Even celebrities struggle with the motivation to lose weight. Many famous people have undergone transformations for a variety of reasons over the years. Some of them concentrated on making dietary changes, focusing on whole, nutritious foods. Others increased the rigor of their workouts. Whatever approach they take, their results confirm what we’ve always known: Consistency and dedication pay off. Following are celebrities who have been open about losing weight and what it took to achieve their goals.
9. Khloe Kardashian
This Kardashian sister isn’t afraid to show how hard she works out in the gym—but she’s only recently discovered her passion for fitness. That’s one of the reasons she claimed to have lost more than 30 pounds after giving birth to her daughter in 2018.
8. Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne is one of many celebrities who lose weight while competing on Dancing with the Stars, most likely due to the rigorous practice schedule. However, she chose to have gastric bypass surgery in 2018, resulting in an 85-pound weight loss in 2020. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” she exclaimed.
7. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore revealed to her Instagram followers in February 2020 that she lost 20 pounds with trainer Marnie Alton, who helped overhaul her diet and exercise routine. She specializes in total-body workouts that include cardio, abs, bands, weights, and stretching.
6. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson revealed on Instagram in September 2019 that she had lost 100 pounds six months after giving birth to her daughter, Birdie Mae. She worked with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak to achieve these goals, which included walking 12,000 steps per day, getting at least seven hours of sleep per night, eating three full meals and two snacks per day, and doing circuit training workouts three to four days per week.
5. Christina Aguilera
In 2015, the Liberation singer and former Voice judge lost 50 pounds. Her secret is to take time away from her hectic schedule. Taking some personal time can benefit not only the body but also the mind and spirit. She has been experimenting with new foods and exercise methods. Not for diet or weight loss, but for her mind, well-being, and overall sense of health.
4. Ayesha Curry
Ayesha Curry knows a thing or two about cooking delicious food as a celebrity chef, and the star revealed on Instagram that she follows a mindful diet. Curry also collaborated with Fitbit to improve her fitness, with a focus on cardio, strength training, and HIIT bodyweight workouts. Curry revealed that she lost 35 pounds in September 2020.
3. Ree Drummond
“Skinny has not been my primary goal,” Ree Drummond admitted, but she was motivated to feel better and gain energy. She was adamant about not relying on fad diets like keto or hiring a personal trainer. Instead, she concentrated on eating fewer calories, weighing her portions, building muscle with daily walks, Pilates, and her rowing machine, and loading up on protein instead of sugar and alcohol. She insists that after losing 43 pounds feeling good is really all that matters.
2. Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson lost 60 pounds after declaring 2020 her “Year of Health” by adopting a new diet and fitness routine. She allegedly began the Mayr Method, which eliminates dairy, gluten, sugar, and caffeine. The actress also works out at the gym six to seven days a week, concentrating on cardio, strength training, HIIT, and mobility.
1. Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish will now be 40 pounds lighter in December 2020. On her 40th birthday, the comedian quit smoking and went to the gym after weighing 182 pounds. She recently decided to improve her fitness routine and diet by enrolling in a 30-day fitness program, and she lost an additional 10 pounds. Haddish revealed in an Instagram Live that she was getting up at 2 a.m. to work out, focusing on plyometrics, cardio, and strength training. She also consumes a lot of protein and vegetables.