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Kirstie Alley quits smoking as side effect of losing weight

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‘Fat Actress’ star and former ‘Cheers’ hottie Kirstie Alley is perhaps more famous for her weight issues than she is for her acting. Yo-yoing constantly, Alley’s attempt to lose weight is well documented.

While she first stacked on the weight before losing it, Alley admits she went backwards before she actually began to lose weight. She reportedly gained 16 pounds when she began her diet because she quit smoking at the same time.

The then-Jenny Craig spokeswoman realized it was time to lose weight, she said to Oprah Winfrey while on her show, when she saw extremely unflattering and hideous paparazzi photos of herself.

Kirstie has been the victim of cruel tabloids for years with the paparazzi hounding her relentlessly with every outfit being criticized, every meal being reported and wild guesses at her current weight being splashed across magazines around the world.

After losing 75 pounds, she proudly displayed her body in a bikini on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. She said the best thing losing weight is that she’s managed to give up smoking.

She told Oprah on her show: “When I was on [your show] and fat, you said, ‘You really have to stop smoking, because you can’t be fat and smoke.'”

“So I haven’t smoked since. … I think that this should be celebrated.”

Kirstie is an actress best known for her role in the TV show ‘Cheers’, ‘Veronica’s Closet’ and the ‘Look Who’s Talking’ movies. The star decided to document her attempts at weight loss with the show ‘Fat Actress’, a show that is marginally based around her own life.

Image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kirstie_Alley_1994.jpg, Author: Alan Light

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