Recently DJ Khaled announced that he was going to partner with the diet program Weight Watchers. In fact, DJ Khaled is now the social media ambassador for the famous diet program which uses a point system based on calories.
Apparently, DJ Khaled has already lost 20 pounds using the program but he is not yet ready to stop. And, as you can imagine, Weight Watchers is ecstatic to have someone like DJ Khaled endorsing their program.
In fact, Weight Watchers’ president and chief executive Mindy Grossman has said – “DJ Khaled has an incredibly authentic drive and passion to inspire others through his wellness journey and experiences on WW Freestyle. Being healthier is not just about weight anymore. It’s about overall health and wellness — being your best self. By capturing and sharing his process, he will enliven and inspire his community, showing that it’s possible to integrate healthy habits into your life.”
But Dj Khaled is not the first celebrity to endorse a diet program. Many other celebrities before him have happily collaborated with various diet companies, including Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem, thus losing pounds and influencing others in the process.
20. Jennifer Hudson Lost 80 Pounds While On Weight Watchers
The singer and actress Jennifer Hudson was a much bigger lady when we first got to know her. Even back then, she was battling with her weight but has since said that she did not do it correctly, starving herself instead of eating a balanced diet.
Hudson decided to go on a weight loss journey after her pregnancy and between 2010 and 2014 was a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. In 2012 Hudson claimed she had reached her weight goal and thus only two years later ended her partnership with Weight Watchers.
19. Oprah Winfrey Was So Happy With Weight Watchers That She Bought A Stake In It
We all love Oprah Winfrey, probably because she is not afraid to share stories of both her successes and her failures with her loyal fans. Her weight loss journey has certainly been a success and apparently Oprah has Weight Watchers to thank for losing more than 40 pounds!
Oprah has said –
“Weight Watchers is easier than any other program I’ve ever been on. It’s a lifestyle, a way of eating and a way of living that’s so freeing. You never feel like you are on a diet and it works.”
In fact, Oprah has been so happy with Weight Watchers that she purchased a stake in the company itself! This is not that surprising, considering she has all the money in the world and needs to have something else to put it towards.
18. Jenny McCarthy Ate Whatever She Wanted While On Weight Watchers And Still Lost Weight
The model and actress Jenny McCarthy has always been skinny. However, as most women do, she ended up putting on weight during her pregnancy (in fact, she reached 211 pounds!) and thus was determined to go on a weight loss journey after giving birth.
In 2009 McCarthy appeared in a Weight Watchers video in which she claimed that she managed to not only lose weight but also keep it off. She did this by,
“Using portion control, going to supportive meetings, and exercising.”
17. Charles Barkley Never Knew He Loved Vegetables Until He Went On Weight Watchers
After the basketball champion Charles Barkley retired he wasted no time in putting on the pounds. However, once he reached 350 pounds he realized that he was feeling bloated all the time and thus he decided that he had to do something about his weight, and in consequence, his health.
As many other celebrities before him, Barkley decided to go on Weight Watchers and was quick to see the results. Not only was he shedding pounds, he was also feeling more energetic and he even began to enjoy eating vegetables – “I thought vegetables were all nasty! Weight Watchers has me eating cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and asparagus, and I really, really like it.”
16. Jessica Simpson Lost Over 60 Pounds After Joining Weight Watchers
The singer and actress Jessica Simpson is a stunning woman. However, after her second pregnancy Simpson put on quite a bit of weight and did not feel as good, although she learned how to brush aside the nasty comments that came from her haters –
“It does get old having people harping on how much you weigh or your body after pregnancy. People are going to pick me apart no matter what I do. I’m always going to have critics.”
Simpson decided to join the Weight Watchers program which is great in that it allots points to food and drinks but allows you to eat whatever you want. Thus, for breakfast Simpson usually had porridge, for lunch she opted for a sandwich and dinners were generally kept clean.
15. Ginnifer Goodwin Joined Weight Watchers When She Was Only Nine Years Old
The actress Ginnifer Goodwin is a stunning young woman who also feels the need to stay in shape both for her self-confidence and health. Apparently, Goodwin has been on Weight Watchers since she’s been nine years old –
“I changed my eating habits in fourth grade because I was a heavy little girl, and I was unhappy. “
Goodwin decided to go with Weight Watchers because as a weight program it doesn’t restrict you in any way but still prompts you to take care of your eating habits – “I have been a member of Weight Watchers for 23 years. It’s the only thing on the planet that doesn’t dehydrate you or just make you miserable. I’ve never had a dramatic weight problem, it’s just that I tend to indulge, and then I need to get back on track so I can button my pants.”
14. Tina Fey Lost 35 Pounds Before She Turned 35 While On Weight Watchers
Tina Fey has once joked that she keeps her weight healthy by having a fecalist come in and examine her faeces,
“To see if I’m eating right and if I should be drinking more water and what my moods should be.”
In reality when it comes to staying healthy and watching her weight Fey’s strategy is to watch her portions. Apparently, she learned that while on Weight Watchers and the program was so successful in motivating her that she lost 35 pounds by the time she was 35 years old.
13. Sarah Ferguson Lost 50 Pounds In Five Months While On Weight Watchers
Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, better known simply as Fergie, has long struggled with her weight so much so that she was nicknamed the “Duchess of Pork” and “Fat Frumpy Fergie”.
However, determined to shake the nasty nicknames Fergie joined Weight Watchers in 1997 and remained the brand’s ambassador for 11 years.
Fergie’s weight loss journey has been incredibly successful. In fact, she lost 50 pounds in five months! Fergie said – “I used to be so angry. I believed I was never going to lose the weight, that I had lost control. I couldn’t fit into any of my clothes. I was just drowning in eating, drowning in food.”
12. Queen Latifah Lost Five To Ten Percent Of Her Body Weight Thanks To Jenny Craig
The American rapper Queen Latifah decided to go on a weight loss journey in 2008. Thus, in January of that year Queen Latifah became Jenny Craig’s (a diet program) spokeswoman. However, her goal was not to become skinny.
Rather, she wanted to lose five to ten percent of her body weight for health related issues. With the help of Jenny Craig, Queen Latifah reached this goal within just a couple of months.
However, Queen Latifah not only followed the Jenny Craig program, she also hit the gym five to seven times a week! She has said – “My jeans are looser, I feel more energetic. People dig it. They come up to me and say ‘I’m glad you’re talking about the health side of it.’ People get that message, which is important too.”
11. Kirstie Alley Lost 75 Pounds Thanks To Jenny Craig Diet Program
Kirstie Alley has been a spokeswoman for the diet program Jenny Craig not once but twice! Alley initially joined Jenny Craig in 2004 and with the help of the program lost 75 pounds.
Alley’s weight remained static for about three years before it began to fluctuate again –
“I was good for a while and then I wasn’t good, and the weight crept up. Like I say in the ad, I’m not circus fat. I didn’t hugely screw up. I didn’t gain 75. I gained 30.”
Determined to feel good again Alley decided to rejoin the program in 2014. She has said that the thing she likes the most about Jenny Craig is how everyone taking part in the program gets a consultant who advises them when it comes to all things diet.
10. Janet Jackson Lost 10 Pounds In Less Than A Month While On Nutrisystem
Janet Jackson has once confessed to falling prey to yo-yo dieting so it only made sense when she signed up to a diet program, Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem delivers packaged foods to participants homes thus ensuring that they always have something healthy yet tasty within reach.
Apparently, Jackson has successfully lost 10 pounds in less than a month but for Jackson, joining the program was less about the number on the weighing scales and more about feeling good in her own body – “I’m not viewing this as a diet. I’m not putting a number on it. I don’t look at the scale. I’m going about it in a different way this time.”
9. Mariah Carey Said That Jenny Craig Was 90% Responsible For Her Losing 70 Pounds
Mariah Carey once confessed in an interview that she couldn’t believe how much weight she had put on after giving birth and how nasty people were about it –
“If they want to rag at me for looking like a huge boat, like that wasn’t my fault, I couldn’t help it. Carrying two human lives inside me and doing the best I could. What am I going to do?”
Thus, it came as no surprise when she decided to give Jenny Craig diet program a go. With the help of the diet program, the singer lost 70 pounds. In fact, Carey said that the program was 90% responsible for her weight loss.
8. Sharon Osbourne Lost 28 Pounds In Just Three Months While Following The Atkins Diet
Sharon Osbourne has always been obsessed with looking healthy and young. So when she realized that the adjustable gastric band that had helped her lose weight previously was not working for her anymore (she just didn’t like how it felt plus it made her sick) she decided to try something different.
In 2012 Osbourne began following the Atkins diet and lost 28 pounds in just three months.
What appealed to her the most was that the Atkins diet was really not a diet but rather a lifestyle change – “It’s so yummy. It’s all about proteins and vegetables. You can go out to eat and you can have scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, or a salad. On the diet, it’s very broad what you can eat.”
7. Belinda Carlisle Lost Weight While On Nutrisystem Even Though She Still Ate Carbs
The 80’s pop star Belinda Carlisle has always been chubby. And while she may have managed to conceal the fact that she was annoyed and upset at being known as “the pretty plump one” or “the cute, chubby one”, she eventually decided to go on a weight loss journey and show people that’s she’s more than just her weight.
Carlisle chose to follow the Nutrisystem diet program because the program still allowed her to eat carbohydrates – “I live in France where they eat lots of carbs—lots of pasta and rice. And on Nutrisystem, I still get to eat carbs. It’s delicious, it’s tasty and I really look forward to my meals.”
6. Marie Osmond Loves Her Small Waist Which She Managed To Achieve By Using Nutrisystem
The singer and actress Marie Osmond is another celebrity who decided to try out a diet program in the hopes of achieving her desired weight. Osmond has confessed that before she went on the Nutrisystem program she lacked confidence and didn’t feel good.
So, following in the steps of the celebrities before her, Osmond decided to give Nutrisystem a go. And apparently, she loved it, or at least loved what it did to her body and her energy levels – “When I started Nutrisystem, my first goal was to be healthy. But as a woman I love having a small waistline and an even smaller backside. And I have to admit, thanks to Nutrisystem, I have both. I have so much energy now, too.”
5. Tori Spelling Loved Nutrisystem’s Meat Loaf
Just like many other female celebrities, Tori Spelling put on quite a bit of weight during her pregnancy and was unable to shake it off after giving birth. Thus, knowing that yo-yo diets and counting calories did not work, Spelling decided to give Nutrisystem a go.
Spelling’s favorite thing about the Nutrisystem diet program? The fact that she didn’t have to eat the same thing over and over again.
“I’ve heard about people on diets and you get a a meal plan and you eat the same thing, but with NutriSystem, there’s so much to choose from that it took me forever to go through everything and repeat. My favorite is the meat loaf.”
4. Valerie Bertinelli Lost 49 Pounds While On Jenny Craig
The actress Valerie Bertinelli has lost 49 pounds by using Jenny Craig diet program. But why did she decide to go with Jenny Craig over all the other diet programs? Well, Bertinelli is convinced that Jenny Craig offers the best tasting food –
“But look, seriously, it’s known that Jenny Craig has the best tasting food. That’s just a fact.”
After Bertinelli’s weight loss journey came to an end she happily posed for the cover of People magazine in just a bikini, and we have to admit she looked stunning – “I need goals. I need specific goals to keep me going. So that’s when we started talking and going well, maybe I would put a bikini on because I would like to look good in a bikini, I’m going to be 50, going to be, one day, soon, so I thought, why not? Why the hell not?”
3. Rachel Hunter Was Shocked When She Was First Approached By Slim Fast
When Rachel Hunter was first contacted by the weight program Slim Fast, she was shocked. She certainly did not feel like she was overweight or unhealthy – “I thought, ‘Wow, what’s wrong with me?'”
However, once the agent convinced her that they were just looking for a spokeswoman who would motivate women who wanted to lose 5 to 20 pounds, Hunter was revealed and decided to go ahead with the program –
“There’s no target weight, but I’ll know when I get there. I want to feel sexy and hot!”
Still, Hunter did not take the diet too seriously and continued cooking pasta and steaks for dinner – “The diet is not something I want to involve my daughter in – there are already too many stresses on teens. We sit down and eat dinner together.”
2. Carnie Wilson Was Fired From The Fresh Diet
The singer Carnie Wilson has struggled with her weight all her life. She fell prey to the yo-yo diet and in 1999 she underwent gastric bypass surgery which helped her lose 150 pounds. In 2010 Wilson was asked to become The Fresh Diet’s spokeswoman.
However, Wilson clearly did not take her role as a spokeswoman seriously because she soon began promoting her own cheesecake company. As a result, she was fired from The Fresh Diet – “Carnie Wilson was let go as spokesperson for The Fresh Diet after losing only 19 pounds on the program – and then gaining it all back (plus some) after she launched her own cheesecake company. If you’re baking cheesecake and selling it, then you can’t promote a diet company.”
1. Jason Alexander Realized He Needed To Go On A Weight Loss Journey During The Filming Of Seinfield Reunion
The actor Jason Alexander is probably best known for his role as George Costanza in the 1990s hit TV sitcom Seinfield. And it was the hit TV show that made the actor turn to Jenny Craig. Apparently, it was while filming the re-union of Seinfield that Alexander realized that he had put on more weight than he had realized.
Interestingly, Jason Alexander is one of a few celebrity guys who have been brave enough to go on a dieting program – “I’m trying not only to do it for myself but I’m encouraging other guys to come on board and say ‘we can do this. This will work for us, and we can do this and deal with the problem. If somebody goes, ‘Well, if George can do it, I can do it!’ – that’s great. Whatever it takes to get you heading in the right direction. If I’m it, great!”
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