Is Rob Kardashian’s Engagement Diet Really Healthy? An Expert Weighs in on Blac Chyna’s Health Plan

04/08/2016 at 03:41 PM ET

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Getting married isn’t the only life changing decision Rob Kardashian is committing to – with the help of his fiancée Blac Chyna, he is also adopting a healthier lifestyle. But how healthy is the model’s menu? We asked dietitian Keri Glassman of to weigh in — and while he’s on the right track, the overall results are mixed.

On Wednesday, Blac Chyna, 27, announced on Snapchat that she has taken the initiative to help her man lose weight by training him every day for the next five weeks. The formerly reclusive reality star – who had been diagnosed with diabetes and gained 100 lbs. – now weighs 248 lbs., according to the video.

Kardashian, 29, has been posting his recent meals on Instagram. Three of his recently posted dishes – roasted chicken, sauteed asparagus with oil, seasoning and steamed baby carrots; lamb chops with roasted, seasonal broccoli; and a breakfast of bacon, wheat toast and eggs – clock in at 680, 503 and 432 calories respectively, according to Glassman.

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Earlier this week, Kardashian also posted a green-colored drink with uncertain contents.

Glassman’s take? Try lemon water. “I am a fan of lemon water,” she says. “Lemon water in the morning can help jumpstart the digestive system and is very cleansing,” she says. “Doing something good for your body first thing in the morning also makes you more likely to make healthier choices throughout the day. Staying hydrated is key to weight loss as well.”

But Kardashian gets points for opting for a post-engagement meal of homemade grilled hamburgers instead of the In-n-Out burgers he favored.

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“Grilling a burger yourself is much better than your average fast food burger because you can control things like quality of meat, which is key, seasonings, quality of bun and toppings,” says Glassman. “The key is also to marinate meat. The antioxidants in the marinade can help reduce the cancer-causing chemicals that are formed when grilling.”

“Overall, grilling on your own versus fast food? No contest! Grilling at home is best,” says the dietitian, who notes that one fast food cheeseburger contains 479 calories and 27 grams of fat.

But if Kardashian does get a fast food craving (because, let’s admit, we all do), Glassman suggests skipping the fatty fries and cheese and out for a protein-style (no bun) burger, which contains about 13 grams of protein.

All and all, keep up the good work, Rob!

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nope on

Hey, anything is almost better than what he was doing. Kudos to them both.

kiki on

Honestly any articles that People has regarding nutrition/health/weight loss come across as completely ridiculous. This ‘nutritionist’ is going to give ‘mixed reviews’ to roasted chicken, asparagus and carrots? Really? Everything listed, including the green drink, is quite healthy and full of protein, fiber and healthier fats. There is nothing wrong with that. Lemon water is great, but it’s probably not going to be enough for a 250-lb dude who obviously has had eating issues. Yeah, that’s not gonna cut it. Yeesh.

Amy on

*all in all. Please hire a copyeditor!!!!

Bell Pepper! on

Instead of French toast for breakfast, why not eat a bell pepper? When you crave something sugary, eat a bell pepper.
Want a beer? Bell pepper! It’s tangy like a pepper, but crunchy like a bell! Bell pepper!

Edie on

I am with Amy — it is NOT “all and all;” it is “all in all.”

Rosalyn Ivey on

Well, I see it must be a slow news day for Kardashian related posts. Since, they all scurried away for a surprise vacation. But, what a stupid, useless article. Firstly, he’s eating to lose weight to either reverse or improve his Diabetes 2 diagnosis and overall, long term prognosis.

Every one has their own opinion, obviously. But anyone is going to lose weight with extreme caloric restriction. Personally, I feel like his hunger would have been better satiated, if he opted instead for the chicken, a sweet potato and a kale salad.

If you satisfy your hunger with whole grains and healthy proteins, than you’re less likely to crave things like sugary desserts, bread and ‘In-N- Out’ Burgers. {All things that they have posted as occassional indulgences).

Rosalyn Ivey on

I meant ‘occasional’ there isn’t an edit option for my spelling error (occassional).

luca on

Looks like a pretty healthy meal to me. Losing weight is a process and a lot has to do with eating habits. I hope he has success in his weight loss journey. It’s not a race. Hopefully he paces himself and is able to be successful in his journey.

jj on

Blac Chyna looks like she never missed a meal. Asparagus “sauteed” in oil – not healthy. A WHOLE chicken? One serving is 4oz. It lists bacon, eggs and wheat toast for breakfast, but doesn’t say how much of each. I’m sure this is healthier than how he was eating before, but he should hire a chef that specializes in diabetic menus.

Kathy on

I’m happy that Rob is taking control of his diet, maybe his girlfriend should do the same. She’s a healthy one isn’t she.

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Trumploaf on

Chicken skin….

from his skank girl with fat chicken legs!

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She is such a fake, just say goodbye ya’ll and go away already!

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