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Jennifer Hudson Oscars 2011 (PICTURES): Stunning or Too Thin?

Jennifer Hudson at the 83rd Academy Awards red carpet
Jennifer Hudson at the 83rd Academy Awards red carpet in Los Angeles. Getty

(CBS) To some eyes, Jennifer Hudson gets more fabulous every time she walks in front of a camera. The singer certainly looked glamorous on the red carpet before last night's Academy Awards and said she felt like "Cinderella" while showing off her increasingly slimmed down figure.

But has her weight loss gone too far?

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"Jennifer Hudson's appearance left me wondering how far she has pushed the Weight Watchers diet," says New York-based dietitian Marisa Sherry. "She looks good, but each time I see her she seems to be getting skinnier and skinnier and she's now at the point where I would start to question how far she will go."

Hudson has been turning heads since her incredible transformation last year. The starlet dropped five dress sizes and 80 pounds thanks to a rigorous diet and fitness regime as well as help from Weight Watchers - all this after giving birth to her first child in 2009.

"It's like a brand new me," she told Oprah a few weeks before the Oscars. "Sometimes I don't even recognize myself."

But Sherry worries that Hudson's up and down history with weight loss could put stress on her body. She's also concerned about the message for young fans.

"If she can maintain this lifestyle and show that she is eating real food, not starving herself, then she will be a great role model," says Sherry. "But if she continues to lose weight and isn't doing this in a healthy way than I would be concerned about what impression that leaves on young people."

Certainly for now, Hudson says she is feeling good. "For anyone going to the Oscars, let's face it, you're the princess, you're going to the ball, you're Cinderella." She told Deborra-Lee Furness of musicrooms.net.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Was Jennifer Hudson stunning last night or taking her weight loss too far?