Losing weight can be a challenging process filled with (literal) ups and downs. After quarantine, you may find yourself staring at a few extra pounds that weren’t there before.
But pandemic or not, struggling with body weight is one of the only things celebrities face, just like the rest of us.
If you’re looking for inspiration or are simply curious, here’s a list of the most impressive celebrity weight loss transformations, with before-and-after photos.
1. Adele’s 100-Pound Weight Loss Journey
Adele has always been known for her incredibly powerful voice and moving lyrics—her appearance has never been central to her fame.
Nonetheless, in recent years, fans noticed that she had lost significant weight. “My body has been objectified my entire career,” she said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021.
The singer emphasized that her weight loss journey was a personal matter and highlighted that she never felt a necessity to shed pounds. She confidently expressed her enduring body positivity and embraced it both before and after her transformation.
Adele lost over 100 pounds by lifting weights and doing circuit training (Credit: s_bukley / Cubankite / Shutterstock)
In late 2021, more details were revealed about her over 100-pound weight loss.
Lifting weights and circuit training make up the bulk of her exercise regime, and Adele is also rumored to follow the Sirtfood diet.
2. Rebel Wilson Reached Her Ideal Weight
In 2019, while visiting her fertility doctor, Rebel received advice suggesting that she would have better chances of harvesting and freezing her eggs if she improved her health and lost weight.
Initially taken aback by the doctor’s directness, Rebel acknowledged the truth in his words, realizing she carried an excess weight that could impact her and her future child’s needs. This realization served as a powerful motivation for her to embark on a healthier lifestyle journey.
Rebel Wilson lost around 60 pounds to reach her goal weight and is now focusing on “maintenance” (Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock / Ian West / PA Images / INSTARimages)
Beyond these routines, though, she has also publicly stated that while she is happy with her body, she is still all about embracing balance and living a healthy life physically and mentally.
3. Khloe Kardashian’s Extreme Weight Loss
She has since proven all her haters wrong. Khloe Kardashian has strongly refuted claims that she or her sisters have relied on medication to achieve their slender physiques.
Responding to an Instagram troll who criticized her body as “skinny” and “disturbing,” Khloe defended herself by emphasizing the hard work she put into her fitness journey.
In her response, Khloe highlighted her dedication, stating that she wakes up at 6 am five days a week for training sessions. She firmly requested that people avoid making assumptions about her lifestyle and efforts.
Khloe Kardashian has shed dozens of pounds through gym sessions and a high-protein diet (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock / BauerGriffin / INSTARimages)
The Revenge Body mogul has lost dozens of pounds through regular grueling gym sessions (often documented on her social media platforms) and a high-protein diet.
4. Melissa McCarthy’s Weight Loss Journey
However, unlike some other celebrities who follow strict diets and workout plans to do so, her weight-loss journey was all about balance and freedom.
McCarthy has taken a stand against fad diets and expressed her aversion to them. Rather than following any specific diet, she prioritizes consuming nutrient-rich foods as a regular practice.
Her approach to eating revolves around incorporating lean protein, fiber, healthy fats, and an abundance of fruits and vegetables into her meals, emphasizing the importance of nourishing her body with wholesome choices.
Letting go of worries about losing weight helped Melissa McCarthy actually lose weight (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / DFree / Shutterstock)
McCarthy’s weight loss journey extended beyond her dietary choices and included a significant emphasis on physical activity. In preparation for her role in Spy, she enlisted the guidance of a martial arts instructor.
She recognized the intensity and strength required in martial arts, acknowledging that it would lead to substantial calorie burning. Combining martial arts training contributed to her overall fitness and weight loss efforts.
McCarthy has stated that letting go of her stress and anxiety about food was the very thing that helped her lose the weight that was making her stressed in the first place!
5. Jacob Batalon Lost More Than 100 Lbs
Jacob Batalon, the beloved Marvel star and best friend of Tom Holland’s Spiderman, has lost 112 pounds since 2020.
He did so by working on his overall health, including establishing a proper exercise and diet regime and improving his relationship with food. Since then, he has lost weight and found mental clarity and joy.
“I decided to get into this sort of transformation, or this sort of journey, with my health and fitness at the end of 2019,” Batalon told Men’s Health in December 2021.
“Even when I wasn’t doing anything physical, I found myself getting sleepy at work and it was because of all the fat food I was eating.”
“I felt like I could barely walk up stairs without being out of breath and this one day I kind of just saw myself without a shirt on and it was just ridiculous,” he added. “I could not believe I let myself get this far. That’s what sort of started it all.”
Jacob Batalon focused on his overall health in 2020, resulting in a 112-pound weight loss (Credit: lev radin / Shutterstock / @lifeisaloha / Instagram)
With the guidance of a trainer, Batalon developed a personalized system that proved effective for his weight loss journey, resulting in an impressive loss of over 100 pounds.
Reflecting on his transformation, Batalon expressed gratitude for having discovered a path to improved health and well-being, recognizing the stark contrast between his own positive experiences and the struggles faced by many others.
6. Simon Cowell’s Health and Fitness Regime
America’s beloved and sassiest TV show host Simon Cowell lost over 60 pounds since his son Eric was born.
He cited his son as contributing to his 60-pound weight loss, as he wanted to ensure he could keep up with his active child.
Cowell admits to indulging in unhealthy foods such as sausage rolls, hamburgers, and his personal chefs’ tempting jam tarts in the past. By leaving behind his unhealthy lifestyle, Simon has reduced his waistline by four sizes.
Simon Cowell cut out red meat, dairy, sugar, and gluten from his diet and lost over 60 pounds (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock / Fayes Vision / Startraksphoto)
A vegan diet and a generally active lifestyle are the main changes he made to reach his goal.
“I’m not a big eater,” he told The Sun in an interview. “I don’t enjoy it that much. I’d rather have a beer than eat, any day of the week.”
“Sometimes when we are going out for dinner because I know I’m going to hate the food, I have baked beans on toast before I go, then eat nothing.”
7. Jonah Hill’s Dramatic Weight Loss
For a few years, Jonah Hill became somewhat notorious for both gaining and losing weight rapidly. From approximately 2011 to 2017, his weight fluctuated wildly over short periods of time.
“I gained weight for this movie War Dogs, and then I wanted to get in better shape, so I called Channing Tatum and said, ‘Hey, if I ate less and go to a trainer, will I get in better shape?’” Hill said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in August 2016.
“And [Tatum] said, ‘Yes, you dumb motherf–ker, of course, you will. It’s the simplest thing in the entire world.’”
Jonah Hill started his weight loss journey in 2011 and resumed in 2017 after gaining 40 pounds for his role in the 2015 movie War Dogs (Credit: Jaguar PS / Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)
“I think everybody has a version of themselves — I call it, like, a snapshot, let’s say, at some point in your life, of the person you are,” Hill explained on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2018.
“You’re trying to kind of hide from the world or [it] makes you feel a certain way, and even if you get success or you grow up or you become good-looking or whatever, the things that you think will fix the thing, you kind of carry some part of that with you. So, for me, it’s definitely being, like, this 14-year-old kid, being overweight, wanting to fit in with these skaters and hip-hop kids and just feeling lonely and maybe not understanding my own worth.”
Looking back, he cited yo-yo-dieting as the source, a common factor of fluctuating weight in celebrities and regular people alike.
However, in recent years, it seems Jonah Hill has gained a better relationship with food and maintained a healthy weight.
8. Mama June Shannon Lost 300 Pounds
One of the most drastic weight transformations on this list, Mama June Shannon, mother of ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ star Honey Boo Boo, lost 300 pounds thanks to gastric sleeve surgery.
She has made it clear that she has no intention of using the popular weight-loss injections Ozempic and Wegovy. The reality star documented her weight loss journey in the series “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” where she went from a size 18 to a size four.
Mama June Shannon once weighed 460 pounds but lost 300 following a gastric sleeve surgery in 2016 and later a tummy tuck (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Jamie Lamor Thompson / Shutterstock)
To maintain her new physique, she now follows a regular workout plan with a trainer two to three times per week.
Although Mama June previously underwent bariatric surgery involving a sleeve gastrectomy in 2016, she has since gained weight and maintains an average of 241 pounds.
In an interview with Daily Mail, Mama June addressed the topic of using the “quick-fix” weight-loss injections that have gained popularity in Hollywood. She expressed her reservations, citing concerns over the reported adverse side effects associated with Ozempic.
“It is using a drug that isn’t really prescribed to do that. They’re using a diabetic drug to take care of weight loss,” she claimed.
9. Jimmy Kimmel Followed Trendy Diet
TV show host Jimmy Kimmel became concerned about his weight after one of his guests, the famed Dr. Oz, stated that he was worried about him in 2010.
Taking the word of the renowned doctor to heart, Jimmy Kimmel began a diet of two protein shakes and a small dinner every day for eight weeks before moving on to a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet that allowed him to lose 25 pounds as quickly and safely as possible.
Jimmy Kimmel has been following the 5:2 diet, which is a type of intermittent fasting (Credit: Jaguar PS / DFree / Shutterstock)
As of 2015, he is reported to follow a less-strict diet most days but uses intermittent fasting two days per week (eating only 500 calories) to maintain his weight loss.
“I got the idea from a BBC documentary about this Indian man who seemed about 138 years old, and said his secret was severe calorie restriction,” he told Men’s Journal.
“I’ve realized that you can work out, and that’s great, but if you really want to lose weight, you have to eat less. It’s something that had never occurred to me. I always thought, ‘Well, if I start running, I’ll be in good shape.’ But I know people who run every day and they still have a gut.”
10. Chris Pratt Lost 60 Pounds in 6 Months
Much like Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt has both gained and lost weight for his acting roles.
After deliberately gaining weight to play Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, Pratt lost 60 pounds in six months when he was hired to be the main character for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Chris Pratt lost 60 pounds in six months when he was hired to be the main character for Guardians of the Galaxy in 2015 (Credit: Tinseltown / DFree / Shutterstock)
To get into action-star shape, he cut out beer, upped his calorie intake to 4,000 calories daily, and drank tons of water to flush his system.
Chris Pratt has previously spoken candidly about his weight loss journey, revealing the significant lifestyle changes he made to achieve his transformation. He emphasized the importance of eliminating certain foods from his diet, such as beer, hash browns, burgers, and fried items, while adhering to a low-carb approach.
In addition to dietary modifications, Pratt emphasized the need for consistent physical activity, committing to working out five times a week. He firmly believes that by removing unhealthy foods from one’s diet and dedicating an hour each day to physical exercise, an individual can experience improvements not only in their physical well-being but also in their mental and spiritual states.
He also did various exercises, including P90X, running, swimming, and boxing, and worked with a trainer six days a week to enhance his physique.
11. Shonda Rhimes’ 150-Pound Weight Loss
The well-known and well-loved Shonda Rhimes has lost over 150 pounds throughout her years in the spotlight.
In 2017, she opened up about her weight-loss journey. She stated that her goal in losing weight through a combination of diet and exercise was not to fit into any aesthetic ideal but for her health.
“I did not do it because I thought I would become beautiful like in the movies,” Rhimes explained in a newsletter.
“I did it because I could not walk up a short flight up stairs without stopping to take a break and wiping sweat from my brow. I did it because my body was physically rebelling against the brain that had been ignoring it for so long.”
Shonda Rimes dropped 150 pounds by making healthy lifestyle changes and adopting a keto diet (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / DFree / Shutterstock)
“Losing weight is not a topic I like discussing,” she wrote. “Why? Because there is nothing fun or interesting or great about it. I hated losing weight. I hated every single second of it. And I hate every single second of maintaining my weight, too.”
While the journey itself wasn’t always enjoyable, she wanted to be healthy and strong and listen to her body, which she could tell was not happy at her heavier weight. Cheers to both her happiness and health.
12. Drew Barrymore’s Weight-Loss and Fitness Journey
Drew Barrymore proudly speaks about her weight loss journey and fully credits her trainer, Marnie Alton.
Barrymore has publicly stated that Alton is both her teacher, trainer, and friend, who has encouraged her to truly push herself.
Taking to Instagram, Barrymore has shared her journey of hard work, highlighting the dedication she puts into her diet, exercise, and fighting for her fitness goals. She has documented her 20-pound weight loss over the past few years through videos and pictures.
Drew Barrymore credits her trainer Marnie Alton for her 20-pound weight loss (Credit: a katz / Shutterstock / JOHN EDDY / INSTARimages)
With Alton’s help, Drew Barrymore has lost over 20 pounds. Like many of her other fellow actors, she did it for an acting role- particularly her role on the Santa Clarita Diet.
13. Jessica Simpson’s 100-Lb Weight Loss
After the birth of her third baby, Birdie, Jessica Simpson lost approximately 100 pounds.
She utilized the help of celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak to do so. Pasternak helped Simpson slowly ease into physical activity to avoid burning out. Specifically, she adopted The Body Reset Diet, a regimen Pasternak elaborates on in one of his books.
With the help of celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, Jessica Simpson lost 100 pounds following the birth of her third child in 2019 (Credit: DFree / Shutterstock / @jessicasimpson / Instagram)
She started with just 6,000 steps daily, which was easy to reach as an active mother, and over time built up to an impressive 14,000 steps per day to really help her shed the weight.
14. Christina Aguilera Lost Almost 50 Pounds
Back in 2013, Christina Aguilera lost almost 50 pounds. She even took time off from her gig on The Voice to really focus on her physical health.
The Voice coach cited the extra personal time as an excellent way to heal her physical and mental well-being.
In 2013, Christina Aguilera lost 50 pounds by doing yoga and having a low-calorie diet (Credit: Tinseltown / Jaguar PS / Shutterstock)
Trying new foods, exploring new types of exercise, and embracing spiritual practices such as reiki all contributed to Aguilera’s weight loss.
Sources have reported that she did not follow a strict diet or workout plan but rather focused on reconnecting with her body and mind, and the weight loss naturally followed.
15. Tiffany Haddish Lost Over 40 Pounds
Throughout 2020, Tiffany Haddish worked hard and ultimately lost 40 pounds.
On her 40th birthday, she was not happy with her weight. That same day, she quit smoking and started taking the gym seriously.
Tiffany Haddish lost 40 pounds during quarantine in 2020 and she has since begun taking her diet and nutrition more seriously (Credit: lev radin / Shutterstock / Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / ABACA / INSTARimages)
She subsequently joined a 30-day fitness program and started taking her diet and nutrition more seriously, which helped her lose 10 more pounds.
In her workout, she mainly focuses on plyometrics, cardio, and strength training and makes sure to eat lots of protein and veggies.
Tiffany emphasizes the need to maintain a consistent effort, stating that one must continue working to achieve and maintain their desired goals.
16. Janet Jackson Lost 70 Pounds
When Janet Jackson announced a tour at 54 years old, she knew she would have to prepare her body for the grueling hours and level of exercise required.
Her trainer, Paula Sybliss, helped Jackson prepare for the tour life just six short weeks after she gave birth to her daughter Eissa.
Through weight training with Sybliss and the immense cardio from dancing on a stage every night, Janet Jackson successfully lost 70 pounds by the end of her tour.
Janet Jackson lost 70 pounds through weight training and immense cardio from dancing (Credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Jamie Lamor Thompson / Shutterstock)
According to Paulette Sybliss, who spoke with E!, she began a rigorous training program with the superstar shortly after the singer gave birth to her son Eissa.
The training schedule involved a minimum of four weekly sessions, lasting 45 minutes to an hour each. Sybliss described the training as highly intense, emphasizing the demanding nature of the workouts.
During Janet Jackson’s post-pregnancy fitness journey, her trainer, Paulette Sybliss, focused on building lean muscle to help her achieve her best shape for the concert tour. Instead of prioritizing cardio exercises, the training sessions primarily involved back-to-back weight exercises in elevating Jackson’s heart rate and facilitating fat burning.
“What that does – you would look at her and think she’d done like an hour of cardio with me – but when you’re working with weights and you’re working the muscle that way, it elevates the heart rate, but also it’s creating that fat-burning effect, both during the session and also when she left me, and that was key,” Sybliss said.
“If Janet feels that she needs to have a chocolate cake, go ahead and have a chocolate cake,” Sybliss added. “You’re not eating it every day. You won’t get fat overnight.”
17. Kate Maloney Lost 20 Pounds
The Vanderpump Rules actress displayed her 20-pound weight loss during the show’s season 8 reunion in May 2020.
A month earlier, Kate told fans she felt good after slimming down her figure and working with an efficient nutritionist.
“I think dieting is not sustainable and it’s very short term and just sets you up for failure,” Katie explained to Hollywood Life. “So now I just feel like I just know how to, like, eat for my body and metabolism.”
According to Katie, her snacking choices typically consist of fruits or a small portion of nuts and cheese. For lunch, she enjoys a substantial protein salad with roasted chicken, while dinner usually includes chicken paired with a simple and nutritious side like broccoli or green beans. Katie’s approach to meals revolves around incorporating lean proteins and vegetables to maintain a balanced and healthy diet.
Kate Maloney lost 20 pounds by following a nutrition-based low-sugar diet (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock / MEGA / WENN)
Ozempic, primarily used for treating type 2 diabetes, has gained attention as a rumored choice for celebrity weight loss. While some individuals express strong concerns about this trend, Katie takes a moderate stance. She adopts a middle-ground perspective on the topic, considering different viewpoints and factors surrounding using Ozempic.
“I say everyone do what you want to do,” the podcast host told People in February 2023.
“Understand the risks, and if it’s right for you, it’s right for you. I think the expectations [for women to be thin] are always going be there whether or not there’s… this miracle drug,” she said.
“The pressures are always going to be there,” she added. “So thanks Hollywood, thanks media, thanks society for keeping it going. But I just think, you know, if it makes you happy, follow your bliss.”
18. Action Bronson Lost Over 125 Pounds
American rapper Action Bronson has also taken the plunge in a weight loss journey, losing over a whopping 125 pounds in just six months.
Action Bronson shed over 127 pounds in nine months after getting serious about his health amid the coronavirus pandemic (Credit: WENNCHELLA / WENN / @bambambaklava / Instagram)
Speaking of his incredible transformation, the rapper commented that his influence to change his lifestyle followed the birth of his son in 2019.
The New York rapper, previously recognized for his nearly 400-pound physique, appeared in Men’s Health Magazine, sharing his remarkable weight loss journey, having successfully shed 127 pounds.
Reflecting on his transformation, the rapper expressed that his journey began long ago, as he had struggled with weight since childhood. He acknowledged that this long overdue transformation signified a significant milestone in his life.
“You always want to be around for your family,” he said. “It wasn’t going to happen unless I made that decision myself, and, you know, it takes some soul-searching and some s— to really bother you. Like something that really gets under your skin to make that change. That happened to me.”
Wanting to be around his family the best he could, Bronson hit the gym earlier and modified his whole diet.
19. Ed Sheeran’s 50-Pound Weight Loss
Following the birth of his baby daughter, singer Ed Sheeran decided to prioritize his health and lifestyle.
In January 2017, Ed Sheeran disclosed that he had lost 50 pounds during his year-long hiatus from performing. His primary method for shedding weight was cutting beer from his diet. However, he did mention that he had reintroduced beer after achieving his desired weight.
Ed Sheeran started prioritizing his health following the birth of his daughter in 2020 (Credit: Phil Lewis / Mega / WENN)
After living off fried food and alcohol during his latest tour, his weight hit 15 stones. This star worked to shed five stones by cutting a few unhealthy things from his diet and putting his family first!
During an interview with The Breakfast Club radio show, Sheeran emphasized that although his performances may seem low-key, they require significant movement. He explained that he jumps up and down on boxes and is drenched in sweat by the end of his shows. This vigorous physical activity, combined with the heat of the stage lights, causes him to lose weight.
Ed Sheeran opened up about his lifestyle changes to achieve his weight loss goals. In an interview with BBC Radio 1, the Grammy-winning artist shared how he has prioritized his health since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has made him feel better than ever.
Sheeran revealed that it’s the first time he has truly embraced a healthy lifestyle. He has consciously tried to eliminate unhealthy habits and has started exercising daily.
Previously, he used to consume takeaway food every day, but now he has significantly reduced his intake. The singer-songwriter explained that his focus on health intensified after he finished touring.
He attributed his weight loss to making healthier choices and cutting back on indulgences like chicken wings and excessive alcohol consumption.
“I stopped smoking three years ago and then ever since then started exercising. I love it,” he said on the Behind the Medal podcast in December 2019. His fitness routine usually includes 45 minutes of running in the morning. He sometimes adds in swimming and sit-ups.
“I started doing it because when I stopped smoking, I was very aware that my lungs were so full of s— that I needed to clear them out,” he revealed about his decision to start running. “Gyms are good but there’s nothing like fresh air to really give you a clean out. That’s, for me, the main reason why I started doing it.”
20. Jenna Jameson Lost Around 80 Pounds
Towards the end of 2018, American model Jenna Jameson announced on social media that she’d shed a whopping 80 pounds in just six months.
At the age of 45, she successfully lost approximately 80 pounds by following the low-carb, high-fat principles of the keto diet. Demonstrating her remarkable progress, she shared a before-and-after photo on Instagram, showcasing the significant difference in her appearance.
In her Instagram post, Jameson expressed gratitude to the keto diet for helping her regain control of her life. She emphasized the importance of prioritizing health over mere happiness and highlighted that only one of the two versions of herself depicted in the photos was truly healthy.
Jenna Jameson dropped 80 pounds in six months after following a high-protein, low-carb keto diet (Credit: WENN / @jennacantlose / Instagram)
Motivated by her desire to shed the baby weight gained after giving birth to her daughter, Batel Lu, Jameson embarked on the keto diet in March 2018. After struggling for nearly a year with other weight loss methods, she found success with keto and managed to lose 80 pounds in approximately six months.
By following a low-carb, high-protein keto diet along with intermittent fasting, Jameson achieved this, proudly displaying her transformation to her Instagram followers.
21. Ross Mathews Lost Over 50 Pounds
In November 2020, television host Ross Mathews unveiled his impressive weight loss, having lost 50 pounds in just a few months.
RuPaul’s Drag Race judge, Ross Mathews, has successfully maintained his weight loss for three years. Speaking with PageSix at the 2023 GLAAD Media Awards Gala, the 43-year-old shared his strategies for sustaining his weight loss journey.
Mathews attributed his success to cooking his meals and making conscious choices based on his own recipes, which he humorously refers to as “rossipes.” He emphasized the importance of making healthy choices to prioritize his longevity and staying committed to the fight against weight gain.
Ross Mathews lost 50 pounds after changing his diet and lifestyle (Credit: lev radin / Ga Fullner / Shutterstock)
Addressing the trend of using Ozempic, a prescription medication for individuals with type 2 diabetes, as a weight loss aid in Hollywood, Mathews clarified that he did not utilize the medication for his weight loss.
However, he expressed support and understanding for those who may have chosen that path, encouraging individuals to do what works best for them in their own fight against weight gain.
After his mother’s death, Mathews decided to retake control of his health, achieving a 70-pound loss from the host’s all-time largest weight.
22. Missy Elliott’s Dramatic Weight Loss
American rapper Missy Elliott looks almost unrecognizable after her weight loss transformation.
Losing 30 pounds by exercising and eating healthily, Elliott proudly displayed her new body on social media in May 2018.
For four months, the ‘Work It’ rapper had only drunk water, cut out soda and juices, and stayed away from bread altogether. With glowing skin and enhanced energy, Elliott said she had never felt better!
Missy Elliott’s significant transformation can also be attributed to her diagnosis of Graves’ Disease, an autoimmune disorder that led to dramatic weight loss.
Missy Elliott credited dramatic weight loss from cutting out bread and soda (Credit: WENN / @missymisdemeanorelliott / Instagram)
Graves’ Disease results in excessive production of thyroid hormones, known as hyperthyroidism. This condition presents various symptoms, including weight loss, hair loss, dizziness, throat swelling, irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, fatigue, and mood swings. These physical and physiological changes caused by the disease contributed to Elliott’s significant weight loss.
In addition to her diagnosis of Graves’ Disease, Missy Elliott incorporated the T25 workout routine into her fitness regimen. Created by celebrity trainer Shaun T, the T25 program is designed for individuals with limited time for exercise but who still want to maximize their results within a shorter duration.
23. Adrienne Bailon Lost 20 Pounds
Former Cheetah Girls star Adrienne Bailon flaunted her slimmed-down figure in a bikini after unveiling a 20-pound weight loss.
Bailon reached her breaking point before embarking on her fitness and weight loss journey, recognizing the need for permanent lifestyle changes. She shared that adopting a plant-based diet, engaging in regular workouts, and transforming her relationship with food played vital roles in her successful weight loss.
Adrienne Bailon lost 20 pounds by choosing to eat plant-based and working out (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock / Janet Mayer / Startraksphoto)
This actress, delving into her mid-30s, celebrated this glorious transformation by working out and sticking to a plant-based diet.
Staying dedicated to this health and wellness journey helped Bailon through the mentally challenging Coronavirus pandemic of 2020.
24. Randy Jackson’s 100-Pound-Plus Weight Loss
Deciding to make a lifestyle change, Randy Jackson lost over 100 pounds after his type 2 diabetes diagnosis in 2003.
Randy Jackson has maintained a 100-pound weight loss since his gastric bypass surgery in 2003 (Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN / DFree / Shutterstock)
After suffering from emotional eating, the “Name That Tune” star underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2003 and made critical changes to keep the weight off his body.
Jackson acknowledges that gastric bypass surgery provided a jump start in losing weight rapidly, but he emphasizes the challenges of maintaining weight loss in the long term. He notes that after reaching a goal weight, there can be a tendency to relax and indulge in unhealthy food choices.
To combat this, Jackson has shifted his focus to eating healthy, prioritizing gut health, and avoiding crash diets. He has also chosen to eliminate the word “diet” from his vocabulary, as he believes it often leads to a cycle of losing weight and then regaining it once old eating habits resurface.
25. Chrissy Metz’s Weight Loss Journey
Chrissy Metz went on a journey to take her lifestyle more seriously and responsibly. She followed a 2000-calorie diet to lose 100 pounds in just five months.
Metz started avoiding unhealthy foods and walked for 20 minutes per day. As well as impacting her physical health, these approaches also had a positive effect on her mental health.
Chrissy Metz eats no more than 2,000 calories per day and works out five days a week (Credit: FayesVision / Mega / WENN)
Overall, it seems that (sadly) there is no hidden secret to weight loss—at least, not that celebrities have revealed to the public.
While the methods vary, even among those with access to more resources and personal trainers than most people, all weight loss comes from some form of a caloric deficit.
Whether this is achieved through diet, exercise, or both is entirely up to each person’s preferences and capabilities. Even if you don’t have a world-famous acting role to prepare for, if these celebrities can do it, so can you.