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Janet Jackson Talks Weight Loss Struggles In Prevention Magazine

Janet Jackson can’t escape questions around her drastic weight loss. As the latest spokesperson for NutriSystem Janet has whipped back into shape and shows off her newly svelte frame as the covergirl for Prevention magazine’s July issue. In the issue Janet also dished on her niece Paris Jackson joining show business and her guilty pleasures. Check out some excerpts below:

On her weight loss:
“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 … Knowing I have these problems with body image, I ask my friends and family to tell me when I’ve lost too much. Because I will continue to pick on myself like all other woman do, and say, ‘You need to [lose] more here, more there.’”

On her guilty pleasures:
“Chocolate, cake, caramel apples – there aren’t many things I don’t love.”

On her niece Paris wanting to become an actress:
“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 college – or not – 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.”

On exercise:
“I don’t like to workout, and I get bored easily. [My trainer] Tony Martinez is great. When I’m getting ready for a tour, I’ll work out with the dancers. He’ll put us in teams and we’ll do all sorts of drills and races.”

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