Janet Jackson is showing off her much slimmer figure thanks to Nutrisystem on the July cover of Prevention magazine. Inside, Janet discusses losing weight publicly, almost being diagnosed with diabetes, and how she views herself today.
On the health scares she’s managed to avoid
“Health was always a concern. When I gained weight in 2005, my nutritionist was very worried. I was close to having diabetes. Even when I lost it [and] then gained quite a bit back, there was always the thought of heart disease.”
On her public weight losses and gains
“I think people really connect with the idea of someone who’s gained and lost weight in this very public way, and also someone who’s an emotional eater. Chocolate, cake, caramel applesâ€”there aren’t many things I don’t love.”
On how she feels about herself today
“I honestly don’t even know what size I am. Now it’s about looking in the mirror and saying, I feel good. I feel healthy.”
On advice she’s given to her niece Paris Jackson
“We’ve spoken about the fact that you’re only a child once. I think there’s a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to collegeâ€”or notâ€”but wait till she turns 18. She’s a very tough, smart girl. But it’s a cutthroat industry. I wouldn’t want my child to do it.”
You can read more from Janet’s interview over at Prevention.com.