All the inspiration you need to start shedding pounds.
Losing weight is hard. Losing weight in the public eye? Now, that’s something else entirely, coming with all sorts of pressure and scrutiny. But these guys did it.
Of course, we can credit the personal chefs, nutritionists, trainers, and others who made it all happen, but ultimately, losing weight is a matter of willpower—and we’d like to credit these dudes for putting in the work.
Let these 25 celebs serve as all the inspiration you need to finally shed those pounds in 2019.
The Glee star was spurred to change his diet from stomach pain. “I had been working through an intestinal/digestion issue that was eluding diagnosis and that really took a toll on me,” McHale told us. As he put it, he had become “skinny fat,” eating out almost every night. McHale changed his diet, ended up with a trainer, and lost seven pounds of fat and gained five pounds of muscles in the span of 12 weeks. “My whole body composition is completely different,” McHale said. “The shape of my body is 100 percent different.”
Chris Santos wrote on Instagram in October 2018, “I started this journey to a much healthier me on June 20, and so far I’m down 30 pounds. Look for ‘before and after part 2’ when I’ve lost another 15 to 20!” The Chopped judge decided to make the change after a decade of weight gain, switching his diet to a more plant-based diet and intermittent fasting three days a week. Also, less beer, more running. “I’m going to keep running one every other month for a while until I can do a 10K,” he told People. “I’m not going to sit here and say that my goal is a marathon, but I’m not going to say that it’s not.”
The ever-lovable Andy from Parks and Rec transformed into a total beast for Guardians of the Galaxy. Our interest piqued after a now-legendary Intsagram post, but the key to Pratt’s transformation wasn’t too complicated. “Three or four hours a day of just consistent, ass-kicking hard work,” he told Men’s Journal. According to the magazine, Pratt’s routine included P90X, running, swimming, boxing, kickboxing, and a triathlon. And a whole lot more water. “I was peeing all day long, every day. That part was a nightmare,” he said.
The singer-songwriter put on a significant amount of weight after a tour, he told Total Access on Signal 1 Radio. “My diet was pizza and beer,” he said, “but because I was doing two hours a night I was really in shape. I stopped touring and carried on my diet of pizza and beer. Suddenly I didn’t fit in anything.” So Sheeran asked his girlfriend, a hockey player, to intervene. “I did 10 minutes a day without fail: intervals of 30 seconds and 30 seconds sprinting,” he said, “The key is to not miss a day, so you don’t have to do an hour.”