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Kelly Clarkson's inspirational 18kg weight loss

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a woman standing in front of a group of people posing for the camera: Kelly in 2016 vs. 2018. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Kelly in 2016 vs. 2018.

She's the new coach on US The Voice, but all eyes are on her impressive body.

In just a few months, Kelly Clarkson has undergone an extreme weight loss and couldn't look better.

During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show on Feb 28, she looked like a different person than the one viewers saw earlier in the day when the pre-recorded blind audition episodes of The Voice began airing.

"Kelly looks like she's lost 40 pounds (18kgs)," fitness coach Nadia Murdock Fit told Life & Style magazine.

"You can definitely tell there was a dramatic weight loss."

Inaugural American Idol winner Kelly, 35, has battled weight issues for years, especially since giving birth to daughter River Rose in 2014 and son Remington in 2016.

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But she's embraced her body type, and revealed last year: "when I'm fat... I'm happy."

Still, Kelly recently decided it was time for a change.

"She started losing weight four months ago," a source revealed. "She's been working out with a trainer four times a week." Kelly has turned to experts to help with her diet, too.

"I don't cook," she confessed. "We have a chef and her name is Lisa and she makes these amazing things." Amazing — and healthy. "Kelly has cut back on junk food," the source added. "She's been living on a high-protein diet and has swapped sugary treats for raw vegetables."

Sounds like a lot of hard work and sacrifice — but as Kelly has said: "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

It's great to see Kelly taking control of her health. The singer revealed last year how she was cruelly fat-shamed while competing on Idol. "Even on American Idol I was really thin, but I was bigger than the other girls on the show, so people would say things to me," she told People.

"But luckily I am super confident, so I've never had a problem with shutting people down and saying: 'Yeah, you know, that's just what I'm rocking. It's fine.'"

Good for you, Kelly!

This story was originally published on our sister site Life & Style.

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