"For me, it's not about a number on a scale. It's not about necessarily even a size. It's about feeling good and being comfortable in your own skin. Right now, I feel really great. I feel better than I've ever felt," she added. The new Carey revealed to US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, how a French diet and a fitness guru helped her lose the unwanted pounds.
She even invited Oprah's cameras to film her punishing get-fit routine with trainer Patricia as she went through stretches and exercises in a pool. She gave the show access to the kitchen at her luxury New York apartment to see where her healthy meals are prepared.
Mariah also revealed she found it most difficult to give up her favourite meal, macaroni and cheese. "It broke my heart. That's the thing that I have difficulty letting go of because that's comfort food. So basically I'm uncomfortable," she added.