These celebrities have lost a significant amount of weight. Some have gained, lost, gained, and then lost again. Most have kept the weight off for good. Go through the list and see if your favorite celebrity is here — you might be surprised.
Carrie Fisher gained weight after starring in the Star Wars Trilogy. To play Leia she had to lose 35 pounds. Since her starring role, she has struggled to lose weight. Before her tragic death, Fisher lost some weight by going on a sugar-free and gluten-free diet. The 50-pound weight loss looked great on her.
Zach Galifianakis is best known for his role as Alan in The Hangover. Since then, he has made some lifestyle changes to lose weight. He has stopped drinking, walks a lot, and eats a healthy diet. You can hardly recognize it from his rise to fame and let’s face it, he’s hot now.
Christina Aguilera has had a bit of a public struggle with weight. When she first became famous, she had an awesome body. Over the years, she gained some weight, which happens when you have kids. Now she has adopted a new and healthier lifestyle that includes yoga for a fit body.
Raven-Symoné is another young actress who has had a public struggle with weight. A nutrition expert helped Raven-Symoné lose a lot of weight and live like a new woman. She eliminated all fast food from her diet, which is a major reason she was so successful at losing weight.
John Goodman is probably best known for his role in “Roseanne,” as Roseanne’s husband. He had an amazing transformation when he started eating healthier and exercising on a regular basis. This helped him lose over 100 pounds. He looks years younger now!
Remember Snooki from the Jersey Shore? Ya, me either. But she has gained some popularity and is a celebrity after giving birth to her son. Not only did she lose her baby weight, she lost extra weight on top of that. She goes to the gym regularly, which has contributed to her weight loss.
Tom Arnold gained quite a bit of weight after starring in True Lies with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Tom started going to the gym six days a week, cut back on carbohydrates, and keeps track of his calories. That is some dedication to losing weight.
Ricky Gervais is a hilarious UK comedian. He used to weigh quite a lot until he started doing about 45 minutes of a cardio workout and 20 minutes of a weight workout at his house. He claims he hasn’t changed his diet at all and still drinks what he wants. He is pretty lucky if that is true!
Chris Pratt rose to fame while playing Andy in “Parks and Recreation.” He was never a really fit guy, until his Guardians of the Galaxy role. He lost 60 pounds by going to the gym on a regular basis. It is quite a transformation and it definitely looks good on him.
Perez Hilton knows everything that is going on in Hollywood — gossip is his job! He was having trouble with the single life so lost 80 pounds by adopting a holistic lifestyle. Perez says along with the physical transformations he has also had a mental transformation so he is more aware of his energy in the universe.
Rosie O’Donnell underwent surgery to lose weight. She has been overweight most of her career, so it is possible she just needed a little extra help. She had a gastric sleeve put in place and lost 64 pounds because of it. Rosie says the weight loss has helped her change her life for the better.
Jonah Hill has had a public battle with weight and has been compared to Channing Tatum a lot, since they were in “21 Jump Street” together. Jonah gains weight, then loses it, on a regular basis. Let’s just hope he’s doing it the healthy way, although yo-yo dieting is not really considered healthy.
Kirstie Alley gained quite a lot of weight after she played in the Look Who’s Talking movies. She was hardly recognizable. She was fed up with how she looked, so she used the Jenny Craig program to lose 50 pounds. Kirstie became a spokesperson for them and has kept the weight off over the years.
Formerly known as the heaviest of the Kardashian clan, the youngest of the Kardashian sisters has recently revealed a more svelte figure. Khloe attributes the weight loss to her new-found love of exercise and eating a balanced diet, which she discovered as she was going through the process of a difficult divorce with ex-husband Lamar Odom.
Queen Latifah made her debut on the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Since then, she has starred in many movies and television shows, along with gaining weight. She changed her eating habits, started working out five days a week, and took to yoga. She has kept the weight off by eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins.
Star Jones has been vocal about her weight issues over the years. She has lost 40 pounds by changing her diet. She no longer eats sugar, dairy, or meat. She says she has much more confidence now at 54 years of age than when she was younger and in her 20s.
Jennifer Hudson gained her stardom on the show “American Idol.” During her weight loss journey, she went from a size 16 to a size six. She looks radiant and says she’s proud of her transformation. She says the weight loss was difficult at first but maintaining it is much easier.
Kelly Osbourne basically grew up on television, on her family’s reality show “The Osbournes.” Growing up in that household looked somewhat stressful, so it is no wonder her weight went up and down. She used the Garcinia Cambogia pill to lose weight. Now she just uses it to maintain her current weight.
Drew Carey is best known for “The Drew Carey Show” and hosting “Whose Line is it Anyways.” When he got the job for “The Price is Right,” Drew lost a lot of weight. He had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes so he started eating healthy and cut out junk food. He now is much skinnier and looks healthier than before.
Seth Rogan lost 30 pounds for his role in The Green Hornet. It only took him 10 weeks to lose this weight, so it probably wasn’t the healthiest of methods. However, he got fit for the movie and he actually looks pretty darn good! Seems like he will keep it off for good.
If you can believe it, Tyra Banks has had to lose weight. She gained some over the years, and it is no secret she has struggled with it… being a supermodel and all. She lost weight using the Paleo diet and now says she has more energy and feels good about herself.
“The Ricki Lake Show” was a well-known talk show Ricki hosted during the day. Over the years, her weight obviously fluctuated. When she decided to lose weight, she used a food service to bring her, at most, 1,400 calories per day. She also slept six to eight hours at night and now uses dance training to keep the weight off.
Randy Jackson is a music industry mogul and one of the hosts of “American Idol.” He had struggled with weight since he was young and was diagnosed with diabetes when he was older. Once he was diagnosed, he stopped drinking alcohol, started dieting, and exercising regularly. He lost over 100 pounds using this method.
Ruben Studdard also gained his fame on “American Idol.” Because of this, he had a very public weight loss transformation. He went on “Biggest Loser” to keep losing weight. Ruben lost a total of 169 pounds during the course of his transformation. That is amazing and he looks really good.
Jordin Sparks lost over 50 pounds once she started eating healthy and living a healthier lifestyle. After she lost the weight, she has experienced a boost of confidence in front of the camera that can clearly be seen in many of her pictures.
Angie Stone is an actress, producer, and recording artist. Along with these, she has also found time to lose a significant amount of weight. Angie was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. After she was diagnosed, she lost 75 pounds and says she feels much younger than her age. She looks much happier too.
Alec Baldwin had a dramatic change in weight. The doctor told him he was a pre-diabetic, which was when Alec took action. He changed his diet and started exercising. He now looks much healthier than before and continues to star in many notable films and television shows.
Graham Elliot is best known for his role on “Top Chef Masters.” As a chef, he has sampled a lot of delicious food over the years, and the weight had caught up to him. Graham went on a diet and lost 150 pounds. His favorite type of exercise is boxing and running marathons.
Abby Lee Miller
Abby Lee Miller is a dance instructor who hosted “Dance Moms.” She has numerous lawsuits against her for assault, fraud, and hiding income. Beside all of that legal stuff, she has lost a good amount of weight by using the Lap-Band procedure. She started out as a size 24 and dropped to a size 16.
Jill Scott lost a crazy amount of weight — 200 pounds exactly. That is an astonishing success. So how did she do it? She found a diet program and exercise regimen that fit her lifestyle, and she stuck with it. She now runs marathons, which is a big difference from when she had a hard time catching her breath while singing.
Adam Richman is the host of “Man v. Food,” so we know he loves to eat. Losing weight had to be a big challenge for him, especially because he became a vegan to lose weight. Now, he uses cleanses and detoxes after trying all of those greasy foods from different areas of the country.
Jerry Ferrara is known for his role on “Entourage.” He played Turtle, and as the seasons progress, you can see the changes Jerry goes through with his weight. It was a struggle, but he finally found a diet that worked and he lost 40 pounds in just 10 months. He now lives a healthy lifestyle, works out, and quit smoking.
Wendy Williams, who happens to be the host of “The Wendy Williams Show,” is a comedian who has had a very public weight loss. She lost over 50 pounds by doing a combination of a cardio and Pilates workouts. She also stopped eating meat and started juicing. This has helped her lose the weight and keep it off.
The famous singer struggled with weight most of her life, and being so famous she did most of it in the spotlight. In 2010, she underwent plastic surgery. This helped her lost 85 pounds and she says she feels good. She does have diabetes but keeps up a healthy lifestyle to maintain her weight and health.
Austin “Chumlee” Russell
Chumlee is one of the men from “Pawn Stars.” His father died when he was 54, which is what inspired Chumlee to make some life changes. He joined a gym, quit eating junk food, and starting living an overall healthier lifestyle. He lost about 100 pounds during his weight-loss journey.
Dr. Dre got fit over the years. He eats good food and exercises on a regular basis. He is over 50 years old now but says he feels like he did when he was in his 30s. This lifestyle transformation led him to lose over 50 pounds and lowered his blood pressure. He definitely looks good for his age!
Shonda Rhimes is known for creating the shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” Over her weight loss journey, Shonda lost a total of 117 pounds. That is quite a feat, especially because she did it without any plastic surgery. She lost all of the weight the healthy way — through exercise and dieting.
Janet Jackson gained weight as she gold older, which happens to even the best celebrities. To lose the weight she gained, Janet stopped eating junk food and started exercising on a regular basis. A personal trainer guided her along the way. In just four months, she lost a total of 60 pounds.
Oprah Winfrey has been no stranger to weight loss struggles. They have been the subject of some of her talks shows over the years. Her weight has been up and down, but it seems to have finally stayed down. She lost 30 pounds and it looks like she plans to keep it off.
Gabourey Sidibe got her breakout role in Precious, which she won an Academy Award for. Sidibe is in the middle of her weight loss journey and has currently lost 50 pounds. She has starred in many television shows since her movie debut, so it will be interesting to see where she goes over the years.
Mariah Carey is another singer who started out slim at the beginning of her career. As time went on, she gained weight, had kids, and struggled to get the weight off. Mariah used the Jenny Craig program to lose 40 pounds within a few months. She now looks goods and healthy — just like she used to.
Khloe Kardashian isn’t the only reality TV star who wants a revenge body. Mama June, mother of Honey Boo Boo went to extreme measures to achieve her weight loss goals in time for her ex’s wedding to his new wife. Mama June underwent gastric sleeve and skin removal surgeries in 2017 and supplemented it with a diet and exercise plan with a personal trainer. Her goal was a size four, and dropping from a size 18, it looks like she’s getting closer.