Miranda Lambert flaunted her 45-pound weight loss at the 2015 ACM Awards, where she denied divorce rumors involving husband Blake Shelton.
Lamber credited a portion-controlled diet and circuit-training workouts for her dramatic weight loss, and denied rumors she used surgery to slim down, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported.
Miranda began her weight loss journey after turning 30 in 2013. After spending her 20s yo-yo dieting and gaining weight, Lambert said she wanted to turn over a new leaf as she entered a new decade.
Looking back, Miranda, 31, admits she was bothered by unflattering tabloid photos that made her look like she had a double chin and fat arms. The blonde beauty said her junk-food diet during her 20s resulted in huge weight fluctuations, but she decided once and for all to take charge of her health.
The physical transformation mirrored internal changes, including becoming calmer and happier. “I feel like people have accepted me for who I am, with all the craziness, loudness and fire,” said Lambert. “At some point, you calm down.”
Lambert, whose favorite snack is Cheetos, said a portion-controlled diet, cardio exercise, and fat-burning circuit-training workouts were responsible for her dramatic weight loss.
“Smaller portions help,” Miranda said. “I haven’t given up everything. I try to just cut everything in half. We do cardio and a lot of circuit-training.”
Lambert also tries not to get discouraged by the numbers she sees on the scale, saying constantly weighing yourself is an exercise in torture.
“The scale is something that can be your worst enemy when you’re trying to lose weight,” Miranda said. “I usually just judge by my clothes.”
Denies Weight Loss Surgery and Anorexia Rumors
Lambert vehemently slammed rumors she slimmed down with weight loss surgery. A furious Miranda denied she underwent bariatric surgery, and underscored that she had slimmed down the “good old-fashioned” way: through diet and exercise.
“I did not have surgery to lose weight,” Miranda blogged. “That is ridiculous. I lost my weight the healthy and good-old fashioned way. Watching what I eat and working out with my trainer Bill Crutchfield.”
Lambert said she is healthy and happy after her weight loss, and slammed speculation she’s suffering from the eating disorder anorexia. “I’m not anorexic,” she said.
During the past year, Lambert has made numerous headlines not only for her weight loss, but for her three-year marriage to Blake Shelton, with tabloids repeatedly claiming the couple was on the brink of divorce.
A furious Miranda dismissed the divorce rumors, crediting her husband’s love and sunny disposition for helping her depression and anxiety.
“I’m not sunshine and roses,” said Lambert. “Blake’s the happiest person on the planet. He pulls me out of my darkness. Literally, everything is the best about being married.”
Update: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton announced and finalized their divorce on July 20, 2015 after four years of marriage. Sources told TMZ Blake filed for divorce because Miranda had cheated on him with two different men.
Insiders say Blake had been very upset in recent weeks after discovering Miranda’s cheating and told her to get her animals off his Oklahoma ranch by July 20.