Kim K. Lost 16 Lbs. In 3 Weeks To Fit Into Her Met Gala Dress. Why Are We Even Surprised?

Kim Kardashian turned a lot of heads at the 2022 Met Gala. Of course, that was kind of the point. The star wore Marilyn Monroe's iconic "Mr. President" dress, and she certainly looked the part.
But what Kim said about preparing to fit into the dress is now turning heads again, and not in a good way.

Kim revealed in an interview with Vogue that the dress didn't fit her at all at first. She was so determined to make red carpet magic happen that she went on an extreme diet and lost 16 pounds in just three weeks. Good ... job? Eh. Maybe not.

Comments like these really make people who don't think it's a good idea to promote extreme dieting cringe. But that's not really a first for Kim, or any of the Kardashians. They've long been criticized for promoting unhealthy weight loss products, chemicals, and contraptions.

It's clear that while Kim is concerned with being good at a lot of things — like business, entreprenuership, and motherhood — being an advocate for body positivity and healthy fitness goals (at least) is not exactly one of them. That much can be gathered by how little she held back about what exactly she had to go through in order to get ready for the gala.

Kim was on a mission. “I looked at [staff from Ripley's Believe It or Not, which owns the dress], and I said, give me three weeks,” she told Vogue correspondent La La Anthony while on the red carpet. “And I had to lose 16 pounds down today to be able to fit this. It was such a challenge. It was like a role. I was determined to fit it.”

It definitely wasn't easy. Kim says she didn't starve herself, but most people would call what she did pretty extreme. “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,” she told Vogue.

Any health professional would say that losing weight so quickly is a terrible idea. But people in the public eye often adhere to different beauty standards, so the lengths they go to achieve their goals are often quite different, too.

Still, young people are listening to Kim's comments about how she managed to fit into a dress. While losing 16 pounds in three weeks isn't healthy in any sense, that doesn't mean someone struggling with their own body image won't try to replicate it.

No matter how good Kim looked, there are still more important things than galas, pounds, and dresses. Either way, this is not body positivity, and it's not #goals. Or, at least, it shouldn't be.

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