*Some women (and men) are obsessed with their weight and at every chance, get on the scale.
But superstar Janet Jackson doesn’t have that problem. The singer admitted her weight has been something like a yoyo, but she does not step on that scale.
“I don’t know how much weight I’ve lost, only because I stay away from the scale,” Jackson told PEOPLE at Marco Glavianos “Supermodels” exhibit in New York recently.
“I don’t think [stepping on the scale] is healthy. You’re setting yourself up to fail and women’s bodies fluctuate every month – certain time of the month in particular – we bloat a great deal,” she said.
And 46 never looked better. As the new spokeswoman for NutriSystem, the performer is impressed with the product, saying it really worked for her.
Unlike many celebrity-endorsed diets, she could eat the things she loves and doesn’t have to starve.
On top of a healthy food regimen, she works out on a regular basis, switching up her activities.
“If I’m getting ready for something like a tour, I work out six days a week. I like to switch it up. I may go for a run or bike,” she said.
*Janet Jackson showed off her new body at an event in New York on Thursday.
The singer, a spokeswoman for the weight loss company Nutrisystem, sported black skinny jeans and a cleavage-bearing fitted top while working the red carpet of Marcho Glaviano’s “Supermodels” exhibit opening.
Posing outside the Keszier Gallery, the self-professed “yo-yo dieter” said the real key to losing weight “is about loving yourself, and not let anybody tell you what you should look like, but feeling good about who you are; accepting yourself and knowing that you’re special and different from everyone else. That’s what makes you special and beautiful.”
*Throughout her career, Janet Jackson has struggled with maintaining her sexy fit body.
Just six years ago, the super star performer weighed 180 pounds, but she only stands at 5-feet-4-inches. The singer credits her weight loss to believe it or not, Nutrisystem, which she started in late 2011.
“People can relate to me because I have lived it. I truly understand what it’s like to have a problem with weight loss, losing too much weight or gaining more than you desire,” Jackson, 45, tells Us Weekly. “It’s about keeping it off. We can all lose weight, but learning how to keep it off — maintaining it — is what’s difficult. Nutrisystem teaches you how to do that.”
Now that she is in great shape, Jackson says she’s enjoying life and enjoying her food. With her new regimen, she’s allowed to eat some great snacks, including cookies, cakes and brownies.
“You don’t have to deprive yourself of things that you love, and that’s what’s so great about Nutrisystem,” she explains. “I eat the some of these things and you think to yourself, ‘Oh, I shouldn’t be having this!’ because it’s so good!”
But food isn’t the only thing she pays attention to. In order to look fit, she has to get fit. Jackson works out regularly with trainer Tony Martinez.
*Janet Jackson, a self-professed “emotional eater” who’s been a yo-yo dieter for years, signed on as a spokeswoman for the Nutrisystem diet program in December and is showing off her svelte new frame in an ad that debuted Monday.
“I lost the pounds I wanted to lose and you can too. This is what success looks like,” Jackson says in the clip while wearing a white shirt, black pants and a belt highlighting her thin waist. In the above print ad, Jackson, 45, is clad in a form-fitting orange dress and pumps.
Jackson, who is 5-foot-4, doesn’t reveal how much weight she’s lost, but Nutrisystem said in December that she had shed 10 pounds after a month. “I’m not viewing this as a diet,” she said then. “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.”
*Grammy award-winning recording and film star Janet Jackson has been tapped to be the new face of NutriSystem’s national advertizing and marketing campaign, she announced Thursday on “Good Morning America.”
NutriSystem is unveiling its new NutriSystem Success Program, which features new Chef’s Table entrees, new protein shakes, a My Daily 3 customized activity plan and a new transition and maintenance plan.
Jackson has made no secret that she has struggled with yo-yo dieting, which she revealed in her New York Times’ best selling book, “True You.”
“Dieting never worked for me, counting calories never worked for me, and denying myself the foods I love never worked for me,” Jackson said in a statement.
“With NutriSystem I am seeing results already, and I am so impressed by both the thought and the nutritional science behind the program. There are millions of women like me who want to be successful but don’t have the tools to do it on their own. I hope I can help inspire them.”
“She is very open about her personal weight struggles and will be appearing in a substantial national advertising campaign to help inform and motivate consumers,” said a NutriSystem spokesperson. “The ads, which were shot on location in Australia during Ms. Jackson’s recent worldwide tour, will debut before the end of the year.”
Jackson’s print and television ads for NutriSystem will be seen on various media platforms through 2012.
*Weight loss company Nutrisystem has dropped Lawrence Taylor as a spokesman in the wake of his rape charges.
“We are shocked and saddened by these very serious allegations against Lawrence Taylor,” a rep told TMZ.com, which posted a photo showing Taylor’s image replaced by San Diego Padres star Matt Stairs on the company’s Web site.
The rep added, “Based on the severity of these allegations, Nutrisystem has made the decision to sever our relationship with Mr. Taylor effective immediately.”
As previously reported, Taylor was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of raping a 16-year-old. The 51-year-old has pleaded not guilty to charges of third-degree rape and patronizing a prostitute. He was released on $75,000 bail and is due back in court on June 10.
Below, Lawrence Taylor appears at the end of this Nutrisystem commercial.