Okay. Before we go into her weight loss, can we just stop and remind y’all of how incredible Jennifer Hudson is as a singer? That performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in “Dreamgirls” was just out of this world. Seriously. So if you haven’t seen it, please, for the love of soul, Google it! In 2005 Hudson had her big break on “American Idol,” which led to a career that would blossom in years to follow.
But in her personal life, she was undergoing a number of trials and tribulations, all of which accumulated and led to some serious weight gain. She was almost 80 pounds overweight and depressed. She decided that enough was enough and made it her mission to lose the pounds she’d gained: no gastric sleeve, no surgery. Hudson adopted a strict diet, worked out frequently, and lost 80 pounds! What a woman! Also, she is lookin’ smokin’ hot!
Whoopi Goldberg - 30 Pounds
Now, Whoopi Goldberg is straight-up a legend. The "Sister Act" star and panelist on "The View" has had a lot of success and won many accolades over the years. You’d probably notice, too, that Goldberg had always been a little heavier, but this all changed following a particular partnership.
Goldberg, in the early 2000s, became an endorser for the Slim-Fast program. Diet shakes and meal plans and all that jazz, Goldberg signed on and shed a good deal of excess weight. She also managed to rake in dollars – imagine being paid to lose weight. Sign us up! Anyway, fast forward, and Goldberg has maintained nicely, though perhaps she doesn’t use Slim-Fast methods anymore!
Christina Aguilera - 50 Pounds
With her peroxide-blonde hair, blue eyes, and full lips, the singer has always been gorgeous! The head-turner wore those super low-slung jeans which hung on her hips – a la Dirrty. However, Christina Aguilera also wanted a kid. As a result, she had to put on a few pounds in order to have her bub!
Packing on almost 50 pounds, which, on her tiny frame, is quite a lot, the singer was looking fuller for a while. However, she was extremely determined and was keen on getting back in shape. With the help of yoga, a trainer, and a change in diet, she ended up dropping the amount she put on!
Jessica Simpson - 50 Pounds
Remember when Jessica Simpson stepped out in "Dukes of Hazzard" in her Daisy Duke?? Yeah, damn. The beautiful blonde always had a very lithe, petite figure, despite a, er... larger chest! Ideal body, right? However, that’s hard to keep up sometimes. Particularly post-pregnancy. The singer battled weight issues after giving birth, yo-yo-ing up and down.
However, Simpson, like other celebs on our list, found a program that worked wonders for her: this particular program was Weight Watchers. Signing a $3 million contract, the singer became a spokesperson, and the results speak for themselves, shedding 50 pounds!
Gabourey Sidibe - 150 Pounds
Now, if you haven’t seen "Precious," we recommend you do so. Stat. Its main character was played by breakout actress Gabourey Sidibe. But despite winning a stack of awards for her amazing performance, the actress had something else to be shocked by her weight problem.
It was clear that her very visible size wasn’t inspiring confidence, and she was diagnosed with Type 2 or lifestyle diabetes. Following her diagnosis, the actress decided to re-evaluate her lifestyle choices and underwent weight loss surgery in order to turn things around. The result? The actress has lost almost 150 pounds!