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Kim Kardashian is crediting the Atkins diet for her ability to lose weight after giving birth.
Kardashian, the 32-year-old "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star who gave birth to rap mogul Kanye West's daughter last June, recently took to Twitter to reveal her dieting secrets.
"I've actually been doing the Atkins diet & luv it (SIC)," Kardashian wrote after one fan wrote, "Need to know @KimKardashian secret on how she's lost so much weight."
According to the Atkins website the weight loss program consists of a "low carb diet program uses a powerful life-time approach to successful weight loss."
The reality television star's trainer Tracy Anderson previously told OK! magazine that Kardashian could not adhere to strict weight loss regulations because of her decision to breastfeed her daughter, North West.
"If you're nursing, this is not the time that you can really diet because you have to keep enough calories so you can have a healthy milk supply," Anderson told OK! "I think that a trend I'm seeing is a lot of women will nurse and diet and they don't realize that it's not okay for the baby because you're not giving the baby breast milk that is full enough."
Another source told OK! about Kardashian's snacking preferences that have helped her lose her pregnancy weight.
"She is snacking twice a day on toasted pita bread with two tablespoons of reduced-fat hummus," the source told OK!. "But on days when she is limiting the complex carbohydrates, then she will swap pita for things like celery, carrots, cucumber, and hummus to dip into the hummus."
Kardashian previously shared her thoughts on motherhood weeks after giving birth to daughter North.
"I'm enjoying this time to fully embrace motherhood and spend time at home with my family. I've been reading all of your messages and want to thank you all for your sweet thoughts and best wishes," Kardashian wrote on her Celeb Buzz blog. "It truly means everything to me. I am so blessed to have the support of my family and fans in this beautiful moment."