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Celeb weight loss success stories

The stars who've kept the weight off

Oh, to be a celeb, where every millimetre of muffin top or slither of cellulite is critiqued by the world at large. Some celebrities have succeeded in achieving the body beautiful after a battle with the bulge, however. Just take a look at these weight loss success stories.

Jennifer Hudson

The stars who've kept the weight off

When she found fame on American Idol Jennifer was very much the larger lady. These days she's a slender star with an Oscar, an 80 pound weight loss and a dress that's five sizes smaller than it used to be. As a Weight Watchers spokeswoman she naturally credits the slimming service with helping her achieve her reduced size.

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Kelly Osbourne

The stars who've kept the weight off

We first got to know Kelly as a chubby teenager but these days she's almost half the girl she used to be. Having lost a humongous 69 pounds through cardio-focused workouts and healthy eating Kelly looks better than ever, typically intriguing choice of hair colour aside.

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Nigella Lawson

The stars who've kept the weight off

The famously curvaceous cook recently dropped from a size 16 to a 12, insisting an op on her bunions meant she couldn't walk to the fridge. Other reports suggest the Bodyism Clean and Lean diet plan may also have played a part, with its focus on fresh fish, lean meats and lots of veg.

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Claire Nasir

The stars who've kept the weight off

Ex-GMTV weather girl Claire caused jaws to drop when she was pictured working out in a lurid crop top and shorts, her excess baby fat fully on display. Claire lost more than 30 pounds after working hard with a personal trainer and the inevitable weight loss DVD soon followed.

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Josie Gibson

The stars who've kept the weight off

Former Big Brother winner Josie was known for her curves but even she felt it was a roll too far when she was snapped, running on a beach, in her pink bikini at a curvy-to-say-the-least 16 stone. Six stone and five dress sizes later, Josie is thrilled to finally be a size 10. The reason? A daily 1,250 calorie, high-protein, low-fat diet plus a 20-minute workout sesh. And yes, there is a DVD.

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Perez Hilton

The stars who've kept the weight off

Gossip queen Perez lost more than 70 pounds after what he describes as a lifetime struggle to slim down. Perez opted for the slow and steady approach, making a commitment to his well-being back in 2008 and gradually losing the pounds through healthy eating and regular exercise, particularly yoga and Pilates. He also has his "clean" meals made for him, which must help.

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Sophie Dahl

The stars who've kept the weight off

She found fame as a plus-size model but these days Sophie's once-famous curves are much reduced. She dropped from a size 16 to a 10/12 thanks to good old green tea, which she credits with speeding up her metabolism. A home-cooked, natural diet plus regular Pilates sessions helped her slim down and tone up to achieve her current body beautiful.

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