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You Go Girl!Soleil Moon Frye Feels More Comfortable in Her Skin Than Ever Before Thanks to Her 40-Pound Weight Loss

Punky Brewster is feeling like a million bucks! Actress Soleil Moon Frye has shed 40 pounds over the past few months thanks to Nutrisystem and today she’s feeling “better than ever” after her drastic weight loss.

She’s especially having a blast with her kids, Poet, 11, Jagger, 9, Lyric, 3, and Story, 1, now that she’s in shape and has more energy. “I have been feeling really great this summer with my family. I love having the energy to paddle board with the kids, go tubing, and hiking. I also feel comfortable throwing on a bathing suit and jean shorts,” Soleil told E! News.

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“My family and I love the outdoors and on vacation we’re very active so that makes it easier to keep it up, but I also don’t deprive myself,” she shared. “We love going to the candy store and out for ice cream, but it’s really just about finding the balance. We also love grilling and cooking as a family, so we always try to get in our protein, fresh fruits, and veggies.”

“We put everything into loving and supporting our kids, but we still have ourselves to take care of as well. I hope that I can inspire other mothers to make a little time for themselves and take the steps toward living a happier, healthier life,” Soleil has said in another recent interview. “After each pregnancy, I lost weight in a healthy way. I need to lead by example. I’m not going to starve myself in front of my kids. We love cooking as a family. Teaching my kids about food is a great way for me to stay on track as well.”

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Soleil is thrilled that her health has finally taken a turn for the best. “I used to find myself hiding my body. I was the person on the beach with baggy surf shorts and a long sleeve shirt. It feels good to be comfortable in my skin,” the 40-year-old continued. “No matter what shape or size we are, we want to feel good. After four incredible kids, I feel better than ever!”

Click through the gallery below to see stars who have undergone a drastic weight loss!