Janet Jackson appeared on CNN’S Piers Morgan this Tuesday. She spoke candidly about her personal struggles with body image and the dangerous diets that celebrities fall victim to. The interview and her new book, True You, are said to provide genuine insight into the real Janet Jackson.
Janet admitted to having deeply-rooted self esteem issues. Her brothers teased her a lot as a child and being in the spotlight at such a young age made it difficult to accept herself. As a preteen, only 11 or 12, she was told she needed to diet and lose weight. She is pained by the drastic measures that some celebrities go to stay thin and is afraid that it effects the self esteem of young fans.
Actress and singer Janet Jackson recently discussed her healthy habits in an interview with Health magazine. Jackson confesses that she hates working out, but loves her personal trainer. “He knows I love sports and games, so that’s how he gets me. We’ll do obstacle courses. He said recently, “You’ve got to lift.” But right now, I just want to run and do ab work. So I’ll run for maybe an hour.” To make her workout more bearable, she also listens to music or watches movies while on the treadmill.
Once a vegan, Jackson has decided to make some modifications to her diet. “My trainer is constantly in my ear about not getting enough protein, so I started eating fish,” she said. “When we were growing up, all of us kids were vegetarians. No one had asked me to stop eating meat—I just noticed everyone else around me had stopped, so I followed the crew.”
Tune in to Tyra on Tuesday this week to get an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at Janet Jackson‘s tour. Janet’s revealing more to Tyra than the typically guarded star has in the past. The buzz is that she shares something she’s never shared with anyone. No word yet on whether the singer discusses her recent weight gain.
Later in the week on Thursday, Tyra takes viewers across the country to reveal hidden beauty secrets of regular women.
As has been reported several times since summer, Janet Jackson is still battling weight gain. Just this week she was seen in London wearing overly baggy clothes. This fall, she reportedly had to cancel a number of shows due to the inability control her weight. Read more over at the hollywoodgrind.com
On a related note: The last time Janet Jackson was written up here, the diet column, she was to be publishing her own weight loss book. The book is to explore her journey with her weight struggles and as she notes “really coming from the soul with it.”
What was once the Rhythm Nation could soon be the Weight Loss Nation. Janet Jackson, one of music’s biggest influencers, has announced she’s putting ink to paper to share her personal struggle with weight gain and loss. The book is currently in progress and has not yet been given a title, but Miss Jackson says she’s “really coming from the soul with it.”
She expresses that the journey can be different for everyone, and she’s merely sharing her own. During the past year the singer/actress lost an impressive 60 pounds, she says by eating less and exercising more.
Like many other celebrities who’ve publically struggled with their weight, including Oprah and Mariah Carey, Janet plans to share her experiences with her adoring public.
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