By now you’ve probably noticed that Kelly Clarkson is looking particularly fit these days— and while we think she’s beautiful regardless of her size, she seems to be happy and healthy which, at the end of the day, is what’s most important.
In recent interviews, Kelly has shared that she actually hasn’t had to hit the gym to shed some pounds, but has been eating clean (and drinking wine) instead— and she credits a book by Dr. Steven R. Gundry for keeping her on track.
“I literally read this book, and I did it for this autoimmune disease that I had and I had a thyroid issue, and now all my levels are back up. I’m not on medicine anymore because of this book” she said in an interview. “It’s basically about how we cook our food, non-GMO, no pesticides, eating really organic.”
Enter: “The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain.”
The title is a mouthful, but the contents are what Kelly says helped her understand what she’s putting in her body. According to the book’s listing, author Dr. Steven R. Gundry, a renowned cardiologist, uses the book to uncover the truth about plants and how some are actually made to “defend themselves from being consumed by humans.”
From gluten to lectins, the book teaches you about the things that are actually happening inside your body when you consume certain foods and how you can make small (and realistic) changes in your daily diet that will result in weight loss and overall better health.
As a sneak peek, here are a few of the hacks Dr. Gundry shares in the book:
- Peel your veggies. Most of the lectins are contained in the skin and seeds of plants; simply peeling and de-seeding vegetables (like tomatoes and peppers) reduces their lectin content.
- Shop for fruit in season. Fruit contain fewer lectins when ripe, so eating apples, berries, and other lectin-containing fruits at the peak of ripeness helps minimize your lectin consumption.
- Swap your brown rice for white. Whole grains and seeds with hard outer coatings are designed by nature to cause digestive distress—and are full of lectins.