After being called overweight at 150 pounds, Valerie Bertinelli refuses to weigh herself

The ‘Hot in Cleveland’ star said she does not like ‘diet culture’ and focuses on getting enough protein, fat, fiber and carbs

Valerie Bertinelli revealed this week that she no longer weighs herself.

The 63-year-old shared two photos of herself in a bikini in a Throwback Thursday Instagram post, writing, “This is a 150lb body on a 5’4 frame. I don’t weigh myself anymore because this is considered overweight by whose standards I don’t know.”

She added that the standards are “stupid and I believed them for far too long. I now, finally, know that I am a kind, considerate, funny, thoughtful woman. So please remember, who you are and what your character is, should never be overshadowed by what size you are or how much you weigh. You are enough. Just the way you are. F— ‘em.”

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The “Kids Baking Championship” star revealed in a post last month, where she shared a “snack of the day,” that she does not “like diet culture” and is more focused on ensuring she gets enough protein, carbs, fat, and fiber. “So I’m just trying to keep an eye on those things without making myself crazy,” she said.

Bertinelli is also an enthusiastic exerciser and shared a post of herself doing Pilates in December, stating that she always feels better after a workout.

In a “vulnerable” post in October, Bertinelli filmed herself in her closet, revealing that she had “found the clothes I was wearing in the very first ‘before’ picture for Jenny Craig.”

“I have done so much emotional and mental work to overcome years of pretending everything was OK when it wasn’t,” she said. “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. It’s not defined by your body.”

Valerie Bertinelli refuses to weigh herself

She continued, “I thought I was fat the last time I wore these clothes.”

“I’ve never felt more beautiful, more at peace, more mentally and emotionally stable than I do today, and I’m wearing my ‘fat’ clothes. That’s messed up,” she scoffed.

Last summer, she revealed that she had gone down a size earlier in the year after participating in Dry January, a tradition in which people start the new year off without drinking alcohol for a month.

“Back in November, I started focusing on my emotional and mental health. The harsh words and abuse can never be unheard and taken back, but here’s the thing, I wouldn’t have taken them in and believed them in the first place if I hadn’t been saying harsh and unkind words to myself first,” she wrote, referencing her divorce from Tom Vitale.

She continued, “Through therapy, journaling, meditation, and a slew of things you’ve watched me talk about on my feed over the past year, I started to care about myself more and pay attention to how I treated myself. This led me to also care about the nutrition I put into my body. Not so much about calories, but what is in those calories? Am I getting enough fiber? Am I getting enough protein? Am I getting enough vitamins naturally in my food? Am I drinking too much? What makes me feel better? What makes my body feel better?”

“Keyword, FEEL better,” she stressed. She also explained, “I have cut back significantly on alcohol, and I’m sure that has helped with releasing the weight I was carrying for protection. And it did protect me. I’m grateful for that.”

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