Julie Chrisley was beaming with pride on Thursday (Apr. 29) when she shared a snippet of her new Nutrisystem commercial. “I can’t tell you what a treat it is to be alongside the legendary [Marie Osmond] and the fabulous [Dorinda Medley],” wrote the 48-year-old Chrisley Knows Best star. Julie wasn’t only proud that she was in a commercial with Marie and the Real Housewives of New York alum – she was also happy to share the news of all the weight she shed!
“I’ve lost 20 pounds on the program and am feeling great,” she wrote. “I know this program works, and I hope that you’ll join me on your weight loss journey. Use my #linkinbio to get 50% off your order today. #nutrisystemambassador.” While Julie was by no means ever heavy, the reality television star has slimmed down over the years due to all her hard work on this weight-loss journey.
“I love the company,” Julie tellsHollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY while appearing on an episode of the HollywoodLife Podcast. “I did a lot of research before I agreed to it… So, for me, Nutrisystem was a good fit. It is easy, it is delicious, and especially during this pandemic, it was so nice to be able to have good food delivered to my door that I didn’t have to think about.”
“I love the new chocolate shake. It’s the chocolate fudge, I believe, and it’s with a probiotic,” Julie tells HollywoodLife. “It’s kind of twofold healthy there and I love it. The thing about it is that I don’t have to mix anything with it. I literally put my cold water, my shake, and a few ice cubes, shake it up. And I love it. For me, it’s easy if I’m heading out to record a podcast, or I’m heading to film and I don’t have a lot of time to think about what I’m going to fix. Which is another reason why I love to keep the Nutrisystem snacks on hand. I love the lemon cookies, I love their popcorn. And those are things that I can grab that I don’t have to say, ‘okay, I need to measure this out and see how many I can have’ … They do all that work for me. And that has made it so nice.”
“I have two years till I turn 50,” she adds. “So I have set that as my personal goal just to be healthier, physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and neutral Nutrisystem is going to help me get there. So, you know, I’m not I’m not wanting to go out here and tell ‘okay, I’m doing this, I’m doing that.’ And I really have not even shared that goal with anyone until this morning that you know, my husband I want to do a special trip on my for my 50th birthday. And so I want to just be ready for that.”
Julie’s daughter, Savannah Chrisley, also spoke about her own body issues when she stopped by the HollywoodLife podcast. While Julie has been working on her own fitness and health, Savannah has dealt with a different struggle: an ongoing battle with endometriosis, a painful disorder where tissue (similar to that which normally lines the inside of a uterus) grows outside the uterus. Savannah’s struggle, and the surgery she underwent because of the condition, were all part of season 8 of Chrisley Knows Best.
“There’s a lot of women who don’t feel comfortable in talking about it,” Savannah told the HL Podcast. The 23-year-old said that women often feel “ashamed” because “their bodies just aren’t quite cooperating with them and aren’t working like how we feel they’re supposed to. So for me, talking about it was extremely important because I wanted people to know you’re not alone. This is a real thing.”
Savannah added that she also went public with the struggle because she faced a lot of “hateful” comments about her body, and she wanted to instill some humility into her haters. “I think the whole point in saying that is that you never know what someone’s struggling with, so you need to watch your words. Regardless, why spew hatred towards anyone? But especially like I said, you don’t know what people are dealing with, and some people are just better at hiding it than others.”