Jennifer Hudson: 'I Don't Want To Lose Any More Weight'

08/03/2010 at 03:00 PM ET

John Akehurst for InStyle

Jennifer Hudson has experienced a long list of firsts this past year, from having a baby and planning a wedding to tackling a meaty new role, but none have been quite as shocking as her total body transformation. After dropping from a size 16 to a 6, the fall cover girl tells InStyle Makeover that she sometimes has to do a double take when she sees herself in photos. “I’m like, ‘Wow! This is what I look like?'” says the new mom, who slimmed down with 5-day-a-week workouts with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and following Weight Watchers, which she is now the spokesperson for. “It’s not a diet, it’s really a way of living that teaches you better skills,” says Hudson, who admits to faltering on stricter eating plans. “For years I felt like I could never have ice cream, but I can eat ice cream occasionally now!” And with her sleek new look, the star has also developed an entirely different type of appetite—for clothes! “I have a serious shopping problem now,” Jennifer confesses. “Each city we go to, my suitcase won’t hold my new clothes so we have to box them up and ship them home.” And while change seems to be a constant for this multi-talented star, don’t expect her to drop another dress size. “I don’t want to lose any more weight, and you’re never going to see me skinny.” To hear more from Jennifer’s interview, check out or pick up the fall issue of InStyle Makeover, on newsstands Friday. —Jessie Goldberg

John Akehurst for InStyle

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deon on

JENNIFER u are a wonderful actress, singer and role model…….U ARE TRULY BEAUTFUL ,KEEP UP the great work ….Blessings 2 u

Nakia on

She looks amazing. @ D from Alaska, so what she can afford a personal chef and trainer? Does that negate the fact that she is working out and losing weight a healthy way. You sound bitter about this young lady success in both the business and weight loss. @ Jenn..tsk tsk..YOU think she looked better the way she was. Thank God she wasn’t doing this to please you or anyone else. Just based off of some of the comments here, there are a lot of bitter, hateful, jealous women in the world and I can almost garuantee none of you are married or in a committed relationship or even happy with yourselves.smh

Bonnie on

She looks amazing! And I LOVE that she wants to stay a size 6 and isn’t compelled by pressure from the industry she’s in to go any smaller. You can tell that she’s just trying to be HEALTHY! What a fantastic role model.

Jammie on

She looks MARVELOUS. What an inspiration!

Linda on

I think Jennifer looks great. however, I can’t believe some of the negative comments that are being stated by people that have no personal connections with her. Why are some of you making such negative remarks. Why do you care if she stays looking great or not. Some of you just don’t have anything positive to feel about anyone,not even when it comes to yourself.

Rosaline on

Jernnifer looks goood! Lets face it she is a beautiful black woman, stop the hating. Can we give a compliment when one is do!

Rachel on

I think she looks FABULOUS! YOU GO GIRL!

PDivaWilliams on

Jennifer you look so amazing!! I love it!keep your head up and be the best mommy and wife to be you can!! Go Jennifer!!!

Eddie B on

Jenn you look absolutely wonderful and I’m happy for your marrage, your baby, But girl I need you to sing for me in concert soon as you can

Dean on

Jennifer always was too fat and still is! She needs to lose many more pounds.

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