Kim Kardashian said she lost six pounds all thanks to the flu.
The 36-year-old reality TV star informed fans on Twitter that she easily shed the weight by getting sick, which she joked was perfect timing for her upcoming appearance at the annual Met Gala in New York City.
“The flu can be an amazing diet,” she tweeted. “So happy it came in time for the Met lol #6lbsdown.”
While Kardashian made light of her illness, some tweeters were angry at the mother of two, stating that her reported weight loss technique is harmful advice to young fans. Kardashian’s tweet has since disappeared after the backlash.
Kardashian previously told E! News that she relied on the Atkins diet to help her slim down from the baby weight she gained while pregnant with son Saint West, her second child with her husband, rapper Kanye West.
“I’m definitely to my goal weight. I’m down more than I expected,” said the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” personality to the celebrity news site. “I think if you just really stay motivated and focused, the Atkins diet was so easy for me because there’s so many sweets and treats that keep you satisfied along the way. I think with the help of all of that it’s been super easy.”