Our thoughts and prayers for Blake Shelton

Taking Control of His Health

When Blake Shelton recently appeared in a virtual concert, many of his fans noticed a significant change in his appearance. The country music artist, who is 44 years old, had gone through a health scare that prompted a dramatic physical transformation. But it wasn’t simply for cosmetic reasons.

During the early stages of being stuck at home during isolation, Shelton found himself falling into self-destructive habits. He would binge on food, snack excessively, and drink more than he should. Unfortunately, these unhealthy behaviors, combined with the inability to tour or work due to the pandemic, led to a concerning amount of weight gain.

In a candid Zoom interview, Shelton opened up about his struggles with anxiety and loneliness. He felt helpless and trapped, unable to motivate himself or seek expert help because he was confined to his home.

Overcoming Challenges

Eventually, it took all of Shelton’s determination and the support of his loved ones to help him turn things around. He started adopting better eating habits and incorporating an exercise plan, which ultimately helped him shed those extra pounds.

However, it was a wake-up call in the form of a mild heart attack that made Shelton realize just how detrimental his lifestyle had become. Those late-night indulgences like cheeseburgers and beer were taking a toll on his health, and the weight on his chest was a clear sign that something wasn’t right.

Making a Change for Life

After consulting with his doctor, Shelton understood that he needed to lose weight quickly to avoid further complications with his heart condition. This meant not only making short-term changes but also embracing healthy lifestyle choices for the long run, ensuring that he can stay fit and strong for years to come.

In his quest for improved health, Shelton sought advice from his close friend and fellow "The Voice" judge, Kelly Clarkson. Together, they decided to give the ketogenic diet a try.

By significantly reducing carbohydrate intake, the ketogenic diet puts the body in a state of ketosis. This metabolic process breaks down fat into ketones, which the body can use as energy instead of carbohydrates. Shelton credits this dietary change with putting him in the best shape of his life, even better than before his minor heart attack.

Finding Inspiration

Shelton’s story serves as an incredible source of inspiration for those looking to make positive lifestyle changes, especially during these challenging times of the pandemic. By making simple adjustments like cutting out high-carbohydrate processed foods, increasing intake of leafy greens, and reducing portion sizes, anyone can start their journey towards a healthier lifestyle, much like Shelton did.

Let’s join together in sending our thoughts and prayers to Blake Shelton as he continues on his path to better health.

Blake Tollison Shelton was born in Ada, Oklahoma, to Dorothy Ann (née Bristol) (born 1936), a beauty salon owner, and Richard Lee “Dick” Shelton (1940–2012), a car salesman. Shelton began singing at an early age and by the age of 12, he was taught how to play the guitar by his uncle.[7] By age 15, he had written his first song. By age 16, he had received a Denbo Diamond Award in his home state.[1] On November 13, 1990, his older brother, Richie Shelton was killed in an automobile accident at 24.