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Mariah Carey says she empathizes with women who have a lot of weight to lose after she found herself in a similar situation after giving birth to twins, Monroe and Moroccan.

Posing in a skimpy style for the cover of Shape magazine, the singer told the magazine:

“I put on 70 lbs. but if you look at me in pictures you’d think it was more like 9,000 lbs. I have a lot of empathy with people who have to lose a lot of weight.”

The 42-year-old Jenny Craig spokesperson admitted that it wasn’t as easy to drop the weight as she had hoped.

“I used to be able to slim down just by exercising more, but that’s changed. Since having the babies, I realise that 90 percent of losing weight is my diet.”

Mariah opened up about the mental struggle to lose so much weight, telling Shape, “I’ve been there and I know what they are going through. I remember thinking at the time: ‘I’ll never look or feel the same again.’”

Do you have any weight loss tips? Summer is just around the corner so leave your slim-down advice, below.


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