25 Adele-like Celebrity Weight Loss Transformations To Inspire You

    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.

    Jessica Simpson

    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.

    Simon Cowell

    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.”

    Christina Aguilera

    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.”

    Drew Barrymore

    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!”

    Al Roker

    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.”

    Carnie Wilson

    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.

    Drew Carey

    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.

    Gabourey Sidibe

    “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.”

    Jennifer Hudson

    In the years after her time as a singing contestant, Jennifer Hudson lost 80 pounds and has done a good job of maintaining it. Her secret, reports Good Housekeeping, has been paying close attention to what she puts in her body. “I make sure to keep my portion sizes small.”

    Jimmy Kimmel

    Intermittent fasting was one of the biggest trends of 2019 and remains just as popular today. Using the 5:2 method, it’s the way talk show host Jimmy Kimmel keeps his weight in check. Two days a week, he eats less than 500 calories, he told Men’s Journal and has managed to lose more than 15 pounds that way.

    Jordin Sparks

    18 months after being announced the winner of American Idol, Jordin Sparks made a drastic change in her lifestyle and dropped 50 pounds. “It all came down to focusing on making healthier choices, rather than trying to shed some weight,” she explained to Redbook. “Eating only when I’m hungry and walking more helped.”

    John Goodman

    John Goodman realized he was too far gone when he weighed 400 pounds. Some changes he made included cutting down on alcohol, cleaned up his diet and eventually hired a personal trainer. His hard work eventually paid off – he lost more than 100 pounds since then and has done a pretty good job of keeping it off.