Celebrities are scrutinized for everything these days from potential face lifts to boob jobs to sex changes. We know what hair products they use, what cars they drive, and basically anything else you can think of.
Perhaps the media’s favorite topic, though, is how much celebrities weigh. Stories of celebrities gaining a bunch of weight (or even pregnancy weight) dominate headlines.
5 Celebrity Weight Loss Before and After
The stories we love, though, are when celebrities shed that weight the healthy way. Here are 5 healthy celebrity weight loss success stories to inspire you to jumpstart your own body transformation.
1. Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson rose to fame as a finalist in the third season of American Idol for her powerful voice and went on to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and numerous other awards for her acting in the hit movie Dreamgirls.
All the while, though, she was viewed as a more plus-size celebrity and apparently she wasn’t happy with that. Hudson jumped on the Weight Watchers bandwagon and lost an impressive 80 pounds in under two years.
“I’m at the weight I want to be,” she says, now working as a Weight Watchers spokeswoman.
2. Jonah Hill
Typically typecast for physical comedy thanks to his chubby frame, funnyman Jonah Hill got serious about his weight in 2011. Having struggled with fluctuating weight for years, it wasn’t surprising when his weight fluctuated again after losing a big 40 pounds that year.
Now, though, he’s returned to a healthy lifestyle and wants to make it last. Hill admits that his diet isn’t insanely healthy but it’s definitely improved: “I went to a nutritionist and said, “I’ll lose weight, I’ll eat healthier, and whatever, but figure out how I can drink beer.”
And there’s nothing wrong with this – you can lose weight with moderation and without quitting everything you love.
3. Jordin Sparks
50 pounds down, Jordin Sparks sums up how to lose weight simply: “There is no secret. It’s just eating better and working out! It’s definitely a daily thing.”
We couldn’t say it any better. The Idol winner and pop star attributes her weight loss to Zumba and portion control – two great methods for shedding pounds fast.
4. Jason Segel
He’s always been a cutie, but he’s also been a little overweight. Jason Segel was forced to lose weight for a movie role in 2012, but he didn’t opt for some dangerous diet or out of control workout plan.
Instead, he stuck to healthy living, a clean diet, and regular exercise. “No more midnight pizzas”, he added. Now that is some willpower. It doesn't appear he's really trying to bulk up that much, but he's done a great job of slimming down none the less.
5. Alec Baldwin
After being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, super-suave actor Alec Baldwin decided to take his health much more seriously. In a matter of four months, he cut off 30 pounds. How?
He gave up sugar. He also took up regular pilates and spinning. Do you need to give up sugar completely? No. Does giving up processed foods loaded with sugar help? Well, take a look at Alec Baldwin.
Did We Miss Any?
These are just 5 of our favorites success weight loss stories, but there are so many more celebrities who have shown us that it’s possible to lose remarkably amounts of weight the healthy way.
Did we miss any? What’s your favorite celebrity weight loss story?