*Kelly Rowland says she has stopped eating sugar ever since she got her hands on Gillian McKeith’s diet book “You Are What You Eat.”

“I’m telling you, I’m not eating sugar. I didn’t even try to lose weight,” the Destiny’s Child vet told People.com. “[The book] is talking about sugar, she’s talking about meat, she’s talking about cheese. I did some of those things for a month, but for the most part, it is just sugar that is gone from my diet.”

Rowland said she was amazed at how the pounds just started coming off. “I lost weight, probably almost 10 pounds. But 10 pounds did a lot. All of my friends are going, ‘Oh, I need you to eat a muffin.’ It’s more here, in the hip and [rear] area, but it’s definitely trimmed down since no sugar has taken place.”

The singer also says she added a new physical routine to go along with her sugar diet.

“Right now, I have a pole dance instructor in Miami and she teaches me a lot,” says Rowland. “You’d be surprised how hard those ladies work.”