Updated: 02/16/2019 04:34 PM | First Published: 12/20/2018 06:01 PM

10 Most Inspiring Weight Transformations of Celebrities

What goes into your body comes out in your life. If you want success, love, and the strength to cope with anything life throws at you, feed your body the healthy foods it needs. Gaining weight can be hectic for anyone, and the world can be a cruel place for a celebrity with an obese figure.

However, gaining weight is one thing and the struggle to get those pounds off is a whole other story. Some stars seek out the hardest methods to shed off the fat, while others transform just by following some healthy methods.

From Jennifer Hudson's exciting cut down for a slender body to Gabourey Sidibe’s inspiring transformation, we have heard of several weight loss stories in the glamor world. They have stood out as role models to many, who have been a victim of weight and obesity issues. What’s better than celebrity a inspiration, right?

Today, we are here to cheer on 10 celebrities, who have dropped some serious weight over the years and motivated us to believe that nothing is impossible to the one who is self-determined. 

1. Khloé Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

Keeping Up with the Kardashians fans might remember Khloé as being bigger than all of her sisters. However, those days are long gone now. After giving birth to daughter True Thompson, Khloe lost more than 30 pounds in a little over 3 months.

"If you were to ask me five years ago if ... I would be an inspiration to many others, that I would be the push that others needed to find their way. I would’ve laughed in your face. Me? The chubby one? No way!"

Khloé has documented her weight-loss journey on Instagram. In an interview with Women’s Health Magazine, she admitted that her weight loss journey was motivated by her separation from Lamar Odom

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2. Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne is one of those celebrities who lost some serious pounds after appearing on Dancing with the Stars. After joining the show in 2009, Kelly shed off around 70 pounds and learned some healthy habits for-keeping it off. She told Shape Magazine in 2009,

"My partner [Louis van Amstel] made me eat turkey burgers and salads and explained to me that a high-protein, low-carb diet would keep me energized. Then I started losing weight and realized, 'Oh, it’s true what they say: Diet and exercise really work!'"

Now, she routinely works out with a trainer to stay in shape, committing to at least 30 minutes a day of cardio and still follows a strict diet plan.

3. June Shannon

June Shannon

June Shannon aka Mama June’s weight loss journey has been an inspiring yet controversial story. Remember her from days on TLC’s reality shows, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Toddlers and Tiaras. You may not recognize her current avatar if you have missed her reality show, Mama June: From Not to Hot, which chronicled her journey of shedding off a whopping 330 pounds.

She slimmed down from 460 pounds to the thinner version of herself by late 2016 after getting gastric sleeve surgery and following strict diets and workouts. She believes that there's nothing wrong if her daughters would consider undergoing surgery if it helps build their confidence. On the contrary, the scenario is quite the opposite with her daughters as they say they love their curves and find their mother's transformation unnecessary.

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4. Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill’s weight yo-yos for every role he takes. He has headlined for weight loss for several years. He first revealed losing 30-pounds before the production of 21 Jump Street began back in 2011. At the time, he hired a nutritionist and a personal trainer to get into shape.

However, after gaining more than 40 pounds for War Dogs in 2016, he has been continuously slimming down. He flaunted a much trimmer physique in 2017 and surprised everyone with his slender body at the 2018 Met Gala in May. As of now, he seems focused on maintaining his slim profile.

5. Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson went from being fat to fab after teaming up with Weight Watchers in 2009. In 2010, she lost a massive 80 pounds and became the spokesperson for Weight Watchers the same year.

She amazingly dropped from size 16 to 6 in less than a year. Since then, she has maintained her weight and has been an idol to many plus-sized women throughout the world.

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6.  Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe

Precious, the 2009 drama movie catapulted American actress Gabourey Sidibe to the limelight. It was not only her Academy Award-nominated performance that captured the attention of millions of people but also her large physique.

You can’t avoid being scrutinized when you are in the glamor world and weight issues can often lessen your self-confidence. And it’s not that easy to embrace body shaming comments. Same was the case for Gabourey, who struggled with overweight issues since her childhood.

From high-school bullies to depression, bulimia and anxiety in her adult life, the actress suffered a lot. However, after she and her older brother Ahmed were diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes, she decided to go for bariatric surgery and lost more than 50 pounds. Since the procedure, Sidibe has changed her eating habits, working with a nutritionist. She has also upped her fitness regimen, working out with a trainer, swimming and riding a tricycle. She told People,

“I’m glad that I finally realized that surgery wasn’t an easy way out. I wasn’t cheating by getting it done. I wouldn’t have been able to lose as much as I’ve lost without it.”

She has detailed her journey of weight loss journey in her book, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare. The 35-year-old has inspired overweight people around the world to be confident with your own body.

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7. Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel

The American TV host wasn’t always concerned about his health like he is now. Kimmel weighed 208 pounds and had an unsanitary eating habit until he lost 25 pounds in 2010. Since then, he has been fasting two days a week to maintain his weight around 180 pounds.

The comedian’s eating habits might sound quite insane to you. He eats less than 500 calories by drinking coffee and eating a lot of pickles on Mondays and Thursdays, but rest of the days, he eats whatever he wants and how much he wants. We don’t recommend you do it this way, but it seems to have worked out perfectly for him. Now, our favorite comedian is funnier than ever.

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8. Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

She has never failed to make headlines since her sitcom, Roseanne, seized the attention of TV audiences in the 90s. She continued to stay in the spotlight doing stand-up throughout the years until Roseanne was revived earlier this year.

Fans seemed surprised to see her as fabulous as her earlier self even after nearly two decades. Well! The secret behind that was the gastric bypass surgery, which she underwent in 1998. It helped Roseanne lose around 80 pounds. Talking about her surgery, she said,

“I had my entire digestive system removed, so I should look thinner.”

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9. Austin “Chumlee” Russell


Pawn Stars famed Austin “Chumlee” Russell’s weight loss journey started off a few years back. In 2014, he surprised fans for the first time with some significant weight loss when he was on a New Year’s vacation with his then-girlfriend, Tanya Hyjazi.

His chef girlfriend propounded him to follow a well-balanced diet and as we all witnessed, the aftermath of it was astounding with Chumlee trimming down 70 lbs within a year. While he was doing fine giving up all the junk food and working out six days a week, he underwent gastric sleeve surgery earlier this year.

Starting at 320 pounds in 2013, he has lost some significant weight. But, it might take a little more effort from him to reach his targeted weight of 170 pounds. Many miss the old chubby Chumlee, but they have also been welcoming his slimmer avatar with open arms.

"I'm going to the gym six days a week, I'm eating right -- well-balanced diet. I drink a juice smoothie every morning"

Chumlee told an interviewer when asked about how he maintains his weight. 

10. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi


The Jersey Shore party girl, Nicole Polizzi aka Snooki, lost more than 30 pounds after giving birth to her first child in 2013. She ditched drinking, changed her diet and followed a 1,300-calorie-a-day diet. In addition to that, she worked out nearly an hour a day for four days a week with a trainer until she got rid of another 12 pounds. She told Yahoo Magazine in 2015,

"When I stopped drinking and started eating lots of greens, whole grains, and lean meats, it was like my brain woke up from a five-year coma"

Snooki’s weight had taken a toll both in her career and relationship. But now, standing at 4 feet 9 inches with the weight of around 96 pounds, she is happily married to Jionni LaValle and has successfully reached her goals to be a fit mom to her two kids.

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