Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Her 37-Pound Weight Loss

The singer credits a clean diet and says she hasn't worked out at all.


Between coaching on The Voice, hosting the recent Billboard Music Awards, and raising her four kids, Kelly Clarkson has certainly been busy lately. But after almost every appearance, something about the star seems to surface as a topic of conversation: Kelly's weight.

The singer has a history of promoting body positivity, and she always stuns regardless of her size. But fans and the media have not stopped commenting that she looks noticeably trim—and at the recent CMT Awards and during an , Kelly finally revealed her weight-loss secret.

"I'm not working out!" the star admitted in a red carpet interview with . "I think people think I'm working out and I'm like, 'Don't think I'm going to come play some sport!'"

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Kelly really has lost weight recently— to be exact. So if not by exercise, then how?

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"I had an autoimmune disease and a thyroid problem that started in 2006," Clarkson explained to Hoda Kotb, referencing her fluctuating weight. "I read this book, it's called [by Steven R. Gundry, MD], and it might not work for you but it worked wonders for me." Previously, Kelly had credited her glam squad and Spanx for her slim figure.

"I'm, like, 37 pounds lighter," she said. Still, even with her new look, Clarkson is staying true to her body-positive attitude. "For me, it wasn't really [about] the weight—for me it was that I'm not on my medicine anymore."

As she told the last year: "Too skinny, too fat, too blonde—so much blah. This is who I am and I'm happy. Happy looks different on everyone."

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