Kelly Clarkson has always been known to preach about body positivity and being the best version of yourself.
The singer/actress rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of American Idol.
Kelly has previously spoken out about how she was publicly criticized about her weight while she was on the show. She revealed this hurtful past while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2015.
“I was the biggest girl in the [American Idol cast] too,” Kelly said. “And I wasn’t big, but people would call me big … I’ve kind of always gotten that.”
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In a surprising turn of events, in recent weeks, Kelly have stunned fans with her jaw-dropping weight loss. From struggling with a medical issue to battling scrutiny from the public, Kelly has been open about her fluctuating weight over the years and the singer seem to be on the right path finally.
Kelly, who is currently 41, was recently a guest on The Late Show With Seth Meyers, celebrating her move to New York with her own talk show(The Kelly Clarkson Show).
She posted a few photos on Instagram to show her love for the talk-show host and fans were quick to notice and comment on Kelly's slimmer body.
"You can tell Kelly’s finally feeling herself - I don’t think I’ve ever seen her post so many pics of herself so close together like this," wrote one fan.
The Kelly Clarkson Show host’s latest fashionable pictures have left fans wondering about her weight loss journey. She has been vocal about her body and health throughout the years, speaking about how she has been dealing with critics and all the effective methods she has undergone to losing nearly 40 pounds.
Apart from being a strong body positivity activist, Kelly is also a caring mother of two beautiful children. She gave birth to her daughter River in 2014 and son Remington in 2016, while also dealing with fluctuations in weight caused by pregnancy.
According to Clarkson, she took a proactive approach to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and adopted a balanced diet, which led to her significant weight loss. Additionally, she tackled her longtime illness by stopping medication that didn’t work for her.
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The first noticeable weight loss journey Kelly embarked on was in 2018 when fans noticed that she lost a whopping 37 pounds due to a "lectin-free" diet outlined in Dr. Steven Gundry's book, The Plant Paradox, following her two pregnancies.
"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," she told Extra at the time. She also sat down with Redbook and noted that while she is looking and feeling great now, her size never affected her success and self-love.
"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,'" she said.
Clarkson continued: "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."
During an interview with Glamour UK in 2020, Clarkson mentioned that she was always happy with her body regardless of the size as long as she was healthy.
She shared that constantly thinking about what others would think would only have a negative effect on you. She also emphasised that being slim wasn’t her goal but being healthy was.
She went on to add that although after her 2018 epic weight loss, adding back some weight made her happier and free because she knew she was on the right track and wasn’t in a competition to with models on magazine covers.
Now in 2023, Clarkson is certainly crushing it going a size down and giving epic style moments in her latest photos. Her career seem to also be soaring higher from releasing a rock-tinged, moving record Chemistry (written about her drama filled divorce from Brandon Blackstock) to wowing fans with her Kellyoke cover segments on her talk show!