The handsome actor who’s risen to fame with his appearance as Starlord in the Marvel franchise, as well as his role in the new “Jurassic Park” films, wasn’t always as shredded as he appeared in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1.” Up until that point, the actor had never concerned himself with hard dieting and exercise, though when he reached 300 pounds, he decided to turn things around. Also, when you’re in shape, you can get more roles!
First things first, Pratt hired a trainer and followed a tailored diet program, which helped him shed 60 pounds! The results? Well, you saw how good he looked in Guardians. Hot dayum!
Adam Richman - 70 Pounds
Save the knife for people with less willpower, like Adam Richman, for example. The actor and TV personality from the show "Man vs. Food" successfully dropped a significant amount of weight without surgery! Unfortunately, it seems that his participation in such shows also led to him carrying quite a bit of excess baggage.
Following his role as the host of "Man vs. Food," Richman decided he’d had enough of the Philly steaks and the ridiculous hotdogs, as well as the excessive plates of chips and such, and went on a weight loss journey. After changing his diet and hitting the gym regularly, Adam lost a whopping 70 pounds!
Charles Barkley - 40 Pounds
Now things certainly start slowing down once you hit 50. And that includes weight loss. Well, it’s debatable. In our 50+ club is Charles Barkley, who was feeling the middle-age pudge starting. His noticeable weight gain was really only doing one thing (pardon the incoming pun): weighing him down.
However, Weight Watchers to the rescue! Barkley was scouted as a male face for the program and soon found himself losing weight. All up, Barkley lost a crazy 42 pounds through the famous point-based diet. Whilst he lost a lot of weight, he gained even more money, pocketing almost $2 million for the endorsement!
Tyra Banks - 30 Pounds
The gorgeous Tyra Banks has always been in the spotlight – either for her modeling or beauty, business pursuits, or occasionally her irreverent mouth! The American model was always looked up to for her great figure, but some 13 years ago, Banks gained some weight, which toppled her from supermodel status!
However, being as well-connected and as determined as she is, Banks knew she only had one choice: to get in shape. She hired a fitness trainer, ate healthier, and voila! The model and personality dropped around 30 pounds in just a few months. Nice!
Kelly Clarkson - 40 Pounds
Kelly Clarkson is known for her huge pipes, but we didn’t think she’d get to a stage where she’d be known for her voluptuous figure too. Whilst Kelly Clarkson had been furthering her career after American Idol; she also was putting on weight. But when she stepped out as the host of this year’s Billboard Music Awards, people were shocked – she’d certainly slimmed down a lot!
After media attention, Clarkson opened up and credited a book she read by cardiac surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry, who warned of the actual danger of seemingly healthy foods that can cause weight gain and diseases. Her lifestyle changed after she, too, was diagnosed with a thyroid issue back in 2006 – and since changing things up, she’s positively glowing!