Veteran actress Valerie Bertinelli has been forced to put her exercise regime on hold after breaking her foot earlier this year (14).

The Hot In Cleveland star, 53, has struggled with weight issues for years and previously regained her figure by adopting a strict work out plan and relying on the help of nutritionists at diet firm Jenny Craig, for which she served as a spokesmodel.

However, Bertinelli admits she has been letting herself go a little in recent months as she waits for her foot to fully heal.

She tells U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams, "I broke my foot at the beginning of the year so it's been a little hard for me to work out, so you feel the weight creeping back on and there's not much you can do about it except bring your portion sizes way down, and I'm not about to do that! So I just need to get moving more, but I feel good... I just want this foot to get better already."