How Kirstie Alley Lost 20 Lbs. – Organically

02/28/2010 at 06:30 PM EST

How Kirstie Alley Lost 20 Lbs. – Organically
Kirstie Alley
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Kirstie Alley has never been what one would call shy. Along with 'fessing up to a longtime dream of getting a booty call from Jamie Foxx, the star has been very open about her struggle with weight.

Since ballooning back up to 228 lbs. after a successful stint as the Jenny Craig spokesperson, Alley says that over the past few years "my two biggest hurdles in weight loss and maintenance are cravings and too big of an appetite."

So this year Alley, 59, launched Organic Liaison, the country's first USDA-approved organic weight-loss program that specifically targets those two problem areas.

Two years in the making, Alley – who has already lost 20 lbs. since starting the program in January – says she wanted to create a weight-loss system that doesn't include "meals that I can keep in my closet," she says on the Organic Liaison site. "Also one that would actually improve mine and my kids health along with shrinking my awesomely ample bottom."

According to a company press release, Organic Liaison offers clients all-natural supplements that curb cravings and a sleep aide with vitamins and an essential amino acid that helps reduce the urge to snack on carbohydrates and also alleviates muscle pains.

But the big question remains: Will the star be able to stick to her own diet plan? Tune into her new reality series, Kirstie Alley's Big Life, which debuts March 21 at 10 p.m. on A&E, to find out.

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