Kelly Clarkson has pointed out that her weight gain over the past while has been due to a thyroid problem. She also opened up about the diet that made the entire problem go away.
Her Thyroid Problem & Her Diet
With the incredible amount of scrutiny in celebrity life, people have started to notice that Kelly Clarkson has lost a noticeable amount of weight, and so people are curious. During an interview on the Today Show, Clarkson said that changing her diet helped her manage through her unknown autoimmune disorder and thyroid problems, ultimately resulting in her metabolism to kick back up, and her weight loss to be possible.
She said that by following the diet recommended in Steve R. Gundy’s The Plant Paradox, she was able to lose her weight without her medication. She also said, “I’m not working out! People think I’m working out and I’m like, ‘Don’t think I’m going to come play some sport.’”
"I know the industry loves the weight gone, but I mean, for me, it wasn't really the weight. For me it was like, I'm not on my medicine anymore. My blood work came back, and I haven't been on my medicine since like February," she said.
The book basically explains how as much as plant-based foods are good for us, we should acknowledge the products in plant foods that are naturally designed to harm its predators. Harper Collins, Plant Paradox’s publisher, said: “Gluten is just one variety of a common, and highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin.”
A detail many may find surprising is that lectins are also found in some gluten-free foods, many of which we consider “healthy.” This includes “many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products,” and “are found in the seeds grains, skins, rinds, and leaves of plants.”
A likely evolutionary purpose of these proteins is to be purposely toxic to predators yet safe for the plant even more serious conditions.
Therefore, the book recommends “simple hacks” to prevent ingesting lectins.
- Eating white rice instead of brown rice- to avoid the lectins found in the outer coatings of brown rice
- Making sure you buy non-GMO, organic fruits and veggies that are ripe and in-season.
- Peeling fruits, including ones with edible outer skins
- Making sure not to ingest fruit & veggie seeds (such as watermelons and bananas that may be hard to remove).