In an exclusive interview for her recent cover story with People Magazine, Kelly Clarkson has opened up about her significant weight loss, dispelling rumors of using the popular weight loss drug Ozempic. The Original American Idol, who made headlines for her striking transformation, attributed the dramatic change to a disciplined approach to diet and exercise, following her doctor’s guidance.
Clarkson addressed the speculation surrounding her weight loss, stating, “I dropped weight because I’ve been listening to my doctor – a couple of years I didn’t.” The Since U Been Gone singer revealed that she maintains a disciplined routine approximately 90% of the time, incorporating a protein-based diet while allowing herself occasional indulgences.
Aside from dietary adjustments, Clarkson has embraced a more active lifestyle since her move to New York City. Reflecting on the experience, she noted, “Walking in the city is quite the workout,” underscoring the impact of the relocation following a contentious divorce from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.
The clarification from Clarkson comes as fans speculated about the involvement of Ozempic in her weight loss journey. Some questioned the rapid nature of her transformation, with suggestions that medication might be involved. However, Clarkson’s candid interview aims to set the record straight, offering insight into her intentional and holistic approach to achieving a healthier lifestyle.