FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Soap opera icon Genie Francis has revealed she lost 30 pounds using Nutrisystem.
"I've always been an emotional eater. I use food to comfort myself. It's been an ongoing problem in my life," Francis, a spokeswoman for the weight-management company, said in a statement Thursday.
"But the biggest part of the problem was that before, in order to lose weight, I would do extreme diets and starve. The good thing about Nutrisystem is that I'm more at peace with food," she added. "I know how to eat the right amount of breakfast, lunch and dinner. I avoid triggers and stay away from button foods -- the ones that make you want to eat more. The fact that I get to eat the foods I love on Nutrisystem satisfies my cravings and I am less vulnerable to those button foods."
Francis, 52, is best known for her roles on the daytime dramas The Young and the Restless and General Hospital.