<p><span></span>To get her body back into bikini shape after giving birth to son, Mason, <strong>Kourtney Kardashian</strong> developed a system that works for her body and busy life! In an exclusive interview with <em>Life & Style</em>, the new mom shares her ten simple secrets for getting beach-ready:<br />
"I used to always get a chai latte from Starbucks, but I just switched to one espresso shot," Kourtney tells Life & Style. Simply swapping 16 ounces of latte for an espresso saves 235 calories! "I'm allowing myself one serving of caffeine while breastfeeding [baby Mason], and the latte was really all sugar and milk," says Kourt, who also cuts out other unnecessary calories, like those from juice and dehydrated fruits. "I was eating a lot of dried fruit, and I didn't realize how much sugar that added. And now I'll eat raw almonds instead of salted ones."
KNOW WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOUR BODY:
Kourtney likes the few extra pounds she gained in her bottom while pregnant -- so she's found exercises that will help her keep her booty, but tone and lift it. "I want to try to do squats -- stuff that will keep the booty up there," she says about the classic power move that helps lift, tone and define the legs, quads, hamstrings and glutes.
FIND A SPORT YOU LOVE -- AND RUN WITH IT:
"I'm big on running -- just putting on my iPod Shuffle and going for a run by my house," says Kourtney, who also uses the treadmill or elliptical at her mom's house. Nutritionist Oz Garcia says choosing an enjoyable activity is half the battle. "You'll be having fun and losing weight at the same time."
KEEP YOUR MENU FRESH:
"Frozen yogurt tastes so chemically to me because I've been eating salads and salmon and chicken," Kourtney tells Life & Style. "Fresh food is so much better." Garcia agrees: "By simply cutting out processed foods, products with high sugar and the bread basket, you'll shed pounds more efficiently."
For all of Kourtney's bikini-body secrets, pick up the latest issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!
Photo Credit: David Yellen
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