While it may sound odd, waist-training or the “Corset Diet,” is a weight loss trend some women use to winnow down their bellies. “This is a remarkable way to train your waist to be smaller,” said plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Sinclair, who claims some of his patients have lost up to six inches.
Kardashian said she wore a tight corset to bed every night to make her waist smaller ahead of her May 2014 wedding to Kanye West. Similarly, actress Jessica Alba credited wearing double corsets around the clock for three months for her dramatic post-baby weight loss.
Former “Dancing With the Stars” host Brooke Burke Charvet said wearing a corset was responsible for her rapid post-baby weight loss after each of her four pregnancies.
But not everyone is sold on the purported weight loss benefits of waist training and say wearing tight corsets for prolonged periods squeezes your waist and internal organs. Still, waist trainers have become extremely popular, especially among young women, and the trend shows no signs of waning.