Celebrities Who Succeeded At Shedding Off Extra Pounds

Published on 12/09/2018
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We all know how difficult it can be to remain fit! Mere mortals like us are familiar with the struggle, though famous people are not immune to it either. Many celebrities are constantly hounded by the paparazzi and their busy schedules must make it challenging to find time to keep themselves in shape. We have compiled a list of celebrities who found great weight loss techniques to fight off extra pounds! Read on to see how they do it.

Christina Aguilera

Let us kick off the list with pop legend Christina Aguilera. While she has always looked gorgeous, we think she looked her best when she shed 50 pounds off her petite frame. In 2012, many people criticized her for her curviness. We’re not sure why because she still looked fantastic, though media attention praised her after the significant weight loss.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Janet Jackson

We daresay that Janet Jackson pretty much changed performances at the Super Bowl. At the moment, she has focused on changing herself and it was effective. She shed more than 60 pounds in her quest to lose weight!

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

50 Cent

Rapper and actor Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson is the next person on our list. He stunned fans when he shed over 50 pounds when he was cast in a cancer patient role. We have to say that his transformation looked rather… uncomfortable.

50 Cent

50 Cent

John Goodman

John Goodman is a Hollywood legend in his own right, though you should know rapid weight loss was not his aim. Apparently, he used to have messy eating habits and he confessed he used to eat “all crap” before. Well, he definitely looks fantastic after making some lifestyle changes!

John Goodman

John Goodman

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt has always been a good-looking fellow, though he had to shape up when he was cast to play a superhero. In Parks and Recreation, he played the hilarious and lovable Andy Dwyer but he does not look like such a fluffy goofball now! He has since become an action star and he looks the part.

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

Christian Bale

Christian Bale is a critically-acclaimed Hollywood actor so it is not surprising to hear he is willing to put in some work if the role calls for it. However, a lot of people thought he took method acting to the extreme when he starved himself for The Machinist. Meanwhile, he was praised for buffing up to put on the Batman costume for Batman Begins.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is one of those people who has been in the industry for practically forever! This Hollywood star began doing weight loss programs after he was diagnosed as prediabetic. From then on, he has managed to shed over 30 pounds.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey used to be the epitome of “thick”. However, she decided to go on the path to wellness for her health. The superstar has lost more than 70 pounds since the beginning of her weight-loss journey.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Al Roker

Al Roker used to weigh 340 pounds heavier! The television host fortunately decided that enough was enough. He eventually began his own weight loss journey and we personally think he looks more suave these days.

Al Roker

Al Roker

Randy Jackson

The musician Randy Jackson knew it was time to turn a new leaf when he received a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes in 2008. Since then, he managed to put off 100 pounds and we are glad he is taking better care of his health!

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

The Jersey Shore sweetheart has since turned into one of the most famous celebrities around. Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki, is surely living the life! She has already lost 100 pounds.

Nicole Snooki Polizzi

Nicole Snooki Polizzi

Raven Symone

Former child star Raven Symone made headlines back in 2011. This was the time she revealed she burned over 70 pounds! According to her, a strict diet and exercise regimen is important if you wish to do the same thing.

Raven Symone

Raven Symone

Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot was a steadfast presence on MasterChef, though he has changed his appearance recently! After his weight reached its peak at 400 pounds in 2013, he made the effort to shed over 150 pounds.

Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe got her big break with her stellar performance in the movie Precious, though it seemed she did not want to be typecast. After the film, she managed to put off 50 pounds and she continues to trim down. Good for her!

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe

Rebel Wilson

Pitch Perfect would not have been the same without Rebel Wilson, who played “Fat Amy”. The Australian actress started her weight loss journey in April 2016 and she has since lost 15 pounds. She thanks hiking for the weight loss and we think that’s a great idea! Nature might be the perfect background for such a journey.

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson

Kirsten Vangsness

If you adored her portrayal of Penelope Garcia in Criminal Minds, you might be surprised to see how different she now looks! According to her, her weight loss success was brought about by the healthier diet her personal trainer gave her.

Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

Beth Smith

Beth Smith certainly looks different these days! She shed off the chubbiness that used to be associated with her. She made a name for herself as the fifth wife of Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman.

Beth Smith

Beth Smith

Chrissy Metz

While shooting American Horror Story: Freakshow, actress Chrissy Metz was apparently dealing with depression and lethargy. However, she looked like she was in a better place when she appeared in This Is Us! When she put off 100 pounds, fans were impressed.

Christy Metz

Chrissy Metz

Chaz Bono

After losing a significant amount of weight, the actor, musician and writer looks amazing! More recently, he appeared on the reality show, Dancing with the Stars.

Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher has always been in the limelight and her journey had its fair share of ups and downs. Apparently, she shaped up when she was making a return to Star Wars. She lost extra pounds in order to reprise the character of Princess Leia. Unfortunately, the actress passed away in 2016 but her legacy will forever live on in our hearts.

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Mama June

Mama June decided to drop ‘Honey’ from ‘Honey Boo Boo’ right before she started focusing on taking care of her health. She has since shed 150 pounds since the beginning of her weight loss journey. Boy, she sure looks stunningly different!

Mama June

Mama June

Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard was the second person to have been declared the winner of American Idol. He made his debut in 2003, though he has lost 112 pounds since then!

Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard

Chumlee

Man, look at how much weight Chumlee was able to lose! The Pawn Stars star apparently teamed up with his colleague and friend Corey Harrison to achieve this.

Chumlee

Chumlee

Kirstie Alley

It is true that Kirstie Alley had always been a big girl, though we think she looks a lot healthier at age 67 than ever before! She is currently the spokeswoman for Jenny Craig after the program helped her drop 50 pounds.

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley

Jennifer Hudson

Apparently, Jennifer Hudson looked to Weight Watchers for help when it came to shedding some weight. According to her, she wanted to ‘watch what she put into her body’. Among other things, she cut out junk food from her diet!

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Drew Carey

Cleveland rocks and Drew Carey does too! He looks amazing after he lost a significant amount of weight in an effort to take over The Price is Right.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Ronnie Ortiz

Another Jersey Shore alumnus, we have Ronnie Ortiz! However, it seems like the stud packed on some unwanted weight before. We are glad to hear that he has gotten back his physique after spending some time in the gym.

Ronnie Ortiz

Ronnie Ortiz

Star Jones

Star Jones was never a big fan of sugarcoating. She once said she used to be ‘morbidly obese’ before she got gastric bypass surgery which helped her slim down.

Star Jones

Star Jones

Wendy Williams

Watching an episode of the Wendy Williams Show will definitely help you find out more about the host. Williams lost 50 pounds, though her approach had been ‘slow and steady’. She immediately accepted that she can’t change things overnight and worked hard instead.

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

Jorge Garcia

It seems like many things have changed for Jorge Garcia of Lost fame. The actor lost a lot of weight and we bet it has something to do with turning vegan.

Jorge Garcia

Jorge Garcia

Jordin Sparks

Songstress Jordin Sparks succeeded in losing 50 pounds in about a year and a half. She looks amazing! She probably decided to pace her weight loss journey to make it more bearable.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne shed off 42 pounds with portion control and an exercise regimen. Apparently, she did not want to do anything extreme to lose weight. She has mentioned that she now likes the way she looks and she has since stopped comparing herself to other women. Good job, Kelly!

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne

Khloe Kardashian

The youngest of the Kardashian trio has lost more than 25 pounds ever since she changed her habits. Apparently, she now eats in moderation and exercises four times each week.

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

Melissa McMcarthy

This Gilmore Girls star looks amazing! She played Sookie St. James in the show but she looks a lot different after losing 50 pounds. You go, girl!

Melissa McMcarthy

Melissa McMcarthy

Carrie Underwood

Up next, we have another American Idol champion! Carrie Underwood is a great country musician, though she packed on 30 pounds after giving birth to Isaiah. She worked hard to burn them off. Apparently, she exercised in moderation and ate a healthier diet. According to her, the key was to work out whenever and wherever possible.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Amber Riley

Lately, many people have noticed that the Glee actress lost a lot of weight. Apparently, the credit goes to healthy eating. After all, rapid weight loss is never a good idea.

Amber Riley

Amber Riley

Stephenie Meyer

The 44-year-old author is responsible for the existence of the Twilight series. Many teenage girls adored her and the world she introduced us to. However, she recently made headlines after losing a lot of weight. For her, the trick is running! She said, “I used to be more an elliptical-and-weights girl but I’ve started running in the last year and I hate it and love it at the same time.”

Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer

Al Sharpton

Rev. Al Sharpton used to weigh 305 pounds and he has trimmed down to 129 pounds in a matter of years! He exercises regularly and eats better. This is truly the perfect weight loss combination.

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

Paula Deen

Paula Deen, the “queen of comfort cooking”, put off 35 pounds! She was another diabetes sufferer and she has let us in on her weight loss secret: “I am hooked on smoothies.” Apparently, she makes sure to drink a nutritious smoothie to start off each day.

Paula Deen

Paula Deen

Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette makes up half of Penn & Teller. The magician succeeded in shedding 100 pounds! With his 6 feet and 7 inches stature, he used to tip the scales when he was 322 pounds. Apparently, he started changing his lifestyle when doctors informed him his heart had 90% blockage! He went on a “potato diet”, which involved eating nothing but plain potatoes for two weeks. Later on, he incorporated other veggies into the diet.

Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette

Adele

Not a lot of people can boast numerous Grammy Awards! However, Adele had other challenges to face. She managed to lose a lot of weight when she cut out sugar from her diet.

Adele

Adele

Adam Richman

Well, food is almost certainly a top priority for you if you happen to be a Man Vs. Food star. However, Adam Richman knew it was time to take control of his weight and he did this by turning vegan. Can you believe how different he now looks? Wow!

Adam Richman

Adam Richman

America Ferrera

America Ferrera got her big break when she starred in Ugly Betty. She’s not only on the list because she simply wanted to burn off extra weight. She embarked on this journey because she wanted to become comfortable in her own skin. She looks better than ever!

America Ferrera

America Ferrera

Rosie O’Donnell

Let us face it: Rosie O’Donnell has always gotten a lot of flak for her fluctuating weight. Recently, however, she stunned fans and critics alike when the comedian and TV personality succeeded in shedding off 70 pounds! Good job, Rosie.

Rosie O Donnell

Rosie O Donnell

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