Nicole Scherzinger has revealed she has given up her weighing scales and learned to embrace her body.
The US X Factor judge admitted to Shape magazine she began focusing on her weight when she was just 14 and has tried every single diet, feeling extra pressure in girlband the Pussycat Dolls. But at 33 she is finally comfortable with her body.
Nicole admitted: "It's taken a long time to get here. I started jogging and counting calories when I was just 14. I've been on every diet you can imagine."
She added: "By the time I was in the Pussycat Dolls, I was on the scale all the time. It became my enemy because I noticed that when I exercised really hard, I'd gain weight. Now that I'm in my 30s, I've stepped off the scale - I just go by how my clothes fit.
"I'm more accepting of my body and have learned to really embrace it. These days it's all about finding balance.
"My new motto is: Stay active, eat everything in moderation, and stop being so tough on myself."
And Nicole insisted she doesn't deny herself.
She said: "I eat - a lot! Even with my crazy schedule, I never skip meals. I'll often have soft-boiled eggs, smoked salmon, and whole-wheat toast for breakfast; cold cuts, veggies, and fruit for lunch; and usually chicken or fish with rice and more vegetables for dinner."
The singer also confessed she indulges herself in a few treats sometimes.
Nicole revealed: "To really satisfy my cravings, I turn to my roots. I was born in Hawaii, so I love dried tuna dipped in soy sauce, kalua pig, banana pancakes with coconut syrup, and chocolate-covered macadamia nuts. My gosh, I could gain 10 pounds just talking about these foods!"