GENERAL HOSPITAL Genie Francis Opens up About her Struggle With Weight Loss


A year ago, GENERAL HOSPITAL‘s Genie Francis (Laura) was crushed to realize just how much weight she’d gained. Then she decided to do something about it.

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“I went straight to Nutrisystem,” she tells Soaps In Depth. “I wanted do it differently, this time. I wanted to eat a reasonable diet, where you eat from all of the food groups, in the correct proportions.”

Novel concept, right? In the current ABC issue of Soaps In Depth, Francis opens up about how taking one step in the right direction completely changed her life. It turns out the hardest part of losing 40 pounds wasn’t actually losing it, but sharing her experience as a Nutrisystem celebrity ambassador!

“Think about it: When you are gaining and losing weight, do you want everybody looking over your shoulder and seeing what your scale says?” she asks. “I don’t even want to see myself on TV — I hate it! I’ll be on the treadmill at the gym and the commercial will pop on, and I’m like, ‘No!’ But the positive side of all that is that there is extra incentive!”

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