How Carrie Underwood Lost So Much Weight

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Carrie Underwood lost a noticeable amount of weight after she won “American Idol” in 2005, and in a recent interview with People, the country singer admitted that she didn’t do it in the healthiest way.

“I knew that I weighed more than I had ever weighed before,” Underwood said. “But then as soon as you start making little tweaks, people immediately go, ‘You look so great!'”

Carrie Underwood before she lost weight

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“Then you start wondering, ‘How bad did I look before?’ Then it’s like, ‘Well, I guess I should keep on going.’ Then you start eating less.” (PHOTOS: Carrie Underwood Is White Hot At The CMT Music Awards)

Carrie Underwood skinny

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“I was taking things with ephedra in it. It wasn’t the best way. If I could go back and talk to myself I’d be like, ‘Here’s how you do it the right way.'”

“None of it was intentional, you know? I wasn’t eating enough calories, but it wasn’t because I was trying to starve myself. I just didn’t know how many calories I should be eating.” (RELATED: Carrie Underwood Locked Her 4-Month-Old Son And Dog In The Car. What She Did Next Was AWESOME.)