Jennifer Hudson attends the Recording Academy's 2013 Pre-GRAMMY Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA (February 9, 2013)

Jennifer Hudson attends the Recording Academy’s 2013 Pre-GRAMMY Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA (February 9, 2013)

*Dieting can suck, really badly, especially when the results are short lived and the weight mysteriously reappears on the scale and bulge manages to bulk again.

But weight-loss extraordinaire, Jennifer Hudson, has maintained her tiny figure since dropping what seemed like a ton of weight.

She’s slim and sexy, cute and curvy. How did she do it?

In an interview with HealhtyBlackWomen.com, the singer shared her five secrets to shedding the pounds and keeping them off.

First and foremost, J-Hud adopted a partner to help her through the process. Weight Watchers happened to be her really helpful buddy. This friend, partner or mentor can also be a work out pal or trainer.

She also made sure to have fun by switching up activities including basketball or playing with her son.

Finally, because she’s constantly in the media, making her goals public generated a sense of accountability. It also helps that now her size is attached to her income.