Valerie Bertinelli’s Bikini Body Courtesy Of Jenny Craig

At 48-years-old Valerie Bertinelli looks the best she’s looked in a long time after becoming a devotee and spokeswoman for the Jenny Craig weight loss program. And showing off her new, trim self, Valerie posed for the cover of People magazine.

Since her impressive weight-loss, Bertinelli penned a memoir entitled Losing It–And Gaining My Life Back One Pound At A Time, which landed her a coveted spot on Oprah Winfrey’s couch.

It was a total of 40 pounds that Bertinelli has shed, after ballooning up after her divorce from rocker Eddie Van Halen. According to Valerie, “I’m just getting more and more comfortable in this body.” Well, this looks like a good start.

Gallery Info: Valerie Bertinelli on the cover of People magazine; Bertinelli at the Heart Truth runway event.