Exclusive: Why Khloé Kardashian Didn’t Want to Believe That Cutting Dairy Helped Her Lose Weight

01/14/2016 at 02:05 PM ET

Khloé Kardashian
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When Khloé Kardashian committed to getting in shape, ditching her favorite sweet treats like cookies and candy wasn’t the toughest part.

Her real weakness? Cheese.

So while it was exciting to see the pounds melt away just from cutting out her precious dairy, Kardashian was sad to say goodbye.

“When I lost 11 lbs. in one month, I didn’t want it to be true, because cheese was my vice!” she exclusively tells PEOPLE.

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But it was hard for Kardashian to deny the facts.

“My skin also got clearer, I had more energy, and I wasn’t congested,” she says.

So she’s keeping on her dairy-free plan, forgoing her old nachos habit and sticking to cleaner meals like dinners of chicken with vegetables and rice or sweet potatoes.

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“If I have a taste now, it’s crazy how quickly I feel like it does upset my stomach and I feel more sluggish,” Kardashian says.

Now about 40 lbs. lighter, she does go for the occasional cheesy treat when she’s in need of a fix. Kardashian says she isn’t immune to the siren call of a hot piece of pizza, but she sticks to a single slice.

“It’s about understanding limitations.”

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Tina on

Can we give it a rest with talking about her weight loss. Good for her. But she didn’t discover a cure for cancer. Can we move on now.

Susan on

She’s so inspirational! I never knew that was how you lose weight! She should write a diet book and make a chagillion dollars because she is so amazeballs!

cammom on

It’s called liposuction not cutting out dairy so please stop lying to everyone

Anonymous on

Tina, I bet you were one of those constantly belittling Khloe for “being the fat one”, so why shouldn’t she talk about what helped her lose the weight. Personally, I can’t lose weight without having dairy, but it sounds as if she might be lactose intolerant, so the opposite may be true for her. She looks great, and it might be nice to acknowledge the fact that losing weight is hard for some people and learning what works for someone else might help a reader. Why, oh why are some of you posters unable to get through 15 minutes without being hateful online?? Don’t care? Don’t click!

Gurlfriend on

@Anonymous-You do realize this is social media where people are entitled to opinions good bad or ugly Vann TMZ I agree with you I don’t think she experienced racism in Dallas and didn’t exploit it on show. I think they didn’t like her and in LA they control media!! Dallas wasn’t impressed with the untalented rich bl@@@ men exploiting fam!!

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OVER THIS STORY

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Swine Before Pearls. California needs to step up their trash pickup program.

Tammy on

Like most people, I’m over the Kardashians but I did have to read this article. I’ve been contemplating cutting dairy out of my diet and this makes me think about it even more. I’ll miss my non-fat latte the most but I’m sure I can get over it.

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