Janet Jackson has banned herself from stepping on a scale as she continues to battle weight issues, insisting it's unhealthy to focus on reaching a magic number.
The R&B superstar has struggled with her figure for years and she signed up as the spokesmodel for the NutriSystem diet programme in December to help her win her health fight once and for all.
She has been showing off a more slimline look ever since, and celebrating her 46th birthday on Wednesday, the singer admits she's the happiest she's ever been.
She tells People.com, "I don't know how much weight I've lost, only because I stay away from the scale. I don't think it's (stepping on the scale) 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...
"I'm really happy with the way that I feel at the moment. I feel very good, and it's been a long time since I've felt this good."
And it's all thanks to NutriSystem: "It works, point blank. You don't have to starve yourself getting there."
But that doesn't mean Jackson is avoiding all her favorite foods: "I love caramel apples! NutriSystem doesn't have that, so that's probably my cheat food. I go out to dinner with friends (too), but then I just get back on it. It's about maintenance.