kirstie alley girls premiere gi Kirstie Alley reveals the key to losing weight is 'to think like an 8 year old'As of late, Kirstie Alley has been in the news for, as she puts it, her “new claim to fame”: Losing weight.

The “Cheers” alum and former “Kirstie” actress recently stepped out in public in January revealing quite a slim figure. The key to her weight-loss success? Well, besides utilizing the Jenny Craig program (of which she’s a spokesperson), she’s apparently tapped into the mind of an 8-year-old to help her drop the pounds.

“I started riding my townie bicycle,” Alley tells Zap2it. “And I decided to think like an 8-year-old because that is when I really liked life in a physical sense.”

“I’ve been spending a lot of time in small-town Florida, and I jump on my bike and I ride to this [friend’s] house, and that [friend’s] house, and I ride to the grocery store,” continues Alley. “[I’m] always in motion and it’s keeping me very happy … it’s just making my life a lot better.”

In addition to channeling the active lifestyle of an eight year old, Alley also reveals that she has a habit of bribing her friends with a free lunch or dinner if they’ll ride their bikes with her to a restaurant.

“I ride my bike over to all of my friends’ houses [and] I bribe people to ride with me,” says Alley. “It really became a unification factor with my friends. Now we’re like a big group and we’ll all ride — you know, with the kids, with everybody — to dinner, and it’s just so fun and easy.”

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