The Big Bang Theory star, who this week (beg07Sep15) joined Sofia Vergara at the top of Forbes magazine's poll to find the best-paid actresses on TV, admits she fell in love with food while she and the sportsman became man and wife after a whirlwind courtship, but couldn't keep her weight down.

She tells Shape magazine, "My husband, Ryan, eats so much. I'll cook him whatever he wants... I make his first dinner, and then he orders a second one from a restaurant!

"When we first got married, it was so much fun to eat like him. We got into this habit we called the bedtime snack. The drawers next to the bed were filled with candy. Eventually, I realised it was mindless eating. I was just doing it because he was doing it, and it was adding hundreds of calories I didn't even think about.

"Our refrigerator and pantry have completely changed, because we don't eat c**p anymore. No more soda, chips, cereal; we had boxes of stuff that only a four year old would eat. My favourite meal to make these days is gluten-free pasta with vegan butter and veggies. I'm not vegan, nor do I have a gluten allergy, but it just feels better in my stomach."

She insists she looks a lot better too, adding she's in the best shape of her life: "It doesn't sound like a lot, but I lost six pounds in the last three months. That's a whole jeans size, and we all know how good that feels!

"I'm the type of girl who's always had to buy jeans in three sizes because I never know what my body is going to do from one day to the next.

"Everything, from the inside out, has completely changed for me. And now, when I look into the mirror and see the positive changes, I don't want to go back to what I was doing. Especially when my husband is like, 'You look amazing!'"