Aretha is already working on a new album, but most importantly, she’s focusing on getting her health back on track.
"I want to not only maintain the weight I am at now, but better it, by one dress size," said Aretha.
Franklin has cut out some home-cooking favorites from her diet, such as chitterlings, pigs' feet and ham hocks.
"They're off my diet. They just really don't fit with Whole Foods. I had it for enough years that I don't miss it. You can't continue to eat things that are not good for you."
Franklin admits that it’s tough to stick to her healthy lifestyle but that she’s making it work:
"When you come off (a high-energy concert), a carrot or some celery just isn't going to work. I've gotta do a fresh fruit thing … and come up with some tasty and satisfying recipes that are going to work for me after concerts."
The world is better now that she’s back on track!
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