Michelle Stafford’s “Fit and Healthy” Secret

Michelle Stafford is an award-winning American actress, writer, and producer. She’s best known for her roles on the daytime soap operas The Young and the Restless and General Hospital.

She made her television debut in 1992, playing Phyllis Summers on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. On this show, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1994. In 2003 she left Y&R to join ABC’s General Hospital as Nina Clay, where she earned three more Emmy nominations.

In addition to her work as an actor, Michelle is also a self-described “entrepreneurial goddess.” Through her own production company TeamMStaff Productions, she has created and produced several projects, including the web series “The Stafford Project,” for which she was nominated for a Streamy Award. She also advocates for women’s rights, mental health and wellness, and organic beauty products.

Apart from her acting career, Michelle is also an author. She released her self-help book Self-Care Revolution: Look Good, Feel Good in April 2020. In it, she explains how to care for your body and mind to become the best version of yourself.

In addition to her television work, Michelle runs several successful business ventures, most notably the Premier by Michelle Stafford jewelry line and Skin Nation skincare line.

Her jewelry line was launched in 2018 and she has received numerous awards for her designs. Her skincare line was founded in 2021 to promote organic beauty products and healthy living habits.

Michelle Stafford is an inspiring figure both on-screen and off. She’s a role model to many who aspire to achieve success in their own lives. With her positive attitude, strong work ethic, and dedication to making the world a better place, it’s no wonder she continues to motivate so many.

Viewers may not realize that Michelle Stafford, who plays Nina on General Hospital (and previously as Phyllis on The young & restless), has struggled with her weight.

“I’ve weighed up to 190 pounds and down to 100 pounds,” she admitted to Soaps In Depth. “I used to be a sugar fiend. I’d eat cookies and coffee all day, then run two miles and not eat anything else for the rest of the day. I’d go to brunches and stuff my purse with all the desserts.”

She was also no stranger to fad diets, having tried a variety of quick fixes over the years. “I tried the ice cream, starch-blocker, and Dexatrim,” Stafford confessed. “You don’t want to know what I’ve done, honey!”

Stafford’s life was turned upside down when her sister was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2013. “She’s completely cancer-free now,” the actress reports, “but when I found out, I researched and learned sugar and all this bad stuff is killing your body. And it has nothing to do with calories. How many people have tried diets and failed to lose even one pound? And you’re dying of hunger? It’s all about changing your diet.”

Stafford has not only adopted healthier eating habits but also applied that attitude to other aspects of her life, even going so far as to launch Skin Nation, a beauty company that sells organic, clean products. “And forget about being skinny,” she says again. “It’s all about staying healthy and fit!”