Kirstie Alley normalized speaking out about weight loss and struggles trends now

Kirstie Alley normalized speaking out about weight loss and struggles trends now
Kirstie Alley normalized speaking out about weight loss and struggles trends now

Kirstie Alley normalized speaking out about weight loss and struggles trends now

Kirstie Alley was open about her weight loss journey throughout her decades in the public eye.

The movie star, who died at age 71 after a short battle with colon cancer, normalized speaking out about her weight loss and her struggles.

'If someone is attacking me for my weight, I go flourish and prosper somewhere else in the universe. I'm the master blaster of turning lemons into lemonade,' she said to Women's Health in 2014.

Icon: Kirstie Alley was open about her weight loss journey throughout her decades in the public eye; seen June 5, 2011 in NYC

Icon: Kirstie Alley was open about her weight loss journey throughout her decades in the public eye; seen June 5, 2011 in NYC

During an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in2004, Kirstie said she signed on to do Jenny Craig because: 'Honestly, I didn't know how fat I was,' via People.

She ended up losing 75 pounds on the program, and used her weight journey to launch her hit series Fat Actress the following year.

Kirstie also wrote a book about her journey, called How To Lose Your A** and Regain Your Life: Reluctant Confessions of a Big-Butted Star.

In 2005, the actress returned to Oprah where she chatted about Jenny Craig and the impact it's had on her life after reaching 145 pounds.

'If someone is attacking me for my weight, I go flourish and prosper somewhere else in the universe. I'm the master blaster of turning lemons into lemonade,' she said to Women's Health in 2014; seen in 1989

'If someone is attacking me for my weight, I go flourish and prosper somewhere else in the universe. I'm the master blaster of turning lemons into lemonade,' she said to Women's Health in 2014; seen in 1989

'You know, I don't usually say this, but [Jenny Craig] has been a godsend. I needed a game. I'm one of those people that if you give me a sport or a game or make something really fun for me, then I'm on board,' she said.

'And I was just tired of the whole subject - weight loss, blah blah blah. And this has been so much fun because they have 8,000 things you can order [to eat], and you get your own consultant.

The following year she returned to the show and reflected on her body image: 'I was so introverted about my body. When I looked back on my movies and things [I thought], "Wow, you had a really nice body." But at the time, I was [feeling] not good enough."'

Star: 'You know, I don't usually say this, but [Jenny Craig] has been a godsend. I needed a game. I'm one of those people that if you give me a sport or a game or make something really fun for me, then I'm on board,' she said; pictured 1986 on Prince of Bel Air

Star: 'You know, I don't usually say this, but [Jenny Craig] has been a godsend. I needed a game. I'm one of those people that if you give me

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