Janet Jackson's an Emotional Eater. Are You?

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janet jackson harper's bazaar true you book

The October issue of Harper's Bazaar
hits newsstands September 22

Like a lot of us, Janet Jackson's weight has yo-yoed more than she'd like. The only difference is, she's had not-so-flattering photos of herself splashed across the tabloids. In the October issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine (on which she gorgeously graces the cover), Janet talks about her struggle with her weight, which she attributes to being an emotional eater, and her upcoming diet and self-esteem book True You.

She tells Bazaar: "[The book]  was originally about weight loss. But I wanted it to be more about my triggers. I can be an emotional eater. Of late, I have been doing that, yes. It started when I was very little. My brothers were gone on tour a lot, and I would miss them so much. Certain things in my life would become triggers. I wish I’d had a book like this when I was that young. People forget that everyone has things going on. It’s still important to face reality, and not that I’m running, but sometimes you just need to get away for a second."

Jackson is writing True You with David Ritz (who co-authored her book I, Janet) and it is scheduled to come out in 2010 by Simon & Schuster.

To read more of Jackson's interview with Harper's Bazaar (she opens up about her brother Michael Jackson's death for the first time), check out the October issue.

Are you an emotional eater? What makes you binge?


emotional health, self esteem