These Celebrities Experience Jaw-Dropping Weight Changes And Proud Of It
Celebrities are immortals to some. People don’t expect them to age, change their look, let alone get fine lines or gain weight. However, fans have to keep in mind that they are humans, too. Just like the average Joe, they can experience these things—especially weight changes.
Today, when a celebrity gains a few pounds of weight, it already becomes a big issue. A lot expect them to have the perfect physique, after all—even in their 70s and after five kids. Feel our sarcasm, why don’t you?
However, in this crazy world called Hollywood, where the beauty standard is beyond reachable and attainable, some celebrities defy this so-called norm. They are never shy to gain weight and are even proud to flaunt it.
Anyhow, it can’t be denied that some are still making investments into shedding off those pesky fats. Well, we can’t blame them. It’s their body anyway, so let them be.
As body positivity is now gaining traction, it now depends on the celebrity what shape, size, or appearance they want to be in this day and age.
Just take a look at these celebrities who’ve experienced weight changes but are still be proud of who they are.
50 Cent | All Things Fall Apart | Lost: 54 lbs
American rapper and actor, Curtis James Jackson III, who is professionally known as 50 Cent, lost an astounding 54 pounds during the filming of the 2011 American direct-to-video drama film All Things Fall Apart. In just a span of nine weeks, he was able to lose that much weight, which shows his determination and dedication in portraying his credit role as a football player with cancer in the film. He went from 214 pounds to 160 after undergoing three-hour cardio run on a treadmill and combining it with a liquid diet.
He said in an interview that the challenge of losing weight during this time was tough for him and added that he had to discipline himself to actually have himself be in the physical state to bear the energy he felt. Of course, he was able to gain all the lost weight back and currently weighs just as much as he needs to be.
Al Roker | Surgery | Lost: 140 lbs
American journalist and weather forecaster, Albert Lincoln Roker Jr., is NBC Today’s current weather anchor and also serves as 3rd Hour Today’s host. For more than two decades, Al has given his fans and viewers the lowdown on what’s happenings in his neck of the woods and has won 13 Emmy Awards for his efforts. He has picked up gigs on various TV shows, including Celebrity Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Despite always having a smile on his face, the 66-year-old anchor struggled with his weight behind the scenes during the early years of his career in Today. He weighed over 340 pounds and decided that it was finally time for him to make investments in a healthier lifestyle. In 2002, Al’s wife suggested that he should undergo gastric bypass surgery instead, and voila, he lost a staggering 140 pounds.
Charlize Theron | Monster | Gained: 30 lbs
American-South African producer and actress, Charlize Theron, is given credit as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, with a total net worth of $160 million. For her role in the 2003 biographical crime drama film Monster, she was praised by many for her scarily intense performance and physical transformation, which was truly deserving of an Oscar. It was reported that she gained 30 pounds but explained that gaining that weight was “a way of understanding” what she experienced, instead of just looking for the overweight part.
She stated in an interview that it wasn’t about getting fat, and the role she portrayed wasn’t fat either. After the filming, she returned to her normal weight, which is around a size 8, and it probably shocked the people that she was able to lose all the weight immediately and get her curves back.
Christian Bale | Machinist | Lost: 63 lbs
The 2004 psychological film Machinist was an amazing showcase of Christian Bale’s talent as an actor and performer, but what surprised the majority of his fans was how much weight he lost in the film. He showed total commitment to his credit role as Trevor, someone who had chronic insomnia and was grotesquely emaciated, that he decided to go on a diet instead of relying on baggy clothes and make-up.
While shooting the film, Bale weighed 122 pounds but stated that the 63-pound weight loss resulted in a “Zen” state of mind. To compensate for his immense diet and over-exercise, he took supplements to ensure that his body was still supplied with the proper nutrition and vitamins. After the film, Bale had to gain back the lost weight and build more muscle over the course of six months to prepare for Batman Begins. He is truly an actor that deserves so much credit.
Cynthia Bailey | While Stuck at Home | Gained: 20 lbs
American model, actress, and reality TV personality, Cynthia Denise Bailey-Hill, gained and then lost 20 pounds during the months of 2020. She stated that when she got back from Los Angeles, she gained 20 pounds while staying home and that her wedding dress designers weren’t smiling about her weight gain since she wasn’t able to fit in a dress anymore.
She recently got engaged to her boyfriend, Mike Hill, and they got married in 2020. Upon her return to Lake Bailey, she was able to manage her food intake and said that she didn’t eat as much as before. During her wedding, one can see that she was still able to rock a stunning body, regardless of what supposed fans commented on her Instagram posts. It doesn’t matter if you’ve lost or gained a little bit of weight, what’s important is that you eat and live a healthy lifestyle, since making investments in one’s health is very important.
Drew Carey | The Drew Carey Show | Lost: 90 lbs
American comedian and actor Drew Allison Carey is known for being one of the most sought-after stand-up comedians in the early 90s. He started standup after his service in the United States Marine Corps. It was in his show, The Drew Carey Show, that he skyrocketed to stardom. Eventually, he became the host of the U.S. version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Even though his weight was a frequent topic in his improv and sitcom shows, he started dieting and exercising, which resulted in him losing 80 pounds. He stuck to a diet containing high protein veggies and fruits, and did cardio six times a week.
He claimed that he found a way to cure his Type 2 diabetes during this time, and that he didn’t need to intake medication anymore. To his credit, he dropped from 262 pounds at the start of the year to 170 pounds and shrunk from a size 44 to a size 34.
Gayle King | While Stuck at Home | Gained: 8 lbs
American author and TV personality, Gayle King, is known for co-hosting the flagship morning program for CBS News, CBS This Morning — she’s been the show’s host since 2012. King also works for O, The Oprah Magazine, as an editor-at-large. She was given credit by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2019. In one of her Instagram posts, she wrote that the struggle was real after weighing herself and seeing that she was 159.2 pounds. Her weight constantly increased from 160.8 to 172.2 pounds in a span of a few months.
King’s doctor said that her ideal weight should be 163 pounds, and she stated in her photos that it wouldn’t be happening anytime soon because of everything that’s happened in 2020, and because of the Halloween candy corns she just bought. Regardless if she has gained eight pounds or ten pounds, we are pretty certain that she’ll be able to return to her former body sometime in the new year.
Janet Jackson | Love Will Never Do | Lost: Undisclosed
American singer-songwriter and actress, Janet Damita Jo Jackson, is a well-known figure in popular culture and is famous for her socially conscious, sonically innovative, and provocative stage shows. She is the youngest and the tenth child in the Jackson family. She began her career as a member of The Jackson 5 back in 1976.
Janet is known as a yo-yo dieter, and her weight is a constant topic among the public and the media. During her Rhythm Nation tour, she only ate one small bag of tortilla chips and an apple for two weeks. Regardless of the time she gets home, she makes sure to be able to ride a bike for an hour, and because of this, she was able to lose a lot of weight in the process. To her credit, this simple routine helped her a lot in the weight department. One notable thing that happened to her is that she gave birth at the age of 50.
Jared Leto | Chapter 27 | Gained: 60 lbs
American musician and actor, Jared Joseph Leto, is well known for his supporting credit roles in the films Fight Club, Thin Red Line, Interrupted, American Psycho, and many more. He had so much dedication in his performance for the film Chapter 27. He didn’t just gain a few pounds, but he packed a whopping 60 pounds for the role, and for that, he suffered severe gout-like foot pain for the dramatic and sudden increase in weight. It really shows how flexible and versatile Jared Leto is as an actor.
It was indeed a brilliant and measured performance. He gained so much weight by following a diet of microwaved pints of ice cream mixed with soy sauce and olive oil. A producer on the film, Alexandra Milchan, stated that Jared’s performance was astonishing, shocking, and amazing in every way. Critics have been bashing Leto for how he depicted the Joker in Suicide Squad, but any one of his other shows is evidence enough that he’s a great actor.
Jennifer Garner | Quarantine | Gained: Unknown
American actress, Jennifer Anne Garner, is known for her credit role as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the ABC spy-action TV series, Alias, which aired from 2001 to 2006. She also had a supporting role in the 2001 romantic war drama, Pearl Harbor. She was recently a guest in the virtual event that was hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Be The Love You Need. She mostly discussed her wellness journey during the months of 2020. Jennifer has never been someone who is shy about her wellness and health. After all, she has an organic baby food line.
Throughout 2020, she stayed at home and maintained an active lifestyle. She did a few activities, like riding a bike with her son, Samuel, and going on walks with her three children. She also did some baking at home. Whatever the case was, she said she tried to be as active as she could, despite that there wasn’t much to do during the first few months of 2020.
Jennifer Hudson | Winnie | Lost: 80 lbs
Ever since Jennifer Hudson won the 2004 American Idol, she has become a global superstar and has received numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award, and two Grammy Awards. She was also listed by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. After she gave birth to her son in August 2009, she had to lose her post-pregnancy baby weight for her next credit role as Winnie Mandela in the 2011 drama film Winnie Mandela.
She went about her weight loss by keeping a healthy lifestyle and by working out with her personal trainer, Harley Pasternak. Through her trainer, she learned a lot about portion control. Hudson wanted to make sure she was physically fit before filming for the new movie began. And, to be sure, she seems to be ready, given the amount of weight she was able to lose.
John Goodman | Roseanne | Lost: Over 100 lbs
American actor, John Stephen Goodman, is known for his credit role as Dan Conner in the TV series Roseanne, which aired from 1988 to 1997. Indeed, he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor back in 1993 for his performance in Roseanne, and he would later reprise the role in The Conners, a sequel series to the original show. Goodman is known for his beefy character on the show who weighed a staggering 368 pounds.
Ever since Goodman started living healthier by cutting sugar out of his diet and quitting liquor, he has shown massive improvement in his weight. Goodman is following a strict diet full of fruit, lean meats, protein shakes, veggies, and is working out six times a week. For his dedication and resolve, he has lost more than 100 pounds in the process and is planning on continuing his new lifestyle. Anything is attainable if you just put your heart into it.
Kandi Burruss | Quarantine | Gained: 20 lbs
American singer-songwriter and actress Kandi Lenice Burruss-Tucker has admitted that she gained 20 pounds during this current global situation even though she initially wanted to lose 10 pounds before the quarantine. She stated that during the start of quarantine, she was in shape and was regularly working out, but eventually, she got comfortable and lax. She ended up packing in an additional 20 pounds instead.
She stated that losing weight isn’t all about the looks and having a curvaceous body, but it was to make herself better overall and to include regular workouts in her lifestyle. She confirmed that she started training with her younger cousin and trainer, Patrick Dallas, to get her back into shape. Since she gained 20 pounds instead of losing 10, she now has to lose 30 pounds. We’re glad that she really has made investments in making a better version of herself.
Kelly Osbourne | Dancing with the Stars | Lost: 50 lbs
English actress, singer, and TV personality Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne is well known for her role in the American reality TV program from 2002 to 2005, The Osbournes, together with her family. They even won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program back in 2002. She shared that after her appearance on 2009 Dancing With The Stars, she lost 40 pounds, giving credit to her dance rehearsals and her switch to a more plant-based diet.
This isn’t the first time that Kelly has publicly spoken about her weight. In 2012, with the help of her boyfriend during that time, she decided to become a vegan since she is in a relationship with a vegan chef. In recent years, Kelly has started a life plan to prioritize self-care and has celebrated 2.5 years of sobriety. She also stated that eating right and working out properly is an important factor in staying in shape.
Kevin Federline | Celebrity Fit Club | Gained: Unknown
American rapper, actor, and DJ Kevin Earl Federline, who is referred to as K-Fed, started his career in the industry as a backup dancer, and later, he became known for his high-profile marriage to singer Britney Spears and the battle of lawyers over child custody. He stated that he gained the unwanted weight while struggling with his break up with his former wife, and blaming the blues for his unwillingness to change his lifestyle. During the time of his 30th birthday, he peaked at 240 pounds.
His motivation in losing weight was when he was nicknamed K-Fat, and made it a weighty wake-up call after seeing how much weight he has packed. When he was 35 years old, Kevin had successfully lost weight, losing an estimated 30 pounds. However, he is still far from reaching his 50-pound weight loss goal. We hope he achieves it soon!
Kourtney Kardashian | Quarantine | Gained: 3 lbs
Kourtney Kardashian couldn’t be happier with her body figure. She is known for sharing her health and diet tips with her ever-supportive fans. However, the socialite admittedly gained a few pounds during quarantine and she couldn’t be more proud about getting real about weight gain as she flaunts her new curves by posting her striking bikini photos on Instagram.
The 41-year-old didn’t just start working out again, she has been paying close attention to her diet. too. Two years ago, Kourtney did the keto diet, and she said that she never felt so good – looking better than ever. Now, she’s back at it again and vows to keep her keto diet for a month. This meant that she had to eat little to no carbs. She is determined to only eat three meals a day packed with lean proteins and fresh vegetables, without having snacks in between. Kourtney simply loves taking care of her body; she may gain weight to a certain degree but she will never love her body any less.
Kristie Alley | Jenny Craig | Lost: 75 lbs
Kristie Alley is one of those actresses who’ve had ups and downs when it comes to losing weight. The 70-year-old comedy actress from cheers has been on screen for decades and people were able to witness her weight loss journey. It hasn’t been easy for the actress, in fact, it was something a lot of people can relate to.
As a teenager, she has always been thin, but suddenly, one summer she gained about 45 pounds. She has gained some weight in the past before she lost the weight gain when she appeared in Dancing With The Stars. On Jenny Craig, Kristie was able to lose 75 pounds but after her contract ended, she gained it back again. She doesn’t really feel good when she’s overweight, so she makes an investment in her weight loss journey.
Lili Reinhart | Quarantine | Gained: 2 lbs
Lili Reinhart is one of the hottest celebrities who had her major breakthrough in Hollywood as Riverdale’s Betty Cooper. Being a public icon requires a lot of pressure with regards to their looks and body figure, but this headstrong woman uses her voice for major causes. She is all for body positivity and is completely against body-shaming. She gained a few pounds during her time in quarantine before heading back to work to finish up a couple of episodes for Riverdale. However, as always, she looks gorgeous as ever.
Lili stands for body-acceptance. She refuses to have her talent be overshadowed by her weight. Her day-to-day workout is mostly cardio. Maintaining a workout routine can be a little difficult, to a degree, because of her shooting schedule, but she tries to go on the treadmill any chance she gets. Lili admits that her diet is pretty bad because food makes her happy, especially ice cream. Although, she is determined to amp up her exercising habits.
Michael Moore | Health | Lost: 70 lbs
Being a celebrity meant that you are always the center of attention and people will notice every bit of change about your physical appearance. Filmmaker Michael Moore is no stranger to that. His everyday battle with weight loss is a struggle. When it dawned on him that his unhealthy lifestyle can someday lead to serious health problems, he started to break his old habits of excessive eating.
Fortunately, without having to make investments in special diet pills or having surgical operations done to him, he was able to lose a tremendous amount of weight, 70 pounds to be exact. Now, this man is the perfect embodiment of a person who really wants to lose weight, it took a lot of discipline and determination on his end but he did it. His secret is very simple, he eliminated food items that had a lot of sodium and plenty of sugar. He strictly followed a low-calorie, low-fat regime. In addition to that, sleep and yoga played a vital role that contributed to his health. Now, he is feeling happier and healthier these days.
Mo’nique | Health | Lost: 82 lbs
The Oscar winner Mo’Nique has always been about keeping a positive outlook when it comes to her body. However, when her health started to deteriorate due to her unhealthy lifestyle, she was alarmed by this and she practically forced herself to get better. From a staggering weight of 260 pounds, she successfully lost 82 pounds. We’re glad that she made an investment in herself and her figure, making sure that she maintains a healthy weight.
Her husband, Sidney Hicks, and her children were the people who motivated her and continue to support her dedication to a healthier diet and exercise. She no longer eats junk and fried food items. She does various exercises such as hiking, weight lifting, and boxing – pretty intense right? Now, her goal is to help her fans by sharing inspirational messages with her workout photos on Twitter.
Nicole Richie | Health | Lost: 2 lbs
The ever-glamorous television personality Nicole Richie may have been accused of suffering from an eating disorder, which she never confirmed nor denied. At one point, she only weighed about 90 pounds and alarmingly dropped to 88 pounds, admitting she got a little too thin.
Luckily her pregnancies were able to aid the weight issues she was having. Her husband has been a great influence on her when it comes to eating the right food. Her diet would always include fresh fruits, steamed vegetables, and some fish. She credits her husband for her new lifestyle, as she now eats natural foods, which include the basics such as fruits and veggies. Her new diet also includes lean meat such as grilled chicken. She cooks for her family and refuses to have processed food items around the house. She remains slim but seems to have a healthier glow now.
Oprah Winfrey | Health | Lost: 67 lbs
Oprah Winfrey is no stranger when it comes to having weight issues, as it constantly fluctuates every so often. She decided to maintain a healthy weight back in 2005 as she successfully managed to slim down to 160 pounds. She later realized that in order for her to keep the slim figure she would have to do more than just eating the right stuff, she had to work out.
The talk show host admits that she is not a big fan of working out, surely a lot of people can relate to that. She might not be completely against it, as she still works out regularly, but it definitely isn’t one of her favorite things to do. This is just something she had to do to make her healthier. For her low-carb lifestyle, she discovered cauliflower rice, which she is a fan of. We wouldn’t be surprised if she makes an investment in a business that sells this type of rice.
Perez Hilton | Work | Lost: 70 lbs
Celebrity blogger Mario Lavanderia Jr., popularly known as Perez Hilton, has been working so hard to rid himself of his chubby body figure for around three years now, and finally, he has achieved it. Losing weight is never that simple with the public’s watchful eyes, but is downright doable.
Perez took the old-fashioned road to weight loss. He wanted to be in his best shape and he was willing to put in the exhaustive effort that workouts require, pairing it with a healthy diet. He does an intense seven-day workout, combining it with yoga and pilates. He would even go on a hike a few times a week. He made an investment in a meal prep service, so he no longer has to worry about having the proper portions of his food. Perez doesn’t care much for numbers on the weighing scale; what matters to him is how he sees himself in the mirror. As long as he likes what he sees, which he does right now, he couldn’t be more proud of himself.
Randy Jackson | Health | Lost: 114 lbs
Randy Jackson is one of the original American Idol judges and was present on the show for twelve seasons, in total. However, around this time, he was also struggling with his weight and fans began to notice.From a whopping weight of 358 pounds, he was able to lose 114 pounds, credits to his weight loss surgery. As expected he needs to make changes in the other aspects of his lifestyle if he wants to get healthy.
Growing up in a town where food is the king, he had trouble maintaining a healthy diet, but he powered through. He took the liberty of keeping a lot of good food in his house, fruits, and vegetables alike. To satisfy his sweet tooth, instead of grabbing some ice cream, he would turn to a glass of protein shake or a cup of frozen yogurt. He is also a huge fan of yoga and tries to walk on a treadmill for 30 minutes a week for exercise.
Renee Zellweger | Bridget Jones | Gained: 20 lbs
Bridget Jones Diary superstar Renee Zellweger is all about staying fit and healthy, but while she was preparing for her credit role as Bridget Jones, she had to eat up fatty and carb-filled food, like doughnuts and pizzas. However, right after the filming for the movie was over, she quickly stopped her 4,000 calorie intake a day, slimming down in a matter of months.
She follows a strict diet, only eating lean fish and vegetables, with a little bit of rice. She wouldn’t be on the list of 50 Most Beautiful People if she doesn’t maintain her figure and take care of her good looks. She is big on workouts and she loves going to the gym, finding it therapeutic. Renee spends six days a week doing intense cardiovascular workouts. She is an inspiration to a lot of women out there.
Ricki Lake | Health | Lost: 140 lbs
Initially, Ricki Lake, who was only 19 years old at the time, weighed 200 pounds. As luck would have it, she was cast as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 movie, Hairspray, so she was very happy about her weight at the time. She eventually had her own talk show, The Ricki Lake Show, which was canceled. However, she did win a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for it.
Eventually, she decided it was best to lose weight. She lost 140 pounds and is no longer a size 24 but a stunning size 6. She is using her influence to tell people that they don’t have to make an investment in a weight loss surgery just to lose weight. If she was able to lose her weight naturally, so can you. Being consistent and disciplined is important. You have to be your own disciplinarian when it comes to losing weight.
Ron Lester | Health | Lost: 349 lbs
American actor Ron Lester was best known for his roles in big-screen films such as Not Another Teen Movie, Good Burger, Dill Scallion, Drum Solo, and Varsity Blues. He used to weigh 508 pounds back in 2002. Due to his alarming state, he met with one of the best surgeons in New York City for his gastric bypass surgery.
After making an investment in two surgeries, he was able to shed off 359 pounds in total. From 580 pounds, he now weighs 159 pounds. These surgeries practically saved his life from a series of health issues that were about to arise if they weren’t already there. It has helped take a huge strain off his heart, too. However, surgeries aren’t enough to maintain his new weight for good. He needs to exercise and have a healthy diet to stay in shape.
Sara Rue | Shedding For The Wedding | Lost: 50 lbs
Hollywood actress Sara Rue is best known for her inspiring weight loss in her thirties. She was able to lose 50 pounds just by having a healthy lifestyle. Because of her inspirational journey, she was able to reach a number of viewers to participate in her television show, Shedding For The Wedding. In this show, couples who are overweight will have to lose weight together in order for them to win prizes.
She has become a great influence to her fans, sharing tips on how to lose all the fat. It would be great if she has online classes so that everyone can learn from her weight loss journey. Following a strict diet and not consuming junk food is a start. She also recommends asking for professional help when necessary, for the optimum diet and workout plan that is perfect for you and your needs.
Seth Rogen | Green Hornet | Lost: 30 lbs
Hollywood A-lister Seth Rogen is a popular comedy star. He is always seen in a lot of blockbuster movies that we still talk about to this day. He may be a little chubby before but he successfully lost 30 pounds in just 10 days. The weight loss was just the first challenge. Skin sagging became his primary concern after losing all the weight. He credits strength training for being able to overcome this challenge. He does it two to three times a week for 1 to 2 hours. He was very impressed with the results.
This was just the beginning of his journey to a healthier and happier lifestyle. His diet has contributed a lot to all the weight loss. Protein and fruits were his main source of energy, for micronutrient nourishment. He works out 5 days a week, doing exhaustive circuit training, with the help of his fitness trainer, Harley Pasternak. This superstar is not only dedicated but is dead serious about staying fit.
Star Jones Reynolds | Health | Lost: 160 lbs
Starlet Marie Jones, or better known as Star Jones Reynolds or just Star Jones, is an American television personality, fashion designer, lawyer, journalist, author, and women’s and diversity advocate. She is best remembered for being one of the first hosts on the ABC talk show, The View.
The former co-host of The View Star Jones Reynolds constantly struggled with the alarming increase in her weight, which was undeniably noticeable to her fans. Of course, she did something to lose weight, eventually, losing a drastic amount of weight. When asked if she had made an investment in some type of surgery to lose the weight, she denied it, causing her fans to question her authenticity. Soon enough, in 2007, she came clean, admitting that she had gone through gastric bypass surgery. In just three years, she was able to lose 160 pounds.
Valerie Bertinelli | Jenny Craig Program | Lost: 50 lbs
An acting career was always included in Valerie Bertinelli’s career choices. Along with finishing her high-school studies, Valerie also took classes at the Tami Lynn School of Artists. Not long after, Valerie received her first acting gig, appearing in an episode of Apple’s Way, followed by a more prominent part in the at-the-time new series, One Day at a Time – she was only 15 years old when it finally premiered.
Since then, the actress has also taken credit for starring in Hot in Cleveland, Touched by an Angel, and hosting Valerie’s Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship. Around 2007, however, Valerie noticed she was at 172 pounds and decided to do something about it. With some help from the weight management and nutrition company Jenny Craig, the actress lost an impressive 50 pounds and has since maintained a more active way of living – in fact, she even ran in 2010’s Boston Marathon!
Alec Baldwin | Saturday Night Live | Lost: 30 lbs
Hollywood is filled with numerous celebrity families, one of which is the Baldwin siblings. The eldest among them, Alec Baldwin, began his journey into the spotlight after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. His first acting gigs were for stage plays, such as Loot and A Streetcar Named Desire, before he found his way to more on-screen roles.
Nowadays, Alec is most-known for his performance in 30 Rock, The Boss Baby, and the Mission: Impossible movies. Along the way, however, he developed an unhealthy eating habit and gained a significant amount of weight. Thanks to his at-the-time girlfriend, now-wife Hilaria Baldwin, the actor lost an impressive 30 pounds in just four months! He has since maintained this new and healthier style, and fans first noticed his remarkable weight-loss transformation when the now-slimmer Alec made an appearance in Saturday Night Live.
Jessica Simpson | Instagram | Lost: 100 lbs
Throughout her childhood, Jessica Simpson would sing with her local church choir. This eventually motivated her to become a singer, and that she did. Although she’s now focusing most of her investments in the fashion business, Jessica has released more than a few beloved tracks throughout her career, including Take My Breath Away, These Boots Are Made for Walkin’, and Angels.
Outside the entertainment industry, Jessica is a loving mother to three kids. Throughout each pregnancy, the singer gained some baby weight, and at one point, was even weighing 240 pounds! With some help from a personal trainer, Jessica managed to get back in shape every time and is now going at 140 pounds. Despite losing an impressive 100 pounds, Jessica has mentioned that her diet and exercise routines aren’t as strict as many would expect. In fact, she still enjoys eating her favorite comfort foods!
John Travolta | Primary Colors | Gained: 46 lbs
Like many actors, John Travolta began his career on the stage, and coincidentally, one of the first productions he landed a role for was the musical Grease. Since then, John has become a well-known figure in the entertainment industry thanks to his performance in titles such as Saturday Night Fever, the film version of Grease, Pulp Fiction, and Face/Off.
For his acting credit in Grease, the actor carried a 165-pound physique; but for his work in Primary Colors, he had to add some pounds for his performance and ended up weighing 211 pounds! To achieve this, the actor went on a diet of cheeseburgers and caviar. Although he had a fun time adding on the pounds, John has since burned some of it off and maintains a healthier and more active lifestyle, adding a few games of tennis and weight lifting into his daily routine.
Kelly Clarkson | The Voice | Lost: 37 lbs
The beginnings of a journey can often be quite challenging to overcome, and such was the case for Kelly Clarkson. When she was still looking for her big break, the at-the-time aspiring singer worked at a movie theater and as a telemarketer, among many jobs, to help with her personal loans. Thanks to her hard work and determination, Kelly eventually received the recognition she was longing for when she landed a spot in the world-famous talent show American Idol.
Besides singing, Kelly is also quite vocal about being happy with the way she is, especially with the way she looks. In fact, the reason she lost weight had nothing to do with appearances or her public image. It was for her health. With that said, it’s no wonder she’s been more than happy with her coaching work in The Voice, a show she believes doesn’t require her to have a particular build or look.
Mariah Carey | AHF World AIDS Day Concert | Lost: 25 lbs
With her name originating from a song and her mother being an experienced opera singer and vocal coach, it comes as no surprise that Mariah Carey eventually developed a passion for music. In fact, at just three years old, Mariah was already often heard singing her mother’s pieces, and by the time she was in high school, she was already writing lyrics and poetry.
Since then, Mariah has become one of the music industry’s most-recognized figures, thanks to hit records such as Fantasy, One Sweet Day, and Hero. Outside of singing, however, Mariah is often quite conscious of her appearance, which is why she eventually spent some investment money on her weight-loss journey. After her gastric sleeve surgery, the singer has since maintained her slim physique with a healthy diet, one that excludes processed sugar and sweets from her meals; and by the looks of it, she has never been happier.
Matt Damon | The Informant | Gained: 30 lbs
During his high-school years, Matt Damon already had a love for acting, a passion he shares with fellow actor and good friend Ben Affleck. This friendship eventually brought him to higher degrees of success when he and Ben worked on the film Good Will Hunting, which got them an Academy and Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay.
More often than not, actors would do just about anything to look the part for the projects they’re working on, and Matt is no exception to this. Although he’s had his fair share of gym sessions through the years, the actor didn’t need such treatment for his work in the movie, The Informant, where he gained 30 pounds for his role. Throughout the process, all he did was eat just about anything he could find. In fact, he even considers it the most fun he’s ever had working! After production wrapped up, though, he regained his healthier physique by burning off most of the added weight with a few games of boxing.
Rob Kardashian | Khloe Kardashian’s Birthday Party | Lost: Unknown
Through the years, TV networks have made investments in numerous programs, most of which have garnered millions of viewers. Well, one such title that has since received widespread recognition is the reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Although they eventually achieved celebrity stardom, there’s still one Kardashian family member that prefers to be away from the spotlight – Rob Kardashian.
Even so, Rob has appeared in other projects besides the reality series, including Dancing with the Stars, The Choice, and his very own Rob & Chyna. With that said, Rob has also experienced quite a weight gain through the years, despite losing 50 pounds at one point. Well, recently, in 2020, he surprised his fans when he appeared at his sister Khloe’s birthday party that year. Besides being a rare public appearance, Rob also lost a noticeable amount of weight, and his supporters couldn’t be any happier for him.
Robert De Niro | Raging Bull | Gained: 60 lbs
At this point, almost everyone – especially film lovers – can recognize Hollywood actor Robert De Niro. His acting journey began during his childhood, where his debut was for his elementary school’s production of The Wizard of Oz – he was only ten years old. Since then, with Robert learning and improving through the years, the actor is now widely loved for his numerous roles in films such as Bang the Drum Slowly, Taxi Driver, and The Godfather Part II.
With a career spanning over five decades already, Robert is still quite active in the industry, with his most recent acting credits being in The Joker and The Irishman. Even so, he still considers the 1980’s Raging Bull to be his hardest project. Portraying the boxer Jake LaMotta, Robert needed to match Jake’s physique, so he added an impressive 60 pounds to his frame. Along with his amazing portrayal of the character, Robert’s hard work surely paid off in the end. After all, it earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Tyra Banks | Dancing With The Stars | Gained: 25 lbs
Beginning her career at 15 years old, Tyra Banks has become quite a figure in the modeling business, having worked alongside the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, and Calvin Klein. Since then, she’s also made investments in other endeavors, including her Tyra Beauty cosmetics brand. With that said, she’s also done more than a few projects in the entertainment industry, most notably her hosting gigs for The Tyra Banks Show, America’s Next Top Model, and most recently, Dancing with the Stars.
With her experience as a model, it’s no surprise that Tyra is also quite particular with her weight, though she isn’t as strict with it as she once was. In more recent years, the two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning model prefers just to stay and feel healthy. To do so, Tyra would note what she’s eaten for the day. That way, she could still enjoy her favorite meals, which include ice cream for dessert, while ensuring she doesn’t eat more than she should.
Andra Day | The United States VS. Billie Holiday | Lost: 39 lbs
Music is quite an integral part of Andra Day’s life, especially during her childhood. With her first singing gigs being alongside a local church choir, Andra eventually found inspiration from jazz artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, and most notably, Billie Holiday. Since then, besides being a talented singer, Andra has also had the chance to portray her childhood idol in her debut acting gig, The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
With her first on-screen work being quite significant for her, it’s no wonder Andra gave it her all. In preparation for her portrayal of the titular character, not only did the singer study and emulate Billie’s personality, but she also went through a challenging weight-loss transformation, going from 163 to 124 pounds. To her credit, though, all her hard work surely paid off in the end, not to mention it also earned Andra a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress and Best Original Song.
Anne Hathaway | Les Misérables | Lost: 25 lbs
A goal often begins with a source of inspiration, and for Anne Hathaway, this inspiration was her mother. After seeing her perform as Fantine in a stage production of Les Misérables, the at-the-time six-year-old Anne became nothing short of fascinated about acting. Since then, Anne has garnered skyrocketing degrees of popularity in the film industry, thanks to her role in films such as The Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada, and The Dark Knight Rises.
Along the way, she also got the chance to perform in the film version of Les Misérables, where she portrayed the character Fantine – a literal case of “like mother, like daughter.” Besides acting, however, Anne also needed to look the part. To do so, she spent most of her preparation consuming nothing but a small portion of dried oatmeal paste. Despite the challenge, the actress won herself an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and has since regained a healthier physique.
Chris Pratt | Guardians Of The Galaxy | Lost: 60 lbs
Before he found his way into the entertainment industry, Chris Pratt worked a variety of jobs to help with his personal loans, such as a discount ticket salesman and waiter. His window of opportunity came when he landed a spot in the short film Cursed Part 3. After a few more acting gigs, Chris eventually received widespread recognition for his role as Andy Dwyer in the TV show Parks and Recreation.
At that point, Chris was around 200 pounds. With that said, the actor needed to burn most of that off his frame when he landed the part of Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. To achieve his now-toned physique, Chris followed a well-thought-out diet and exercise routine. As a result, he lost an impressive 60 pounds in just six months and has since been more than happy with his healthier self.
Henry Cavill | The Witcher | Gained: Unknown
During his days at school, it’s safe to say that Henry Cavill didn’t have much interest in an acting career. Even so, that surely changed when he had a chance encounter with Russell Crowe, who just so happened to be filming a movie nearby at the time. Henry eventually made his way into the entertainment industry and had his earlier acting gigs in titles such as The Count of Monte Cristo and Goodbye, Mr. Chips.
When he auditioned for the part of James Bond, Henry was considered “too fat.” This remark led the actor to make massive investments in his appearance, which soon paid off when he starred as Superman in Man of Steel. Although he already developed quite a muscular physique at that point, the actor decided to improve on it when he landed the titular role for The Witcher, where he reportedly weighed an impressive 203 pounds!
Jake Gyllenhaal | Nightcrawler | Lost: 30 lbs
With his parents being experienced figures in the film industry, it comes as no surprise that Jake Gyllenhaal eventually followed suit. Starting as a child actor, Jake finally landed his big break when he got an acting credit for 1999’s October Sky, followed by 2001’s Donnie Darko.
Like many actors, Jake isn’t afraid of losing or gaining some weight, which he did for his work in The Prince of Persia. His most notable transformation, however, would arguably be for his role as Lou in 2014’s Nightcrawler, where he took away 30 pounds from his 180-pound frame. He did so by eating little to no meals almost daily; plus, he would run for 15 miles from his house to the film set! Well, by the looks of it, Jake undoubtedly conveyed his character’s hunger with his performance, both in the physical and metaphorical sense of the word.
Matthew Fox | Alex Cross | Lost: 40 lbs
Matthew Fox, an American actor, first made a name for himself in Hollywood, portraying a role on the teen drama Party of Five. After the show ended, he went to receive another television credit in Haunted. The next significant role he played is Jack Shephard on the drama show Lost, earning him Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He also appeared in World War Z, Speed Racer, and Vantage Point.
Matthew was almost unrecognizable after losing weight to portray an assassin in 2012’s Alex Cross. He lost 40 pounds through an intensive five-month circuit training regimen. “I played college football [at Columbia]. Many times I felt like throwing up,” he said of his grueling exercise. He attained his physique with the aid of Simon Waterson, the same trainer who helped Chris Evans in Captain America and Daniel Craig in James Bond. “I was burning calories and working on certain muscle groups,” Matthew added.
Matthew McConaughey | Dallas Buyers Club | Lost: 53 lbs
After a breakthrough role in the comedy movie Dazed and Confused, Matthew McConaughey became famous for starring in a slew of romantic comedies. He later branched out into drama, appearing in The Lincoln Lawyer and Mud. For his credit role in the biopic Dallas Buyers Club, he earned numerous accolades and widespread praise.
The usually buff actor raised eyebrows when he lost over 50 pounds to portray Ron Woodruff in the 2013 film. Matthew said he ate nothing but egg whites, fish, vegetables, and tapioca pudding to shed pounds. He added that he actually didn’t exercise during the five-month period and was able to drop from 188 pounds to 135 pounds. The 51-year-old actor also met with a nutritionist and sought help with his programmed meals. To help him get into character, he set a goal to lose 3.5 pounds a week – and if you’ve seen the movie, you know he was the perfect fit.
Mila Kunis | Black Swan | Lost: 20 lbs
American actress Mila Kunis earned a degree of notoriety after appearing in the comedy series That ’70s Show from 1998 to 2006. From there, she ventured into film and ultimately became a sought-after actress. She gained further critical acclaim and awards for her performance in the 2010 thriller Black Swan. To portray a ballerina in the film, she had to lose 20 pounds in a span of 5 months, which is a fair amount of weight to lose in the given period.
Mila was on a 1200-calorie diet and trained as a ballerina for 5 hours a day, seven days a week. She also called a food delivery service to deliver her greens. The actress embarked on a low-carb, high-protein diet, consuming lean protein like fish, chicken breast, beans, and lentils. For carbs, she ate brown rice and quinoa. True enough, she was down to 95 pounds!
Natalie Portman | Black Swan | Lost: 20 lbs
Natalie Portman, who is an actress and director, made a seamless transition from being a child actress to portraying mature roles. She has since won countless accolades for her performances and is now among the highest-paid actresses globally. Her notable films include V for Vendetta, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Star Wars: Episode I. Of course, who would forget her stunning performance in Black Swan?
The actress once revealed that she endured a punishing schedule for her role as a ballerina in the movie. The then-29-year-old lost 20 pounds for the role, only eating almonds and carrots. She also spent eight hours a day in rehearsals. She also said that the film left her emotionally and physically drained. The actress even dislocated a rib while on rehearsals. Thankfully, though, she was able to recover. We hope she had insurance for the film that covered her medical needs.
Tom Hanks | Cast Away | Lost: 55 lbs
One of the highly-acclaimed film actors in the world, Tom Hanks, has been regarded as an American cultural icon. His films have grossed over $9.96 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors in the US. He has also collaborated with renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg on five films, such as The Terminal and Catch Me If You Can. One of our favorite films of all-time, Cast Away, is also starred by Tom.
For his decades-long Hollywood career, the actor is already used to changing his weight for his movie roles. However, according to him, his 55-pound weight loss for Cast Away was his most extreme diet so far. He also spent two hours a day at the gym. While the investments and methods he had to put into himself were not glamorous at all, Tom was able to achieve his weight goal for the film.
Beyonce | Dreamgirls | Lost: 20 lbs
Beyonce has achieved immense success in the entertainment and business industries in just two decades. She was hailed as the Top Certified Artist of the Decade by the RIAA and was named Forbes magazine’s Most Powerful Female in Entertainment in 2015 and 2017. With her excellent money management skills, she is able to amass a net worth of half a billion dollars.
The musician also dabbled in acting in the mid-2000s, appearing in films such as Dreamgirls. Beyonce told Oprah that she did a juice cleanse to help her lose weight for her movie role. She reportedly drank a lemon, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup concoction. This juice cleanse, also known as “Master Cleanse,” allowed her to lose 20 pounds in 10 days. However, the juice cleanse reportedly makes the dieter feel sluggish and hungry for the entire diet duration.
Emily Blunt | The Adjustment Bureau | Lost: unknown
We’ve seen her perform as a supporting actress in The Devil Wears Prada, but in recent years, Emily Blunt has evolved into one of the highest-paid leading actresses in the world. To give you an idea, she earned around $22 million between 2019 and 2020 from her various endeavors. As her celebrity profile began to rise, so did her credit score.
Like Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman in Black Swan, Emily also went through a rigorous fitness routine to portray a ballerina in the 2011 film The Adjustment Bureau. She was able to trim down, tone up, and get fit in a matter of six weeks. While it wasn’t revealed how much weight she had lost, the actress reportedly trained six days a week at Tracy Anderson Studio. She embarked on a “boot-camp training” that included resistance work, sculpting exercises, and cardio. The exact number of pounds lost is unknown, but looking at her, her weight loss journey was a success!
Brendan Fraser | Medical reasons | Gained: 50 lbs
American-Canadian actor Brendan Fraser rose to prominence all throughout the ’90s until the early 2000s, with over 70 acting credits to his name. Some of his chart-topping films include The Mummy, George of the Jungle, and The Quiet American. The actor also shares several awards with his Crash castmates, including a Broadcast Film Critics Association award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Now that’s he’s in his early fifties, Fraser weighs 210 pounds, which is far off from his George of the Jungle days. He was probably closer to 150 to 160 pounds at the time. Photos of him at the beach recently circulated on social media and showed a “dad bod,” and the actor explained why he had gained so much weight in one of his interviews. He expressed that it’s mainly because of medical reasons, which prevented him from exercising for a long time.
Britney Spears | Pregnancy | Gained: unknown
Britney Spears was primarily given credit for reviving the teen pop genre in the late ’90s. To date, she has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is named the eighth top-selling female artist in the US by RIAA. At the pinnacle of her music career in the 2000s, she was one of the world’s highest-paid entertainers. Her world tours alone have grossed half a billion dollars worldwide.
However, Spears has also battled with her personal life. The singer-songwriter, a mom of two, also had a difficult time losing her pregnancy weight. The singer is always vocal about her struggles with her weight and even took her sentiments to Instagram. According to her, losing three pounds is similar to losing seven pounds. However, Britney’s experience with weight gain is something shared by countless women around the world, so her voicing out her struggles can definitely bring comfort to ladies going through the same thing.
Keely Shaye Smith | Pregnancy | Gained: unknown
Keely Shaye Smith is best known to us as Pierce Brosnan’s better half, but she is actually an accomplished journalist who served as a correspondent for Good Morning America. She also acted briefly and appeared in General Hospital. In 1994, she met Brosnan on a beach in Mexico, and they tied the knot seven years later. Now a mom of two, the 57-year-old journalist’s changing body has been captured in pictures on several occasions.
Women tend to gain pounds before and after childbirth, and hormonal and lifestyle changes can take credit for it. It seemed that weight gain did not really bother Smith, as she continues to rock the red carpet. Nevertheless, she is a proud wife to her actor husband and a doting mom to their loving kids. It’s a no-brainer that she is a beautiful woman, regardless of her size.
Mark Hamill | Age | Gained: unknown
The one and only Luke Skywalker, actor Mark Hamill, is probably best known as the Star Wars film franchise’s lead actor. He is considered an icon by many for this role, and three generations have lauded his performance. Hamill also appeared on stage in theater productions, especially during the ’80s. After Star Wars, his investment planning still went on, and he even ventured into writing a comic book.
However, the actor veered far from his Skywalker character when he gained a lot of weight over the years. He is now in his late ’60s, and as we all know, it’s hard to lose weight as we age. The age-related changes in our body are noticeable not just in our skin but also in our weight. The further we age, the more we become sedentary, experience hormonal changes, and lose lean muscle. That’s precisely what happened to Mark. It’s completely normal, though.
Marlon Brando | Eating habits | Gained: unknown
His nostalgic performance as Don Corleone makes us want to watch The Godfather trilogy again. Actor Marlon Brando was once named the most influential actor in the 20th-century film. He initially gained acclaim for his role in A Streetcar Named Desire and received further praise in the movie On the Waterfront. He even landed the list of Time magazine’s 100 Most Important People of the Century. In the same list, he also got designated as the Actor of the Century.
Brando is also known for his odd eating habits, which made him gain a lot of weight. A fellow actor said that his diet consisted of junk food, take-out, and peanut butter, which he consumed by the jarful. Sources close to the actor also said that he gorges on huge breakfasts and washing his treats down with a quart of milk. The actor had uncontrollable eating habits to the degree that his wife once put a lock on their house refrigerator!
Steven Seagal | Medical reasons | Gained: unknown
Steven Seagal began his career as a martial arts instructor. After training in Japan, he later moved to Los Angeles and found a job as a stuntman in Hollywood. He started appearing in films until he became a notable action star. Part of his investments includes Seagal Enterprises, an umbrella of various businesses. He is now 68 years old but has not retired from the entertainment industry yet.
Seeing his recent photos, one wouldn’t know that he is a martial arts legend because of his current physique. The actor has now packed a considerable amount of weight, which allegedly caused some serious thyroid issues for the seasoned Hollywood actor. If you didn’t know, problems with the thyroid glands could cause an unexplained weight gain, which may signal low thyroid hormone levels. In contrast, if the thyroid hormones are high, one may lose weight.
Val Kilmer | Medical reasons | Gained: unknown
Val Kilmer was a heartthrob in the ’80s and ’90s. Remember his chiseled figure in films such as Top Gun, Real Genius, and Willow? Well, it seems that the actor had bid goodbye to his handsome hunk days. He literally ballooned to an unrecognizable man throughout the years, and it was known to have started in 2007. He was even called a “fat-man” by some media outlets, referring to his titular role in the 1995 Batman Forever.
Anyway, the actor experienced some drastic weight fluctuations over the years, and it was due to health conditions. For instance, he had a weight loss in 2012 and appeared “too skinny.” The actor eventually found out that he had a lump on his throat and underwent surgery. As of 2020, he said that he has recovered from the disease. Thankfully, his days in Hollywood helped him afford excellent insurance coverage to helo with his recovery.
Vince Vaughn | The Break-Up | Gained: 26 lbs
Vince Vaughn began acting in the late ’80s, appearing in small television roles before attaining a wider audience with the 1996 film Swingers. Other than his comedic roles, he starred in dramatic movies like The Cell and Domestic Disturbance. Recently, he starred in the comedy film titled The Binge.
Referring to the movie title, we think that the actor looks like he’s been bingeing non-stop. He once had a hot bod in his early roles, but nowadays, he seems like he’s enjoying his fat figure. The actor intentionally gained 26 pounds for his role in the 2006 film The Break-Up, but it appears that he still doesn’t have any plan to lose it at all. Well, maybe he gets more leeway from audiences for being the heavy funnyman. Truth be told, as his career flourishes to a huge degree, his waistline also continues to expand.
Adrienne Bailon | Wedding | Lost: 22 Pounds
All the 2000s teenagers are surely familiar with the Disney girl group and film The Cheetah Girls. If you remember, Adrienne Bailon was one of the film’s teenage stars who rose to fame as the sassy, beautiful, and talented Chanel. She has come a long way ever since she was a teen and is now hosting The Real. The former Disney star and fell in love and got married to Israel Houghton.
Before the wedding, she made it a point to really lose weight to look her best for her wedding. To prepare for her big day, she hired Massy Arias as her personal trainer. Through her journey, she had a strict diet that only involved two plant-based protein drinks a day. She also exercised a lot, allowing her to lose a total of 22 pounds just in time for her big day. The change of lifestyle was not only for aesthetics but also an investment for her overall health.
America Ferrera | Stress | Lost: 30 Pounds
Actress America Ferrera rose to fame when she landed the iconic titular role of Ugly Betty. While the actress doesn’t shy away from topics about her natural body, she still struggled with weight gain after going through a rough patch in her life.
Although the actress had some degree of stress, she was determined to get her health back on track. She worked on her diet, returned to her regular exercises, and eventually lost 30 pounds and went back to her curvy and hot figure. As for her food, her strict diet consisted of a mandatory breakfast every day and a lot of proteins. It’s great that she had the discipline to get back on track when she slipped for a while. Still, no matter how she looks, she is still beautiful, talented, and above all, very inspiring. We hope she’s keeping with her healthy habits nowadays.
Anna Gunn | Pilates | Lost: 40 pounds
Actress Anna Gunn is most known for her acting credits in Breaking Bad and Deadwood. The actress gave a very promising performance as Skyler that she got awarded a Primetime Emmy. The film Deadwood, on the other hand, was a TV film that aired in 2019. She played the character, Martha Bullock, in it.
Anna may be excellent at her acting career, but her work took a toll on her health during the journey. Apparently, her health got so bad that she had to take cortisone, making her gain weight in the process. To address her sudden weight gain, Anna decided to turn to pilates and a balanced diet. Due to this lifestyle change, she was able to lose up to 40 pounds. As she is already in her fifties, it is wise to stick to a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.
Anthony Anderson | Diabetes | Lost: 47 pounds
Actor Anthony Anderson entered the entertainment industry back in the latter part of the ’90s. Even then, his physique was already on the larger side. His larger figure did not really affect the actor’s career much, but it wasn’t long before it took a toll on his health.
Due to this condition, he had to change his eating habits and lifestyle. He wanted to become healthier, so he started to go on a stricter diet and begin a fitness journey. Fortunately, all his hard work paid off because, after a while, he lost a staggering 47 pounds. It was a way better weight with his condition. Keeping up this kind of lifestyle will surely veer him away from touching his health insurance, so we’re glad that he’s holding up well. Aside from feeling better, he will also be well enough to keep going with his career.
Aretha Franklin | Diabetes | Lost: 100 pounds
A legend in the entertainment industry, Aretha Franklin, has been around for a long time. Her career has inspired so many people and younger artists, and she, herself, has been hailed as one of the most looked-up to celebrities in Hollywood.
Though her reputation was quite astounding, she was always known to be on the heavier side. Little did she know that her weight was already a hint of what was to come. After getting diagnosed with a serious health condition, the singer’s weight skyrocketed to 300 pounds! She knew she had to step up her game when it came to her health, so she decided to spend her investment money on a specialized team to come up with her diet and exercise. The group did a great job because Aretha was able to lose up to 100 pounds. It was undoubtedly a good decision on Aretha’s end.
Celine Dion | Loss | Lost: Undisclosed
There is no denying that Celine Dion is one of the most iconic singers of her generation. Even today, her songs are still played everywhere and are recognized by many people quite instantly. Her success was a combination of a lot of things. However, her marriage to her producer played a big part in keeping the singer motivated and inspired throughout the years.
The two have been together since Celine was very young and had made a beautiful life together, so it was extremely tough on Celine when her René Angélil passed in2016. After her husband’s passing, fans were quick to notice the drastic changes in Celine’s body. The next time she appeared in public, she looked very skinny, and so many people became concerned to a significant degree. Although we know the pain that her husband’s loss will never really go away, we hope that Celine will remain healthy through the years.
Charlie Weis | Gastric Bypass Surgery | Lost: 70 pounds
Charlie Weis is a big name in football. The former coach may have been great in his field, but he was also known to be a big man. At almost 300 pounds, he shared his journey of wanting to be healthier and fitter to the world. He wrote a book called No Excuses in 2006. In it, he talked about himself and his childhood. According to the football star, he gave himself the nickname “pudge ball kid of New Jersey” and shared how committed he was to change.
He promised himself that he would lose the weight and keep it off to be healthier. To fulfill this, he decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery in 2002. He didn’t go through the specifics in his book, but the result was evident after all his hard work. He lost 70 pounds and gained a large degree of confidence than before.
Chaz Bono | Dancing with the Stars | Lost: 85 pounds
After revealing his true gender identity and sharing his experiences with the world, Chaz Bono has become quite a Hollywood hit. For one, he went through a lot of procedures to transition from being a girl to a guy. He also changed his name to Chaz from his given name, Chastity. Other than his gender, Chaz also had his weight in mind. He was always heavy, so he went through a rigorous diet and exercise routine when he entered Dancing with the Stars.
It all paid off, of course, because he was able to drop 85 pounds. From gender reassignment to a solid weight loss procedure, Chaz sure knows his way around his health and everything that comes with these changes. He must be very familiar with the different insurance companies and how they work as well. We’re hoping he’s healthy and happy with the way he is now.
Claire Richard’s | Infertility | Lost: 84 pounds
Claire Richards is a great gem in the music industry. Her voice and all her works have gotten hailed as one of the most iconic in Hollywood. Not only was did she amass several recognitions, but she also accumulated a considerable fortune, which she used to fund her investments.
However, concerning her weight changes, she has experienced a lot of fluctuations during her career. She said that part of the reason why she gains weight is that she really eats a lot. The portions of her helpings are usually gigantic and leave little to no leftovers. However, the reason she really took weight loss seriously is that she wanted to have a child. In 2014, she and her husband tried to have a baby but faced difficulties conceiving. Upon consultation, her physician advised her to drop the extra weight because it really was getting in the way. She did exactly this and lost 84 pounds in the process.
Dawn French | Illness | Lost: 105 Pounds
Dawn French is probably most known for her appearance in the production of Vicar of Dibley. On TV, she also gained recognition for being the host and the face of Little Big Shots. The actress admits to being on the chubbier side during her earlier years but later popped up looking very slim!
Apparently, she had a medical condition that required her to put off some weight. As per her doctors’ suggestions, she really did her best to lose the bulk needed to go to be healthier and continue living her best life. Her diet involved healthier options, and she became more physical in her day-to-day activities. She then underwent a hysterectomy, needed for her condition. It’s a good thing that good insurance packages cover a celebrity like her. The result was that she lost a total of 105 pounds!
Fergie | Pregnancy | Lost: Undisclosed Amount
Former Black Eyed Peas member Fergie used to be known for her stunning body. Her physique was so toned that she became the envy of a lot of women. Later on, the gorgeous singer and rapper fell in love and married Josh Duhamel. The beautiful couple had their first child together, and since then, Fergie has found it hard to recover from her baby weight. Naturally, she got bigger.
However, she put on the work that was needed. She went back to working out and included yoga in her exercise routine. She also underwent a sound meal program to keep eating healthier. She quickly returned to her hot body in no time. Soon, she went back in front of the cameras and got TV credits as the judge of The Four: Battle for Stardom. Now a hot mom, Fergie keeps her health and fitness in check while still soaring in her career.
Forest Whitaker | Vegan Diet | Lost: 80 pounds
The Last King of Scotland star Forest Whitaker is, hands down, one of Hollywood’s best actors. An Oscar winner, he has been gracing our screens with his sheer talent. He was already well-loved by the world when he was in his former weight, but when he walked the red carpet with 80 pounds off him, everyone was shocked. As it turns out, he became a vegan!
The change in eating habits really helped him stay healthier and leaner. All the fatty food had to go, and he had to choose plant-based meals to include in his daily diet. The actor’s efforts really paid off as he looked so much lighter and fitter in his new physique. The astounding degree of determination that he showed was awe-inspiring. Not many people can stay vegan, so it’s great that it is working out well for him.
Graham Elliot | Gastric Sleeve Surgery | Lost: 150 pounds
Known as one of the most revered chefs of Master Chef and Master Chef Junior, Graham Elliot really surprised many people when he dramatically dropped his weight. As one of the youngest celebrity chefs based in Chicago, no one was really surprised that he stayed on the heavier side. However, as he grew older, he was more and more conscious of how his weight would later affect his health.
Because of this, he underwent gastric sleeve surgery and lost 150 pounds from his former weight of more than 400 pounds. When he appeared on TV again, he was way slimmer, clearly showing his healthier and improved lifestyle. Since he is excellent at food preparation, he will surely find a way to make the healthiest meals taste so much better. His degree in culinary arts surely came in handy with his fitness journey.
Guy Sebastian | Diet and Exercise | Lost: 30 pounds
Guy Sebastian is most known for being the first winner of Australian Idol way back in 2003. Since then, he has established himself as a singer and a songwriter. Over the years, he has had numerous songs that made it to the top hits. One of them is Angels Brought Me Here. Because of this popular song and many others, Guy grew his net worth and got more investments under his name.
James Corden | Nutritional Therapy | Lost: 80 pounds
James Corden accumulated a considerable degree of popularity throughout his career that helped him land his own talk show. The Late Late Show with James Corden has been a famous talk show for several years, and through it, James has been able to reach more people and grow his fortune.
John Daly | Diet | Lost: 115 pounds
Pro golf athlete John Daly was always known to be on the large side, but he transformed himself into someone lighter. This win is on top of his golf wins in the US and in other continents. The 5’11’ golf player received credit for his driving distance off the tee and his accomplishments, particularly for his wins in PGA Championship in 1991 and the Open Championship in 1995.
Kathy Bates | Diet | Lost: 60 pounds
Multi-awarded Kathy Bates is an actress and director. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and studied theatre at the Southern Methodist University. This served as her stepping stone to pursue a career in acting, which eventually paid off. During her earlier years, broadway and the big screen were among her first projects. Bates has been on the big side for the longest time, but she did not see the urgency of losing some weight until she discovered she had a health issue.
Kendra Wilkinson | Atkins Diet | Lost: 25 pounds
As a model and TV personality, Kendra Wilkinson has always been careful of her weight. She has appeared on the E! Reality TV show The Girls Next Door. The model also appeared on Kendra, another reality show from 2009 to 2011. However, when she married Hank Baskett and had a baby, Kendra struggled with losing all the post-partum weight gain.
Khloe Kardashian | Post-Baby Diet | Lost: 60 pounds
Many of us follow the life of the Kardashians through their show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Thanks to the immense popularity that the show gave them, the family lived much of their lives under scrutiny, especially their weight and appearances. Khloe Kardashian, for example, received several media attention when she lost a lot of weight after she gave birth in 2018. According to the reality star, all the credit goes to her following a careful exercise and diet regimen.
Kim Kardashian | Plant-based Diet | Lost: 70 pounds
Well, Kim Kardashian is in a bit of a rough patch right now, but since she is a goal-oriented person, she has not backed down from the challenge of losing weight. In 2020, the TV personality weighed around 130 pounds and now just weighs 124 pounds, losing a whopping six pounds. While it may not be that great for a year’s worth of exercise, it is if we consider that over the past few years, she has so far lost about 70 pounds.
Lexi Reed | Weight Loss Challenge and Surgery | Lost: 312 pounds
When Lexi Reed started her weight loss journey, she weighed almost 500 pounds. When a friend challenged her to undergo a weight reduction challenge, the internet personality grabbed the chance to shed some of the pounds. How did she do it? She made sure she ate only healthy food and vegetable. Cutting down on carbs was a difficult step, but she made it.
Mama June | Quarantine | Gained: 45 pounds
As the Shannon family’s matriarch, Mama June serves as a role model for her four children. So when her doctors told her that her weight was no longer in a healthy range, she took action and lost some. Her personal trainer helped her lost more than 100 pounds in 2017. However, with the global health crisis still in full swing, it became difficult for many to cut back on unhealthy food. That includes Mama June.
Meghan Markle | Wedding | Lost: 23 pounds
Before becoming the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was a prominent actress known for her role as Rachel Zane in the legal TV series Suits. She rose to international fame, though, when she married Prince Harry. The royal lovebirds got engaged in 2017 and finally married the following year. To some degree, this was a fairy tale wedding come true for both of them.
Melissa Joan Hart | Post – Pregnancy | Lost: 40 pounds
Known as Sabrina in the series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa Joan Hart is an inspiration to many trying to lose some weight. The actress gained 55 pounds during her first pregnancy, lost some weight, and gained 35 more pounds after getting pregnant with her second child. However, it is important to note that it’s normal for pregnant women to gain weight during this period.
Melissa McCarthy | Academy Awards | Lost: 75 pounds
Considered one of the most influential people in the world for 2016, Melissa McCarty is the recipient of many accolades, including two Academy Awards. The actress started appearing in movies and on TV in the late 1990s, with her hosting stints of Saturday Night Live earning her a Primetime Emmy Award. The actress has always been on the heavy side, but she has not seen it as an issue for the longest time.
Mo’Nique | Movie – Precious | Lost: 80 pounds
When it comes to humor, Mo’Nique’s skills are simply top-notch. She was first known for being a member of The Queens of Comedy, doing stand-up comedy work before transitioning to TV and movies. Later on, her starring role as Nikki Parker in the series The Parkers got her critical acclaim.
Paul Bearer | Gastric Bypass (Note: the person is deceased) | Lost: 300 pounds
Most of the WWE wrestlers we see on TV are on the heavy side. Paul Bearer was no exception. He admitted that at one point, he weighed 525 pounds. He is known as William Moody, who managed the wrestlers Undertaker, Mankind, and Kane in real life. He left WWE in 2002, but he was still seen sporadically for a short time after. The wrestler also most likely earned his living partly from his mortuary science degree after retiring from wrestling.
Pauline Quirke | Weight Loss Program | Lost: 126 pounds
A comedian of many talents, Pauline Quirke is best known for her portrayal of Sharon Theodopolopodous in the comedy series Birds of a Feather. However, despite the fame and the recognition, Pauline decided to keep a lower profile and focus on her well-being.
Peter Jackson | King Kong | Lost: 70 pounds
Director Peter Jackson has always been in a constant battle with his weight. He would lose some, gained more, and shed them again. His work is mainly to blame because of the crazy hours he had to put in and the lack of sleep. It was not until he was directing King Kong that he made significant headways. Jackson engaged in what people called the “Skull Island Diet” to honor King Kong’s fantasy home. What exactly did Jackson do to change his lifestyle and lost about 70 pounds?
Pink | Post-Pregnancy | Lost: 55 pounds
Apart from being a great singer and legendary performer, Pink is also an ambassador of body positivity. Although most people won’t consider Pink as someone who fits within the mold of Hollywood beauty standards, the singer is not one to shy away from flaunting her stunning body. However, though the singer said that she has no desire to “fit the mold,” she still prioritizes her health and fitness by working together with her training partner.
Rebel Wilson | Cats | Lost: 20 lbs
Australian singer, comedian, and actress Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson isn’t only known for her credit role as Fat Amy in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect film series from 2012 to 2017. She is also known for making headlines thanks to her brand new appearance on the red carpet. Fans theorized that the Pitch Perfect star underwent weight-loss surgery, but that wasn’t the case. As it turns out, the actress made some life-changing decisions, changed her lifestyle, became more disciplined, and ate smaller portions.
Rex Ryan | Surgery | Lost: 100 lbs
American TV analyst Rex Ashley Ryan was the former head coach in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets. He also held numerous coaching positions with eight other colleges and NFL teams. Rex has made a big name for himself in the sports industry over the years, especially in American Football. However, despite him being a “sporty” guy, he wasn’t really living an active lifestyle, to the point that even just going up one flight of stairs would leave him short of breath. Upon starting his coaching career on the New York Jets, he weighed a staggering 348 pounds.
Ruben Studdard | Surgery | Lost: 119 lbs
American actor and singer Christoper Ruben Studdard rose to a certain degree of prominence after winning American Idol season 2 and eventually receiving a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Male R & R&B Vocal Performance back in 2003. He has focused so much on his singing career that he overlooked his physical health and fitness issues. He peaked at the weight of 462 pounds!
Sally Struthers | Undisclosed | Lost: 50 lbs
American actress Sally Anne Struthers is famous for her role in the sitcom TV series All in the Family as Edith and Archie Bunker’s daughter, where she received two Emmy Awards. Like any other aging human being, one would ultimately gain weight, and Sally was no exception. Now, in her 70s, she knows that it would be hard for her to lose the unwanted weight, but she made investments in herself to make sure that she’d be able to regain her old body again.
Sharon Osbourne | Gastric Bypass Surgery | Lost: 100 lbs
American-British TV personality and author Sharon Rachel Osbourne rose to prominence for her credit role in The Osbournes from 2002 to 2005 and her marriage with heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne. Sharon has always been somewhat insecure about her physical appearance, and it was clear that she has struggled with her weight in the past, as stated in an interview with US Weekly.
Sharon Rooney | Diet & Exercise | Lost: 25 lbs
Scottish actress Sharon Rooney is famous for her credit role in My Mad Fat Diary as Rae Earl, for which she won a British Academy Scotland Award for Best Actress and received numerous nominations. Despite the success she has found in her career, people have widely criticized her due to her excessive weight. Even though she received a degree of ridicule, she didn’t let the word “obese” or “ fat” or any other insults regarding her weight get to her.
Stephenie Meyer | Cardio | Lost: 20 lbs
American novelist Stephenie Meyer is famous for her vampire romance series, Twilight, which has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and translated into 37 different languages. She was given credit for being the best-selling author of 2009 and 2008 in the United States, having sold more than 29 million copies back in 2008. Stephenie never really had any issue regarding her physical appearance, but it wouldn’t hurt to lose some pounds to look more fit, right?
Susan Boyle | Exercise | Lost: 50 lbs
Scottish singer Susan Magdalene Boyle came to prominence after she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent’s third series and sang the song from Les Miserables, I Dreamed a Dream. She eventually released her debut studio album in November 2009, and I Dreamed a Dream, which became the best-selling debut album of all time in the United Kingdom. As her career and fame skyrocketed, she also made headlines due to her amazing transformation.
Tiffani Amber Thiessen | Healthy Diet | Lost: 45 pounds
American actress Tiffani Amber Thiessen is famous for her credit role in NBC’s Saved by the Bell from 1989 to 1993 as Kelly Kapowski and in the USA Network’s White Collar from 2009 to 2014. As the host of Dinner at Tiffani’s, cooking is a family affair since she grew up in a family with a long line of women who love to cook. As Tiffani got older and started to travel to various countries, her love of cooking grew. So, there’s no doubt that she would eventually gain weight from the delicious food she and her family cooked.
Abby Lee Miller | Gastric Sleeve Surgery | Lost: 40 lbs
Abigale Lee Miller is an American dance instructor, choreographer, reality television personality, and founder of the Abby Lee Dance Company. The company appeared on the reality TV series Dance Moms for eight seasons. Abigale Lee Miller admitted back in 2017 that she made investments for gastric bypass surgery to lose unwanted weight and continue her weight loss journey, which she started in 2015. After leaving Dance Moms, she decided that it was due time to improve her health after being diagnosed with diabetes.
Adam Goldstein | Weight Loss Surgery | Lost: 150 pounds
American disc jockey Adam Michael Goldstein, also known as DJ AM, became interested in his chosen career path after seeing the 1983 single of Herbie Hancock, Rockit. Throughout his life, he suffered obesity, reaching the weight of 300 pounds and even peaking at 324 pounds. In 2003, Adam decided that it was time to turn over a new leaf and make health investments after getting sober from his substance abuse and decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery. Reportedly, before the surgery, he weighed 324 pounds and lost 155 pounds after the surgery.
Anne Diamond | Sugar-Free Diet | Lost: 70 lbs
British broadcaster and journalist Anne Margaret Diamond was the host for TV-am’s Good Morning Britain and previously worked for Loose Women. She has a long-standing career that spans more than three decades. Over the years of her career, she has openly struggled with being overweight and decided back in 2006 to appear on Celebrity Fit Club, a weight-loss show, after her weight reached 15 stone.
Austin “Chumlee” Russel | Diet, Exercise, and Gastric Sleeve Surgery | Lost: 100 pounds
Reality TV personality Austin Lee Russell, or better known by his stage name as Chumlee, is credited for his numerous appearances on the History Channel TV show Pawn Stars. The show focuses on the daily business in their Las Vegas pawn shop, Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. By September 2013, he had already lost 75 lbs in just a year, which he did by making changes in his lifestyle. He exercised six days a week in a gym, drank more juice, ate more vegetables, and avoided red meat. The reality TV personality once shared in an interview that he struggled to lose weight.
Blake Lively | Intensive Workouts & Healthy Diet | Lost: 61 lbs
American actress Blake Ellender Lively starred and gained recognition for her credit role in the CW TV series Gossip Girl from 2007-2012 as Serena van der Woodsen. She started dating co-actor Ryan Reynolds after the filming of Green Lantern and got married a year after, on September 9, 2012. It’s only natural that Blake would gain weight after having three babies, right? We think it’s safe to say that anyone would get a little bit jealous of her since she was able to lose so much of her pregnancy weight just with determination and dedication.
Caitlin Van Zandt | Lap-Band Surgery | Lost: 90 lbs
American actress Caitlin Van Zandt is probably well known for her credit role in the HBO series, The Sopranos as Allegra Marie Sacrimoni and as Ashlee Wolfe in the TV soap opera Guiding Light. When she and her mother had a heart-to-heart talk with one another, they decided to undergo a Lap-Band surgery after finding out that they both exceeded their initial weight by a hundred pounds.
Carnie Wilson | Gym & Diet Control | Lost: 150 pounds
Who could forget Brian Wilson and the iconic Beach Boys? Carnie Wilson is Brian’s daughter, and she also pursued a music career. She’s best known for her music contribution through her pop group Wilson Philips. Carnie is known to have battled obesity throughout her whole life, and although she started making progress at the peak of her music career, things eventually changed later.
Chaka Khan | Diet & Exercise | Lost: 60 pounds
Yvette Marie Stevens, also known as, Chaka Khan, has been publicly struggling with weight issues, substances, and other vices. When the iconic singer, also dubbed as the “Queen of Funk, was diagnosed with high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes, she knew that things certainly had to change! Luckily for Chaka, she was able to take action immediately.
Chris Moyles | Exercise | Lost: 70 pounds
Chris Moyles is best known for his work as a “maverick bad-boy broadcaster” on the BBC Radio network. However, his unorthodox broadcasting style wasn’t the only thing that was certain about him. From 2004 to 2012, Moyles noticeably gained a ton of weight! It certainly looked like he booked a direct flight into Obese City! Thankfully, Chris noticed the unhealthy pattern that was unfolding for him, and he immediately took action.
Christina Aguilera | Diet & Exercise | Lost: 50 pounds
Who could forget Christina Aguilera’s impact on the mainstream pop scene in the 2000s before? Interestingly, the pop star princess, known to be skinny, blonde, and beautiful, gained a bit of weight. Aguilera noticeably got bigger after she gave birth to her little boy in 2008. You could argue that Christina had a hard time attending to her baby boy’s needs as she used to have a bad eating habit to cope with the stress. In less than a year after his son’s birth, Christina Aguilera got up to 200 pounds!
Corey Harrison | Gastric Band Surgery | Lost: 150 pounds
Who could forget Corey Harrison from the television show Pawn Stars? Corey Harrison is known to have struggled in maintaining a healthy weight. Corey could no longer bargain his weight from his health situation anymore once the doctor gave him a cold-faced warning. It was when Corey hit the 400-pound mark when he started fearing for his health, and he immediately took his doctor’s advice and took action.
Craig Robinson | Diet & Exercise | Lost: 50 pounds
We’re confident that you know certain people who have adopted a vegan lifestyle. Interestingly, famous comedian Craig Robinson is part of the movement, and he says that going vegan has undoubtedly done wonders for him. Since he’s adopted a vegan diet, Craig lost around 50 pounds. Of course, he’s paired his new-found love for veganism with an extensive training session at the gym.
Deborah Voigt | Cosmetic Procedure | Lost: 130 pounds
You probably know Deborah Voigt for her exceptional talent in singing. The songbird opted to have gastric bypass surgery when she found herself struggling to slip into her costume in 2004. Deborah made her plans to lose weight through surgery which fueled a ton of criticism against her. Some fans and critics even got busy body-shaming the 55-year-old singer for her decision!
Drew Barrymore | Low-Carb Diet | Lost: 20 pounds
Drew Barrymore is renowned as an actress with an alluring persona. It was shocking to see the baby-faced actress put on unwanted weight. For quite a while, Drew Barrymore wasn’t the Drew Barrymore we’ve all seen from her past acting roles as she looked like she was a bit heavier. Interestingly, Barrymore said that she gained weight since becoming a mother and has struggled to shed her post-pregnancy weight. However, she’s managed to notice her substantial weight gain and decided to do something about it.
EJ Johnson | Gastric Sleeve Surgery | Lost: 130 pounds
People who used to watch Rich Kids of Beverly Hills would certainly remember EJ Johnson. In the show, EJ Johnson showed how rich and wealthy he was, flaunting a very luxurious lifestyle. Interestingly, he’s the son of NBA legend and former basketball star Magic Johnson. EJ is far different from his iconic father’s physique at his age, as EJ used to be obese. Thanks to his father’s wealth, EJ was able to take a shortcut into his weight loss journey.
Etta James | Gastric Sleeve Surgery | Lost: 200 pounds
It’s hard to forget Etta James’ iconic singing career that spanned for several decades. Despite her success, Etta James developed a severely unhealthy lifestyle that prompted her to gain weight up to a size 30. In 2001, Etta James became so overweight that she performed at live concerts in a wheelchair. At 400 pounds, Etta’s doctor warned her that she had severe malignant obesity, and if she didn’t shed all the extra weight, she wouldn’t live much longer.
Frankie Essex | Wine-Free and Junk Food-Free Diet | Lost: 28 pounds
It’s safe to assume that we’ve witnessed the effects of a bad breakup. It’s easy to deal with any feelings of sadness with an unhealthy lifestyle and unhealthy diet. For Frankie Essex, she turned to wine and junk food to deal with the emotional strain and pain she felt when she broke up with John Lyons. Unfortunately, Frankie’s unhealthy coping habits led to her gaining substantial weight.
Gabourey Sidibe | Gastric Sleeve Surgery | Lost: 179 pounds
Gabourey Sidibe is one of the up and rising celebrities today. She’s appeared in numerous credit roles in film and television, but her most recent accomplishment is her incredible weight loss. Gabourey or “Gabby” underwent gastric sleeve surgery, and in just a year, she’s managed to show off her completely toned-down figure! Sidibe recently shed light on her recent weight loss revealing that her type-2 diabetes diagnosis forced her to re-think her weight and lifestyle.
Genie Francis | Proper Diet & Workout | Lost: 40 pounds
It is an undeniable fact that Genie Frances seems to be shedding off weight when others are gaining it. The award-winning star from General Hospital credits her strict dieting regimen and intense workouts to the 55 pounds of weight that she lost. You could say that Genie won’t need to look for any weight-reduction surgery anytime soon! She’s fully committed to losing weight and staying in shape the right and natural way!
Jennifer Gimenez | Gym & Diet | Lost: 100 pounds
Jennifer Gimenez is a well-known television personality, model, and actress. There have been rumors circulating that Jennifer goes on a streak of harmful diets to keep herself relevant in the modeling industry. Gimenez is known to spend too many hours working out. We all know that this combination is bound to have catastrophic implications in the future. Eventually, Jennifer found herself struggling and turned to numerous unhealthy substances and habits.
Jennifer Holliday | Gastric Bypass Surgery | Lost: 124 pounds
Jennifer Holliday was the original “dreamgirl,” and she started her illustrious career as an actress and singer on Broadway. Interestingly, the Broadway star was known to struggle with her mental health. She often would have mood swings out of the blue. Without a doubt, her mood swings would affect her day-to-day relationship with the people around her, and she traced it back to the weight that she gained. Eventually, Jennifer took action and went under the knife for a gastric bypass procedure.
Jordin Sparks | Daily Workout | Lost: 50 lbs
Jordin Sparks was only 17 years old when she showed her talent and won the sixth season of the singing reality competition show, American Idol, making her the youngest winner ever. All of the show’s winners had their winning singles, and Sparks’ song This Is My Now summarized her story throughout the competition with powerful lyrics and melodies. Her career started to blossom after the show, and she released many notable songs like No Air with Chris Brown that garnered Sparks her first nomination at the Grammy Awards.
Jorge Garcia | Vegan Diet | Lost: 100 lbs
Jorge Garcia is most known for his portrayal of Hugo “Hurley” Reyes for over six years in the television show Lost. The way he played the part as the show’s comic relief made him a memorable character. Garcia still made sure that Hurley was a complex character that was relatable and lovable. His performance created a huge impact that the alternative rock band Weezer released an album in 2010 called Hurley after his character.
Khaliah Ali | Gastric Band Surgery | Lost: 120 lbs
Khaliah Ali is the daughter of the former boxing champion and national hero Muhammad Ali. Being the daughter of a very famous boxer put her in the limelight and added so much pressure to Ali when it came to her appearance. Wherever she went, there were cameras following her and paparazzi asking her uncomfortable questions. Her weight was one of the things the media focused on, which made Ali decide to do something about it.
Kirstie Allsop | Dropped Sugar & Pilates Workout | Lost: 28 lbs
Kristie Allsop is known for being a fantastic television presenter and a property expert, but she’s also the daughter of Charles Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip. She lived a privileged life before she even got into our television screens. Allsop can also use the title “The Honourable” because of her father’s peerage, but she’s been a humble lady as she continues to do what she loves. Her show Location, Location, Location has been on the air for over 20 years, and Allsopp and her co-host Phil Spencer are still making the show entertaining. They’re proving that the show hasn’t run out of gas yet as they aired the 20th anniversary of the series episode called Location, Location, Location: 20 Years and Counting.
Lauren Goodger | Diet & Exercise | Lost: 48 lbs
Lauren Goodger is most known for being a part of the reality show The Only Way Is Essex from 2010 to 2012. She was part of the original cast from the first series but decided to leave the show in the sixth series. One of her most memorable story arcs in the show was her relationship with another cast member Mark Wright. Goodger continued to appear on television shows like her appearance in the fourteenth season of Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing on Ice in 2013.
Lavell Crawford | Gastric Sleeve Surgery | Lost: 120 lbs
Lavell Crawford has used his fantastic sense of humor in his career. He was a stand-up comedian who almost won NBC’s competitive reality show Last Comic Standing in 2007. His career didn’t falter, though, and he even started gaining popularity after being the runner-up. Crawford became a part of the crime drama series Breaking Bad as Huell Babineaux, and the audience praised his role. The character was Saul Goodman’s bodyguard, and the comedian got to reprise his role in the spin-off Better Caul Saul.
Lisa Lampanelli | Lap-Band Surgery | Lost: 100 lbs
Lisa Lampanelli is a famous stand-up comedian who is known for her satire comedy. She started doing stand-ups in New York in the 90s after she left the journalism industry. Lampanelli had her breakthrough when she joined the 2002 New York Friars’ Club Roast of Chevy Chase. Her performance drove her to prominence as she continued to be a part of more celebrity roasts, and her foot never left the gas pedal ever since. Lampanelli frequented The Howard Stern Show roasts and became a staple comedian in the show business.
Marie Osmond | Nutrisystem Diet | Lost: 45 lbs
Marie Osmond started her career in show business at a very young age as she performed with her brothers. She was part of her show business family, The Osmonds and her brothers’ family music group, The Osmonds Brothers, but she rose to prominence when she made an investment in her solo career. Osmond’s most famous song was her version of Paper Roses. It was her first single in her music career, and the song hit number 1 on the US Hot Country Songs. Osmond has done so many things in her career and even had a variety show with her brother, Donny Osmond.
Mikey Robins | Lap-Band Surgery | Lost: 143 lbs
Mikey Robins is a famous Australian celebrity who is most known for being a panelist of the satirical game show Good News Week. His humor and wit made him a great addition to the show. He had a fantastic run with the show that aired from 1996 to 2000 that when it had its revival in 2008, Robins came back as a panelist.
Patti Austin | Gastric Bypass Surgery | Lost: 120 lbs
Patti Austin is a well-known jazz singer, and her music continues to transcend through time. Her beautiful songs Baby, Come to Me, and How Do You Keep the Music Playing?, both duet with James Ingram, remain timeless. She has had a long and fantastic career, but her weight also became a big part of her life.
Paula Deen | Healthy Diet | Lost: 40+ lbs
Paula Deen is famous for being a cooking show host and being a fantastic television personality. She got her show in 2002 called Paula’s Home Cooking after building her relationship with Food Network. The show ran from 2002 to 2012 and catapulted Deen into stardom. Her southern charm made her relatable and helped her become a success. Deen’s star continued to shine bright, and she got more shows on the network. Paula’s Party was her show that premiered on Food Network in 2006, and her other show, Paula’s Best Dishes, premiered in 2008.
Rachael Ray | Mediterranean Diet & Strength & Cardio Training | Lost: 40 lbs
Being a celebrity cook is one of Rachael Ray’s forte in her career, so it’s not surprising that she’s become a prominent household name in Hollywood. Her skills made her a fantastic talk show host that she even got her show Rachael Ray and a series on Food Network called 30 Minute Meals. Other than her numerous television program credits, Ray has also written multiple cookbooks connected to the things she did in her Food Network show. The television personality showed how much investments she put in her career that helped her venture off doing other things like launching a magazine called Every Day With Rachael Ray.
Roseanne Barr | Gastric Bypass Surgery & Garcinia Cambogia Diet Pills | Lost: 350 lbs
Roseanne Barr has an outstanding long career as an actress who garnered numerous nominations throughout her career. Her remarkable performance in the television sitcom Roseanne won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series. Her personality just shone through her acting, and everything worked like magic for her career. Barr is a very eccentric woman, and sometimes she caused a lot of noise for her actions. She’s a strong woman who stands for her beliefs and never backs down. Barr’s still going strong and shows the world that she hasn’t run out of gas yet.
Wayne Knight | Lifestyle Moderation | Lost: 117 lbs
Actor and comedian Wayne Knight has numerous acting credits under his belt, and he has made a mark in Hollywood. His humor is so infectious that the audience can’t help but fall in love with his characters. Some of Knight’s most notable performances on television are his portrayals of Officer Don Orville in 3rd Rock from the Sun and as Newman in Seinfeld. When it comes to the films he’s been in, the actor was most known for being Dennis Nedry in the 1993 film Jurassic Park where he got a nomination for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor. His accomplishments throughout the decades show that his star hasn’t burned out.
William Moody | Gastric Sleeve Surgery | Lost: 200 lbs
William Moody went by different aliases when he was working as a wrestling manager. He used the pseudonym Paul Bearer when he was with the World Wrestling Federation, now known as World Wrestling Entertainment. There, Moody was the manager of the global wrestling superstar The Undertaker and many more. Outside of WWE, he went by Percival ‘Percy’ Pringle III for his appearances and promotions.
Sherri Shepherd | Diet, Workout & Personal Trainer | Lost: 40 lbs.
Fans will best remember Sherri Shepherd as the co-host of the daytime talk show The View from 2007 to 2014. This feat alone earned her several Daytime Emmy Award nominations and ultimately won one in 2009. As an actress and comedian, the 53-year-old actress also starred in Mr. Iglesias and Less Than Perfect.
Dr. Dre | Eating Healthy & Exercise | Lost: 50 lbs.
You might be used to seeing Dr. Dre lean and sexy, but there was a time when he was a little overweight. As it affected his health, the music mogul upped his game by eating healthier and exercising, which benefitted his overall health. He even managed to lower his blood pressure, which was an A+. Dr. Dre started doing a cardiovascular exercise routine that helped him lose fat and build muscle and strength.
Adele | Healthy Diet & Exercise | Lost: 98 lbs.
Adele surprised everyone with her dramatic weight loss. She goes from chubby to sexy, thanks to her hard work. Although her weight problem has nothing to do with her incredible singing talent, Adele decided to slim down by following a healthy diet and exercise. So far, she has lost about 98 pounds, which is almost half of how heavy she used to weigh.
Lauren Alaina | Healthy Diet | Lost: 25 lbs.
You can never go wrong with a healthy diet, just like Lauren Alaina. She may have gained a lot after being a runner-up on American Idol Season 10, but she eventually lost 25 lbs of weight after following a strict diet. Her chubby cheeks are now gone and replaced by a slimmer jawline. Ever since she has been part of the show, the now-26-year-old star has displayed a significant body transformation.
In an interview, she said it all went down to changing her diet and learning to follow portion control. It helped Lauren to lose 25 pounds—now, none of her clothes fit her. As a celebrity, she knows she has to have various outfits, so she puts a little investment money into it. To maintain her new weight, Lauren works out six days a week with a trainer’s help.