We all know Kim Kardashian: Reality TV star, social media influencer, haver of amazing bod.
And thanks to Keeping Up With The Kardashians, we also now know the woman in charge of sculpting her perfectly toned curves: fitness coach Melissa Alcantara.
She also appears frequently on Kim's Snapchats.
According to a season 14 episode, Kim found Melissa on Instagram, while ogling her before-and-after posts.
“I was looking on Instagram and this bodybuilder popped up on my page and she had gained 70 pounds in her pregnancy,” she says in KUWTK. “Her kid's like six now. And [the mom] is ripped.”
The best part about Kim’s Instagram discovery? If you also want to get ripped, it means you need look no further for workout tips than Melissa’s Instagram account. 💪
To get sculpted, Melissa approaches her training with a nutrition-first mindset, stressing a balanced diet including “good carbs“, limited alcohol consumption, and a gallon of water a day.
“Truth be told it's almost all about nutrition,” Melissa says in one post.
On an episode of The View, Kim outlined how she changed her diet thanks to Melissa — saying that while in the past, she ate less in general and “absolutely no carbs,” Melissa helped her “add healthy carbs and vegetables” back into her food rotation.
Melissa encourages a heavy dose of strength training, including leg days that involve deadlifts, calf raises, and squats.
As well as ab workouts like weighted rope crunches and candlesticks that go beyond simple sit-ups.
And of course, glutes and hamstring exercises.
Melissa’s fitness journey started after she gave birth to her daughter seven years ago.
According to several Instagram posts that chronicle her transformation, Melissa was frustrated with her attempts at losing weight, post-baby. After trying several dieting programs, she landed on Insanity, which ultimately resulted in her losing 40 lbs, and “the beginning of love for [her]self.”
These days, Melissa says she “rarely eats processed foods, dairy, butter, or fried foods.” Though, she does treat herself to the occasional burger or cocktail.
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