Marie Osmond has kept a terrific figure ever since she lost 50lbs over 14 years ago.
And the singer, 62, has told DailyMail.com exclusively how she manages to keep the weight off with some of the premium meals – like ravioli, potstickers, ice cream and lemon chicken – from Nutrisystem, a company she is a spokesperson for.
‘I don’t call it a diet, I call it a lifestyle,’ the former Dancing With The Stars contestant shared. ‘It’s not about being skinny, it’s about being healthy.’
Great shape: Marie Osmond has kept a terrific figure ever since she lost 50lbs over 14 years ago. And the singer, 62, has told DailyMail.com how she manages to keep the weight off; seen in a new image from 2022
The new options for 2022 have made the star – who went from 170lbs to 120lbs in 2007 – happy.
‘They now have premium meals that are amazing and taste like you’ve been cooking in the kitchen all day,’ Marie told DailyMail.com. ‘They also offer entrees that are Restaurant Favorites and taste just like what you’d order at your favorite restaurant. You don’t have to sacrifice flavor with this program,’ she added.
Osmond said some of her favorite premium meals are the potstickers (‘They are the bomb, and you can add low sodium soy sauce and onions), ravioli, burritos and lemon caper chicken. She also likes the ice cream sandwiches.
‘I’ve tried every fad diet out there, they don’t work. If you starve yourself, you’re going to mess up your metabolism,’ she said.
From fuller to fantastic: ‘I don’t call it a diet, I call it a lifestyle,’ the former Dancing With The Stars contestant shared. ‘It’s not about being skinny, it’s about being healthy.’
‘It’s not about being skinny, it’s about being healthy’
‘If you starve yourself, you’re going to mess up your metabolism’
‘You have to eat food and need a healthy relationship with food’
‘Maintaining a healthy weight helps manage blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels’
‘You lose 20 percent more weight if you [go on a meal plan] with someone’
‘I took the power out of my power walk because it was not fun. Now I just walk’
‘I also do arm exercises and I use a shaker plate for my lymphatic system’
‘You have to eat food. That’s why Nutrisystem is great. You never feel hungry. You don’t have to think about what you’re going to eat – it’s easy and it’s done for you. No weighing food or counting points,’ she said.
For years she dieted and did not find her groove until she stumbled on Nutrisystem. ‘They helped me to have a healthier relationship with food and taught me how to be healthy. And as a result, I have kept the weight off for 14 years,’ said the Paper Roses crooner.
‘Maintaining a healthy weight also helps manage blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels – which all have to do with how I feel inside, not how I look outside.
‘Eating right is about more than appearance. When I was 50 pounds heavier, I didn’t have the energy for my career or life with my grandchildren.’
Her path to Nutrisystem began over a decade ago.
‘After the death of my mother [Olive in 2004], I gained weight and it was affecting my health. I knew I needed to make a change, did my research and chose Nutrisystem because I believed it could work for me. And it did,’ she shared.
She also said that heart disease runs in her family and her mom always reiterated how important it was for her to take care of her health.
The star also talked up the Partner Program for the company, where people are encouraged to go on the plan with a pal. ‘You lose 20 percent more weight if you do it with someone,’ said Marie.
Before she found her solution: The new options for 2022 have made her happy. ‘They now have premium meals that are amazing and taste like you’ve been cooking in the kitchen all day,’ Marie told DailyMail.com
She is a favorite: With brother Donny at the opening night of Donny and Marie: Christmas in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, Illinois in 2011
‘Nutrisystem has a program called the Partner Plan designed for two people to lose weight together. I love this because we all know having a support system is a huge motivator. It’s been proven that losing weight with a partner leads to greater success. So if you’re looking for goals to set with someone you love, this is an awesome plan.’
As far as working out, Marie said she won’t exercise unless it’s fun.
‘I took the power out of my power walk because it was not fun. Now I just walk,’ she said with a laugh.
‘I also do arm exercises and I use a shaker plate for my lymphatic system,’ shared the star of the 70s classic TV show Donny and Marie.
A shaker plate is an exercise machine that sends vibrations through the body.
‘I am all about easy and fun, and I want to make the effort but I don’t want it to be too much.’
A mom too: Osmond and three of her sons arrive in 1999 the Los Angeles premiere of the animated motion picture Toy Story 2
And taking a fun approach does not only have to do with diet and exercise; it is her outlook on everything.
‘My mantra for 2022 is play. I want to play and have fun in every aspect of my life,’ she said.
The year 2020 had some ups and downs. In September 2020 she left the daytime show The Talk. She touched on the exit on TalkShopLive in October.
‘One of the things I just talked about you guys, and I don’t know, maybe this is just a philosophy. When I was younger, I used to hate change. Oh my gosh. Anything that stopped or quit or changed made me oh so frustrated and I hated it beyond belief and I don’t like anything to control me,’ she said.
Happy at last: Osmond and her husband, Steve Craig at the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 32nd annual Black & White Ball honoring Olivia Newton-John at Wynn Las Vegas in 2016
‘I like to control my life, probably because things that happened to me as a child and everything else. And so I decided I’m not going to let anything like that make my weather. And so I decided to embrace change and be positive about it. So I have no problems closing doors.
‘If something isn’t working out. If it isn’t, if you’re not surrounded with people that you love and you’re happy and it’s the kind of environment you want to be in, close that door. Don’t be afraid of closing that door because new opportunities will come.
‘You just stay very faithful, which is positive to me. And that’s why I have no problems closing doors and leaving it open for other things. Absolutely. I’m always open for anything.’
In an effort to encourage individuals to work together toward their weight loss goals this year, Nutrisystem has launched the $100,000 Better Together Partner Plan Giveaway and will award 100 prizes in 100 days. Four top prize winners will take home cash prizes of $25,000 (one winner), $10,000 (two winners) and $5,000 (one winner).
The Nutrisystem $100,000 Better Together Partner Plan Giveaway will run until April 4, 2022 with cash prizes announced weekly. Grand prize winners will be announced at the completion of the giveaway.
Better than ever: She has said she wants to have ‘fun’ in 2022 and not stress over her diet and exercise routine; seen in a new photo from Nutrisystem