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Miranda Lambert talks 25-lb weight loss: Diet company wanted me to lose 40 lbs

Miranda Lambert's 25-lb weight loss: Her diet and workout secrets
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Miranda Lambert is in the best shape of her life following her recent 25-pound weight loss, but said a diet company approached her with an endorsement deal asking her to lose 40 pounds. Not surprisingly, Lambert was shocked and insulted by the proposal.

"But I'm not obese. I'm only a size 8!'" Miranda told Women's Health. "I don't even need to lose 40 pounds! I thought I only needed to lose 15, but now that you mention it, dang, I do look kind of bad! Thanks for bringing that to my attention, *sshole."

Lambert lost 30 pounds shortly before her 30th birthday (in November 2013) because she wanted to turn over a new leaf as she entered a new decade.

Looking back, Miranda admits she was bothered by unflattering tabloid photos that made her look like she had a double chin and fat arms.

Fat-Burning Circuit Training Workouts and Small Portions

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. 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. I'm happy. I'm more settled. I've put down roots."

Lambert, whose favorite snack is Cheetos, said a portion-controlled diet, cardio exercise, and fat-burning circuit-training workouts are responsible for her dramatic weight loss.

"Smaller portions help," she said. "I haven't given up everything. I try to just cut everything in half. We do cardio and a lot of circuit-training."

Miranda 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," 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 Miranda said her arms (which she sculpted by lifting weights) are her favorite body part. "The favorite part about my new body would be my arms," she said. "I always struggled with having big arms, so having smaller, more toned arms is definitely a plus."

'It's So Hard to Lose Weight and So Easy to Gain'

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 maintaining her weight loss and newly slimmed physique requires constant vigilance and work, but it's worth the effort to look and feel great.

“It’s really easy to gain weight and it’s really hard to lose weight," she said. "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, who has sold more than five million alums, recently her fifth album, Platinum.

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