Morgan Fairchild has had a celebrated career with roles on Flamingo Road, Falcon Crest and Paper Dolls, and also as Chandler Bing’s mother Nora Tyler Bing on Friends.
At at age 70, the blonde bombshell has no plans on letting her famous looks go.
The Texas native told Closer Weekly that she worked hard to drop 30lbs which popped up out of nowhere last year. The siren revealed after doing her research, she decided to go on the trendy Keto Diet.
Her slim down: Morgan Fairchild has had a celebrated career with roles on Flamingo Road, Falcon Crest and Paper Dolls. At at age 70, the blonde bombshell has no plans on letting her famous looks go as she has gone on the Keto Diet which made her lose 30lbs. On the left she is seen more slender in February 2020 and on the right she is fuller in April 2018
She has always had an incredible body: The TV vet – who has been on Mork & Mindy with Robin Williams and Magnum: PI with Tom Selleck – is seen here in 1995
And the actress, who can next be seen in Spring Break ’83, also named the plan she is on.
‘It’s called Ideal Protein — it’s like pre-packaged stuff,’ the beauty told the publication.
‘I have my fake oatmeal every morning and then salads. You know it’s a very specific diet. It’s not a hard diet … it’s just very specific.
‘If you cheat at all, you don’t lose the weight … but I’ve been very disciplined,’ she told Closer’s Diana Cooper.
Straight from MF: The Hollywood staple was interviewed by Skype from the comfort of her home in Los Angeles
Ready for her close up: She looked noticeably slender as she wore a black top with her golden blonde hair down nicely styled with slight bangs
The Hollywood staple was interviewed by Skype from the comfort of her home in Los Angeles.
She looked noticeably slender as she wore a black top with her golden blonde hair down nicely styled with slight bangs.
The Eighties standout also had her makeup expertly done with heavy eye makeup and a flattering frosty pink lips that matched her blush.
Before Keto: Seen in the summer of 2018. The Texas native told Closer Weekly that she worked hard to drop 30lbs which popped up out of nowhere last year. The siren revealed after doing her research, she decided to go on the trendy Keto Diet
Staying slim: The actress did not cheat on her diet, she said; seen in October 2019
The pinup warned if people want to copy her, they must be diligent for success.
‘You do have to stick to the diet,’ said the star, who gained a following from appearing from several episodes of Friends in 1995, 1998 and 2001.
She turned to the keto after she found out she had mold in her house.
‘I went through this unfortunate thing where I had mold in my house and I blew up like a balloon,’ she shared.
The show won her new fans: The icon played Chandler Bing’s mother Nora Tyler Bing on Friends; Chandler is played by Matthew Perry; seen in 1995
On set: With Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing in 1995
WHAT IS THE KETO DIET?
In the world of weight-loss diets, low-carbohydrate, high-protein eating plans often grab attention.
The Paleo, South Beach, and Atkins diets all fit into that category. They are sometimes referred to as ketogenic or ‘keto’ diets.
But a true ketogenic diet is different.
Unlike other low-carb diets, which focus on protein, a keto plan centers on fat, which supplies as much as 90% of daily calories. And it’s not the type of diet to try as an experiment.
The keto diet aims to force your body into using a different type of fuel.
Instead of relying on sugar (glucose) that comes from carbohydrates (such as grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits), the keto diet relies on ketone bodies, a type of fuel that the liver produces from stored fat.
Information from Harvard Health
‘I had a lot of bronchial issues, which I knew were from the mold, but I had not realized that the weight gain was from the mold.’
Fairchild then did her research online and realized mold is linked to weight gain.
‘I said, “Oh my God, unexplained weight gain!”’ she said.
‘I never had a weight problem because I’m not an eater, I’m not a food person … so even once I realized what it was, I still didn’t know how to fix it.’
Morgan then luckily ‘stumbled upon this guy’ who was eating an Ideal Protein meal at the doctor’s office, the Too Old To Die Young star explained.
And she got advice from ‘a mold specialist.’
When she started the program she was advised, she ‘just started dropping weight like crazy,’ said the Days of Our Lives star.
And the meals she orders come pre-made.
‘It’s great because I don’t cook. I mean I really don’t cook. So it’s just pre-packaged foods.’
And with COVID-19 and the riots, she is happy to stay home and not have to cook.
‘I don’t have to cook for anybody and I don’t have to worry about getting a ton of groceries because I don’t eat,’ she said.
‘So I’m sticking to that and trying to lose more weight while we’re here in quarantine.’
One of her top shows: She played Jordan Roberts on the soaper Falcon Crest, which aired from 1981 until 1990; seen with Simon MacCorkindale, who died in 2010
The center of this show: And in 1984 she lit up Paper Dolls; seen with Nicollette Sheridan, left) and Terry Farrell as well as Lloyd Bridges
She also told Closer that her boyfriend, 69-year-old Mark Seiler, is in a nursing home during lockdown.
But he is in great hands, she added.
‘They’re taking very good care of him,’ Fairchild assured. ‘I talk to Mark a lot [on FaceTime]. It’s nice.’
The icon is starring on a new soap opera, Mélange, airing on LOGOtv’s digital platforms, which she is said is ‘high camp.’
In the hot seat: The star as Chandler’s mom with Jay Leno for an episode of Friends