‘Fat Actress’ Kirstie Alley Drops 50 Pounds! How Did She Do It?

Back in April, Kirstie Alley decided to go back to the Jenny Craig diet – a regimen that she was a spokesperson for back in the day. When she was the spokesperson for Jenny Craig from 2004 to 2007, Alley lost a whopping 75 pounds, so returning to the Jenny Craig diet was a no-brainer for the actress.

She tells People, “It was so easy for me when I did it before.”

The Dancing with the Stars alum went back to the diet with the intention of losing 30 pounds, but it went so well that she eventually lost 50 pounds, and went from a size 12 to 14 to a size 6 to 8.

According to the 63-year-old Alley, she wanted to maintain her weight by keeping the regimen fun.

“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,” she said in the interview. “And believe me: If I bike four miles to a restaurant, I don’t wreck it with my order!”

Alley managed to control her diet by eating healthy and organic food at home. She also indulges with her favorite food like chicken fettuccine and chocolate brownies, but with the help of portion control and a consultant, she managed to maintain her figure.

“I started looking at myself as an athlete,” Alley said. “I was a competitive swimmer for a very long time and I remember that I wouldn’t have won anything or done well in swimming if I didn’t have a coach. I want it to be part of my life this time. I’m just trying to make it fun.”

On Monday, January 5, Alley appeared on the Today show to talk to Matt Lauer about her weight loss. She reiterated the fact that she will be staying with the Jenny Craig diet for the long haul.

“I feel like I’ve conquered that now. I’m sort of hardheaded. You know, when I used to do drugs, it took me a while to quit, quit, quit — and then it was done. And I feel like that’s occurred for me.”

Alley has been candid about her fluctuating weight, even starring in a reality show called Kirstie Alley’s My Big Life. Back in 2005, Alley also starred in the Showtime TV show Fat Actress. The show offered a satirical look on an overweight actress, and was based on Alley’s own experiences. However, the show only lasted for one season.

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