Trying to shed some winter weight before the summer sun comes out? Check out these tricks celebrities have used to drop some unwanted pounds.

These beautiful celebrities worked very hard to achieve their weight loss goals, and it’s easy to see how well their work paid off. If you’re struggling to manage your weight, take a few tips from these queens who have mastered the art of getting fit.

Jennifer Hudson


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For a long time, Jennifer Hudson was the face of Weight Watchers. Hudson signed on in 2010, and in just four years had lost 80 pounds. According to Hollywood Life, Hudson credits all her success to Weight Watchers, saying that it taught her how to eat healthily.

The singer and actress said, “It taught me how to eat, how to measure my portions and know what I was putting in my body.” Becoming more aware of the food she was eating helped Hudson slim down and live a healthier lifestyle.

Melissa Joan Hart


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Cardio Barre regular, Melissa Joan Hart, had Nutrisystem to help her with her dramatic weight loss. According to People Magazine, she lost 40 pounds on the Nutrisystem diet. But, a healthy diet wasn’t the only thing that helped Hart on her weight loss journey. She made exercise part of her daily routine and relied heavily on her support system: her husband.

In addition to taking a variety of cardio classes, Hart spends a few days a week weight training with her husband. The combination of regular exercise and a balanced diet has put her on the path to healthy, successful weight loss.

Nia Vardalos


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Another Cardio Barre fan, Nia Vardalos, lost 40 pounds by starting off slow. Vardalos didn’t jump straight into a hardcore workout routine, she started by walking every day to get her daily dose of exercise.

Eventually, Vardalos bumped up the intensity of her workouts, but she, like Hart, had help on her journey. According to Fitness Magazine, Vardalos claims her secret to success is working out in a group fitness setting rather than working with a personal trainer, providing her with a much bigger support system.

Kelly Osbourne


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Kelly Osbourne committed to a healthy diet and exercise while making her 70-pound weight loss fun. In an interview with Self Magazine, Kelly admitted that one of her favorite fat-burning routines is to hula hoop every day.

Another secret she revealed: eating her most fatty meal early in the day. “If I’m craving pizza, I’ll have it for breakfast, salad for lunch, and oatmeal for dinner,” claimed the young star in the same interview. These lifestyle tricks helped her lose 70 pounds, leaving Osbourne looking and feeling great.

Kirstie Alley


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It’s no secret that Kirstie Alley has struggled with her weight. A long-time Jenny Craig spokesperson, Alley has been very open about her weight issues with her fans.

Alley used a nutrition plan to lose weight in the past, and once again turned toward Jenny Craig to lose another 50 pounds. Along with the diet, Alley appeared on Dancing with the Stars, which provided the opportunity to dance away her unwanted weight.

Alley’s next weight loss goal? To simply maintain her healthy lifestyle. In an interview with Today, Alley told Matt Lauer that her “goal is to keep this and maintain this throughout my life.”


Whether it’s through daily exercise, or learning healthy nutrition habits, these celebrities are an inspiration to anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle. All these women show us that combining nutrition, fun fitness, and an awesome support system is key to success.