Showing off a smaller frame at Sheryl Lee Ralph’s 21st Annual DIVAS Simply Singing gala last week, 25-year old actress/mogul Raven Symone talked about the stress of being a teen “brand” and its affect on her weight.

Discussing the matter with EURweb, Symone describes some of the methods she uses to keep the pounds at bay.

“I have a house with stairs, so I try my best to forget stuff downstairs and go up and down. I also have an elliptical [machine], but I do it whenever my weave isn’t in, when it’s my natural hair, because otherwise my hair gets messed up and I can’t be camera ready.”

The former “Cosby” & “That’s So Raven” star went on to explain that a lack of fitness habits weren’t the cause of her large size, but eating habits borne of stress. At the age of 15, and “with the weight of 150 livelihoods on [her] shoulders,” the entertainment mogul used food as a means to cope with the pressure that came with being both a producer and actor. The witty actress said,

“My body gains weight, why? Because I’m from the South, and I like dressing and fried chicken with gravy, and I don’t see a problem with that. Actually I want some right now.”

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Raven Symone talks weight loss by CherieNic

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