Revealed! How Christina Aguilera Lost 40 Pounds

by Charushila Biswas
ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition

Christina Aguilera, the ‘90s pop icon, lost 40 pounds in just three months! Her head-to-toe transformation was revealed when she re-entered The Voice as a judge. Wondering how she lost so many pounds quickly? Here’s a low-down on Christina Aguilera’s weight loss secrets. Read on!

Why Christina Aguilera Gained Weight?

  • Pregnancy Weight Gain
Pregnancy Weight Gain

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Christina Aguilera gained weight due to numerous reasons. Pregnancy was one of them. In 2008, Christina gave birth to her first son with ex-husband Jordan Bratman.

It was during her pregnancy that she started to gain weight. Women do! Carrying a living being in the belly, looking after its well-being, and hormonal ups and downs can lead to weight gain during and post-pregnancy.

  • Burlesque Tanked At The Box Office
Burlesque Tanked At The Box Office

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In 2009, Christina Aguilera went on a diet and lost pounds for Burlesque. She needed to look the part, and she worked with celebrity trainer Tee Sorge to achieve the look. However, Burlesque did not do well at the box office. This was a professional and a mini heartbreak. But what came next was totally personal.

  • Divorce And Heartbreak

Divorce or any kind of heartbreak with a partner takes a toll on your emotional and physical health. In 2010, Christina and Bratman called it quits. She started to regain the weight she lost.

In an interview with Marie Claire, Christina said, “I don’t weigh myself. What looks good on one person might not look good on another body type. I happen to be very confident in my own skin. It takes time to get to that place. But, it’s all about embracing yourself and your body type.”

  • Career Commitments
Career Commitments

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Christina had not even recovered from her heartbreak when the opportunity to be a judge on The Voice came knocking. She thought it was a wonderful opportunity and took it up. However, she was also trying to sell new music at the same time. With so many things on her plate, she did not pay attention to how she was feeling emotionally, which manifested itself physically. Her weight gain was constantly criticized.

During this time, Christina said, “The challenge I’ve always had is being too thin. So I love that now I have a booty, and obviously I love showing my cleavage.” But this was not the end.

How Christina Aguilera Lost Weight

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In 2013, Christina took a break from being a judge at The Voice and decided to take charge of her physical and mental health. She subscribed to a meal service from The Fresh Diet that allowed her to consume 1600 calories per day. She also followed a “rainbow diet” where she would just consume foods based on their color. Let’s take a look at her diet plan.

Christina Aguilera’s Weight Loss Diet

Christina Aguilera’s Weight Loss Diet

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  • Breakfast: Bacon, blueberries, and avocado.
  • Lunch: Chicken salad with tofu, spinach, kale, squash, pickles, bell peppers, green beans, carrots, and beans.
  • Dinner: Chicken/fish/ chickpeas with rice, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, cauliflower, eggplant, and carrots.
  • Snacks: Celery with nut butter and a shrimp cocktail.

However, she is popularly thought to follow the rainbow diet. Let’s take a look at how that looks.

Christina Aguilera’s Rainbow Diet

Christina Aguilera’s Rainbow Diet

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White Day – All foods are in white. She limited her carb consumption and consumed bananas, egg white, coconut, cauliflower, whitefish, dairy products, onion, and garlic.

Red Day – On this day, she consumed all foods that are red. She consumed raspberry, cherry, strawberry, red grapes, cranberry, red currant, guelder rose, tomato, kidney beans, beetroot, lean red meat, red bell pepper, and cayenne pepper.

Green Day – Christina consumed all foods that are green – kiwi, cucumber, spinach, kale, sorrel, lettuce, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.

Orange Day – On this day, she consumed all foods that are orange – pumpkin, carrot, squash, papaya, peach, apricot, persimmon, and Redfish.

Purple Day – Christina’s diet included all foods that are purple on this day – blackberry, mulberry, eggplant, purple cabbage, purple cauliflower, dark grapes, and plum.

Yellow Day – On this day, Christina consumed only yellow foods – yellow zucchini, yellow bell pepper, yellow zucchini, corn, mature cheese, egg yolk, and honey.

Christina told the US Weekly, “I’m not into depriving myself, I limit the bad foods that I like.” Christina also followed these points:

  • No sweets and sugar.
  • 3 meals per day and 2 snacks.
  • Adherence to the diet plan.
  • Alcohol is a no-no.
  • Unhealthy snacking is a no-no.
  • Drink at least 2 liters of water per day.

Apart from eating healthy foods and controlling her food portions, Christina also started working out. Here’s her workout plan.

Christina Aguilera Workout

  • Treadmill running – 15 minutes at 6 mph
  • Elliptical – 10 minutes
  • Chest press – 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Bicep curls – 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Tricep dips/extensions – 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Crunches – 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Leg raises – 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Side lunges – 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Squats – 3 sets of 8 reps
  • Yoga
  • Pilates

However, rumor has it that she used weight loss supplements and underwent lipo. Let’s find out if that’s true in the next section.

Did Christina Take Weight Loss Supplements?

Christina is speculated to have used Garcinia cambogia, a weight loss supplement to lose weight quickly. While it is quite possible, there is no confirmation that she has used it.

For most parts, accelerating the metabolic system with a doctor-prescribed weight loss supplement is fine. However, these supplements are not FDA-approved. You must check with a licensed doctor before you decide to take any supplement for fast weight loss.

Did Christina Undergo Lipo?

Did Christina Undergo Lipo

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Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove fat from specific areas of the body. Christina’s sudden and fast weight loss made people assume that she must have undergone liposuction. However, a source confirmed that Christina did not undergo lipo. She changed her diet, worked out, and improved her lifestyle to shed 40 pounds.

What Can We Learn?

What Can We Learn

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If you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything! Christina Aguilera proved it. She underwent two pregnancies, one divorce, and major career ups and downs. It is tough to keep it all together. But tweaking your lifestyle and taking time off help reduce stress and improve mental and physical well-being.

If you want to lose pounds quickly in a short amount of time, here’s what you can do. Alternatively, you can follow intermittent fasting for long-term weight loss goals. Don’t forget to de-stress, drink water, and sleep well.

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Charushila Biswas

Charushila Biswas is a Senior Content Writer and an ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition. She is an alumni of VIT University, Vellore and has worked on transgenic wheat as a part of her Masters dissertation from NRCPB (IARI), New Delhi. After completing her Masters, she developed a passion for nutrition and fitness, which are closely related to human psychology. This prompted her to author a review article in 2015. She has written over 200 articles on Fitness and Nutrition. In her leisure time, Charushila loves to cook and enjoys mobile photography.
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