Soleil Moon Frye Weight Loss Details: 1980s Icon Loses 40 Pounds With Melissa Joan Hart’s Help

Soleil Moon Frye’s weight loss is making her a star again after being known in the 1980s for her roles as a child actress icon in shows such as Punky Brewster. After losing 40 pounds, the actress is detailing all the secrets to restoring her pre-baby body, reported E! News.

In January, Soleil lost 23 pounds by becoming a Nutrisystem ambassador. Now she’s lost a total of 40 pounds and feeling fit and fabulous, even in a bikini.

“I feel better than ever. The first thing for me when losing weight was how do I get back in my old clothes? Then buying new clothes and feeling good about that? Then it was, how do I get back in a bathing suit? And here I am!”

With three children, Soleil hopes to send a message to other moms.

“I just think it’s important to empower ourselves. We have kids and we love our kids. But we still have ourselves. I want to feel like the best version of myself. I want to encourage moms to feel good about themselves. It’s great to feel your best. If I can do it, anyone can do it.”

So just what does the Nutrisystem diet involve? Soleil feels that it’s a healthy approach to weight loss that is particularly helpful for busy moms.

“I hope that my weight loss success will inspire other mothers to make time for themselves and take that first step toward living a happier, healthier life,” she added.

As for who inspired Soleil, she credits Melissa Joan Hart, reported Us Weekly.

When people would ask her about the due date of her baby a full three months after she had her third child, Soleil recalls that she reached her turning point.

“People would ask me, ‘Oh, when is the baby due?’ I could tell they were horrified when I said I already had it,” the actress said.

She kept trying to lose weight, only to find herself on a yo-yo roller-coaster.

“I’d go down two pounds, then back up two pounds. Down two, up two. It was so frustrating because nothing was working. I tried to slip my jeans on at least 100 times. They wouldn’t go above my knees!”

So when she asked Sabrina the Teenage Witch co-star Melissa for help, Soleil knew that it was time to try something different.

“She had done Nutrisystem and I was like, ‘Okay, I need to do this now!'” she said.

Soleil lost five pounds after one week on the diet plan. Nutrisystem provides dieters with a variety of portion-controlled meals a day. She enjoys everything from Nutrisystem cinnamon muffins to ice cream sandwiches.

As the Inquisitr reported, other celebrity moms who recently achieved their own weight loss goals include Kelly Rowland, who shed 70 pounds, and Jessica Simpson, who lost 60 pounds.

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