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Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About The Book That Helped Her Lose Weight

"I literally haven't worked out at all."

Kelly Clarkson looked incredible when she stepped out at the 2018 CMT Awards, and people couldn’t help but take notice of the singer’s slim figure.

Clarkson’s been fielding questions about her recent weight loss, and she’s previously laughed it off. But now she’s opening up about how she shed the pounds.

While on the CMT red carpet she told Extra TV about the book she read that totally changed her diet and helped get her “thyroid issue” under control.

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

Here she is in a stunning black dress on the CMT red carpet:

Kelly Clarkson CMT photo
Getty Images | Mike Coppola

And she swears she’s not exercising one bit.

“I literally haven’t worked out at all,” she assured Extra TV. “I’m not working out! I think people think I’m working out and I’m like, ‘Don’t think I’m going to come play some sport!’”

You can pick up the book Clarkson mentioned on Amazon, if you’re interested:

Amazon

How Clarkson Lost Weight

The singer has previously credited her team of makeup artists, stylists and SPANX for her appearance.

“I have to shout out my whole glam squad,” Clarkson said at a press conference for the season finale of “The Voice.” “I literally hired Harry Potter … and SPANX. It’s all like a sausage,” she jokingly told Entertainment Tonight.

In an interview with NBC’s “Today” host Hoda Kotb, Clarkson further explained her thyroid issues, which began in 2006, and how “The Plant Paradox” helped her get it under control, without medication. (An overactive or underactive thyroid can lead to weight loss or gain.)

“I know the industry loves the weight gone, but for me it wasn’t (about) the weight,” she said. “For me, it was ‘I’m not on my medicine any more,'” she said. “I don’t really take medicine unless I absolutely need it.”

Ultimately, she’s dropped 37 pounds. You can see her transformation below.

This is Clarkson in November of 2017:

Kelly Clarkson 2017 photo
Getty Images | Michael Kovac

And here she is in May 2018:

Kelly Clarkson photo
Getty Images | Frazer Harrison

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Body Positivity

Clarkson may have recently lost weight, but she’s pro-loving her body — no matter her size.

Before a performance of “Whole Lotta Woman” at the Rainbow Room, Clarkson reportedly said, “‘Too skinny, too fat, too blonde — so much blah. This is who I am and I’m happy. Happy looks different on everyone.”

And to her, the best compliment doesn’t have to do with her weight, but how she’s helped others love themselves a little more. In her opinion, that makes all of the talk about her body in the media so much more worth it.

“The media has always been obsessed with it [her size],” she told The Daily Mail. “And I have felt conflicted over the years. Do you address it? Do you talk about it? Because then you just add to the noise. But people like me to talk about it, so I don’t really mind carrying that flag. I love that people come up to me and say: ‘Because you are comfortable in your skin, you have made me more comfortable in mine.’ That’s the best compliment ever.”

So, weight loss or no, Clarkson looks amazing and loves her body. And it just doesn’t get better than that.

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