Celebrities Who Lost the Most Weight in 2018 (and How They Did It)

Many celebrities are criticized when they start to gain (or lose) a few too many pounds. And some stars work hard to achieve their weight loss goals, taking to social media to share. The year isn’t over yet, but many famous folks have already shown off a brand new physique. Here are the celebrities who lost the most weight in 2018.

1. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey getting ready to go sailing | Mariah Carey via Instagram

Weight lost: 25 pounds

How she did it: gastric sleeve

Mariah Carey’s weight has fluctuated over time, but she took the surgical approach for her recent slim-down. Entertainment Tonight reports Carey had gastric sleeve surgery back in November 2017. Since then, she’s lost a lot of weight. As one source says, “She truly feels her weight loss surgery paid off because she is at her happiest when she is thin.” Carey reportedly struggled with the “dieting roller coaster” and is doing better now that she’s more focused on her music and move to Vegas.

Next: His heart condition made him want a change.

2. Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith showing off his current weight loss | Kevin Smith via Instagram

Weight lost: 43 pounds

How he did it: Weight Watchers

This director had a serious health scare in February 2018 when he suffered a massive heart attack, E! News reports. This became the catalyst for change Kevin Smith needed. Just four months later, he revealed he lost 43 pounds with the help of Weight Watchers. In June, he revealed he’s only 10 pounds away from the goal weight his doctors recommended.

Next: Her revenge body is looking better than ever.

3. Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian showing her thin figure | Khloe Kardashian via Instagram

Weight lost: 33 pounds

How she did it: working out five to six days per week

She’s fluctuated in weight over the years, but after having her child, the host of Revenge Body wrote, “I just wanted to get back to my regular routine from before I got pregnant, which was working out five to six times a week,” Hollywood Life reports. Khloe Kardashian lost 33 pounds once she got back into the swing of things with the help of breastfeeding and a healthy diet, too.

Next: This funny woman lost a ton of weight this year.

4. Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy on Instagram

Melissa McCarthy on Instagram | Melissa McCarthy via Instagram

Weight lost: 75 pounds

How she did it: AtraFen diet pill

Fans were shocked when Melissa McCarthy dropped a lot of weight. The actress dished to TMZ that she could thank her 75-pound weight loss on AtraFen diet pills, StyleCraze notes. “No, I didn’t need to exercise every day. I’ve always liked to jog every few days, but I didn’t change my routine,” she noted. “The only thing I did was took these pills.”

AtraFen claims they can be used safely and effectively to suppress the appetite and burn fat. They seem to work for McCarthy so far.

Next: She’s worked hard to keep her weight off since 2015.

5. Oprah


Oprah during a trip to London | Oprah via Instagram

Weight lost: 42 pounds (since 2015)

How she did it: Weight Watchers

Oprah has vouched for Weight Watchers since 2015, as she’s successfully lost 42 pounds. Although Oprah may not have lost a ton of weight in 2018 alone, she has big plans for her physique. Page Six notes she hopes to “firm up” and “feel as fit as possible,” possibly joining a weight-training program, too.

As Oprah said, “I’m not going to be skinny, not trying for a size. I’m just trying to be as healthy as my body wants to be. My goal is to be 65 and you all say, ‘What happened to Oprah? She got ripped!’”

Next: This star made an extra 61 pounds look good.

6. Blake Lively

Blake Lively with her personal trainer

Blake Lively with her personal trainer | Blake Lively via Instagram

Weight lost: 61 pounds

How she did it: personal training

Blake Lively has always been thin, but she shared on Instagram that she gained a whopping 61 pounds — and explained how she lost it. “Turns out you can’t lose the 61 lbs you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through Instagram and wondering why you don’t look like all the bikini models.” Lively credited her personal trainer for getting her back into shape.

Next: No one expected this Dance Moms star to make this kind of comeback.

7. Abby Lee Miller

Abby Lee Miller from Dance Moms

Abby Lee Miller from Dance Moms | Abby Lee Miller via Instagram

Weight lost: 100 pounds

How she did it: gastric bypass

You may recall when this Dance Moms star was incarcerated for bankruptcy fraud back in 2016. Now that she’s released, Abby Lee Miller looks quite thin. According to Entertainment Tonight, Miller lost a whopping 100 pounds after undergoing gastric bypass surgery in April 2017. She says she feels great and is looking into skin removal surgery now that she’s a free woman.

Next: We never expected this celebrity chef to lose weight. 

8. Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay at the beach

Gordon Ramsay at the beach | Gordon Ramsay via Instagram

Weight lost: 56 pounds

How he did it: cut out dairy

You know Gordon Ramsay as the swearing, no-nonsense, Michelin-star winning chef. But, in 2018, he fought battles of his own regarding weight. Ramsay claims his fit, healthy wife inspired him to drop over 50 pounds, the Daily Express says. He found success by cutting out dairy, enjoying fresh fruit smoothies, and drinking lots of water before meals to help him feel fuller.

Next: This celeb is finally under 200 pounds for the first time in over 30 years.

9. Mo’Nique

Mo'nique posing post-weight loss

Mo’nique posing post-weight loss | Mo’nique via Instagram

Weight lost: 80 to 100 pounds

How she did it: diet and exercise

Mo’Nique’s been open about her weight for years — especially after her role in Precious when she was at her heaviest. Nowadays, through hard work, dedication, and absolutely zero gimmicks, she can achieve weight loss totally on her own. People reports she recently shared she’s under 200 pounds for the first time in over 30 years. And she credits her raw diet and working out with her personal trainer for the success.

10. Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson for a July 4th celebration | Kelly Clarkson via Instagram

Weight lost: 37 pounds

How she did it: The Plant Paradox book

As a star who consistently promotes body positivity, fans were surprised when Kelly Clarkson showed off a 37-pound weight loss in 2018. She noted that her autoimmune disease and thyroid issues were the reason for her fluctuating weight over the years, Country Living says. So Clarkson took some advice from the book The Plant Paradox by Steven R. Gundry and changed her diet.

Next: This mother of three believes in intermittent fasting.

11. Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson showing her weight loss | Jenna Jameson via Instagram

Weight lost: 60 pounds

How she did it: diet and intermittent fasting

Jenna Jameson looks better than she has in years, and she credits her new lifestyle post-pregnancy for her look. People reports Jameson meal preps and typically eats the same thing every day to keep her on track. Then, she starts fasting around 6 p.m. and ends the fast at around 11 a.m. the next morning. To stay satiated in that timeframe, she drinks plenty of water and coffee in the morning.

Next: This Teen Mom star is looking great these days.

12. Tyler Baltierra

Tyler Baltierra showing off his weight loss

Tyler Baltierra showing off his weight loss | Tyler Baltierra via Instagram

Weight lost: 30 pounds

How he did it: diet

Teen Mom fans love Tyler and Catelynn Baltierra — and they’re also familiar with the couple’s struggles to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Tyler Baltierra took recent steps to shed a few pounds, however. People reports the 26-year-old shed 30 pounds in just two months by changing his diet and cooking healthier meals. He tweeted, “The cool thing is, I’m actually learning how to cook pretty decent now! Almost been 8 weeks since I made the decision to eat healthier & I’m down about 30lbs & I FEEL GREAT! #Motivated.”

Next: This rapper looks even better now than she did in her prime. 

13. Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott on Instagram

Missy Elliott on Instagram | Missy Elliott via Instagram

Weight lost: 30 pounds

How she did it: diet and exercise

She’s known for her absolutely iconic music videos and catchy rhymes — but now, Missy Elliott has also made a name for herself for her new look. Hollywood Life reveals back in 2014, Missy first lost 30 pounds by eating a healthy diet and exercising using Shaun T’s “Insanity” workout videos. Nowadays, she keeps the weight off by avoiding bread and sugary drinks, like soda and juice. She claims this has also helped her skin have a beautiful natural glow.

Next: Here’s another Kardashian who is looking ultra-thin.

14. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian signing a photo

Kim Kardashian signing a photo | Kim Kardashian West via Instagram

Weight lost: 15 pounds

How she did it: low-carb diet

Though Kim Kardashian is known for her curves, she’s now turning heads thanks to her tiny frame. Recently, it was revealed that she weighs just 119 pounds — and she was also criticized by fans for “glorifying anorexia.”

As for how she’s shedding the pounds, Daily Mail Online explains Kardashian is a huge fan of the Atkins diet and has utilized it for weight loss in the past. She’s also known for hitting the gym on a consistent basis.

Next: Fans were shocked by how much weight she lost post-pregnancy.

15. Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner posing outdoors

Kylie Jenner posing outdoors | Kylie Jenner via Instagram

Weight lost: 25 pounds

How she did it: diet

Kylie Jenner was open and honest about her love of In-N-Out during her pregnancy with Stormi — and she gained quite a bit of weight as a result of her love for fast food. As soon as her baby was born, however, she lost an incredible amount of weight. Some reports claimed she lost a whopping 25 pounds in just two weeks post-pregnancy. Her 1,500-calorie-a-day diet and cutting out all carbs and sugar certainly helped her jump back to her thin physique.

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