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11 Celebrities Who Went to Battle Against Their Extra Pounds and Won

Celebrities have it hard as the public constantly discusses and judges any changes in their bodies. Sometimes shredding some extra pounds has nothing to do with looks but is necessary for health reasons or to benefit their career. In any case, watching the results of their hard work can charge us with motivation and give us the driving force to improve on ourselves as well.

Bright Side was stunned by the body transformations of these 20 celebrities, and we can’t wait to show them to you.

1. Rebel Wilson

Australian actress Rebel Wilson declared that year 2020 was going to be a “year of health” for her. She added more activities to her daily routines. The actress walks more, started exercising, and changed her eating habits. For now, her aim is to get to 165 pounds (around 75 kg), and nothing can stop her from reaching it.

2. Simon Cowell

The famous TV personality decided to update his health and fitness regimen this year too. He gave up eating fatty and sweet foods, included more exercise, and started getting better and longer sleep. His efforts paid off and he lost 60 pounds (around 27 kg).

3. Kathy Bates

The American Horror Story actress lost her 60 pounds (around 27 kg) with another trick. She calls is “mindfulness,” which just means pushing your plate away as soon as your stomach feels full. It took her a long time to learn how to listen to her body but the result is impressive.

4. Marissa Jaret Winokur

The actress grew very concerned with her health and decided to take action. She changed her diet plan and started following workout sessions with a personal trainer. This resulted in a 50-pound (around 22 kg) weight loss over the course of about 6 months.

5. Sam Smith

The singer, Sam Smith, went through a dramatic transformation. He previously admitted that he struggled with emotional overeating but decided to change this habit. He started cooking himself, cut out several products from his diet, and now focuses on regular exercise with his personal trainer. He’s already lost more than 42 pounds (around 19 kg).

6. Teddi Mellencamp

Before becoming a personal trainer, reality star Teddi Mellencamp tried many popular diets herself as well as exercise routines. She also suffered from anxiety and started sharing it online, receiving a lot of support from her followers in return. With time, she figured out what proper nutrition means and lost 50 pounds (around 22 kg) in 6 months.

7. Kelly Clarkson

The Voice coach, Kelly Clarkson, has always been open about her weight, eating habits, and body image. However, having some extra pounds was not the reason for her weight loss, but rather, it was a result of a health condition. Clarkson suffered from problems with her thyroid and tried to overcome them. She changed her diet and lifestyle and lost up to 37 pounds (around 16 kg).

8. Mo’Nique

Since she was 17 years old, Mo’Nique has weighed over 200 pounds (90 kg). Through daily and consistent hard work and a healthy diet, she was able to lower the number on the scale.

9. Shonda Rhimes

The Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator went through a dramatic body change and lost nearly 150 pounds (around 68 kg). However, she says losing weight wasn’t a pleasant journey for her, and she disliked it very much.

10. Alec Baldwin

In 2012, Alec Baldwin opened up about his health problems: he was told he was prediabetic. This served as a major wake-up call for the actor. His yoga instructor girlfriend motivated him to stay healthy. He gave up sugar, started doing Pilates, and lost 30 pounds (around 13 kg) in 4 months.

11. Jonah Hill

The actor had struggled with extra weight for years and even opened up about how growing up in the public eye made him feel vulnerable to criticism. He decided to consult with a nutritionist and changed his diet and habits. He also started jogging and doing push-ups.

Do you have your own motivational stories about your personal achievements? We’d like to hear them in the comment section!