15 of the Most Extreme Celebrity Weight Loss Success Stories (and How They Did It)

From Jenny Craig to Weight Watchers, celebrities everywhere are hopping on the weight-loss bandwagon — and they’re getting paid big bucks to do it. But money aside, many famous folks are also shedding the pounds in pursuit of a healthier life. And with the help of diet and exercise (and in some cases, surgery) these celebs have gone through extreme transformations. In fact, we can’t even believe what they used to look like compared to their current physiques.

Here, we take a look at the most extreme weight loss transformations of some very famous celebs.

1. Jennifer Hudson

A side by side comparison of Jennifer Hudson before and after her weight loss.

A side by side comparison of Jennifer Hudson before and after her weight loss. Left: Jennifer Hudson before her weight loss. | AOL, Right: Jennifer Hudson sporting a lean figure. | Larry Busacca/Getty Images

You may remember Jennifer Hudson from her first appearance on American Idol over 10 years ago. But since then, she’s dropped over 80 pounds — and managed to keep it off all this time.

So, what’s her secret? ABC News says Hudson watches her diet (remember — she was a Weight Watchers spokesperson for several years) and doesn’t give in to the temptation of comfort foods. She does always have chocolate on hand, though, as this is her one vice to keep her sane.

Next: This funny actor has dropped some serious pounds.  

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