Tags: valeriebertinelli | weight | thetalk

Valerie Bertinelli Opens Up About Struggle With Weight on 'The Talk'

Image: Valerie Bertinelli Opens Up About Struggle With Weight on 'The Talk'

Thursday, 03 Apr 2014 01:58 PM

By Clyde Hughes

"Hot in Cleveland" star Valerie Bertinelli said on "The Talk" Wednesday that she is proud she learned to stop feeling ashamed about the weight she gained after breaking her foot.

"I broke my foot three months ago and the weight starts to creep up," Bertinelli said on the talk show, per People.com. "I haven't been able to move. My doctor even told me, 'Do not get your heart rate up.'

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

"I thought, well, wait a minute. This is my body," Bertinelli added. "I'm almost 54. I broke my foot. I started thinking, 'Why do I feel so much shame?' We need to take the shame out of it. We all need to give each other a break — especially women. Let's leave each other alone."

Bertinelli is known for her partnership with Jenny Craig, which has helped her lose more than 40 pounds a few years ago. She famously posed in a bikini to prove her weight loss in 2012.

Bertinelli stars opposite Betty White as Melanie Moretti in the TVLand series "Hot in Cleveland." Bertinelli first reached fame at 14 years old as the young Barbara Cooper in the hit 1970s television series "One Day At a Time," for which she won two Golden Globe awards. 

This isn't the first time Bertinelli has discussed her struggle with her weight.

"I was never really addicted to drugs. That's why it was so easy for me to stop," Bertinelli told Dr. Mehemet Oz on his talk show in 2012, according to People.com. "But food is a whole other thing. And I used food as a crutch, and I abused food in a way that I shouldn't have. And it made me afraid of food for a while, too, but now I embrace it." 

Bertinelli said at the time that her low self-esteem fueled her addiction.

"I'm so glad I'm not that person anymore," Bertinelli said on the "Dr. Oz Show."

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Suge Knight a Fatal Hit-and-Run Suspect After Parking Lot Crash

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 07:35 AM

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is being questioned in a homicide after the Death Row Records founder turned himself into . . .

Brad Culpepper, Disabled NFL Player, Sued for Being 'Survivor'

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 07:10 AM

Former NFL player Brad Culpepper is being sued by an insurance company that claims he faked injuries from his football p . . .

Binge-Watching TV Associated with Depression, Say Experts

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 07:08 AM

Binge-watching TV may seem like a great way to relax, but a new study found that it could be a sign you're depressed and . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved