5 – Jonah Hill
Rumor has it that Moneyball costar Brad Pitt is responsible for Jonah Hill’s dramatic weight loss but we’re happy to hear it was a nutritionist’s advice that helped him shed the pounds.
With a little guidance in terms or what to eat and what not too eat, Hill has been able to maintain his slim physique. A love for fresh and healthy Japanese cuisine, particularly sushi, has helped the actor stay on track.
6 – Ricki Lake
We all watched Ricki Lake transform on Dancing With the Stars where she reportedly lost 20 pounds but, what has she done to continue losing weight and to keep it off? She uses the food delivery service Freshology, which provides 1,400 calories a day.
Healthy food helps but Lake credits her maintained weight loss to regular exercise—not calorie restriction.
7 – Jordin Sparks
American Idol alum Jordin Sparks achieved 35 pounds of weight loss success by starting slow with a simple walk around her neighborhood, gradually increasing speed until she was ready to climb a mountain near her home.
When on tour the slender singer turns to Zumba for cardio. Sparks’ favorite part about it? “The energy is so high I don’t have to run on a treadmill!”
8 – Aretha Franklin
Singing sensation Aretha Franklin revealed to DWTS contestant Wendy Williams that she lost an astounding 85 pounds. What prompted her to go from flab to fab?
Franklin didn’t cite her mysterious December 2010 health scare; instead, she attributed her success to pictures that made her realize that she was “entirely too fat.” Franklin said that she has been working hard to cut out foods “that will hurt you eventually.”