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The Wildest Celebrity Weight Loss Transformations



Losing weight can be hard work. We spend weeks or months looking after our diets and exercising more and more to slowly see some results – if we’re lucky. You might get inspiration from these celebrities if you’ve recently dedicated yourself to weight loss.

You will be surprised at how these celebrities have lost a significant amount of weight. Why not check the list and see if your favorite celebrity is there? You might not be able to recognize some of them – so let’s take a look.

Carrie Fisher

As a 19-year old, she was asked to lose weight for her first role in 1977’s Star Wars. 40 years after her first appearance, she was compelled to shed 35lbs of weight to reprise her famous role as Princess Leia Organa in 2015’s The Force Awakens.

According to her, she placed herself on a sugar-free and gluten-free diet and exercised more. She died of heart attack a year after returning to the screen. Her death, according to some individuals, is not entriely unrelated to her compelled weight loss.


Zack Galifianakis

Zack Galifianakis is popular for his role as Alan in The Hangover series. He claimed he was able to lose a considerable amount of weight after cutting out alcohol and increasing the amount of walking he does each day.

Don’t worry, the transformation hasn’t taken his sense of humor from him!

Christina Aguilera

After her divorce at age 32, she gained a few extra pounds as a result of a dramatically changed diet. However, thanks to yoga, cardio, and a low carbohydrate diet, she managed to lose it all again. As well as keeping active through dancing, she also found time for weight training.


Not only that, but she also followed a workout plan: 10-20 minutes treadmill walk, lifting 5-20lbs of weight, pushups, lunges and about 350-500reps of sit-ups. Her weight loss made her feel revitalized awhile she spends more time with her son, Max.


Raven Symoné

That’s So Raven star, Raven-Symoné, who made her first appearance on The Cosby Show at age three, also had a public struggle with weight loss. Her fast weight-loss resulted in a rumor that she had actually gotten pregnant and had the baby.

When she discovered that stress caused her weight gain, she followed a stress-free weight-loss plan. She is now happy with her new slim and trim figure. However, her 70lbs weight loss still gets fans’ eyebrows raised.

John Goodman

2015 marked the beginning of actor John Goodman’s amazing transformation. He was close to 400lbs at his heaviest. Popularly known for his role as Roseanne’s husband in sitcom Roseanne, he got himself in the horrid sequence of losing weight and gaining it back again.

When he decided to be stable, he lost over 100lbs by eating healthier and exercising on a regular basis. John now looks better and much younger with his slimmed-down physique.


Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

Former Jersey Shore star Snooki attributed her weight loss success to having her first child, maintaining a 1,300 calorie daily diet, and a strict workout regimen at least four times a week. Her busy schedule didn’t stop her from observing her daily activities.


The pint-sized reality star shed 42lbs after the birth of her first child. Remember she was once arrested for getting drunk and behaving disorderly? She now claims she doesn’t need to drink to have fun; she only needs to stay healthy by spending time with her kids. What a proud and lovely mother!

Tom Arnold

Comedian and actor Tom Arnold claims one of the most embarrassing moments of his life was when his doctor asked him to stand on a scale: revealing he weighed 287 pounds.

He then set a 100-pound weight loss goal by observing a sugar-free and gluten-free diet while doing a lot of cardio. His 100 pounds weight loss in less than a year was an inspiration, putting him in the best shape of life.


Ricky Gervais

UK comedian and funny guy Ricky Gervais struggled to lose weight as a result of his love for wine. He has experienced both weight loss and weight gain.

He claims he only went through a series of exercises of around 35-40 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of weights daily – to shed 22lbs. He didn’t have to give up either alcohol or food, he just monitored his intake.

Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton is a gossip blogger and Hollywood staple. The self-proclaimed “Queen of all media” witnessed a significant weight loss after a fierce struggle with his weight.


He made a total commitment to himself and his health. He claims his incredible transformation is a result of a clean diet and lots of regular exercises (including pilates and yoga). Even after losing 70lbs, he continues to improve on his weight to attain his super fit goal.


Rosie O’Donnell

Losing weight has been a serious battle for former talk show host, Rosie O’Donnell; however, she refused to compromise her health. After a series of health issues including a heart attack at 50 and on the verge of dying, she underwent vertical gastric sleeve surgery.

The 2013 surgery saw her lose 64lbs, which according to her, changed her life. After a significant weight loss, she only wants to reduce stress to maximize her well-being.

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill is one of those actors who gained weight to take leading roles. 2015 saw him put on weight for his role in the movie War Dogs, starring alongside Miles Teller.

His weight loss journey took a new dimension when he started filming Moneyball with Brad Pitt in 2011. He claims his weight loss was triggered by a new diet and a change of habits. Even though his weight has fluctuated over the years, he continues to show off his slim figure.


Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley has battled with both weight gain and weight loss. She began to make the news for her weight gain in 2005 with the first appearance of her TV show Fat Actress.

She claims her being spontaneous in meal consumption contributed to her weight gain. She lost 50lbs in 2014 through the James Craig program: she stuck to a strict diet and series of exercises.

Khloe Kardashian

Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian’s recent 40lbs weight loss within a year has grabbed the attention of the media. Unlike many other celebrities, Khloe Kardashian didn’t engage in quick fixes and those fad diets to shed weight.

She instead went through a slow process by eating a low-carb diet and maintaining a proper lifestyle. She claims breastfeeding made her lose about 33lbs. Her transformation is a testament to the fact that anyone can significantly change their appearance by enough dedication and courage.


Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah made her first appearance on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and has starred in many TV shows and movies since. Her amazing transformation has become a great source of inspiration for many.

According to her, the fact that she loves herself has changed a whole lot of things. Her collaboration with Hollywood trainer Jeanette Jenkins, yoga, and a healthy diet made the changes in her shape. Even after losing 20lbs, she still maintains her workout five days a week.

Star Jones

Star Jones, a lawyer and journalist, was famous for co-hosting The View. She had struggled with her weight for a long time, reaching about 307lbs in 2003 – eventually diagnosed as morbidly obese.

She never felt happy about her weight gain: even though she succeeded in her career, she was drained emotionally. She shed a whopping 160lbs after settling for gastric bypass surgery in her early 40s, which she kept private for a long time.


Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson rose to stardom through American Idol in 2004. Afterward, she shed a whopping 80lbs. She slimmed down from a size 16 to a size six and has been able to maintain an attractively thin figure for eight years.

She only watched her diet, played basketball, and did a minute walk twice with each hour. Even though the weight loss was quite difficult at first, according to her, maintaining it is much more comfortable.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne rose to fame on the MTV reality show, The Osbournes in 2002. Since then, she has carved for herself a significant niche in music, television, and fashion careers, but has also been having some struggles with her weight.

Her weight kept fluctuating as she claims to be an emotional eater. She used the Garcinia Cambogia pill to shed weight. She, however, has been able to sustain her slender figure by continuously observing a vegan diet plan.


Chris Pratt

Yes, the one-time fat Chris Pratt that played a lead role in Guardians of the Galaxy! 2014 saw him shed 80lbs for his leading role as Peter Quill in the Marvel film after rising to fame as Andy in Parks and Recreation. He lost an estimated 60lbs in just six months.

This could be attributed to his observation of P90X, lots of running, boxing and swimming, coupled with his consumption of low-carb and Paleo-style diet. He now feels good mentally, physically, and spiritually.

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