Janet Jackson, Nutrisystem’s latest spokeswoman has revealed losing weight was for medical reasons, claiming that she came perilously close to developing diabetes. Janet Jackson has loss a significant amount of weight and she believes her success can help inspire others, to do the same:

“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,” Janet said.

Jackson, 46, has admitted to being an emotional eater, citing common situations that caused her to eat such as being bored, stressed, frustrated or sad. Her food of choice was sweet food.

Jackson says that “health was always a concern” and when the weight started to pile on in 2005, the threat of diabetes became an issue. Attempts at losing weight fluctuated until her recent success.

The pop superstar keeps fit by working out with her back up dancers.

Janet Jackson Talks About Weight Problems