And an R.D. weighs in on why it's not ideal

By Lauren Mazzo
Updated: August 23, 2016

The latest Internet-breaking content from the Kardashians has surfaced, thanks to Kourtney Kardashian's post on her website about what she eats pre- and post-workout.

Kourtney detailed her fave snacks in the post: In the a.m., before eating or drinking anything else, she downs some ghee, AKA clarified butter. (Yep, totally serious. Get more info about her ghee obsession here.)

She waits about 20 minutes before eating or drinkng anything else, then usually has avocado pudding for breakfast, which she says she's been into lately. "I have it every morning. It's great source of protein before a workout. Recently, I've been thinking about adding other healthy stuff to it, like bee pollen, rose water and chia seeds," she wrote. Her avocado pudding recipe: Simply blend a whole avocado, one cup coconut milk, and two tablespoons of honey, according to TODAY. (BTW, here's our recipe for avocado pudding, so you can try it for yourself.)

Both during and post-workout, KK says she drinks tons of water (yasssss, hydration!). When she's done, she drinks a probiotic shot, and admits, "I need to start including more protein after my workout, but I'll sometimes have hard-boiled eggs or my signature salad for lunch."

While you may be eager to copy Kardashian style or give one of their workout moves a try, you should hesitate before adopting Kourt's diet habits. While she's on-point with hydration and the importance of eating both before and after a workout, her mix of foods isn't ideal, says Carissa Bealert, R.D., and co-owner of Evolution Fitness Orlando. Her morning routine is virtually devoid of carbs, and while eating too many carbs can make you gain weight, you don't need to cut out all of them. "The glucose from carbohydrates can help fuel your brain and your muscles for a workout. If you are very carb-weary, the time to not cut carbs is breakfast and post-workout," says Bealert.

And between the ghee and avocado pudding, KK is loading up on fat. When she says her breakfast of avocado pudding is a great source of protein she's, well, wrong. "Avocado alone isn't a huge source of protein," says Bealert. "For example, one cup of avocado has 322 calories, 29 grams of fat, and just 3 grams of protein. The fat from the ghee and the fat from the avocado is starting her day with a lot of fat. Even the good fat from avocado is calorie-dense." (P.S. Here are other good-fat foods that are great to have in your diet.)

A better option: "I'd love to see her eat something with more volume and protein and carbohydrates," Bealert says. "Her whole diet is heavy on the fat and not as well-balanced as I'd like to see. Focus on pre- and post-workout snacks that balance protein, carbohydrates, and fat in the proper portion." She suggests a post-workout smoothie with cottage cheese, berries, half a banana, some type of milk, and a handful of fresh spinach for a great on-the-go option. (Here are some more smoothie ideas to chug post-workout.)

So if you're out to get Kourtney's rockin' body, copying her pre-and post-workout food choices may not be the best bet. You know what is foolproof? A good ol' sweat session, a lá KK herself.



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