Kelly Clarkson Says She Doesn’t Use Pills or ‘Weird Fad Diets’ for Weight Loss

May 28, 2019 Updated: May 28, 2019

Singer Kelly Clarkson denied taking weight loss pills or using “weird fad diets” for her recent weight loss.

“Other fake news that’s going around about me is that I’ve been taking weird pills 4 weight loss or doing weird fad diets. All of this is not true. I ain’t got time 4 all that. I eat the same stuff I always have. It’s all just made w/different flours/sugars/ingredients,” she wrote on Twitter on May 16.

Clarkson, 37, ended her tweet with “#DrGundry,” in reference to a book called “The Plant Paradox” by Dr. Steven R. Gundry.

Clarkson, meanwhile, told Extra that she had struggled with a thyroid disorder and also suffered from an autoimmune disease, causing her weight to fluctuate.

“All my levels are back up. I’m not on medicine anymore because of this book,” Clarkson said at the time.

According to a May 28 article in Page Six, Gundry said he began researching diets about 20 years ago after meeting a patient who came to him in need of heart surgery.

“I work with a number of celebrities who would rather not [have] people know that I work with them,” Gundry told Page Six. “Oftentimes it’s to get people ready for a role in a movie and sometimes it’s because celebrities actually believe it or not like normal people have issues with their health.”

Page Six noted that his diet claims that lectins, which are found in wheat, beans, potatoes, and other foods are dangerous to ingest. He said that people should eat vegetables, namely broccoli, avocado Brussels sprouts, and pressure-cooked legumes.

He also spoke about working with Clarkson.

“My wife and I were actually driving in the south of France when we got the word that Kelly Clarkson had come out that ‘The Plant Paradox’ had changed her life … and we were actually listening to—she’s on our playlist—we’re listening to a Kelly Clarkson song,” Gundry told the paper. “I’m a big fan of hers. I like her music and I would love to work with her. In fact, I guess she’s got a new TV show coming out and I’d love to be her doctor on her TV show!”

Gundry said that Usher came to him after he was set to play legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in 2016’s “Hands of Stone.”

“Sugar Ray told him, ‘You’re too fat to play me!’ And so Usher said, ‘What do you mean I’m too fat?’ He doesn’t have a piece of fat on his body,” Gundry said. “And so he tried everything. He works out about, oh gosh, five or six hours a day. He did a vegan diet. He did a raw vegan diet. He did a gluten-free diet. Nothing was working … well, one of his agents was in New York City visiting a girlfriend’s apartment and on the refrigerator was my two-page list of ‘yes foods and no foods’ which is famous.”