Kirstie Alley opened up about her 50-pound weight loss success and revealed the one strategy that’s enabled her to keep the weight off this time around. She also spoke about the new ‘Jenny Craig’ commercial in which she’s reunited with two of her ‘Cheers’ co-stars.
It what’s become virtually an annual tradition, the 64-year-old actress made a live appearance on the Today Show to talk with co-anchor Matt Lauer about her weight loss and to share her New Year’s resolutions. Let’s face it, the year hasn’t begun until Kirstie Alley, who’s a celebrity spokesperson for Jenny Craig, has had her confessional moments on the morning talk show.
At the start of the interview with Matt Lauer, as a clip of last year’s visit was played, she got a good chuckle from her resolutions from the previous year which, in fact, didn’t have anything to do with her weight. She quipped, “I think in 2016 I’m just going to say different things.”
She went on to talk about the 50-pound weight loss and said, “I feel really good. I have a lot of great things going in my life. I’ve managed to keep the weight off and that’s a good thing.”
When asked what was different this time around, Kirstie Alley said, “It was a combination of things. The main thing I realized about myself is I really need to be held accountable for things because I have a tendency to go sort of wild.”
Noting that Jenny Craig enabled her to do so because the program requires you to be paired with a personal consultant. Alley went on to say, “Just that going in every week, weigh in in and having some accountability is the big secret.”
She also spoke about the new Jenny Craig commercial (video below) in which she assumes her old role on the iconic 1980ssitcom ‘Cheers’ that first brought her fame. She’s seen at the familiar bar in a black dress, showing off her impressive 50-pound weight loss to two of her co-stars John Ratzenberger and George Wendt.
She said of the ad, “It was amazing. A cross between the Twilight Zone and a time machine. It was like we were right back in it. I thought, why don’t we do this?”
You can see the full interview video below, and find out what Kirstie Alley says about weight loss and her New Year’s resolutions this time around!
Pictures: PR Photos