8 Celebrities Who Have Overcome Weight Issues ...


8 Celebrities Who Have Overcome Weight Issues ...
8 Celebrities Who Have Overcome Weight Issues ...

If you are struggling with weight issues, you can be assured that celebrities have it harder. They are constantly in the glare of the media and a perfectly shaped body is very much a demand on them. However, you can be inspired by these 8 celebrities who have overcome weight issues to become fit and healthy again.

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Jennifer Hudson

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She is sure to be on the top of my list of celebrities who have overcome weight issues. She was size 16 when she first auditioned for ‘American Idol’ and one of her many achievements is that she brought herself down to size 4. Now she is a national spokesperson for ‘Weight Watchers’.


Drew Carey

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This is truly inspirational. Drew Carey found that he had type II diabetes and was unable to carry his stepson because of his weight issues. So, he cut back food and started exercising and lost 80 pounds.


Kendra Wilkinson

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Like a lot of us, she put on a lot of weight during pregnancy and had a hard time losing it. But with a lot of self discipline and serious exercising, she once again has a hot body to flaunt.


Ricky Gervias

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While Ricky Gervais, the British comic genius, did not lose a ton of weight, losing 20 pounds has completely changed his personality and made him look like an altogether different person.


Gwyneth Paltrow

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Like many actors and actresses, Paltrow had to put on weight for a role in a movie. And then, of course, she also had to lose it because carrying so much weight around made her seriously uncomfortable. So, she lost 20 pounds and regained her sultry looks.


Anthony Hopkins

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This is another inspirational entry on this list of celebrities who have overcome weight issues. Hopkins had health problems and had to lose as many as 75 pounds to remain healthy. And as you can guess, he did it!


John Goodman

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We do not often come across too many celebrities who are downright obese but John Goodman is an exception. He actually weighed almost 400lbs! Of course, he played a ‘big guy’ in most of his roles and made a living out of it, but it was disastrous on his health. So, he started a fitness regime and lost over 100 pounds. He is fitter and far healthier now.


Janet Jackson

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We have all seen Janet Jackson struggle with her weight over the years. But, in 2005, she gained 60 pounds that became a big challenge for her to lose. However, within just 6 months, she managed to lose all the extra weight she had put on and looked hot again. Exercising and healthy eating is now a part of her lifestyle.

As you can see from this list of 8 celebrities who have overcome weight issues, it has not always been easy. But, with dedication and discipline, they have managed to achieve what was seemingly impossible. And you know what? You can, too!

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why am I not convinced Jennifer Hudson is size 4?

Ricky Gervais's personailty has not changed just because he lost weight. He is still as obnoxious, bigotted and narrow minded as he ever was and now that he thinks he looks good he has even more reason to think he is better than most people. It is this arrogance and disregard for other people's feelings that give his observational comedy its edge and to have thrown that away with his excess weight would have been a rather crazy thing to do.

"He was over 40 pounds." Excellent proofreading.

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