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Valerie Bertinelli’s mental health skyrocketed after she stopped using her scale

Valerie Bertinelli fought with her for a long time body imagebut she doesn’t let it get her down.

The 61-year-old has opened up about her mental health in a new essay She wrote for New Beautyreleased earlier this week.

The Hot in Cleveland actress explained how her “mental and emotional health” improved greatly after quitting weigh yourself every day.

She noted that she used to believe that “the number on the scale is never low enough — it’s always too high — so I’ll just crawl under the covers and let no one see me until it does.” I’ll be happy when all the weight is off.”

Only after she finished writing her memoir”Enough now‘, which hit bookshelves in January, that she decided to stop stepping on the scale.

“[It] was a big deal for me and I haven’t stepped on a scale since,” she wrote in her essay. “My clothes still fit; My jeans still close. I guess I was afraid that if I couldn’t see my number and keep track of it, I’d be promoted…but that didn’t happen.”

Valerie Bertinelli, 1994. Ph: Jeff Katz / TV Guide / Courtesy The Everett Collection
“I do my best to live by the words I’ve written and not care what the scales say,” she wrote in her candid essay.
Courtesy of the Everett Collection

Bertinelli added that while she’s still on track to work on herself, she’s been happy with her results lately.

“It’s all a test and we’ll see how it works, but I know my mental health has improved tremendously because I’ve stopped checking the scale every morning – and that’s the first big step for me “, she said.

She also wrote that her weight “is what’s holding me back.”

“But I want to start feeling the same about myself — no matter how heavy I am. I don’t have to wait until I lose weight to be kind to myself and others,” said the host of Valerie’s Home Cooking. “It shouldn’t matter what I look like. I try to make that a reality in my life and then hopefully my body will follow.”

VALERIE'S HOUSE COOKING, Host Valerie Bertinelli, (Season 3, 2016). Photo: Adam Rose / © Food Network / Courtesy: Everett Collection
The Food Network host noted that she stopped stepping on the scale after she finished her memoir.
©Food Network/Everett Collection

The mother-of-one continued: “I do my best to live by the words I’ve written and not care what the scales say. I think that’s important. I think many, many, many people are living with a lie we’ve been told that if we gain weight we’re unlovable, and that’s just not true.”

The ‘One Day at a Time’ star previously opened up about her weight issues in a comment on “Today” last year. She admitted she “used food to avoid sadness.” She lost her ex-husband Eddie Van Halen for throat cancer in October 2020 as well as both of her parents.

“With the loss of my parents and dealing with other challenges that life throws our way, I have used food to not feel the sadness or the stress,” she explained. “But if I eat something away, I just feel worse. One of my personal mottos is “choose happy”. But sometimes that choice is really challenging.”

https://nypost.com/2022/04/08/valerie-bertinellis-mental-health-soared-after-she-stopped-using-her-scale/ Valerie Bertinelli’s mental health skyrocketed after she stopped using her scale

Dais Johnston

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