Marie Osmond shares her tips for staying thin in 2021

Marie Osmond lost a stunning 50lbs after her son told her in 2007 he was concerned her weight would cause her to die early.

But the former The Talk co-host - who stays at am impressive 120lbs - told DailyMail.com that she slipped up in the early days of COVID-19.

'Yes I got the COVID 5 where I gained five pounds, but I got it off in two weeks,' said the 5ft5in Donny & Marie star. 'I called up NutriSystem and talked to my person there and she coached me, which is so helpful.'

Her 2021 look: Marie Osmond gained five pounds when COVID-19 started but lost it thanks to a meal plan, she told DailyMail.com exclusively. Here she is seen in an exclusive photo to DailyMail.com from NutriSystem

Her 2021 look: Marie Osmond gained five pounds when COVID-19 started but lost it thanks to a meal plan, she told DailyMail.com exclusively. Here she is seen in an exclusive photo to DailyMail.com from NutriSystem

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Turns out she just needed to remember her portion control.

'I had to just be reminded to keep the meals small, and I was fine with it, it was just a mini wakeup call. But this happens, no one should take a weight gain very seriously, it happens to all of us.'

The star relies on her meal system - she he does not eat three big meals a day but rather six smaller ones.

'Everyone asks me if I go hungry because I don't dig into a big meal, but rather have six small ones, and the answer is no, I am never hungry,' the singer said. 

Slim and sensational: 'Yes I got the COVID 5 where I gained five pounds, but I got it off in two weeks,' said the Donny & Marie Show star. 'I called up NutriSystem and talked to my person there and she coached me, which is so helpful'

Slim and sensational: 'Yes I got the COVID 5 where I gained five pounds, but I got it off in two weeks,' said the Donny & Marie Show star. 'I called up NutriSystem and talked to my person there and she coached me, which is so helpful'

'If anything I feel like I am eating too much. I am always satisfied,' she added.

'I realized that I had slowed down my metabolism by not eating and then overloaded my body. My metabolism was dead. So it took a while to get used to eating six times a day but when I did I lost weight because I was keeping my metabolism revved up.'

The six meals a day she eats include breakfast, a snack, lunch, a snack, dinner, then a snack. 

When she started dieting she felt like she could lose 10lbs in one month and she did.

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Better in 2021 than in 2007: The star is thin at 120lbs in a new image from NutriSystem

More to love: And in 2007 she was rounder at 170lbs; soon after she lost 50lbs

Better in 2021 than in 2007: The star is thin on the left at 120lbs, and a little more curvy in 2007 when she was on Dancing With The Stars and weighed 170lbs

She did well though: Marie was a hit on the show as she danced with Jonathan Roberts; they placed third even though she fainted on the live show

She did well though: Marie was a hit on the show as she danced with Jonathan Roberts; they placed third even though she fainted on the live show

'I went in slowly,' Marie tells DailyMail.com.

'I thought I would turn out to be like my mom, but it was not true. When you treat your body healthy, your body treats you back,' she said. 

And she started exercising regularly, which she has kept up. 

A bit fuller: The singer is seen in 2006 at the TV Land Awards where she hid her curves in a black suit

A new powerful smile: But by 2013 she was looking incredible in a mini dress

A bit fuller: The singer is seen in 2006 at the TV Land Awards where she hid her curves in a black suit. But by 2013 she was looking incredible in a mini dress

A different style: And in 2007 when in Florida the beauty looked puffier

A different style: And in 2007 when in Florida the looked puffier

'I love to take walks, I grab my audio books and listen to them when I am outside, it's relaxing, it doesn't even feel like a workout,' added Marie.

Osmond left The Talk in September and said at the time, 'One of the highlights of my year at #TheTalk was working with my dear friend John Redmann (former EP and showrunner) and I'm excited to continue our working relationship on several projects we are developing.' 

She then went on to say:

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