Britney Spears is no stranger to headlines—especially as of late—but this time it’s the star’s refreshing outlook on weight loss and wellness that’s getting the spotlight. Posted on Friday, Spears shared a selfie with her 33 million Instagram followers featuring a bare neck and décolleté, complete with a candid caption on her recent experience with weight loss.
“It’s really weird whenever I try to slim down it usually starts with my legs first … then my stomach … then my face … and that’s when I know I’ve actually lost weight !!!! … When you swipe to the second pic you can actually really see how slim my face is but I’m not so sure I like it,” the star admits.
Spears, who will turn 40 in December, has said she turns to yoga, weights and body weight exercises—including her signature acrobatic moves—to keep up her toned physique.
“In the old days when women were heavier they were considered more attractive to men because it was a sign of wealth,” she continues. “I have a couple of throwback dances … from this summer where I looked heavier but it’s weird cause I think I was happier.”
Before signing off, the star offers an apology for touching on the topic. “Sorry for my shallow talk of weight … but it is what it is you know,” she concludes.
As to be expected, fans were quick to praise the beloved singer. “You’re perfect just the way you are,” wrote one follower. “You’re beautiful no matter what you weigh,” commented another. We couldn’t agree more.