Celebrity Weight Loss Success Stories You Will Find Very Inspiring

It is no joke to lose weight – this much everyone knows. Celebrities in particular, however, with the spotlight on them consistently, find that it is much much more important to stay in shape. While everyone knows weight must be lost, not everyone knows the answer to the question of exactly how.

Celebs that put on a few extra pounds must spend on trainers, private gyms, and diets custom-built for them. Shedding the fat and losing the inches may seem doable with all that help, but it is no less challenging. Of course, with their wealth, they can opt for various procedures as well. And, some of those have some pretty spectacular results, as you’ll find out by checking out this slideshow!

 Jorge Garcia – 100 Pounds: Turned Vegan

Ever since Jorge Garcia depicted Hugo in ABC’s drama series Lost, his weight has been a topic of discussion as well as concern among his millions of fans. In fact, there was a time when he was told that only gastric bypass could help him shed weight or he could even die.

The actor, however, wasn’t convinced by the suggestion and rather adopted veganism – a diet that includes only plant-based products. Apparently, Jorge made a wise decision because he successfully lost 100 lbs and made everyone proud of this huge achievement, which was completely a result of his dedication.

Gabourey Sidibe – 179 Pounds: Gastric  Sleeve Surgery

The Precious star has hogged a lot of limelight in recent times due to her amazing weight loss. Only within a year of undergoing gastric sleeve surgery, Sidibe has started showing off her toned down figure on Instagram and, lo and behold, the 34-year-old looks really glamorous and confident! She recently revealed that her Type-2 diabetes forced her to think seriously about her body weight.

In her own words, she didn’t go under the knife for looking gorgeous, but she just wanted to walk and move around with some comfort. Gabourey, who has battled weight issues since when she was 6, loves her body now. So do we!

Marie Osmond – 45 pounds: Nutrisystem Diet Program

Marie Osmond is best remembered for being a popular country music star from the 1970s through the 1980s. Osmond was popular for releasing a remake of the song called Paper Roses. She was also able to host a variety show called Donny & Marie with her brother Donny Osmond. Osmond always had problems with getting the body that she’d always wanted.

Her life changed in the late 2000s when she discovered the Nutrisystem diet program. The program worked wonders for her because she became 45 pounds lighter. In 2019, Osmond appeared in an episode of Watch What Happens: Live.

Rob Kardashian – 34 Pounds: Personal Trainer & Nutritionist

Blac Chyna, Rob’s ex, once claimed that Rob had undergone a weight loss procedure which cost him about $100K. Rob, on the contrary, flipped at his ex, claiming that it was Chyna who underwent the same and that he of all people paid for it.

It’s true that Rob was strong-minded to lose his weight after their split-up and he even hired professionals to achieve his dream physique. We know that he has been suffering from Type-II diabetes for a very long time. While he has managed to shed his extra pounds, it is undisclosed how he finally achieved it.

Jennifer Gimenez – 100 pounds: Gym & Diet Ownership

Jennifer Gimenez is a reality TV personality, actress, and model. Rumour has it that in order to keep herself in the business of professional modeling, Gimenez went on seriously harmful diets and spent a few too many hours working out. And, they say this stress is what led her to turn to various unhealthy substances.

She went through years of drinking before she came clean with some help. However, she had put on a bunch of pounds in the process and became as heavy as 263 lbs. This time around, Gimenez chose a more organized meal plan and has managed to lose 100 lbs!

Aretha Franklin has always been remembered as a curvy woman. It wasn’t until the legendary singer had reached the 300-pound weight scale and fell ill from type 2 diabetes that she finally decided that it was time to get her health back in order. Her illness and age made the transformation a fairly difficult process, which she ended up taking very seriously.

 Aretha Franklin – 100 pounds: Slim Diets & Exercise

Aretha Franklin has always been remembered as a curvy woman. It wasn’t until the legendary singer had reached the 300-pound weight scale and fell ill from type 2 diabetes that she finally decided that it was time to get her health back in order. Her illness and age made the transformation a fairly difficult process, which she ended up taking very seriously.

She soon hired a whole team of experts, including a dietitian, a fitness trainer, and doctors to formulate the perfect diet for her. She didn’t take into consideration any fast-slimming method such as a gastric sleeve surgery. Eventually, Aretha Franklin was able to lose more than 100 pounds!

Rachael Ray – 40 Pounds: Mediterranean Diet & Strength Training

Guess what’s the expertise of Rachael Ray other than being a great chef? Only she can look like 30 in her fifties with so much ease, and a lot of credit for that goes to her weight loss. There was a time, however, when she struggled with excess weight, but thanks to her dedication, those extra 40 pounds soon became a thing of the past.

Guess what’s the expertise of Rachael Ray other than being a great chef? Only she can look like 30 in her fifties with so much ease, and a lot of credit for that goes to her weight loss. There was a time, however, when she struggled with excess weight, but thanks to her dedication, those extra 40 pounds soon became a thing of the past.

For the workout, Rachael did strength and cardio training (without any trainer), and apart from that, she followed a Mediterranean diet to trim a few inches. So, now you know how this Emmy winner made it thrugh!

CHRISTINA AGUILERA – 50 POUNDS: Mysterious Weight Loss

The skinny, blonde, and beautiful pop star princess has always been considered to be in great shape, motivating women all around the world to follow her lifestyle rules and methods. But, after giving birth to her little boy, Aguilera seemed to struggle with returning to her former slender self. In less than a year, she got up to 200 pounds!

The pop singer told the world she was strong enough to get her life back on track. She started attending yoga classes and followed a strict diet. Eventually, she was able to lose more than 50 pounds.

EJ Johnson – 130 pounds: Gastric Sleeve Surgery

If you used to watch Ej Johnson on Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, you would know how wealthy he was. Johnson is the son of former basketball star, Magic Johnson. Johnson used to be huge but thanks to the wealth he was born into, he was able to take a short cut when he wanted to get slim.

Johnson decided to get gastric sleeve surgery back in 2015 and this made him lose a whopping 130 pounds. In more recent times, Johnson has said that he aims to work in the fashion industry. Johnson’s most recent TV appearance was on Red Table Talk, in 2018.

Austin “Chumlee” Russel – 100 pounds: Diet, Exercise, & Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Austin Russel a.k.a. Chumlee is popularly known for starring in Pawn Stars. Chumlee kickstarted his weight loss transformation back in 2013 through altering his eating habits completely. He cut down on red meat and consumed more greens. He was also working out almost every single day.

He eventually lost a total of 75 pounds. In 2018, he was able to lose a whopping 100 pounds due to the gastric sleeve surgery procedure that he got. Also in 2018, Chumlee finally got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend Tanya Hijazi.

Graham Elliot – 150 pounds: Gastric Sleeve Surgery

MasterChef Graham Elliott underwent gastrectomy surgery back in 2013 and lost about 150 lbs in the process. Graham had to commit himself to the sleeve gastrectomy as his weight was around 400 lbs at the time. Elliott is someone who has battled weight issues all his life and he told the People magazine that he faced difficulties getting in or out of his car, lacing his shoes and even playing with his kids.

The celebrity chef later revealed that he had to take this decision for his family. After an hour-long invasive procedure and with a change in his diet plans thereafter, he lost the extra pounds.

Kirstie Alley– 75 pounds: Jenny Craig Diet & Dance

Most of you probably remember Kirstie Alley for the roles she had on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Cheers, and Veronica’s Closet. Over the years, Alley’s weight has been fluctuating but she’s never gone under the knife even once.

Alley first lost 75 pounds back in the mid-2000s, thanks to the Jenny Craig program. She eventually gained weight again then slimmed down once again during her time on Dancing with the Stars. As of 2018, Alley has put on some weight once more because she has been battling Lyme disease.

Craig Robinson – 50 pounds: Vegan Diet

We’re sure you might have a friend or two who are following a vegan lifestyle. Craig Robinson is an actor who decided to go vegan and this worked wonders for him. Robinson was able to lose around 50 pounds but of course, he also made sure to hit the gym.

We’re sure you might have a friend or two who are following a vegan lifestyle. Craig Robinson is an actor who decided to go vegan and this worked wonders for him. Robinson was able to lose around 50 pounds but of course, he also made sure to hit the gym.

He also shared that he had to slow down when it came to drinking. Robinson seems like he is very happy with the healthier lifestyle he has been following in more recent years. According to sources, he will be appearing in at least four new movies.

Kim Kardashian – 20 Pounds: Weight Training & Bodybuilding Diet

Instagram star Kim Kardashian has always managed to gain media attention in some way or the other. Be it the choice of outrageous clothes or losing 20 pounds within a matter of weeks, she knows how to make the news. The businesswoman mentioned in one of her interviews that her weight used to remain constant at 140 and after transforming it to 116, she feels great about it.

Adding more to the revelation, Kim told that she exercised daily with heavyweights and followed a diet that consists of healthy eating. Guess what’s the one thing this fashionista can’t resist – Haagen-Dazs ice cream!

Instagram star Kim Kardashian has always managed to gain media attention in some way or the other. Be it the choice of outrageous clothes or losing 20 pounds within a matter of weeks, she knows how to make the news. The businesswoman mentioned in one of her interviews that her weight used to remain constant at 140 and after transforming it to 116, she feels great about it.

Kourtney Kardashian – 35 Pounds: Keto Diet & Strict Workout Routine

The eldest sister of the Kardashian family, Kourtney is famous for a well-toned physique and she is often asked about her secret to maintaining a great shape even after having 3 kids. Now in her forties, the stunning mum revealed that she follows a sugar-free keto diet (high protein & fat, low carb) along with healthy snacking that includes only unprocessed foods.

When it comes to exercise, Kourtney adheres to a strict regime and likes to do Pilates and strength training which not only made her lose 35 pounds but also helps in retaining the great figure that she keeps on flaunting on social media.

 Chaka Khan – 60 pounds: Thorough Diets & Exercising

Yvette Marie Stevens, aka Chaka Khan, had always been struggling with her weight, substances, and even alcoholism. The legendary singer, popularly referred to as the Queen of Funk, was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure – and this was the day she decided things had to change.

She soon made up her mind and began following a strict, unconditional and healthy lifestyle routine. Drastically changing her eating habits, she went off all dairy products and meat and embraced different physical activity plans to get the desired results. Eventually, she ended up getting rid of more than 60 pounds!

Wayne Knight – 117 pounds: Life of Moderation

Wayne Knight has several popular roles to his credit – from Jurassic Park and Seinfeld to Toy StoryTarzan and so many more! His most critical role was that of mailman Newman on Seinfeld, and who can forget the chubbiness of Jerry’s neighbor?

Lately, however, it appears that Wayne has been living a much healthier lifestyle. It looks like he hasn’t relied on any procedures, but has practiced moderation in smoking, drinking, and eating as the key to weight loss success. He’s shed up to 40 pounds in no time and is happy to no longer be “that fat guy”!

Abby Lee Miller – 40 pounds: Gastric Sleeve Surgery 

The Dance Moms star, Abby Lee Miller, is famously known for her sweet figure, just as she is known for her curves. Immensely popular as a celebrity dance instructor, she faced different kinds of weight-related issues for a long time, especially related to hypothyroidism.

Lee Miller decided to act fast by getting a gastric sleeve surgery in 2017. She also got into some trouble recently and was in prison for fraud. However, she was seen to have lost 100 pounds during this time, and has been turning many heads! She has gone on record saying that she plans on doing more for her beauty and looks once she serves her time.

Vince Vaughn – 26 pounds: Running & a Healthy Diet

Vince Vaughn is hailed as one of the funniest actors Hollywood has seen. The tall and witty fast-talking actor has starred in many movies including ZoolanderOld SchoolStarsky & HutchWedding CrashersThe Dilemma and Unfinished Business. Having started his acting career during the 198os, it took him some time to succeed since he rose to fame following the success of his 1996 film, Swingers.

Donning the roles of actor, producer, and comedian, Vaughn gained a serious amount of weight as his career in Hollywood established. Although he has lost quite some weight, we’re sure he didn’t lose his sense of humor!

Vince Vaughn is hailed as one of the funniest actors Hollywood has seen. The tall and witty fast-talking actor has starred in many movies including ZoolanderOld SchoolStarsky & HutchWedding CrashersThe Dilemma and Unfinished Business. Having started his acting career during the 198os, it took him some time to succeed since he rose to fame following the success of his 1996 film, Swingers.Carnie Wilson – 150 pounds: Gym & Diet Control

The beautiful Carnie is the daughter of Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson, and best known for her contribution to pop music through the group Wilson Philips. Wilson has battled obesity all her life, and although she lost some weight at the peak of her career with the pop group, things changed later.

After the band dissolved, Carnie, unfortunately, gained a ton of pounds! She decided that gastric bypass surgery was the ideal way to go, even sharing it with her myriad bunch of fans on the internet. Even after the procedure, Carnie battled to maintain a healthy diet, and soon, she was back in the doctor’s office again for a lap-band procedure in 2012.

 Matthew McConaughey – 42 pounds: a Little Meat & Lots of Greens

Matthew McConaughey is an American actor, who shot to fame through his role in Dazed and Confused,  a coming-of-age comedy. An actor is known for his perseverance, he always invests himself fully in every role he chooses.

And, one way in which he has done this is by adhering to some weight loss and weight gain procedures, no matter how dangerous they are. For example, in the movie Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew lost 42 pounds, going on a highly resistive weight loss diet that consisted of eating a lot of greens, fish, and drinking wine.

 Roseanne Barr – 140 pounds: Garcinia Cambogia Diet Pills

Roseanne Barr is an American comedian and actor, who started off as a stand-up comedy artist. After establishing herself as an actress, she went on to win an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for best actress. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Roseanne was one of the most controversial female TV show figures due to her harsh and critical views of the housewife lifestyle.

In 1998, Roseanne decided that it was time to have a makeover, opting for gastric bypass surgery that made her lose a whopping 350 pounds. Roseanne has now switched to healthy and protein-rich food and uses Garcinia Cambogia diet pills.

 Blake Lively – 42 pounds: Healthy Food & Intensive Workouts

Blake Lively is an American actress who is most famous for her portrayal of the lead protagonist on the popular CW TV series Gossip Girl. When Blake was pregnant in 2014 after her marriage to Ryan Reynolds in 2012, she gained a fair amount of weight, as is normal.

It wasn’t until after she gave birth and was challenged to shoot for The Swallows a couple of months later that she decided to lose some inches. She went on a strict diet and an intensive workout regimen and lost as many as 60 pounds! She calls the body she has now “the best shape of her life”.

Jordin Sparks – 50 pounds: Daily Workout

Jordin Sparks, the American actress, and singer became prominent after she won the title of American Idol. The youngest in the history of the series to win it, the daughter of former NFL player Philippi Sparks won the sixth American Idol when she was only 17 years old in 2007.

She is renowned for songs such as No Air. Eight years later, in 2015, she decided to pick up the healthy bite and train five times a week. This led to her losing as many as 50 quick pounds in the process.

Christian Bale – 70 pounds: Motivated by Roles

Christian Bale, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning British actor, is known to have gone through an immense body transformation for several roles he played. In 2002, when Bale was shooting for Reign of Fire, he had to gain nearly 190 pounds.

Immediately after, he had to shed 70 pounds for his next movie in 2004, The Machinist. Through an intense workout and diet regime, he was able to achieve this goal. Soon after that, Bale put on another 50 pounds with the help of some cheeseburgers when he did American Hustle.

Sara Rue – 50 pounds: a Doable Diet & Smart, Everyday Workouts

American actress Sara Rue, known for her performance in Popular, is the hostess of the famous TV show Shedding for the Wedding. People also remember her for her role in Less Than Perfect. When she finally decided to get rid of those few extra pounds, she created a personalized weight loss program that included both a well-thought-out fitness regimen and diet regulations.

Her diet is popularly looked at as a doable diet. She lost more than 50 pounds, although she decided not to sensationalize it because most American women under the age of 20 suffer from body-image issues. 

Lisa Lampanelli – 100 pounds: Lap-Band Surgery

Comedienne Lisa Lampanelli had to go under the knife in 2012 as she was dangerously gaining weight. The stand-up comedian, who underwent Lap-Band surgery, was excited as she lost about 100 lbs. However, Lisa later told the media that she had also adopted a much healthier lifestyle and switched to healthy snacks.

She also said that it was important for her emotionally to exercise and keep her weight on track. Lampanelli, who is a self-proclaimed food addict, had to say ‘goodbye’ to many of her favorite foods. We feel for you, Lisa.

Rex Ryan – 100 pounds: Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The former Jets head coach seemingly loves controversy, and if you watch his beep-filled press meets on YouTube or his foot-fetish videos, you’d have the same opinion. However, in 2012, it was a different story altogether, as Rex let his waistline do most of the talking instead of his infamous big mouth.

Rex, who once peaked at 348, lost about 100 lbs through a Lap-Band procedure. Rex Ryan 2.0 later revealed that he actually underwent gastric sleeve surgery back in 2010. He later told Men’s Health that he probably tried a million diet plans, but nothing actually worked for him.

Adam Goldstein – 150 pounds: Weight Loss Surgery

Adam Goldstein, whom we all know as DJ AM, used to weigh around 240 lbs and that was not too long ago. Goldstein, who was a chubby kid, struggled with drug and weight issues since the age of 12. By 16, he was so addicted to marijuana that his parents had to seek drug addiction help for their teenage kid.

When he grew up, he started binging on cheeseburgers, ice cream and fries, which is quite normal for a celebrity DJ staying up till the wee hours of the night entertaining people in clubs and pubs. However, Adam had to undergo life-changing gastric bypass surgery in 2003 and lost about 150 pounds as a result.

William Moody – 200 pounds: Gastric Sleeve Surgery

William Moody, popularly known by his aliases Paul Bearer and Percival ‘Percy’ Pringle III, was a wrestling manager. His first statement after he lost about 200 lbs with the help of gastric bypass surgery was quite unique. He said during an interview in 2003 that he could see certain body parts which he had not seen in ages.

The gastric sleeve surgery he underwent was actually a sign-up bonus when he renewed his contract with WWE. After the surgery, the man behind The Undertaker weighed less than 300 lbs for the first time in 20 years.

Etta James – 200 pounds: Went Under the Knife 

The late singer Etta James lost about 200 lbs after undergoing gastric sleeve, and this was in 2001. During her later years, Etta had become so overweight that she had to use a wheelchair to perform at live concerts. At 400 lbs, Etta realized that her weight was causing the gradual downfall of her illustrious career.

She even consulted Roseanne Barr and decided to go under the knife for the first time.  However, she later revealed that the surgery made her stomach small, creating problems in keeping the food level down.

Jennifer Holliday – 124 pounds: Gastric Bypass Surgery

Jennifer Holliday, the ‘original dreamgirl’, started her career as a singer and an actress on Broadway. She once attempted suicide due to clinical depression. Holliday, who blames her weight gain for her mood swings, which pushed her away from the industry, went under the knife.

She opted for gastric bypass surgery to lose her body weight. In fact, she was one of the very first celebrities who chose gastric bypass to lose their extra pounds. With Jennifer losing about 124 lbs as a result of the surgery, should we start calling her the first-ever brand ambassador for gastric surgery?

Deborah Voigt – 130 pounds: Cosmetic Procedure

The songbird made up her mind to have gastric bypass surgery when she could not slip into her costume at the Royal Opera House in 2004. The 55-year-old was completely let down when she found that critics did not focus on her delightful voice, but got busy fat-shaming her instead.

She finally decided to go for the cosmetic procedure in 2005 and lost about 130 lbs through the procedure. The former poster girl for binge eating and an uncontrolled lifestyle could fit into a narrow airplane bathroom for the first time in her life after the procedure. That’s no mean feat for someone who used to weigh around 350 lbs!

John Daly – 115 pounds: Lap-Band Surgery

John Daly claimed that he lost about 60 lbs by adopting a diet of whiskey, popcorn, and cigarettes, but that’s probably one of the worst diet plans we have ever heard of. In reality, the ace golfer opted for a Lap-Band surgery back in 2008.

Although he dropped about 115 lbs after the surgery, he later realized that he lost his muscle strength due to the surgery. John, who returned to his European tour after the surgery in 2009, even cracked jokes to a group of journalists about the same in Australia that year. After all, someone who used to weigh around 280-300 lbs would, of course, feel ‘lighter’ after losing so much weight.

Khaliah Ali – 120 pounds: Placed a Band on Her Stomach to Lose Weight

The daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali used to weigh 325 lbs. She planned to spend the rest of her life on a yo-yo diet so that she could keep her weight in check. However, after getting constantly criticized by the paparazzi, the daughter of the national hero decided to go for a gastric band surgery in 2004.

She later revealed that she was not too concerned about her body weight, but the constant pressure of being the daughter of a national hero was growing unbearable. Gastric band surgery is a less invasive procedure compared to gastric bypass, as people opting for it just place a band on their stomachs to lose weight.

Anne Diamond – 70 pounds: Sugar-Free Diet

The noted journalist had to undergo a Lap-Band procedure back in 2005. She had in fact undergone a number of surgeries to lose her weight. Anne thinks that a gastric bypass cannot turn someone into a Catherine Zeta-Jones.

She even said that her gastric band had spoiled her relationship with her food. She had lost her craving for junk food completely and is on a sugar-free diet as of now. If a big change in your diet plans can do the trick, there’s no need to go for a surgery.

Mikey Robins – 143 pounds: Weight Loss Program

The Aussie media personality lost his father when he was just ten and that’s when he started emotional eating. His binge eating habits, combined with his uncontrolled lifestyle, increased his weight. It was only after he became famous that Mikey decided to lose his weight and started researching weight loss programs.

Finally, he opted for LAP-BAND surgery as he thought the procedure would best suit his lifestyle. Within only a few months, Mikey managed to lose about 143 pounds.

Charlie Weis – 50 Pounds: Went Under Knife To Lose Weight

Charlie Weis, the former Kansas Jayhawks coach, has an altogether different story. The former coach, who is known for his take-charge style hired medical malpractice lawyers to sue two cosmetic surgeons as he believes that the gastric sleeve surgery he opted for left him dangerously close to death.

However, the accused doctors did not back down against the allegations and said that Weis did not want to undergo pre-surgery examinations. Quarterback Tom Brady, who knew about Charlie’s decision since the beginning, decided to be on his side during the courtroom trials.

 Paula Deen – 40+ pounds: Extremely Healthy Diet

It was her Type 2 diabetes in 2012 that forced Paula Dean to start a personalized weight loss program. She had to follow and stick to an extremely healthy diet and began to work out daily.

Eventually, she managed to shed almost 40 pounds. In her new book on nutrition, named Paula Dean Cuts the Fat: 250 Recipes Lightened Up, she made her weight loss journey public by wanting to help others as well.

 Patti Austin  120 pounds: Gastric Bypass Surgery

Patti Austin has had some hereditary weight loss issues. Apart from that, medical ailments like coronary artery disease and Type 2 diabetes have also been in the family. Since Austin has both asthma and diabetes, her doctors have asked her to tone down her weight.

The singer went for gastric bypass surgery. After a successful surgery, Austin lost 120 pounds of her total of 300 pounds, effectively losing 40% of her body weight.

John Goodman – 100 pounds: Personal Trainer & Well-Balanced Diet

There isn’t a movie where John Goodman has participated in that he wasn’t known as the “fat, funny man”.

However, despite the fact his weight might have helped his acting career; it was also interfering with his well-being. After seeing the weight loss process as the best way to get his health back, Goodman decided to go for a personal trainer and a well-balanced diet. He didn’t need any gastric bypass or sleeve surgery to make him look good. Eventually, he was able to lose around 100 pounds.

Lavell Crawford – 120 pounds: Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Lavell Crawford’s burly figure has helped him earn quite a few roles of bodyguard and paid muscle in hit movies like Breaking Bad. But the dangers of an obese body were clear to Crawford, and so he decided that he could not go a long way.

Since workout and diet were not feasible for him, Lavell went for gastric sleeve surgery. He bid adieu to 120 pounds shortly after.

Chris Moyles – 70 pounds: Run-Run Workout Regimen

At one point, TV host Chris Moyles seemed like he was traveling on a one-way ticket to Obese City. Thankfully, he woke up to the imminent danger and switched to a healthier lifestyle after quitting BBC Radio 1. He gave up junk food eating and settled with a run-run workout regimen.

He lost 70 pounds of weight and did not even need weight-loss surgeries.

Genie Francis  40 pounds: Relied On Proper Diet & Workout

Genie Francis seems to be losing weight when most others are gaining it.

She used a nonsurgical approach and relied on proper diets and workouts to lose 55 pounds. She did take the help of a personal trainer and followed the diets assigned by a nutrition company. But more than anything, it was her will to lose weight that has prevailed.

Corey Harrison  150 pounds: Gastric Band

Corey Harrison’s doctor gave him a rather cold-faced warning when the Pawn Stars member’s weight hit the 400-pound mark. Corey feared for his failing health and straight away went for a gastric band.

Soon enough, he lost 150 lbs and used his reduced weight as a starting point to adopt a healthier diet. Post that, he adopted an exercise program to make sure he did not regain the lost weight.

Caitlin Van Zandt – 90 pounds: Lap-Band Surgery

Caitlin Van Zandt has gained a lot of fame with her sweet role in The Sopranos. But the chubby actress found it difficult to bring her weight back under control even with the help of diets and workouts.

To feel relieved, she opted for lap-band surgery. She improved both her health and looks after losing 90 pounds with surgical help.

 Lauren Goodger – 48 pounds: Healthy Diet & Lot Of Exercise

As an English TV star, Lauren Goodger is constantly in the limelight. After living through horrible fat-shaming when unflattering photos of her had surfaced, she decided to get in shape without the help of liposuction or gastric sleeve surgeon.

With a healthy diet and lots of exercises, Lauren eventually lost the unwanted weight and even released her own workout DVD to boot!

Frankie Essex – 28 pounds: Ditched Wine

A bad breakup can have very unhealthy repercussions, which is exactly what happened to Frankie Essex, who turned to food and alcohol and gained a lot of weight when she broke up with John Lyons.

She eventually decided to pull herself together and slim down fast by ditching the wine and unhealthy food. She then debuted her brand new figure on Ibiza. There’s definitely no better revenge than losing almost 30 pounds!

Kirstie Allsopp – 28 pounds: Dropped Sugar & Practised Pilates

Property expert Kirstie Allsopp had always been a curvaceous woman, but her busy lifestyle had left her with little time to think about nutrition, which ultimately led her to pack on the pounds as she hit her forties. Finally, she enlisted the help of Amelia Freer for nutrition advice.

By simply cutting down on sugars and processed food, as well as sticking to a consistent Pilates and Zumba routine, Kirstie has successfully trimmed her weight down to what it was back in her 30s.

Drew Barrymore – 20 pounds: Personal Low-Carb Diet

Hollywood star Drew Barrymore has always been known for her alluring persona, and it was quite shocking to see that the baby-faced actress had gained unwanted poundage.

So while shooting her Netflix show Santa Clarita Diet, she also went on a more personal low-carb diet using techniques pioneered by Kimberly Snyder. She has since lost 20 pounds and is looking better than ever!

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