7 Celebrity Weight Loss Success Stories


Everyone has at least one celebrity that they love. Whether it be because of their house, spouse, car, lifestyle, or even their character, people look up to celebrities and what they accomplishments. Of course, one of the most common celebrity influences is their appearance. We constantly strive to look just like our favorite celebrities.

Celebrities inspires people when it comes to different goals people have to look a certain way. This can especially be true when it comes to extreme weight loss. Losing weight proves to be difficult even when it’s a few pounds, so there’s no secret why people need inspiration to become motivated to lose large amounts of weight. So, weight loss success stories from some of America’s favorite celebrities might be able to provide the perfect form of inspiration for some of the people needing to lose weight. Here’s 7 stories from very different celebrities:

1.     Jonah Hill

Known for many roles, such as 21 Jump Street and Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah Hill is a star comedy actor. While Jonah Hill came up in Hollywood by being a hilarious chubby guy, he famously dropped almost 40 pounds for his roles in Moneyball and 21 Jump Street. Although Jonah’s weight has fluctuated since then for various roles, he certainly provides many with a weight loss success story to look up to.

2.     Oprah Winfrey

As one of the most popular and well-known celebrities in the world today, mostly from her talk show, Oprah has plenty of success stories and inspiration to offer people. Among these stories is one of successful weight loss. Most famous of her stories is when she lost 67 pounds from a four-month liquid diet. While her weight has fluctuated since then, she has never come close to her peak weight at 237 pounds, and has recently boasted a 30-pound loss through Weight Watchers from eating a lot of fish and drinking water.

3.     Jennifer Hudson

As a Grammy-winning singer, an Oscar-winning actress, and a best-selling author, Jennifer Hudson is quite popular and very successful. In about 4 years, Jennifer Hudson managed to lose 80 pounds and drop from a size 16 to a size 6 with the help of Weight Watchers. She has shared her weight loss story with Oprah on her show as well as Ellen DeGeneres.

4.     Snooki

Nicole Polizzi, commonly known as Snooki, is best known as one of the stars of Jersey Shore and her own reality show, Snooki & Jwoww. While Snooki is quite a bit different from Jonah Hill, Oprah, and Jennifer Hudson, she is certainly a celebrity to many with a successful weight loss story. After giving birth in 2012. Snooki boasted a 50-pound weight loss before even a year had passed. Her story surely inspired and influences many Snooki fans.

5.     Forest Whitaker

Also an Oscar-winner, Forest Whitaker is a well-known actor starring in a profusion of movies. From The Last King of Scotland to Phone Booth, Panic Room to The Great Debators, and Vantage Point to Where the Wild Things Are, people might know Forest Whitaker from many movies. After putting on 70 pounds for his Oscar-winning role in The Last King of Scotland, he steadily lost that weight along with an extra 5-10 pounds. His weight loss can certainly help to motivate those looking to lose a lot of weight at a moderate pace.

6.     Chris Pratt

Originally known for his television roles such as his role in Parks and Recreation, Chris Pratt has become increasingly more popular recently after a couple blockbuster movies like Jurassic World and The Guardians of the Galaxy. Going from acting in a comedy show to being an action star Chris Pratt had to change some things. Particularly, Chris Pratt cut over 60 pounds for his movie roles and showcased his new 6-pack on Instagram inspiring and impressing a lot of people.

7.     Peter Jackson

Although Peter Jackson may not be a famous actor, the film director is definitely a considerable celebrity made famous by his Lord of the Rings movies as well as others such as Lovely Bones. Unlike the actors, Peter Jackson did not lose weight in relation to any role in a movie. Rather, he merely decided that he wanted to change his life a bit. Following this decision, which is the same choice many people are on the brink of making, Peter Jackson was able to drop 70 pounds in just 10 months. His secret was not some crash diet, but just to substitute unhealthy foods with healthy foods and better eating habits. Instead of always eating out or grabbing fast food, he started to pack his breakfast and lunches showing what a huge difference something so simple can cause.

Extreme weight loss can definitely be a daunting task, but it is most certainly not impossible. Since starting such a difficult thing can be one of the hardest parts, many people that need to lose a large amount of weight might just be waiting on the motivation to do so. Luckily, there’s motivation and inspiration everywhere, which is obvious considering how many very different celebrities offer inspiring weight loss stories.

So, if you are struggling to start your weight loss journey, and your friends and family don’t have any motivating success stories, don’t hesitate to check whether your favorite celebrities have lost a lot of weight at some point because there are plenty of celebrities who have!

By Russell McBurnie