“I’ve finally conquered my dieting demons! Dieting began for me at such a young age. When I was 14, they put my character Laura on a diet. It set off a whole pattern for me with crazy starvation dieting, “ said Francis. “It was very hard for me as a very young girl to be put on a diet on TV. It made me very insecure. That’s how my body image began. I’ve been on every diet there is, every fad, crazy diet. I’ve been in pain and about my body and my weight all my life.”
Francis adds, "Then I found Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem is livable and for once I am not suffering or starving myself to achieve my weight loss goals. The best thing about the program is that I'm more at peace with food than I have ever been in my lifetime.”
Francis began her weight loss journey with Nutrisystem in September 2014 and has continued to reach milestone after milestone. Now 40 pounds down, Francis feels like she has a new lease on life. Francis can be seen in Nutrisystem commercials nationwide this diet season.
“I tried on a pair of skinny jeans and they fit! I couldn’t believe it. At that moment, I knew Nutrisystem was paying off. I am feeling more like my old self. I have more confidence, don't dread getting dressed or being on camera and have much more energy!”
Francis feels she is making a lifelong change.
“Having lost 40 pounds, I am proud of my progress," she says. "But I’m not done yet! I know with what I’ve learned, I can successfully manage my weight for the rest of my life.”
Francis is one several other aspirational and relatable brand ambassadors who have successfully lost weight with Nutrisystem including singer and actress, Marie Osmond, who lost 50 pounds; Hall of Fame quarterback, Dan Marino, who lost 22 pounds; and actress and director, Melissa Joan Hart, who lost 40 pounds.