'General Hospital' Star Genie Francis Shows Off 30-Pound Weight Loss

by Raphael Chestang 8:28 PM PST, January 14, 2015
Playing 'General Hospital' Star Genie Francis Shows Off 30-Pound Weight Loss

Actress Genie Francis, one-half of General Hospital's beloved Luke and Laura coupling, may have broken records when their wedding drew 30 million viewers in 1981, but she still struggles with weight like anyone else.

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For the 52 year old, emotional eating was the crux of her ongoing battle with the scale.

"The very first time I went on a diet I was 14 years old," Genie told ET's Brooke Anderson. "It set me up for extreme dieting."

Today, Genie is done with extreme diets, and she's seeing results.

"The great thing about Nutrisystem -- and I've lost 30 pounds -- is that it's very gentle," Genie said. "There are no foods that you're not allowed to have."

While the scale is a great indicator of progress, the real test would be if Genie could fit into her famous Luke and Laura wedding dress again.

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"I can't try the wedding dress on again because it was stolen," she said. "Nobody knows [what happened]. They wanted to put it into the Smithsonian and they couldn't because somebody stole it way back when."

Genie isn't the only celebrity who's lost weight using Nutrisystem. Last year, Melissa Joan Hart revealed her 40-pound weight loss due, in part, to the company's weight-loss products.