Kelly Clarkson Weight Loss: Diet, Before and After – [2023]

The winner of the very first season of American Idol in 2002, Kelly Clarkson, has had an incredible journey in her career. Right after winning the show, she signed a big record deal with RCA, and her debut single, “A Moment Like This,” became a huge hit, making it the best-selling single in the country.

But as the saying goes, “With great power comes great responsibility,” and as Kelly’s fame grew, so did her busy schedule. She was churning out hit singles one after another and spending a lot of her time on tours and concerts.

Amidst all this hustle and bustle, Kelly faced a challenge. She found herself gaining a significant amount of weight, which was slowing her down.

However, she didn’t let this obstacle stop her. In fact, she took action and managed to shed an impressive 40 pounds. But that’s not the end of the story.

There’s more to discover about her journey to a healthier lifestyle. Let’s dive in.

Why did Kelly Lose Weight?

Kelly Clarkson

It is true that weight was slowing Clarkson down but it wasn’t the reason she lost weight. It was a part of the problem. Read in Kelly’s own words, “I had an autoimmune disease and a thyroid problem that started in 2006”. 

Autoimmune disease happens when your body fails to differentiate between your cells and foreign cells and as a result ends up attacking the normal cells.

Clarkson continued, “I know the industry loves the weight gone, but for me, it wasn’t really the weight. For me, it was ‘I’m not on my medicine anymore‘”.

The music Industry is a Confusing Place

A lot of us might think that Kelly has faced a lot of problems in the industry because of her increasing weight. However, that wasn’t really the case.

In fact, it was quite the opposite. Kelly was often criticized for her thin body (of course in her earlier years).

Clarkson recalled the days as, “I felt more pressure from people actually when I was thin when I was really thin, and not super healthy because I just was worn out“. However, as Clarkson’s weight increased, such complaints ceased to be received. In fact, her gaining weight was becoming a problem.

Kelly Clarkson’s Weight Loss Journey

Kelly Clarkson weight loss

Now, let’s turn to the main question of the article, How did Kelly Lose Weight? After struggling with the autoimmune disease and gaining weight for a while, Kelly started searching for answers. Answers that would solve the problem of increasing weight.

To sum up Clarkson’s weight loss, here is what she said, “I’m not working out!” Kelly said. “I literally read this book, It’s called The Plant Paradox. It’s basically about how we cook our food, non-GMO, no pesticides, eating really organic“.

Kelly eats organic food whenever it is possible. She is not a fan of workouts so she gives much attention to her diet plan. In this way, Kelly has not only been successful in losing 40 pounds but has also kept them away successfully.

Since she cut and lost extra pounds, Kelly has maintained her lifestyle in the same way. She avoids eating out as much as possible. Kelly has also limited her drinking habits.

As she has followed a healthy routine in terms of eating, she has also chosen carefully what to drink and what to not. The American singer starts her day with a glass of fresh fruit juice.

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Before & After Weight Loss

Kelly Clarkson before after weight loss

Kelly currently weighs 154 pounds, which is a big change from her previous weight of 194 pounds. She’s been working on improving her eating habits, and she’s made amazing progress.

In fact, the American Idol winner has successfully lost 40 pounds! That’s quite an achievement!

Kelly’s Response to the Body Shamers

Just like a lot of other female celebrities, Clarkson’s increasing weight made some people go out of their limits as well. She received some comments that were full of bullying. However, the brave singer was having none of it. 

Clarkson’s following reply was enough for haters, “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”. She continued, “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”.

Final Words

There is a lot to be learned from Clarkson’s weight loss journey. It not only teaches how to lose weight but also how to stay confident during the whole process.

We must care about what is best for us not what others think is best for us. Because it is our life and we should live it. We should not let others tell us how to live.

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  • Lila Jensen

    I'm Lila Jensen, and I've had the privilege of writing for for the past two years. My passion lies in celebrity weight loss, their diets, and workouts. I've been absolutely obsessed with these topics, and it's been an incredible journey. Beyond celebrity transformations, I also explore the world of healthy foods, invigorating yoga postures, and much more.

28 thoughts on “Kelly Clarkson Weight Loss: Diet, Before and After – [2023]”

  1. I think she is beautiful inside and out. She loves what she does and besides being a great singer she is a person who loves her family. Great job managing everything!

  2. She has no self control, just like all other fat people. “She isn’t a fan of workouts” <– that's another way of saying she's lazy.

    • You are an uneducated idiot! All over weight people are not the same, and many have biological differences or psychological differences from people who easily can maintain proper weight with exercise and food control. Lazy Ed’s does not even come into the mix, and ignoramusses like you make it even worse!

    • Omg. To spew such hate. This is not about Kelly.
      It’s about YOU. When you body shame someone else, the reality is, it is a problem you have. There is a mirror, or a reminder of something you hate about yourself.

    • You’re a nasty SOB. What makes you think you’re superior to anyone? What are your talents compared to hers?

    • She has an autoimmune disease that affects her thyroid and causes her to be tired all the time and also causes you to gain weight.

  3. I love Kelly’s positive attitude and great personality. On her show she is having so much fun with her guests. My favorite part is when she sings. Her voice is beautiful

  4. She’s healthy, happy, enjoying life and making millions of dollars…meanwhile the stench of your jealousy is stinking up this page. Go somewhere else so this area can air out.

  5. I think she is a beautiful woman. Weight can play a big part for a healthy life. I found that out when I lost 25 pounds. I feel better with more energy and a better attitude.
    I simply gave up alcohol and limited my intake of carbs. Fairly easy. Because I had more energy I started to walk and am doing 20,000 steps a day. It doesn’t take up much of my time and is a real mind pleaser because I feel great.

  6. Kelly is not the sweetheart so many think she is. I will not go into detail and I will not bash her weight because it goes with her BPD. I do hope she stays on her meds and gets healthy.

    • Actually, her meds were part of the reason for her weight gain. Many BPD or depression meds in general can cause weight gain. As well as being in stressed out situations. Therapy has helped her greatly and hence has been able to stop some of those meds. Overall, she is much happier and healthier person.

  7. When people have to bash others, make negative remarks, and slam them, their own life is usually jacked up and they’re jealous. That’s the problem with the world today. Too many people think that it’s all about them, they feel entitled, and they hate them self so much that they have to try to make everyone else take themselves. You go Kelly Clarkson!!!!!

  8. I love Kelly Clarkson, She has got me through a lot . I had cancer and the song Stronger , got me through it now and find.Us girls have got to stick together!!!!!! You go Kelly.

  9. It’s a sad state of affairs in the world when the weight of someone is enough to converse over, who cares one way or another? It should be a non issue. Could Kelly Clarkson drop some pounds…. yes, she could but so could 80% of the rest of us. Social media and advertising has set unrealistic standards for what we think everyone should look like and that allows all of us to unfairly judge and critique others.
    I’m so sick of social media and these Generation Z and Millennials deciding what is acceptable and not. Both of those age groups are nothing but angry, selfish, self absorbed, shallow, inept idiots who care more about their online status and electronics than interpersonal skills with an actual person!

  10. Hell I’m 5’3″ and weigh 194 and I’d rather be this size with a positive attitude and happiness than a 5’7″ James weighing 135 # . Gain some weight so you can back your ass up.

  11. James, you’re 5’7″ and 135 lbs? I hope you don’t go outside much, a mild wind might blow you and your fragile little self away…far, far away hopefully.

  12. OK first of all, she is not 5’4” 154 lbs. she’s more like 5 foot flat, 430 pounds. It doesn’t matter what she weighs, what matters is her personality which is awful. She smells like dog crap And 100 yards of ground up donkey Dick. I heard she has hemorrhoids that look like Oversized fingers. Bless her little heart Little and Gigantic body. This comes from an honest man who tells women the truth about themselves on a daily basis. The love of my life Tammy Smith tells me every day that I’m a sweetheart and she means it. Especially when I tell her to put down The fried chicken and lose 100 pounds and pick up a piece of fruit or a salad without dressing. She appreciates my Honesty and now fasts Every other week which helped her lose a pound and a half over the last year. God bless thyroid problems. Yeah right it’s called a closet bonbon either. And BPD???? Sorry Tammy, I think not! Just another classic woman excuse for being on the rag 29 days a month.

    Bob S.

    • I hope everything you’re saying is crap and you’re just looking for attention, if it’s not and you mean what you say, you should be living a long lonely life in solitude because clearly there no one around who would be able to stand talking to you for more than 5 minutes!
      You must not have grown up in a normal household where your parents taught you, if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. I feel sorry for you!

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