Essence has a nice photo gallery documenting Janet Jackson's weight loss over the course of her career:

We've watched ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Janet Jackson struggle with maintaining a steady weight for most of her career. Today, with a better grasp on how to balance healthy eating with exercise, Jackson seems to finally be finding beauty in her shape.

As summer draws near, we're taking notes on how the beautiful pop star worked through issues with emotional eating and is now maintaining a healthy weight. Here's a look back at a whirlwind journey with weight loss and gain.

View Janet's Essence gallery here.