It seems Mariah Carey‘s recent 45-pound weight loss didn’t come easy!

“My diet is very bleak. I overuse the word because there is a lot of bleakness going on. My bleak diet is horrendous, but I don’t want to tell anyone about it because it’s none of their business,” the 45-year-old singer revealed to the Sunday Times in a new interview.

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Mariah in August 2015 (left) and January 2016 (right).

Though Mariah admitted she feels better than ever after shedding a few pounds, she confessed she’d prefer if people weren’t so curious about her new diet and exercise regimen. “I just don’t want people commenting,” she said.

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“I am a pretty insecure person. But I have to get over that because this is the reality of my life. I look better than I looked a few months ago, but I am definitely not one of those people who says, ‘I look amazing today,'” the newly-engaged star added.