Valerie Bertinelli holding onto ‘safety’ weight till she’s ‘more healthy internally’

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Valerie Bertinelli is getting uncooked and emotional. 

Bertinelli, 62, was a visitor on “Today with Hoda & Jenna” on Thursday and mentioned her latest well being journey and what she must maintain first earlier than she will be able to lose the load she desires.

“I haven’t stepped on the scale since I finished writing the book,” she mentioned about her memoir “Enough Already” earlier than she grew to become emotional. 

Valerie Bertinelli shared on

Valerie Bertinelli shared on “Today with Hoda & Jenna” that she is going to maintain on to her “protection” weight till she will be able to higher her psychological well being.
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“I’m looking at the monitor and trying not to judge myself too harshly right now because I know that I’m still holding on to this weight because it’s protecting me because I’m going through a lot of challenges, a lot of heartbreak, a lot of crazy stuff going on in my life right now.”

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Bertinelli then shared with the present’s hosts, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager, that she is holding on to “protection” weight till she will be able to make modifications relating to her psychological well being. 

“I know this weight is protecting me right now, and when I get healthier internally and emotionally that weight will come off,” Bertinelli mentioned. 

“Because I know I’m treating my body better. I’m drinking less alcohol, I’m eating less sugar, I’m putting more vegetables in my body, but my body is doing this for a reason … because it needs protection.”

She added: “And I’m not the only one going through these challenging times, we’ve all been through so much. I’m not the only one. And I’m not here to say, ‘oh, poor me.’ I’m here to say that when we reach out to people we love, or strangers even, that we don’t have to feel so alone in this world and go through it alone.”

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The Meals Community host shared that when occasions get “dark” for her, she tries to deal with the constructive and begin every day grateful for the life she has. 

The star has been open prior to now about her struggles with physique picture and psychological well being.

Valerie Bertinelli has been open about her struggles with body image and mental health in the past. 

Valerie Bertinelli has been open about her struggles with physique picture and psychological well being prior to now. 
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In April, Bertinelli wrote a first-person essay for New Magnificence, which showcased her struggles with physique picture and staying constructive. 

“But I want to start feeling the same about myself — no matter what weight I am,” Bertinelli mentioned. 

“I don’t have to wait until I’ve lost weight to be kind to myself and to be kind to others. It shouldn’t matter what I look like.”

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