Get Inspired: Hollywood Weight Loss Plans

Published on 10/28/2019
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Goes without saying that most weight loss plans are pure torture – especially for those of us who are total foodies. Well, the same can be said for Hollywood celebrities, they love to eat just like us normal folks, no really, they do! Come on, they’re not ~that~ different from us, apart from our wealth, we’re all quite similar. But let’s get back on point. As we were saying, FOOD and weight loss can sometimes turn into quite a bit of a nightmare, especially once we step onto the scale and the number we see is not the one we were hoping for. While we can suffer through the latest weight loss plans, at least our “flaws and struggles” aren’t front page news – so take a look at the celebrities who have dropped the weight and ignited some inspiration for us mere mortals.

Christina Aguilera

At 36, this “Pop Princess” has featured in various publications for her incredible weight loss transformation(s). Over the years, Christina Aguilera has seen her weight fluctuate numerous times – which has made her the subject scrutiny in many tabloids. However once she revealed her latest weight loss, everyone quickly shut up and praised her!

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Gabourey Sidibe

Known best for her breakout performance in Precious, Gabourey Sidibe is all over the Hollywood map – you can catch her on hit TV show Empire. Here’s the thing, Sidibe is also known her weight but her recent weight loss transformation has everyone’s jaws on the floor. However she isn’t looking for congratulations, it’s her body and anyone’s opinion other than her own, doesn’t matter. After her weight loss surgery in 2016, Sidibe is in love with her body and wishes she had this confidence long ago.

Gabourey Sidibe1

Gabourey Sidibe

Janet Jackson

When you think of the pop icon Janet Jackson, you almost immediately have to think of ~that~ Super Bowl performance. Be that as it may, you should also think about impressive weight loss transformations as Jackson has lost over 60 pounds to get to a healthier place in her life.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Carrie Fisher

Late, great Carrie Fisher, our hearts still feel a sting whenever your name is raised in conversation. Princess Leia was more than an actress, she was a writer and humorist whose voice was often heard when it came to women’s advocacy, animal rights, and LGBT causes. Furthermore she lifted the veil regarding bipolar disorder and drug addiction. AND, lest we forget, she was quite outspoken when it came to her own weight loss – she was a spokesperson for Jenny Craig as well.

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

50 Cent

Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, the rapper-turned-actor, quite literally shocked everyone, everywhere when he presented his staggering 50 pound weight loss in order to play a cancer patient in the film, All Things Fall Apart. Don’t worry though, after the film wrapped up, he returned to his normal weight.

50 Cent

50 Cent

Jordin Sparks

Singer, songwriter, and actress Jordin Sparks is truly an inspiration when it comes to relatable weight loss plans. “My diet has pretty much remained the same, like if I want a piece of bread, I’m gonna have a piece of bread, but I’m making healthier decisions like instead of a bag of chips for a snack, I’ll see if I can find an apple. I’ve also upped my intake of vegetables and I’m drinking a lot more water.” PREACH.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

John Goodman

As far as Hollywood legends are concerned, John Goodman easily makes the list. Formerly known as the “big funny man”, Goodman has dropped some 100 pounds admitting that he often binged, whether it was with food or alcohol. Moreover, he also credits his weight loss to, “I just got tired, sick and tired of looking at myself. You’re shaving in the mirror and you don’t want to look at yourself. It gets dangerous.”

John Goodman

John Goodman

Chris Pratt

Our hearts burst with love and joy when it comes to funny man, Marvel superhero, Chris Pratt. Furthermore, his weight loss transformation is *ridiculous* – just watch any of his films and you’ll see what we mean. Films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Zero Dark Thirty just further prove our point. Besides this Hollywood Walk of Famer often voices his weight loss struggles, although hilariously, via social media.

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

Rebel Wilson

The hilarious Australian actress and comedian has a larger-than-life personality. However it is not the only large thing about her – her dramatic weight loss of 30 pounds in just 8 months drew a whole lot of attention to her.

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Rebel Wilson

Susan Boyle

2009 marks the year we were blessed with the talent of Susan Boyle. Britain’s Got Talent first introduced us to this wonderful Scottish singer and if you haven’t heard her sing yet, you’re missing out. After Boyle was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, doctors immediately advised her to lose weight and that’s what she did. Currently Boyle has lost some 30 pounds just by cutting out sugar based foods and walking two miles daily.

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle

Mama June

300 pounds – that’s how much weight Mama June has lost. Mama June is committed to keeping the weight off through, “better food decisions, exercise and portion control.” Impressive would be an understatement here.

Mama June

Mama June

Mariah Carey

Guinness World Records have named Mariah Carey as the “songbird supreme” – due to her five-octave vocal range and whistle register. Makes sense. In November 2011, Carey was named the global ambassador for Jenny Craig, after her weight loss with the program after the birth of fraternal twins. Not to mention, Carey lost 70 pounds while on the program, impressive.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Alec Baldwin

Actor, writer, producer, and comedian, Alec Baldwin is a genius in whatever he does. Now he’s shifted some of his attention to weight loss after his diagnosis as diabetic.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Paula Deen

First off, Paula Deen is known as the “queen of comfort cooking.” What’s more is that after her diabetes diagnosis, she’s lost around 35 pounds. Oh, her weight loss plans involve something we can all get behind, ““I am hooked on smoothies.” Breakfast includes a healthy smoothie and so do snacks throughout the day – easy peasy and tasty too.

Paula Deen

Paula Deen

Al Sharpton

Reverend Al Sharpton weighed in at 305 lbs. and in four years, has dropped to 129 lbs. His secret? Simple, he eats healthy and exercises.

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

Penn Jillette

Best known as the other half of the Penn & Teller magic duo, Penn has dropped nearly 100 pounds. Yeah, you read that right. Jillette, the 6-foot, 7-inch magician weighed 322 pounds until doctors discovered the 90% blockage in his heart. Now things get weird – Jillette stared a “potato” diet, meaning he would eat plain potatoes and over time added vegetables. Interesting. As far as weight loss plans are concerned, that’s not even the weirdest one.

Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette

Al Roker

Probably the world’s most famous weatherman, Al Roker is up next. At 320 pounds, Roker needed a change, his many failed diets (we’ve all been there) weren’t cutting it. That’s why he opted for gastric bypass surgery in 2002 and hasn’t looked back since.

Al Roker

Al Roker

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

Reality television personality, Snooki, made headlines with her ‘intense’ actions on Jersey Shore and Snooki & Jwoww. After the birth of her first son, Lorenzo, Snooki made some serious lifestyle changes, her weight was the primary one.

Nicole Snooki Polizzi

Nicole Snooki Polizzi

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan, aka the Queen of Funk, relied on a vegan diet to lose the weight. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Chaka needed to combat high blood pressure and Type-2 diabetes so that’s what she did.

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

Rosie O’Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell, what haven’t you done? We won’t list all her accolades as we’d be here for hours – no doubt you’ve heard of them over the years. After all, we’re here to focus on her weight loss after her heart attack in August 2012. To reverse the heart disease and get her weight in control, O’Donnell follows a whole-foods, plant-based diet by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

Rosie O Donnell

Rosie O Donnell

Austin Lee Russell – “Chumlee”

Chumlee, the cast member of Pawn Stars, is up next. Sadly, Chumlee’s lifestyle change was inspired by his father’s death from pancreatic cancer at age 54. Since then, he’s lost some 75 pounds by exercising six days a week and eating healthy.

Chumlee

Chumlee

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes, aka the Queen of emotional torture and numbing heartache, can thank her kids for her weight loss inspiration. Through strict diets and intense cardio workouts, Rhimes has lost around 130 pounds.

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

Kirstie Alley

66 year old actress, comedian, and spokesmodel Kirstie Alley has always lived life under the microscope. And we don’t just mean because she’s a celebrity but due to her many weight fluctuations. Since partnering with Jenny Craig, Alley has lost about 50 pounds.

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley

Jennifer Hudson

Crack open I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down to further explore Jennifer Hudson’s weight loss. Together with Weight Watchers, Hudson has dropped 80 pounds!

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Wendy Williams

Just what hasn’t Wendy Williams accomplished? Yup, that list is rather low as it seems she’s done it all. Including weight loss! To date, she’s lost 50 pounds by cutting out meat and never skipping breakfast.

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia is best known for his role on the hit show Lost. Although he’s recently made headlines with his weight loss plans which include a totally vegan lifestyle.

Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill, the actor, producer, screenwriter and comedian, is up next. Hill consulted with a trainer and a nutritionist in order to make healthy changes. This includes a change in his diet, where he ate mostly sushi.

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Kim Kardashian

Say whatever you want about Kim Kardashian, but she knows how to lose weight. After the birth of her first child, North, Kardashian made serious changes to lose the baby weight. So yes when baby number two arrived, she did the same.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson gained somer serious baby weight and lost it all with diet and exercise. Cause it’s that simple, eh? Daily, she tries to get in 10,000 steps and relies on her body guru Harley Pasternak to help sculpt her physique for 45 minutes, three days a week.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Miranda Lambert

Country superstar Miranda Lambert has lost about 25 pounds just by watching what she eats! Furthermore, she also works out with her personal trainer, Bill Crutchfield.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

Jason Segel

Jason Segel, the How I Met Your Mother star, was honestly “forced to lose weight” for his role opposite Emily Blunt in The Five-Year Engagement. As a result, he dropped 35 pounds just by working out and eating right. Looks like weight loss plans are simpler than we thought.

Jason Segel

Jason Segel

America Ferrera

America Ferrera is a role model when it comes to weight loss. Why? Cause it has never been, nor will it be, the first thing on her mind. Ferrera admitted that it “took a long time for her to feel comfortable as she was.” Currently she takes her weight loss in moderation and if she doesn’t feel comfortable, she changes things up to suit her needs and comfort level.

America Ferrera

America Ferrera

Kelly Osbourne

So far, Kelly Osbourne has lost 42 pounds! How? Exercising regularly and also eating a portion controlled diet – under no circumstances did she consider extreme methods. What’s most noteworthy is that Osbourne now loves looking at herself in the mirror and also, she doesn’t compare herself to other girls anymore. That’s pretty special.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne

Khloe Kardashian

The youngest Kardashian sister of course makes the list. Khloe, so far, has lost around 25 pounds by working out four times a week and also eating in moderation.

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

Melissa McMcarthy

Melissa McMcarthy is basically everyone’s favorite actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer, and producer. Don’t lie, you know it’s true. Well Sookie Saint James has lost around 50 pounds so far and looks absolutely stunning! Plus, her fashion line runs with the goal of offering flattering, beautiful designs to women of all sizes.

Melissa McMcarthy

Melissa McMcarthy

Carrie Underwood

Talent is a word that doesn’t cut it when talking about this ‘American Idol’ winner and country singer extraordinaire. After the birth of her son, Isaiah, Carrie Underwood had gained roughly 30 pounds and boy, did she work hard to lose the weight. Her weight loss plans include working out in moderation and eating right – oh, when it comes to working out, she tries to squeeze in a session, wherever, whenever possible.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Amber Riley

Amber Riley is best known for her Glee days, but recently she’s made news for another reason. See, Riley has dropped two dress sizes after she began to follow a healthy eating plan. Nice!

Amber Riley

Amber Riley

Adele

Adele – perfect in every way possible. Literally perfect. Not only can she belt it out but she’s incredibly down to earth. Recently this Grammy award winner has made a few lifestyle changes, such as watching what she eats, however she isn’t obsessed with calorie counting. Additionally, she doesn’t drink tea or coffee with two spoons of sugar anymore! Little things do make a difference.

Adele

Adele

Drew Barrymore

As if the wonderful Drew Barrymore needs an introduction. We will however note that she’s lost around 20 pounds and through an all protein diet as well.

Drew Berrymore

Drew Barrymore

Christian Bale

Let’s be honest, Christian Bale is one of Hollywood’s most decorated actors – and rightly so. Additionally he is also known for his intense weight loss and gain for his many critically acclaimed roles. Just take a look at Batman or American Hustle for the proof you need.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Stephenie Meyer

Remember the Twilight series creator? Course you do! Anyways, Stephenie Meyer is in the news yet again and that’s due to her incredible weight loss. Oh, and her weight loss plans include one simple trick, running. “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,” Meyer said.

Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer

Zach Galifianakis

Whether he was purposely pushing out his gut during The Hangover trilogy or not, is up to your imagination. But look at him now!

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis

Tom Arnold

Losing 100 pounds is no joke, but that’s exactly what comedian Tom Arnold managed to do. He told reporters that it’s with thanks to his son for achieving this feat.

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold

Ricky Gervais

Sometimes all you need is weight loss plans and a weight loss partner, just like Ricky Gervais had. He and partner Jane Fallon dieted together which helped Ricky lose more than 40 pounds!

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Seth Rogen

We all love that goofy laugh of his, and his iconic man-fro of curls. Rogen managed to lose more than 30 pounds and now look at him!

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen

Tyra Banks

Now here is one of the most famous models in the world. It’s hard to tell what we think is more attractive when it comes to her since she has gone from skinny to curvy and back again. As long as she is healthy, we’re happy.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Oprah Winfrey

She is the queen of talk shows and one of the most successful women in the world. At 62 years old, after having lost more than 30 pounds, she looks fabulous!

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Rachel Frederickson

There’s a reason she won season 15 of The Biggest Loser. Although many questioned the weight loss plans of contestants, she seems to look healthy and well to us.

Rachel Frederickson

Rachel Frederickson

Jason Sudeikis

Sometimes all you need is some inspiration to stick to your weight loss plans, especially if that inspiration is Olivia Wilde. The comedian lost 20 pounds and believes it’s all because of his wife.

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis

Bristol Palin

Would you like to know a great way to lose weight? Try Dancing with the Stars. It’s amazing what Bristol Palin was able to do when she impressed everyone on the show.

Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin

Kyle Massey

He was always light on his feet, but he got even lighter when he shed 18 pounds while on Dancing With The Stars.

Kyle Massey

Kyle Massey

LeAnn Rimes

If you work out every day and throw in a couple of sessions of boxing and running, you are probably an exercise junkie! LeAnn Rimes definitely is, and she says so herself. it’s no wonder she has lost so much weight.

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes

Sara Rue

Sara Rue has chosen one of many strict weight loss plans to ensure that she has lost over 50 pounds. Look at how healthy she is now.

Sara Rue

Sara Rue

Renee Zellweger

One of the requirements of being an incredible actor is being able to fully immerse yourself for a role. Renee Zellweger put on extra weight in order to play the role of Bridget Jones. But now that she has lost all of that weight, she says her trick is running… lots of running.

Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger

Melissa Joan Hart

Sabrina: The Teenage Witch star didn’t use any witchery to shed those extra pounds of hers after she gave birth to her kids. Rather she paid tribute to Nutrisystem for her 40-pound weight loss.

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Hilary Duff

Having children doesn’t always grant you enough time to do what you want. One of those things is maintaining your figure, but Hilary Duff has managed to keep her healthy shape.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

Soleil Moon Frye

If you’ve been looking at different weight loss plans, perhaps you should look at Nutrisystem. A number of celebs have used it and found positive results. Soleil can attest to that as she lost 25 pound with this product.

Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil Moon Frye

Rob Kardashian

Did you expect to find this Kardashian on this list? Well Rob has taken it upon himself to become a healthy father. But we’re sure spending some time on Dancing With The Stars didn’t hurt.

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

Russell Crowe

This man is genuinely a gladiator! At some stage he decided that he wanted to lose some of the weight that was weighing him down. He took his weight down by 52 pounds and attributed it to the likes of cycling, hiking and just being more active.

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Kevin Smith

Hold on to your hats, people. Comedian Kevin Smith has successfully changed two major things about his lifestyle and the result is amazing! He stopped drinking sugary drinks and started juicing. He has lost an incredible 85 pounds!

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Sam Smith

It was a book that inspired Sam Smith to cut down his baby weight. That book is called “Eat. Nourish. Glow” by nutritional therapist Amelia Freer. Since reading it, he has cut out gluten, dairy and refined sugar completely. Now that stands out from many other weight loss programs.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

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