These Celebs Have Had Incredible Weight Loss Journeys

Published on 11/03/2019
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For many people around the world, keeping a fit figure is a struggle, some would say it’s even a never-ending battle. Celebrities who are constantly in the spotlight may find it much harder to let their bodies gain weight. However, some celebrities seem to have found the secret tricks to prevent the pounds from adding on. We have made a list of these famous celebs, so keep reading to see some amazing journeys!

Christina Aguilera

We’ll start this list with the famous pop superstar herself. At the age of 35 years old, Christina Aguilera looks even better than she ever has before, having dropped around 50 pounds. However, she received a lot of criticism in 2012 because of her newly-aquired curves. After a year, she then heard a lot of positive media attention when she lost a lot of weight. She just can’t catch a break.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Janet Jackson

I think we can all agree that since the infamous performance by Janet Jackson in 2004, Super Bowl performances have not quite been the same. In recent days she has been keeping busy transforming herself and her lifestyle so it is a healthier one. So far in her journey she has dropped at least 60 pounds.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

50 Cent

This rapper-turned-actor shocked his fans all over the world after photos broke out that Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson had lost more than 50 pounds in order to accurately depict a character for his role in an upcoming movie, in which he played the role of a man with cancer. We aren’t sure how we feel about this weight loss.

50 Cent

50 Cent

John Goodman

Hollywood legend John Goodman lost a ton of weight, that’s for sure, but it wasn’t rapid nor was it all at once. The famous star opened up about the fact that he used to be a problem eater and was always eating throughout the day. He looks much better, and definitely healthier, now.

John Goodman

John Goodman

Chris Pratt

In the Marvel Universe, Chris Pratt plays the role of a superhero, but he might also have superpowers in real life, since losing weight in the blink of an eye seems to be so easy for him. He played the lovable Parks and Recreation character Andy Dwyer on TV before he started hitting the gym regularly to fit the role of the superhero we know him as now. We approve of his transformation.

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

Christian Bale

Heavily decorated Hollywood actor Christian Bale has had to follow some pretty strict diet and exercise routines for his various roles in films. Actually, aside from his acting skills, he is quite famous for his ability to play many different-looking people because of his ease of transforming his body. He played the lead in The Machinest and also a superhero in Batman Begins.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Alec Baldwin

Does it feel as though Alec Baldwin has been in Hollywood forever, or is it just us? The star received a prediabetes diagnosis, which led to him taking his doctor’s advice and following a strict weight-loss program. Since beginning the program, the Hollywood star has lost more than 30 pounds.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is a Hollywood superstar that almost everyone in the world knows about. However, she also quite literally became bigger in Hollywood. After receiving a lot of attention in the media, the star made the decision to turn her life around and have a healthier lifestyle again. She has dropped over 70 pounds in the last few years.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Al Roker

At one point in time, television host Al Roker weighed in at roughly 340 pounds. As he was not looking or feeling healthy, he decided to take the necessary steps to get rid of the extra pounds and keep them off for good. Today, he looks much happier and healthier, and weighs about 190 pounds.

Al Roker

Al Roker

Gabourey Sidibe

After her incredible performance in the movie Precious, Sidibe became a big star in Hollywood. After her rise in fame and increased amount of time in the spotlight, she reportedly became more uncomfortable with her image. Because of this, she decided to change her lifestyle, and she has since dropped 50 pounds. She is still trying continuously to slim down and keep her body looking healthy.

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe

Rebel Wilson

Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson played “Fat Amy” in the hit movie. The 37- year-old Wilson began to lose weight in April 2016. So far, the funny actress has succeeded in dropping 15 pounds all because of hiking. That’s one weight loss tip which we can certainly get behind.

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson

Kirsten Vangsness

Even if Penelope Garcia was your favorite on Criminal Minds, Kirsten Vangsness’ incredible weight loss transformation might make it hard for you to recognize the actress. She said that a healthy eating diet which her personal trainer provided helped her lose the extra weight.

Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

Beth Smith

When she shed the chubby weight that everyone associated her with, Beth Smith made a remarkable change. What’s more, she ended up in the limelight for being the fifth wife of ‘Dog’ Duane Chapman, the famous bounty hunter.

Beth Smith

Beth Smith

Susan Boyle

Scottish songstress Susan Boyle found herself in the spotlight in 2009, when she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. Recently, she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Her doctors advised her on losing weight and she listened to them, now looking strikingly different after shedding almost 30 pounds! She stopped eating sugary food, such as sweets and cakes, daily and regularly took 2-mile walks. Now, that is commitment!

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle

Keely Shaye Smith

She may not be a massive movie star, but she is certainly the woman behind one of the best leading man on the silver screen! Pierce Brosnan’s second wife is American journalist Keely Shaye Smith. She also appeared in a few films, including The Opponent and Poisoning Paradise.

Keely Shaye Smith

Keely Shaye Smith

Celine Dion

Celine Dion definitely deserves a huge amount of praise for her notable contribution to music. A lot of people associate her with “My Heart Will Go On,” the hit song from the blockbuster movie Titanic. Following the death of her husband, the star lost weight rapidly. However, these days she seems to be doing better.

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Celine Dion

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley has never been a small girl, but she looks much healthier at 65 years old than at any time in recent memory. Presently, Alley is a Jenny Craig spokesperson after following the program and having shed 50 pounds.

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley

Jorge Garcia

Lost star Jorge Garcia decided to change his lifestyle to drop the extra pounds. The actor is now a vegan and has included exercise in his routine.

Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

Honey Boo Boo

Mama June, mother of the reality TV star Honey Boo Boo, has recently dropped an incredible 300 pounds. This has inspired her to encourage her daughter to lose some weight as well. Honey Boo Boo was not really keen on the idea, but she complied with her mom’s request. The young TV star is now much healthier.

Honey Boo Boo

Honey Boo Boo

Chrissy Metz

While filming American Horror Story: Freakshow, Chrissy Metz struggled with low energy and heavy depression, but she seemed quite alright when she starred on This Is Us, which gave the actress her big break. She dropped an amazing 100 pounds, and everyone was blown away!

Christy Metz

Chrissy Metz

Jonathan Antoine

The Britain’s Got Talent alum Jonathan Antoine looks incredible today! The impressive singer dropped some extra pounds. He improved his lifestyle. He now eats healthier and exercises.

Jonathan Antoine

Jonathan Antoine

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, the Jersey Shore darling, has become one of the sexiest bods on Instagram. After giving birth to her child, she lost over 100 pounds.

Nicole Snooki Polizzi

Nicole Snooki Polizzi

Raven Symone

Ex-child star Raven Symone made headlines in 2011 when the fact that she dropped more than 70 pounds was made public. Symone claims that having a strict diet and doing workout are what is needed to succeed.

Raven Symone

Raven Symone

Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot has been a steadfast presence on MasterChef. Fans of the popular TV show would definitely agree when we say that he looks somewhat different now. The chef has shed more than 150 pounds since he weighed 400 pounds in 2013.

Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot

Chaz Bono

After losing a lot of weight, Chaz Bono certainly looks much sharper. He has appeared on several shows, such as the reality series Dancing with the Stars and the popular American Horror Story.

Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher’s time in the limelight was full of ups and downs. The star returned to form as Star Wars made a comeback. She shed many pounds to play her part. A few years ago, she sadly passed away but her extraordinary talent and determination live on. Princess Lea certainly left an impression.

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Randy Jackson

When Randy Jackson got a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes, he had a realization. He had to change his life. Since he was diagnosed in 2008, Jackson has dropped over 100 pounds as he continues to fight the disease.

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

Mama June

Mama June has managed to drop ‘Honey’ from ‘Honey Boo Boo’. After that, the mother started focusing on obtaining her health again. Mama June has shed 150 pounds since she started on her personal weight loss journey. She surely looks different now!

Mama June

Mama June

Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard, the American Idol season two winner, debuted back in 2003. Since then, he has lost an impressive 112 pounds.

Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard

Chumlee

Pawn Stars’ Chumlee paired up with his colleague and good friend Corey Harrison to lose a lot of weight. Give us time to call our guy who is all about losing weight. We bet he knows how Chumlee achieved the incredible transformation.

Chumlee

Chumlee

Jennifer Hudson

Hudson got some help from Weight Watchers in shedding the extra pounds. She says that she began to ‘watch what she put into her body’. She also made sure to keep junk food ‘out of sight’ in order to stay healthy.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Drew Carey

Drew Carey dropped a lot of pounds to be able to host The Price is Right. If you really want something, then you have to be prepared to work hard to achieve it.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Ronnie Ortiz

When the fame and title went to the head of Jersey Shore ‘stud’ Ronnie Ortiz, he put on a massive amount of weight. At present, he looks much better after transforming his life again in the gym.

Ronnie Ortiz

Ronnie Ortiz

Star Jones

Star Jones has never tried to sugar coat things. According to her, she was been ‘morbidly obese’ prior to undergoing gastric bypass surgery to help her in trimming down.

Star Jones

Star Jones

Wendy Williams

If you tune in to the Wendy Williams Show, you can learn different things, including learning things about its host. According to Wendy Williams, she took things “slow and steady” and dropped 50 pounds. She realized that things don’t come about overnight and she accepted that.

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

Jordin Sparks

In a little over 18 months, Jordin Sparks lost 50 pounds and the singer is looking much better. She didn’t try to lose weight quickly to avoid feeling tortured.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne shed 42 pounds through portion control and regular exercise. She didn’t take extreme measures to lose weight. She has said that she now likes what she sees when she looks in the mirror. She also said she quit comparing herself to other girls.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne

Khloe Kardashian

A change in lifestyle has helped the youngest Kardashian sister lose 25+ pounds so far. She now eats in moderation and works out four times every week.

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

Melissa McMcarthy

Gilmore Girls‘s extraordinary and superb ‘Sookie Saint James’ has shed 50 pounds! You cannot deny the fact that the actress and comedian looks better than ever.

Melissa McMcarthy

Melissa McMcarthy

Carrie Underwood

The amazingly talented American Idol champ Carrie Underwood has taken the country music world by storm. She put on roughly 30 pounds when she got pregnant with her child Isaiah, but she lost the extra pounds by exercising in moderation and eating right. She works out at any time and any place possible.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Amber Riley

This Glee star started dropping dress sizes when she followed a healthy eating plan. In the long run, rapid weight reduction isn’t good!

Amber Riley

Amber Riley

Stephenie Meyer

The 39-year-old wrote the Twilight, the book series after our pre-teen hearts. Stephenie Meyer has been featured on the news because of her weight loss recently. According to the author, the reliable exercise running is responsible for her transformation. She explained, “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.”

Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer

Al Sharpton

Reverend Al Sharpton used to tip the scales at 305 pounds but over the past few years, he has weighed only 129 pounds. Mainly, the reverend eats healthy and works out – apparently, the secret to weight loss.

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

Paula Deen

The “queen of comfort cooking” has dropped around 35 pounds! Following her diagnosis of diabetes, Paula Deen revealed the method she used to shed the extra weight, “I am hooked on smoothies.” She makes a healthy breakfast smoothie and then goes about the day.

Paula Deen

Paula Deen

Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette, one-half of the duo Penn & Teller, has shed 100 pounds! When the 6-foot-7 magician reached 322 pounds. Unfortunately, doctors discovered a 90%-blockage in his heart, so he started adopting a “potato diet”. For two whole weeks, he just ate plain potatoes. After a while, he included different vegetables in his diet.

Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette

Adele

Winning several Grammy Awards takes a lot. However, Adele seems to be doing it just fine. She did face another challenge, though. She lost a lot of weight by cutting sugar out of her daily diet.

Adele

Adele

Adam Richman

When the name of your show is Man Vs. Food, it makes sense that food dominates your life. However, Adam Richman didn’t let overeating ruin his life, which is why he became a vegan. Look at the results and you will see it was a good decision.

Adam Richman

Adam Richman

America Ferrera

Aside from focusing on making sure unnecessary calories don’t get into her diet, the Ugly Betty star is also working on becoming comfortable in her own skin. Just look at how beautiful she is!

America Ferrera

America Ferrera

Rosie O’Donnell

You have to admit the public hasn’t been too kind on Rosie O’Donnell regarding her weight and how it has gone up and down many times. However, the fact is that she has recently dropped an impressive 70 pounds!

Rosie O Donnell

Rosie O Donnell

Shonda Rhimes

It seems like Shonda Rhimes can do anything. She proudly says her children inspired her to shed an incredulous 130 pounds! What got her into the groove was a fierce cardio routine and a strict diet.

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

Zach Galifianakis

It doesn’t matter where you have seen him – in The Hangover or on Between Two Ferns. Zach Galifianakis had always been a big guy. In 2014, however, he decided to stop drinking, and made a 50-pound weight cut.

Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis

Jonah Hill

Hats off to Jonah Hill for dropping many pounds. If you remember him from his days on Superbad, you might not recognize him.

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Kim Kardashian

It seems like all celebrity magazines have Kim Kardashian in it. A lot of people may love her curves, but she still felt the need to lose some weight. She now looks like this.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Tyra Banks

Being a supermodel is not easy. Tyra Banks’ weight has gone up and down several times throughout the years, but she decided to make getting back into healthy shape her goal. She managed to do just that.

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Tyra Banks

Oprah Winfrey

It seems that people can’t keep their opinions to themselves when it comes to celebs. However, it wasn’t the noise of critics that made Oprah work on getting to a healthy weight. She used self-love to do so.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen’s laugh is iconic and he has become a funny movie staple. However, it seems that his recognizable big size is now a thing of the past. The funny man has dropped 30 pounds.

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen

Jessica Simpson

After having a baby, it is not easy to find energy and the time to lose the pregnancy weight. However, Jessica Simpson managed to do it. She really should share her secret with all the mothers out there.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert managed to shed 25 pounds with the help of personal trainer Bill Crutchfield. She made sure to focus more on what she was eating.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

Drew Berrymore

Santa Clarita Diet star Drew Barrymore lost a significant amount of weight since she started a new diet. 43-year-old Barrymore made it her goal to consume more protein than she used to.

Drew Berrymore

Drew Berrymore

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes may have somewhat disappeared from the limelight, but she has succeeded in making extra pounds disappear. Her secret is keeping active by training, boxing and running!

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes

Melissa Joan Hart

Everyone has a secret to losing weight. Melissa Joan Hart’s secret is Nutrisystem. The star attributes the 40 pounds she has lost to it.

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Sam Smith

Sam Smith knows that not everything is about weight loss. His Instagram post made it clear. “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

You might do a double-take with this one. The self-proclaimed “Queen of all Media” had an extreme transformation after dropping 70 pounds!

Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton

Renee Zellweger

Everyone knows who Renee Zellweger and we daresay everyone loved her in the Bridget Jones’s Diary movies. She gained some weight after her time in the films, so she went on a 4000-calorie-a-day diet. Her transformation is truly incredible.

Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger

Ricky Gervais

The English funny man has made losing weight his mission. He didn’t do it on his own, though. He worked together with his partner, Jane Fallon. He dropped an impressive 40 pounds!

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Jerry Ferrara

Sometimes, when a doctor gives a stern talking-to, the person listening can be motivated to lose weight. Jerry Ferrera received quite grave warnings from a few medical experts, so he dropped 55 pounds. However, the Entourage star said he was only getting started.

Jerry Ferrara

Jerry Ferrara

Abby Lee Miller

For some celebs, working out and eating clean aren’t always the answer. Abby Lee Miller underwent a lap-band procedure to help her trim down. She went from being a 24 to a size 16.

Abby Lee Miller

Abby Lee Miller

Tom Arnold

They say that husbands gain weight when their wives are pregnant, at least that’s what happened to Tom Arnold. He put on more than 70 pounds during the time his wife was pregnant. However, he lost 100 pounds afterwards.

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold

Kevin Smith

In 2015, Kevin Smith presented the new him to the world. He was 85 pounds lighter. He follows a regular workout routine and has a strict diet to keep his weight as it is.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Jill Scott

Everyone has their own way, and Jill Scott’s was biking and boxing. She is quite proud of having shed 70 pounds, and we’re rather impressed too!

Jill Scott

Jill Scott

Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie has incredibly lost 40 pounds at the age of 55. To top it off, Valerie’s Home Cooking has been keeping her quite busy.

Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli

Rachael Ray

The 49-year-old TV personality, celebrity cook, businesswoman, and author does it all apparently. She hosts the daily lifestyle and talk show Rachel Ray and three other series on the Food Network. When she received a diagnosis of throat cancer in 2009, she started taking her health into more seriously and she had changes in her lifestyle. She has been following a Mediterranean diet and working out regularly. She now drinks plenty of water.

Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

Kevin Federline

While he is best known for being Britney Spears’ ex-husband, people still noticed that he put on weight. He stopped dancing, exercising, and dieting, which all resulted in him gaining weight. His dramatic weight gain began affecting his relationship with his children, so he decided to make some changes. Federline signed up to appear on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club 7: Boot Camp to lose weight.

Kevin Federline

Kevin Federline

Chaka Khan

To drop some extra pounds, Chaka Khan followed a vegan-liquid diet. After four months, the results are absolutely major.

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan

Angie Stone

Diabetes can become a real wake-up call. Angie went on some pretty serious diet to lose some weight and become healthier when she received a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

Angie Stone

Angie Stone

Dr. Dre

At 50 years old, he has never looked better. Dr. Dre shed almost 50 pounds when he toned up recently.

Dr Dre

Dr Dre

Kevin Liles

In 2007, Kevin Liles decided enough was enough. The former Def Jam head made it his mission to drop some weight and keep the pounds off.

Kevin Liles

Kevin Liles

Ricki Lake

Her weight had helped Ricki establish her career, but the extra pounds were not something she wanted to keep. From a size 24, she went down to a 6.

Ricki Lake

Ricki Lake

Paul Wall

Paul Wall upgraded his look after shedding some serious weight. Despite his transformation, he didn’t get rid of his baggy pants.

Paul Wall

Paul Wall

Jason Sudeikis

Crediting Olivia Wilde, his wife, for his weight loss of 20 pounds, Jason claims that the reason is hilarious. In an interview in August 2013 for Elle magazine, he said, “I have the greatest workout partner in the world….[we] have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.”

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Segel

The How I Met Your Mother star says he was “forced to lose weight” for The Five-Year Engagement. He ate healthy and worked out regularly, so he shed 35 pounds.

Jason Segel

Jason Segel

Bristol Palin

Dancing with the Stars helped the celeb drop the baby weight. Bristol also says she is motivated by the things that the ‘haters’ say. She wanted to prove her critics wrong.

Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin

Kyle Massey

Another Dancing with the Stars contestant, Kyle left the reality show 18 pounds lighter.

Kyle Massey

Kyle Massey

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff is busy being a single mom to Luca, her son, and starring on the TV series Younger. In spite of the busy life she leads, she always tries to make time for looking after herself and maintaining a positive body image.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

Rob Kardashian

Being on Dancing with the Stars has helped him shed some extra weight. However, ever since he became a dad, Rob Kardashian has been keeping himself healthy.

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

Russell Crowe

By being more active, Russell has shed 52 pounds so far. He does things like biking and hiking,.

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Lisa Lampanelli

The hilarious insult comic was pretty successful on Celebrity Apprentice. She has dropped 107 pounds after she got a gastric sleeve surgery. These days, she continues to work hard to maintain her weight.

Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli

Rick Ross

In 2011, Rick had two seizures within 24 hours. This served as a wake-up call for him. He decided to improve his health. So far, he has shed 75 pounds by making some changes in his diet.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Holly Madison

Before Holly gave birth to her first child, she hadn’t really done anything to lose weight. However, she decided to focus on weight loss but not follow any crash diets. She opted to eat healthier food in general.

Holly Madison

Holly Madison

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah’s impressive weight loss is defnitely inspirational. According to the star, she changed up her exercise regimen in order to avoid boredom. It is clear that she knows how to balance her busy life with her weight loss goals.

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Queen Latifah

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