by Savitha C Muppala on  March 3, 2011 at 6:19 PM Celebrity Health News
 Aretha Franklinís Secret for Weight Loss
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

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