Country superstar Miranda Lambert is healthy and happy after her rumored 45-pound weight loss, and slammed speculation that she's suffering from the eating disorder anorexia.
"I'm not anorexic," Lambert told USA Today. "I'm not sure if I'm not pregnant, because I'm supposed to be having an alien child. That's the next headline. I'm happy. You'll have to ask Blake how he feels [about our marriage]."
Miranda said she tries to avoid reading sensationalist tabloid headlines, which have simultaneously reported that she's anorexic, pregnant, and/or getting divorced from husband Blake Shelton.
Miranda has reportedly lost 45 pounds during the past few months because she wanted to turn over a new leaf as she turned 30. The blonde beauty said her junk-food diet during her 20s resulted in dramatic weight fluctuations, but she decided once and for all to take charge of her health.
Portion-Controlled Diet and Circuit-Training Workouts
Lambert said she's vigilant about her diet and exercise routine because she can easily regain the weight if she slacks off.
"It's really easy to gain weight and it's really hard to lose weight," Miranda told Women's Health. "Smaller portions help. I haven't given up everything. I try to just cut everything in half. We do cardio and a lot of circuit-training."
Lambert, whose favorite snack is Cheetos, credited a portion-controlled diet and rigorous cardio and fat-burning circuit-training workouts for her stunning transformation. Miranda said she 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," she said. "I usually just judge by my clothes. I would say don't get caught up on the scale because you can really get focused on that and it can make you in a bad mood really quickly."
The 5-foot-4 Lambert said her favorite body part now are her arms, which she sculpted with weight-lifting. "The favorite part about my new body would probably be my arms," she said. "I always struggled with having big arms, so having smaller arms, more toned is definitely a plus."
The blonde beauty said was shocked at the amount of attention she received after the weight loss, because she didn't think anyone would notice. Unfortunately, some of the attention wasn't positive.
Lambert recently hit back at rumors that her weight loss was due to plastic surgery. A furious Miranda denied she underwent weight loss 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," she 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."
Miranda, who has sold more than five million albums, recently dropped her fifth album, Platinum.