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Janet Jackson Named NutriSystem's New Spokeswoman

12/15/2011 2:20pm EST

Janet Jackson Janet Jackson is set to share her diet tips with fans after signing up as the new spokesperson for the NutriSystem weight loss program.

The Nasty hit-maker, who has battled weight problems for years, has reportedly lost 10 pounds in just over a month on the weight loss system - and she's so pleased with the brand's new Success scheme, she's agreed to appear in adverts to front the diet plan.

Jackson says, "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."

However, the singer insists she isn't watching the scales as she trims down.

She adds, "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. It's not just about losing weight, it's about making it a way of life. It's about maintaining weight. I've come a long way. I haven't reached where I want to be. I'm a work in progress."

The star is also backing the company's new NutriBank initiative, a philanthropic effort dedicated to nutrition and solving hunger around the world.

She adds, "Hunger is an issue that is so meaningful to me. I've had the opportunity to travel around the world during my career, and I've seen first hand the desperation on children's faces who do not have enough to eat."

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