Actress Valerie Bertinelli is American. She is well-known for her acting and presenting roles on television. Her awards and nominations, which include two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, have made her famous.
After her child appeared in parts, she rose to fame. Valerie’s Home Cooking (2015-present) and Kids Baking Championship are two of the programs she has hosted on the Food Network (2015–present).
Valerie Bertinelli’s Battle with Weight Gain
Valerie Bertinelli (@wolfiesmom) has known about fame since she was a little girl. She hasn’t had body-related peace since she was a young child, though. Her problems with body image have become worse as a result of her early involvement in the entertainment industry.
She never had a slender and fit body type; she always had a certain type. Because of it, she has always suffered. She was the one who put on weight the quickest and lost it the least slowly. She had to live more than six decades before she realized she shouldn’t be upset about it.
The Emmy winner was raised believing that in order for people to accept and appreciate her, she needed to appear a certain way. If she didn’t look at the part, she believed it was her fault. Because of her physical characteristics, she continued to seek approval from others, but this never happened, which she perceived as her biggest failure.
Every parent and adult Valerie Bertinelli encountered who was meant to be in charge of her happiness and education let her down. She discovered that she could chase happiness through other people’s perceptions of her physique. She believed that her body needed to remain thin always. If she were anything less, she thought she was fair game for any criticism that was made of her.
The One Day At A Time actress had witnessed her father mistreating her mother and bullying her because she had acquired weight. A fifth-grade teacher once gave her a belly poke and warned her to keep an eye on that. Growing up, she was taught that gaining weight makes individuals unlovable. Since then, she has linked her value to her size and physical appearance.
This feeling of not being worthy of love due to her body only grew stronger as the Touched By An Angel performer grew older. When Valerie Bertinelli was a teen star in the comedy One Day At A Time, she spent her entire time comparing herself to her co-star Mackenzie Phillips, constantly examining every aspect of her appearance, and feeling self-conscious about it.
Standing next to Mackenzie, Valerie once told a reporter that she appeared to be standing in a sea of grease. She claimed to be the cheerful, happy all-American girl, but in reality, she only ever saw herself as a failure.
Taking that concept into adulthood, the Hot in Cleveland actor started working as a spokesman for the Jenny Craig program in 2007 and made multiple commercial appearances.
She wrote her memoir Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time the following year, in which she discussed the weight loss she experienced while adhering to the Jenny Craig plan.
Valerie Bertinelli appeared in a bikini on the cover of People to display her weight loss, which she had achieved over the period of two years and totaled 50 pounds. But as she would discover, the joy she had after losing all that weight was short-lived.
As soon as the photo session was over, Valerie Bertinelli started gaining weight once more. She was starving herself and exercising twice daily, but it was in vain because she was unable to keep off the weight she had lost.
The Food Network star described how difficult it was to sustain her extremely visible weight loss in Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge, which she penned and published in 2009.
When Valerie Bertinelli lost weight, she made the revelation regarding what occurred next. Dieting undoubtedly solves the problem of weight increase, but she recognized that in order to keep the weight off, one must address all the factors that contributed to their weight gain in the first place.
Valerie decided to drop a little bit of weight at a time as she started fighting weight growth once more. Then, in 2020, she was getting ready to begin the year resolved to lose 10 pounds—the same 10 pounds she had been attempting to lose for the previous forty years—when she suddenly realized as she stepped on the scale that she couldn’t possibly be doing that again.
She ultimately became tired of living in a cycle of weight increase, decrease, and then weight gain again because it had always been that way for years.
The passing of Valerie Bertinelli’s first husband Eddie Van Halen to cancer on October 6, 2020, had a profound impact on her outlook on life. To understand what really important, it took the passing of a cherished person. After that, she vowed to never again judge herself and instead to treat herself with kindness and acceptance.