The Weird Eating Habits That Helped Jimmy Kimmel Drop 25 Pounds

Lately, it seems like Jimmy Kimmel is everywhere.

When he’s not hosting the Oscars, he’s making us all tear up with updates about his son Billy’s heart condition.

And in between, he manages to find time to be an accidental viral video star, or to shoot the breeze with Ellen DeGeneres.

But with Kimmel constantly on our TVs and computer screens these days, it’s easy to forget just how different he used to look.

By his own account, Kimmel grew up as a binge eater, with a love for greasy food like pizza and chicken wings.

He blames his love for food on growing up with an Italian mother, and on living in Las Vegas – where the streets are lined with all-you-can-eat buffets.

But Kimmel says he never watched his waistline, or even owned a scale until he bought one on a whim in 2010.

When he stepped on, he was stunned to see he weighed 208 pounds.

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Around the same time, TV host Dr. Oz teased Kimmel for his size during an appearance on his show.

The next day, Oz called Kimmel back to tell him he was serious.

“I’m worried about you. You’re a young man. You have to take care of yourself,” the doctor told him.

“You know what?” Kimmel told Men’s Journal about the intervention, “Dr. Oz shouldn’t care more about my health more than I do.”

Kimmel’s first attempt to lose weight was dangerous and severe, but the TV host explains that “there’s no dipping my toe in the water” for him.

“I’m all the way in,” he explained.

That meant limiting himself to “two protein shakes and a very small dinner every day” for two months.

Afterwards, Kimmel “eased up,” moving to a strict 2,000-calorie-per-day limit.

The crash diet helped Kimmel shed weight quickly, but these days he has a more relaxed – but still bizarre – diet plan.

Woman Loses 150 Pounds, Then Starts Getting Death Threats

As someone who has weighed on the heavier side for most of my life, I know what it is like to struggle with body image.

Society tells me I’m only beautiful if I’m skinny, but my loved ones tell me that as long as I’m healthy, the size of my belly or my flabby underarms shouldn’t matter.

After years of living with these two opposing views, I decided to shed some pounds for the sake of my overall  well-being. I loved the attention and compliments I got, and it encouraged me to keep up the progress. I started sharing parts of my weight-loss journey on social media, and it helped a lot.

There’s a large online community of people who are ready to offer support and encouragement to those who are working on improving their lifestyle. However, among them are also those who simply exist on a platform to tear people down.

I learned this the hard way, but it wasn’t nearly as awful as what weight loss Instagrammer Stephanie Seabrook went through.

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Seabrook first rose to viral fame in 2015 after she shared a photo of her stomach inscribed with all the hateful comments she has received about her body. She lost 150 pounds, then underwent a tummy tuck and it was met with lots of support, until people starting turning on her.

People started accusing of photoshopping the images of her body that she shared online.

“At first I tried to just shrug it off, and not think about it, but it started to get progressively worse and more frequent,” Seabrook told People.

Seabrook couldn’t understand where these rumors stemmed from, and when she tried to explain that she did not retouch her photos, the situation escalated.

“I got death threats, and people said I should go kill myself because I’m pathetic,” the 30-year-old continued. “They thought that I was a liar and a fraud when I was just trying to be loved and accepted like anyone else.”

So how did the rumor start in the first place?

She Lost 178 Pounds After Undergoing A Controversial Procedure, Would You Have Done The Same?

For Kathleen Golding, her weight-loss journey began when she was very young.

“I remember being in the fourth grade and having to get a note from my pediatrician granting me permission to start Weight Watchers,” the 26-year-old shares with PEOPLE.

By the age of 21, she was struggling with anxiety and depression, which led her to turn to food to cope. This stress eating resulted in her gaining a hundred pounds by her 22nd birthday.

“I was stuck in a constant cycle of daily binging,” she admitted. “I was eating fast food for every meal and enormous quantities each time.”

At her highest weight she was 331 pounds on her 5″6″ figure.

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By August to 2015, she had enough of the constant struggle and started the process of getting gastric bypass surgery.

“The morning [I decided to do it] I turned down an offer from friends to go to an amusement park because I knew couldn’t fit in the ride seats, and the following Monday I had a doctor’s appointment scheduled to discuss diabetes medications,” she recalls.

Blake Lively’s Daughter Calls Her Mom Out For Leaving The House Without Pants

Maternity clothes are no longer restricted to be worn during your pregnancy thanks to the fashion-forward Blake Lively.

The mom-of-two is married to Ryan Reynolds. The couple are parents to 3-year-old James and 16-month-old Inez.

Lively recently revealed that she lost the 61 pounds that she gained during her second pregnancy.

“It took me 14 months, but I fit in PVC now,” said said, referring to the bright red trench-coat she wore to the Michael Kors show during New York Fashion Week. “But, it’s also okay if you don’t. If that’s not a priority or a goal of yours, then that’s fine, too.”

She spent the last 14 months with her trainer Don Saladino to work hard at getting her body back after the birth of Inez.

“Turns out you can’t lose the 61 lbs you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through instragram and wondering why you don’t look like all the bikini models. Thanks @donsaladino for kickin my A double S into shape. 10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud 💪😁💪,” she captioned her Instagram post.

Now that she has slimmed down, she is not shy about showing off her figure again.

“After I had a kid I thought, ‘Okay, this is what my body looks like. This is amazing — I earned this body,’” she said in 2016. “‘And it’s not as good as it was before I had a kid, but, oh well.’”

The 30-year-old actress stepped out of the house wearing a top as a dress and skipping the pants, as a “lampshading” trend.

But not before her daughter had something to say about it.

9 Foods That Will Melt Your Belly Fat–No Exercise Required!

We all want to lose a few pounds off our bellies. However, with busy schedules or, let’s be honest, complete laziness, not a lot of people want to actually put in the effort to make it happen.

There are ways to promote weight loss in your body, such as eating dinner at least two hours before you go to bed. When you go to sleep right after eating a heavy meal, your body is more likely to develop belly fat which is not ideal.

Luckily, there are some foods that will naturally burn your belly fat for you, without having to start an exercise regiment.

No, not that sugar-loaded oatmeal we all grew up with. Regular oats are packed with soluble fiber, which is a great way to keep your digestive tract regular. This can lower your blood sugar and cholesterol, and helps you lose unwanted pounds.

“Fiber binds with fat and sugar molecules as they travel through your digestive tract, which reduces the number of calories you actually get,” explained Tanya Zuckerbrot, R.D. to Eating Well.

Mushrooms Canada

Especially in colder months, our exposure to vitamin D is limited, but mushrooms can help make up for that. Adding mushrooms to a soup, stir-fry, or just a basic sandwich can give you that extra vitamin D you’re lacking, which has a direct impact on your belly fat.

Research shows that low levels of vitamin D may be correlated with abdominal obesity,” says Kayleen St. John, R.D.

A great snacking food, watermelons are high in minerals, which help keep you hydrated and nourished. The juice from a watermelon has been proven to help reduce water retention, clear your body of toxins, and detox your organs. The American Dietetic Association says watermelon is an ideal food to reduce not only belly fat, but also your overall weight.

Amputee Needs Your Help To Walk Again After Losing 500 Pounds

Stanley Hollar has already been through an incredible weight loss journey, but he’s still looking for help to pull off his most important goal.

Hollar, a substitute teacher from Rushville, Indiana, says he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t overweight.

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“I was always the biggest guy in the room,” he told WTHR. “In kindergarten I was over 100 pounds.”

He says that he tried to lose weight a number of times, only “to gain it back – with interest.”

At his heaviest, Hollar weighed 678 pounds, so much that he “couldn’t even get myself off the floor.” Hollar’s weight loss dreams seemed like they were dashed forever after he suffered an accident in college.

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In 1996, when Hollar was 20, he injured his knee playing soccer with friends. An MRI might have been able to save his leg, but Hollar was too large to fit in the machine.

Eventually, doctors amputated his leg. While he was fitted for a prosthetic leg, Hollar’s weight restricted him to a wheelchair.

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“I really thought my life was ending,” Hollar remembers about that period in his life. “But like my weight, I got used to it and kept on keeping on.”

That determination to keep on going, no matter what, eventually paid off in a big way for Hollar.  

Three years ago a wake-up call from his doctor convinced him to lose weight, and the results he achieved are incredible.

Your BMI Isn’t Giving You The Whole Story About Your Health, Here’s Why

It seems like every doctor and dietitian wants to tell you what the best way to monitor your health is, and many use the same system. You need to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that falls into a certain range to be considered healthy.

However, the truth of the matter is that BMI isn’t actually a very accurate form of measurement, and can be detrimental to many people. The outdated system has a lot of critics asking why it’s still being used to classify people’s weight.

BMI was actually invented in the 1800s by Adolphe Quetelet to study populations. It was created to study “the normal man,” but it wasn’t until 1972 that it started being used to measure body-fat percentages. The test was fairly accurate about 80% of the time, but it has been found to be incorrect in a lot of situations.

It’s all based on a mathematical formula that takes your weight in kilograms and divides it but your height in meters squared.

The simple formula then will place you in a category. You are considered underweight if you have a BMI below 18.5, normal if your BMi is between 18.5 and 24.9, overweight if your BMI is 25-29.9, and obese if it’s over 30.

The important thing to know is that in no way does it consider muscle mass as a part of the equation. As most people know, muscle weighs a fair bit and while it takes up less physical space than fat, it will increase the mass. This causes your BMI to be higher, and often will make it so that it doesn’t accurately represent your health.

If it is so wrong, why don’t we use another method?

Gordon Ramsay Says He Lost Over 50 Pounds To Save His Marriage

Gordon Ramsay has a very personal reason for his weight loss and he is sharing what inspired him into transforming his body.

The 51-year-old celebrity chef came clean in an interview with The Times about his weight loss journey.

Ramsay and his wife, Tana, have been married for 12-years and have four children together.  They share a 19-year-old daughter Megan, 18-year-old twins Holly and Jack, and a 16-year-old daughter Matilda.

But according to the Hell’s Kitchen host his weight was putting both his marriage and family in jeopardy.

Al Roker’s Dramatic 10-Year Weight Loss Journey Inspires Us All

Losing more than 100 pounds is next to impossible at any age, so it’s seriously impressive to see how much weight Al Roker has lost at 58.

The Today Show weatherman has publicly battled the scale for the past decade, and he’s sharing the highs and lows of his weight loss journey in a new book: Never Goin’ Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle for Good.

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You may remember when Roker made headlines in 2003, after getting gastric bypass surgery. The procedure helped the TV host shrink from his heaviest weight of 340 pounds down to just 190.

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Roker later revealed that a dramatic conversation with his father urged him to get the surgery. “[He] said, ‘Look, I’m not going to be here for your kids. And you’ve got to be here for your kids. So I want you to promise me you’re going to lose weight.'”

While the surgery was a major success, Roker struggled to keep the weight off. But a change of plan helped the weatherman get back in shape, and he looks incredible today.

Firefighter On Duty At 9/11 Loses 111 Lbs For Dramatic Makeover To Surprise Wife

Sometimes the toll that tragedy takes on us is slow and terrible. Depression isn’t always easy to see, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t as harmful to ourselves and the people around us.

When Bob retired from the New York City Fire Department, he knew he was only leaving after giving his all at one of the most devastating attacks on American soil.

But life for the first responder at 9/11 was not easy as the city did its best to heal.

His wife, Diane saw how it affected him over the years.

“Bob went off into his own little world,” she said. “He stopped exercising; he just stopped doing everything that he ever liked or enjoyed doing.”

When they were visiting family members and Bob was unable to keep up with the kids playing like he used to, it became obvious that his health was failing him.

“I would say that is definitely one of the saddest moments of his life,” Diane said.

But Bob had an inner strength unlike most, and he fought a battle against himself to change it all.

Mama June Back In The Public Eye After Weight Loss Surgery

Mama June’s weight-loss story is something that we heard about for a solid year. The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star publicly stated that her mission was to lose weight after finding out her husband was cheating on her. The goal was to show up to his wedding looking smoking hot, as any ex would want to do.

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Mama June underwent a series of weight-loss surgeries in order to achieve her goal, which was also rooted in health concerns.

“She had gastric sleeve back in May of 2016, and then she slowly started losing weight, and the reason she got the gastric sleeve was because she hit a plateau – she couldn’t lose any weight,” Pumpkin, June’s daughter, said.

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The reality star also started an intense regime of diet and exercise.

“Honestly, when I first started losing weight, it was just being more active, being busy with the show and doing more things with Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” she said. “I met with this trainer through my manager… Even though she’s 3,000 miles away, she’s still very supportive through everything. I’m just walking through the neighborhood three miles a day, and just keeping up with that and just keeping up with the kids and just kind of being on the go all the time.”

Mama June lost over 328lbs in total on her journey and looks like a completely different person.

After her big reveal, Mama June seemed to step away from the spotlight. The family no longer had a show on TLC, so it was time to move on with their lives.

However, photos of Mama June surfaced recently, seven months after her red-dress reveal.

4 Ways To Get Your Dream Body After Thanksgiving

It may seem like every day you’re bombarded with some kind weight loss product or weight loss advice. But at the end of the day, experts have proven the best way to reach your desired weight is through exercise and diet.

Counting your calories sounds like a cumbersome task, but it’s essential to reach your weight goal.

There’s a misconception that if you take in more calories, you’ll lose less weight, and if you take in fewer calories, you’ll lose more weight. While that idea may not be entirely false, there’s more to it than you think.

Diet experts have determined methods that explain the number of calories you should be consuming for weight loss. However, keep in mind that these guidelines are not the be-all and end-all for reaching your dream body.

Go to the next page to find out how you can do this!

Dad Loses Over 350 Pounds So He Can Live To Watch His Son Grow Up

Having a father figure, be it a biological father, step-dad, grandfather, uncle, or teacher, is important for a child’s development. This is exactly why Zach Moore was motivated to change his lifestyle.

The 36-year-old father of one weighed a whopping 500 pounds at his heaviest. He boasted a BMI of 60, and at one point he was so sure that he would eat himself to death. He also drank at least two liters of Coca-Cola and smoked about three packs of cigarettes every day.

Moore’s addiction to food was so severe that he even recorded a “goodbye” video for his son, Zach Moore Jr.

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In 2013, he was hospitalized for food poisoning and that’s when he realized that he needed to change his life if he wanted to live long enough to see his son grow up.

Moore stopped consuming sugary foods, drinking soda, and smoking. In just about a 100 days, he started to notice a significant difference in how he felt. Eventually, he added exercise to his routine and walked 10,000 steps a day.

“I was having issues walking, breathing and getting around every day…” he told Daily Mail. “I truly felt like my life was coming to an end.”

The obese father managed to slim down enough to qualify for gastric bypass surgery, which he underwent in 2014.

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For two years, Moore stuck to his healthier habits and lost over 350 pounds. Unfortunately, extreme weigh loss left him with 28 pounds of excess skin and he had to undergo ten procedures to get it under control.

Today, Moore looks like a completely different man and has a new lease on life.

11 Celebrities Who Hit The Gym and Hit It Hard

Celebrities face a lot of pressure to look a certain way, whether it’s because they want to play a part in a movie or because they’re under constant public scrutiny.

That being said, the best celebrity transformations are the ones that are achieved through confidence and/or perseverance.

Here are 11 famous celebrities who feel good about the changes they’ve made to their appearance.

The Pain & Gain actor is well-known for his tough-guy attitude, and he’s worked hard over the years to maintain a body that compliments the personality.  

Th iconic red-haired comedian went through quite the transformation to achieve his dream look. Despite his denial on going under the knife, it’s unclear how his face looks like it got a facelift. All that can be said is that he’s happy and confident about his new look.  

Geeky Neville from Harry Potter is another Hollywood star known for his dramatic transformation. He persevered for that dream look and nailed it.

Adele revealed that cutting sugar from her diet helped her to lose weight. She said she used to drink 10 cups of tea a day with two sugars in each. But she can’t deny that her meals, supplied by Pure Package, contributed to her healthy lifestyle and gradual weight loss.

Grammy and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson turned heads in 2010 after she lost more than 80 pounds. She even went on to become the ambassador at Weight Watchers. Although she parted ways with the weight loss program in 2014, she’s proud of her dedication and accomplishments.

These next ones may be a shocker!

Woman Lost 350lbs But Was Still Being Shamed For Her Body, Her Response Is Just Perfect

At her heaviest Jacqueline Adan weighed over 500 pounds. That’s when she decided to make a change in her life.

“I was unhappy, felt stuck and did not love myself,” she wrote on her Instagram page that has almost 56,000 followers.

Through healthy eating, exercise and a strong effort, she has now lost 350 pounds and it didn’t come easily.

“It took hard work, sacrifice and never giving up, even if it was challenging. It took blood, lots of sweat and many tears. But I would not have changed a thing. It taught me to fight. It taught me to never give up. And most importantly it taught me to believe in myself!” she wrote.

She says her journey is far from over and that she is in the process of having excess skin removal surgery.

Adan is embracing her new body that she worked so hard for. It was on a trip to Mexico that she wore a bathing suit for the first time in years without feeling the need to cover up.

“I was nervous to take my cover up off and to walk into the pool or walk on the beach. I still felt like that same 500 pound girl…then it happened,” she wrote. “A couple sitting by the pool started laughing and pointing at me and making fun of me as soon as I took my cover up off. So what did I do?”

Cottonballs, Diet Glasses and 8 Other Insane Weight Loss Trends

If you thought today’s weight loss trends are the most weird and unhealthy, think again. Weight loss pills, paleo diet, and Atkins don’t come close to the wacky devices and methods that we had back in the day.

If you don’t believe me, just check out the insane trends below:

1. The Cotton Ball Diet

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It’s a little hard to stomach, but back in 2013 people were so desperate to shed pounds that they started soaking cotton balls in liquids such as juice and eating them so they would feel full without having to eat a meal.

2. Tape Worms

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Yes, parasites can make you lose weight, but it certainly isn’t the healthy way to go about it (think stomach pain, bacterial infections, etc). In the 20th century, women were told they could eat as much as they wanted without putting on the pounds if they ate “jar-packed, easy to swallow tape worms.”

3. Wonder Sauna Hot Pants

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In 1972, a Spiegel Christmas Catalog featured a new weight loss aid called “Wonder Sauna Hot Pants”, which were designed to “slenderize” problem areas by forcing you to sweat and drop some water weight. If excessive sweating actually made people lose weight, we’d all be skinny all summer long.

4. Reducing Records

Wallace Records came up with the genius idea of using music to help women lose weight. The ad even featured a testimonial to back up the claims that in just 7 days you can lose weight with Wallace’s “Get Thin To Music” program. How does it work? No clue. You’ll have to mail in the postpaid coupon to find out.

5. Vision Dieter Glasses

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The creators of these Vision-Dieter glasses were probably high on a psychedelic when they came up with the idea. It was the 1970s after all. The Arkansas-based makers claim that these goggle-like eye glasses helped people lose weight by making food on the shelves of the grocery stores appear less appealing. Secondly, the blue and brown shades were a “secret European color technology” that is supposed to keep a person from feeling hungry.

If you think these are weird, wait until you read the rest of the gimmicks on the list.