“Celebrities — they’re just like us, but better,” someone once said. Despite being extremely wealthy by working in Hollywood or playing in front of packed arenas, some celebrities have struggled and are struggling with their weight. At the same time, other stars have lost weight and report feeling better.
Due to always being in the spotlight, most celebrities choose to stay in shape and maintain a rather fit image, while other times they’re contractually required to lose weight for a part in a movie. However, others celebrities are forced to lose weight to avoid health problems.
Whatever the reason behind their weight loss may be and regardless of how they have achieved it (diet, exercise or surgery), some celebrities have extraordinary weight loss stories.
Here are some of the best celebrity weight loss transformations, including Khloe Kardashian, Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Hudson, America Ferrera, Rick Ross, Kelly Osbourne, John Goodman, Gabourey Sidibe and Jimmy Kimmel. Click away for inspiring flab to fab stories 🙂
1. Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy has lost a whopping 75 lbs. by following a low-carb diet. She told the Daily Mail her transformation is down to a keto diet consisting of fewer carbs and more healthy fats. Melissa McCarthy’s weight loss journey has been an amazing one, with the actress telling People magazine back in 2011 that her body is still a “work in progress”.
Melissa McCarthy Weight Loss
According to Melissa, one of the secrets of losing weight is to stop being so concerned about it. In a 2015 interview with People magazine, she said “I truly stopped worrying about it. I stopped over-analyzing, over-thinking, over-doing anything… I think there’s something to kinda loosening up and not being so nervous and rigid about it that, bizarrely, has worked.”
Although she said it’s important to stop worrying about it, the 47-year old star did start exercising and switched to a more sensible diet. The Melissa McCarthy weight loss story wouldn’t be complete without a word from her celebrity trainer, Joselynne Boschen. She said “consistency is key” when you’re trying to lose weight, and after food cravings are gone, it will all be easier.
Melissa added: “I’ve been every size in the world. Parts of my twenties, I was in great shape, but I didn’t appreciate it. If I was a 6 or a 7, I thought, ‘Why aren’t I a 2 or a 4?’” After losing 75 pounds, we can safely consider Melissa’s as one of the greatest celebrity weight loss transformations.
Melissa McCarthy weight loss: -75 pounds, now a size 14
Melissa McCarthy diet and lifestyle changes: more protein, stay hydrated, boost metabolism, eat more fiber, balance blood sugar and eat healthy fats. The ketogenic diet also helps reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol levels while increasing “good” HDL cholesterol. The diet also helps to normalize blood pressure and reduce the risk for heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and other conditions such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.
2. Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson has committed to a new, healthier lifestyle back in April 2016. Born with a hormonal imbalance that causes weight gain, the actress has been vocal about the importance of an active lifestyle in achieving a slimmer figure.
Rebel Wilson Weight Loss
Apparently, the Rebel Wilson weight loss transformation wouldn’t be the same without hiking. In an Instagram post, Wilson wrote: “OMG just finished 4 fantastic days at #TheRanch4.0…so challenging but very rewarding! Not to mention I lost 8 pounds from marathon king over the four days! Thanks to the amazing staff and masseuses (free daily massages are part of the program)!! Feeling great!!”
Rebel also plays tennis and does personal training up to five times every week. Judging by her Instagram photos, it seems that the actress has been snorkeling, skiing and zip-lining.
As mentioned previously, she struggles with weight loss because she’s prone to weight gain due to her hormonal imbalance. Despite this being a successful celebrity weight loss story, Rebel said it’s hard to maintain her weight because food is like a drug she consumes when she’s feeling happy or sad.
She said: “When I have an incredibly stressful day, I want to celebrate and reward myself with food. If I’ve had a sad or stressful day, food is also comfort. You would probably describe it as emotional or stress-eating… eating is my only vice. I wouldn’t ever want to give it up completely.”
Rebel Wilson weight loss: – 35 pounds
Rebel Wilson diet and lifestyle changes: exercise 3-5 days every week, eat fiber to improve digestion, incorporate more healthy fats and be more positive. Having said that, Rebel shared she likes to celebrate with food and rewards herself accordingly, resorting to emotional eating, or stress-eating.
3. Kelly Clarkson
In June 2018, Kelly Clarkson revealed the secret to her celeb weight loss transformation. In an interview with NBC’s Today show, Clarkson said: “I’m like 37 pounds lighter in my pleather.” Kelly says her weight loss was done with no exercising, but simply by eating better. This is one of the latest celebrity weight loss stories to hit the news, and it’s an amazing one.
Kelly Clarkson Weight Loss
Kelly Clarkson told NBC: “I literally read this book, and I did it for this autoimmune disease that I had and I had a thyroid issue, and now all my levels are back up.” The book Clarkson mentioned is called The Plant Paradox, and it’s what got her off medicine. She added “It’s basically about how we cook our food, non-GMO, no pesticides eating really organic… Literally, I haven’t worked out at all”.
Although her celeb weight loss is going great thanks to this book, Clarkson appears to be surprisingly aware of the concept of money — for a star. “Honestly, I’m gonna be real with you: it’s really expensive to do. I was poor growing up, and there’s no way my family could have afforded this.”
Kelly Clarkson weight loss: -37 pounds
Kelly Clarkson diet and lifestyle changes: Clarkson simply eliminated certain fruits and vegetables that can harm the body. The theory behind The Plant Paradox is that there are some fruits and vegetables that harm your body by producing lectins, which are “toxic chemical compounds.” When they invade your body, they cause inflammation and other health problems.
Thus, Clarkson has ditched beans, grains, peanuts and other so-called pro-inflammatory foods and went on a lectin-free diet that includes cabbage and broccoli.
4. Mama June
Mama June Shannon, mother of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson lost a whopping 300 pounds in 2017, going from a rumored 460 lbs. to 160. On WE’s Mama June: From Not to Hot, she then spent close to $80,000 to have gastric sleeve surgery, breast augmentation, and skin removal surgery. After removing the flabby skin from her stomach, bat wings, and turkey neck, she lost a total of 9lbs. But what about the Mama June weight loss story? How did this celebrity weight loss transformation happen?
Mama June Weight Loss
Mama June told People magazine “It’s all about portion control for me. It’s not easy to eat like you’re ‘supposed to’ and hit the gym all the time, but I’m just trying to maintain it the best I can.”
Mama June went on to say she also makes a habit of sleeping in late in order to skip breakfast. June Shannon also said she switched to dinners consisting of baked chicken and quinoa, or pork chops with corn and beans. The reality star also said her favorite cheat snack is Little Debbie jelly cakes.
Mama June weight loss: – 300 pounds, from 460 lbs to 160 lbs, or from a size 24 to a size 4.
Mama June diet and lifestyle changes: snack on grapes and cheese instead of chips, weighs herself “religiously”, ditched sodas for fruit-infused water. Besides her gastric sleeve surgery, Mama June also cut back on carbs and did portion control. She added: “I’ve worked my ass off working out, getting healthy.”
With a total of around 300 lost pounds, Mama June’s is one of the best celeb weight loss transformations.
Adele has recently entered the 30s club and she’s not shy about flaunting her weight loss. In the 10 years since her breakthrough, Adele has moved from a fuller figure with long red hair to rocking her slimmer curves as a dark blonde. Although she once said that she won’t lose weight because she makes music to be a musician, not to appear on the cover of Playboy, Adele did lose some weight. So, how did celebrity weight loss happen?
Adele Weight Loss
The Daily Mail has reported Adele followed the Sirtfood Diet, which means she had to eat plant-based foods such as turmeric, green tea, kale, and buckwheat. These foods pack a lot of antioxidants and phytonutrients that improve immune function.
Adele also added a personal fitness plan to her new health regime, combining cable machines with weightlifting and circuit training.
Adele said one of her best celebrity weight loss tips is to ditch sugar. She used to drink 10 cups of tea every day with two sugars, but since she’s given up on this bad habit, she has more energy than ever.
Adele said in a 2015 issue of Rolling Stone magazine that she decided to get in shape for herself, but “not to be a size zero or anything like that”.
Adele weight loss: 30 pounds
Adele diet and lifestyle changes: ditch sugar and choose natural snack sources such as strawberries. She also did a weekly routine of exercises combining cardio with weight lifting or circuit training. Lastly, Adele weight loss success is down to plain old cutting calories.
6. Gabourey Sidibe
The “Empire” and “Precious” star has admitted she had laparoscopic bariatric surgery in May 2016. However, despite looking thinner, the actress said: “If you’re going to congratulate me on my weight loss, congratulate me every time I pee”. Apparently, she was fed up with people complimenting her celeb weight loss post-surgery. In her book, Sidibe said she struggled with bulimia.
Gabourey Sidibe Weight Loss
Sidibe has refused to further comment on her weight loss for People, saying the details are “personal”. Gabourey did say her motivation to lose weight wasn’t because of how she looked, but because she wanted to feel comfortable in heels. “I want not to be in pain every time I walk up a flight of stairs,” she said.
Unlike other celebrity weight loss stories, the “Precious” actress said she decided to go under the knife when her brother was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Gabourey Sidibe weight loss: Sidibe said she is not counting pounds, but she does appear to have lost a lot of weight.
Gabourey Sidibe diet and lifestyle changes: despite having surgery, Sidibe says she still obsesses about eating, but she gave up what she believes is a bat habit — always weighing yourself. The post-surgery diet includes a meal plan she creates with her nutritionist and keeping a food diary. Precious weight loss also happened because she works out with her trainer 3-4 days a week, and she’s as active as she can be.
7. Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt lost an amazing 60 pounds in six months before the launch of Guardians of the Galaxy. The actor not only slimmed down, but he also buffed up or the movie.
Before having an awesomely ripped body, Pratt was known for playing the rounder Andy on “Parks and Recreation”. He has had a rocky relationship with gaining and losing weight, which he describes as a rollercoaster. Pratt gained 60 pounds for his role in “Delivery Man”, but was previously in tip-top shape when playing a Navy Seal in “Zero Dark Thirty”.
Chris Pratt Weight Loss
Besides all the hard work, one of Chris Pratt’s celeb weight loss secrets is ditching beer. “Six months no beer. #GOTG Kinda douchey to post this but my brother made me.”
Chris Pratt told Men’s Fitness more about the whole process of losing weight: “Three of four hours a day of just consistent, a*s-kicking work.” He also received the help of a personal trainer and a nutritionist. They got him to eat up to 4,000 calories a day and drink tons of water.
People magazine got a different quote from Pratt, but it goes on the same line: “I actually lost weight by eating more food, but eating the right food, eating healthy foods.” After he was done filming for Guardians, the celebrity weight loss story continued, as Pratt kept going to the gym for one hour, four days a week.
Chris Pratt weight loss: – 60 pounds
Chris Pratt diet and lifestyle changes: started eating healthier + tons of workouts. He said remaining consistent is key, and the time will fly by. Chris Pratt weight loss in a nutshell: eliminate the crap out of your diet, do something physical for an hour every day, sweat, and the results will come.
8. Khloe Kardashian
Earlier in 2018, Khloe Kardashian said in a promo for Revenge Body, her weight loss show, that her family actually made her lose weight. Her Instagram account was used to document her weight loss journey, and she hinted that she lost 40 pounds in total. One of the motivations to lose weight was her break-up with her ex-husband, Lamar.
Khloe Kardashian Weight Loss
After getting the OK for a weight loss show, she said: “If you were to ask me five years ago if… I would be an inspiration to many others, that I would be the push that others needed to find their way. I would’ve laughed in your face. Me? The chubby one? No way!”
The 33-year old tall-framed Khloe was always chubby in her youth, but her busy and thunderous personal life opened her eyes and determined her to change her unhealthy lifestyle.
The reality star eliminated burgers, fries, pizza, fried chicken, processed foods, and candies from her diet. These are packed with trans fats, sugar, and sodium, which cause weight gain and health problems.
But Khloe also improved her body composition and started doing cardio and strength exercises with famous personal trainer Gunnar Peterson. She focused on a different body part every day of the week, which paid off. The aim was to burn more than 500 calories in 35 minutes. In the end, Khloe got addicted to the gym and now she trains 7 days a week.
Khloe Kardashian weight loss: -40 pounds
Khloe Kardashian diet and lifestyle changes: Khloe Kardashian told People magazine she followed a dairy-free diet, chose eggs as a source of protein, and ate as much green leafy vegetables as she could. She also consumed fish to get lean protein, and chicken breast to repair muscles post-workout and sweet potatoes for carbs. Khloe also switched to snacks with a low-glycemic index to prevent blood glucose levels spikes. You can find her workout routine above.
Say what you will about Khloe, but this celebrity weight loss story inspired so many others!
9. Ashley Graham
Although Ashley Graham is a plus-size blogger and curvy icon, she did lose some weight in recent times. The body positive movement wants to accept women of all shapes and sizes, and rightfully so, but this plus-size model got noticeably slimmer compared to a few years back.
Ashley Graham Weight Loss
Her fans even wrote her that they feel betrayed following her body changes. After claiming she was comfortable with her plus size, why did she lose weight? So, what’s the truth?
Ashley Graham wrote in a 2017 Instagram post that she hasn’t lost a single pound, but, in fact, she’s heavier than 2014. She also claimed one of the reasons for her apparent weight loss is that she’s photographed from a ‘good angle’.
Later in 2017, Graham admitted to working out, but she explained she does it for other reasons, which include having a clearer mind, increasing energy levels, feeling better, staying flexible, and fighting jet lag.
Ashley Graham weight loss: she says she has the same weight (or is even heavier than a few years ago), so maybe it’s all about toning her body.
Ashley Graham diet and lifestyle changes: Ashley Graham regularly goes to the gym now, and apparently she loves to work out. Graham is into high-intensity cardio and does hamstrings to tone her legs, glutes, and quadriceps. The Ashley Graham diet includes green juice, quinoa, baked salmon, sweet potatoes, and arugula salad. Her go-to unhealthy snack is mac and cheese.
This celebrity weight loss transformation is a visible one, but maybe not so much in terms of pounds, but in toning up. It’s also one of the most controversial celebrity weight loss stories.
10. Amy Schumer
Famous comedian Amy Schumer publicly embraced her curves, and her joyous attitude of enjoying food was well-renowned. But has anything changed? The comedian broke through thanks to ‘Last Comic Standing”, where she reached the finals and became a household name afterward.
Schumer has been subjected to body shaming, and the pressure surrounding her image and her movie career got her to make some changes.
Amy Schumer Weight Loss
Before the movie Trainwreck, Amy weighed 180 lbs. but the demands of her character got her to lose 40 pounds. Although she wasn’t happy with Hollywood’s weight requirements, she played ball and accepted the deal.
In April 2018, her new movie, I Feel Pretty, came out. In it, Amy Schumer played a woman with low self-esteem who hits her head, then all of a sudden she starts believing she is beautiful. However, body positivity critics said the woman was already beautiful so it’s shocking that she would need to hit her head and get brain damage in order to believe she is pretty enough to be more self-confident and succeed.
“Everyone’s got a right to feel that feeling (of beauty), regardless of their appearance. We all struggle with self-esteem. I certainly have… it’s not our place to say who should be allowed to have low self-esteem.”
In her 2017 Netflix special, she said she was asked to drop to 140 pounds and she accepted because she was new in town. The comedian added that “I look very stupid skinny. My dumb head stays the same size but then my body, like, shrivels and I just look like a Thanksgiving Day parade balloon of Tonya Harding. It’s not cute on me.”
Amy Schumer weight loss: -40 pounds for Trainwreck
Amy Schumer diet and lifestyle changes: her workout included exercises such as Superman, skater lunge, spider plank, and dumbbell curl press. Her day began with a green smoothie, and no snacking was to ease hunger pangs. She was not allowed to eat carbs, sugars and fatty foods, so the switch to salads was shocking at first.
Her personal trainer, Harley Pasternak, said Amy is a natural athlete because she played sports in high school college, but also was an aerobics instructor (!). Other Amy Schumer celebrity weight loss changes include more walking and Helix for cardio conditioning.
11. Rick Ross
In a 2010 interview, Rick Ross tackled the hurtful comments he received: “I was always the fat black dude with the cheap shoes on, but I’ve always had thick skin.” However, in 2014, Ross lost an estimated 100 pounds in the span of a year thanks to the CrossFit program that consists of high-intensity workouts.
After he was hospitalized in March 2018, Rick Ross appeared to be noticeably slimmer. Rick Ross was reportedly on life-support so the decision to lose some weight wasn’t a hard one to make.
Rick Ross Weight Loss
After his 2014 weight loss, Rick Ross told 93.9 WKYS FM that “It was just time for me to tighten up a little bit, you know what I’m saying. As far as, you know, me working out… I have no destination, no specific weight.”
In short, the success of Rick Ross’ celebrity weight loss is all about a CrossFit training program and making smarter food choices. On his new diet, Rick Ross said: “You know, they give me fruit to eat. I forgot what fruit, you know, tasted like. I eat pears now and sh-t like that.”
Rick Ross weight loss: – 100 pounds
Rick Ross diet and lifestyle changes: He said he prefers to do HIIT training because it burns more calories than regular cardio (treadmill) and also helps build muscle mass. He even started saying CrossFit should be named RossFit. He opted for healthier snacks in between meals. The rapper also gave up eating heavy foods such as steaks in the evening, choosing salads instead.
On February 15 2018, Pawn Stars personality Austin “Chumlee” Russell underwent gastric sleeve surgery to reduce the size of his stomach. Ever since, he’s been losing the weight quickly, dropping 60 pounds within the first month. Chumlee said in his YouTube show, Street Knowledge, that his celeb weight loss goal is to reach 170 pounds.
Chumlee Weight Loss
The 35-year old had previously lost close to 100 pounds in 2014, from 320 pounds to 225. Sadly for him, he didn’t manage to keep the weight off, which is why he opted for the gastric sleeve procedure.
Chumlee followed the Paleo diet, which promotes low-carb and high-protein meals. The diet consists of mainly meat and vegetables and forbids sugar, flour, and processed foods.
Chumlee’s decision to lose weight came after he was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic. This really was a wake-up call that determined him to change his lifestyle and improve his health. This celebrity weight loss story is still ongoing, so let’s hope Chumlee reaches his weight goal in the near future.
Chumlee weight loss: – 100 lbs, from 320 pounds to 220 lbs.
Chumlee diet and lifestyle changes: in terms of dieting, Chumlee had to eat small meals of high-protein food and exercise more. Chumlee’s workout includes cardio training.
13. John Goodman
The actor who won a Golden Globe in 1993 for his role in Roseanne reportedly reached a weight of 369 pounds back in 2007. However, by his all accounts, things got even more frightening weight-wise. When the scale displayed 400 pounds, John had a wake-up call and decided to make changes.
John Goodman Weight Loss
In 2010, John Goodman told Letterman that cutting back on alcohol was the first thing he did. “It was the answer for a lot of problems. I hit it hard for 30 years.”
The first weight loss decision John Goodman took was to quit drinking. Then, he eliminated sugar from his diet and started working out. Goodman hired personal trainer Mackie Shilstone and switched to eating more fruits, vegetables and lean protein foods.
Due to a condition in his knees, Shilstone got Goodman to do low-impact exercises 6 days per week, plus boxing and cardio workouts. Although he starred in cult films such as The Big Lebowski and his roles revolve around his bigger figure, Goodman told Men’s Health that it doesn’t affect his acting. “I’ll scream and cry when I’m in the unemployment line, but that’s really secondary. I am what I am. I can act at different weights.”
By Goodman’s account, his weight loss motivation is easy “It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your ass and figure out what you’re going to eat next… I wanted to live life better.”
John Goodman weight loss: more than 100 lbs
John Goodman diet lifestyle and changes: eliminated alcohol and sugar. Practiced portion control, ate more lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, and protein shakes. Cardio, boxing, and low-impact exercises — all for one of the most extreme celebrity weight loss transformations.
14. Chrissy Metz
NBC’s This Is Us star is somewhat of an icon for women of all shapes and sizes. She told something very relatable for many in The Hollywood Reporter. “I was born chubby, and as I got older, at different times in my life I was thinner or more active or playing sports, but I was definitely always a chubbier kid.”
Chrissy Metz Weight Loss
Chrissy said she remembers going to Weight Watchers when she was 11 and how she was the youngest person in the room. Before getting her famous role in This Is Us, she followed her agent’s advice to lose weight and dropped 50 pounds, only to gain 100 back on. Chrissy Metz resorted to emotional eating because she was depressed and started “eating my feelings”.
Metz said she started by avoiding unhealthy foods, maintaining a 2,000-calorie diet and walking 20 minutes per day. This resulted in losing 100 pounds in 5 months, which got her into a better mental place than before. After this, she got a role in American Horror Story, where she had to wear a fat suit.
For This Is Us, many believe Chrissy is required to maintain a certain weight, but that’s not the case. She told People “Why not have a motivation beyond me to get to a healthy weight?”
Chrissy Metz told People in 2017 that she was a size 12 before acting, dropped 50 pounds, gained 100 lbs., then lost it again after less than five months. After knowing this, we can safely say that this is one of the most extreme celebrity weight loss transformations.
Chrissy Metz weight loss: – 100 lbs.
Chrissy Metz diet and lifestyle changes: she ate a 2,000 calorie diet and walked 20 minutes per day.
15. Kat Dennings
2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings debuted in Disney Channel’s The Scream Team in 2002. Kat has managed to hide he fluctuating weight in the past
In 2015, the actress revealed on Instagram that she would enter the Fit Girls Guide 28 Day Jumpstart. This was a month-long food challenge that aimed to help girls get fit by eating healthy. Apparently, it also worked for this celebrity weight loss story.
Kat Dennings Weight Loss
After entering this challenge, Dennings posted a photo of her meal, which included brown rice, carrots, roasted tomatoes or hummus.
The decision to eat healthier came to Kat Dennings when she realized that despite the fact she was growing older, she was still eating like a teenager. “Candy when I’m bored at work, stress eating, snacking at night etc, and that’s completely allowed and a natural part of being a human…”
In an interview, Kat said her uniform in the show became smaller and tighter before the start of the 2nd season of 2 Broke Girls (2013), then added: “And maybe I lost some weight.”
There are photos on Kat’s Instagram showing the star hitting the gym, so it’s no secret that she has been working out. This celeb weight loss may not be as noticeable as others, but there has definitely been a transformation.
Kat Dennings weight loss: now she’s at 128 pounds, so she has probably lost around 12 pounds. She’s rumored to be a size 10 (US). Her BMI was estimated at around 27 in 2012, but now it’s probably below the maximum recommended value of 25.
Kat Dennings diet and lifestyle changes: going to the gym, making smarter food choices.
16. Jorge Garcia
Jorge Garcia impressed Lost producers after appearing in an episode of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. They specifically created the character Hugo “Hurley” Reyes for Garcia, which would become the breakthrough in his acting career.
Jorge Garcia Weight Loss
Besides his long and curly hair, Jorge Garcia is known for his weight. Before Lost, Garcia is rumored to have lost 30 pounds, but he gained the weight back when the show was running.
He started to worry when his cast-mates began fearing he could lose his life due to a heart attack. Garcia apparently tried a nutritional yeast diet, but it didn’t seem to work out.
In 2011, Garcia reportedly eliminated junk foods and alcohol and tried going vegan. Unfortunately, in 2014, Garcia’s weight almost reached 400 lbs., but now he may be around 300 lbs. It seems that cutting back on alcohol is one of the best celebrity weight loss tips you can get.
Jorge Garcia weight loss: lost 30 pounds in 2004 when joining Lost, fluctuated between 400 lbs. and 300 lbs.
Jorge Garcia diet and lifestyle changes: After trying to eat healthier and even veganism, Hawaii Five-0’s Jorge Garcia may be finally ready to commit to losing weight.
17. Miranda Lambert
The country singer dropped around 20 pounds in 2014 and she managed to keep the weight off ever since. She said her efforts didn’t require a miracle diet: “You get tired of any diet. I’ve tried everything,” she declared for Women’s Health. “I just literally would make grilled chicken breast, sweet potato salad. There was no miracle.”
Miranda Lambert Weight Loss
Miranda’s decision to lose weight was taken when she was nearing the age of 30. She told People: “I just thought, maybe if I get ahead of it a little, I won’t have to work so hard later in life.”
“I lost my weight the healthy and good old-fashioned way: watching what I eat and working out with my trainer,” she said in late 2016 during the music awards season after people speculated she had weight loss surgery. Miranda now looks more toned and trim and declared “It’s now about a scale. It’s about how you feel and how your jeans fit. I am proud to be a normal size girl and I want to encourage everyone to be confident at any size.”
Miranda Lambert weight loss: -45 pounds
Miranda Lambert diet and lifestyle changes: she improvises cardio exercising, choosing to run-walk instead of running. Miranda Lambert had a personal trainer. Although she improved her health habits, she’s not strict by any means. I celebrity weight loss tips are anything to go by, Lambert still enjoys meals and drinks out with friends.
18. Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis, the funny actor from The Hangover is now sporting a slimmer physique and face. While it’s unclear how much weight he’s dropped, the transformation is visible. According to Cosmopolitan, Galifianakis started losing weight back in 2013.
Zach Galifianakis Weight Loss
In an interview with Conan O’Brien, Zach revealed ditching booze was important in his weight loss. “I stopped drinking and I just, kind of, put the weight off.”
He also said he doesn’t eat food that’s advertised on TV. “Fast food you can’t do. You have to eat whole grains and that kind of stuff. And you have to cut out whipped cream pizzas.” That’s expert advice right there.
Studies do show abusing alcohol usually leads to overeating, so getting rid of these nasty habits was extremely important in this successful celebrity weight loss story.
Zach Galifianakis weight loss: according to reports, Galifianakis could have dropped between 50-60 pounds
Zach Galifianakis diet and lifestyle changes: first of all, he quit his habit of having a lot of vodka with sausage. Then, he eliminated fast food.
19. Kelly Osbourne
Since she first appeared on her family’s MTV reality show, Kelly Osbourne has lost a massive 70 pounds. Apparently, participating in 2009’s edition of Dancing with the Stars was one of the best choices she has made, as there is where she picked up a lot of healthy habits.
For this celebrity weight loss, it was actually Kelly’s partner that made her switch to turkey burgers and salads and explained to Kelly how a low-carb, high-protein diet will still give her energy. Then, she started seeing real results, and the rest is history.
Kelly Osbourne Weight Loss
Kelly Osbourne’s weight loss also included her replacing sugary beverages (soda) with water, and always eating a healthy breakfast. Before appearing on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, she had lost 40 pounds by eating healthy and exercising.
When arriving for a photo shoot for the cover of Shape magazine, she said “I’ve never worn a bikini in my whole life. Am I really about to bare all to the entire world? I’m so nervous!”
Kelly Osbourne weight loss: -50 pounds
Kelly Osbourne diet and lifestyle changes: for breakfast, she eats Raisin Bran with low-fat milk or two egg whites with low-fat cheese. For lunch, Kelly Osbourne chooses grilled chicken salad with low-fat dressing or chopped salad with low-fat mozzarella and chickpeas. Then, for dinner, she usually eats turkey burger and steamed vegetables or a turkey burger with low-fat cheese and a salad with low-fat dressing. Snacks include sliced cucumbers, apples or sugar-free Jell-O.
20. Jimmy Kimmel
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel used to be addicted to eating pasta, wings, and steak, which made him not know how much he exactly weighed for most of his adult life. In 2010, Dr.Oz was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live and he told the host that the reason for his weight gain was a lack of exercise and poor eating habits.
In act, the very next day, Dr.Oz called Kimmel and told him “I’m worried about you. You’re a young man. You have to take care of yourself,” as Jimmy said. Kimmel realized Dr.Oz shouldn’t care more about his weight than him, so he took action.
Jimmy Kimmel Weight Loss
After deciding to lose weight, Kimmel decided to eat a daily diet of two protein shakes and a small dinner. After an 8-week period, Kimmel moved on to a strict 2,000 calories-a-day diet. He lost a total of 25 pounds, and he’s kept his slimmer figure ever since.
Apparently, after that, Kimmel followed a 5:2 diet, which involves intermittent fasting. This diet is also adored by celebrities such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Beyonce. The diet involves eating what you want for 5 days a week, then eat 500 calories the following 2 days. In the 2 fasting days, Kimmel drinks coffee and eats egg whites, pickles, oatmeal, peanut butter, and apples.
Kimmel told Men’s Journal he got the idea from a BBC documentary about a man who seemed to be 138 years old “and said his secret was severe calorie restriction”.
Jimmy Kimmel weight loss: -25 to 28 pounds. Now he weighs around 18-182 pounds.
Jimmy Kimmel diet and lifestyle changes: 5:2 diet in which you eat everything you want for 5 days, then in the next 2, you eat less than 500 calories. This is the only celebrity weight loss in our article that mentions the 5:2 diet.
21. Demi Lovato
In 2017, the singer was superfit, but in 2018, Demi Lovato’s weight loss took a different turn. The 25-year old singer announced she had given up dieting. She reached this decision after seeing unrealistic body standards across social media and a series of broken New Year’s resolutions. Now, she’s encouraging people to do the same.
She said on Twitter: “Diets aren’t supposed to last forever, healthy lifestyles are.” After about a month, she told People that “Some days I feel great and some days I don’t feel great.” Overall, she declared herself happy with not restricting herself from certain foods, and she’s also glad she’s not shaming herself.
Lovato gets her empowerment from Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a sport which she has been taking for two years. Now, she believes everything in moderation is fine and she enjoys embracing her curves in bikinis.
Demi Lovato Weight Loss
Despite her not caring about weight loss anymore, in 2017, Demi started a fitness routine because she wasn’t feeling good. She told POPSUGAR: “I was tired of feeling lethargic and not taking care of my body. I decided to change that, so I got a trainer and I started working out.” After that, Demi Lovato started working out more than 6 hours every week, ate clean, and started feeling better.
Demi Lovato weight loss: more than 30 pounds in 2017, but she announced in January 2018 that she is quitting dieting. Let’s see where this celebrity weight loss will go.
Demi Lovato diet and lifestyle changes: she worked out 6 days a week and took Sundays off. Some days, she would do an hour of cardio and other strength training. Besides cardio, Lovato also did MMA. Her diet was based on whole foods, with nothing processed, or has sugar or flour in it.
22. Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson partnered up with Weight Watchers back in 2010 and dropped from a size 16 to a size 6 in less than a year — as she announced on Oprah. She then said “I like meat on my bones,” and that she’s not interested in getting any smaller because “a size 2 and a 0, that’s not for me”.
Jennifer Hudson Weight Loss
On British talk show Lorraine, Hudson told the host how she has kept those 80 pounds off. On her weight loss, Jennifer Hudson said: “I don’t really have time to do much working out, so I really just watch what I eat.”
The 2007 Oscar winner for Dreamgirls added that she’s very careful about pacing out the meals during the day and not eating when she should be sleeping. To avoid the temptation to snack, Hudson has a unique technique that works. She said “I throw the pancakes across the room! I don’t let the food intimidate me… It’s all about portions for the most part.”
Jennifer Hudson weight loss: lost 80 pounds, dropped 10 sizes, from 16 to 6
Jennifer Hudson diet and lifestyle changes: Hudson recalled she didn’t eat pasta, red meat, and fried foods thinking it would get her slimmer, but now she says she knows it’s about smaller portions and balance.
For breakfast, Hudson eats a combo of fruit and yogurt, egg white scramble or a breakfast burrito. For lunch, the singer eats either turkey sandwich, a shrimp and broccoli stir-fry, or a grilled chicken salad. According to Hudson, snacks include light microwave popcorn, 1 square of chocolate, Greek yogurt, or a spoonful of peanut butter. With 80 pounds lost, this is one of the most spectacular celebrity weight loss to date.
23. Wendy Williams
TV host Wendy Williams had been complaining for many years about how her belly, arms, and booty looked, which is why she decided to lose weight. In early 2017, she had lost 50 pounds by following a pescatarian diet, doing cardio and Pilates.
Wendy Williams Weight Loss
Wendy Williams told E! news that she never skips breakfast. During her meal, she eats breakfast foods such as green juices and a vegan version of “sausage, egg and cheese English muffin.” The TV host’s personal findings are confirmed by a 2013 study that said eating breakfast reduces the risk of developing heart disease.
Wendy added that “This is as good as it’s going to get. I’, not gonna fight my body anymore — I’ve lost the weight; I feel fantastic.” The 53-year old is happy that she lost the weight on her own and she doesn’t have to fight with her clothing anymore.
Williams lost so much weight that her friends started worrying she would topple over due to her breasts appearing to be larger than ever: “It’s like a cartoon! She’s gone way too far!”
The beautiful brunette added that her first diet was back in the first grade when she tried tuna fish and mustard with yogurt on the side. We seriously wonder if there’s anyone out there willing to try this young celebrity weight loss tip.
Wendy Williams weight loss: -50 pounds
Wendy Williams diet and lifestyle changes: As a pescetarian, the only meat Williams eat is fish, although she claims she sometimes misses the texture of red meat.
24. DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled became a Weight Watchers ambassador in December 2017 and until April 2018 he managed to lose more than 30 pounds. In February 2018, DJ Khaled did an interview for Page Six. “Man. Weight Watchers is going good. The freestyle program is going really big. It’s a real lifestyle, because all you have to do is not go over your point [total]. And there are so many zero points [foods] in case you get hungry.”
If you’re not familiar with Weight Watchers, the program assigns point values to various foods, and the goal is not to go over your daily and weekly limits.
In an Instagram post, Khaled added that he doesn’t think of his weight loss as a race, but it’s important to remain focused on being healthy. As of June 2018, DJ Khaled’s celebrity weight loss story is still going strong.
DJ Khaled Weight Loss
DJ Khaled started at a weight of 293 pounds and had lost 26 pounds before January 21st. He commented to Page Six that he doesn’t like saying he’s “losing” weight: “I got rid of – I don’t lose. All I do is win – you know what I mean?” Heh, it even rhymes.
In just three months, Khaled lost more than 35 pounds and signs show he’s not slowing down. In fact, the rapper has even been seen running meetings from the treadmill.
DJ Khaled weight loss: probably more than 35 pounds
DJ Khaled diet and lifestyle changes: some of DJ Khaled’s favorite Weight Watchers food options are gruyere and spinach breakfast rolls and Asian-style chicken lettuce wraps. In terms of exercising, DJ Khaled works out three times a week, combining bodyweight and core exercises. Some of these include arm rotations, torso rotations, chest expansions, jumping jacks, high knees, elliptical interval training and sumo squats.
25. America Ferrera
The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants star has slimmed down since her acting breakthrough, but she says it’s more about body positivity than jeans size. So, what can we learn from this celebrity weight loss?
In a 2012 interview with Cosmopolitan, she said “How much time have I wasted on diets and what I look like? Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world”.
America Ferrera Weight Loss
America Ferrera claimed to be an average person that’s a size 6 or 8. However, for a TV star, she was considered overweight. Ferrara claimed she feared people might attack her if she attempted to destroy her famous “chubby look” by losing weight.
America’s decision to lose weight came after she decided to feel good about her health and body. Like Wendy Williams, America never skips breakfast and chooses to balance a diet consisting of veggies and fresh fruits.
Unlike other stars, the actress believes people need to eat carbs. She reached this conclusion after trying a low-carb diet that got her depressed and gave her headaches. During her meals, Ferrara always eats her proteins first, then consumes the other foods. However, she also drinks water in between the two and ends up consuming fewer calories.
America Ferrera weight loss: more than 30 pounds
America Ferrera diet and lifestyle changes: the Ugly Betty star ditched junk foods and got her life in order to prevent stress eating when she felt anxious. Now, America Ferrara does yoga and other activities to prevent emotional eating. Breakfast is an important part of her daily health routine. The actress advises people to stay positive and think long-term but also stay focused on your goals. In terms of workouts, Ferrara did a combination of resistance training and cardio. Exercises included dumbbells, kettlebells, bodyweight exercises, battle ropes, and resistance machines.
26. Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle took the world by storm when she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. Although the singer has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2016, she has apparently lost 28 pounds. So, how did this celebrity weight loss happen?
Susan Boyle Weight Loss
In a 2016 interview with the Mirror, Susan said she stopped eating sweets and cakes. Apparently, the singer has changed her physique after a 12-week diet and fitness plan. While some speculated that her $35 million dollar fortune might have bought her celebrity weight loss surgery, it seems that she got slimmer by reducing her calorie intake and exercising more.
Susan Boyle weight loss: – 28 pounds
Susan Boyle diet and lifestyle changes: no sugar, cut down on unhealthy snacks, walking around 2 miles per day. Susan also did a 45-minute workout routine for 4 days per week, plus an hour of cardio exercises once weekly.
27. Lena Dunham
In 2017, at an event for celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, Lena Dunham revealed a much slimmer figure than what we were used to from Girls. According to the trainer’s interview with People magazine, Lena Dunham had significant health issues, although she was transparent about them. Dunham’s celebrity weight loss had nothing to do with changing her appearance, but with feeling better overall.
Lena Dunham is an icon for body positivity and she chose to act in her own work to protest against the conventional and unrealistic beauty standards in Hollywood. As with any good deed, Dunham was accused of “selling out” by critics. To this celebrity weight loss controversy, she funnily responded: “It really was evidence that as a woman in Hollywood, you just can’t win.”
Lena Dunham Weight Loss
Tracy Anderson previously worked with Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez, and it’s no wonder she succeeded in helping Lena to lose weight.
Lena Dunham started running, which she hated, but ended up liking it. “It was the last thing I wanted to do. When it became something that actually gave me pleasure, I was shocked. Also, endorphins are real. You run with someone for an hour, you feel pretty good.”
Lena Dunham weight loss: -30 lbs
Lena Dunham diet and lifestyle changes: exercising has helped Dunham with her mental health, saying it made her feel better about her anxiety, depression and OCD. She said to those going through the same things that “I know it’s madly annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. Now I’m glad I did. It isn’t about the a*s, it’s about the brain.”