Someone Called Kelly Clarkson Fat and She Had the Best Response Ever

Kelly Clarkson just taught us all a lesson on how to respond to a body-shamer. Yesterday, when she tweeted in celebration of the Fourth of July, a troll replied with “You’re fat.” Instead of ignoring or scolding the troll (both valid options), Kelly fired back with: “…and still fucking awesome.” (Here’s another great response.)

This isn’t your average self-defense tweet, though. Kelly managed to convey an important message in just four words: your weight doesn’t define you. Even if the singer did put on a few pounds, it doesn’t make her any less accomplished, talented, or, well, “fucking awesome.” People throw around the word “fat” to diminish women, and Kelly simply wasn’t having it.

Kelly has had a long and successful career since becoming the OG American Idol in 2002. She’s won three Grammys and released a slew of catchy chart-toppers. And yet she’s gotten almost as much attention for her body as for her accomplishments. (Sadly, she’s not alone: Here are 20 more celebrities who receive criticism for their curves.)

The road to a fat-shaming-free world is a long one, but for now, we’re all about Kelly’s classy clap back.

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The Real Reason Kelly Clarkson Is Losing Weight

Kelly Clarkson keeps it incredibly real. That’s why fans love her. From telling us why she doesn’t want people kissing her on the cheek to letting her kids know there is no Easter bunny, The Kelly Clarkson Show star has our lifelong respect.

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Judging by her increasingly slimmer figure, the winner of the first season of American Idol has been losing weight. Of course, everyone has their reasons for losing weight, whether it’s to look better in their jeans, at the beach, or to just feel better about themselves. Find out what it’s all been about for The Voice coach to drop the pounds.

Clarkson is all about body positivity

Kelly Clarkson doesn’t want to lose weight just to look good. She wants to inspire others to feel positively about their bodies and themselves. She spoke with Redbook in 2017 at a time when she wasn’t yet ready to lose weight.

“…No one actually cares about your health. They just care about aesthetics. It’s when I’m fat that I’m happy. People think, Oh, there’s something wrong with her. She’s putting on weight. I’m like, ‘Oh, no! I’m sorry, but that represents happiness in my emotional world.’”

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“For me, when I’m skinny is usually when I’m not doing well. 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. 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.”

Clarkson is confident in her own skin

Whether she’s losing weight or not, on the heavier side or looking lighter, Clarkson’s message of being happy in your own skin is timely and resonates with so many struggling with who they are and finding acceptance with others.

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“I literally have this conversation with my husband and my assistant all the time. I’m like, should I be less confident?,” she shared with USA Today earlier this year. “Should I worry about this?” Clarkson says. “Here’s the reason: I think once we let our ego go, (we) just get over the fact that everybody’s not going to like us – and that’s OK. Because there will be people who do dig it. And even if they don’t, do you? You get one life. Who the hell cares what everyone else thinks?”

Why Clarkson’s serious about losing the weight this time

Despite rumors flying around that Clarkson was on some strange pill regimen, the singer hasn’t been doing anything of the kind.

She’s following the protocol outlined in The Plant Paradox by Steven Gundry, M.D. Her reason for losing weight is to get off medications she’s had to be on for her thyroid and for an autoimmune disorder.

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“It’s basically about how we cook our food, non-GMO, no pesticides, eating really organic,” she shared with Extra. “I did it for this autoimmune disease that I had and I had a thyroid issue, and now all my levels are back up. I’m not on medicine anymore because of this book.”

For Clarkson, it wasn’t really about the weight; it was about getting to a place where she was no longer dependent on medication for her health. But in the journey, she shows it’s about attitude more than pounds. You go, Kelly!

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Kelly Clarkson promises weight loss

Kelly Clarkson has vowed to shed her holiday weight gain as soon as 2019 starts.

The 36-year-old singer treated herself over Christmas as she says she’s put on some weight this festive season, but has made it her mission to lose the extra pounds “starting January 1”.

On Twitter, the ‘Because of You’ hitmaker joked: “To the person that lost weight over the holidays…. Don’t worry, I found it and I will get it back to you starting January 1st #TightPants #ButSoWorthIt (sic)”

But hitting the gym will likely be a chore for the ‘Piece By Piece’ singer though, as she admitted in November that she “hates working out”.

She said on social media at the time: “This just in… I still hate working out. I’m sweaty, red, and not any thinner. People say it’s good for your heart… but people also say red wine is good for your heart. I mean, I’m just stating facts here people. Who am I to ignore science?! #cardioversuswine. (sic)”

Kelly – who has River, four, and Remy, two, with her husband Brandon Blackstock – has often faced criticism for her weight, but she previously claimed she didn’t feel pressurised to drop any pounds, because her curves help define how “happy” she is in her life.

Speaking in 2017, she said: “It’s when I’m fat that I’m happy. People think, ‘Oh, there’s something wrong with her. She’s putting on weight.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, no! I’m sorry, but that represents happiness in my emotional world.’ For me, when I’m skinny is usually when I’m not doing well.

“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. 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.”

Kelly Clarkson has revealed she lost 37 pounds, and she’s crediting a diet based on Dr. Steven Gundry’s best-selling book The Plant Paradox, which nixes gluten as well as other “lectins,” a type of protein that is also found in many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and more.

Good Housekeeping Institute Nutrition Director Jaclyn London says you may want to think twice before following the weight loss advice in this book. Harper Wave

The singer said last year she initially tried the “lectin-free” plan to help with an autoimmune disease and a thyroid issue, and ended up losing weight as part of this “overall health approach.”

Recently, Dr. Gundry revealed what he really thought about the singer using his method. “My wife and I were actually driving in the south of France when we got the word that Kelly Clarkson had come out that The Plant Paradox had changed her life,” he told Page Six last week. “I’m a big fan of hers. I like her music and I would love to work with her.”

He even offered to weigh in as a doctor on the upcoming The Kelly Clarkson Show — her new NBC talk show airing weekday afternoons starting this fall.

While Kelly has found success by going lectin-free, this restrictive eating style isn’t for everyone. Avoiding lectins alone won’t make you drop pounds. Skipping the processed foods where they’re found and eating lectin-containing beans and whole grains will actually help most people reach their goals.

If you’re considering joining the Plant Paradox bandwagon, here’s why you shouldn’t hop on just yet.

First, tell me more about these “lectins.”

Lectin is a protein present in most foods, but pulses, legumes, whole grains, vegetables, and fruit contain particularly high amounts. According to Gundry, gluten — a protein that’s found in wheat, barley rye, and triticale — is just one type of lectin.

Why does the diet hate on lectins?

The Plant Paradox cites evolution as to why eating lectin is harmful: Plants developed this protein as a defense against predators, a.k.a. animals and insects. Gundry says lectins disrupt your GI tract and allow bacteria to enter your immune system, causing “leaky gut” syndrome and inflammation — a state in which your body attempts to “fight” a vegetable predator. The book likens this response to that of an autoimmune disease.

He also says that eating lectin causes weight gain because it acts similarly to insulin, the hormone that takes up glucose (sugar molecules) by your peripheral tissues (a.k.a. fat cells) for storage.

Which foods contain lectins?

Lectin is found naturally in these foods:

Beans and Legumes

Including soy and peanuts

Nightshade Veggies

Like tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, and peppers

Eggs and Milk

Because dairy cows and commercial chickens eat grains


Especially quinoa and brown rice

Gundry instead advises followers to eat grass-fed meat, coconut oil, and certain vegetables like greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.

So should I stop eating lectins?

While Gundry talks a big talk, there are no human studies linking the dietary lectins with a harmful immune response in healthy people. The only studies done on the topic showing negative effect have used test tubes of animal models. So while this demonstrates the effects of consuming lectins themselves, it doesn’t show what happens when you eat lectin-containing foods.

Let’s use the example of antioxidants. Many studies have linked eating antioxidant-containing foods with a decreased risk of chronic disease. But consuming antioxidants in high-dose supplement form has the opposite effect on the body. So should we avoid antioxidant-rich foods? Absolutely not. Should we avoid antioxidant supplements? Yes.

One thing to note: Research has linked eating undercooked red kidney beans with food poisoning, but in that case it’s consuming a certain type of lectin raw that causes illness. Prepare your beans normally and there’s no need to worry.

How did Kelly lose weight?

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Since lectins are in everything, they’re also in processed foods. If you were to take anything away from the idea of going lectin-free, avoiding the lectins in the form of corn syrup, for example, would help you both lose weight and decrease chronic inflammation — but only if you were overindulging in corn syrup-containing foods to begin with.

Eating less butter and cream, which contain high amounts of saturated fat, and other processed grain and bean products, which may contain high amounts of sodium, would also help you lose weight. Added sugar, sodium, and saturated fat are all over-consumed in the American diet, according to the USDA.

TBH I just skimmed all of that. What’s the bottom line?

Any diet that limits veggies, fruit, vegetable oils, and 100% whole grains, is worth questioning. To date, there’s no data supporting the idea that consuming lectin-containing foods will harm you or promote weight gain. In fact, eating more plant-based foods and has way more research behind it in terms of weight loss.

But will going lectin-free actually hurt you? Unlikely, unless you dramatically cut back on fiber as a result of the restrictions on fruits and vegetables.

Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN, Good Housekeeping Institute Director, Nutrition Lab A registered dietitian with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, Jaclyn “Jackie” London handles all of Good Housekeeping’s nutrition-related content, testing, and evaluation.

  • Kelly Clarkson recently lost 37 pounds by following a lectin-free diet.
  • After hearing rumors that her weight loss was the result of diet pills, Kelly tweeted that this was “fake news.”
  • A lectin-free diet isn’t recommended for everyone, and actually involves cutting out a lot of healthy foods.

Kelly Clarkson is not here for your rumors about her weight loss.

The singer and Voice coach, 37, tweeted today in response to rumors that her recent weight loss is related to diet pills or extreme and unsafe dieting techniques.

“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 in the tweet. “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. #DrGundry”

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. 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. #DrGundry

— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) May 16, 2019

Kelly has talked about the diet that led to her 37-pound weight loss before, citing The Plant Paradox, a book by Steven Gundry, MD that urges people to cut lectins out of their diets, as her source and inspiration. She told Extra that she didn’t start eating differently for weight loss purposes, but for her overall health.

“I literally read this book, and I did it for this autoimmune disease that I had and I had a thyroid issue, and now all my levels are back up,” she told Extra. “I’m not on medicine anymore because of this book.” And, Kelly said, exercise has not been a part of her weight loss journey.

If you’re wondering what the heck lectins are, they’re what’s produced in your body when you eat certain fruits and vegetables, and Gundry, a cardiac surgeon, calls them “toxic chemical compounds” that can harm your body.

“When lectins invade our bodies, they can cause some serious inflammatory responses and other health issues, like leaky gut syndrome, weight gain, brain fog, and more,” Gundry writes on his website.

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Unfortunately, though, there’s no real scientific data to prove Gundry’s point that lectins are actually bad for you, Julie Upton, R.D., co-founder of nutrition website Appetite for Health previously told Women’s Health. Another unfortunate thing? Following a lectin-free diet also cutting out a lot of foods that are healthy, like whole grains, fruits and nuts. Basically, any weight loss that comes from it is likely a result of restricting certain foods and thereby eating less.

Either way, if Kelly’s feeling better, that’s what’s important for her. And kudos to her for clapping back at anyone who thinks her weight loss is unhealthy or frankly, any of their business.

Kristin Canning Kristin Canning is the health editor at Women’s Health, where she assigns, edits and reports on emerging health research and technology, women’s health conditions, psychology, mental health, wellness entrepreneurs, and the intersection of health and culture for both print and digital.

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Kelly Clarkson weight loss recently hit the headlines and forced people to wonder how did the singer manage to lose so much weight!

The songwriter and singer rose to fame after she won the first American Idol in 2002. When she auditioned for the show at twenty years of age, all of the three judges (Simon Powell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul) were left mesmerized by her singing skills and confidence. The young singer knew what she wanted, was fierce, and yet had a home-girl and funny attitude that made her stand out from the rest of her competitors.

Kelly Clarkson won two Grammys in 2004 for her second album Breakaway. And many of you must still remember her highly relatable lyrics from the album’s title track.

Kelly Clarkson is more than just a singer. She has been an inspiration for everyone who has dreamed of making a mark in their lives. Since Kelly was a small-town girl, she had to struggle to climb the ladder of success in the music industry.

Kelly Clarkson Weight Gain

Kelly Clarkson’s weight had always been fluctuating since her debut in 2002. She was first seen in a healthy body. By 2006, she had a significantly less-toned body. In 2009, she shocked everyone while performing at the American Music Awards by rocking a slimmer figure. By 2011-2012, she had lost a striking 30 pounds and looked very toned and slim. This implies that Kelly Clarkson weight loss has been a real struggle.

But it was her first pregnancy that marked her weight gain. However, her weight gain did not stop her from loving herself and she was rather okay with being fat. In 2014, when her daughter, River Rose, was born, she gained a couple of pounds and vanished from the public eye. But it was not due to her gaining weight, it was because Kelly Clarkson wanted to be there for her two children and was working on Meaning of Life, her eighth album, which was released in 2017.

In an interview, Kelly opened up about her weight gain and announced that she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and thyroid problem that started in 2006. This was the reason behind Kelly Clarkson weight loss.

Kelly Clarkson weight loss: Diet

She revealed that it was a book by Steven R. Gundry, The Plant Paradox, that helped Kelly Clarkson weight loss massively. She said in an interview that the book worked wonders for her and told that she is now 37 pounds lighter.

She further said that losing those extra pounds is not just weight loss, but the reason why she is off her medicines now. If you have metabolic syndrome, you would know how big of a deal it is to be off medicines, and how stressful it is to be on the medicines.

The book’s main principle is to find the hidden perils in supposedly healthy food. The Americans usually go for gluten-free eatables when they want to eat healthy foods.

But The Plant Paradox’s writer’s theory is that body inflammation is caused by lectin, which leads to diabetes, autoimmune diseases, leaky gut, heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, etc. And his book offers the solution:

  • Consume seasonal fruits as they contain less lectin when they are ripe.
  • Seed and peel the vegetables as the seeds and skin contain more amount on lectin.
  • Brown rice’s husk is loaded with lectin causing abdominal discomfort. Therefore, one should opt for consuming white rice.
  • Remember to avoid consuming packaged dairy products or A1 milk, and cook well before eating foods and avoid nuts, legumes, etc.

Here is a sample diet from the book that significantly affected Kelly Clarkson weight loss:

7:45 a.m. (breakfast) – half small avocado + 1 cup of A2 milk + 1 boiled egg

10:30 a.m. (mid-morning snack) – ½ cup of any ripe, seeded, and peeled seasonal fruit

12:45 p.m. (lunch) – 1 cup white rice + pasture-raised meat curry

3:30 p.m. (snack) – 1 celery stalk with vinegar (balsamic)

6:00 p.m. (dinner) – broccoli + mushroom + seeded and peeled cucumber + seeded tomato + spinach salad with olive oil dressing and vinegar

If you are a vegetarian or vegan, following the above-mention diet can be difficult. However, you will not need to hit the gym if you follow this diet. So, just by following this diet, you can achieve Kelly Clarkson weight loss.

Kelly Clarkson weight loss: Lifestyle

Just following the diet is not enough, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial to influence your mindset and appearance. You need to be mentally and physically active to achieve your goals. The following are some important lifestyle changes that you should start following gradually:

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol.
  • Consume food on time.
  • Avoid unhealthy foods.
  • Control your food portions.
  • Get a good rest.
  • Stay active by dancing or playing a sport.
  • Meditate regularly to keep stress at bay.
  • If you work out, have proper post and pre-workout meals.

It may initially seem tough but will surely get easier if you start making small changes in your lifestyle every day. Kelly Clarkson weight loss journey resonates with many of us, and also shows that every one of us has a different type of body, which requires a different diet. If you are aiming to lose weight, do not blindly follow someone else’s diet that worked for them, talk to your doctor to get a customized diet plan for you. You will start seeing results in no time.

Kelly Clarkson has battled with her weight for her entire life.

We’ve seen the pop star fluctuate throughout her many years in the spotlight, from her 2007 weight gain to losing 30lbs in 2012, which has since been gained again following her first pregnancy.

Kelly has spoken about her struggles on several occasions, even admitting to suffering from bulimia at a young age when a slimmer singer stole her part in her high school musical.

‘I thought if I came back and I was cuter and thinner, then I’d get the role,’ Kelly admits. ‘It wasn’t smart… and I became bulimic for the next six months.’

When we first see Kelly on the original series of American Idol in 2002 – as shown in our first picture – she boasts a slim but healthy figure with no signs of her prior eating disorder. As the years go by, her weight fluctuates subtly until 2006 when she is pictured with a fuller face and larger, less toned figure.

But by 2009, Kelly is back to her slim self when performing at the American Music Awards in LA.

2011 sees the starlet lose even more weight, showcasing her incredible figure whilst filming the video for Darkside.

Kelly has lost even more weight when pictured at the New York Entertainment Weekly/ABC Upfronts Party in 2012 and admits that she has shed an incredible 30lbs. Kelly’s trainer, Nora James, reveals the weight loss is down to two hours of training each day and a healthy diet full of fruit and vegetables.

When Kelly becomes pregnant towards the end of 2013, she regains some of the weight she has worked hard to lose. But soon after she announces she’s expecting, Kelly admits she’s perfectly happy to gain the weight through carrying her first child:

‘Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can’t wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk… I’ve never been Gisele Bundchen, so ain’t nobody expecting that!’ she says.

‘I like to set a standard so people don’t expect a lot.’

Kelly’s daughter, River Rose Blackstock, is born in June 2014. Sources say the singer gained a lot of weight during the pregnancy while she stayed out of the public eye – but add that she’s ‘in no rush’ to lose it.

In her latest appearances during February 2015 – performing at London club G-A-Y and leaving the BBC Radio 1 studio – Kelly Clarkson is bigger than her pre-pregnancy weight, but we are loving the curves!

Check out our gallery of Kelly Clarkson’s changing body from 2002 onwards…

She’s the new coach on The Voice, but all eyes are on her impressive body. Kelly Clarkson has undergone an extreme slimdown in just a few months, and fans can’t get over her weight loss transformation. The “Stronger” singer recently shared some backstage photos of her on The Voice, and fans couldn’t help but comment on Kelly’s figure. “You look so amazing, I’m so proud of you!” one user wrote. “Every episode of The Voice you’re looking happier and healthier, way to go, girl,” another said. “@kellyclarkson you look great! How much weight have you lost? Great job!” a third wrote.

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But how much weight has Kelly Clarkson lost? “Kelly looks like she’s lost 40 pounds!” fitness coach Nadia Murdock Fit says. “You can definitely tell there was a dramatic weight loss.” Inaugural American Idol winner Kelly, 35, has battled weight issues for years, especially since giving birth to daughter River in 2014 and son Remington in 2016. But she’s embraced her body type, telling Redbook last year, “when I’m fat… I’m happy.”

Still, Kelly decided it was time for a change. “She started losing weight four months ago,” a source tells Life & Style. “She’s been working out with a trainer four times a week.” Kelly has turned to experts to help with her diet, too.

“I don’t cook,” she tells Life & Style. “We have a chef and her name is Lisa and she makes these amazing things.” Amazing — and healthy. “Kelly has cut back on junk food,” the source adds. “She’s been living on a high-protein diet and has swapped sugary treats for raw vegetables.” Sounds like a lot of hard work and sacrifice — but as Kelly says, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Check out more before and after photos of Kelly Clarkson’s weight loss transformation below.

Kelly in 2017 vs. 2018.

It’s great to see Kelly taking control of her health. The singer revealed last year how she was cruelly fat-shamed while competing on Idol. “Even on American Idol I was really thin, but I was bigger than the other girls on the show, so people would say things to me,” she told People. “But luckily I am super confident, so I’ve never had a problem with shutting people down and saying, ‘Yeah, you know, that’s just what I’m rocking. It’s fine.’” Good for you, Kelly!

Watch the video below to learn why Kelly decided to join The Voice.

Kelly Clarkson Reveals Exactly How She Lost 37 Pounds

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This story originally appeared on by Janine Rubinstein

Kelly Clarkson is known for loving the skin she’s in, and even with her new look, that body positive attitude hasn’t changed.

For weeks now fans have noticed the multi-platinum music star, 36, looking decidedly more trim as she capped off her winning first season as a coach on The Voice and hit every stage from the Billboard Music Awards to the CMT Music Awards.

At the latter last week, she finally opened up about her weight loss telling Extra in a red carpet interview that she’d taken to a new “clean eating” regimen after reading the book The Plant Paradox. “I did it for this autoimmune disease that I had and I had a thyroid issue,” she said. (Related: How Kelly Clarkson Learned That Being Thin Isn’t the Same As Being Healthy)

In this week’s issue, a source tells People that the changes Clarkson has made are for her overall health and wellness. “Weight loss wasn’t the goal,” says the source, confirming that Clarkson has now lost about 37 pounds. “This was an overall health approach.” (Related: Everything You Need to Know About the Diet That Led to Kelly Clarkson’s 37-Lb. Weight Loss)

After being diagnosed with a problem relating to her thyroid (an endocrine gland that stores and produces hormones and can affect energy and weight), the singer picked up The Plant Paradox, a 2017 book and corresponding dietary regimen that advocates so-called clean eating and reducing consumption of foods high in proteins called lectins. (Related: Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Weight Loss, Says It Was Due to ‘Clean Eating’ and ‘Thyroid Issue’)

Clarkson based her diet on the bestseller by Dr. Steven R. Gundry-which advises cutting several types of whole grains, dairy products, nuts and vegetables such as tomatoes, claiming they cause harmful inflammation, a theory that has been debated. (Related: Kelly Clarkson Says ‘I’ve Lost Weight’ While Thanking Carrie Underwood for Workout Gear Gift)

“It’s basically about how we cook our food, non-GMO, no pesticides, eating really organic,” Clarkson said of becoming a Paradox convert. Now “All my levels are back up. I’m not on medicine anymore because of this book.” (Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner tells People, “It’s not the absence of lectins that’s magical; it’s that people following this plan aren’t eating pizza baked goods.” (Related: Kelly Clarkson Says She Feels Sexier Than Ever After Marriage and Kids)

According to the source, ” had already lost a ton of weight when I saw her in March.” But the outspokenly body positive singer-who’s taken body shamers to task over the years and once told Attitude magazine she was “miserable” being skinny-never set out to change her appearance. (Related: Someone Called Kelly Clarkson Fat and She Had the Best Response Ever)

“There were reports that she had gone on some extreme diet, and that’s just so the opposite of what she stands for,” says the source, who adds that Clarkson’s husband, Brandon Blackstock, has joined her on the new health journey.

Adds the source, “Kelly’s one to love her body no matter what size she is.” But most importantly, “She’s very happy and feels great!”

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Kelly Clarkson weight loss: 3 things to know

Kelly Clarkson credits her weight loss to just one thing- simply eating better, zero exercise necessary.

Back in 2019, no one was expecting Kelly Clarkson to be the fact of healthy living, let alone weight loss. She has proved all her haters wrong by shedding a whopping 37 pounds with grace and her ever so favorable honesty.

The Voice, American Idol coach and new talk show star have always been very real about what she felt about her body and her weight gain over the years. You’ll soon see exactly what motivated her to partake in shedding to her size without a single drop of sweat (and maybe even a little of wine was involved).

We all know that behind those powerful vocal chords is a strong lady who is oh so comfortable in her own skin and taking pride in her efforts to lose weight, her way. Let’s look at how Kelly Clarkson got it done, piece by piece:

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We all remember the young skinny Kelly who shot up to fame in the first season of American Idol. Then we saw her in those iconic music videos with her rock star look. Ever since her weight gain, she has undoubtedly been real about her weight, body shaming, body positivity and body image. We love Kelly for these reasons but interestingly, Kelly Clarkson’s weight loss journey does not include exercise.

Nop, during a red carpet interview—“I literally haven’t worked out at all!” Kelly Clarkson said, “I think people think I’m working out and I’m like, ‘Don’t think I’m going to come play some sport!’”

In fact, she kept it so real on Twitter saying that she hates working out. “I’m sweaty, red, and not any thinner…. people say it’s good for your heart…. but people also say red wine is good for your heart. I mean, I’m just stating facts here people. Who am I to ignore science?!”


Kelly Clarkson has been quick to respond to people calling out on her size, especially the music industry. And she does not shy away from helping out others by openly sharing the TRUTH behind her weight loss.

Here’s how she did it: Kelly Clarkson gives her credit to the book The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in ‘Healthy’ Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain by Steven R. Gundry, M.D. and insisted that: “I’m not working out!” Kelly said, “I literally read this book”

“It’s basically about how we cook our food, non-GMO, no pesticides, eating really organic,” she said. Clarkson read the book for medical reasons, she told Extra: “I did it for this autoimmune disease that I had and I had a thyroid issue, and now all my levels are back up.

Even though she’s been crediting The Plant Paradox book, certain talks about how she slimmed down using pills start circling twitter. So she clapped back at those false claims by saying: “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. 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.”

Her last statement is true because according to the book, on her Do Not Eat list were: refined starches like pasta, rice, and bread; beans, lentils and, peas; soy foods like edamame and tofu; dairy products such as ice creams, yogurts, and cheese; diet soda and artificial sweeteners; all other fruit besides berries; and an extensive list of vegetables.

After that she was proud to tell the Today show in 2018 that: “I had an autoimmune disease and a thyroid problem that started in like 2006. I read this book…it might not work for you but it worked wonderfully. Here’s the best part, ya’ll…I’m not on my medicine anymore. My bloodwork came back and I haven’t been on my medicine since like February.”

The strict protocol outlined in the book, and followed by Kelly Clarkson genuinely helped to relieve her thyroid condition and get her off the daily medications she was dependent upon.

So yes, her weight loss was a “side effect” of her efforts to combat another health issue which needed good nutrition and some extra cash.

She told Hoda Kotb on Today that: “Even like fried chicken—I use cassava flour, tapioca, or almond flour, and you use non-hormone chicken….and honestly, I’m going to be real with you: It’s really expensive to do”. (she’s so honest, got to love her).

Body Positivity is Everything

From the time she first appeared on American Idol people have been focused on her weight, but over the years, the strong singer doesn’t let that noise bother her as you’ll see with incidents below:


Singer Kelly Clarkson has seen her weight fluctuate over the years and she has become one of those celebs who has been body-shamed since American Idol. The Internet had a lot of comments for her after she didn’t immediately shed the weight after the birth of her daughter in 2014. I mean, even Cardi B was honest about getting liposuction done in order to quickly bounce back to being camera-ready after giving birth to her daughter Kulture with rapper Offset.


Kelly Clarkson who is no stranger to criticism about her size, reportedly laughed it off after British personality Katie Hopkins tweeted negative comments about her weight.

“Sometimes we’re more fit. Like, especially me,” she said during an interview on The Ellen DeGegeneres Show back in 2015. “I’m such a creative person that I yo-yo. So sometimes I’m more fit and I get into kickboxing hardcore. And then sometimes I don’t and I’m like … I’d rather have wine.”

She also opened up to Ellen about how she was the biggest girl from way back in 2002 when she won the first season of American Idol.

Kelly has had to deal with A LOT of body-shamers who’ve has a great deal to say about her weight. “I was the biggest girl in the too,” she told Ellen in 2015. “And I wasn’t big, but people would call me big … I’ve kind of always gotten that.”

She then added: “I think what hurts my feelings for people is that I’ll have a meet and greet after the show, and a girl who’s bigger than me will be in the meet and greet and be like: ‘Wow, if they think you’re big, I must be so fat to them.’ And it’s like, you’re just who you are. We are who we are — whatever size.”


Kelly Clarkson tweeted a note of thanks to service members in honor of the 4th of July holiday. “Thank u 2 every person in service 4 protecting all of us and cheers to every person who fought for us to experience freedom & independence,” Clarkson wrote on Twitter.

“You’re fat,” one amazing character of a human being replied to this Independence Day tweet the singer had posted thanking the men and women fighting in our armed services. That show of patriotism must have annoyed him but he wasn’t expecting Kelly to shut him down!

The new “Voice” coach shot back with a tweet saying “and still f***ing awesome.”

The “Because of You” singers beloved fans were quick to jump in the comments with messages of support, prompting the troll to hate them for also being “fat.” These were some comments:

  • “I’m sure she’ll cry about being fat while shining her Grammys and counting her money,” one supporter tweeted. “Haters need to get a life.”
  • “Asshole, she is fucking beautiful inside and out,” one fan tweeted.
  • “Why would you say that to her?” wrote another Clarkson fan. “That’s so rude. If you don’t like something she tweets then move on off her tweets.”
  • “Reason #6223 why Kelly is queen,” was another tweet.
  • “She’s sexy as hell!” one commenter fired back. “I’m gay and Kelly makes me reconsider.”

The same year Kelly Clarkson said: “Too skinny, too fat, too blonde—so much blah,” in Daily Mail in 2017. “This is who I am and I’m happy. Happy looks different on everyone.”


In 2018 she wrote about gaining some holiday weight:

“To the person that lost weight over the holidays…. Don’t worry, I found it and I will get it back to you starting January 1st,” the singer joked on Twitter in December 2018.

But to add more power to her message, in a 2018 interview with Redbook, Kelly Clarkson got real about the pressures that she’s faced as a curvy woman in the spotlight. She stated that it doesn’t matter if she loses weight or gains it all back, people find her size to be an issue no matter what.

“They shame you for ,” she said. “Same thing happened with Miranda Lambert — I had dinner with her and we were talking about that. She was like, ‘Should I gain? Should I lose?’ But no one actually cares about your health. They just care about aesthetics.”

She went on to say: “It’s when I’m fat that I’m happy. People think, Oh, there’s something wrong with her. She’s putting on weight. I’m like, ‘Oh, no! I’m sorry, but that represents happiness in my emotional world’ For me, when I’m skinny is usually when I’m not doing well. 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. 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.”

You can tell through Kelly Clarkson’s life that she feels a purpose in helping people to genuinely feel good about the skin they’re in. Happiness looks different every day and to put off a consistent nutritious meal without artificial flavors or hormonal based produce is amazing! The Kelly Clarkson weight loss method is so easy, anyone can do without breaking a single sweat!

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