Janet Damita Jo Jackson, famously known as just Janet Jackson, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer known for being one of the world’s best-selling music artists with multiple songs, shows, and awards.
As a star in the spotlight, she has struggled with her weight under the public eye. She has gradually worked on how to control her emotional eating as well as her unhealthy routine to help her find beauty in her shape. How did she do it?
Janet Jackson was known for her impressive abs back in the ’90s, and she progressed to being a beautiful leading lady. In September 2005, she reached her heaviest weight at 180 pounds, saying she gained it for a movie role with “precious” director, Lee Daniels. She lost it by going on a strict five-day-a-week workout plan with trainer Tony Martinez.
Jackson admits that she is an “emotional eater”, especially during stressful times. She did not let the COVID-19 pandemic affect her journey to fitness and now, she has shared her secret to her comfortable and beautiful body.
Besides boosting her flexibility, Jackson said that she opts for weights over cardio. According to her trainer, Paulette Sybliss, she puts so much hard work into her workouts to make sure she keeps the fit frame.
“We were doing three or four exercises with weights back to back. What that does—you would look at her and think she’d done like an hour of cardio with me—but when you’re working with weights and you’re working the muscle that way, it elevates the heart rate, but also it’s creating that fat burning effect both during the session and also when she left me, and that was key,” explained Sybliss.
Jackson does intense and gruelling workouts but she makes sure they don’t go less than 45 minutes or more than an hour. In order to maintain her progress without being too exhausted, she makes sure she rests and doesn’t get injured.
However, despite Janet’s massive weight loss, Sybliss revealed that the star wasn’t depriving herself to reach her goal. “I believe that if you’re eating well 90/95% of the time, you can eat in moderation anything that you want,” said Sybliss. “If Janet feels that she needs to have a chocolate cake, go ahead and have a chocolate cake. You’re not eating it every day. You won’t get fat overnight…A majority of the time she’s really eating well.”