By Char Adams, People
April 19, 2017
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is ready for the  — all thanks to the flu.

The 36-year-old reality star took to on Tuesday, joking that she recently lost a few pounds as a result of the virus.

“The flu can be an amazing diet,” Kardashian West wrote. “So happy it came in time for the Met lol #6lbsdown.”

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The tweet left some social media users scratching their heads, with one , “THIS IS NOT A THING.”

Another Twitter user : “Girl I love you and all but what.”

Kardashian West doesn’t always rely on such peculiar diets, though. The in October that she had lost nearly 70 pounds after welcoming her  almost a year earlier.

“I think dieting is so important to weight loss, whereas, I didn’t really ever think that before,” she said then. “I thought, ‘Oh, I can work out, I can just eat whatever I want.’ But you have to work out all the time.”

The star worked hard to reach her weight goal, 120, and hasn’t been shy about showing off her body.

Kardashian West recently posed topless alongside her 19-year-old sister  in a video for the teen’s latest .