Mariah Carey opened up to the Sunday Times about her struggles with body image and feeling insecure and revealed the few things she does to look and feel her best.

She said keeping a ‘bleak’ diet and keeping her exercise regimen and diet specifics to herself, “I just don’t want people commenting.”

“Yes. My diet is very bleak,” she tells the publication, giggling. “I overuse the word because there is a lot of bleakness going on. My bleak diet is horrendous, but I don’t want to tell anyone about it because it’s none of their business.”

She struggles with her confidence,  “I am a pretty insecure person,” she explains, “But I have to get over that because this is the reality of my life. I look better than I looked a few months ago, but I am definitely not one of those people who says, ‘I look amazing today.'”

But it was especially difficult while she was pregnant.

“When I was pregnant, I had a house with lots of antique mirrors on the walls, so as I walked around I couldn’t help but look at myself—this huge pregnant woman,” she recalls. “I hated myself for decorating the house with all these mirrors. I was so mad at myself.”

But it’s the lighting and decor in her home that helps her feel her best.


“I have to point out this is a rented house—I would never have overhead lighting,” she said. “‘High hats,’ they call them. In my apartment in New York, it’s all recessed lighting, chandeliers, candles. This lighting is abusive.”

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