‘The dress was transported by guards and I had to wear gloves to try it on,’ she said.
‘I always thought she was extremely curvy. I imagined I might be smaller in some places where she was bigger and bigger in places where she was smaller.
‘So when it didn’t fit me I wanted to cry because it can’t be altered at all.’
Yes, due to the dress’s historical significance, Kim wasn’t allowed to alter it at all to get it to fit her, so she decided to go above and very far beyond to make it work in time for the Met Gala, which was then only a few months away.
At the event, Kim said on the red carpet that she told the dress handlers: ‘”Give me, like, three weeks”.
‘And I had to lose 16lbs down today to be able to fit this.’
Instinctively, it seems a bit alarming for someone to lose that much weight in such a short period of time.
Kim told Vogue: ‘It was this or nothing.
‘I would wear a sauna suit twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely cut out all sugar and all carbs, and just eat the cleanest veggies and protein.
‘I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict.’
In the end, she only wore the dress for mere minutes before changing into a replica.
According to Origym personal trainers, we’re correct to be alarmed.
Luke Hughes, a level four personal trainer, said: ‘Severely restricting calories for a long period of time can lead to nutrient deficiencies.
‘This can result in a range of problems, including brittle hair and nails, extreme fatigue, weakened bones, hair loss, and osteoporosis.
‘Rapidly losing weight too quickly can put considerable stress on the body.
‘Developing an obsession with weight can have a negative effect on your mental health and may result in more dangerous mental conditions such as eating disorders and body dysmorphia.
‘It’s always better to lose weight or build muscle over a long period of time, by eating healthily and having plenty of rest in between workouts.’
He added: ‘Rapid weight loss and severe calorie restriction can result in digestive problems like constipation and low immunity to illnesses.
‘Women who severely limit their calories may find they stop having periods, which can lead to fertility issues if this is continued for a long amount of time.’
If you’re going to try and lose weight, it’s vital to do so at a safe pace.
Luke recommends: ‘Losing one-two pounds per week is considered a healthy and safe rate to lose weight. Any more than this in the same amount of time may be considered too fast.
‘Fast weight loss can put you at risk of health problems, including muscle loss, nutritional deficiencies, gallstones, and a drop in metabolism.
‘Other health-related issues include shedding more hair than usual, feeling cold and irritable, having reduced energy levels, and, again, people may find they stop having periods.
‘This often occurs when people exercise too much or attempt “crash” or low-calorie diets.
‘If you lose weight too quickly, it’s also unlikely you will keep it off permanently.’
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