Nicole Scherzinger started counting calories when she was 14 and says her obsession with food once threatened to take over her life.
Nicole Scherzinger started counting calories when she was 14.
The 'x factor' judge says she was aware of her body shape from quite a young age and admits it started take over her life.
She told Shape magazine: "I started jogging and counting calories when I was just 14. I've been on every diet you can imagine. By the time I was in the Pussycat Dolls, I was on the scale all the time. It became my enemy because I noticed that when I exercised really hard, I'd gain weight."
However, the 33-year-old beauty says she's more relaxed with her diet and doesn't deny herself anything.
She said: "Now that I'm in my 30s, I've stepped off the scale. I just go by how my clothes fit.
"I'm more accepting of my body and have learned to really embrace it. These days it's all about finding balance. My new motto is: 'Stay active, eat everything in moderation, and stop being so tough on myself.' "