10 Dramatic Celebrity Weight Loss Transformations & How They Did It

Samantha Agate
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While we may all be stuck at home during quarantine, naturally one of the things we do to keep us busy is eating. But, there are some celebrity weight loss transformations that can give us a little inspiration to eat healthier and exercise. Let’s take a look at some amazing weight loss journeys.

Adrienne Bailon

Fresh off of her ‘Masked Singer’ appearance, The Real host Adrienne Bailon posted a gorgeous bikini video on Instagram. The star definitely looks a lot slimmer and is rocking a new sense of confidence. She said in the caption, “This is my first post in a bathing suit since losing 20lbs. Now… I’ve lost weight before but always gained it back… because I was dieting & not changing my lifestyle! But not this time…” Adrienne’s weight loss is in part by her shifting to a plant-based diet as well as working out a lot more. She offered some advice in her Instagram post saying “Drink your water, squat, rest, read, pray, take your vitamins, eat your veggies!” It is definitely worth trying Adrienne’s tips because she looks absolutely amazing.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell showed off a dramatic weight loss transformation on Britain’s Got Talent. He has said to have lost four inches off of his waist and nearly 20 pounds. To achieve this transformation, Simon cut sugar out of his diet. He also decreased his meat intake. “All I do is avoid just red meat – white meat is fine – and I eat loads of vegetables, salads and drink this great beer. I’m on a diet but it doesn’t feel like it now because the food I eat is really healthy and I don’t find it tedious. If it’s boring you won’t stick to it,” he said. He did not fully go vegan, but his new eating habits have definitely helped him achieve a slimmer, more toned figure. And he looks super happy with his weight loss journey.


Kelly Clarkson

The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson has shown off her trim figure during this seasons auditions. She recently lost close to 40 pounds after struggling with her weight for years. Kelly has a thyroid condition that initially caused her weight gain. She cut several things out of her diet to maintain a new healthy lifestyle and this even allowed her to get off of her thyroid medication. Kelly no longer eats “refined starches like pasta, rice, and bread; beans, lentils and peas; soy foods like edamame and tofu; dairy products such as ice creams, yogurts, and cheese; diet soda and artificial sweeteners; all other fruit besides berries; and an extensive list of vegetables.” This seems like a lot of things to be cautious of that she had to cut out of her diet. But it’s certainly working for her because she is glowing.


If you have seen any pictures of Adele lately, you have definitely noticed that she is slimmer than she was when she first stepped onto the music scene. How did she have such a dramatic weight loss? The singer has reportedly lost over 100 pounds after doing what is referred to as the sirtfood diet. It focuses on sirtuins, or proteins in your body that specialize in cellular health and metabolism, among other things. According to the New York Post, “Sirtuins can be found in foods like kale, extra-virgin olive oil, buckwheat, matcha, blueberries and arugula. The menu’s sweet surprises include red wine, coffee and dark chocolate. Meat is not a sirtuin.” Daily exercise is also recommended for this diet. A diet that lets you eat chocolate and drink red wine? It definitely sounds pretty promising but experts say not everyone will experience such a dramatic weight loss from it.


Melissa McCarthy

Actress Melissa McCarthy is always making other people laugh with her hilarious television and movie appearances. Lately, she has been looking amazing after dropping 75 pounds. What exactly is her secret? She is on the keto diet, a high-protein, low carb diet. This diet helps burn stubborn belly fat and can reduce cholesterol levels. She also drinks a ton of water with lemon which helped boost her digestion. Melissa also has said in the past that she follows a fitness plan that includes martial arts and using a rowing machine. It certainly seems to be working for her and is proof that changing your eating habits and exercising can improve your life dramatically.

Rebel Wilson

Everyone’s favorite hilarious actress Rebel Wilson has definitely been shedding some weight recently. She revealed that she now works out with a trainer doing cardio seven days a week. She does circuit training with weights, squats, lunges and ab exercises. her New Year’s resolution for 2020 was to make this a “year of health.” Rebel has said on Instagram that she no longer counts calories and instead focuses on her fiber intake. The star has lost close to 30 pounds already after committing to exercising more. She has also been avoiding sugar and junk food. Rebel looks incredible and we’re so happy that she is feeling motivated and confident this year to rock her new body.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson showed off a slim figure as she revealed that she lost close to 100 pounds. After the birth of her daughter Birdie in 2019, Jessica knew that she had to adopt a new healthy lifestyle after weighing close to 240 pounds. Are you dying to know how she did it? According to her trainer, the singer walked at least 14,000 steps a day and ate two meals and three snacks each day. She ate healthier versions of comfort foods and only indulged on special occasions. Jessica also had 45-minute gym sessions three days a week and made sure she got at least seven hours of sleep each night. Sleep is very important during a weight loss journey because it can affect a person’s attitude and motivation. But clearly, Jessica was more than motivated to shed her baby weight and she looks gorgeous.

Jordyn Woods

Model Jordyn Woods is no stranger to the spotlight. She has been a prominent plus-sized model and has never been shy to flaunt her curves. Jordyn has shown off a more toned figure this year especially after appearing on The Masked Singer. “I always grew up the bigger girl. I was always the taller one in my class — I was always bigger — and as you get older, you just get more and more self-conscious,” she said in a YouTube vlog. After the death of her father in 2017, Jordyn turned to fitness as a coping mechanism. She lost 30 pounds in five months and was still able to maintain her curves. She spends a lot of time at the gym and uses it as a release when there are difficult moments in her life. Jordyn definitely looks happy and more confident than ever.

Gordon Ramsey

Everyone’s favorite brutally honest chef Gordon Ramsey has had his own weight loss journey. Gordon told Good Housekeeping that he once weighed over 250 pounds. His wife Tana is a fitness enthusiast and encouraged him to start eating better and paying more attention to his stress-eating. He was so used to working long hours and eating whatever someone put in front of him but wanted to change this. He began cycling and working out with a trainer three times a week. Gordon has lost close to 60 pounds and even released a cookbook full of healthier recipes for people to make at home.

Kevin Smith

Perhaps one of the most dramatic weight loss journeys is filmmaker and actor Kevin Smith. After suffering a heart attack in 2018 while he weighed close to 330 pounds, doctors warned him that he needed to lose weight. He took his doctor’s advice and lost close to 135 pounds. He makes sure to get at least 10,000 steps per day as he is walking around set. Kevin has also been introduced to a vegan diet. He has even become an ambassador for Weight Watchers. The actor steers clear from junk food now while he is on set filming and is dedicated to living a healthier, happier life not only for himself but for his daughter Harley as well.

These celebrity weight loss transformations are truly so inspiring. It just goes to show you that you can turn your life around just by switching some unhealthy habits.


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