Valerie Bertinelli Stopped Weighing Herself After She Was Called ‘Overweight’

Valerie Bertinelli has made a bold statement against unrealistic beauty standards.

In a recent Instagram post, the 63-year-old shared a series of bikini photos from 2014, emphasizing that her 150lb body on a 5’4 frame no longer defines her. She announced that she no longer tracks her weight, challenging societal standards of beauty and weight.

“I don’t weigh myself anymore because this is considered overweight by [whose] standards I don’t know,” Bertinelli wrote. “It’s stupid and I believed them for far too long.”


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She emphasized the importance of self-acceptance and inner qualities, stating, “I now, finally, know that I am a kind, considerate, funny, thoughtful woman.” Bertinelli urged her followers to prioritize character over physical appearance, declaring, “You are enough. Just the way you are. F–k ‘em.”

Bertinelli has been outspoken about her rejection of diet culture, advocating for a focus on overall health rather than body size. She emphasized the importance of mental and emotional well-being, emphasizing that “Health is not a body size” and “Your worth as a human being isn’t dictated by your body.”

Her empowering message encourages self-love and acceptance, inspiring others to embrace their bodies and prioritize inner strength over external standards of beauty.