From Challenge to Transformation: Kelly Clarkson Losing Weight

From Challenge to Transformation: Kelly Clarkson Losing Weight

How Kelly Clarkson Lost 50 Lbs During Her ‘New Chapter’ After Nasty Brandon Blackstock Divorce

Top-to-bottom denim isn’t the easiest look to pull off. But after shedding an estimated 50 pounds, Kelly Clarkson — who donned a jeans midi dress by Favorite Daughter during the March 5 episode of her namesake talk show — is open to taking more fashion risks.

“She’s dropped from a size 14 to around a size 8,” an insider exclusively reveals to Life & Style. “Kelly feels good and is having fun switching up her wardrobe!”

While fitting into a whole new range of cool clothes is a pleasant side effect, the reason behind Kelly’s slimdown was health-related: Doctors told her over two years ago that she was “pre-diabetic.”Back then, the “Stronger” singer, 41, was in the process of finalizing her contentious divorce from husband of seven years Brandon Blackstock — and focused more on how kids River, 9, and Remington, 7, were adjusting than her own well-being. It wasn’t until recently, she admits, that “I was like, ‘OK, I’ll do something about it.’”

For Kelly, it meant upping her daily step count, sticking to a high-protein diet while cutting back on sugar and carbs, and, finally, listening to what the medical pros advised.

“Now she has more energy,” the insider notes to Life & Style. “Kelly is starting a new chapter in her life.”