One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is the desire to shed some holiday pounds. Of course, dieting is also one of the first resolutions that is broken. But if you need some inspiration in that quest to lose some fat, look no further than Hollywood, which has its own record of famous faces gaining and then losing drastic amounts of weight. Check out some of Tinsel Town’s biggest weight gains and losses of all time in this RadarOnline.com gallery.
Perhaps no one else embodies gaining and losing weight more than Jonah Hill, who lost about 30 pounds in 2011 after making Moneyball, and then gained weight for his role in the War Dogs in 2016. But the Maniac star is a shadow of his former self these days, and has sworn off his hard-partying past.
Hot on the heels of Hill’s rollercoaster belly is John Goodman. The notorious yo-yo dieter has run the gamut from 170 pounds to as high as the 400’s.
Mama June famously went from not to hot, losing 300 pounds! But is June Shannon in danger of gaining back all that weight? In August, she admitted to gaining 50 pounds, and now tips the scales at an even 200.
Filmmaker Kevin Smith faced his own death when he suffered a massive “widowmaker” heart attack in February. Since then, he’s slimmed down to under 200 pounds, a level he says he hasn’t been since high school.
TV personality Rosie O’Donnell had to make some serious life changes when she suffered a heart attack in 2012. After a few years, she was able to lose 64 pounds.
Comedian Drew Carey basically decided he was “tired of being fat.” While doing The Drew Carey Show, he said he was eating poorly, drinking too much and had a lot of mood swings. He was also diagnosed with diabetes. So, Carey made some life changes in 2010 and lost 100 pounds.
Actress Kirstie Alley has famously documented her weight gains and losses over the years, most recently using a wacky upside-down diet! The “Fat Actress” star, 67, has already dropped 17 pounds in two months by surviving on just 1,200 calories a day and having dinner for breakfast — and breakfast for dinner.
After she had her son Lorenzo in 2012, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi debuted her slimmed down post-baby body. But that’s about to be thrown out the window, after news she and her husband Jionni LaValle are expecting their third child.
Chris Pratt played the dim and doughy boyfriend on Parks and Rec. But after landing lead roles in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World the beef boy transformed into a beefcake!
Jennifer Hudson rose to fame in 2004 as a contestant on American Idol, and went on to win an Oscar for her supporting turn in Dreamgirls. But after that, she slimmed down from a size 16 to a size six, an 80-pound weight loss she’s maintained for years.
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