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Soleil Moon Frye: My 23-Pound Weight Loss Was Due to Nutrisystem Diet

Soleil Moon Frye credits the Nutrisystem diet for her 23-pound weight loss.

Soleil Moon Frye credits the Nutrisystem diet for her 23-pound weight loss.

Former “Punky Brewster” star Soleil Moon Frye said her 23-pound weight loss was due to the Nutrisystem diet.

Frye, a mom of three, said losing weight has made her look and feel better than she has in years, Examiner reported.

“Carrying an extra 20 plus pounds started to weigh me down – literally,” said Soleil. “I want to encourage moms to feel good about themselves. I think it’s important to empower ourselves.

“We have kids and we love our kids. But we still have ourselves, and I want to feel like the best version of myself. That’s why I turned to Nutrisystem.”

Soleil, who starred on the TV show “Punky Brewster” from 2004 to 2008, lost five pounds in the first week after using the Nutrisystem Fast 5 plan. It’s the same diet plan singer Marie Osmond used to lose 50 pounds.

“I’ve always been a big fan of sweets,” said Soleil. “Who wants to give that up when dieting? Not me! That’s another reason why Nutrisystem worked so well. I didn’t have to give up dessert!”

Actress Genie Francis also credited Nutrisystem for her 30-pound weight loss at age 52.

Genie Francis lost 30 pounds on Nutrisystem.

Genie Francis lost 30 pounds on Nutrisystem.

While hot celebrity moms like Megan Fox and Kim Kardashian lost weight by following the low-carb Paleo and ketogenic Atkins diets, Soleil said her diet is definitely not low-carb.Frye said she loves the convenience of the Nutrisystem program. What’s more, she can still eat dinner with her family.

“We’re a family, we eat together,” said Soleil.  “I’m losing weight the healthy way. I need to lead by example. I’m not going to starve myself in front of my kids.”

Soleil also works out regularly with a trainer and leads an active lifestyle, which includes walking, biking, dancing and running after her children.

Related: Dr. Oz’s 2 week rapid weight loss diet: Lose 9 pounds in 14 days