Marie Osmond is the 8th of 9 children in the Osmond family and the only girl. From an early, the Osmonds sang and performed, and Marie her first appearance on The Andy Williams Show when she was only 4. In the early 1970s, she teamed up with her brother Donny to record an album. She also began to make more appearances with her other brothers. Marie Osmond had solo success with her country music style, as well as on TV with the variety show Donny & Marie. She and her brother had a second talk show by the same name from 1998-2000. Marie has acted on Broadway, in film, in Vegas, authored 3 best-selling books and was co-founder of the Children’s Miracle Network. She also designs dolls, has an embroidery machine line and does other crafts. Osmond has been married 3 times (twice to the same person) and has 8 children, 3 biological and 5 adopted, and an ever-growing number of grandkids. Osmond has close to a million followers on social media. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 120 lbs.
Marie Osmond’s Diet
Osmond’s weight has fluctuated through the decades. When she was 14 and weighed just 110 lbs., she says the producers of the Donny & Marie Show told her she had to lose weight, and she wound up struggling with starvation and bulimia for years. After having her 3rd child, she gained weight and peaked at 165 lbs. She says heart disease runs in her family and she was afraid she was headed the same way as her mother. She chronicled her weight loss publicly, dropping about 50 lbs. by doing NutriSystem. Because the NutriSystem plan involves buying their food, you don’t have to count calories, carbs or even portion sizes. You are however allowed to supplement with fresh fruit and vegetables from the grocery store.
- Medium Protein 25% 25%
- Medium Fat 25% 25%
- Medium-High Carb 50% 50%
Meals Made Easy
Osmond chose NutriSystem because she leads a busy life. Meals are color-coded, and, other than heating, barely any cooking is required.
Osmond liked the fact that NutriSystem does not require live weigh-ins or meetings. Instead, it offers support online and by phone.
Plenty of Choice
Osmond likes having options and Nutrisystem offers 150 different foods. Breakfast might be oatmeal, pancakes, granola, or a muffin. Lunch and dinner might be (NutriSystem’s) pizza, tacos, soup, or chicken and pasta.
On NutriSystem, refined carbs such as white bread and certain fruits are limited due to their effect on blood sugar. Sodium is also limited to 2,000 mg/day.
Osmond says she has an ice cream addiction. To indulge her craving without wrecking her waistline, when she gets home late after performing, she has frozen blueberries.
What to Eat
What to Avoid
Osmond On The Unhealthy Habits of Her Youth
Everything from diet pills to starving myself to bulimia, you name it, I tried it.
Osmond On The Pressures Of Show Biz
The entertainment world is bizarre. Everything is body image and psycho head trips.
Osmond On Self-care
I never used to take care of of my body, but now I’ve learned about balance.
Osmond On Managing Her Diet
I have been through starvation and dieting. You can’t run on no fuel.
Osmond On Eating Right
I’ve learned about portions and balance and what I’m supposed to do to maintain my weight and energy.
Marie Osmond’s Fitness Routine
NutriSystem recommends a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise daily, but you are allowed to break it up into smaller bites, such as 3 rounds of 10-minute exercise.
Dance the Pounds Away
Osmond’s commitment to losing the excess weight coincided with her doing Dancing With the Stars.
Osmond also endorses BodyGym, a home fitness system that offers DVDs and online workouts you can complete in as little as 9 minutes.
A Marie Osmond BodyGym Routine
Dozens of exercises can be performed with the BodyGym equipment, including:
Overhead Triceps Press
The number of reps you do of each exercise will depend on your fitness level.
Osmond On Her Pre-weight Loss Self
I was overweight and out of shape. I didn’t feel good. I was tired.
Osmond On Her Slimmer Figure
Look at me, I have a waistline again!
Osmond On Her Mom’s Ddvice
I learned a great lesson from my mother on her deathbed. She counseled me on the importance of taking care of myself so I wouldn’t end up in an unhealthy body like she did.
Marie Osmond’s Supplements
Chromium can help reduce body fat and cholesterol. It may also prevent diabetes.
Marie Osmond’s Lifestyle
Osmond is most proud of the Children’s Miracle Network which she co-founded in 1983 with John Schneider.
Although they went their separate ways for a while, Osmond says her brother Donny is her favorite person to perform with.
Life Imitating Art Imitating Life
In the 1970s, Mattel came out with Barbie dolls that look like Osmond and her brother Donny. They also have wax figures in Madame Tussauds Las Vegas museum.
Osmond only agreed to work in Vegas under one condition: that she get a bigger dressing room than Donny. She said she needed it to accommodate her kids.
Osmond On Life
Life can be real tough…you can either learn from your problems, or keep repeating them over and over.
Osmond On Her Brother Donny
We can finish each other’s sentences and we know what each other is thinking, but we never see eye-to-eye.
Osmond On Perspective
If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Osmond On God
The good Lord made us all out of iron. Then he turns up the heat to forge some of us into steel.
Osmond On Marriage
When you have a baby, love is automatic. When you get married, love is earned.
Osmond On Post-partum Depression
I didn’t know my mother had it. I think a lot of women don’t know their mothers had it.
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