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.

Kim Kardashian Diet Plan – How Did She Lose More Than 15lbs?

Kim-Kardashian-DietKim Kardashian is unquestionably one of the most beautiful women on the planet. Even more amazing is the fact that she manages to stay in shape despite being flown from one city to another and constantly staying on the go. By taking charge of her diet and even exercising, she has managed to stay in the best shape possible. Lucky for you, it isn’t a secret and there are very practical ways to get the same kind of beautiful body that Ms Kardashian has.

An Overview of The Diet

A diet plan, like the one that Kim Kardashian uses, is not overly complicated. Here is a sample day:

  • Breakfast: Peanut butter, protein powder smoothie, and a banana.
  • Lunch: Cobb salad with low fat ranch dressing.
  • Snack: Cookies, apple and peanut butter, or some other borderline healthy snack.
  • Dinner: Grilled salmon with pesto sauce on thin pizza bread with one cup brown rice and a side of two cups of fresh broccoli.

The snack is the most important to Kim, as she explained in an interview. These help her get to dinner without starving, but they also offer a chance to have something simple, tasty, and maybe a little out of line with the rest of her diet in the case of the sugar cookies.

In total, a diet that centers around small portions of healthy foods like this can result in about 2,400 calories a day, which you need if you are exercising.

The Rapid Baby Weight Diet PlanKim Kardasian Before After

On the other hand to lose her baby fat, she relied on a more strictly controlled diet to drop weight as fast as possible. This diet sticks closer to 1,200 calories a day. 80 percent of her diet centered around juices made of celery, kale, collard greens, and spinach. The rest of her diet consists of chick or steamed vegetables. By drinking four of these a day, you can stay full, energetic, and healthy, but with only a small amount of calories.

No matter which option you decide upon, however, Kim says that one of the most important parts of her weight loss was staying away from junk food. Rather than try to tough it out with hard to follow diets, she simply made a decision to eat healthier and try things like turkey burgers without the bun on her salads. Simple choices like that are what help her stay healthy without stressing over it like so many other people.

Here is the video of HollywoodLife covering her babyweight:

Other Tips For Kim Kardashian’s Diet Plan:

  • Don’t keep leftovers after eating a meal, no matter how good it is! If it is in your fridge you will be tempted to break away from your diet.
  • Stay focused, even on your bad days. Your weight can fluctuate even while burning fat, so keep yourself dedicated and don’t ever give up.
  • Drink water more than you think you should. This is where most people fall short. Too little water is going to stall weight loss, hurt your workouts, raise your blood pressure, and even make you depressed and less motivated.
  • Partner up with a friend to keep each other accountable. A support system is one of the most important parts of a diet. Don’t be embarrassed, with a friend you will only be embarrassed if you fail because you refuse to do the work.

The Workout Routine

How Kim Kardasian Lost 15LbsFor many people, diet is enough. For people like Kim Kardashian, though, there is no accepting anything but the best body around. The trainer that Kim hired to get in weight after being unsatisfied with her body had her doing a “two a day” style routine. We’ll cover a brief overview of it here.

This relies on cardiovascular exercise in the morning and strength training at night. This can vary for you, but Kim would often do her strength training as late as 1:00AM! She wouldn’t miss a chance to do her cardio, though, and was right back up to get back to the gym in a few hours!

For cardio, Kim does 20-30 minute workouts 3-4 times a week. This can change between cycling, running, and rowing. The idea is to get your heart rate up and keep it there.

Strength training comes with a lot of different training plans and theories, but Kim Kardashian is proof that this kind of routine works. She performs a circuit that is repeated four times after 10 minutes of moderate level cardiovascular exercise.

Here is the circuit: (all for 12 reps)

  • Side lunges with a weighted exercise ball in hand
  • Wide Stance Squats
  • Push ups On A Ball
  • Side Plank
  • Reverse Lunge
  • Squat Curl Press

This seems like a simple routine, but it is highly effective. It is also focused on areas that women are concerned about; the thighs, hips, butt, and stomach. When you want a body like Kim Kardashian, you have to workout like Kim Kardashian.

If you stick to the diet like you should you will lose several pounds a week easily. To truly accomplish a body like Kim Kardashian, however, the workout routine is absolutely necessary. Feeling leaner is great, but having an amazing lower body like Kim is beyond comparison.

Overall, this isn’t anything too revolutionary, but it is something that is proven effective. Try out Kim’s diet, listen to her tips, and give the two a day workouts a shot and you will find that you are far healthier, leaner, and happier. Remember, staying motivated is 90% of the battle, so if you ever feel like it isn’t worth it, just take a look at any gossip magazine and see the amazing results that Kim Kardashian has had.

Here is a video of Kardashian’s talking about their Quick Trim Diet: