When the news broke in late October last year that Genie Francis would be extending her time on General Hospital, you could almost feel the earth move. No doubt her legions of fans were clapping and stomping feet in unison.
The fictional town of Port Charles wouldn’t be the same without her as Laura, known and loved since the late 1970s. Genie made history Nov. 17, 1981, when more than 30 million viewers watched her wed Luke, played by Anthony Geary, on the show. The fictional nuptials are still considered the highest-rated hour in U.S. soap opera annals.
Commitment to health
Genie has a Daytime Emmy and three other Emmy nominations, but her greatest rewards continue to be her personal accomplishments. She’s committed to being healthy in both mind and body, and has developed her own self-care plan which she shares with us here.
She’s open about her own insecurities—we all have them, admit it or not—and she’s taken smart steps to educate herself about eating. Genie is a shining of example of the benefits of “knowing thyself” and how food really can be your friend if you take time to get to know it better.
As a spokesperson for Nutrisystem, she’s a walking encyclopedia of smart eating, so I had to ask for some weight-loss secrets. She’s got plenty and they’re all good.
If you’re losing weight right now—go for it, and you can do it! Try Genie’s tips in the video here, and make sure you have some apples in your fridge. She tells us why in this video.
Here’s to a happy, healthy you in 2016!