Perhaps when you think about the stars that have the bodies you want, Valerie Bertinelli will probably not be on your list. But have you looked at her recently in the cover of one magazine? Then certainly, it will change your mind because it was her first time to show off her body over 20 years after she lost 50 pounds. A lot of women would surely envy Valerie Bertinelli’s figure, the woman who has drawn the attention of the television watchers when she appeared in the 1970s “One Day at A Time". Here she openly shares her secrets behind such weight loss.
“It’s really about portion control. You can have anything you want if you don’t eat the whole thing. Nothing is ever going to taste as good as the first bite anyway,” she says.
Valerie Bertinelli’s diet is based on the Jenny Craig Weight Management Program that is a program centred on making pre-packaged meals to help their clients lose weight and freeing them from the hassle of food preparation.
Recipes for every meal can be obtained from the diet program’s official website. To start off with this program, you have to visit first a Jenny Craig Center locally wherein you will talk with your consult to plan out your diet.
Valerie Bertinelli’s diet plan is actually based on her needs but generally the lowest calorie level set is 1,200 calories per day. She is expected to lose 1 to 2 pounds or 1% of the body weight weekly.
An example of a diet plan for one day involves the following:
- Breakfast: Banana nut cereal and 1 cup nonfat milk
- Morning Snack: Anytime bar and 6 oz nonfat yogurt
- Lunch: Turkey burger, Garden salad, and 1 cup strawberries
- Afternoon Snack: Raw vegetable sticks
- Dinner: Chicken fettuccine and ½ cup carrots
- Evening Snack: Double chocolate cake
"I’m not big on the gym. I would rather be outdoors. You really can get fit without an expensive gym membership or fancy equipment. I have this one-mile loop around my house that I like to do. My first goal was to walk the loop and make it up the hill at the end without stopping two or three times. Then, as I got in better shape, I tried to do it while wearing my weighted walking vest — it felt so heavy, I couldn’t believe I made it up the hill. Now, my goal is to jog the whole loop while wearing the vest,” Valerie shares about her exercise routine.
Valerie Bertinelli’s exercise routine involves activities like walking, frisbee with the children, or climbing the stairs. She actually walks at least 10,000 steps every day.