7 Celebs Who’ve Lost a Ton of Weight – How Did They Do It?

Carrie Underwood

carrie-underwood-weight-lossCarrie Underwood credits  her phenomenal weight loss to her personal trainer. She works out with him almost every single day and together they do a rigorous blend of cardiovascular work and strength training. She’s also cut back tremendously on the amount of fast food she eats each week, opting instead for more home-cooked meals taken in her own dining room.

She admits to being an obsessional calorie counter and says that she was able to lose all her weight by keeping a food diary. According to Carrie, this is the only tool she uses to help her keep from gaining her weight back. Even though she used to follow a vegan diet, she still managed to pack on the pounds while she was competing on American Idol. She wasn’t keep a food diary back then and found that it was just too easy to overeat, often eating until she felt sick.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly-Osbourne-Weight-LossKelly Osbourne has lost about 70 pounds since she first began her weight loss odyssey  a few years ago. How did she manage to lose so much weight? Her secret formula is hula hooping! Bus she says that the real secret is hard work and a lot of attention and diligence. She works out every single day putting in about 30 minutes of cardio workout on her treadmill. She also uses free weights, pilates and yoga. But Kelly says that the biggest thing she does is have fun. She loves her hula hoop and spends endless hours in it every week. She does succumb to her cravings at time but has learned how to tame them and work with them instead of giving into them. She tends to eat her “fattiest” meal in the mornings. So, she might have pizza for breakfast and then finish the day  off with a bowl of hot oatmeal.

Christina Aguilera

christina_aguilera-before-afterChristina Aguilera attributes her stunning 40 pound weight loss to a combination of a low-carb diet and yoga. She eats a lot of high quality fats such as avocado along with lean protein like a chicken breast or some fish. Her choice of healthy snacks includes things like celery with peanut butter or some almond butter.

She also likes to have a workout playing paintball in her house. She can burn about 400 calories in just a half hour of playing paintball.

Although some people say that she has lost more than 40 pounds this is probably because she is so small boned. Even a relatively small weight loss can look much larger on a person who has a small frame like Christina does.

Jennifer Hudson

jennifer-hudson-before-afterJennifer Hudson is famous for more than just her powerful voice. She has lost an amazing amount of weight using Weight Watchers. She says that having the support system of Weight Watchers was what really helped her finally turn the corner and be able to lose the weight that had plagued her her entire life.

The 32 year old singing sensation lost 80 pounds after giving birth to her son in 2009. She chose not to use any fad diets but instead opted to do Weight Watchers. In doing so, she went from a size 16 down to a size 6. Though she says she knows that being healthy is much more than the size you wear, she has become a spokesperson for Weight Watchers and is very strict about how much she eats. She counts her points religiously.

Kim Kardashian

kim-kardashian-weight-loss-lead2Though some gossip mongers like to say that Kim Kardashian lost her baby weight after giving birth to her daughter, North, she says that it was entirely about portion control and a strict exercise program. She works out every day with her personal trainer and eats only lean protein and lots and lots of fruit and vegetables.

Kardashian who has been blessed with a ravishingly beautiful face and a body to match says that she worked unbelievably hard to shed her excess weight after having her baby. Exercising for more than an hour every day is what did it for her.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin-Sparks-weight-lossJordin Sparks says that she was able to lose more than 50 pounds by changing her mind set and making her health her number one priority instead of the size of her blue jeans.

She only does exercises that she enjoys. She says that if you don’t it is just too hard to stay motivated. She does a lot of walking every single day. The other strategy she used was to completely change how she ate when she was hungry. She says she would ask herself if she was really hungry or if she just wanted to eat it because it looked so appetizing. She does not count calories. She also does not weigh herself daily. She knows how much she weighs based on the way her clothes fit her and how she feels.

Snooki

snooki-before-afterSnooki has managed to lose more than 50 pounds largely because of her daily workouts to get ready for her appearance on Dancing With The Stars. She has shed this weight just months after giving birth to her son, Lorenzo. Part of her motivation was that she did not want to be one of those fat moms when Lorenzo goes off to kindergarten.

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