Bertinelli has always been transparent in her public statements about the struggle with her weight and her complicated connection to the scale.

In her memoir Enough already, The Food Network star details her experience of crash dieting and the way she was taught to think about herself in her early years.

"I was taught at a young age that weight gain was not a good thing ... and I'm trying to eliminate this from my system because it's not true. It's a flims lie," Bertinelli told Clarkson.

Clarkson was also in agreement and acknowledged having the same struggles. But she was quick to end them.

"What I am glad about is, I think so many things happened to me when I was young about my weight that, even at a young age--like,

so many things got said--that's whenever I was just like: 'Whatever, I'm not gonna please anyone,'" she remembered.

Bertinelli acknowledged her determination. "God bless you," she declared. "It's difficult to learn as a child and then try to let that knowledge out.

Therefore, to be able to break this as a young girl is something you should be proud of. I had to wait a while."

and she's happy to have made the steps before. "I was lucky it happened before I got in the industry because ... it's very hard," she told us.