Getting fit and being healthy top the list of 2012 resolutions in addition to quitting smoking and fixing your finances. Is it your New Year’s promise to have the perfect hourglass figure like “Real Housewive’s of Atlanta’s” Sherée Whitfield but you’re unsure of the best method for you? Do you find it tempting to dial 1-800-GET-THIN or the most popular plastic surgeon in the area?

According to the Office of Minority Health, African American women have the highest rates of being overweight or obese compared to other groups in the U.S. About 4 out of 5 African American women are overweight or obese.
Hit makers Janet Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey and famed attorney Star Jones have each had their fair share of weight battles. The ladies chose different methods for weight management. Here, we’ve outlined their weight-loss results for you. –yvette caslin

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