Well-known soul singer Aretha Franklin is 85 pounds lighter and she is on top of the world! Amid a whole lot of rumors about her tryst with pancreatic cancer and about her mysterious surgery leading many to speculate it to be gastric bypass, Aretha Franklin has bared all her weight loss secrets in a recent interview. The secret to losing weight according to her is to choose a healthy diet and lifestyle. Aretha said, "I go to the healthier foods that are less chemically treated. I used to have hamburgers coming and going, especially when I was on the road. I am now opting for salads and healthier lunches." She makes it a point to walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes 3-4 times a week. Her goal is to fit into a size 16 by the time she turns 69."By my birthday I will be a 16; that's my birthday wish. And I just want to continue my super-maintained health. I look wonderful to myself at size 14 or 16. But 16 is OK, too. I will rest my case at 16," Franklin said. "Drinking lots of water is a good way to get rid of toxins", she added. Having been grossly overweight, she feels like a new person albeit with some changes. Source: Medindia << Fungus to Kill Malaria Parasite 'Glaucoma Awareness Week' from 6th March >> Recommended Reading Weight Loss Vital at Pregnancy for a Healthy Baby If obese women lost weight before pregnancy, it would benefit their babies, concludes a study that used mice to verify findings. READ MORE Thoughtful Eating for Weight Loss Dr. Brian Wansink, the author of Mindless Eating has claimed that if people think more about what they eat, they would lose significant amount of weight, rather than being on a diet. READ MORE Rare Surgery for Weight Loss at Fortis A rare gastro-intestinal surgery called gastric imbrication was performed by Doctors at Fortis. READ MORE New Drug for Weight Loss Will it not be great if you could just pop a pill to shed those extra pounds without going through any harmful side effects? Well, it may be possible now. READ MORE Battle of the Bulge The Ďbattle of bulgeí is the toughest of all battles. Once you put on weight it is so difficult to get rid of it. Here are the best tips to fight off that extra flab. READ MORE Bulimia Nervosa The term ''Bulimia'' refers to episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating, known as "binges," followed by self-induced vomiting or purgation. READ MORE Diet and Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss Correct diet and a planned exercise regime is the mantra of healthy and sustainable weight loss. READ MORE Diet Pills Diet pills are flooding the market by millions. The positive side of diet pills to most people is that they achieve their objective of losing weight. Medical reviews are against the use of diet pills. READ MORE Hunger Fullness and Weight Control An erratic way of eating or any metabolic disturbance in the hunger fullness signals is one of the major causes of obesity. READ MORE The Cabbage Diet The plausible reason that can be sited is the inherent low calorie property of cabbage. READ MORE Weight Loss Program For Men Maintaining a food diary and keeping a track of what you eat is the best way to keep your weight under check. READ MORE Weight Loss with Hypnosis Ė Does It Work? Hypnosis indirectly helps with weight loss by altering the consciousness through suggestions and imagery to a more positive state. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Find a Doctor Iron Intake Calculator Hearing Loss Calculator More News on: Diet PillsThe Cabbage DietBulimia NervosaThe Macrobiotic DietHeight and Weight-KidsWeight Loss Program For MenBattle of the BulgeHunger Fullness and Weight ControlDiet and Nutrition for Healthy Weight LossWeight Loss with Hypnosis Ė Does It Work?