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Miranda Lambert Details Her Weight Struggles — 'I’ve Been On Every Diet'

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Nov. 12 2019, Updated 3:44 p.m. ET

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Miranda Lambert is feeling comfortable in her own skin. During a recent interview, the country music superstar, 36, detailed her weight struggles and revealed how she was able to change her mindset and finally feel at peace with her body.

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“My whole life, I’ve struggled with ups and downs in weight,” she told Health magazine for their December issue. “I’m only 5’4″ so weight shows quickly on me. I’ve hit a comfortable place; this is pretty much my size. I’m a size 6, give or take five lbs., depending on the day.”

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That “comfortable place” has given her a new confidence that has translated to her live performances. “I don’t like being onstage worrying about my body,” Miranda explained. “That’s the last thing I want to be thinking about. I don’t give my best performance when I’m distracted by my insecurities.”

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The "It All Comes Out in the Wash" singer revealed that an interaction with a fan helped mobilize her and cemented her confidence. “There was a time when I wasn’t happy about the way I looked — but I was happy about where I was in my career, so I was like, ‘I’ll worry about that later,’” Miranda recalled. “I had a girl come up to me. She was probably my size and age, and she said, ‘I want you to know I threw my scale away because of you, because you’re so confident. I realized my weight is not in a scale; it’s in how I feel about myself.’ That gave me confidence to be like, ‘Whatever state you’re in, you’ve gotta rock it.’

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Though Miranda was once super restrictive about her eating habits, now she's adopted a more relaxed approach. “I don’t have any rhyme or reason to my fitness routine or dieting. I’ve been on every diet. Every time I did low-carb, I would gain the weight back so quickly,” she said. “Sometimes I have a couple weeks where I just drink beer and eat cheeseburgers. And then I’ll go, ‘That was fun, but my stuff doesn’t fit.’ Then I’ll spend a month doing Pilates or riding a lot and running.”

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The Texas native also uses running as a way to bond with husband Brendan McLoughlin. “I’m not a runner, but I’m trying to be one,” she said before quipping, “Brendan does a pity run with me, and then he does his real run. It’s sad."

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"These days, I just try to feel good about myself and know that I’m trying," Miranda added.

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What do you think about Miranda speaking so candidly about her body image issues? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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