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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether he was purposely pushing out his gut during The Hangover trilogy or not, is up to your imagination. But look at him now!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
He was always light on his feet, but he got even lighter when he shed 18 pounds while on Dancing With The Stars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.