Kirstie Alley’s struggled with her weight over the years, but look at her now, she’s such an inspiration

The truth is that most people struggle to maintain their perfect figure. Between the wish to look sexy and all those sweets and junk food that lure us to take a few bites, many are having a hard time to say no to the unhealthy way of living.

Those who don’t look the way societies expect them to are usually criticized about their physical appearance. This is especially true for the celebrities who are likely to end up in the magazines whenever they gain some weight.

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Kirstie Alley, an award-winning actress who we all love, has spoken openly about her battle with the weight and how she went from skinny to overweight over the years. Today, however, she looks the way she feels most confident about herself, and we believe she’s very beautiful.

”I spent my whole life thin, then one summer I probably gained around 40 or 50 pounds,” Kirstie told OK! in 2018. This wasn’t the first time for her to speak of her problem with her weight. Years before that, back in 2004, she had an interview with Oprah where she said, “Honestly, I didn’t know how fat I was. Thanks to the tabloids, I went, ‘Damn, girl, you’re fat!’”.

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This came as a revelation and Kirstie got her comedy series Fat Actress the following year. It only premiered for a season and was based on Kirstie’s life.

”I think women across the country will identify with her,” co-creator Brenda Hampton told TODAY in 2004. “It’s difficult to lose weight and find a relationship, no matter where you live. It makes it all the more painful when you’re in the spotlight.”

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Kirstie described herself as a “disorganized” person and she believes that trait stood on her way to organize her meals and eat more healthy. ”It’s not in my nature to plan,” Kirstie told People in 2016. “I’m a very spontaneous person, and that’s how I got fat.”

Throughout the years, Kirstie got help from weight-loss program Jenny Craig and she was Jenny Craig’s spokesperson until 2007.

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However, when she took part in the show Dancing With The Stars in 2011, she again gained a lot of weight that she was determined to lose once again. Working really hard for the show she shredded 100 pounds. She and dancing partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy finished in second place.

As many criticized her figure and her battle with the weight, people assumed she had undergone surgeries and even starved herself for the dance competition. After hearing those words, she took to Twitter to answer to the mean commenters, writing, “NO surgery, NO flippin lasers, NO barfing, NO starving … Jeez … my products, organic food, dance.”

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In 2014, Kirstie returned to Jenny Craig’s program and lost 50 pounds. But this time, her focus changed and she’s now fixed to maintaining the weight. She gave up sweets and junk food and is doing her best to avoid any weight fluctuations.

Speaking to Women’s Health, she said, “It’s so important for women to look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel for their own reasons, not because someone’s telling them to or because it’s fashionable or trendy.”

“Losing weight is losing weight, but just because you’re skinny does not mean you’re happy,” she added.

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Today, she’s much more disciplined and has much more energy, but still, being diagnosed with Lyme disease recently, she does have a hard time coping with her diet.

Being a celebrity and speaking openly about her looks and her struggles to lose weight over the years definitely served as an inspiration for many women from all over the world who are going through the same struggles as Kirstie.

To us, she’s one of the most beautiful women of Hollywood, with some extra pounds or not.

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