If you are looking for healthy weight-loss inspiration, look no further than Kelly Clarkson. The singer has experienced fluctuation in her weight over the years, but thanks to some dietary changes, she has been able to shed a lot of the extra weight she piled on during her pregnancies. And, don’t worry, she does not recommend trying anything drastic.
While putting away the rumors that she had been taking unknown medication to help her lose weight, Clarkson revealed through her Twitter account that her success with losing weight can be credited to the food she has been consuming.
What Does Kelly Clarkson Recommend?
Clarkson first disbanded the rumour mill which had churned up fake stories suggesting that she was taking pills or following fad diets, and then went on to give all the credit to The Plant Paradox diet, designed by none other than Dr. Stephen Gundry which, according to her, has enabled her to lose around 37 pounds and has even provided relief to her thyroid issues.
In a previous interview that Clarkson had given to Extra, she had mentioned her autoimmune condition as well as her thyroid problems as a big motivation why she opted to follow this diet in the first place.
What’s In This Diet?
As you are probably aware, diet plans usually prescribe limited food options which you are expected to consume in fixed quantities or at specific times of the day. As human beings, we are naturally inclined towards eating a wide variety of food options, and so following a rigid diet plan becomes very difficult, at least for most of us.
The Plant Paradox diet also enforces certain limitations, but these are pretty easy to follow (and that’s probably one reason why Clarkson is an advocate of this diet plan).
All you have to do is stay away from foods that contain lectin in them. This includes beans, whole grains, and even a few vegetables.
The reason why lectin, at least according to Dr. Gundry, is dangerous for human health is that it has inflammatory properties which have the potential to cause diseases of a chronic nature.
Plants contain lectin because it acts like an animal and insect repellent, and this should be enough evidence to avoid consuming it.
Will It Work For You?
Just like any other diet program that encourages you to eliminate the consumption of a certain food type, such as the keto diet, medical professionals do not recommend that any healthy person should follow the lectin-free diet that Clarkson follows, even if it has worked for her.
According to Keri Gans, who is an expert on the subject, the lectin-free diet worked well for Clarkson because she was also suffering from a thyroid condition as well as an autoimmune disorder, and not consuming lectin helped manage her symptoms.
Gans recommends personalizing the diet plan according to your individual needs, without eliminating any food groups altogether as such diet plans are essentially unsustainable and considerably harmful for human health. In the end, a balanced diet tailored to individual requirements is the way to go!