Throughout the years, plenty of celebrities have undergone impressive before-and-after transformations. In recent years, it hasn’t stopped. Stars are still working on being their best selves, and even in 2020 we saw some major transformations, with many celebrities shifting priorities during the pandemic to focus on wellness. Here are the most remarkable (and recent) celebrity weight loss transformations that you should know about.
Recently divorced Adele is flaunting her new figure, and her ex-husband is probably somewhere counting his regrets. On a recent vacation to Anguilla, she revealed to a friend that she lost 100 pounds. We learned more about her lifestyle change from her trailer Camila Goodis, who said the singer gave up soda, sugar, and processed food, and added cardio and strength training.
2. Ayesha Curry
This gorgeous, curvy wife of Steph Curry lost 35 pounds, and it doesn’t seem like she’s stopping anytime soon. The mother of three and cookbook writer sticks to a lean protein and veggie-based dinner. She says that her favorite ingredients are Brussel spouts, broccoli, and asparagus, which she roasts to maximize char and flavor. Light weights and bike rides with the family are how she stays active.
3. Rebel Wilson
This comedienne has been on a weight loss journey for years, but 2020 was the year when she shed a drastic amount of pounds. She dubbed it “The Year of Health” on Instagram. Today, she stays hydrated and is avoiding sugar and junk food. Seven days a week, Rebel works out with Jono Castano, and one of her favorite routines is the ropes and other HIIT moves.
4. Ariel Winter
When Ariel Winter was on Modern Family, she was never fat. Just a little plump in an endearing way. Apparently, her anti-depression medications led to her keeping on the weight, no matter how much she worked out, and finding the right mental health meds allowed her to shed the weight more easily. In 2019, she revealed her new va-va-voom body.
5. Jessica Simpson
America’s pop and country sweetheart Jessica Simpson put on some weight after she had her third child, Birdie. She got a little thicker afterwards, but then lost a whopping 100 pounds thanks to her celeb trainer, Harley Pasternak. He eased Jessica into her routine slowly, beginning with 6,000 steps, which he described as a “social thing she can do with her kids.” If she can walk it off, so can you!
6. French Montana
Everyone else on this list is a woman, but we simply had to include French Montana because of his insane 2021 glow up. French wasn’t exactly on the list of rock-hard rapper cuties before this year, but after a ton of workouts and diet changes, this rapper lost weight to reveal a totally ripped and sculpted upper body. A health scare is what started this process.
7. Tiffany Haddish
We always thought Ms. Haddish looked like bae, but it seems like a new relationship with Common and a global pandemic prompted some serious weight loss for this queen. In 2020, she came out with a buzzcut and a bangin’ body. Tiffany lost 40 pounds after “workout out and eating right” because her knees were hurting from carrying around all the weight.
8. Kelly Clarkson
Ex “Fashion Police” star looks like a completely different person in 2020. It’s all thanks to surgery, but Kelly doesn’t have any shame surrounding it. In 2020, she revealed that she lost 85 pounds, which was thanks to a gastric sleeve surgery two years prior, which changes the shape of your stomach. It stops your craving and cuts out a hormone that exists in people with addiction issues.
9. Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood spoke on motherhood in 2019, saying that after having her two babies, she couldn’t run as fast, or lift the same weights as she did pre-pregnancy. After she promised herself to stop analyzing “every pound and meal” in an Instagram caption, she reached her weight loss goals with trainer Eve Overland and a vegan diet.
10. Janet Jackson
Post-pregnancy weight loss seems to be a theme for many of the people in this list. In 2017, she gave birth to her first child. Afterwards, she started a new workout regimen and in the same year, lost 70 pounds. Paulette Sybliss, her trainer, helped her out just six weeks after she gave birth.
11. Marissa Jaret Winokur
This Hairspray star got scared about her health after learning that she was at a high risk to contract Covid-19. As a result, she started workout out at home with her trainer via Zoom classes, and shaped up her eating habits. The result? A 50-pound weight loss that makes her feel strong and invincible.
12. America Ferrera
Forget celebrity trainers — after America had her first baby in May 2018, she decided to train for triathlon the same year. She didn’t do it to lose weight — she did it as a spiritual and mental challenge. This helped her push through and realize she’s more capable than she ever thought.