Jennifer Hudson is convinced losing weight has improved her singing ability as her vocal range is now nearly as extensive as it was during her teenage years.
The singer/actress embarked on a strict diet after giving birth to her son David in 2009, dropping 80 pounds (36.2 kilograms) within months and becoming a spokesperson for healthy eating plan WeightWatchers.
She has now revealed shedding the weight has not only given her more confidence, it is also helping her voice.
Hudson tells British TV show Daybreak, "When I was in high school, I could do (sing) the whole piano. Now I've lost weight my voice is getting back to that same state."