‘Athlete category’: Kim reveals her body fat percentage

‘Athlete category’: Kim reveals her body fat percentage

Reality star, billionaire businesswoman, lawyer and now “athlete”.

Kim Kardashian, 41, has revealed her overall body fat percentage – or lack thereof – telling fans she falls into the esteemed “athlete category.”

The mother-of-four shared on Instagram she underwent body composition testing with US company BodySpec, with her results showing she has a total body fat of just 18.8 per cent.

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, what is considered a “healthy body fat” depends on your age. In Kardashian’s case, women aged 40 to 59 should fall between “23 per cent to 33 per cent” of overall body fat to be considered healthy.

Meanwhile, the athlete category falls anywhere between 14 and 20 per cent.

Elsewhere in the results, Kardashian further claimed her bones were stronger than “93-97 per cent” of people.

Kardashian, who initially made a name for herself thanks to her voluptuous figure, has significantly trimmed down in recent years after switching to a plant-based diet.

But her oft-extreme methods to achieve her figure have courted controversy at times, more recently when she revealed her rapid weight loss to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s original gown for the Met Gala in May.

She said on the red carpet she lost 7kg in just three weeks to fit into the iconic Jean Louis gown Monroe wore to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to President John F. Kennedy in 1962.

In an interview with Allure in July, the SKIMS founder defended the move, likening herself to an actor preparing for a role.

“If I was starving and doing it really unhealthy, I would say that, of course, that’s not a good message,” she began. “But I had a nutritionist, I had a trainer. I have never drunk more water in my life. I don’t see the criticism for other people when they lost weight for roles — they are [considered] geniuses for their craft.”

Kardashian went on to admit she cares about how she looks “more than 90 per cent of the people on this planet,” adding that she has learnt to be more carefree in recent times — but still “hates” one aspect of her body.

“I’m at peace with not being perfect and I wasn’t like that before, I hate my hands — they’re wrinkly and gross,” she said.

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