Staying fit is not an easy task, especially if you are someone who easily gains weight. However, the pressure to stay fit is much higher on celebrities who are constantly under the public scanner. It is, therefore, not very surprising that we often see celebrities stuck in the vicious cycle of weight loss and weight gain.
While many actors lose and gain weight to look their part on the screen, other celebrities commit to weight loss mostly because they either understand the importance of staying fit or want to keep a particular disease away. Did you know that Christian Bale once lost close 60 pounds to fit a movie role? Do you know how much weight Mariah Carey lost after giving birth to her twins? Have you been following Adele’s weight loss journey? In this article, we give you fun and interesting details on celebrity weight loss and their jaw-dropping transformations.
In 2011, Christina Aguilera separated from her then-husband Jordan Bratman. The divorce must have been tough for her, as the singer-songwriter started gaining weight. However, in an interview given much later, Christina Aguilera blamed not her divorce but the stress that came along with being a coach on The Voice as the key reason responsible for her weight gain. In 2012, every newspaper and magazine was talking about Christina’s weight gain and the singer decided to do something about her weight. Believe it or not, the next year she lost a whopping 50 pounds. She also decided that she never wants to be fat again and therefore, has consistently worked on maintaining her perfect body.
Janet Jackson gave birth to a baby boy, Eissa, in January 2017, at the age of 50 and the singer/actress began working with trainer Paulette Sybliss in March to gain her pre-pregnancy body back. More importantly, Jackson was booked for the State of the World tour at the time and wanted to be completely fit before the beginning of the tour. Jackson trained four days a week for the next few months and lost close to 70 pounds before the beginning of the tour. Inspiring, isn’t it?
In 2010, Curtis Jackson or as he is more popularly known, 50 Cent, surprised his fans or rather left them worried with his weight loss. Curtis took to Twitter to reveal to his fans that he had lost close to 54 pounds. Thankfully, he also cleared that he had lost the weight for his upcoming film Things Fall Apart. In the film, 50 Cent played a high-school footballer suffering from cancer and therefore, he was required to look weak and gaunt for the role — he came down from 214 pounds to 160 pounds. This weight loss journey wasn’t easy — 50 Cent revealed that he had to stick to a liquid diet for nine weeks to lose that much weight.
Believe it or not, Chris Pratt weighed 300 lbs at one point in his life. In 2014, after he was offered the role of Peter Quill, a celestial-human hybrid who can fly faster than the speed of light in Guardians of the Galaxy, and he committed himself to lose all the flab and become super fit. Chris lost almost 70 lbs before he began filming the movie. However, Chris Pratt has always struggled with weight loss. He quickly gains back all the weight as soon as he stops watching it. In 2019, Chris Pratt once again devoted himself to losing 14 lbs for a movie role and shared his weight loss journey with his followers on Instagram.
Alec Baldwin has fans all over the world. His career has spanned almost four decades and he has delivered some great work during this time. However, like many other celebrities, Baldwin, too, has struggled with weight loss. Baldwin came to know in 2012 that he is prediabetic. Pre-diabetes is a condition that typically leads to type-2 diabetes. He, therefore, decided to lose weight and get fit. His Yoga instructor girlfriend, Hilaria Thomas, helped him lose 30 pounds in 2012.
Christian Bale is a character actor and often undergoes extreme physical transformations to look his part on the screen. The actor has lost weight and reached close to 100 pounds as well as gained weight and reached close to 200 pounds for different roles. Before he started filming for The Machinist, the actor lost close to 60 pounds and made his overall weight reach 120 pounds. Harrison Cheung who wrote Bale’s biography revealed in his book that for four months, Bale consumed only an apple and a cup of coffee every day to make the transformation possible.
In 2012, while working on American Hustle, in which Bale played a con artist, the actor gained weight and reached almost 200 pounds. This was the time when he was continually seen munching on cheeseburgers and doughnuts. After completing American Hustle, Bale started working on Exodus: Gods and Kings. For the film, the actor again got back into shape and lost all the weight he had gained while shooting for American Hustle. Well, the main is certainly committed to his job.
While many actors transform publicly for roles, because of the unprecedented events throughout 2020, many celebrities are now working on their transformations behind closed doors. Case in point, Adele and Rebel Wilson. If you want to know how much weight the two beautiful women have lost during the lockdown, stick around, we will soon give you all the details. Meanwhile, if you are enjoying this video, please take a moment to like and subscribe to our channel.
Raven Symone entered the entertainment industry when she was only three years old. She, therefore, never really had a normal life. At the age of 15, Raven was working long hours every day and thus, she often tricked her body into feeling happy with the food. Her producers asked her to lose weight but the more they discussed her weight, the more adamant she became about not wanting to lose any of it. However, the 35-year-old actress finally decided to take a break from her entertainment career a few years ago. Away from the limelight, she lost close to 70 pounds and when she came back, she looked happier and prettier than ever.
In 2011, Mariah Carey gave birth to twins — Moroccan and Monroe. During her pregnancy, Mariah gained a lot of weight. Her pictures often drew negative remarks from the media. However, Mariah is known to do things her way and that is what fans love about her. She gave birth to twins when was 40 and she lost weight when she was ready for it. After giving birth, Mariah worked with her trainer and a nutritionist to get rid of her pregnancy weight. She followed a rigorous nutrition plan and worked out thrice every week. After six months, Mariah had lost close to 70 pounds. She said in an interview that the first 40 pounds was mostly water weight and went away easy. However, getting rid of the last thirty pounds wasn’t easy at all.
If there is one person who is truly using this lockdown to her advantage, it’s Rebel Wilson. The comedian/actress has declared 2020 as the ‘Year of Health’ and regularly posts pictures of herself on Instagram to keep fans updated about her weight loss journey. So far, the actress has lost close to 40 pounds and she aims to reach 75 kgs. This is not the first time the actress has committed to weight loss. In 2016, the star of Pitch Perfect decided to get rid of some of that extra weight. She did lose 15 pounds but eventually gained it all back. However, this time, Wilson has done the impossible — she recently posted a picture of herself in a blue dress and the actress looked lovely in it.
In an interview, Chrissy Metz confessed that she was always a chubby child. Her friends ate whatever they wanted and stayed thin but Chrissy easily gained weight. His parents did not know how to help her deal with her weight issues. Therefore, when Chrissy was only 11, her mother entered her into Weight Watchers. It was a weird experience for an 11-year-old Chrissy.
In 2017, Chrissy’s manager asked her to lose weight and she dropped close to 50 pounds before moving to L.A. to pursue her dream career. However, Hollywood is tough on people. Irrespective of whatever Chrissy did, she couldn’t bag any concrete roles and she eventually became depressed. That’s when she started eating to get over her depression. However, she soon realized that what she was doing wasn’t right and therefore, committed to weight loss once again and this time, Chrissy lost a whopping 100 pounds in less than five months. More importantly, she is under contract to lose weight to keep up with her character, Kate’s journey on This Is Us. Well, it all worked out well for Chrissy Metz.
Susan Boyle became an instant star after she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. In 2009, the Scottish singer released her first album titled I Dreamed a Dream, which reached the number one spot in the UK and became UK’s best-selling debut album of all time. In 2012, Boyle was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and therefore, her doctors recommended her to get her weight in control. Boyle decided to completely cut out sugar and incorporate exercise into her daily routine and in only a few months, she lost close to 30 pounds.
In January 2019, Celina Dion attended Alexandre Vauthier’s show in Paris and fans were surprised to see her. Celine had lost a lot of weight and looked weak and fragile. Her fans got concerned because she had only recently lost her husband, Rene Angelil. Celine’s fans become convinced that the Canadian singer was either suffering from a lethal disease or an eating disorder. However, recently, Celine put all the rumours to rest when she told in an interview that she was losing weight because of her newfound love for ballet. Well, dancing certainly burns a lot of calories.
Adele has a beautiful voice and it is no surprise that the singer has already won many Grammies. However, even after all her achievements, the 32-year-old actress was often criticised for her excessive weight. Now the singer has broken the internet with her weight-loss pictures. She has lost close to 50 pounds and looks amazing in all her pictures. Adele recently separated from her husband of three years and many think that it was the separation that inspired Adele to get back on the treadmill. Whatever the reason may be, the truth is the singer has never looked better. To achieve this weight loss, she completely cut off sugar and followed a very strict diet. We certainly are impressed, that kind of weight loss requires a huge commitment.
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