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Wilson Phillips' Carnie Wilson Fired from Diet for Not Losing Weight

Wendy Wilson, Carnie Wilson and Chynna Phillips of the group Wilson Phillips perform Nov. 9, 2010 in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, Calif. - Nov 9, 2010: Wendy Wilson, Carnie Wilson and Chynna Phillips of the group Wilson Phillips perform on set of "Extra." (Toby Canham/Getty Images for Extra) Toby Canham/Getty Images for Extra

(CBS) Singing trio Wilson Phillips may be getting critical acclaim for their new Christmas album, but Carnie Wilson, one of the three vocalists, just got coal put in her stocking.

The 42-year-old was dumped by the Fresh Diet company because she didn't lose enough weight and promoted a line of cheesecakes while pitching diet products, the company told the Daily Mail.

"She didn't stick to it, and she didn't lose weight. We had to cut ties with her," Ezzy Duchman, publicist for the California-based company, told the paper.

Wilson's rep said the singer lost 19 pounds and the company broke their contract.

Either way, Wilson's struggle to control her weight has been a long, tough fight that millions of Americans can probably relate to.

At one point Wilson, who is only 5'3", ballooned to over 300 pounds, according to the Daily Mail. After gastric bypass surgery, she dropped 150 and felt great. When she gave birth, her weight shot up again. She starred in VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, lost weight and gained it back again.

It's a yo-yo story that American's know well. More than 72 million of us are now obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That number has doubled in the last 20 years and tripled for children younger than 17.

You can listen to Wilson Phillip's new Christmas album here.


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