If there’s anything that will put me in a bad mood, it’s finding out that I’ve gained weight. The older I get, the slower my metabolism seems to but sadly I haven’t learned that I need to watch what I eat and stay active in order to keep my weight down. If I spend a few nights spooning a jar of Nutella before dinner, the numbers on my scale automatically go up. If I eat out too much, the numbers go up. Heck, if I just add the wrong kind of dressing to my salad, the numbers go up, up, and up. I’m sure you get my drift.
Luckily, there are plenty of celebrities out there who don’t mind sharing their struggles, their frustrations, their goals and their success stories with us when it comes to the weight loss journey. And let me tell you, some of our favorite celebrity weight loss tips are quite sensible and easy to follow.
Here are 9 weight loss tips from celebrities that actually work!
Snooki lost 40 pounds in six months after she gave birth to her daughter, Giovanna. And she said she did it simply because she was deterred and dedicated to do so (with the help of a trainer, no less).
“I don’t consider myself to be, like, a ‘celebrity mom,’ ” she told The Dr. Oz Show in 2016. “I don’t even consider myself famous. I just think I’m well known. And I’m very relatable, I feel. And I’m just a normal girl doing normal things. If I can lose 42 lbs. after giving birth six months [ago], I mean, anybody could do it. You just need the dedication, and you need to want to have your body back.”
2. Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson’s surprise secret for weight loss? Her out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach.
“I throw the pancakes across the room!” she told Yahoo! Style about her surprising approach to resisting tempting foods. “I don’t let the food intimidate me. If it’s too much, I just get rid of it, but I make sure to watch what I put in my body. And I make sure I know what it is. It’s all about portions for the most part. I don’t work out a lot, but I do like to be active.”
3. Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood’s weight loss secret: working out whenever, wherever. She told Shape Magazine back in 2015: “I will take any type of workout I can get, whenever I can get it. For me, it’s the key to being happy and healthy. Though it’s difficult to find spare time these days.”