Miranda Lambert is thrilled with her 25-pound weight loss, and admits it's hard to maintain. Lambert said if she doesn't stick to her diet and exercise regimen, she can easily regain weight, so she's vigilant.
"It's really easy to gain weight and it's really hard to lose weight," Lambert told Women's Health. "If I ate bad in the morning, I tried to do better at night, or vice versa. Just not blowing it all day long, everyday."
Miranda said she lost 25 pounds ahead of her 30th birthday (in November 2013) because she wanted to turn over a new leaf as she entered a new decade. 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.
Lambert, whose favorite snack is Cheetos, credited a portion-controlled diet and rigorous cardio and circuit-training workouts for her unbelievable 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."
Slammed Weight-Loss Surgery Rumors
Miranda, who's married to fellow country superstar Blake Shelton, made headlines after debuting her dramatic weight loss at the 2013 CMA Awards.
She 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 slammed 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."
Lambert said her three-year marriage to Blake Shelton is going strong, and is annoyed by the spate of ridiculous rumors that they're on the brink of splitting up. "I've had like five sets of twins in the last two years, and we've been divorced four times, and one of us had a $100 million divorce," she laughed.
Miranda, who has sold more than five million alums, recently dropped her fifth album, Platinum.