Losing weight is a really difficult process to endure. Despite feeling like the world is coming to a head, putting some perspective on your situation might be just what you need. What better way to realize your own potential than by getting inspired by your favorite celebrities like Adele and others?
Adele is pretty private with her personal life. But even that can’t hide the drastic change in her physique in recent years. Now, on her b’day, there’s a thrilling news. She lost 100 pounds earlier this summer after breaking up with her husband and hiring a personal trainer. Her training included 1-hour-long workouts, including cardio, Pilates and circuit training. Clearly, it’s been paying off.
Six months after giving birth to her daughter, Jessica Simpson revealed on her Instagram that she had lost 100lbs. At her peak, she weighed 240lbs. Her trainer advised her to walk 12,000 steps every day, get at least 7 hours of sleep and eat three full meals and two snacks daily.
In an interview with The Sun, Simon Cowell revealed he had cut out dairy, meat, wheat and sugar from his diet. After fainting and falling down the stairs in 2017 due to low blood pressure, he decided it was time to make a change in his lifestyle. Since then, he’s lost 20 pounds and “feels healthier and stronger.”
In 2015, Christina Aguilera announced she’d lost 50lbs, much to the delight of her fans. Her secret, she revealed, was finding the time to focus on things she cares about. Not having to worry about deadlines and finding some personal time off can do a lot. It’s not just about the body – it’s about an overall sense of wellbeing.”
You might have noticed the new and more toned Drew Barrymore. If not, it’s because she worked to lose 25 pounds in three months. Working with her trainer, Marnie Alton, she adopted a new diet and exercise routine. “Damn you, genetics!” She posted on Instagram, “This Takes so much work… And fighting for a lion for it!”
At his peak, Al Roker weighed 340 pounds. He chose to get weight-loss surgery in order to get his body within a healthy weight range. In the process, he shed 150 pounds, but “I still had to work for it,” he says in his book ‘Never Going Back.’ “I had to maintain a high-protein, low-carb diet for over a year.”
Just like Al Roker, the Wilson Phillips singer got surgery in order to help her lose some weight. She had 2, in fact. The first was a gastric bypass in 2000 and the second, in 2012, was a lap-band surgery. With the help of both, she managed to lose over 150 pounds, as reported by People.
The secret to Drew Carey’s weight loss was giving up alcohol. When diagnosed with diabetes, he decided to make the life-long decision to cut down on alcohol. Other steps followed naturally – he started doing regular cardio and ate less carbs. In the process, he managed to shed 100 pounds.
“The biggest obstacle to getting surgery was thinking I was cheating, taking the easy way out,” Sidibe told People. Her decision to get surgery came down to her diabetes diagnosis and continuous struggles to lose weight. “I wouldn’t have been able to lose as much weight as I have.”