"I said to my stepfather, 'If you see me going into that kitchen one more time, you say, 'Where you going, fat ass!' And it works!"
On Thursday, Kelly, 47, revealed on her eponymous "Today" show that, while studying at Albany Law School in the 1990s, she asked her stepfather, Peter Kirwan, to fat-shame her whenever she wanted to eat.
While on the subject of shaming, Megyn suggested that Maria should spin fat-shaming people into "a professional business", because "some of us want to be shamed". Shortly after her show debuted, Kelly earned an on-air rebuke from Jane Fonda for asking her questions about plastic surgery.
Kelly's comments also stirred up controversy on Twitter.
"I was publicly fat shammed early on in my career and it sent me to therapy". We should be fostering a healthy culture that celebrates all women of all sizes, ' The View co-host wrote.
That's probably because she has always put fitness as a priority, working for years as an aerobics instructor.
The always svelte Kelly has admitted in that she is a fan of The F-Factor Diet.
Kelly made the remarks while interviewing'fit mom blogger Maria Kang
The broader segment focused on Kang's decision to soften her image following her "What's Your Excuse" campaign, which many said was bullying to those who weren't physically fit.
Not everyone was impressed with Kelly's weight loss hack.
The plan was developed by Tanya Zuckerbrot, a Manhattan dietitian who encourages meals that are high in fiber and protein.
Kelly ended her statement with an enthusiastic thumbs-up.
That piece also revealed that Kelly takes her coffee with "cream and half a Splenda" and her thoughts on bread and cake products.
Kelly said when she was in middle school found herself "on the wrong side of some vicious bullies" who attacked her for her weight.