For many individuals, the struggle to keep fit is a constant battle. With the relentless spotlight on them, celebrities may find it much harder to allow their body to gain some pounds. However, there are celebs who have figured out which weight-loss strategies are effective in keeping the pounds off. We have rounded up these famous people, so continue reading to see some awesome transformations!
To start off this rundown, we have pop superstar Christina Aguilera. At 35 years old, she looks better than ever as she dropped roughly 50 pounds. However, in 2012, she got plenty of criticism because of the curvy figure that she had, but we genuinely don’t know why. After a year, she received plenty of positive media attention after her significant weight loss. Figures.
Super Bowl performances have not been the same ever since Janet Jackson’s infamous performance in 2004. At present, the star is changing herself, losing 60+ pounds and aiming to become better physically.
Next on the list is the rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent. Fans all over were astounded when news broke out that Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson lost over 50 pounds to play a cancer patient in a movie. The weight loss transformation he had for the part is really…uncomfortable.
John Goodman may be a Hollywood legend, but don’t be confused, his story does not include rapid weight loss. He confessed that he was a problem eater and always ate “all crap” throughout the day. Well he definitely looks amazing now!
Chris Pratt is a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he may also have superpowers in real life since he makes losing weight quickly seem awfully easy for him. On the hit TV show Parks and Recreation, he played the lovable Andy Dwyer, but after that, he went completely buff and has become an action star. In any case, we approve of the transformation – every last bit.
As a heavily decorated Hollywood actor, it is not a surprise that Christian Bale would have to adhere to weight loss programs which are pretty strict from time to time. He is celebrated for the transformation he underwent from being the starved main character in the movie The Machinist to being a superhero in Batman Begins.
It seems like Alec Baldwin has been in the business forever. The Hollywood veteran began his journey with weigh loss programs after being diagnosed that he was prediabetic. Since then, he has dropped over 30 pounds.
Mariah Carey was a bigger-than-life superstar, but she became literally ‘bigger’. Then, she made a decision to become healthy again. Over the course of the star’s transformation, she has shed over 70 pounds.
When television host Al Roker tipped the scales at around 340 pounds, he made up his mind to lose weight and keep the pounds off. These days, he is looking cool and more svelte at 190 pounds.
Thanks to her incredible performance in the film Precious, Gabourey Sidibe became a huge break out star. However, it seems she was uncomfortable with her image. She has since shed 50 pounds and she continues to trim down to a weight that is healthier.
Rebel Wilson, the Pitch Perfect star, is known as “Fat Amy” in the popular movie. The 37- year-old started losing weight back in April of 2016. So far, he has managed to shed 15 pounds thanks to hiking. That seems like fun! A weight loss tip that we can certainly get behind.
Even if you adored her in Criminal Minds as Penelope Garcia, you might not recognize Kirsten Vangsness after her really impressive weight loss transformation. According to her, she succeeded because of a healthy diet that her personal trainer provided.
Beth Smith really made a remarkable change after losing the chubby weight everyone associated her with. Also, she found herself in the spotlight being the bounty hunter ‘Dog’ Duane Chapman’s fifth wife.
The Scottish songstress Susan Boyle came into the spotlight via the 2009 edition of Britain’s Got Talent. She recently got diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and she was advised by doctors to lose weight. She followed her doctors’ advice and she now looks strikingly different after losing nearly 30 pounds! She cut out all sugary food like sweets and cakes from her daily intake and took 2-mile walks to shed the extra pounds. Now, that is commitment.
Keely Shaye Smith
While she is not a huge movie star, she is the significant other of one of the best in the silver screen! Keely Shaye Smith, is not only Pierce Brosnan’s second wife, but also an American journalist. She has also appeared in a few movies like The Opponent and Poisoning Paradise.
Celine Dion truly deserves a lot of praise for her significant contribution to music. Many people associate her with the hit song “My Heart Will Go On” from the blockbuster film Titanic. After she lost her husband, she lost weight rapidly, but now, it seems she is doing better.
While Kirstie Alley has never really been a small girl, at 65 years old, the star looks much healthier compared to any time in recent memory. At present, she is a spokesperson for Jenny Craig. She dropped 50 pounds because of the program.
Lost star Jorge Garcia changed his lifestyle to help lose the extra pounds. Aside from choosing to live his life by strictly following an all-vegan diet and lifestyle regimine, he also added exercise to his routine.
Honey Boo Boo
Mama June, the mother of the reality star Honey Boo Boo, has managed to drop an impressive 300 pounds. Her weight loss motivated her to encourage her daughter to shed the extra pounds as well. Although Honey Boo Boo was not fond of the idea, she followed her mother’s suggestion. Today, the young TV star is much healthier.
She fought low energy and heavy depression while she was shooting American Horror Story: Freakshow, but Chrissy Metz seemed quite alright on the show This Is Us, where she had her big break. She lost an impressive 100 pounds, and of course, fans were blown away!
Jonathan Antoine, the Britain’s Got Talent alum, looks beyond amazing today! The excellent singer lost a lot of weight in recent times. He made many changes in his lifestyle, including eating healthier and exercising. Good for him!
Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi
The Jersey Shore darling Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi has always been in good physique, but she has recently become one of Instagram’s sexiest bod. She has dropped over 100 pounds since she gave birth to her child.
In 2011, the former child star Raven Symone made headlines when it was found out that she shed over 70 pounds! According to Symone, a strict diet together with doing workout are necessary to succeed.
Graham Elliot is another steadfast presence on MasterChef. Loyal fans of the show would definitely be able to say that he now looks somewhat different. The chef has lost over 150 pounds since he tipped the scales at 400 pounds back in 2013.
After dropping a significant amount of weight, Chaz Bono looks much sharper these days. Recently he has even made some appearances on several shows, including the popular ABC show Dancing with the Stars and American Horror Story.
When Carrie Fisher was in the public eye, she had a lot of ups and downs. However, she returned to form when Star Wars was making a comeback. She dropped a substantial amount of weight to play her part. Sadly, she passed away years ago but her determination and extraordinary talent live on. Princess Lea definitely left an impression.
Randy Jackson was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. When he learned of this, he realized that he needed to change his life. He has shed over 100 pounds from the time he was diagnosed in 2008. He continues to battle the disease.
Mama June has dropped ‘Honey’ from ‘Honey Boo Boo’. Then, she began focusing on getting her health once more. Since she started her personal weight loss journey, Mama June has lost 150 pounds and certainly looks different now!
American Idol season two winner Ruben Studdard had his debut back in 2003. Ever since then until now, he has dropped an impressive 112 pounds.
Chumlee of Pawn Stars paired up with Corey Harrison, his friend and colleague, to shed a lot of weight. We will have to call our guy who knows everything about losing weight to learn more about how Chumlee achieved the transformation.
Hudson got help from Weight Watchers in trimming down. According to the star, she began to ‘watch what she put into her body’. What’s more, she made sure that junk food was nowhere in sight to stay healthy.
Drew Carey shed a lot of pounds so he could host The Price is Right. Well, if you really want something, you have to be ready to work hard for it.
Ronnie Ortiz had been a Jersey Shore ‘stud’ before everything went to his head. Then, he put on a lot of weight. However, at present, he looks way better after transforming his life once more in the gym.
Sugar coating things was never Star Jones’ style. According to her, she was ‘morbidly obese’ before undergoing gastric bypass surgery. She had the procedure to help her trim down.
You can learn many different things if you watch the Wendy Williams Show, including learning a lot about its host. Wendy Williams dropped 50 pounds when she took things “slow and steady”. She realized and accepted that things do not come about overnight.
Singer Jordin Sparks shed 50 pounds in just over 18 months. She is looking much better. To avoid feeling tortured, she didn’t do things really quickly.
Kelly Osbourne lost 42 pounds by exercising regularly and adopting portion control. She chose not to go to extreme measures to lose weight. According to Osbourne, she has stopped comparing herself with other girls.
The youngest Kardashian sister has managed to drop 25+ pounds so far by changing her lifestyle. She works out four times a week and eats in moderation.
The extraordinary and superb ‘Sookie Saint James’ of Gilmore Girls has shed 50 pounds! It is undeniable that the star looks better than ever.
Ever since winning American Idol, the amazingly talented Carrie Underwood has been taking the country music world by storm. When she had her child, Isaiah, she gained about 30 pounds. Her secret to losing the extra pounds was eating right and exercising in moderation, specifically working out any time and any place she could.
After she followed a plan of eating healthily, Glee star Amber Riley has dropped dress sizes. Reducing weight rapidly is never good long term!
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has been making headlines recently because of her weight loss. She says it is because of the reliable exercise running. “I used to be more an elliptical-and-weights girl but I’ve started running in the last year and I hate it and love it at the same time,” she explained.
Reverend Al Sharpton used to be 305 pounds but has gone down to only 129 pounds. This is mainly because he eats healthy and works out, which seems to be the secret to losing weight.
Paula Deen, also known as the “queen of comfort cooking”, has lost around 35 pounds. After she was diagnosed with diabetes, she disclosed what she did to shed the extra pounds, “I am hooked on smoothies.” She has a healthy breakfast smoothie, then goes about her day.
Penn &Teller’s Penn Jillette has lost 100 pounds! The 6-foot-7 magician weighed 322 pounds up at one point. His doctors discovered that there was a 90%-blockage in his heart had, so he began a “potato diet”. For 14 days, he only ate plain potatoes. He then added various vegetables to his diet.
Winning multiple Grammy Awards takes a lot, but Adele seemed to have manage that. She was also successful in facing another challenge. She lost a substantial amount of weight. She did it by cutting out sugar in her diet.
When your show is titled Man Vs. Food, it sort of makes sense that your life will be dominated by food. However, Adam Richman did not allow overeating to ruin his life, so he decided to adopt a vegan lifestyle. When you see the results, you will surely agree it was a good decision.
The Ugly Betty star did not just focus on making sure that unnecessary calories do not get into her diet, but she also worked on becoming comfortable with herself. Isn’t she beautiful?
Rosie O’Donnell has not really been given a break regarding her weight and its ups and downs. However, she has dropped an incredible 70 pounds! Critics should also take note of this impressive fact.
Shonda Rhimes practically can do anything, and we can attest to that. According to her, her children inspired her to lose an incredulous 130 pounds! Rhimes managed to do that by doing a fierce cardio routine and following a strict diet.
Whether you are familiar with his work on The Hangover trilogy or Between Two Ferns, Zach Galifianakis was known as a big guy. However, in 2014, he decided to quit drinking and made an impressive 50-pound weight cut.
Jonah Hill deserves all the credit he is receiving for dropping many pounds. You might not even recognize him if you know him from his work on Superbad.
It is pretty hard to find a celebrity magazine that does not have Kim Kardashian in it. Many people love her curves, but she felt she had to shed a few pounds. She looks like this now.
It isn’t easy being a supermodel. Tyra Banks’ weight has fluctuated over the years, but she made it her goal to be in healthy shape, so she did just that.
It seems that the more time someone stays in front of the camera, the higher the tendency for others to give their opinion about that person. However, the noise of critics wasn’t what caused Oprah to work on getting to a healthier weight – it was her self-love that pushed her to do so.
Seth Rogen has an iconic laugh and the funny man has become a comedy film staple. His big size appears to be a thing of the past. He has shed 30 pounds.
After having a baby, finding the energy and time to drop the baby weight is certainly not easy. However, Jessica Simpson seems to have succeeded in doing just that!
Personal trainer Bill Crutchfield definitely helped Miranda Lambert drop 25 pounds. However, she also made sure that she paid closer attention to her diet.
The 43-year-old Santa Clarita Diet star Drew Barrymore has made incredible weight loss leaps since she took on a new diet. She has decided to eat more protein.
She may have sort of disappeared from the spotlight, but LeAnn Rimes has also succeeded in making some of extra pounds disappear. What’s her secret? She keeps active by boxing, running and training!
Melissa Joan Hart
Everybody has their own secret, and Melissa Joan Hart is not an exception. She believes in Nutrisystem and attributes the 40 pounds she shed to the program.
Sam Smith knows that it’s not just about weight loss. He took to Instagram to explain this: “Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in two weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food….It’s not even about weight loss it’s about feeling happy in yourself.”
Perhaps this will make you do a double-take. The self-proclaimed “Queen of all Media” underwent an extreme transformation. He lost an amazing 70 pounds!
We all know who Renee Zellweger is. The Bridget Jones’s Diary star put on some weight after her days in the films, so she decided to have a 4000-calorie-a-day diet.
He’s English, he’s funny and he’s made it his goal to lose weight. However, he didn’t do it all on his own and had support from his partner, Jane Fallon. He managed to lose an impressive 40 pounds!
Sometimes, a doctor’s stern talking-to can be the best motivation for losing weight. This was true for Jerry Ferrera. He received rather grave warnings from different medical experts. After he shed 55 pounds, the Entourage actor said he was only getting started.
Abby Lee Miller
For some stars, working out and eating clean are not the answer. Abby Lee Miller decided that a lap-band procedure was what she needed. From being a size 24, she is now down to a size 16.
They say that the husband gains weight if the wife is pregnant. It seems to be true for Tom Arnold. He actually put on over 70 pounds when his wife was pregnant with their child. However, he eventually lost 100 pounds afterwards.
In 2015, the world saw the new Kevin Smith. He was 85 pounds lighter. To keep the extra weight from coming back on, he has followed a regular workout routine and a strict diet.
Jill Scott’s weight reduction strategy was doing boxing and biking. She is proud that she has managed to drop 70 pounds, and we’re quite impressed too!
At 55 years old, Valerie Bertinelli has amazingly shed 40 pounds. On top of that, she has her own cooking show, Valerie’s Home Cooking.
Rachel Ray does it all apparently. She is an author, businesswoman, celebrity cook, and TV personality. She is the host of the daily show Rachel Ray and three other shows on the Food Network. In 2009, she received a cancer diagnosis, which became a wake-up call for her. She decided to take better care of her health by changing up her lifestyle, working out regularly and following a Mediterranean diet. Most importantly, she drinks lots of water now.
He may be best known for being Britney Spears’ ex-husband, but people still noticed his weight gain. It happened because he had stopped dieting, exercising, and dancing. When his dramatic weight gain began to affect his relationship with his sons, Federline realized he needed to make some changes. To lose weight, he signed up to join VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club 7: Boot Camp .
To shed the extra pounds, Chaka Khan adopted a vegan-liquid diet. She did it for four months and the results are truly major.
Getting a diabetes diagnosis can be a wake-up call. Angie decided to go on a strict diet to drop some pounds and improve her health since she got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
50-year-old Dr. Dre looked better than ever. He lost nearly 50 pounds while he toned up.
In 2007, former Def Jam head Kevin Liles decided enough was enough. He made it his goal to shed weight and keep the extra pounds off.
Her weight may have helped Ricki Lake establish her career, but she didn’t want to keep it. From being a size 24 before, she has gone down to a size 6.
Paul Wall really upgraded his look when he dropped some serious weight. However, he never really got rid of the baggy jeans even with his transformation.
Jason Sudeikis credits his wife, Olivia Wilde, for the 20 pound that he has shed. He claims the reason is hilarious. He told Elle magazine in August 2013, “I have the greatest workout partner in the world….[we] have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.”
The How I Met Your Mother star claims he was “forced to lose weight” to play his role in the film The Five-Year Engagement. He dropped 35 pounds by working out and eating healthy.
Dancing with the Stars helped Bristol Palin lose the baby weight. She says that what the ‘haters’ say motivated her. She wanted to show them that they were wrong.
Another Dancing with the Stars alum, Kyle Massey was 18 pounds lighter when he left the show.
Hilary Duff leads a busy life. She is a single mom to her son, Luca. She also stars on Younger, the TV show. However, she always tries to take care of herself and keep a positive body image.
His time on Dancing with the Stars definitely helped him lose weight. However, since he became a dad, he has been keeping himself healthy.
Russell Crowe has dropped 52 pounds so far by being more active. He does things like hiking and bike riding.
Lisa Lampanelli is known for being a hilarious insult comic. She was also quite successful on Celebrity Apprentice. After undergoing gastric sleeve surgery, she has shed 107 pounds. To this day, she continues to work hard in maintaining her weight.
In 2011, Rick suffered two seizures in just 24 hours. This became a wake-up call for him. He decided to take better care of his health. So far, he has dropped 75 pounds by making changes to his diet.
Before Holly Madison had her first child, she had not devoted herself to any type of weight loss strategy. However, when she did decide to lose weight, she did not focus on crash diets. Instead, she chose to adopt the general rule of eating healthier.
The incredible weight loss that Queen Latifah had is truly inspirational. She says she changes up her exercise regimen so that she doesn’t get bored. She clearly knows the way to balance weight loss goals with a busy life.