Love led to weight loss for Kelly Clarkson
January 4th, 2013
05:15 PM ET

Love led to weight loss for Kelly Clarkson

While finding a romantic partner often means putting on pounds, for Kelly Clarkson it's meant the opposite.

The 30-year-old singer, who announced her engagement to Brandon Blackstock in December, told Cosmopolitan magazine that she dropped 18 pounds after falling for the Nashville-based talent manager.

"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."

And it sounds like she fell hard: "Six years I was single before this," Clarkson told the magazine. "I've never been truly loved like I am right now."

The "Stronger" songstress said watching her portions was key, a tip she picked up from her trainer.

"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.

"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."


Filed under: Celebrities • Music

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  1. chiguer

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    December 1, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Earlene Blosser

    Well, love can be powerful and this is the case even with Kelly. Good for her!

    July 4, 2013 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ignore her...she's a moron

    thanks.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Below was taken care of

    April 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fat yes..but she's not filth

    see u later...

    April 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. web2tud

    I think we all can agree it sucks to be fat : Kelly you need to lose weight
    Everyone is looking to shed these flabs.
    Great
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlyG_FR6A9s&w=640&h=390]

    April 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
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    March 21, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Aldewacs

    Cutting portions in half will cause weight loss?
    Not exactly a shocking revelation....

    February 1, 2013 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. LizRod22

    Oh, I get it. This girl sings songs on the radio, so everyone gets the privilege of commenting on her weight and appearance. What a superfun world we live in!

    January 23, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. ugh

    Losing weight can't do anything about that ugly mug.... sorry... not a fan of her.

    January 17, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniela

      Well thank you for spreading some sunshine today...may you be blessed with the same in return

      January 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. i'm sorry i dont' relate

    to your humor

    January 15, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. Whoa!

    Kelly! What happened? I listened to your music, loved your voice, and you ate the whole kitchen!!! I never really paid attention to your appearance, cause I never cared, but goodness! Put down the shovel and just stop eating everything in sight!

    January 15, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  13. T-Roy

    "Love led to weight loss for Kelly Clarkson" and heartbreak will lead to weight gain for Kelly Clarkson...

    January 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Susan - Canada

    I wish she'd go back to her darker hair...I don't like her as a blond, but I do love her music. I think she has a beautiful voice and love her songs.

    January 10, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sammy Davis Jr.-Sing Along EveryOne!

    Alright everybody gather 'round
    The Candy Man is here
    What kind of candy do you want
    Sweet choc'late
    Choc'late malted candy
    Gum drops
    Anything you want
    You've come to the right man
    'Cause I'm the Candy Man

    Who can take a sunrise (who can take a sunrise)
    Sprinkle it with dew (sprinkle it with dew)
    Cover it with choc'late and a miracle or two
    The Candy Man (the Candy Man)
    Oh, the Candy Man can (the Candy Man can)
    The Candy Man can
    'Cause he mixes it with love
    And makes the world taste good
    (Makes the world taste good)

    Who can take a rainbow (who can take a rainbow)
    Wrap it in a sigh (wrap it in a sigh)
    Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie
    The Candy Man (the Candy Man)
    The Candy Man can (the Candy Man can)
    The Candy Man can
    'Cause he mixes it with love
    And makes the world taste good
    (Makes the world taste good)

    (The Candy Man makes everything he bakes)
    (Satisfying and delicious)
    Now you talk about your childhood wishes
    You can even eat the dishes

    Oh, who can take tomorrow (who can take tomorrow)
    Dip it in a dream (dip it in a dream)
    Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
    The Candy Man (the Candy Man)
    Oh, the Candy Man can (the Candy Man can)
    The Candy Man can
    'Cause he mixes it with love
    And makes the world taste good
    (Makes the world taste good)

    (The Candy Man makes everything he bakes)
    (Satisfying and delicious)
    Talk about your childhood wishes
    You can even eat the dishes

    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Who can take tomorrow (who can take tomorrow)
    Dip it in a dream (dip it in a dream)
    Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream
    The Candy Man (the Candy Man)
    The Candy Man can (the Candy Man can)
    The Candy Man can
    'Cause he mixes it with love
    And makes the world taste good
    (Makes the world taste good)

    Yes, the Candy Man can
    'Cause he mixes it with love
    And makes the world taste good
    (Makes the world taste good)
    A-Candy Man, a-Candy Man, a-Candy Man
    (Makes the world taste good)
    A-Candy Man, a-Candy Man, a-Candy Man
    (Makes the world taste good)

    January 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Vic Haggan Daz

    be quiet...

    January 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sadie Sanders

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    January 8, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Only teasing boo...just jokes...

    xo.

    January 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. bellyhangingovershorts@gmail.com

    even with the chubby helpful hints....its still goes ba bing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    hahahahahahahaha

    January 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  21. ba bing...

    there it goes...hahahahaha

    January 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  22. FROM WHAT I HAVE ANALYZED...

    WELL YOU KEEP STARING AT PALE FACE RIGHT....THAT'S BECAUSE YOUR PACKAGE GOES BA BING? CORRECT?
    THAT'S WHY YOU KEEP STARING.

    January 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  23. that dress!

    that hair! looks sooooooooooooo ridiculous

    January 6, 2013 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  24. kelly's here ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i love the erbs they used on my face this morning...baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....what color should i use on my nails tomorrow.

    January 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  25. then another call:

    guess who's here do NOT come in KELLY just show up–what a great facial i had today–BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    January 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  26. it was more like....phone call: ring

    oh god there she is - go around the other way....yea that's what it was.....

    January 5, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  27. phone call:

    we saw her and ran the other way–

    baaaaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafathohaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    January 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  28. run run there she is...

    moose is alllllllllllllllllllllll over it....jail house rock

    January 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  29. She's a MoMo1

    dress is ok...hair looks dirty...typical

    January 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      I can only imagine how perfect you must look. Let me guess: acne, fat, pale, friendless...

      January 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace M.

      lousy outfits and a slob. end of story. next

      January 7, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  30. there is

    Happy cow but where is kitty kitty on her shoulder? She ate her?

    January 5, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  31. poor thing

    looks like a rag...

    January 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  32. chirpity

    Congrats on the engagement and the weight loss but 18 pounds lost in 1 month? Yikes that sounds like starvation to me. Most healthcare experts recommend weight loss of 1-2 lbs a week.

    January 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Peace

    Who's she trying to kid? It's called,"s3xercise"! ;)

    January 4, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  34. 1twinsfan

    I love you, Kelly but that dress is one hot Project Runway mess.

    January 4, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Babydaddy

    Earth to Kelly. You need to lose more weight. Lots of it. She's wearing spans, obviously.

    January 7, 2013 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |

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