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20 Amazing Bodies of Stars Who Melted Fat

Here are their wellness tips.

In the glamorous world of entertainment, personal transformations often occur in the public eye, inspiring countless fans and followers. Weight loss is one such journey that many celebrities have undertaken, proving that determination, resilience, and the right mindset can lead to incredible results. These 20 stars have not only shed pounds but have also shared their unique stories, shedding light on the challenges, successes, and methodologies behind their transformations. From dietary changes to surgeries, their routes to better health and confidence vary. Dive in to discover the inspiring stories of these stars who have melted fat and transformed their lives.


Josh Peck


Josh Peck talked about his weight loss in an interview with Men's Health. He said that once he lost weight, he had to change how he worked out. "Inevitably, when I got that big I wasn't really able to keep up. When I eventually lost a hundred pounds, that journey was very specific to me, because I had to learn how to do one pushup, or one pullup." Peck says that he likes CrossFit and Tabata.


Rebel Wilson


Rebel Wilson notably lost a lot of weight, and attributes it to a change in her diet. "Before I was probably eating 3,000 calories most days, and because they were normally carbs, I would still be hungry," she told People. "So, I've really changed to eating a high-protein diet, which is challenging because I didn't use to eat a lot of meat." 


Billy Gardell

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Billy Gardell talked about his weight loss in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. He said that during the pandemic he changed his diet and got bariatric surgery. "I think you got to find peace with yourself and at some point, look in the mirror and go, 'You know, it's probably time to take care of you.' And I didn't get that note early on. But I'm a big believer that when you get it, you get it. It doesn't matter what it is, as long as you get it."


Trace Cyrus

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Last year, Trace Cyrus showed off his weight loss on Instagram, and wrote about how he got there in the caption. "The picture on the left is what I looked like at the end of last year. I was mentally destroyed & it really affected my physical health. The pic on the right is me now. Your mindset is everything. It can be your greatest asset or your worst enemy. F—ck motivation. Stay dedicated!"


Randy Jackson

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Randy Jackson got gastric bypass surgery in 2003. He shared about how he managed the weight since in a tip for Unify Health Labs. "You have to change the way you think about food. You have to almost have a complete divorce breakup … and start back bit by bit and find out the things that work with your body." 


Gregory Gourdet

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Top Chef alum, Gregory Gourdet opened up about his weight loss on Instagram during the pandemic. "At my highest weight ever, I pressed the health reset button in July. But everything that had worked in the past including yoga and intermittent fasting just wasn't working. I power walked on a treadmill for months until my therapist told me I could run again. I went keto for the first time and extended my fasting to 20 to 24 hours a few days a week and finally started losing the extra weight."


Grant Gustin


Grant Gustin talked about his weight loss and mental health on Instagram."I will always be a work in progress, but I'm proud of myself for taking steps I wish I could've taken a long time ago to be a better version of myself physically and mentally – not only for myself but also for the people around me. All this to say, around episode 2 or 3 of season 7, Flash is gonna have a little bit of beef on his lanky frame. But more importantly I feel much happier and more present than I have in a long time."


Ross Mathews

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Ross Mathews opened up about his weight loss in November 2020 on Instagram. "Breaking the pattern," he wrote. "50lbs down today from my height in early June when I decided to reclaim my health after my mom died (70lbs down from my all-time)," he wrote via Instagram. "I will always be a work in progress. I may mess up again. I dunno. All I know is that I'm very grateful. And very happy. 🥰 On we go… ❤️."


Adrienne Bailon

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In May 2020, Adrienne Bailon talked about her weight loss and wellness on Instagram. "I'm constantly reminding myself that the greatest form of self love – is self discipline! They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit… I just want to encourage you to take this time to develop healthy habits! Drink your water, squat, rest, read, pray, take your vitamins, eat your veggies! (Preaching to myself to keep going! Lol) It's a new month! Let's do this!"


Katie Maloney

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Katie Maloney has been open about her struggles with her weight. On her Instagram story, she said that she sought help from a nutritionist and a doctor when she thought she had thyroid issues.  "I think it's really important to also check up on your health because even though it wasn't a thyroid thing, I did discover that my glucose levels were pretty high and that could've led to some maybe pre-diabetic problems."


Fat Joe

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Rapper Fat Joe talked about his weight loss and the public's reaction to it to Men's Health. "Here I was, giving confidence to oversized people, and they felt like I flat left them. They didn't realize I was just thinking about, yo, I really wanna be here for a long time. I really want to work out. I really want to be healthy. I wanna be here."


Eric Andre

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Eric Andre shared how he decided to get healthier after filming a season of The Eric Andre Show to Men's Health. "I lost my mind. I ate a whole pizza. The day I wrapped, I woke up. I went to Russ and Daughters and ate a bagel. I was like a pig … I drank my weight in wine. When I got back, I stepped on the scale and I undid all six months of work."


Shay Mooney

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For Shay Mooney, weight loss is all about staying consistent. He talked about this on an Instagram post. "Consistency. I changed my entire world in 6 months. No gimmicks or fads. Just consistency. If that tired guy on the left can do it, so can you."


John Goodman

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John Goodman told ABC that he had to change his approach to wellness and losing weight as he's gotten older. "In the old days, I would take three months out, lose 60 or 70 pounds, and then reward myself with a six-pack or whatever and just go back to my old habits. This time I wanted to do it slowly. Move, exercise. I'm getting to the age where I can't afford to sit still anymore."


AJ McLean

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AJ McLean is open about his struggles with addiction. He revealed to TODAY that cutting out alcohol is a big reason for his weight loss, and shared how he stuck with it. "I'd tell myself, 'I'm going to do this, I'm going to do this. I am going to be the best version of myself. I'm proud."


Shay Mitchell


After having her first child, Shay Mitchell opened up about the weight loss process on Instagram. She says that she's making sure to keep things simple, so she can complete them. "A clear start, a clear finish and something that I could totally commit to. I have loved getting up these last four weeks and having a routine and a challenge to start the day. I feel more healthy, energetic and engaged …which makes a better me."


Shannon Beador

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Shannon Beador is open about her struggles with weight. She revealed that when she created her linne of healthy foods, it helped her eat better. "With the QVC food lines, I've launched a healthy, lower-calorie food line, so I'm in the kitchen a lot trying to fine tune my recipes for more meals, and so I'm eating a lot better," she told BravoTV. "Diet is key. Exercise is great [too], because you want to tone up."


Melissa McCarthy


Melissa McCarthy is all about giving women confidence. "We have to stop categorizing and judging women based on their bodies," she said on Instagram in 2016. "We are teaching young girls to strive for unattainable perfection instead of feeling healthy and happy in their own skin."


Kevin Smith


After a heart attack in 2018, Kevin Smith decided to make a lot of lifestyle changes. He shared some of them on Instagram three months after the heart attack. "I've lost 37 out of the 50 lbs. the doc told me to drop, with 13 more pounds to go to hit my goal — and I lost the last 5 eating fun foods that I actually like!"


Jordin Sparks


Jordin Sparks shared her weight loss secrets with Us Weekly at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards. She says that her main secret was changing her diet.  "I stop now when I'm full," she shared. "I love food and I love to eat. My thing was, do I really need seconds or do I want it just because it tastes good?"

Anna Bechtel
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