Singer Kelly Clarkson attributes falling in love as well as eating right and working out for her amazing 18 pound weight loss.
“I think that happens when you fall in love or date someone,” Clarkson said. “If I’m going to be kissing or messing around, I gotta look good.”
“Six years I was single before this,” Clarkson told the magazine. “I’ve never been truly loved like I am right now.”
Clarkson explains in an interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine that her personal trainer helped her change her attitude to portions of food by cutting the amount of food consumed by the singer in half.
“There’s not a fad diet. I was working with a trainer, and she said, ‘You’d be amazed the amount of weight you can drop by halving your portions. I know it sounds crazy, but do it for two weeks and watch what happens,’” Clarkson recalled.
Portion control was just one step in the weight loss program. It also included an increase in workout time and eliminating late night snacks.
“I just cut back my portions, I stopped eating late at night, and I work out a little more than I used to, and I literally dropped 18 pounds in a month. I think it happens when you get really busy as well. But when I’m on my off-time—girl, those 18 might come back.”
The 30-year-old Clarkson was inspired to lose weight after falling in love with talent manager Brandon Blackstock and becoming engaged in December 2012.
Clarkson explains that she finds it difficult to control her weight when single as she lacks the inspiration to maintain her weight. Prior to the engagement, Clarkson had been single for six years and had struggled with her weight for the majority of that time.
In A 2009 interview with Self magazine, the former American Idol winner said it’s ‘everyone else” who has a problem with her weight.
“When people talk about my weight, I’m like, ‘You seem to have a problem with it; I don’t. I’m fine!,’ Clarkson said in an interview with Self. “I’m never trying to lose weight – or gain it,” she added. “I’m just being!”
Clarkson insists, “I love my body. I’m very much OK with it. I don’t think artists are ever the ones who have the problem with their weight, it is other people.”
She adds, “I have a really, really great support system, so I’ve always been like that. But I mean, obviously, I’m humble as well, because there’s a lot of things about which I have no clue.”
We love you either way girl!