Hands up if you’ve thought about losing a little bit of weight in the last few months? You’re not alone. The best bit? It turns out some of our favorite celebrities have been pushing their bodies to the limit and mixing up their lifestyles before it was even a thing. That’s right; these are the most inspiring celebrity weight loss transformations.
If you watched ‘Parks and Rec’ before Marvel was even on Chris Pratt’s radar, there’s a good chance your jaw dropped a little when you saw him on the big screen for the first time, right? That’s because the actor worked out for a whopping four hours a day and dropped more than 60 pounds before his 2013 debut in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’
Gabourey Sidibe has appeared in a host of movies and has been nominated for a ton of awards throughout her career. Sadly, Gabourey felt her weight was always an issue and never managed to lose the pounds. In the end, the actress opted for weight loss surgery after realizing it “wasn’t the easy way out.” In fact, she thinks it’s the thing that saved her life.
Being a part of one of the most famous families of all time means the world has often had its eye on Marie Osmond. Although the pressure was once a lot for the star to deal with, Marie Osmond says that she’s now learned the most important reason for her to lose weight is to stay healthy – both physically and emotionally.
If there is one thing that’s rocked the diet world in the last few years, it’s intermittent fasting. It seems that even some of our favorite celebs can’t keep away from the diet – including Jimmy Kimmel. The talk show host confessed he prefers the 5:2 approach that sees him eat 500 calories a day twice a week and has lost almost 30 pounds as a result.
What happens when you hate everything about losing weight, but you want to change your life? Apparently, for Shonda Rhimes, it resulted in dropping 150 pounds. That’s quite the turnaround! It seems all it took was drinking some more water and hiring a personal trainer to get her life back on track. Shonda certainly rocks her new look with ease.
Being a Grammy-award winning artist means Sam Smith can never hide from the media. However, they quickly realized they wanted to change their life, so decided to meet up with a nutritional therapist to get things back on track. Sam dropped 14 pounds in a week – under supervision – and a further 36 in the months ever since. Sam really did stick to their Promises.
Jonah Hill is no stranger to the media when it comes to talking about his weight loss. In 2014, the actor hit the headlines after losing a significant amount of weight, but he gained it all back a few years later for a part in a movie. Since then, Jonah has lost even more weight than before and seems to enjoy showing off his trimmer figure to the world.
Miranda Lambert took the world by storm when she took to the red carpet 20 pounds lighter – and it didn’t take long for many to wonder about her secret to her weight loss transformation. Miranda says the majority of her success is down to making small, sustainable changes and giving up on fad diets in favor of a healthier lifestyle.
It’s amazing what a little time to ourselves can do. It turns out that was the only secret Christina Aguilera needed to lose 50 pounds. Yes, it really can be that simple. The star confessed that she was always so caught up in work and performing that she never took time for herself. Now, Christina knows how to make time for number one in her busy schedule.
He might be famous for his rapping career, but Action Bronson’s food show was the thing that saw him gain a lot of weight – and plenty of unhealthy eating habits. Bronson decided it was time to change his life after welcoming a son in 2019, so he started working out every day. The result? Bronson has dropped a whopping 127 pounds so far.
There are plenty of reasons many of us want to lose weight. For Randy Jackson, it was all about controlling his diabetes and tackling his obesity once and for all. The star opted for gastric bypass surgery after trying a host of diets. The results? Randy says he can now listen to his hunger cues and has lost a ton of weight as a result.
Bagging the ‘American Idol’ crown was just the start for Jordin Sparks. The musician quickly decided to make sure she was the healthiest version of herself by losing an impressive 50 pounds in just 18 months. Jordin says most of her success is thanks to focusing on what she eats, walking more, and working with a personal trainer a few days a week.
When it comes to Melissa McCarthy’s weight loss transformation, the comedian said it was all about changing the way she thinks. For years, Melissa says she would over-analyze everything and think too much about the end goal. Thankfully, she has learned how to loosen up and take each day as it comes – and lost an impressive 75 pounds as a result.
Some of us need a little bit more help to get our weight loss journey off the ground. That was the case for Al Roker from ‘The Today Show.’ The star decided to opt for weight loss surgery as he already tipped the scales at 340 pounds. It was all for a good cause as Al has since lost 150 pounds!
If there’s one thing many moms have learned, it’s that shifting baby weight isn’t always the easiest. That was even more of a push for Jessica Simpson after the star welcomed her third baby. She decided to up her game by working out most days, getting seven hours of sleep each night, and walking 14,000 steps each day. It worked – and saw Jessica lose 100 pounds.
Kelly Clarkson has always been open about her weight loss transformation, but it turns out it was actually an accident. The star says she started following a lectin-free diet – a diet that sees people eliminate foods like whole grains, legumes, and beans – after learning she had an autoimmune disease. In the end, Kelly lost 37 pounds and changed her entire life.
Believe it or not, but Missy Elliot was battling Grave’s disease behind closed doors for years before she opened up to the world. This is part of the reason the rapper disappeared from the limelight. Thankfully, Missy has learned how to live with the condition and has even made changes like cutting back on carbs and swapping soda for water to lose weight.
It’s been no secret that Queen Latifah has struggled with her weight over the years. That hasn’t stopped the musician from giving it her all. It wasn’t until she signed up as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig that Latifah learned how to change her life for good and instantly lost 20 pounds. For Latifah, it’s all about doing everything in moderation.
There are plenty of diets out there on the market. For John Goodman, it was the Mediterranean diet. The world first got to see the effects of it all in 2015 as John revealed he’d lost a staggering 150 pounds. Things have been easy for the actor ever since, as John admits he’s now more conscious about his portion sizes.
It was falling down the stairs in 2017 that opened Simon Cowell’s eyes to the fact things needed to change. He confessed he instantly worked on his weight by cutting out sugar, wheat, and dairy – and even became a vegan. It didn’t take long for things to pay off as Simon lost 20 pounds and hasn’t felt this healthy in a long time.
Even at 54 years old, Janet Jackson makes heading out on tour and selling out stadiums look easy. Perhaps it’s no wonder that all that touring can take quite the toll on someone? Janet gained some pounds after welcoming her daughter in 2017 but worked with a trainer – and dance coaches for her performances – to lose an impressive 70 pounds.
Fans of ‘Jersey Shore’ got to fall in love with party animal Snooki for years. Now, even dedicated fans might have a tough time recognizing the star as she’s lost an incredible amount of weight in the last few years. Some reports claim that Snooki has lost a whopping 42 pounds thanks to swapping out other sides for lots of veggies.
Even though Lena Dunham was already a healthy weight, she knew her lifestyle wasn’t the best. Apparently, the actress stuck to caffeine and sugar to try and make it through the day. Amazingly, Lena actually gained 24 pounds as she learned how to live a healthier lifestyle and fell in love with her new look for the first time in many years.
He might be the host of ‘The Price Is Right,’ but the weight was never a good thing for Drew Carrey. The star confessed he was diagnosed with diabetes and ate nothing but junk food for many years. That was until 2015 rolled around, and Drew decided to focus on a new approach to food. Now, the TV host is more than 100 pounds lighter.
Although Adele is particularly private about her life, we know the British singer has some of the most impressive vocals of all time. That’s not all. It turns out becoming a mom was enough to see Adele put down the microphone and pick up the sweatpants as she’s lost an incredible 50 pounds to date. Apparently, all it took was some exercise and Pilates.
It didn’t take long for Mama June to become so popular that she landed her own reality TV show. Here, the world got to watch as she battled her weight to become a new woman. June opted for weight loss surgery and spent months learning how to focus on her portions and working out whenever she has time to lose all that weight.
There are lifestyle changes – and then there’s Ricki Lake. The talk show host managed to drop 130 pounds, but that was just the beginning. Ricki has kept the weight off for more than 15 years as the star has learned how to control her portions and take responsibility for the food she puts on her plate. That sure is a lot of dedication to a weight loss transformation.
We get to see just about every aspect of Wendy Williams’ life thanks to her talk show. One of the major talking points of the show has been Wendy’s weight loss, as she’s dropped an impressive 50 pounds over three years. The host says she has cut back on certain food groups, eats less at each meal, and uses Pilates and cardio to stay fit.
Just because she rose to fame on ‘American Idol’ didn’t mean that was the end of the road for Jennifer Hudson. The musician has spent several years performing on Broadway and decided to use the chance to change her life. Jennifer later confessed she used a combination of Weight Watchers and cooking her own meals to drop a whopping 80 pounds.
It was once the ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ by day and the real-life diet by night for Drew Barrymore as the actress took it upon herself to drop a few dress sizes. In 2018, Drew told her social media fans that she’d been fighting “like a lion” and sticking to a new diet and exercise regime. Thankfully, it all paid off as Drew lost 25 pounds in three months.
Several celebs lose weight after appearing on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Kelly Osbourne was no exception. The intense training regimes and changing her lifestyle mean Kelly has lost a whopping 70 pounds so far. As well as working out for at least 30 minutes a day, Kelly says that she also works with a personal trainer to stay in shape.
A milestone birthday can be enough to see many of us change, and that was just the case for Sara Rue. As soon as she hit her 30s, Sara decided it was time to change her life. Although she doesn’t like to talk about just how much she’s lost, the star says it’s all been down to following a plant-based diet and exercising.
Did you know Star Jones weighed 307 pounds at her heaviest? The former ‘The View’ co-host eventually opened up about her gastric bypass surgery and how she’s always struggled to lose weight. Thankfully, the operation means Star has lost an impressive 100 pounds so far and plans on keeping on top of her eating habits and exercise once and for all.
It might be tough to recognize Mo’Nique in recent photos as the star has lost an impressive 80 pounds. The comedian and actress says her weight loss is mainly down to working with a personal trainer and focusing on her exercise regime. Not only is she now under 200 pounds for the first time as an adult, but Mo’Nique says she feels healthier than ever.
What happens when your first weight loss surgery doesn’t quite go to plan? Carnie Wilson decided she still wanted to give it her all and headed back to the operating theater. In 2000, Carnie chose a gastric bypass before heading in for lap-band surgery in 2012. Both have helped the musician lose an impressive 150 pounds, and it certainly shows.
When it comes to the Kardashians, there’s a good chance that fans of the family could list hundreds of facts about them all. One on the list is Khloë’s weight loss transformation. The reality star dropped 30 pounds after welcoming her daughter and says that she doesn’t plan on stopping her exercise regime anytime soon. Khloë’s hard work has definitely paid off!
Sharon Osbourne and weight loss transformations have gone hand in hand since the turn of the surgery. The star first got people talking in 1999 when she opted for lap-band surgery. Sharon quickly lost 100 pounds but had to have the band removed as it allegedly made her sick. Now, Sharon apparently follows the Atkins diet to keep on top of her weight.
Hands up if you’ve fallen in love with Zumba in the last few years? You’re not alone, as Sherri Shepherd is another that’s a huge fan of the franchise and says it was this love that helped her to lose an impressive 46 pounds. Sherri even swapped out some food for others in a bid to change her life for her son.
Kirstie Alley is known as the face of many characters. However, she is also recognized as one of Jenny Craig’s biggest success stories – and she’s more than happy to share that with the rest of the world. Over the years, Kirstie’s weight has yo-yoed a little, but an appearance on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ got things back on track once and for all.
Working on her growing career meant that Rebel Wilson never had time to focus on her health. That was until 2020 when the actress decided to make it the ‘Year of Health.’ Rebel turned 40 in March 2020 and decided to celebrate by dropping 40 pounds. Thankfully, we won’t have to wave goodbye to her curves as Rebel says she still loves her shape.