Not all celebrities are born with a fit body. Some are fat, some are thin and it is very normal. However, other people tend to expect for perfection. Others are even criticized because of what they look like. They laugh at what they wear, their body structure, how big they are or how thin they are. Whatever happens, they end up being criticized. As the saying goes, you can’t please everyone. However, celebrities are still trying to meet the expectations of other people. To avoid the criticism and gather more fans, celebrities hire fitness trainers to guide them to the body they want.

However, other celebrities such as actors don’t merely become fit for their health rather they become fit for their role. Movie industries don’t allow their actors to maintain there current looks if it does not fit their movie character. Other actors even lose weight for playing a sick character in a film and then gain weight again for another film. This is not a healthy practice.

Whether they need to slim down to play the role of a perfect ballerina or bulk up to acquire the look of a wrestler, changing your weight dramatically is not healthy. It will weaken your immune system, giving you more chances of getting sick. However, actors don’t mind this because they want to ace the role. Despite of this, they still need to meet the expectations of the general public. There are a lot of celebrities who lost too much weight, and healthy or not here they come:

Celebrities Weight Loss Transformations

1. Sara Rue

Sara Rue is a 34 years old actress who became a Jenny Craig spokesperson. Since then, she started taking up running and lost 50 pounds. She told People Magazine that she was already done losing weight and she really was. She maintained her weight after that.

2. Randy Jackson

This music legend tried sports. Randy Jackson, the American Idol judge, who weighed over 300 pounds in the year 2002 decided to keep his diabetes under control. In the year 2003 he opted for gastric bypass surgery and lost 100 pounds. After that he started eating fewer processed foods and cut back sugar and fat. He then tried some sport such as tennis and began giving time to walk on his treadmill.

3. Ricki Lake

Who would believe that the Hairspray’s chubby Tracy Turnblad is now a sexy size 6? It was Ricki Lake’s big break in the year 1988 when she played a key role in Hairspray. After that, in the year 1992, she lost 100 pounds. According to Ricki Lake, the key to it is starving yourself. However, Ricki Lake limited her calories and joined a delivery service for fresh foods and that is where she dropped 120 pounds.

4. Kirstie Alley

Well if you are talking about a yo-yo dieter, Kristie Alley must be the top 1 on the list. Kristie Alley, a 62 years old actress who became on of the spokesperson of Jenny Craig lost 75 pounds during her contract. However, after it she gained much of the weight she lost. She had her own show about her struggle with the weight she had. It was during the mid-2000 when her weight is over 200 pounds. In the year 2008, she made a promise to her fans that she will lose 80 pounds. It may be very hard but in the year 2010 she announced it on twitter that she only have 30 pounds left to lose.

5. Al Roker

Al Roker, the weather anchor in the Today Show had a fluctuating weight all throughout his life. However, he maintained losing either 30 pounds or 40 pounds of his weight. In the year 2002, his suit is size 60 and he weighs more than 340 pounds. In the same year, his wife suggested that it will be better if he undergoes a gastric bypass surgery and fortunately he dropped 140 pounds. According to him, maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong battle after his surgery. After that, he started exercising regularly until now.

6. Ron Lester

In the year 1999, Ron Lester was known as Billy Bob in Varsity Blues. Ron Lester, who is now 43, had his heaviest weight at 500 pounds or over. In the year 2000, he decided to get over with all the fat roles and he does not like the fact that he can’t move freely on set. So he decided to undergo a gastric bypass surgery and during this time, gastric bypass surgery is still experimental, meaning he needed to undergo all 17 follow up procedure in order to remove his excess skin. Fortunately, he became a healthy man weighing 193 pounds.

7. Mo’Nique

Mo’Nique had always been proud of her body. The comedian had always been vocal about how much she loves her body. However, when she was diagnosed with high blood, she decided to get healthy. From 262 pounds, Mo’Nique lost 45 pounds in the year 2009. She is now 45 years old and she gave up friend foods, red meat and junk foods. Currently, she is enjoying a size 14 from her previous size 20.

8. Renee Zellweger

When Renee Zellweger played the role of a thirty plus role of Bridget Jones, the actress turned into a size 14 from a size 4. She gaines 20pounds to ace the role. However, the most shocking part is after playing the role of Bridget Jones, Renee Zellweger decided to slim down. Usually, if you had a fluctuated weight gain, it will be harder to lose weight. However, in Renee Zellweger’s part, she was able to lose pounds not only to return to her previous size 4 but even slimmer.

9. John Goodman

Roseanne’s Dan Conner who was played by the actor John Goodman weighed 368 pounds in the year 2007. After the film, he decided to give up drinking and sugar. Also, he started excising. Now, he is 61 years old and he lost more than 100 pounds.

10. Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton, the celebrity blogger who proclaimed to be the queen of all media decided to eat healthy. Perez Hilton or Mario Lavandeira Jr. (his real name) gradually add up gym workouts and ate healthier foods lost 60 pounds in 3 years. At first, he only decided to have a 30-minute walk daily but later on it turned into a training session for 7 days every week. In the year 2010, he launched a website called This website focused on healthy habits and fitness.

11. Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson took us on an escapade when she showed her incredible curves in the year 2010. Janet Jackson is another yo-yo dieter and her weight is a topic in the media. In order to achieve her beautiful body, Janet Jackson said that she only ate a small bag of tortilla chips and an apple every day before shooting her music video Love Will Never Do. However, she chose a much healthier diet today and a regular workout. Janet is now 47 and healthy.

12. Star Jones Reynolds

Star Jones Reynolds would not admit that she had a gastric bypass surgery. However, none believed that losing 160 pounds in three years is not possible without any drastic strategy in losing weight. Star Jones Reynolds is now 51 and she continues to eat healthy foods. A bariatric surgery can’t be effective if you continue to eat unhealthy foods because your previous weight might come back. This surgery is only an option to extremely obese persons.

13. Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy’s daughter dropped 50 pounds after the Dancing with the Stars. It was when she decided to stop her emotional eating. Kelly Osbourne was featured in Shape Magazine in the year 2010. She is now 29 years old and enjoys her new size 2 body. According to her, all the weight training and workouts paid off.

14. 50 Cent

50 Cent is different from the other celebrities. He did not decided to loss weight for cosmetic purposes or any health concerns. However, the weight loss shocked most of the rapper’s fan. It was because 50 cent is playing the role of a cancer patient in the film Things Fall Apart. After the shooting, he decided to be his own self again and gained back what he lost on September 2010. It was just few months because during May 2010, we saw emaciated-photos of 50 cent online. Back then, he weighed 160 pounds from 214 pounds in just 9 weeks.

15. Drew Carey

Having extra pounds is a serious health issue to a comedian, Drew Carey. He decided to slim down so he started to get a high protein diet together with fruits and vegetables. He also had a six times a week cardio exercises. Since January 2010, Drew Carey lost 80 pounds. Right now, he is 55 years old and he told People Magazine that he does not need any medication for his type 2 diabetes anymore.

16. Oprah Winfrey

Another yo-yo dieter is the popular weight loss tabloid fodder, Oprah Winfrey. She always had breaking news about her drastically fluctuating weight. The reason behind this is explained and it is because of a thyroid condition. According to Oprah Winfrey, she uses this excuse to eat as much as she wants to. However, not until today because she trimmed down to 160 pounds and was very happy that she conquered her weight issues. Unfortunately, in the year 2008 she gained weight and became 200 pounds. And it’s official, because in the year 2010 she announced that she will never diet again.

17. Christian Bale

Batman does not look good as a boxer because Christian Bale slimmed down to play a role in the film The Fighter. However, before that he played a chronic insomniac character in the film The Machinist. During this film he lost 63 pounds. Again, he needs to slim down from 185 pounds for the role in The Fighter. Christian Bale is now 39 years old and he is taking a lot of supplements to keep the vitamins in his body. He I aiming for a 122 pounds and he is extremely doing an exercise for this.

18. Jennifer Hudson

Everyone was shocked in the year 2010 when the Grammy and Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson, dramatically lose weight. It was during August 2009 that she decided to lose her baby weight because she is going to start shooting her next film, Winnie. In this film, she will be playing the role of Nelson Mandela’s wife which will be shown this year. She hired Harley Pasternak as her celeb trainer. Weight Watchers program gave her the aid and Jennifer Hudson cut back on calories. From a size 16, she is now size 6 and was featured in Weight Watchers. She is now 32 years old and she is working out regularly.

19. Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian’s secret is lots of water. She slimmed down just this year and told that she also workouts with her trainer, Gunnar Peters. The reality TV personality emphasizes moderation. According to her in her interview in People Magazine that she eats what she wants but always remember to eat in portion control. It is hard for everybody to eat like this but it is worth a try.

20. Kevin Federline

Kevin Federline also known as the former Mr. Britney Spears gained weight and turned into 240 pounds during his 30th birthday. He was once a toned dancer but he never gave up on the spotlight. Kevin Federline a reality show, VH1 Celebrity Fit Club in the year 2010. During this time he tried to slim down and up until now that he is 35 years old.

They are just 20 among a lot of other celebrities who lost too much weight. Whatever their reason is, may it be cosmetics, health or for a film, we should respect it. It is very hard for them to acquire what the people want them to look like since they are the celebrities.

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