Nicole Scherzinger hates dieting

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2010, 15:13 PM IST

London: Singer Nicole Scherzinger does not believe in dieting because she feels that they often trigger overindulgence.

The Pussycat Dolls singer, who is a proud owner of a slender figure, has tried various diets in the past and says she always ended up eating more, Contactmusic reported.

"I`ve tried every diet out there and they don`t work, because eventually the diet ends and I want the foods that I restrain myself from eating.

"It`s about having everything in moderation as long as you`re staying active. I also try not to eat late at night, not after 7pm if I can help it."

Nicole, who was born in Hawaii and also lived in the US from the age of six, said she initially found it difficult being a part of raunchy pop group and wearing revealing outfits because of her strict upbringing.

"I come from a Catholic background that was very conservative, so I wasn`t comfortable showing off my body and was very self conscious about myself. But I learned to deal with that.

"I was much harder on myself when I was younger and that`s changed now that I`ve matured," the singer said.

PTI