Valerie Bertinelli delivers emotional plea while wearing ‘fat clothes’ from her Jenny Craig days

The 63-year-old Valerie Bertinelli recalls remembering a time when being thin was the ultimate goal—even if it wasn’t always healthy.

The Food Network star recently came across the clothing she wore for her Jenny Craig ‘before shot’ while organising her closet.

For the first time since the advertising shot, the One Day at a Time actor wore what she described her “fat clothes” and opened up about self-worth.

While dressed in a pink button-up and jeans, Bertinelli reflected on all the emotional and mental work she put in from “years of pretending everything was OK when it wasn’t.”

“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. I thought I was fat the last time I wore these clothes,” she said in her video shared on Instagram.

“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,’” she continued. “That’s f—ed up.”

Bertinelli expanded on her thoughts in her caption, explaining the “emotional and mental purging” she’s been doing over the past year to get rid of things “that no longer bring me joy.”

Although she questioned why she kept the outfit, Bertinelli said she was glad she still had it so she could see the progress she’s made over the past several years.

“I continue to work on not suppressing or numbing my feelings with food or alcohol and here I am. I am enough,” she wrote. “Our bodies do not define who we are as human being’s. A number on the scale does not define how much love your heart can hold. ?Please love yourself, every single part of you. YOU ARE ENOUGH ?✌?”

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Valerie’s honesty and vulnerability will help so many people, both young and old. Please share this story to spread her important message.

You are not defined by the number on a scale.