Adele has made a name for herself in the music world a long time ago, thanks to her many skills and remarkable voice interpretations. The singer has had some hard times privately, as she battled with being overweight almost her entire life and during the time she was pregnant, it just got worse. However, being the strong woman she is, Adele decided to do something about it as she started following a low-carb diet and managed to drop 30 pounds!
Unreal Celebrities Weight-Loss Transformations, Celebrities have inspired a lot of people with their weight loss journeys. Check out these before-and-after photos of famous people who’ve lost significant amounts of weight over the years, starting with this Food Network star… “Pioneer Woman” star and cookbook author Ree Drummond took to TikTok on May 16, 2021, to share the results of her ongoing 2021 weight loss journey. “I can’t get away from food and I love to eat. Of course it crept up on me through the years, especially during COVID,” Ree (seen here in 2019) told her followers in a short video. “So, starting in January, I decided to get busy and lose some weight.” Keep reading to find out how much Ree lost over the next four to five months… and what she had to say one year later — and 55 pounds down…
Keep reading to see Ree’s progress, then keep reading to see dozens more celebs who’ve lost a lot of weight…
QUEEN LATIFAH – 20 POUNDS
Queen Latifah is a curvy lady – and a proud one at that! Although she never fit into the “ideal” beauty standards, she was happy with who she was and also supported others who were the same. But as her life got busier, she kept on putting weight due to a lack of time to focus on herself. Therefore, she hired a fitness trainer, Jenny Craig, with the goal of losing 5% of her body weight and ended up losing 20 pounds! Queen Latifah has a net worth of $60 million, and no doubt isn’t worried about mortgages or loans.
ALEC BALDWIN – 35 POUNDS
Alec Baldwin was quite fit in his hay day, with a healthy metabolism to thank for it. Somewhere along the line, he temporarily lost focus on his health and ended up with a diagnosis of pre-diabetes in 2011. That was when he decided to get back into shape. To achieve his goals, his first decision was to cut out sugar and dairy from his diet and drink a lot more water. Along with taking up physical exercise like swimming, he ended up losing 35 pounds in just four short months. With a net worth of $65 million, Alec Baldwin is a rich man for sure who doesn’t have to worry about personal loans.
MELISSA MCCARTHY – 75 POUNDS
Melissa McCarthy has always been on the heavier side, even when she was a little girl. Although she’s never paid too much attention to it, she was given a wake up call when her weight began to affect her mobility and led to her being diagnosed with high cholesterol. She decided to make a change in her lifestyle, and started to work out a lot more and sleep better. She also drank more tea to help her lose weight, and managed to lose an impressive 75 pounds in one year. McCarthy’s personal net worth comes in at $33 million, including her investments.
ADELE – 30 POUNDS
Kelly Clarkson was shot into famedom when she won American Idol in 2002. Following this, she was instantly thrust into the bizarre world of Hollywood and her days would be filled with recording studios, concerts, promotions, etc. As a result of this, her health was slipping and she was gaining weight.
Clarkson later revealed that she lost a lot of weight due to an autoimmune condition and a thyroid problem. She says her glam squad (and spanx) are also to thanks for her slimmer figure. Even though she’s now 37 pounds lighter, she says body positivity is still her main priority. “For me, it wasn’t really [about] the weight—for me, it was that I’m not on my medicine anymore,” she told Extra.
MELISSA RAUCH AS BERNADETTE WOLOWITZ – 132 POUNDS
We all know Melissa Rauch as Bernadette from the hit TV sitcom Big Bang Theory. Her unique appearance and voice make her stand out, which led to the success she saw in her acting career, but she didn’t always have it so easy. Despite having graduated from theater school, Melissa had a tough time getting her start in Hollywood. There was a point when she would wait tables for a living and then hand out flyers in the street hoping to get her big break.
She landed a spot in VH1’s Best Week Ever, but some of her other performances never even made it to the screen. Still, she persevered and the fruits of her labor came to life when she got a guest spot on The Big Bang Theory, which then later turned into a bigger role and the star has a $8 million net worth to her name so she isn’t worried about finances. Rauch is married to her college sweetheart and recently gave birth to her son, Brooks. Like all women, she would have put on some pregnancy weight, but we’re glad to know that she’s taking the time to enjoy motherhood and her baby!
LISA RILEY – 140 POUNDS
Lisa Riley came into her net worth of $3.7 million through projects such as Emmerdale and Loose Women, We believe she turns some of it into investment money. The actress has been overweight most of her life, but she decided things needed to change when her weight started causing problems with her health. So she started eating a healthy diet, gave up late-night snacking, cut out alcohol, and started doing Zumba. All of her efforts came to fruition when she ended up losing a whopping 140 pounds!
SETH ROGEN – 35 POUNDS
Popular actor Seth Rogan is best known for his roles in romantic comedies like Knocked Up and Pineapple Express. With a net worth of $55 million, he didn’t need to worry about loans or mortgages. But what he did worry about was his weight, and finally decided to get fit when he was offered a role in The Green Hornet. With the help of his friends and trainers, Rogan went down 35 pounds. The goofy and charming guy says he intends to maintain a healthy lifestyle and his current weight.
KHLOE KARDASHIAN – 40 POUNDS
Khloe Kardashian didn’t really think her weight was ever an issue. But when she split from Lamar Odom, her ex-husband jumped right back into the dating game. This gave her a rude wake up call and led to her hiring a trainer and nutritionist, who help her follow a strict diet and workout plan. As a result, the reality star lost a total of 40 pounds. The star has a $40 million net worth to her name so she isn’t worried about finances, thanks to her investing some money in several real estate properties.
ROSIE O’DONNELL – 60 POUNDS
Rosie O’Donnell never took much notice of her health, which led to rapid weight gain. As a result of this, she suffered a massive heart attack in 2012. Doctors informed her that it had almost killed her and another would probably would. After her recovery, Rosie decided to turn things around. She got herself a therapist and trainer who guided her through her weight loss journey. Good for her, as her net worth of $120 million and multiple investments in insurance and real estate probably wouldn’t have been much use to her if she didn’t take care of her health!
CLAIRE RICHARDS – 80 POUNDS AND MORE
Claire Richards’ claim to fame came through her part in Steps, and she currently has a net worth of $500K, she can definitely use some investment money to increase her net worth. She’s had trouble with weight and body image issues for a long time. She would starve herself to achieve the “perfect thin” body, and then she would overeat and throw it all up. During certain points in her life, she’d lost as much as 50-80 pounds, which she would immediately gain back. In 2013, she made the decision to put a stop to all of it for the sake of her kids. She began to take care of herself and get healthier – and we’re glad she’s happier, physically, mentally, and financially!
PAULA DEEN – 40 POUNDS AND MORE
she knew something had to be done. As a food enthusiast, she couldn’t give up on delicious meals entirely, but she made sure to eat in moderation. She also focused on maintaining a healthier diet, invested in a treadmill and took up jogging. The celebrity chef also opened up her own restaurant recently. We’re sure she didn’t need outside investors or a business loan since she herself has a net worth of $14 million.
MO’NIQUE – 100 POUNDS
Having struggled with her weight for a long time, Mo’Nique finally lost a total of 100 pounds by taking up a bunch of different physical activities from hiking and yoga to weightlifting and boxing. She even decided to share her impressive weight loss journey with her fans to inspire those that might be facing the same struggles. Mo’Nique’s net worth of $13 million is more than enough to live a happy life free of financial worries such as mortgages and loans, and now it’s a healthy one as well!
RICKI LAKE – 30 POUNDS
Ricki Lake was the perfect person to portray the overweight teen Tracy in the 1988 film Hairspray. Even though she would forever be recognized for that role, Lake later felt like her weight was getting out of hand. She set out to lose a 100 pounds, and managed to lose 30 pounds in 2011 when she joined the reality show Dancing With the Stars. Throughout her weight loss journey, she was careful to make healthy and smart choices because she was aware that a drastic drop in weight suddenly could be very damaging to her health and body. Lake has a personal net worth of $16 million, which means she won’t need to worry about mortgages.
NATALIE PORTMAN – 20 POUNDS
Famous actress Natalie Portman has never been “fat” – even by the strictest standards – but her role in the movie Black Swan required her to lose a further 20 pounds. She achieved this through the help of a ballet trainer, a fitness trainer, and a nutritionist. It seems like all that hard work paid off because Portman ended up winning an Oscar Award for Best Lead Actress for her part in the movie! With a net worth of $60 earned from such successful movies, Natalie Portman doesn’t have to worry about loans, credit card bills, etc.
MILA KUNIS – 20 POUNDS
Co-starring alongside Natalie Portman in the movie Black Swan required Mila Kunis to lose 20 pounds as well. She set out to achieve this goal by limiting the number of calories she consumed to 1200 per day and smoking a pack of cigarettes daily. At the end of it, she weighed just 95 pounds – which isn’t entirely unhealthy for a woman of her stature. Once filming ended, the actress decided to gain back 25 pounds. Her net worth of $65 million investment money allows her to live very comfortably – now and after she’s retirement too!
DR. DRE – 50 POUNDS
One of the legends of the music industry is Dr. Dre, who rose to fame in the ‘80s. Like most rappers, he lived a lavish lifestyle – and an unhealthy one at that. His diet would consist mostly of alcohol, sweets, and other unhealthy foods. The effects of such a lifestyle began catching up to him, so in 2000, he decided to make some changes. As a result of eating only healthy foods, giving up fatty foods, and taking up weightlifting, he ended up losing 50 pounds. The star is worth $800 million currently, and continues to live a life free of health issues without having to worry about loans or mortgages.
TOM ARNOLD – 187 POUNDS
Tom Arnold starred on the TV show Roseanne and later became married to the actress that plays the lead, Roseanna Barr. He’d never took much notice of his health, but when his son, Jax, was born in 2013, he decided to make some changes in his lifestyle so he’d be able to run around with and be more actively present in the little one’s life. Arnold set out to lose some weight by taking up a gym membership and hiring a trainer – and he made a jaw-dropping transformation at the end of it where he was 187 pounds lighter! With a net worth of $30 million, Arnold’s son has an investment account until he graduates from college.
50 CENT – 60 POUNDS
A net worth of $30 million certainly makes 50 Cent a successful artist who lives a life free of personal loans or mortgages. In 2011, the actor was cast in the movie All Things Fall Apart as a football player who was diagnosed with severe cancer. To prepare for this role, 50 Cent needed to lose weight. With the help of a liquid diet and regularly running on a treadmill, he managed to shed 60 pounds in total.
CHRISSY METZ – 100 POUNDS
With all the fame and success that Chrissy Metz has been achieving through the series This Is Us, many people have been wondering about her weight. The truth is that, much like many of us, Chrissy has always struggled with her extra pounds. Before she had even landed the role, however, she was already able to lose about 100 pounds for health reasons. Her secret has always been consuming fewer calories and trying to walk at least 20 minutes each day. Though her contract allegedly does not require her to lose weight for the show, she has expressed that she won’t back out if she has to do it for the storyline.
GABOUREY SIDIBE – 100 POUNDS
After an impressive performance in Precious, Gabourey Sidibe gained immense support, a lot of fans, more fame than she had imagined, and even an Oscar nomination! The actress has a net worth of $6 million and could certainly increase the number through sensible investment. She also made another sensible choice to focus on getting fit since her weight began to cause problems to her health. She gave herself a target of losing 100 pounds, and has made several lifestyle choices that helped her get to the finish line. She’s continued to focus on losing weight and staying healthy so she can reach the perfect BMI.
WENDY WILLIAMS – 50 POUNDS
Wendy Williams had always felt a little uncomfortable about her weight, but her struggle with getting fit started off with a 4-year period where nothing seemed to work and all the fad diets and workout plans seemed to fail immensely. She then decided to push out everybody else’s advice and focus on her own knowledge of money management. Putting similar strategies in place, she created a regime of healthy eating, exercise, and self control. Thanks to her hard work, Williams managed to shed a total of 50 pounds in 3 years! Later, the television personality shared her weight loss journey to help others who were facing the same struggles as her.
CHRISTIAN BALE – 63 POUNDS
One of the most talented and versatile actors in Hollywood today, Christian Bale, has a net worth of $80 million and is great at money management. He’s another artist who’s put his weight and health on the line to make sure his performances are perfect. When he landed a role on the movie The Machinist, Bale took up weight training to lose a total of 63 pounds. After filming ended, he weighed just 121 pounds and needed to bulk up for his role in Batman Begins. He managed to put on 75 quickly by eating plenty of carbs, pizza, and ice cream.
JENNIFER HUDSON – 80 POUNDS
Jennifer Hudson has achieved great success in her career and she’s done this by putting her work first always. As a result, she’s been able to enjoy plenty of riches and investments. But this meant that her health was always a second priority and unfortunately, the pounds seemed to keep piling on. Eventually, the actress decided enough was enough and started a 4-year weight loss journey, at the end of which she’d gone from a size 16 to 6. She did this by completely avoiding junk food and eating smaller meals to reduce her caloric intake.
ABBY LEE MILLER – DOWN BY 8 SIZES
When Abby Lee Miller appeared on the reality show The Dance Moms, she used to be a size 24. Since then, she’s dropped quite a bit of weight and is now close to a size 16. Unfortunately, it wasn’t voluntary diet or exercise that got her there. When her mother became ill, her life was overtaken with obligations, chores, and stress which left very little time or energy for her to focus on her health. On top of it all, she was also having to take diabetes medication that was causing her to lose weight.
JANET JACKSON – 60 POUNDS
Janet Jackson has always been health conscious, but somewhere along the line she put on a bit too much weight for her liking since it was causing problems with her well-being. The singer then decided to put her energy into getting fit again. Along with working out and taking up other physical activity like jogging and biking, she also enrolled in online courses to get herself going. When it came to her diet, she made sure to eat healthy meals and practice moderation, which helped her shed those extra inches.
CHAZ BONO – 85 POUNDS
After going through a gender reconstruction surgery, Chaz Bono began to rapidly gain weight due to a combination of hormonal imbalance, a lack of exercise, and an unhealthy diet. The stress of it all began catching up to him, which was when he decided to change things for the better. He enrolled in online courses, started exercising, and began eating healthy meals which helped him get fit physically and mentally. After losing a total of 85 pounds, he also shared his journey with those similar to him who’ve gone through surgery.
DREW CAREY – 100 POUNDS
Those who’ve been lucky enough to have children will know that there isn’t a single other experience in the world that changes a person as much as parenthood. For Drew Carey, his children were the wake up call he needed to get healthy because he knew that was the only way he would get to see them grow up. He started by getting rid of any and all junk food from his diet, along with taking Spartan training online classes. He lost approximately 100 pounds and seems happier for it!
ROSEANNE BARR – 200 POUNDS
Roseanne Barr lost nearly 200 pounds following a gastric bypass surgery. She knew that even though she’d had the weight loss surgery, she would also have to make certain lifestyle changes if she wanted to stay healthy. Barr began by taking walks/jogs daily and eating a balanced diet and also ate healthy foods and exotic meats, which she can find is some online classes. Although she still enjoys the occasional junk snack once in a while, she knows to limit such cravings and only eat in moderation.
RUBEN STUDDARD – 119 POUNDS
Rubben Studdard was the winner of the second season of American Idol, but the singer lost control of his weight following the end of the show due to a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet. Weighing at 462 pounds, he decided to participate in another reality show: The Biggest Loser. Through the program, he managed to lose 119 pounds and now weighed 343 pounds – a significant improvement, but still a bit ways to go. Studdard knew this as well, so he has reduced his intake of sugar, eats healthy meals, and takes online classes. We’re sure his determination will get him to his ideal weight goals soon!
GRAHAM ELLIOT – 250 POUNDS
Celebrity Chef Graham Elliot is best known for being one of the original judges of Masterchef US. Being surrounded by food daily didn’t help when it came to maintaining a healthy weight, as a result of which he ended up weighing 400 pounds. Fearing health complications, the chef decided to embark on a journey to a healthier life. The first stop, of course, was weight loss. Avoiding sauces, sweets, and pasta entirely and taking up online classes help Elliot lose an impressive 250 pounds. In 2014, he added another achievement to his journey by running his first full marathon.
JOHN GOODMAN – 100 POUNDS
An addiction to late-night snacking and sugary foods was the ticket to an unhealthy lifestyle for John Goodman. With the number on the scale increasing uncomfortably high, Goodman recruited a fitness coach and took up online classes with the help of his friend in order to lose weight. He also avoided alcohol completely, and has managed to keep it that way till now. Through such efforts, the actor has lost a 100 pounds and plans to continue with his healthy habits.