Being out of shape and overweight can be harmful to our health and yet, a large majority of us are overweight. But in recent years, various health and nutrition initiatives are in place that can make it easier than ever to lose weight. And everyone (even celebrities) have struggled with their weight throughout the years, but some have risen about and made some amazing transformations, such as these 18 celebs.
18. John Goodman
It is usually a bad sign when you are often cast as the gross, old and fat man in movies and TV. That is where Goodman found himself for years. But as you can see, he has made HUGE life changes that have shown. He looks amazing in a suit at a recent event and can be found with his new slimming body in the movie 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Snookie became famous on the Jersey Shore show and was often ridiculed by fans over social media for her weight, even though she was hardly big at all. But after the show stopped, Snookie decided to make a change and adapted a much more healthy lifestyle in all aspects.
16. Chris Pratt
Most of us got accustomed to seeing Pratt as the silly character on “Parks and Recreation”, but he shocked us all when he transformed into a true leading man in Jurassic Park and Guardians of the Galaxy, complete with a new and ripped body. Now Pratt plays the hunky hero with rock-hard abs.
15. Zach Galafanakis
We all fell in love with Zach for his role in the hangover as the lovable Allen. He used the success of that show to star in a number of others, where he always played a big, silly man. While he is just as silly, Zach will now have to play the slim and funny guy! We’ll have to wait and see if his humor has dropped with his weight.
14. Christian Bale
Christian Bale is the king of losing and gaining weight for roles. He has repeatedly ballooned up for certain roles, only to drop down for others. He is obviously in great control of his body and always knows what he is doing when he puts on weight and loses it.
13. Kirstie Alley
Alley has become famous for her weight loss and was a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig. She has gone through numerous ups and downs in her weight loss journey, but all that matters is she is working hard to be better, which she is, and the results are showing.
12. Jonah Hill
The weight loss transformation has been dramatic for Jonah. He has gone up and down and back up and back down throughout his career. Sometimes Jonah has been unrecognizable on the screen. There is no doubting he should be congratulated for losing a ton of weight, and showing he can do it more than once.
11. Raven Symone
The former child star and teen star has been in show business all her life. Unfortunately, growing up on television means the world gets to see you through your ups and downs. Raven especially dealt with great scrutiny throughout her career over her weight. Taking this into account, Raven went and lost a ton of weight and looks happier than ever.
10. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah is without a doubt one of the most powerful women on the planet, but it is no secret she has struggled with her weight throughout her career. But Oprah remained an inspiring women and began shedding the pounds. After dedicating more time to working out and eating better, she looks amazing and must feel amazing as well.
9. Seth Rogan
Rogan is in a very similar position to that of Galafanakis. He was a much bigger man when he got into Hollywood and people loved him. But even though he has gotten smaller and is making healthy choices, fans still adore this loveable man with the best laugh in the business.
8. Shonda Rhimes
Rhimes was so large and heavy in 2014 that she even reported she couldn’t put a seatbelt on when in the car. This type of thing, along with a desire to be in better shape, led Rhimes to adapt a healthier lifestyle that led her to lose over 125 lbs in only a few short years.
7. Adam Richman
When you are on a show that basically requires you to eat large portions of food (like Man vs Food) it is not surprising that you are unhealthy and big. Richman literally got paid to eat some of the most unhealthy foods in the world. But after the show ended, Richman began to be healthier and now looks about half the size that he used to be.
6. Christina Aguilera
When Xtina burst onto the scene as a talented teenage artist, she was extremely fit. But over the years, she began to let herself go just a bit and got fairly large. Mostly due to having a child. But “The Voice” star has now gotten back down to a healthy weight and looks better than ever.
5. Jennifer Hudson
When it comes to great weight loss transformations, few can compare to Jennifer Hudson. Hudson lost almost 100 pounds and became a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers in 2010. Now, Hudson has a body that most people would kill for, and she worked very hard for it.
4. Graham Elliot
As far as a weight loss that shocks you with pictures goes, few are more drastic than Elliot. He is a judge on the hit show Masterchef and as a result, knows his food, a little too well it looked like. But after being well over 300 pounds, Elliot dropped over a hundred and is healthier than ever.
3. Rosie O’Donnell
Rose O’Donnell is a comedian, actor and TV personality who has been criticized lots in her career for her weight. But she answered these critics by losing a ton of weight. She looks better than she has in decades and showed all the doubters that she could make a change.
2. Jerry Ferrara
Ferrara is definitely best known as playing Turtle on Entourage. On the show, you could see he was noticeably larger and could lose a few pounds. But when the Entourage movie debuted, he shocked everyone by coming to the premiere down about 50 pounds from what he was during the shows run.
1. Drew Carey
For those who knew Drew Carey early on in his TV and comedy career, you were in utter shock the first time you saw him host the Price is Right. That is because he was a rather large man while on the Drew Carey show and other performances, only to appear extremely trimmed down as the new host of the famous game show.
As you can see, these were some simply outstanding transformations. But these type of dramatic changes and transformations aren’t only reserved for celebrities. Many regular people just like you and me make these transformations each and every day. Getting started is hard, but once being healthy is a routine for you, you’ll be shocked how easy it can become.