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The Kim Kardashian West detox cleanse is insanely intense

Maybe don't try this yourself

By Amy Mackelden  May 3rd, 2018

The Kim Kardashian West detox cleanse is aimed at preparing the world’s most watched woman for this year’s Met Gala, which she clearly takes very, very seriously. Writing on her app last week, Kardashian West revealed: Right now, I’m on the third day of my… cleanse! I’m SO excited to do this, you guys, but I definitely need to mentally prepare, lol. I have the Met Gala coming up and I’ve worked so hard working out, but I started eating a lot of sweets and I wanted to just change my food patterns to eat healthier and cut sugar out of my life as much as I can. We always have sweets around and it’s really hard when there are temptations everywhere. Basically, the struggle is real.

According to E! News, the new Kim Kardashian West detox cleanse involves drinking a lot of nutrient-filled shakes. But despite there even being chocolate-flavoured shakes in the selection, this is by no means an easy cleanse: “On days four through six, only shakes and herbal tea are consumed.”

Kim Kardashian West detox cleanse

Kim Kardashian West has made sugar her mortal enemy

If you think you can survive the liquid-only days, then you’ll definitely be deserving of what comes next: ‘Other days allow two to four solid meals, such as spice mustard salmon salad, guacamole with veggie chips, butternut squash with soup and salad and romaine lettuce chicken cups.”

But committing to a cleanse like this isn’t easy, as Kardashian West demonstrated by posting a photo of a box of donuts which she was trying to avoid on her Instagram stories.

This year’s Met Gala theme is titled ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,’ and takes place on May 7.

Yeah, we won’t be signing up for a cleanse like this. We’ll stick to ‘everything in moderation’ instead.

How does the Kim Kardashian West detox cleanse measure up against these celebrity diets?

Katrina Kaif

Not surprisingly, Katrina's sculpted abs stole the spotlight in last year's time travel drama, Baar Baar Dekho. And it's just as well considering the price the gym bunny paid: "I had to give up a lot of nice things in life like water, salt and carbs,” she revealed in an interview at the time of the movie's release.

If you're looking to beat bloating at its own game, but don't have Katrina's magical fountain of dedication, here's how to get there without diet or exercise.

Jacqueline Fernandez

The superfood-happy star recently embarked on a liquid detox for an upcoming beach sequence, and obviously took her Instagram followers on the journey with her. If you're wondering whether you have the stomach to switch to a cold-pressed juice diet, we sent one of our own to try the liquid detox. Here's what she has to report. 


Lily James

Despite having the entire might of Disney's VFX team at hand, Lily James worked on keeping her titular role in Cinderella (2015) as real as possible. Her dedication for fitting into her corsets had her eschewing solid food altogether in favour of a liquid cleanse.  "When [the corset] was on we would be on continuous days so we wouldn't stop for lunch —you'd be sort of eating on the move. In that case, I couldn't untie the corset. So if you ate food it didn't really digest properly and I'd be burping all afternoon in [Richard Madden]'s face, and it was just really sort of unpleasant. I'd have soup so that I could still eat but it wouldn't get stuck," she divulged in an interview. 


Anne Hathaway

Shaving her head was just the beginning of what Anne was willing to do to look the part of Fantine, a prostitute dying of tuberculosis, in Les Miserables. The star reduced her calorie intake to less than 500 per day, consumed it in the form of two squares of dried oatmeal paste. 

“I had to be obsessive about it— the idea was to look near death. Looking back on the whole experience— and I don’t judge it in any way— it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway," she explained.

Natalie Portman

Joining her in the method acting club is Natalie Portman, who inspired the Black Swan diet with her role as a competitive ballerina in the 2010 drama. The then-29-year-old lived on a diet of carrots and almonds and a gruelling regimen of eight-hour rehearsals daily. Worth the Academy Award that she ultimately cruised home with? We'll let you decide.