The struggle is real, and it doesn’t just get instantly easy just because you’re a celebrity. We all struggle with resisting all the most tasty, but also most fatty foods on offer.
Sometimes we let things get out of hand, and before we know it, we’ve ballooned in size and can’t fit into any of our old clothes.
Imagine the disappointment at not being able to fit in all the designer freebies previously handed out, back in our ‘slimmer’ days. That reality is very true for celebrities who piled on the pounds, but these 15 famous faces also managed to shed the extra weight too!
Barrymore previously said that having a sexy body “isn’t at the forefront” of her mind. “Having a hot body is just not my thing. I care a little, I don’t care a lot,” she said.
“I was 144 and now I’m 124. I did it on the filming of a Netflix show [‘Santa Clarita Diet’],” she told Us Weekly. “I feel really great. I followed Kimberly Snyder’s methods, but I added some protein like fish and chicken since she’s all vegetarian or vegan. I’ve been very disciplined and all I did was cry and dream about pizza. I still am dreaming and crying about pizza.”
Anna Faris’ husband, Chris Pratt, used to be pretty chubby and didn’t look that good. Chris adopted a paleo diet and began working out and hasn’t looked back since.
The former child star revealed her shocking weight loss back in 2011. Interestingly enough, Symone attributed her dramatic transformation to not focusing on losing the weight.
In an appearance on the Wendy Williams show, the music legend Aretha Franklin revealed that she has shed a remarkable 85 pounds after deciding that she was “entirely too fat.”
She dropped just over half of it and is now working a more curvy look these days. But this picture is all the evidence needed to prove that we are still totally in love with Miss Carey, even more so with those sexy curves!
She began to calorie count and work out, lost the weight, piled a bit of it back on but managed to lose it again (and more) after taking part on hit TV show Dancing with the Stars in 2011.
In preparation for the season premier screening of The Voice back in 2013, she got her body back in fantastic shape, shifting around 20 pounds by working out with fitness guru Tee Sorge and doing yoga.
The singer didn’t actually choose to lose weight until 2013, and after two years she confessed to having lost 50 pounds thanks to clean eating and workouts with a person trainer five days a week. Proud of her new body, she’s often seen flaunting her toned stomach in fitness magazines.
The American country singer started to get a little too comfortable in her skin, and she started to gain weight over the years. In 2013 she decided enough was enough and she worked hard to shift the pounds.
Weight loss critics didn’t quite believe that she had managed to do it alone, and she was accused of undergoing surgery to achieve her new fantastic figure. She slammed the critics, stating: “I lost my weight the healthy and good old fashioned way. Watching what I eat and working out with my trainer Bill Crutchfield.”
He first appeared as a producer touring with some of the biggest names in the music industry (Mariah Carey, George Michael, Bob Dylan…) but life on the road took its toll on the American Idol judge.
After weighing a shocking 350 pounds back in 2003, he opted for a gastric bypass surgery after being diagnosed with diabetes. He still struggles but hasn’t managed to reach the same calorific heights in weight since!
She explains that there is no quick fix or fad diet worth following though. She said its important to build a normal relationship with exercise and good and added: “For me it’s not about looking like a supermodel – it’s about feeling good about who I am naturally.”
She may have only reached seventh place in the third season of American Idol back in 2004, but Miss Hudson certainly managed to achieve success in the music industry regardless. After tragically losing her mother, brother and nephew four years later in a shooting, the singer went into hiding for three months.
When she returned, she had a new outlook on life and become a spokesperson for Weight Watchers in 2010 and lost 80 pounds over the next few years.
Rebel Wilson is one funny lady, but it’s fair to say she had a larger frame in Pitch Perfect 1&2 but check out what she’s achieved recently.
After showing off her new trim figure on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she piled on the pounds again in the 1990s. Nowadays she fluctuates but is currently showing off her slimmer self after losing another 50 pounds again.