Janet Jackson Is New Spokeswoman For Nutrisystem

Janet Jackson is the new spokeswoman for Nutrisystem, a commercial weight-loss program known for its home-delivered packaged foods.

Janet has been very vocal about her history of yo-yo dieting but doesn’t want to talk about the number on the scales. She states that she’s not viewing the program as a diet. “I’m not putting a number on it. I don’t look at the scale. I’m going about it in a different way this time.”

She’s following the Nutrisystem program because “it’s not just about losing weight. It’s about making it a way of life. It’s about maintaining weight.”

She works out six days a week, usually running at least 3 miles . “I try to be consistent. Right now, I’ve been on this kick of running outdoors.”

Her issues with weight began when she was a child. At age 10, she landed a role on the TV sitcom Good Times. “They told me I had to lose weight, and I wasn’t a heavy kid,” she says. Her late brother, Michael, often teased her. “He talked about my butt being too big. Some of us have a big butt, and some of us don’t. I’ve learned to accept it and love it.”

Over the years, she used food to comfort herself. “I used food in an unhealthy way — sometimes not eating enough and being too thin, and at other times eating when I was depressed, stressed.”

As for her weight-loss journey, she says, “I’ve come a long way. I haven’t reached where I want to be. I’m a work in progress.”

 

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Posted on December 15, 2011, in Entertainment, Music and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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