"Two years is a long time to not be able to eat what you want," Spears wrote in her memoir 'The Woman in Me'
"No matter how much I dieted and exercised, my father was always telling me I was fat. He put me on a strict diet. The irony was that we had a butler — an extravagance — and I would beg him for real food," Spears wrote in her memoir.
The "Lucky" singer explained that she would ask for him to "sneak a hamburger or ice cream" to her, however he said he couldn't because he had "strict orders" from her father.
"So for two years, I ate almost nothing but chicken and canned vegetables," she wrote, before noting that "two years is a long time to not be able to eat what you want, especially when it's your body and your work and your soul making the money that everyone's living off of."
"I found it so degrading," she added.
Though Spears has claimed that life under her father’s charge was a traumatic, controlling period, Jamie, now, 71, has repeatedly maintained that he was acting in his daughter’s best interest.
“I love my daughter with all my heart and soul,” he told the Daily Mail in a 2022 interview. "They've heard the allegations from Britney. I don't mind taking that beating because I know it's not true, and because I don't want to start something else.”
“It’s happening ✨🤓📖 !!! My book is the highest selling celebrity memoir in history and it’s only day 1 !!!” her Instagram post caption began. “Thank you to the fans who have been so supportive !!! Love you all 🌹 !!! #TheWomanInMe @gallerybooks @simonandschuster.”
The caption was shared with a photo of the cover of her book with the words, “My story. On my terms. At last,” along with a promotional video.
"My book's purpose was not to offend anyone by any means," she wrote in a note posted last week. "That was me then... that is in the past!!!"
Spears noted that most of what she writes about in the book happened 20 years ago.
"I have moved on and it's a beautiful clean slate from here," she wrote. "I am here to establish it that way for the rest of my entire life!!! Either way, that is the last of it and s--- happens!!"
The pop icon noted she found "closure" in writing her book.
"Hopefully I can enlighten people who feel particularly alone in most cases or hurt or misunderstood," the “Toxic” singer explained. "Again my motive for this book was not to harp on my past experiences..."
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