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Kirstie Alley Weighs In On The Presidential Debate And Why She Won’t Set Foot In A Gym

Kirstie Alley, the weight-loss crusader and former ambassador of Jenny Craig’s weight loss program, recently lambasted President Obama, accusing him of neglecting his presidential duties, according to the Telegraph.

The Look Who’s Talking actress came down heavily on President Obama for enjoying a golfing break at Martha’s Vineyard while the state of Louisiana was submerged underwater due to massive floods brought about by torrential rains. Kirstie Alley’s comments came when Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, and his associate were seen delivering aid packages to Louisiana’s flood victims, while Barrack Obama was criticized for not even addressing the calamity with a televised message.

And while various media outlets criticized President Obama for his handling of the incident, Kirstie Alley’s chastising of the president comes as no surprise, as the American actress had earlier given her support to Donald Trump through her social media posts.

Kirstie Alley has long been a supporter of the Republican cause, evidenced recently when she attended the Republican National Convention and openly praised Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter, for being a true champion of Generation Y. Moreover, Jenny Craig, the company that is endorsed by Kirstie Alley, had previously pledged support for the Republican candidate Mitt Romney who was defeated by Barrack Obama in the 2012 United States presidential elections.

In addition to being an outspoken political commentator, Kirstie Alley is still waging her battle against her own weight gain on the personal front. There was a time in the Look Who’s Talking actress’s career when her weight ballooned to 200 pounds, and she became so unhappy with her size that she sought professional help to return to a healthier weight. With the help of Jenny Craig, the actress lost more than 50 pounds, and she had been careful about her health ever since.

Overcoming her health problems was a familiar feeling for Kirstie Alley, who had earlier won a major battle against drug abuse in her youth. The Daily Mail reports that the Sibling Rivalry actress is still remorseful about her prior addiction to drugs.

“I wish I hadn’t done drugs. I did drugs between the age of 24 and 28. I think I could have skipped that era.”

On a positive note, Kirstie Alley acknowledges that her battle against drug addiction gave her the much-needed strength to cope with other challenges that she has faced in her life. Now, at 65-years-old, Kirstie Alley is facing another dilemma: a desire to maintain her healthy body while allowing herself to indulge in her favorite foods at the same time.

The actress doesn’t shy away from the fact that she loves to treat herself with her favorite foods, which include pasta dishes with decadent white sauces. Kirstie Alley also laughingly admitted that she loves being complimented on her fabulous figure. Recently, her joy knew no bounds when a young man approached her and complimented her, saying that she looked even better than the “beautiful Kirstie Alley.” It was clear that her admirer didn’t recognize that she was the real Kirstie Alley, and the actress admitted that such compliments have been her motivation to remain dedicated to her weight-loss efforts.

Surprisingly, Kirstie Alley’s fitness regime consists of a wide range of physical activities, but they notably don’t occur inside a gym. According to People magazine, a fitness-conscious Kirstie admits to an aversion to working out in a gym.

“I do stay active, but I hate the gym. It bores the bejeezus out of me. I’m not a lunging, squatting human.”

Instead of slogging away in the confines of a gym, Kirstie Alley says that she prefers to maintain her physique by pursuing other fun activities like dancing, yoga, walking, and jogging that allow her to socialize with her friends at the same time. Moreover, the actress doesn’t indulge in late-night snacks, having chosen to follow her friend Oprah Winfrey’s advice never to eat past 7 p.m.

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