No matter who you are, embarking on a weight loss journey is no easy feat. Although many celebrities have access to more resources than the average person does, it is still quite impressive when a celebrity goes through a weight loss transformation. Here are some of the most noteworthy weight loss journeys that these Hollywood stars have gone through.
Christina Aguilera had had enough of the harsh criticisms of her body and at age 35, decided to transform her body completely. She lost an impressive 50 pounds and looks and feels fantastic!
We all know Melissa McCarthy as the confident and hilarious actress who is the star of many successful Hollywood blockbusters. She decided to live a healthier lifestyle and to incorporate a better diet as well as exercise into her routine, and she lost a whopping 50 pounds! Great job Melissa.
When 50 Cent first published his photo with his dramatic weight loss, fans were worried about his health. However, he later explained that in order to prepare for his role in the film All Things Fall Apart, in which he plays a cancer patient, he lost 60 pounds in order to achieve this look. Talk about dedication to the craft!
John Goodman first graced our screens with his presence on the beloved show Roseanne, and then he went on to star in many films such as The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and Raising Arizona. When he reached 400 pounds, e decided to get healthier and has lost about 100 pounds already!
Dog the Bounty Hunter star Beth Smith is not only known for being Duane “Dog” Champman’s fifth wife, she has also made headlines for her absolutely impressive weight loss transformation. Just look at how great she looks!
Chumlee, the beloved star of Pawn Stars, decided to get his life in order and began eating healthier, adding more veggies into his diet, as well as training in order to lose weight and feel better. He started by exercising 6 times a week, which is seriously impressive.
Gabourey Sidibe charmed us all with her incredible performance in the film Precious, which earned her an Academy Award for best actress. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she chose to undergo a laparoscopic bariatric surgery in order to lose weight and become healthier. She is absolutely killing it!
Reza Farahan of Shahs of Sunset fame was feeling terrible until he decided to live healthier lifestyle. After some encouraging words from an old friend, he decided to start getting back into shape. After losing 40 pounds, he feels better than ever!
There’s no denying that Celine Dion is an absolute legend in the music industry. Her personal life has been quite tumultuous, and things took a turn for the worse when he beloved husband Rene Angelil passed away. Since then, the already-thin songstress has lost even more weight, leading fans to grow quite concerned.
Kirstie Alley has long been open about her weight loss struggles with the public. Her weight has fluctuated quite a bit — and who can’t relate to that! She became a Jenny Craig spokesperson and was able to lost 50 pounds. She has managed to stay in shape and looks absolutely fantastic.
Kim Kardashian gained a bit of weight while she was carrying her firstborn child, North West. She was tired of feeling bogged down, so she decided to focus on her health and fitness. She hired an incredible trainer named Melissa Alcantara, who helped her with weight training and properly fueling her body in order to get into incredible shape.
Top model Tyra Banks always looks incredible, but the media was truly unkind to her when some less than flattering photos of her in a swimsuit began to circulate around. Though there was nothing wrong with how she looked, Tyra decided to silence the haters and got herself into incredible shape. You look amazing Tyra!
When Chrissy Metz signed her contract for her role on This Is Us, she signed a clause that required her to lose weight as her character did. She said in an interview with TVLine: “That was a win-win for me. Because it’s one thing to try to do it on your own. But as human beings, it’s an ego thing: We’re more likely to do something for someone else.”
Khloe Kardashian always hated being referred to as the “chubby Kardashian” and she decided to take her health into her own hands. After her breakup with Lamar Odom, she started eating a healthier diet, working out consistently, and she managed to lose 40 pounds. She even started a show that helped other people lose weight and get healthy, called Revenge Body.
Rebel Wilson came to prominence when she played “Fat Amy” in the beloved film Pitch Perfect. Though Wilson is an advocate for self-love and embracing your curves, she decided to live a healthier life that focused on how she felt rather than how she looks. She lost about 33 pounds and is leading a more active lifestyle.
Mariah Carey will forever be cemented into pop music history as one of the most talented and successful singers of all time. Over the years, Carey gained a bit of weight, and she felt that she wanted to make a change. She has since lost 70 pounds and looks absolutely stunning.
Rosie O’Donnell is not one who shies away from the public eye, whether it’s her controversial statements, or her infamous spat with now-President Donald Trump. However, the media has also always scrutinized her weight. She has since lost about 70 pounds and feels better than ever.
America Ferrera is best known for her roles in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and as the titular character in Ugly Betty. Though she is certainly not ugly in real life, Ferrera felt more comfortable in her skin after shedding some pounds and leading a healthier lifestyle. Keep it up, America!
Adele has seriously had one of the most incredible weight loss transformation of anyone in the public eye. Adele credits following the Sirtfood diet for her nearly 100-pound weight loss. She revealed that once she completely cut out processed foods and soda she really started seeing results. She explained: I was trying to get some stamina for my tour, so I lost a bit of weight.”
Weather forecaster, journalist, and TV personality. Al Roker felt that he needed a serious change in his lifestyle once he reached 340 pounds. The NBC Today correspondent has since lost nearly 190 pounds, and feels better than ever. That is seriously impressive!
While Jennifer Hudson was an American Idol contestant who did not end up winning, she became successful on her own! She became a Weight Watchers spokesperson and was able to lose weight in a safe and healthy way. She credited cutting out junk food to helping out the most.
Best known for his participation in Whose Line Is It Anyway? and also being the host of The Price is Right, Drew Carey decided to take his health under control. He has since lost a significant amount of weight and looks happier and healthier. Great job, Drew!
Chris Pratt first rose to fame for playing the beloved chubby Andy on Parks and Recreation. Once he was cast in a superhero role in the Marvel Universe, Pratt had to undergo an intense fitness regimen. He is now known for his incredible body and his tough workouts.
When Alex Baldwin received the sobering news that he was officially prediabetic, he knew he had to make some changes. He decided to get healthier and has sicne lost nearly 30 pounds. We’re glad he took his health seriously!
Star Jones is best known for her role as one of the original hosts on ABC’s The View, which she participated in from 1997 until 2007. She also appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice. Jones decided to have gastric bypass surgery in 2003 and was able to lose a whopping 160 pounds as a result. She looks incredible!
Zach Galifianakis first became known for his role in The Hangover and its sequel films. The hilarious actor also started his own talk show called Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. Once he decided to quit drinking, he was able to lose nearly 50 pounds.
Jordin Sparks first made headlines when she became the youngest winner of American Idol after she took the top spot in season 6 of the show. She decided to live a healthier lifestyle and managed to lose an impressive 50 pounds over an 18-month period, doing so in a healthy way.
Actor Jonah Hill made headlines for his dramatic weight loss at the 2011 Moneyball premiere. He said he felt he “to be a responsible adult” and be healthier. When asked how he lost the weight, he responded: “I wish there was some crazy thing that I did, like a pill or a genie or something, but I went to see a nutritionist, and he told me what to eat to change my habits and stuff.”
The matriarch of reality TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and its spinoffs has made headline with her incredible 300-pound weight loss transformation. When asked how she did it, Mama June said she focused on portion control, cutting out unhealthy food, and incorporating exercise into her lifestyle.
Jessica Simpson gained a bit of weight each time she became pregnant, but she has been able to lose the weight each time. Most recently, she lost nearly 100 pounds in six months only! She credited her success to her health coach Harley Pasternak, who encouraged her to eat healthier, work out consistently, and sleep at least a full 7 hours per night.
Following her split with beau Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert began focusing on her health. She began working out with her trainer Bill Crutchfield and started eating healthier. She managed to lose an impressive 25 pounds that way.
Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi
We all have heard of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from her days on the cast of reality TV show The Jersey Shore. She has since retired from the party life and has became a mother. She has lost an impressive amount of weight and focuses on maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to be the best mother to her kids.
Carrie Underwood is a successful country singer who rose to fame when she won the fourth season of American Idol. She later began an intense workout regimen and ditched her unhealthy diet in order to lose 30 pounds and transform her body completely. Just look at those powerful legs!
In 2017, Sam Smith decided to focus on his health and managed to lose an impressive 50 pounds. He shared on Instagram: “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.”
Internet blogger, gossip-columnist, and media personality is best known for his blog, PerezHilton.com decided to stop his unhealthy lifestyle and later debuted a slimmed-down and chiseled body at a red carpet event.
Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais began gaining weight as he was aging until he decided to put a stop to it. Along with his partner, Jane Fallon, Gervais changed his lifestyle to a healthier one, and the two managed to lose a combined 40 pounds overall.
Abby Lee Miller
Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller underwent a gastric sleeve surgery before she headed to prison for bankruptcy fraud. While in prison, she lost over 100 pounds. Sadly, she was later diagnosed with cancer and she had to relearn how to walk as the disease ravaged her spine. We hope that her health takes a turn for the better soon!
At only 19 years old, Ricki Lake weighed 200 pounds, and she was cast in the role of Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 film Hairspray. Since then, she has lost 130 pounds off her peak weight and she said she feels better than ever. She shared: “To have almost 130 pounds on top, I mean, almost twice what I weigh, I can’t fathom what that feels like today. Being a size 6 feels better than being a size 24.”
Actress and rapper Queen Latifah made a serious lifestyle change when she turned to Jenny Craig to help her lose weight. She said her goal was about getting healthy as opposed to “getting skinny.” In an interview with People magazine, she said: “My intention was to lose five to 10 percent of my body weight because it makes a difference with health-related issues, and I achieved that goal in a couple of months.”
Paula Deen, who is best known for the amount of butter she likes to use in her recipes, was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes in 2009 when she realized she needed to make some serious changes. She made significant changes to her diet and spent time walking on the treadmill every single day to shed some pounds.