Valerie Bertinelli, 63, says she 'no longer counts calories' and 'won't deny' ... trends now
Valerie Bertinelli is releasing a new cookbook.
The One Day At A Time actress, 63, looked vibrant and slender on the cover of Indulge: Delicious and Decadent Dishes to Enjoy and Share.
Fans will have to wait for it, though: The book is not coming out until April 2024.
'I no longer deny myself and instead indulge in the entire experience of cooking,' Bertinelli told People. The actress is big on body positivity.
'I have spent more than a decade changing my relationship with food,' the Food Network star added.
'All big leaps require baby steps, patience, forgiveness and a desire to grow and change.'
Yummy: Valerie Bertinelli is releasing a new cookbook. The One Day At A Time actress looked vibrant and slender on the cover of Indulge: Delicious and Decadent Dishes to Enjoy and Share. Fans will have to wait for it, though: The book is not coming out until April 2024
She shared she has stopped counting calories.
'And I stopped thinking of certain foods as good or bad. I quit saying no and began saying yes.
'And I let myself indulge,' she adds. 'I indulge in the pleasures of being alive, and food is one of those pleasures — an essential pleasure.
'This cookbook marks the journey that I—and so many of us—have taken to get to this place where I no longer deny myself,' she added.
And she said she has a desire to share what she makes with those she loves.
There are 100 recipes to 'nourish the body and the soul,' per an official description from HarperCollins Publishers imprint Harvest.
Indulge is available for preorder now.
In October, she posted her very first 'before photo' as a Jenny Craig spokesperson.
'Health is not a body size. Health is not the number you see on the scale. Your worth as a human being isn't dictated by your body,' she said while standing in the mirror, wearing a pink button-up shirt and jeans.
She looked thin in 2019 at the Emmy Awards in Pasadena, California, left, and very thin on the cover of People in 2009
'I thought I was fat the last time I wore these clothes,' she said. And yet, 'I've never felt more beautiful, more at peace, more mentally and emotionally stable than I do today.'
In February she said on TikTok that she had lost 10lbs.
The beauty was thrilled that she will now have to go down one size in her blue jeans. The weight loss is due to her participating in Dry January, which is when booze is cut out.
And the Hot In Cleveland star also shared that the weight loss is just one of the great 'side effects' of her alcohol-free plan.
The star said: 'These jeans that I'm wearing were so tight a few months ago that I couldn't comfortably button them. Now, they're so loose it's time for me to go down a size.'
This comes after she said she needed to 'heal' after she stumbled across texts where she was called 'fat and lazy.' She strongly hinted the mean messages were from her