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

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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