Khloe Kardashian’s 7 tips to a ‘Revenge Body’

Is revenge a sustainable way to achieve fitness?

Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian, Kardashian’s new reality show that airs the first of its eight hour-long episodes tonight (E!, 8 ET/PT), starts there. It follows people who – with the help of Kardashian’s pep talks and 12 weeks of work with her fitness team – lose weight, gain muscle and reinvent themselves.

But Kardashian, 32, says it’s not just about working out and eating right just to get back at someone. “For me, how I would define a ‘revenge body’ is how you feel your sexiest and happiest within yourself,” she says.

Kardashian’s own transformation happened when she was dealing with a tumultuous divorce from Lamar Odom. “I turned to working out, because I needed clarity in my brain and I didn’t know what else to do but go to the gym,” she said. “And, as a byproduct, I started losing weight.”

Khloe Kardashian helps people transform themselvesBut focusing on health did become a form of retaliation – even if that wasn’t the initial goal.

“For me, my revenge is for everybody who called me fat and ugly … every piece of (crap) that comes our way in my family, and how we handle them. It shows how strong I am mentally.” Contrast that, she says, back to when Kardashian’s dad Robert Kardashian died in 2003, and “I turned to alcohol and I was a hot, crazy mess.”

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