Experts raise concern over Khloe Kardashian's "Revenge Body"

Khloe Kardashian's "Revenge Body" disapproved by health experts
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Actress Khloe Kardashian arrives at the 2013 Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California March 23, 2013. Reuters/Patrick T. Fallon

Experts have raised concerns over Khloe Kardashian’s new reality show. “Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian,” which is slated to premier in the US on Jan. 12, centres on Kardashian helping others who have suffered difficult phases achieve the level of physical fitness that she has.

However, some health experts think that the intense workouts may feature activities that may result in side-effects. The weight loss, which according to Kardashian’s show helps achieve a “revenge body,” has not sat well with health experts.

According to health expert Rebecca Clyde, of Nourish Nutrition, “the idea to package a 100 percent appearance based program in a pretty & positive bow is horrifying.” She further said in a Facebook post that achieving a “revenge body” to get back at one’s ex-partner is neither empowering nor body positive. “It is the antithesis,” she said.

Ary Nunez, founder of ArysAmerica, emphasised the need to determine the root of one’s weight gain. She said people can gain a lot of weight even after undergoing extensive weight loss programs. Gerard Burley highlighted the risk of sustaining injuries in such television shows. Speaking with FOX News, Burley described them as “TV workouts.”

“If you’re Jane Doe at home, just getting off your couch or up from your desk after several years, you can’t start at a level 10,” he said. “You can get injured. And that can set you back mentally and physically.”

Kardashain’s ex-husband and US basketball star Lamar Odom has also apparently expressed his concerns regarding the reality star’s new television show. Speaking exclusively with Hollywood Life, an insider said, “[Kardashain is] killing herself with all this excess working out, that Lamar barely even recognises her. He’s been checking her out on social media and she’s working out as if she’s training for the Olympics.”

Trainer Lacey Stone, who appears on “Revenge Body,” dismissed the claim that the show centres on losing weight to get back at one’s ex-partners. She said it is a “transformation show.”

“Yes, the title is revenge, but it’s not about that," Stone insisted. "This is a transformation show... and it makes me upset that people who don’t know what the show is about have these opinions."