Cheryl Burke Weight Loss: 'DWTS' Star Is Not Sick, Didn't Have Plastic Surgery

10:56 AM EDT 7/11/2014 by Lindsay Cronin, Celebeat Reporter

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Cheryl Burke is looking a bit different lately, and some critics claim she's gone too far.

After losing weight and embarking on a healthier lifestyle, the Dancing With The Stars pro debuted a new, slimmed down look, but unfortunately, her new body hasn't come without criticism, and many feel that she's either gone under the knife or fallen extremely ill.

"Burke -- who recently dropped a sizable amount of weight -- posted [a] pic on Facebook ... and got bombarded with comments from people saying she looks anorexic," TMZ reported on July 11. "Someone even suggested she's dying of AIDS."

Prior to her weight loss, Burke had often been criticised for being bigger than the Hollywood standard -- and now, she feels that those same critics are the ones who are saying she's too thin.

In response to her critics, Burke told TMZ, "I didn't have plastic surgery and I don't have an eating disorder. I'm just actually happy."

In April 2014, Burke opened up about her 15-pound weight loss, telling Us Weekly she had sworn off traditional diets and developed something that worked best for her body. According to the site, via Women's Health Magazine, Burke "limited dairy to avoid bloating and embraced smaller portions of healthy 'clean' foods—a.k.a., minimally processed staples like Greek yogurt and lentils, plus occasional indulgences like her favorite Mexican dishes."

Burke also stays slim with the help of regular exercise -- and workout buddy Leah Remini, who she met on Dancing With The Stars season 17.

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