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Oprah: So do you still feel challenged? Do you only eat Jenny Craig food?

Kirstie: No, no, no, no, no. You eat fresh fruits and fresh vegetables and you drink lots of water. The great thing about the Jenny Craig food is…I'm just not going to not have cakes in my life at all. I'm not. So every day, if I go, "Ooh, I want something sweet"—I have this great little lemon cake or a chocolate cake or you can have carrot cake—you just get something so you don't plunge down into…that place of scarcity where, "Oh, I can't have anything," you know? And if I go out to eat, I order off of a menu. I have a lot of dinners and things that I go out to. But they've taught me how to do that. You know, I don't go berserk anymore.

Kirstie says the diet and exercise program has not only helped her to lose weight but to regain energy.

"When I was here in November, do you know at about 3 or 4 in the afternoon I would lay down and watch TV all tired and no energy. And now I have boundless energy. I don't go to bed 'til midnight and I get up at, like, 6:30 in the morning."
FROM: How Much Weight Has Kirstie Alley Lost?
Published on May 16, 2005