She's a brilliant actress with more than 20 years of successful TV shows under her belt—Cheers, Veronica's Closet, Fat Actress, and most recently, Dancing With the Stars. But in real life, Kirstie Alley is probably most synonymous with the character she played in Fat Actress, a Hollywood star playing out her diet battles in the public eye. In fact, this Hollywood heavyweight is just as well known for her weight battles as she is for her roles.

After losing a reported 100 pounds while competing on DWTS earlier this year, the actress went from a size 14 to a 4. The 60-year-old celeb even walked the runway in a New York fashion show this past September. But, if history is any indication, Alley’s battle of the bulge isn’t over. In 2008, the former Jenny Craig spokesperson parted ways with the company after she reportedly gained back the 75 pounds she'd lost on the plan. Now that she's in the best shape of her life, we're rooting for her to stay that way, but also reflecting on perhaps why it's been such a struggle for her in the past. Here are five reasons why Kirstie Alley can't seem to keep off the weight.

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