The Most Impressive Weight Loss Transformations Of The Stars

Published on 04/02/2020
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A lot of people are in a never-ending battle to remain fit, including famous individuals. The relentless spotlight possibly makes it even harder for celebrities to accept their weight gain. However, some celebs appear to have figured out the effective strategies in losing weight and keeping the pounds off. Read on to find out who they are and see their transformation.

Christina Aguilera

Pop superstar Christina Aguilera is first on the list. At 35 years old, she looks great, having shed roughly 50 pounds off her petite frame. In 2012, Aguilera received plenty of criticism owing to her curvy figure, but we genuinely have no idea why. A year later, she received a ton of positive media attention after losing a substantial weight. Figures.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson’s 2004 Super Bowl performance has become quite infamous. At present, the star is working on changing herself. She has dropped 60+ pounds and is aiming to be physically better.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

50 Cent

Next on the list is rapper-turned-actor Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson. Fans all over were astounded upon learning that the star dropped over 50 pounds in order to portray a cancer patient in a film. His weight loss transformation is definitely uncomfortable.

50 Cent

50 Cent

John Goodman

There is no rapid weight loss in Hollywood legend John Goodman’s story. According to the big man, he was a problem eater, who always ate “all crap”. We think you would agree when we say he looks amazing now.

John Goodman

John Goodman

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt is a Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero, but it seems he has superpowers in real life as well since he makes losing weight quickly awfully easy. He had played the lovable character Andy Dwyer on the hit show Parks and Recreation before going completely buff and a super popular action star. We definitely approve of his transformation.

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

Christian Bale

Christian Bale is a highly decorated Hollywood actor. He has follow some strict weight loss programs. In fact, besides his superior acting skills, he is pretty popular for his amazing transformations in films. He was the starved lead in the movie The Machinest but was a superhero in the film Batman Begins.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin appears to have been in show business forever. The veteran actor had gotten a prediabetes diagnosis, so he turned to weigh loss programs. Since then, the Hollywood star has lost over 30 pounds.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Mariah Carey

There was a point in time when the bigger-than-life superstar Mariah Carey became literally ‘bigger’. Then, she got set on becoming healthy again and has lost more than 70 pounds throughout her transformation.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Al Roker

When TV host Al Roker reached about 340 pounds, he opted to lose some weight. He also made up his mind to keep the extra weight off. These days, he weighs 190 pounds and looks more svelte and cooler.

Al Roker

Al Roker

 

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson is known as “Fat Amy” in Pitch Perfect. Back in April 2016, 37- year-old Rebel started losing weight. She has managed to shed 15 pounds so far thanks to hiking. We can definitely get behind a weight loss tip which is fun to do.

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson

Kirsten Vangsness

Are you a fan of Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds? Perhaps you were surprised by her incredible weight loss transformation. According to the star, her personal trainer provided her a healthy eating diet, which is responsible for her weight loss.

Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz fought heavy depression and low energy when she was working on American Horror Story: Freakshow, but she appeared quite alright on This Is Us, the show that gave her her big break. Everyone blown away when she dropped an incredible 100 pounds!

Christy Metz

Chrissy Metz

Keely Shaye Smith

The woman behind one of the best actors on the silver screen, Keely Shaye Smith is the second wife of Pierce Brosnan. She is an American journalist and has actually appeared in some films like The Opponent and Poisoning Paradise.

Keely Shaye Smith

Keely Shaye Smith

Celine Dion

Celine Dion’s notable contribution to music is definitely reason enough for the star to be celebrated. Her mega-popular song “My Heart Will Go On” from the blockbuster Titanic is probably what most people associate her with. Following her husband’s death, she lost weight rapidly. However, she seems to be better these days.

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Celine Dion

Susan Boyle

Thanks to Britain’s Got Talent, Susan Boyle became famous at the end of the 2000s. Although she did not win, after that, she enjoyed a successful music career. In 2010, she was diagnosed with diabetes and knew then that she had to make a change. Susan cut sugar from her diet immediately and began exercising. Sources claim that to help speed up the process, she was also taking Garcinia Cambogia supplements. Today, you can catch her on America’s Got Talent: The Champions on NBC.

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley was never the small girl, but at the age of 65, she certainly looks way healthier. At present, the star is a spokesperson for Jenny Craig. The program actually helped her shed 50 pounds.

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley

Adele

Winning multiple Grammys takes a lot, but Adele seems to be doing just fine. However, she did face another challenge. She dropped a lot of pounds by cutting out sugar in her diet.

Adele

Adele

Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia, from Lost, made a lifestyle change when he decided he didn’t want to be overweight any longer. He became vegan and began to exercise daily to achieve this.

Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

Jonathan Antoine

Jonathan Antoine definitely looks amazing today! The Britain’s Got Talent alum dropped some extra pounds by improving his lifestyle. The impressive singer now eats healthier and exercises.

Jonathan Antoine

Jonathan Antoine

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi from the Jersey Shore is now among sexiest bods on Instagram. Since giving birth to her child, the reality star has shed over 100 pounds.

Nicole Snooki Polizzi

Nicole Snooki Polizzi

Raven Symone

In 2011, ex-child star Raven Symone made the rounds when she lost over 70 pounds. According to Symone, working out and following a strict diet are what you need to do to succeed in losing weight.

Raven Symone

Raven Symone

Graham Elliot

A steadfast presence on the popular TV show MasterChef, Graham Elliot tipped the scales at 400 pounds in 2013, but has since lost over 150 pounds. Fans of the show would definitely agree that he looks different now.

Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot

Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono shed many pounds, and definitely looks much sharper. American Horror Story and Dancing with the Stars are just a couple of the shows that he has appeared in.

Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher had plenty of ups and downs when she was in the spotlight. She returned to form while Star Wars was making its comeback. She lost many pounds to play her character in the franchise. She sadly died years ago but the determination and extraordinary talent of Carrie Fisher continue to live on. Princess Lea left quite an impression.

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson had a realization after receiving a diabetes diagnosis. He needed to make changes. The star has been fighting the disease since 2008 and has dropped over 100 pounds.

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

Mama June

After dropping ‘Honey’ from ‘Honey Boo Boo’, Mama June started focusing on getting healthy again. Ever since Mama June went on her weight loss journey, she has managed to drop 150 pounds. She really looks different now!

Mama June

Mama June

Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard emerged as the winner of American Idol season two. He debuted back in 2003 and has since lost an amazing 112 pounds.

Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard

Chumlee

Chumlee of Pawn Stars worked together with his colleague and friend Corey Harrison to drop the extra pounds. We will need to get in touch with our guy who is all about weight loss to find out more about Chumlee’s secret in achieving the transformation.

Chumlee

Chumlee

Jennifer Hudson

Hudson sought help from Weight Watchers when she was trimming down. The star says she made sure to ‘watch what she put into her body’ and keep junk food ‘out of sight’ to stay healthy.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Drew Carey

Drew Carey dropped a lot of pounds in order to land the hosting gig on The Price is Right. Well, working hard for something that you really want is not new.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Ronnie Ortiz

Before the fame went to Ronnie Ortiz’s head, he was a Jersey Shore ‘stud’. He then gained plenty of weight, but he looks way better now after hitting the gym. He transformed his life again.

Ronnie Ortiz

Ronnie Ortiz

Star Jones

Sugar coating things is not Star Jones’ style. She has said that she had been ‘morbidly obese’ in the past. Then, she had gastric bypass surgery so that she could trim down.

Star Jones

Star Jones

Wendy Williams

You can learn many things tuning in to the Wendy Williams Show, including stuff about its host. Wendy Williams has managed to drop 50 pounds. She decided to take things “slow and steady” since she had accepted that things do happen overnight.

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

Jordin Sparks

Singer Jordin Sparks dropped 50 pounds in a little over 18 months. The American Idol alum is looking much better. To avoid feeling tortured, she did not do it really quickly.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

Kelly Osbourne

Portion control and regular exercise helped Kelly Osbourne lose 42 pounds. No extreme measures to lose weight here.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne

Khloe Kardashian

A change in lifestyle helped Khloe Kardashian lose 25+ pounds. The youngest Kardashian sister now exercises four times a week and makes sure to eat in moderation.

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

Melissa McMcarthy

The extraordinary and superb Gilmore Girls star has dropped 50 pounds! The star clearly looks better than ever.

Melissa McMcarthy

Melissa McMcarthy

Carrie Underwood

With incredible talent, Carrie Underwood has taken country music by storm. The American Idol gained around 30 pounds while she was pregnant with her child Isaiah. After giving birth, she worked hard to shed the extra pounds. She ate right and exercised in moderation, specifically working out when and where she could.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Amber Riley

Glee star Amber Riley began following a plan of eating healthily. As a result, she has dropped dress sizes. Rapid weight loss is never good, especially long-term!

Amber Riley

Amber Riley

Stephenie Meyer

The popular Twilight series is definitely after our pre-teen hearts. Its 39-year-old author Stephenie Meyer made headlines because of her recent weight loss. She says that the reliable exercise running is the reason for her transformation. “I used to be more an elliptical-and-weights girl but I’ve started running in the last year and I hate it and love it at the same time,” she explained.

Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer

Al Sharpton

Reverend Al Sharpton reached 305 pounds, but he has lost an incredulous amount of weight and now weighs only 129 pounds. He says has been eating healthy and working out. This may just be the secret to shedding some pounds.

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

Paula Deen

Paula Deen was diagnosed with diabetes, but the “queen of comfort cooking” has shed roughly 35 pounds since then. She revealed the secret to her weight loss. “I am hooked on smoothies,” the star says. She makes it a point to have a healthy smoothie at breakfast before going about her day.

Paula Deen

Paula Deen

Penn Jillette

Penn & Teller’s Penn Jillette has shed 100 pounds! He is 6 feet, 7 inches tall, and reached 322 pounds. Unfortunately, he was told by doctors he had a 90%-blockage in his heart. After this, he began following a “potato diet” and ate nothing else but plain potatoes for two entire weeks. After a while, he added other kinds of vegetables to his diet.

Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette

Adam Richman

When you are the host of a show titled Man Vs. Food, food will probably be a big part of your life. However, Adam Richman decided that his life will not be ruined by overeating, so he turned to a vegan lifestyle. Seeing the results will definitely make you agree that the star made a good decision.

Adam Richman

Adam Richman

America Ferrera

The Ugly Betty star focuses on making sure that her diet does not have unnecessary calories and becomes more comfortable. No wonder a lot of people love this star.

America Ferrera

America Ferrera

Rosie O’Donnell

The public has not been very kind to Rosie O’Donnell when it comes to her weight. While it is true that it has fluctuated, the fact is that the star has recently lost an incredible 70 pounds!

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell

Shonda Rhimes

Apparently, there is nothing that Shonda Rhimes cannot do. She lost an incredulous 130 pounds! She is proud to say that her inspiration for her incredible weight loss was her kids. According to her, a strict diet and a fierce cardio routine got her into the groove.

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

Zach Galifianakis

You might be more familiar with his work on Between Two Ferns, or perhaps you know him from The Hangover trilogy. In any case, many people remember Zach Galifianakis as a big guy. When he quit drinking in 2014, however, he made an incredible 50-pound weight cut.

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill definitely deserves all the praise he has been getting for shedding many pounds. If you know him from Superbad, it is possible you will not recognize him now.

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Jonah Hill

Kim Kardashian

It seems all celebrity magazines have Kim Kardashian in them. While many people love her curves, the reality star felt she needed to shed a few pounds. Now, the celeb looks like this.

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Kim Kardashian

Tyra Banks

Being a supermodel is not always easy. For Tyra Banks, she has had struggles with her weight. However, the star has managed to get back into a healthy shape.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has spent a lot of time in front of the camera, and she has received various criticisms, including her weight. However, she has worked on getting to a healthier weight and has succeeded. She says her weight loss is because of her self-love, not the noise of the critics.

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Oprah Winfrey

Seth Rogen

A comedy film staple, Seth Rogen has an iconic laugh and a recognizable size. However, he has left his big size in the past. He recently dropped 30 pounds.

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Seth Rogen

Jessica Simpson

Losing pregnancy weight takes time and energy, so moms find it hard to do since they are busy taking care of their young ones. Jessica Simpson, however, managed to do it. We bet a lot of moms out there are curious to know how she did it.

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Jessica Simpson

Miranda Lambert

Personal trainer Bill Crutchfield helped Miranda Lambert lose 25 pounds. She also focused more on her diet.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

Drew Berrymore

The Santa Clarita Diet actress has made some amazing weight loss leaps since she started following a new diet. At 43 years old, Drew Barrymore began making it her goal to have more protein now.

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Drew Berrymore

LeAnn Rimes

Even though we do not see LeAnn Rimes a lot in the spotlight these days, she still caught the public’s attention when she dropped some pounds off. According to her, running, training, and boxing is part of her weight loss secret.

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart put on a significant amount of weight after deciding to stop working in the biz for many years to start a family. When she played Sabrina The Teenage Witch, the actress established herself in the industry. The real magic, though, was how she slimmed down from adhering to her weight loss plan and completely cutting out junk food. No magic here, all of it is discipline and focus!

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Melissa Joan Hart

Sam Smith

Well-aware that weight loss is not everything, Sam Smith made this Instagram post: “Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in two weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food…It’s not even about weight loss; it’s about feeling happy in yourself.”

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Perez Hilton

Maybe you did a double-take for this one. The “Queen of all Media,” as he calls himself, dropped 70 pounds, and the transformation is definitely extreme.

Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton

Renee Zellweger

Who does not know the Bridget Jones’s Diary star, Renee Zellweger? She had to gain some weight for the movies, so she upped her caloric intake to 4,000 in a day. The transformation was incredible.

Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger

Ricky Gervais

The English funnyman decided to drop some pounds, and he teamed up with his partner, Jane Fallon, to do it. The result – he lost an amazing 40 pounds!

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Jerry Ferrara

Sometimes, when you get a stern talking-to from your doctor, it can make you feel motivated to lose weight. For this Entourage star, the pretty grave warnings he got from medical experts pushed him to work on shedding the extra weight. After losing 55 pounds, Jerry Ferrera said it was just the start.

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Jerry Ferrara

Abby Lee Miller

Working out and eating clean is not the answer for some of the stars we watch. Abby Lee Miller had a lap-band procedure that took her down to a size 16. She was a size 24 before the procedure.

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Abby Lee Miller

Tom Arnold

It has been said that the husband puts on weight when the wife gets pregnant. Tom Arnold somehow proves this is true. He actually gained over 70 pounds when his wife was still pregnant, but he eventually dropped 100 pounds afterward.

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Tom Arnold

Kevin Smith

In 2015, Kevin Smith debuted the new him, who was 85 pounds lighter. To keep the weight off, he has followed a strict diet and a regular workout routine.

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Jill Scott

No one strategy works for everyone. In Jill Scott’s case, boxing and biking helped her lose 70 pounds. She is proud of what she has accomplished, and we are pretty impressed too!

Jill Scott

Jill Scott

Valerie Bertinelli

At the age of 55, Valerie has lost an incredible 40 pounds. What’s more, Valerie’s Home Cooking, her very own cooking show, has been keeping her busy.

Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli

Kevin Federline

Many people know Kevin Federline as Britney Spears’ ex-husband. When he put on weight, people noticed. The pounds came on after he stopped dieting, exercising, and dancing. Because his dramatic weight gain affected the relationship that he had with his kids, he decided to adopt some changes. He signed up to be on the VH1 show Celebrity Fit Club 7: Boot Camp to lose weight.

Kevin Federline

Kevin Federline

Chaka Khan

Yvette Marie Stevens had issues with substance abuse, alcoholism, and weight. She suffered due to high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes. She cut out all meat and dairy products from her diet. Also, she decided to embrace other physical activities to get the physique she wanted. It worked, and she shed over 60 pounds!

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

Angie Stone

A diabetes diagnosis serves as a wake-up call for many people. For instance, when Angie found out she had type 2 diabetes, she decided to have a stricter diet to drop the extra pounds and improve her health.

Angie Stone

Angie Stone

Dr. Dre

The 50-year-old has never looked better. After toning up recently, Dr. Dre dropped nearly 50 pounds.

Dr Dre

Dr. Dre

Kevin Liles

In 2007, the former Def Jam head decided that he had had enough. Kevin Liles was set on losing weight and keeping the extra pounds off.

Kevin Liles

Kevin Liles

Ricki Lake

While her weight definitely helped establish her career, Ricki chose not to keep the extra pounds. She used to be a size 24, but she is now a size 6.

Ricki Lake

Ricki Lake

Paul Wall

Paul Wall certainly upgraded his look as he dropped some serious weight, but he seems to be keen on his baggy jeans as he never got rid of them even with his transformation.

Paul Wall

Paul Wall

Jason Sudeikis

According to Jason Sudeikis, his 20-pound weight loss can be credited to his wife, Olivia Wilde. He revealed the hilarious reason to Elle magazine in August 2013. During the interview, he explained, “I have the greatest workout partner in the world…[we] have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.”

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Segel

This How I Met Your Mother star claims that for his role in the film The Five-Year Engagement, he was “forced to lose weight.” He managed to drop 35 pounds through working out and eating healthy.

Jason Segel

Jason Segel

Bristol Palin

She is one of the former Dancing with the Stars contestants who lost weight thanks to their stint. According to Bristol, what the ‘haters’ said motivated her to drop the baby weight. She was set on proving them wrong.

Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin

Kyle Massey

This former That’s So Raven star dropped 18 pounds while he was on Dancing with the Stars.

Kyle Massey

Kyle Massey

Hilary Duff

We are pretty sure Hilary is already busy with being a single mom, but she also stars on Younger, TV Land’s longest-running series. She does her best to look after herself and always tries to keep a positive body image.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

Rob Kardashian

Blac Chyna, an ex of Rob Kardashian, claimed that he got a weight loss surgery that set him back by roughly $100k! Meanwhile, he returned the favor by announcing that she was the one who underwent such a process to shed the baby weight she put on. He was indeed more determined to lose weight after their breakup, even going as far as to hire a nutritionist and personal trainer to achieve his goal. If you are a reality TV show fan, you likely know about his Type-II diabetes. Although he succeeded in losing some weight, a gastric sleeve surgery will likely speed things up. Do you think he’ll do it?

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

Russell Crowe

Russell is more active, doing things like hiking and bike riding. Because of this, he has managed to drop 52 pounds so far.

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Lisa Lampanelli

Former Celebrity Apprentice contestant Lisa Lampanelli is known as a hilarious insult comic. She has dropped 107 pounds since she underwent gastric sleeve surgery. She has not stopped working hard to keep the pounds off.

Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli

Rick Ross

In 2011, Rick had two seizures within a span of 24 hours. He took this as a wake-up call to take better care of his health. So far, he has lost 75 pounds by making changes to his diet.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Holly Madison

Before having her first baby, Holly Madison had not committed herself to a weight loss plan. However, after giving birth, she opted for healthier food to lose the extra pounds rather than focus on crash diets.

Holly Madison

Holly Madison

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah’s amazing weight loss is really inspirational, and she credits it to mixing up her exercise routine, so she does not get bored. Clearly, she knows how to manage her busy life as she achieves her weight loss goals.

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Queen Latifah

Mel Gibson

You will struggle to find a character as successful and symbolic as Mel Gibson in the action genre. His well-defined physique often inspires us as his fans, but he himself no longer seems immune from middle-age challenges. Never before had the “Hacksaw Ridge” director had this much abdominal fat to contend with? After he met an Australian health coach, his weight loss began. He had a strict fitness regimen and a custom diet plan, effectively shedding 30 pounds in just two months.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Kourtney Kardashian

Her amazing physique, the eldest sister in the Kardashian clan, Kourtney, made a name for herself.  After having 3 children, she is used to having her figure questioned. She has claimed that she is on a sugar-free keto diet but has a more relaxed exercise approach. It is reported that Kourtney follows a strict routine of workouts, including Pilates and strength training. This is how she lost 35 pounds and kept that great figure of hers that made her popular on social media.

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian

Jennifer Gimenez

Actress, reality TV personality, and model. Jennifer Gimenez is all the things listed. She went through some tough diets and worked out a lot in the gym to maintain her status as a model. Substance abuse and stress lead her to break the law. The multi-hyphenate admitted herself into rehab for drug addiction as well as alcohol addiction. While she pursued treatment, she gained a significant amount of weight and reached her highest weight in the program. She decided to start a certain weight-loss plan to help her lose 100 lbs.

Jennifer Gimenez

Jennifer Gimenez

Wayne Knight

In various popular projects, such as Jurassic Park, Tarzan, and Toy Story, Wayne Knight has appeared. However, when he started playing Newman on the sitcom Seinfeld, this actor got his big break. He was associated with the role and his chubby figure back then. He now looks healthier than he used to look. He didn’t go to surgery for this kind of thing. Instead, in moderation, he chose a natural approach and practiced smoking, eating, and drinking. This proved to be a successful tactic as he lost up to 40 pounds by doing so!

Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight

Marie Osmond

During the ’70s and’ 80s, Marie Osmond was best known as a successful country music star. When she remade the song Paper Roses, she earned a name for herself. This woman also starred in an episode of Donny Osmond’s variety show. She struggled to get the figure she wanted. It took her a long time to find a nutritionist and get the diet. This program turned out to be effective and caused her to lose 45 pounds! In 2019, in What What Happens: Live, she starred as a guest.

Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond

Carnie Wilson

Carnie Wilson is the daughter of Brian Wilson, the lead singer of the Beach Boys. She is best known for her work with Wilson Phillips. She had to struggle with obesity most of her life.  Then things changed again. Carnie used to gain weight when the band broke up. She decided to have a gastric bypass and talked to her fans online about it. She had to stick to a healthy diet after surgery. She went to her doctor and had a lap-band procedure done.

Carnie Wilson

Carnie Wilson

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr is an American actor-comedian who, through stand-up comedy, got her start. She ended up bringing home both a Golden Globe and an Emmy for the Best Actress award after she got the opportunity to act. Thanks to her homemakers’ harsh and critical views, she became a household name in the ’80s and ’90s. She decided it was high time, in 1998, to get a makeover.  Roseanne had a gastric bypass that helped her lose over 350 pounds. She also started taking diet pills and switched to healthy and protein-rich foods.

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

Vince Vaughn

One of the hilarious guys in Hollywood is considered to be Vince Vaugh. In movies like Old School, Wedding Crashers, Unfinished Business, The Dilemma, Zoolander, and Starsky AND Hutch, this witty and tall actor has been featured. His career as an actor began in the ’80s, but he did not become a big star until later. He got his big break when he starred in “Swingers.” He also earned a huge amount of weight after working as an actor, comedian, and producer. He has lost a lot of weight, and his sense of humor is still intact.

Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn

Matthew McConaughey

How can you possibly not know who Matthew McConaughey is? He became a household name when he appeared in the coming-of-age film Dazed and Confused. The actor’s determination to bring his characters to life has made him famous. He followed the same weight loss or gained procedures, no matter how intense. By taking on a challenging diet with almost no meat and lots of vegetables, he lost 42 pounds for the role.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Dawn French

Through her work on a BBC show, Dawn French is a British comedian who established her talent and became famous. She embarked on a rigorous weight loss procedure after being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing a hysterectomy.  Due to the stressful situation she was already in; she mistakenly thought she had to do it. After refusing surgery for plastic surgery, she went on a diet. What was her secret to losing 100 pounds?. It was nothing more than low-fat, low-calorie, and plenty of long walks.

Dawn French

Dawn French

Aretha Franklin

Aretha was formerly known as one curvy woman. The singer was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes because of a health issue. As with others on this list, she knew it was once again about taking control of her health. It was made even more difficult by her age and illness, so she took the effort as seriously as possible. She had a team of doctors, a trainer, and a nutritionist to make the perfect diet. She was not thinking about a gastric bypass or other weight loss surgery, but she lost over 100 pounds.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

Blake Lively

In the popular television show Gossip Girl, Blake Lively is best known for her role as one of the main characters. In 2014, while she was pregnant with Ryan Reynolds’ child, she gained significant weight. In fact, after having a baby, she decided to get in shape and agreed to work on The Swallows just a few months later. In addition to intense workouts, she followed a strict diet. Back then, she lost as much as 60 pounds, though she now says she is in “the best shape of her life.”

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Sara Rue

Sara Rue is most well known for starring in Popular. She was also a hostess on Shedding for the Wedding, the popular TV show; and, she was in the movie Less Than Perfect. By developing a customized weight loss program that included both dietary restrictions and intense exercise, she decided to lose the weight she had accumulated over time. Since it is not as extreme as others, the diet became popular. She lost just over 50 pounds, but due to the pressures on young women in America, she did not draw attention to the scale.

Sara Rue

Sara Rue

Rex Ryan

The former Jets head coach appears to love controversy. Have you ever seen his rather vulgar press conferences or those videos of foot fetishes? Anyway, moving on, thanks to his waistline instead of that big mouth on him, he earned the attention of the spotlight in 2012. Rex weighed 348 lbs, but losing 100 lbs caused him to get a Lap-Band procedure. Rex Ryan later admitted that he had a gastric sleeve by 2010. He also told Men’s Health that he had tried to follow many diet plans, but none seemed to be working for him.

Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan

Adam Goldstein

As DJ AM, you probably know Adam Goldstein. It was not that long ago when he weighed about 240 lbs. When he was a young boy, he was large in stature and had a history of drug abuse. Upon the discovery that he was using drugs, his parents looked for treatment for drug addiction. He began binge eating as he grew up because he had to stay up late at pubs and clubs. He decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery in 2003.

Adam Goldstein

Adam Goldstein

William Moody

William Moody, also known as a wrestling manager by his aliases, Percival ‘Percy’ Pringle III and Paul Bearer, made a name for himself. After receiving a gastric bypass operation, he first spoke about losing almost 200 lbs. He talked about how he was finally able to see body parts during that interview in 2003 that he had not seen in a long time. When he renewed his WWE contract, gastric sleeve surgery was actually part of the package. After 20 years, he once again ended up weighing less than 300 lbs.

William Moody

William Moody

Etta James

After receiving gastric sleeve surgery in 2001, Etta James managed to lose nearly 200 lbs. During the twilight years of that amazing singer, she was so overweight that she needed a wheelchair to perform during her concerts. She knew that she had to do something about it to save her career when she hit 400 lbs. She had spoken to Roseanne Barr and had chosen to go under the knife. She later said that while the operation was able to help her lose weight, it also created issues with keeping her food level low.

Etta James

Etta James

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After Jesse Jackson Jr. had gastric bypass surgery, he was said to have developed a bipolar disorder. He eventually clarified that this rumor had no truth. Experts said that he only had minor problems with his 2014 operation. Jackson weighed approximately 260 lbs and said that after he went under the knife, he lost about 50 lbs. He went with the duodenal switch procedure, which means surgeons remove part of the stomach and rearrange the intestine afterward. His personal spokesperson disclosed that afterward, the politician also decided to improve his dietary plans.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Jennifer Holliday

When Jennifer Holliday was an actress and singer on Broadway, she was the ‘original dream girl.’ It was sad to hear she attempted suicide due to her clinical depression. Holliday attributed her mood swings to her weight gain and decided to get surgery to lose the extra pounds by gastric bypass. By doing this, she was one of the first celebrities to shed pounds. After the surgery, she lost around 124 lbs. Maybe people should start referring to her for the procedure as the first brand ambassador!

Jennifer Holliday

Jennifer Holliday

Gabourey Sidibe

Her amazing performance in the award-winning and critically-acclaimed movie Precious, made Sidibe a break out star, but she was actually uncomfortable with her image. The star has since shed 50 pounds. She still tries to trim down and aim for a healthier weight.

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe

Chadwick Boseman

Before his untimely demise, the beloved Black Panther actor made an announcement that he had donated $4.2 million in personal protective equipment. However, fans couldn’t help but be distracted by his drastic weight loss. It was said he lost the weight for his role in Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee’s latest project. While this change left many people surprised, Boseman made sure to reassure his fans that the weight loss was done in a healthy manner.

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman

EJ Johnson

Whether you know him from the hit show, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills or as the son of the legendary basketball player, Magic Johnson, EJ has gone through a complete and total transformation. He’s lost a total of 180 pounds. In fact, he underwent weight-loss surgery but has completely turned his life around since then. He swears by eating a healthy diet and making sure to work out regularly.

EJ Johnson

Elvis Presley

Throughout his life, the music icon suffered from many health issues due to his poor eating habits. At the time, his peers had slim figures that he once had, but his terrible coping mechanisms contributed to an out-of-shape physique. It’s been said that Elvis attempted a sleeping beauty diet to get rid of the excess weight. This meant sleeping for days on end to avoid eating more food. Sadly, this wasn’t successful since he would over-indulge in food and then heavily use drugs. That’s what ultimately led to his death.

ELVIS PRESLEY – 100 LBS: SLEEPING BEAUTY DIET

Elvis Presley

Ganesh Acharya

Ganesh Acharya’s weight loss transformation turned heads, that’s for sure. Once weighing 200 kilos, the choreographer and dancer spoke about his incredible transformation, saying he’d lost 98 kilos. He trained with the celebrity fitness coach, Ajay Naidu, and has been working hard to improve his health and lose weight. In an interview, he said, “It took me 15 days to learn how to float. Slowly, my trainer Ajay Naidu made me do crunches in water. Now, I can execute 11 exercises (like scissors and lateral raises, etc.) in succession over a 75-minute routine. It’s exhausting,”

Ganesh Acharya

Ganesh Acharya

Arshad Warsi

Despite the fact that Arshad Warsi’s weight loss isn’t the most dramatic one, the actor still managed to lose weight and look great. He used lockdown as an opportunity to begin his weight loss journey. He combined the benefits of two known fat-loss diets: Keto and Intermittent Fasting. He said, “Was on a very strict diet for one month. Zero Carbs, Intermittent, Cardio & weight training, knock off 6 kgs in 30 days, got 4 more to go. This morning I had carbs, AND OMG ITS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD. Now I have to find another way to get fit Man facepalming”

Arshad Warsi

Arshad Warsi

Soleil Moon Frye

After giving birth to three children, it only makes sense Soleil gained some weight. She would typically hide beneath oversized garments when attending events. She came to the realization that she had to take action and do something about the situation. In 2017, she lost 40 pounds by using a meal delivery service. Nowadays, she dresses the same way she did 20 years ago! She claims that the variety of food she eats is the reason for her success.

Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil Moon Frye

Jimmy Kimmel

It turns out that not all celebs choose to lose weight in a healthy way. Jimmy Kimmel spoke to Men’s Journal and said he took drastic measures to lose the first 25 pounds. Ever since then, he fasts for two days a week in order to maintain a weight of around 180 pounds. On Mondays and Thursdays, Jimmy eats under 500 calories by drinking coffee and eating a lot of pickles. The rest of the week, he eats whatever he wants. We definitely do not recommend this, but hey, whatever works for him.

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel

Missy Elliott

Over the past few years, Missy Elliott has been on a healthy journey. In 2018, she shared a post on Instagram which she captioned, “Proud to say it’s been 4 months I have only drank water no other juices or soda & I cut out bread & Lord knows that’s been the hardest for me!” Clearly, her efforts paid off. “It really restored glow back & I don’t feel sluggish,” she wrote. Back in 2011, Missy revealed that she was living with Graves’ Disease, an autoimmune illness affecting the thyroid.

Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott

Ariel Winter

Back in 2019, Ariel showed up having lost a significant amount of weight. The way she achieved this is through intense gym sessions and also finding the right mental health medication for her. This led to unexpected weight loss. “Years ago, it was hard because I’d go to the gym with my trainer, and because of my antidepressant medications I never saw results,” she said. “I didn’t change my antidepressants because I wanted to lose weight, I’d just accepted it and it was fine,” she continued. “I got inspired to actually find a medication that helped me as a person and did all the things I wanted it to do.”

Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson happens to be a brand ambassador for WW and is currently using the program to help her get back into shape after giving birth to her third child in 2019. She became a global ambassador last December and announced that her weight loss goal is 25 pounds. “It was a smarter way to take the weight off because it stays off. I think the wonderful thing about what that is, is you can eat what you want, you just have to be conscious. It teaches you about food,” she said.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri shared her weight loss journey using the keto diet back in February 2019. She said that she had lost roughly 30 pounds – going from 189 to about 159. She also spoke about her waistline measurements and how much they changed. Currently, she’s at 35 inches, when she started from 47 inches. That’s a very impressive achievement! That kind of loss takes a lot of dedication, commitment, and hard work.

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd

Mo’Nique

In 2014, Mo’Nique lost an incredible 80 pounds. The comedian and actress took to Twitter to share how she had achieved such a feat. She posted all about her workouts that included weight lifting and jumping rope. Nowadays, she’s still going strong! You can catch her doing intense workouts on her Instagram with her personal trainer, and trying all kinds of different forms of exercise. All in all, she’s doing great!

Mo’Nique

Mo’Nique

Simon Cowell

Back at the start of this year, Simon Cowell revealed that he lost about 20 pounds in an effort to be healthier overall. Ever since then, he’s said he feels healthier and stronger. The reason he decided to switch up his lifestyle is because of an incident in 2017. He had fainted and fell down the stairs in his house due to low blood pressure. To take a healthier route, the celeb cut out dairy, wheat, sugar, and turned to veganism. “I cut out a lot of the stuff I shouldn’t have been eating and that was primarily meat, dairy, wheat, sugar—those were the four main things,” he said in an interview.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Ross Mathews

Ross Mathews revealed his impressive weight loss in November 2020. He posted to his Instagram, saying, “Breaking the pattern. 50lbs down today from my height in early June when I decided to reclaim my health after my mom died (70lbs down from my all-time),” he said. “I will always be a work in progress. I may mess up again. I dunno. All I know is that I’m very grateful. And very happy. On we go… .”

Ross Mathews

Ross Mathews

Beth Smith

Beth Smith was associated with her chubby weight. It was definitely a remarkable change when she shed the extra pounds. In addition, she was thrown in the spotlight once again for getting married to bounty hunter ‘Dog’ Duane Chapman.

Beth Smith

Beth Smith

Honey Boo Boo

Recently, Mama June, AKA Honey Boo Boo’s mother, has lost 300 pounds. This dramatic weight loss has inspired her to motivate her daughter to lose weight as well. However, it turns out that Honey Boo Boo wasn’t such a fan of the idea. All the same, she complied with her mother’s requests. Nowadays, you can clearly see that she’s a happier and healthier young TV star. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for her!

Honey Boo Boo

Honey Boo Boo

Rachael Ray

Apparently, Rachel Ray does it all. She is a TV personality, celebrity cook, businesswoman, and author. She does four Food Network shows, including her popular daily show Rachel Ray, which she hosts. In 2009, she got a cancer diagnosis, and it was a wake-up call for her to look after her health better. The changes she made in her lifestyle included working out regularly, following a Mediterranean diet, and drinking lots of water.

Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

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