Ever since Kelly Clarkson first stepped into the spotlight, she has been the subject of unsolicited comments about her size and shape. Too this, too that. The 36-year old singer and judge on The Voice has been very honest how public scrutiny has affected her, causing her to struggle with self-image over the years and even pushing her to have suicidal thoughts after her rise to fame.
So, of course, when she singer recently started stepping out for a number of appearances, people were quick to point out her slimmer figure – and even quicker to speculate what her weight loss was a result of. On Thursday, the singer took to Twitter to shut down reports that say she is shedding pounds by taking “weird pills” or doing “weird fad diets."
“Other fake news that’s going around about me is that I’ve been taking weird pills 4 weight loss or doing weird fad diets,” she wrote. “All of this is not true. I ain’t got time 4 all that. I eat the same stuff I always have. It’s all just made w/different flours/sugars/ingredients.”
Clarkson recently revealed that she has lost 37 pounds, but said it was not from drastic dieting or exercising. In fact, the singer said weight loss was never her motivation. In an interview with Hoda Kotb, the mother/stepmother of four opened up about the lifestyle changes she was forced to make in an effort to combat health issues.
"I had an autoimmune disease and a thyroid problem that started in 2006," she said during an appearance on the Today show. "I know the industry loves the weight gone, but for me, it wasn't really [about] the weight. For me, it was 'I'm not on my medicine anymore.'"
Inspired by the book The Plant Paradox, Clarkson started a plant-based, “clean eating” regimen. Written by cardiologist Steven Gundry, MD, the book focuses on an anti-inflammatory diet and detox, specifically with lectin-free recipes, in order to reverse both autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases.
"I read this book... it worked. My autoimmune disease is gone and I'm 37 pounds lighter in my pleather,” Clarkson is quoted saying.
As for her thoughts on self-image now, Clarkson is done caring what other people think: “If you gauge your life on what other people think, you’re going to be in a constant state of panic trying to please everyone,” she said in an interview with Redbook. “People should just concentrate on their own lives and their own health and their own happiness, and whatever that looks like for you, be happy with it."
Say it louder for the people in the back, please!
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