06/16/2011 at 09:30 AM EDT
says she needs to take a break from that Kit Kat bar.
Gomez, 18, blames an overload of junk food for her hospitalization
for what she called a bad case of being "malnourished"
“I do eat," she said on Kidd Kraddick's radio show
in Texas on Thursday. "The problem is I don’t eat right. I love everything that’s possibly not good for me."
But referring to her "Supermom," Gomez says she's getting help doing what's better for her body.
"She’s definitely shoving vitamins down my mouth and following me around," she says of her mommy. "But at the same time, I was a stubborn kid, so I got to eat whatever I wanted. I have to have creamed spinach or cheese on my broccoli. I have to have something that makes it not healthy."
Gomez's favorite guilty pleasures? "I love M&Ms, Kit Kats, Snickers and Goobers at the movies," she admits.
Luckily, thanks to her mom's influence, Gomez is on the path to recovery.
"I'm good now, thank you," she says. "I'm so much better."