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Janet Jackson Says Celebrities Eat Kleenex to Lose Weight

Janet Jackson on Piers Morgan: Some Stars "Eat Kleenex" to Lose Weight

On CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, Janet Jackson talked at length about her constant struggle with self-esteem and body image. The interview, which aired on Tuesday evening, is a revealing look into Janet's past and coincides with the release of her new book True You — part memoir, part advice book on dealing with the pressures surrounding body image.

Besides describing her own struggles with weight and body image, Janet gave a revealing look into the extreme lengths that celebrities endure to maintain their weight: "Some of the stories I hear . . . I'm not going to name names (but) this is the worst. Eating tissue, Kleenex, so it fills the stomach. So you're full. So you don't want another bite to eat and so that's what you eat."

Janet admits to only hearing the stories secondhand, but the idea of anyone eating tissue for weight loss is both shocking and sad. It's also a reminder of the unnecessary lengths many individuals put themselves through to look a certain way.

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isahrangme isahrangme 6 years
i didn't actually eat it to suppress hunger, but when i was really little, kindergarten/first grade, i would eat napkins... just cuz. i thought it was good and also cool that i could eat them... i think? really, who knows why i did it. but i also remember that i was NEVER hungry when i was little. my mom would ask me if i was, and i just didn't understand, even though i didn't eat much. this is very funny to me
northcarolinag2 northcarolinag2 6 years
I'm actually interested to know what other things besides tissues people eat
amber512 amber512 6 years
Unless gum counts, not at all!
Mouzzer Mouzzer 6 years
Holy moly. I cannot even imagine!! The only thing I have done near this is sip on Hydrangea tea to tie me over 'till lunch, Still, most of the time, I will also nibble on something if it's around.
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