Hollywood celebrities

5 Hollywood celebrities who beat obesity and triumphed, listed by Dr. Guillermo Alvarez

Obesity is a problem not confined to ordinary people; celebrities are also experiencing it and finding ways to lose weight. Dr. Guillermo Alvarez is a bariatric surgeon who encourages obese people to lose weight and closely follows the journeys of those who do, including celebrities.

Dr. Alvarez has dedicated his life to helping patients struggling with obesity and has specialized training in areas such as gastrointestinal endoscopy, bariatric surgery and advanced laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery. His dedication to helping obese people led him to write best-selling books on gastric sleeve surgery. He is one of twelve physicians worldwide with the title of Master Bariatric Surgeon awarded by the Surgical Review Corporation. He admires the following celebrities who battled obesity and ultimately triumphed.

John Goodman

The ‘Roseanne’ star has struggled with diet and obesity for most of her career. He openly admitted that his alcoholism was one of the main reasons he was overweight, as it led to an unhealthy lifestyle. When he realized he weighed nearly 400 pounds, he finally decided he needed to lose weight to be healthier. He lost over 100 pounds by cutting his binge eating habits, controlling the portions of all his meals, and eating a diet that included lots of fruits, vegetables, protein shakes, and lean meats. He also cut the alcohol from his life, hired a personal trainer, and started training six days a week without fail.

Jonah Hill

The ’21 Jump Street’ actor has had his weight yo-yo for years and has lost and gained weight several times over the years. In 2011, he realized he needed to lead a healthier life, which started with losing weight. However, he gained all that weight back while filming “War Dogs” and failed to lose it again after filming ended. He called his friend Channing Tatum, who advised him to get a personal trainer and work on his diet. He cut down on his beer intake, started going to the gym often, and saw a nutritionist who advised him to keep a food diary to record his daily diet. Hill is now the leanest he has been in years and is doing well at keeping that weight off.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer lost a remarkable 80 pounds and went from a size 16 to a size 6 in her weight loss journey. After the birth of her son, she decided she needed to live a healthier life and lose weight. What’s even more amazing is how she’s maintained her weight nearly a decade later. She swears by portion control and walks a lot as a form of exercise. She avoids junk food by keeping it out of sight and doesn’t crash her diet. She also joined the Weight Watchers program, which helped her reduce her calories.

Drew Carey

After getting tired of his weight (he weighed around 262 pounds), Carey decided to lose weight and set a goal of losing around 90 pounds. He followed a low-carb diet and went to the gym religiously with the help of a personal trainer. He also replaced sodas and other sugary drinks with water. It took him a year, but by the end he was 170 pounds and his height had gone from a size 34 to a size 44.


The “Precious” actress has always been open about her weight loss struggles. She weighed 300 pounds at her heaviest in 2009 and had to lose weight after being diagnosed with hypertension. In 2018, she finally weighed less than 200 pounds for the first time since she was 17. She stopped eating pre-packaged foods and removed red meat, junk food, and fried foods from her diet. She also works out for an hour five days a week with the help of a personal trainer.