"When me and Lamar were having issues, I decided to channel my energy into working out...if I went out with my girlfriends I would be hounded by paparazzi and made to feel more humiliated," she tells Cosmo Body in a new interview. "The gym was my only refuge. I could put music on and dance around with my girlfriends and be silly."
Khloe filed for divorce from Lamar in December 2013, after marrying him in 2009 just a month after meeting. But more than a year later, the two are still married and their case might be dismissed if the couple doesn't take action soon.
Maybe that's why Khloe's been hitting the gym and flaunting that bod more than ever?
Still, she shares that with or without the extra weight, she can't please everyone.
"Now on my Instagram page people comment saying, 'I liked you better when you were bigger,' and I think, 'Thank God I don't live my life for other people because I'd be in a constant tug of war,'" she muses.
Khloe also stresses that she lost the weight the good old-fashioned way -- no surgery needed.
"I'm not against plastic surgery -- if you want to do a tweak, I'm all for it, but you have to love yourself first because no surgery is going to change your heart," she says. "It would have been such an easy solution to get liposuction or whatever, but you have to be healthy to maintain that. I've always felt like 'Wouldn't it be great to accomplish that on your own?'"