Valerie Bertinelli Dishes On Weight Gain

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Valerie Bertinelli admits she has gained back a lot of the 40 pounds she lost while serving as Jenny Craig spokesperson back in 2012. She also says she shouldn't feel public shame over the gain. The Hot in Cleveland star appeared as a guest of The View on Wednesday, and explained the recent unpleasant ordeal.

“Because I broke my foot three months ago and I’ve not been able to work out, the weight starts to creep up,” she told The View co-hosts. “Then, I started thinking, ‘Why do I feel so much shame?’ Because the cameras are on me? Because the paparazzi can’t wait to get a picture of me looking like I’ve gained a few pounds. It’s like, we have to take the shame out of it.”

The former One Day at A Time star says as she felt the weight slowly creep back on she started to panic.

“It started to panic me and panic me. And then I thought, ‘Well, wait a minute. This is my body. I’m almost 54. I broke my foot, I haven’t been able to move.’”

Bertinelli shared the following with her Twitter followers.

Valerie only recently went back to the gym since being warned following her injury about doing anything to potentially raise her heart rate.

"I’m back in the gym and ready to go,” she said.

Valerie Bertinelli has no intention whatsoever of starving herself either. She will lose the weight slowly, the way it should come off.

She shared the following tweets with regard to her recent weight gain.

“I still like to eat, and I’m going to eat,” she said.

She also added, “We all need to give each other a break, especially women. Let’s leave each other alone.”

Oh, definitely. Valerie Bertinelli makes an excellent point here. And it's not only women either. Even men can fall into feelings of fear and helplessness when carrying a few too many pounds.

Kudos to the Hot in Cleveland star for speaking her mind and sticking to her guns.

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Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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