Marie Osmond, 64, never starves, enjoys desserts and exercises lightly as she maintains her figure after 50lb weight loss: ‘I am thriving’

Marie Osmond has a lot to celebrate these days: a thriving singing career with new concert dates, a loving husband, and a recent appearance on her favorite soap opera The Bold And The Beautiful. 

She is also still an ambassador with NutriSystem after almost 20 years.

Last year she helped introduce a program for people over 50 which takes into account key health factors.

Fifty is a special number to Marie as she lost 50lbs with the program, and it has been 50 years since her music career began.

‘Nutrisystem helped me lose 50 pounds and it changed my life for the better,’ Osmond told DailyMail.com.

‘Maintaining my weight loss has allowed me to feel my best and have more energy than ever before. I am thriving!’

Marie Osmond has a lot to celebrate these days: a thriving singing career with new concert dates, a loving husband, and a recent appearance on her favorite soap opera The Bold And The Beautiful. She is also still an ambassador with NutriSystem after almost 20 years

Last year she helped introduce a program for people over 50 which takes into account key health factors. Fifty is a special number to Marie as she lost 50lbs with the program, and it has been 50 years since her music career began

Last year she helped introduce a program for people over 50 which takes into account key health factors. Fifty is a special number to Marie as she lost 50lbs with the program, and it has been 50 years since her music career began

The musical artist and actress seen in November 1976

The musical artist and actress seen in November 1976

‘I have energy to keep up with my busy touring schedule and most of all, energy to play with my active grandbabies. Nutrisystem Complete 50 won’t just help you lose weight; it can help you live a more active life.’ 

She says she stayed with the brand because she believes they are a solid product.

‘I really believe in Nutrisystem 1000% I have been asked to do many different endorsements and I’ve turned a lot down because I really have to believe in the product with Nutrisystem I feel like I have helped millions of people get healthy this is the real deal.

‘It really works and that makes me happy I can help others,’ she said.

Osmond also talked turning 50. 

‘When I hit middle-age and my body changed I got that weight on my stomach and this program addressed that issue.

‘It’s called visceral fat and it’s a killer among women,’ the sister of Donny Osmond noted.

‘I love Nutrisystem because you get to eat all the time you don’t starve yourself which means your body doesn’t store fat.

‘When you’re in the program you pick what you want there’s so much to choose from.

‘My weight still goes up and down but I keep it in check – like I never let myself get 5 pounds overweight. During Christmas I went 3 pounds over my weight limit and after Christmas it came off I just worked on it.

'Nutrisystem helped me lose 50 pounds and it changed my life for the better,' Osmond told DailyMail.com

‘Nutrisystem helped me lose 50 pounds and it changed my life for the better,’ Osmond told DailyMail.com

'Maintaining my weight loss has allowed me to feel my best and have more energy than ever before. I am thriving!' she enthused

‘Maintaining my weight loss has allowed me to feel my best and have more energy than ever before. I am thriving!’ she enthused

Marie in 1975 at the top of her singing career

Marie in 1975 at the top of her singing career

‘I do keep my weight in check,’ she also said.

‘Snacking is a big problem because women’s blood sugar drops and they reach for fun foods. I do snack but I don’t crave junk food because I eat well overall.’

Instead of chips, she reaches for veggies. 

‘If I get hungry I’ll have tomatoes, cheese, yogurt, red peppers, cucumbers – and I love hummus; that is a big thing for me so I don’t ever feel deprived.’

And she has some sweets once in a while. 

‘And yes I do eat desserts – the other night I split a cheesecake with my friend at Juniors Deli in New York City,’ Marie told DailyMail.com.

‘The thing with me is my body knows I’m not going to starve it so it doesn’t store food it doesn’t hoard it; it knows it will get food when it needs it.’

And she stays active too. 

‘As for exercise I walk like three or four times a week. I really can’t walk every day because I’m just too busy; I have my career and my grandkids,’ she relayed.

‘I’m a big advocate for a walking – though I just do it when I can – and I love audiobooks; I listen to them when I walk because I’m a multitasker. I love to exercise and learn at the same time.;

‘Most women are active, especially if you’re raising children.

‘I think the main thing to look at is really diet and at Nutrisystem the food really keeps your weight down.’

(L) Donny Osmond with his son (2L) and Marie (5L) with her children and circus performers at Barnum & Bailey benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the 1980s

(L) Donny Osmond with his son (2L) and Marie (5L) with her children and circus performers at Barnum & Bailey benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the 1980s

Marie nd her husband Steve Craig whom she wed twice

Marie nd her husband Steve Craig whom she wed twice

Seen in May 1979 on The Leif Garrett Special

Seen in May 1979 on The Leif Garrett Special

‘I had a problem with my knees when I was over weight my knees were shot with the extra 50 pounds I had on I was preparing for Dancing With The Stars and I was just panicking because I had too much weight on me.

‘Women are looking ways to live healthier, stay active and feel their best into their 50s and beyond,’ said Stephen Mikulak, President of Nutrisystem.

‘Nutrisystem Complete 50 helps them do just that. It’s a comprehensive, easy-to-follow weight loss solution that will reinforce healthy eating habits and can improve quality of life during the menopause years.’

Nutrisystem Complete 50 is a high-protein plan, delivering an average of 100 grams of daily protein, helping to target stubborn weight gain during the menopause years, especially stubborn belly fat. 

Designed with more calories and carbs earlier in the day so women see the results they want, including more energy, less hunger and cravings, and greater strength.

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