Let them eat french fries!
Kourtney Kardashian’s 12-year-old son Mason is hungry for french fries, but he hasn’t been allowed them in a year, the mom of three said in an interview with WSJ Magazine ahead of the launch of her new supplement line Lemme. This might be the 43-year-old’s most extreme parenting revelation yet — weeks after taking flak from parents for letting her 10-year-old daughter Penelope contour her face with makeup.
“I was having my one-on-one time with my son [Mason] and he said, ‘Mom, I need McDonald’s french fries today, please. It’s been a year since I’ve had it.’ I was like, ‘Today’s not the day, sorry,’” she told Derek Blasberg in the interview when asked if she thought her kids are deprived of something by not letting them have it.
The reality star discussed her whirlwind wellness journey, including her forthcoming fall fast that will exclude sex, caffeine and alcohol from her diet, taking 30 supplements a day, her views on eating poop, plus her processed food-filled childhood that inevitably led to Lemme in an interview for WSJ Magazine, which was published on Monday. In it, Kardashian recalled her junk food eating upbringing, snacking on potato chips and Lunchables, hardly a picnic for healthy foods, and, perhaps, a reason why she’s so strict with her own kids.
“It was the ’80s! We had really unhealthy food in our house. Everyone ate chips and Lunchables and the animal cookies that were pink and white with sprinkles,” she said, adding that she relished going to friends’ houses where she’d feast on healthier snacks from an LA health food store.
When asked what the most extreme thing she’s done in the name of wellness, Kardashian recalled a five-day Ayurvedic Panchakarma cleanse, she said — and that she’s gearing up to do it again this fall.
“It’s all these things you can’t do: No sex, no caffeine, no alcohol, no sugar. You’ve gotta eat this really clean, strict diet and you do it for five days,” she said.
And when asked if it was hard to maintain the discipline of not having sex with rock star husband Travis Barker and abstaining from the trinity of food vices, Kardashian made it sound like a breeze.
“Yeah, kind of. But the reward on the other side — when you can’t have something and then you have it, right? It’s like I can’t wait for all the obvious things, but then I also like the simplest things like I can’t wait to have caffeine,” she said, adding a dietary disclaimer along the lines of “What happens in Cabo, stays in Cabo.”
“It’s definitely about moderation and being kind to yourself…. If I’m going to Cabo, I’m definitely drinking margaritas and having chips and guacamole. It’s all about the balance.”
But, most days, you won’t catch the matcha-drinking mama chewing on hardly anything that isn’t organic or sans toxins. This fall, she’s solidifying her salad-filled stance in the wellness market with the launch of Lemme, a line of all-natural edible supplements with ingredients like ashwagandha, organic lion’s mane mushroom, vitamin B12 and matcha, among others. She’s so serious about making wellness sexy that she posed nude in a pool of vitamins.
The process for making the gummies was a bit odd, though. When describing the testing process, Kardashian said: “I would hold the product in my hand, and [my natural doctor] would see how it reacts to my body.”
While the vitamin-rich mission may echo Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop prowess, Kardashian couldn’t be happier to support a fellow wellness boss whom she previously collaborated with on a candle, “This Smells Like My Pooshy,” cheekily named for her website Poosh.
“Kim connected us, and [Gwyneth] texted me and said, ‘I think it would be so empowering for women to show that teaming up together [has more of an impact than] pitting them against each other.’ She felt really strongly about that, and I loved that,” Kardashian told the magazine.
“I just feel like there’s so much room for everyone in that. We should be supporting each other!”
Kardashian also said in the interview she’s taken up to 30 supplements per day, including vitamin D to help regulate calcium and phosphate levels, zinc for immunity and methylfolate for energy and uses them to combat sleepiness, anger and anxiety.
Unlike sister Kim Kardashian, who said she would do practically anything to stay forever young — even eat poop — Kourtney draws the line there.
“I would not do that. That’s where the line is,” she said.