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Carrie Underwood says she used to take diet supplements containing a dangerous herb to try to lose weight.
The 32-year-old country star and American Idol season 4 winner told People that 10 years ago, when she was on the FOX show (pictured above, left), she was at her heaviest. She has since slimmed down and also looks fit after giving birth to her and husband Mike Fisher's first child, son Isaiah Michael Fisher, seven months ago. She used a personal trainer to help shed the baby weight. She told the magazine that in the past, she turned to weight loss supplements.
"I was taking things with Ephedra in it," she said in comments published on Wednesday. "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.'"