Auntie Ree Ree never misses an opportunity for some chitchatter about the chitlins she is no longer eating.
Aretha Franklin still isn’t giving up any deets about the illness that caused her hospitalization and surgery this winter — instead preferring to divulge about her healthier, more fit lifestyle. Appearing Thursday on “The View,” the music legend talked about the diet that’s helping her keep off the 85 pounds she lost due to her surgery:
“I feel wonderful, I’ve got more energy, I’ve changed my diet, going to Whole Foods now, getting the best stuff,” she said. “Dropped the chitlins, drop the ham hocks, getting some — I won’t say better food, I’ll say other food.”
Speaking to the AP back in February, Franklin said, “I want to not only maintain the weight I am at now, but better it, by one dress size.”
And just as she promised, gone are the pigs’ feet from her diet.
“When you come off (a high-energy concert), a carrot or some celery just isn’t going to work,” she said at the time. “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.”
Why do we get the feeling that when the Queen of Soul goes to sleep, she dreams of a plate stacked high with chitlins and smothered pork???