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Janet Jackson on Nutrisystem diet: 'People can relate to my struggle'

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Janet Jackson performs at The Grand Canal Theatre Dublin, Ireland

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Janet Jackson has insisted that her role as Nutrisystem spokesperson will reach many people.

The pop singer confessed that she has always struggled with her figure, particularly with maintaining her weight loss over long periods of time - something she feels that her participation in Nutrisystem has allowed her to address.

"People can relate to me because I have lived it. I truly understand what it's like to have a problem with weight loss, losing too much weight or gaining more than you desire," Jackson explained to Us Weekly.

"It's about keeping it off. We can all lose weight, but learning how to keep it off - maintaining it - is what's difficult. Nutrisystem teaches you how to do that. You don't have to deprive yourself of things that you love, and that's what's so great about Nutrisystem. I eat some of these things and you think to yourself, 'Oh, I shouldn't be having this!' because it's so good!"

Jackson also revealed that she relies on intense workout sessions with trainer Tony Martinez to help her attain results more quickly.

"Right now I love running, so I've been doing a lot of running. I can't take someone yelling in my ear bootcamp style," the 45-year-old said. "He knows he needs to mix it up and make it different every day. He makes sure it's not boring because then I won't want to do it."

Jackson previously confessed that her late brother Michael Jackson used to tease her about her "big butt".

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