Khloé Kardashian Addresses Rumors About Using Diabetes Medication For Weight Loss
Khloé Kardashian is proud of how she lost weight, and she will fight hard to defend how she did it.
The Good American designer, who is 38 years old, showed off her abs in Instagram photos from her Sorbet magazine cover shoot on Tuesday, January 3. Kardashian wrote in her caption that she was surprised that she liked the clip-in bangs in the photos. She was quickly criticized for how thin she looked.
“It’s disturbing that she uses [diabetes] medicine to get this skinny,” said a social media user on Tuesday, claiming that Kardashian uses semaglutide (which is found in medicines like Ozempic and Wegovy) to get her slim body. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the medications are used to help adults who are obese or overweight and have a condition related to their weight, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, keep their weight down over time.
The star of “The Kardashians” quickly answered the accusation. “Let’s not discredit my years of working out. I get up five days a week at 6 am to train. Please stop with your assumptions,” she wrote. “I guess new year still means mean people.”
Kardashian has been honest about her fitness journey for a long time. She even led the short-lived reality TV show Revenge Body to help other people lose weight.
“It’s not the workout itself that matters, but how hard it is. Trainer Gunnar Peterson told Us Weekly in October 2022 that the Strong Looks Better Naked author and her sister Kim Kardashian both go all out and give their workouts everything they have. “This is why the family is doing well… People don’t realize how hard they work, and if they put that work ethic into anything, they’ll be successful.
Peterson used to train Khloé and the 42-year-old Skims mogul, and he spoke even more highly of the mother of two’s dedication to working out. “Khloé’s a worker. Because of how she works out, she could get to any weight she wanted,” the fitness guru said at the time. “The only thing that stays the same is that Khloe always shows up, and the floor is always intense. That’s the way things are.”
Khloé has a 4-year-old daughter named True and a 5-month-old son with her ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson. Khloé often posts about her workouts and progress on social media.
“Back by popular demand! Warm up of your choice. I chose the stairs. Don’t forget to stretch before and after your workout,” she wrote on Instagram in August 2021 before sharing her entire fitness routine. “We did three sets of circuits today. We went around each course four times.”
The former owner of DASH could do weighted squats, deadlifts, kneeling lat pull-downs, seated shoulder presses, jumping rope, hanging abs, weighted burpees, and kettlebell tricep push.
Khloé has been open about how hard she works to get the body she wants, but she has also been criticized for looking very different than she did when she was in her early 20s. “Oh, it was the bangs that made your face look so different in these pictures,” someone said about her Tuesday photo.
“I talk openly about my nose job, and anyone who “looks up” to me must know that I’ve lost more than 60 pounds over the years,” the reality TV star said. “So far, the only thing that has changed is my bangs. I didn’t know that I had to keep a list. I hope the first week of the new year goes well for you. Thanks for making mine so happy.”
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