In the glamorous world of Hollywood, celebrities are no strangers to undergoing drastic transformations for their roles. While some actors gain muscle mass for superhero roles, others take on the challenge of shedding a significant amount of weight and battling obesity.
Tom Hardy is well-known for his remarkable body transformations for different film roles. He is known for his dedication to his craft and often undergoes intense physical training to achieve the desired look for each character he portrays. However, there are many celebrities who lost more than 50 pounds to fight obesity.
Stranger Things actor David Harbour lost 75 pounds to play a leaner version of the Hawkins police chief Jim Hopper.
The road to this transformation was so intense that it often left him hungry. Harbour told GQ he ate his meals within a six to eight-hour window during the day and did two 24-hour fasts per week.
Jacob Batalon, known for his role as Ned Leeds in the Spider-Man film series lost 100 pounds. “I decided to get into this sort of transformation, or this sort of journey, with my health and fitness at the end of 2019,” he told Men’s Health.
“Even when I wasn’t doing anything physical, I found myself getting sleepy at work and it was because of all the fat food I was eating. I felt like I could barely walk upstairs without being out of breath and this one day I kind of just saw myself without a shirt on and it was just ridiculous,” he continued. “I could not believe I let myself get this far. That’s what sort of started it all.”
He started hitting the gym six days a week for about 90 minutes. Each session included an hour of weightlifting and half an hour of cardio throughout 2020.
Tom Arnold, the comedic actor, lost an impressive 75 pounds after experiencing a mini-stroke.
“I filmed four movies in Rome in the last year and a half. Everybody in Rome goes out and has 5-hour meals, smoking and drinking, that’s just the lifestyle,” he told PEOPLE.
“I would do well all day, and then I’d go back to my hotel by myself and see the amazing menu, then I’d think, ‘Life is short, what if I never get to eat this authentic Italian food again? This food is my only friend!'”
Following his recovery from the mini-stroke, with the help of his coach Charles D’Angelo, the True Lies actor started working on his health.
The comedian and TV host made drastic changes in 2010, losing over 80 pounds. “I don’t drink anything but water,” he said to PEOPLE. “No coffee, no tea, no soda.”
He did about 45 minutes of cardio. He was a diabetic with Type-2 diabetes. And after he started his healthy way of life, he was no longer a diabetic.
In 2020, the actress embarked on a “Year of Health” journey, losing over 60 pounds. Knowing that staying away from junk, she continued and stay hydrated, walked, and avoided sugar and junk.
“It’s not about being a certain size or body weight or anything,” she said while speaking to the Daily Telegraph’s Stellar magazine.
“It’s just about loving yourself and loving the journey that you’re on. And to me, the women I think are most beautiful are those who step into their own power.”
She credited her “Year of Health” with helping her address her emotional eating issues.
The actor once weighed nearly 400 pounds before making significant lifestyle changes, including avoiding sugary foods, adopting a healthy diet, and working with a personal trainer. He has since lost over 100 pounds.
The actress has lost over 75 pounds on multiple occasions, attributing her success to a combination of diet and exercise.
The Bridesmaids star did not take any help from gastric bypass surgery! It was complete hard work and a healthy diet.
The singer embarked on a journey to improve her mental and physical health, resulting in a significant weight loss of over 42 pounds.
She lost weight over the course of two years by consistently lifting weights and doing circuit training.
The Shape of You singer lost 50 pounds, just by being consistent. He did not take any magic pills, no magic exercise routines. It was pure hard work and dedication.