Jennie Garth

Healthy living ... Jennie Garth attributes weight loss to a fresh food diet. Photo: Getty Images

Actress Jennie Garth has assured fans she is healthy despite her dramatic weight loss since splitting from husband Peter Facinelli.

The couple announced in March they were divorcing after 11 years of marriage, and the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star admits the break-up has taken an emotional toll.

"I've been certainly going through a transitional time in my life," Garth has told Entertainment Tonight Canada. "And I think anybody who has been through something like what I'm going through, and have been going through for the past couple (of) years, can definitely relate that your body changes with your emotional state of mind sometimes. I think a lot of women can relate to that."

Garth said she has been indulging in fresh foods grown on her farm to teach her daughters - Luca, 15, Lola, nine, and Fiona, five - the importance of a healthy diet.

"It's been summer," she said. "There's lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, we have so many fruits at our ranch where we've been living, so eating healthy, especially with three girls ... is something that I try to set a good example for them. Every one of my girls is a different size and shape and I want them to be comfortable in their own skin and be healthy-minded as well as physically (healthy)."

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