After starring in Fat Actress, Kirstie Alley rode a weighty roller-coaster that she hopes has ended with her new 50 pound weight loss. And although she enjoyed mocking herself in the comedy, Alley is committed to maintaining her slim-down success, she told People magazine.
When Kirstie initially went on the Jenny Craig diet, she lost 75 pounds between 2004 and 2007.
“It was so easy for me when I did it before,” Alley now recalls.
So this time around, Kirstie hopped back on the program with a goal of shedding 30 pounds. Instead, she dropped 50 pounds, linking her weight loss boost to her energy level.
“There’s this certain place I hit where I felt really energetic and agile. I was like, I want to keep going with this!”
What happened, however, to Kirstie’s own diet company, called Organic Liaison, which she started after she gained weight back? It suffered from associations with Scientology, reported the Daily Beast.
A former church member contended that she found a link between Alley’s weight loss system and Scientology’s diet. But when she was interviewed on the Today show and asked about the accusations, Kirstie blew up via social media and on the show.
“Just experienced the meaning of BLINDSIDED…,” she tweeted. “Shame on you Today Show…Shame on you.”
Kirstie also attacked interviewer Meredith Vieira for asking whether the Organic Liaison diet program was directly linked to Scientology.
“B*llsh*t. It’s not true. And it’s not the same building. Oh, God, no…I’m the top executive and the address in Clearwater is my accountant and he’s a Scientology Jew!”
However, Alley has defended the Church of Scientology on talk shows, including the following interview with Larry King.
Although Alley chose Jenny Craig for her latest weight loss attempts, she succeeded in parlaying her Organic Liaison diet system with the spokeswoman deal, according to People magazine.
Kirstie says she lost a total of 100 pounds in 2011 after competing on Dancing With the Stars and using her own weight loss system. But when the scale started going in the wrong direction, Alley decided she needed to return to Jenny Craig.
“I love that you have a consultant. It’s like being an athlete. No athlete is going to do well without having a coach. We have to equate that to life. Without a coach helping us along the way, I don’t think someone can make it for the long haul.”
In addition to using Jenny Craig meals and advice, Kirstie is swallowing the supplements from her Organic Liaison product line, which now are sold at Jenny Craig centers.
The Jenny Craig Web site lists the products under food, describing them without reference to Kirstie.
“Organic Liaison’s Rescue Me® is a USDA Certified Organic energy elixir that is a tasty way to stay hydrated.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Alley also has changed her approach to weight loss this time by including exercise in her lifestyle. And she doesn’t hesitate to bribe friends to get fit with her.
“I got a yellow townie bike and I ride over to friends’ houses. I bribe people. I’ll say, let’s ride to this restaurant and I’ll pay for dinner.”
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