Janet Jackson Opens Up About Her Weight Struggles To Prevention Magazine

Pop star and actress Janet Jackson opens up to Prevention Magazine about her struggles with her weight, what she loves and hates about food and how she tries to maintain a healthy lifestyle without obsessing too much over her weight. Here are some highlights from her interview:

On being the spokeswoman for Nutrisystem:

JJ: I think people really connect with the idea of someone who’s gained and lost weight in a very public way, and also someone who’s an emotional eater.

On being an example to her niece Paris, Michael’s 14-year-old daughter who landed her first film role in Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys:

JJ: 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 Qatar businessman Wissam Al Mana as her soul mate:  

JJ: (Laughs) Maybe. Maybe. We’ll see.

On loving sweets, in addition to emotional triggers of boredom, sadness, frustration, stress and work:
JJ: Chocolate, cake, caramel apples—there aren’t many things I don’t love.