Metz has been vocal on her weight issues for quite a while now. She even has a memoir out detailing her life experiences growing up and how she dealt with everything that came her way. Being the love and light for fellow humans, she encourages those struggling with excess weight. Progress, not perfection, is her mantra, and we couldn’t agree more.
Partly motivated by her contract with the show she stars in – Metz lost a few inches here and there, and one thing is for sure, her efforts are paying off! She looks terrific without those few extra pounds, doesn’t she?
DREW CAREY – 90 POUNDS, TYPE-2 DIABETES
Carey looks terrific in his new shape, and you know, what’s more surprising? His diabetes was gone too! That seems to breathe new life in his 35-year-old career, and without a doubt, he looks even younger than his years. Breathtaking, isn’t it?
JONAH HILL – 60 POUNDS, HEALTH PROBLEMS
When he got the role in 2016’s War Dogs, he had to pack up some weight, and Jonah says that exercise helped lose some of it. Since boxing is his favorite activity, he kept his eyes on the prize, despite the gym being full of other celebrities like Justin Theroux. It’s all paid up, hasn’t it? He looks dreamy!
ETHAN SUPLEE – OVER 200 POUNDS, TO BE FIT
Since deciding to lose weight at a hefty 530 pounds, the star now weighs 220 pounds – an astonishing success. Believe us, you might not recognize him since his role in ‘Remember the Titans’. The 43-year-old looks mighty, fine, to say the least!
CELINE DION – UNDISCLOSED, NEW FOUND PASSION FOR BALLET
Many fans showed concern online, while others blamed the star for not taking care of herself. However, she finally shut down the conjecture in an interview with Good Morning America, where she revealed the reason for her weight loss was her newfound passion for ballet.
OPRAH WINFREY – 40 POUNDS, HEALTH STRUGGLES
Oprah has had a rough road, losing/gaining weight, even more than 100 pounds at a time, which was primarily because of her Thyroid problem. The actress lost a reasonable load when she decided to make a ‘lifestyle shift’.She made peace with her food, followed weight-loss programs, and now is in a much better headspace after achieving her target!
GABOUREY SIDIBE – 150 POUNDS, TO BATTLE DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
As it turns out, Gabourey’s inspirational weight loss has had more than just a physical effect on her looks. Since shedding the pounds, she has seen huge improvements in her battle with depression, anxiety, and bulimia, as well as type two diabetes.
GRAHAM ELLIOT – 128 POUNDS, FOR HIS FAMILY AND GOOD HEALTH
Well, it worked for Elliot, as the celebrated chef is now looking like a million bucks – all 128 pounds lighter. He went under the knife but came out on top of the world!
LENA DUNHAM – 24 POUNDS, ILLNESS
Dunham decided to make some changes in her life, and since than she is definitely on a glow up! Not only is she phenomenal and resilient, but she is also one inspiring individual to look up to when challenge arise.
RICKY GERVAIS – 12 POUNDS, LIFE-THREATENING HEALTH PROBLEMS
The star says that people think he looks great now, and we can’t disagree at all! Pictured recently, Ricky looks dapper, and in a surprising revelation, also said that he didn’t have to cut down on his favorite foods. His method of losing extra pounds did not have much diet change – talk about having your cake and eating it too!
KATHY KINNEY – 80 POUNDS, FOR CAREER
In her many interviews, Kathy has stated that her weight has usually been a huge barrier for her in the auditions, and how it even impacted her health severely. In 2010, she underwent a major weight loss transformations in which she lost around 80 pounds while still being in her 50’s.
CHAKA KHAN – 60 POUNDS, TYPE-2 DIABETES
The luminary also fasted ‘unconditionally’ for a few months and even became vegan. Go big or go home, as they say! What triggered the changes, you ask? It was her health and the fact that she had to be around longer for her granddaughter. We’re glad she achieved her goals!
KEELY SHAYE SMITH- 100 POUNDS, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
With proper diet and lifestyle changes in working out and staying active, Keely managed to lose 100 pounds over the years. Her inspiring weight loss transformation was possible with her dedication and strong will.
JENNA JAMESON – 85 POUNDS, HEALTHIER BODY AND LIFESTYLE
Documenting the entire journey on social media, Jenna showed us the good as well as the bad. Many women praised her for highlighting the harsh realities of weight loss. Taking over a year and a half, the star surpassed her fitness goals and feels much better now with her newfound happiness.
JORGE GARCIA – 30 POUNDS, TO ADAPT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
It was not a smooth ride, and Jorge admits he almost gave up after showing insignificant progress weeks into his journey. Were it not for his family and friends – the actor would not have cut back on the pounds. Now, we can all admire his remarkable transformation and noticeable glow up!
CHRISTINA AGUILERA – 40 POUNDS, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH
Aguilera tried bouncing back to fitness. While she was at it, the couple decided to part their ways, and eventually, she started to regain the weight she had lost. In 2013, the singer decided to take charge of her health and took a break from judging The Voice. Apart from working out, Christina followed a rainbow diet where she ate food based on their color.
ALEC BALDWIN – 30 POUNDS, BEATING HIS PRE-DIABETIC DIAGNOSIS
The actor dropped a whopping 30 pounds in just four months! No wonder he wanted to flaunt the loss. His pre-diabetic diagnosis made him realize the importance of lifestyle changes before it’s too late. Adopting a more plant-based diet and kicking sugar off the plate has got Baldwin these fantastic results. Alec also reveals that he’s into pilates and spinning since he’s determined to stay on track and lay off the insulin. Kudos to his commitment to stay healthy!
KALEY CUOCO – 6 POUNDS, OVEREATING
The California-born actor stated that her journey was “not easy at all” and owes it to yoga for the shape she is in today. Kaley undercut her intake diet mixed with some medium weight-training and cardio. One of the highest-paid television actresses, Cuoco lost six-pounds in three months.
SUSAN BOYLE – 50 POUNDS, TYPE-2 DIABETES
Speaking of her new diet, she said: “I need to stop eating sweeties and cakes. It’s the bane of my life.” Removing the sugar from her diet significantly helped the songstress to drop the pounds quickly, and she has been showing off her new svelte figure ever since!
QUEEN LATIFAH – 20 POUNDS, TO LOOK GOOD
The gorgeous singer-songwriter decided to lose those pounds not just to look good but to feel great as well. Latifah’s intentions were wholesome, and all that hard work was worth it. We want to see or rather hear more of her incredible voice, and we certainly hope she’ll continue to entertain us for years to come.
CHRIS PRATT – 60 POUNDS, FOR A MOVIE ROLE
He weighed approximately 300lbs when he was cast for a Marvel film. When he posted a mirror selfie of himself on social media, everyone was stunned to see his 60lbs lighter version, all chiseled with abs. How did the star do it, you wonder? He claims he started with drinking lots of water. Well, Chris, anything you say!
JAMES CORDEN – 70 POUNDS, TO FEEL GOOD
Ironically, however, the guy rose to fame on a TV show that featured overweight people. More than a decade later, he has managed to lose a staggering 70 pounds! The comedian/actor credits the significant transformation to ditching bread(yes, he used to graze on gluten). Now, Corden is leading a healthier lifestyle, and says that he only eats during meal times. Way to go!
CARNIE WILSON – 180 POUNDS, REASON UNDISCLOSED
Carnie lost a massive 150 pounds when she had Lap-Band surgery done twelve years back. However, after having children (most of us can relate to how draining parenthood can be), she gained slightly. Recently, the singing sensation had the same procedure, shedding 30 pounds this time. The star claims she feels content with her decision to eat healthy food and follow a workout routine post-operation.
DAWN FRENCH – 112 POUNDS, TO PREPARE FOR A SURGERY
Dawn claims it was a ”practical” decision, and we could not agree more! Now, the most important part, how did the actress manage to lose such a massive heft within a timeline? She stuck to eating a ”joyless” low-calorie diet plus miles and miles of walking. The basics often provide the best results!
FOREST WHITAKER – 70 POUNDS, TO AVOID HEALTH ISSUES
Forest dedicated himself to losing weight after filming as he was concerned the added bulk would lead to health problems such as heart disease. He soon shed the pounds by following a vegetarian diet and partaking in martial arts.
MO’NIQUE – 90 POUNDS, FAMILY
In 2015, the actress showed a new side of herself to the world and declared her motivations to lose weight and focus on her family. Mo’Nique relied on a clean, balanced diet and a workout regime with the help of a trainer. So far, she’s dropped 90 pounds and isn’t far from hitting her 115-pound goal!
ADAM RICHMAN – 70 POUNDS, SOCCER
Following his departure from the show, Adam – who is an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan – decided he wanted to get back into playing soccer, and with the help of a semi-vegan diet, he dropped an incredible 70 pounds. That’s all the weight he gained on the show, plus a further 10 pounds!
LISA RILEY – 174 POUNDS, TO TAKE ON A ROLE
The British television sweetheart was very serious about losing weight. So she changed her diet and shed one stone a week by eating 400 calories a day. To put it into perspective, it’s an amazing 14 pounds in seven days, folks! Lisa even gave up alcohol, so it’s obvious that she changed her lifestyle into a much healthier one in the process. Way to go, girl!
MELISSA MCCARTHY – FOR ‘GILMORE GIRLS’ & BETTER LIFESTYLE
The comedic actress, who has made quite an impression in Hollywood, has since lost even more weight, but claims her choices are more lifestyle than health-related. With the help of diet, and regular exercise, Melissa looks stunning with all that confidence and splendid physique.
JESSICA SIMPSON – 100 POUNDS, HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE
Renowned trainer Harley Pasternak used his ‘No Scale Method’ to help this star get back in shape. A healthy diet with a newfound love for cauliflower and regular walking was all it took for Jessica to get a nickname like “skinny minny”.
JOE THOMAS – 50 POUNDS, WEIGHT GOALS
With the help of Cleveland Brown’s dietitian Katy and the app, MyPlate – Joe has never looked better weighing in a healthy 255 pounds. The athlete has explained that the stress of weigh-in days is behind him, and he enjoys a healthier lifestyle by understanding what to consume and what not.
DAVID CARTER – 40 POUNDS, HIGH-BLOOD PRESSURE & TENDINITIS
After watching the acclaimed food documentary, ‘Forks and Knives’, David decided then and there to go vegan. Within six weeks of staying away from meat, he noticed an extreme difference in his body. Now a model and advocate of plant-based diets, David leads a 40-pound lighter, happy and healthy lifestyle.
NATE NEWTON – 75 POUNDS, LIFE-THREATENING WEIGHT GAIN
Just six months after the procedure, Big Nate wasn’t that big anymore, and seemingly, unrecognizable since his decision to lose weight. While some may consider Nate’s extreme weight loss unhealthy – his doctor confirms otherwise.
RICKI LAKE – FOR LIFESTYLE CHANGE
Today Ricki prides herself on her weight loss giving a popular food delivery service all the thanks. Sticking to a 1400 calorie count meal, 8 hours of sleep, and regular training, we commend her on leading a healthy lifestyle.
ROSEANNE BARR – 80 POUNDS, TO GET HEALTHY
After the gastric bypass, Roseanne lost 80 pounds. She admitted that losing weight and keeping the weight off are two different things. The star is very public about her weight issues and strives to maintain her “eat less and move more” technique.
BRITNEY SPEARS – 4 POUNDS, GETTING IN SHAPE AND BEATING HEALTH ISSUES
She even goes the extra mile to explain how the diet is helping her conditions of asthma and stress. Has it worked for her? The jaw-dropping pics of the svelte physique she’s been posting on her social accounts gives the best answer! Britney’s slogan sure seems to be ‘If you’ve got it, flaunt it’, and we’re not complaining!
AL ROKER – 40 POUNDS, WEIGHT ISSUES, AND BEATING CHOLESTEROL
He seems to have turned a new leaf and is looking better and healthier than ever! His secret?
The much-debated Keto diet! – Al is a strong advocate for the lifestyle and even challenged Jillian Michaels, who famously spoke against the high-fat diet. Roker has been vocal about his success with the diet and claims his cholesterol is under control thanks to keto. The host has turned into quite the chef by whipping up mouth-watering keto inspired meals on his social media accounts, that even makes his followers drool!
GORDON RAMSAY – 50 POUNDS, GETTING FIT
‘The Hell’s Kitchen’ chef revealed that he’s cutting down on meats and consuming more veggies. He’s also eating five times a day but with reduced portion sizes and supplements the diet with more exercise and sleep. Gordon’s shocking 50 pounds shred in a short period was just by adapting to this new and healthy lifestyle! Who else wants to join the fit-club?
MELISSA JOAN HART – 40 POUNDS, GETTING HER DREAM BIKINI-BODY
Hart credited her mind-blowing weight loss to Pennsylvania based weight loss provider, NutriSystem. She expresses how confident and proud she feels of herself for staying the course to get to her goal weight. We’re proud of this gorgeous mama too!
KATE HUDSON – 10 POUNDS, TO BE HEALTHIER
Kate works closely with her personal trainer – her Insta grid is full of the quirky Pilates sessions. The Weight Watchers ambassador also knows to practice what she preaches. She works out thrice a week and even serves up some delicious, health-conscious recipes on her media accounts!
MAMA JUNE – MORE THAN 300 POUNDS, FOR HER EX-HUSBAND’S WEDDING
With her ex-husband’s wedding on the horizon, the reality star underwent a series of surgeries to assist in her weight loss journey, including being fitted with a gastric sleeve. If you want to see how she did it, Mama June documented the process that took her to a size four for WeTV’s seven-part series, Mama June: From Not to Hot.
AMERICA FERRERA – 30 POUNDS, GETTING IN SHAPE
Determined to rise above her issues, the ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ singer gave herself the best Christmas gift when she opted for Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Following her surgery, she is continuing regular exercise and diet to maintain her brand new figure – and we’ve never seen her happier! Carey is surely sporting her best look yet!
ABBY LEE MILLER – 100 POUNDS, UNKNOWN REASON
Abby Lee was photographed heading out to lunch and looking decidedly slimmer shortly after announcing her split from the show. It was revealed that the dance teacher underwent gastric bypass surgery a year earlier, and thanks to this procedure, she was able to lose an awe-inspiring 100 pounds!
JILLIAN MICHAELS – 50 POUNDS, TO COPE WITH HER PARENTS’ DIVORCE
Jillian’s mother enrolled her in martial arts in the hope of helping her to cope with her parents’ divorce. These classes started Jillian on her fitness journey, although it would take a while before she truly understood how to compose a healthy diet and traded the artificial stuff for real, whole food.
JOHNNY VEGAS- 42 POUNDS, FOR HIS HEALTH
He wanted to be healthy, “be around longer” for his son, so he replaced junk food with healthier alternatives, religiously following a low-carb diet. Fans were really shocked to see New Vegas, who managed to lose 42lbs! The star looks unrecognizable now, but the lean figure definitely suits him. We are thrilled to see him in his new avatar as well!
SHANNON BEADOR – 40 POUNDS, TO CHANGE HER LIFE
Thanks to the urge of changing her life for better, the mother of three managed to shed a whopping 40lbs! Shannon did so by eating mostly healthy, plus a few workout sessions. Different things work for different people – we never know unless we try. Determination is all that matters, huh?
SHONDA RHIMES – 150 POUNDS, MOSTLY FOR HEALTH BENEFITS
The 50-year-old was recently the subject of tabloid fodder when she lost a significant amount of weight – 150 pounds to be exact. She also wrote in a newsletter that losing weight even got people treating her differently, and the indifferent stares were replaced with admiration. Well, it’s always beneficial to keep yourself fit!
AMY SCHUMER- 10 POUNDS, POSTNATAL
The actress is body-positive and seems to be enjoying motherhood. She has no rush to scale down to a tiny version of herself and sticks to a full-body workout with her trainer to stay fit.
JORDIN SPARKS – 50 POUND, ILLNESS
Sparks revealed that she has become more attentive when it comes to her eating habits and prefers listening to her body. To lose weight, cutting back on food wasn’t the only solution; therefore, Sparks infused Zumba, running, and boxing in her fitness routine.
WAYNE KNIGHT – 100 POUNDS, FOR BETTER HEALTH
In the early 2000s, Wayne shocked the world when he lost for over 100 pounds, which entirely changed his physique at that time. He stated in multiple interviews that he preferred to lose weight through a “natural routine” which is basically less eating and more exercising.
LAUREN ALAINA – 25 POUND, EATING DISORDER
Alaina was struggling with bulimia for a few years when she got into American Idol. She remembers how her vocal cords were damaged from throwing up every time. Once it hit her, Alaina decided to turn her life around. Now, she has adopted a new eating habit, which includes a high-protein and low-carbohydrate diet. Other than that, Lauren works out regularly.
DREW BARRYMORE, 25 POUND – LIFESTYLE CHANGE
It was only possible when Barrymore consulted Marnie Alton, her personal trainer. The actress shared an emotional post on Instagram, where she revealed how Alton has helped her heal and get back in shape. The mother of two daughters now makes sure to never miss her daily workouts.
KIM KARDASHIAN – 70 POUNDS, ATKINS-40 DIET PLAN
She lost around 70 pounds by following the famous Atkins-40 diet plan. Her diet included limiting carbs to only 40g per day with a lot of cardio and weightlifting. Kim has motivated women around the world to get that “After Baby Body” which we all crave for.