Weight Loss Motivation

We know what an important role motivation plays before embarking on a diet. On this page you will find some of our favorite stories we like to share with our users to help them achieve their goals.

Read how your favorite personality managed to lose weight and keep it off.

Holly Willoughby's Diet Journey

“Holly Willoughby has long been in front of cameras as a veteran presenter, from Dancing on Ice to This Morning, and is popular due to her grace, beauty, and veteran presenter skills."

Those who love the daily news and lifestyle show This Morning in the UK is familiar with Holly Willoughby, who has been co-presenting the show alongside Philip Schofield since 2009.

Audiences love watching Willoughby because of her bubbly personality and charming smile, making her popular with guests on the show as well. Aside from her work as a presenter on This Morning, she has also been the presenter on other television shows in the past, such as Feel the Fear, Celebrity Wrestling: Bring it On, and The Xtra Factor.

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Susan Boyle's Weight loss Journey

“Susan Boyle was the break out star of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, and she has won the hearts of millions of fans around the world with her amazing voice.”

In 2009, Susan Boyle became one of the most well-known singers to come out of the Britain’s Got Talent franchise with her amazing singing voice, beautiful smile, and her winning personality. However, she has also become known for her mind-blowing weight loss transformation when she dropped over 50 pounds! Today, she is boasting a healthier and more active lifestyle, and she has enjoyed a stellar career. Since her appearance in Britain’s Got Talent, she has already released 7 albums, and is worth an estimated $35 million!

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Sam Smith's - weight-loss in focus

“With hits such as “Stay with Me” and “I’m not the Only One”, Sam Smith has quickly become one of UK’s hottest male singers.”

For fans around the world, hearing that Sam Smith is going to have a concert in their area makes for a sudden dash to their computers to try and book tickets. After all, his concerts are so popular, they can quickly sell out of tickets in a few hours!

Sam Smith rose to fame in October 2012 when he put out “Latch”, which became his breakout single when it peaked at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. By December 2013, he was nominated for and won both the BBC’s Sound of 2014 Poll and the 2014 Brit Critic’s Choice Award.

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Tom Kerridge's Journey

“A best-selling author and a judge on some of UK’s most popular cooking shows. Tom Kerridge is taking the food world by storm!"

If you are a fan of British cooking shows such as Masterchef and the Great British Menu, then you would be familiar with Tom Kerridge. Kerridge is a regular judge on these shows, and he is known for his jovial personality and his creative approach to French-British fusion cuisine.

Today, he is both a celebrity chef and the owner of several award-winning pubs around London, such as The Hand & Flowers (which won its first Michelin star in 2005, and its second in 2012), and The Coach (which has also won its own Michelin star). He also own London’s very first “butcher and pub under one roof”: The Butcher’s Tap. Kerridge is also a restaurant owner, opening his restaurant at the Corinthia Hotel London in 2018.

“From his funny role in Superbad, to his serious one in Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah Hill has proven that he has serious acting chops."

Jonah Hill's Journey

Those who love rom-coms are familiar with Jonah Hill. His breakout role in the 2007 film Superbad cemented his role as an amazing actor who could make your sides split with laughter, and he continued his comedy career with other popular comedy films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Get Him to the Greek (2010), and what is perhaps one of his most well-known movies, 21 Jump Street (2012). Eventually, he also shifted his roles to more serious ones, such as his roles in Moneyball (2011) and Wolf of Wall Street (2013), where he even received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

“An amazing actor, Timothy Spall has brought to life many unforgettable characters from both UK audiences, and millions of people around the world!"

Timothy Spall's Journey

Timothy Spall is easily one of the most well-known British actors today. In the UK, Spall became a household name after he starred in the ITV comedy-drama series “Auf Wiedersehen, Pet” as Barry Spencer Taylor. Outside of the UK, however, Spall is known for his critically-acclaimed role in the Harry Potter film series as Peter Pettigrew. This is considered as his international breakout role, and allowed him to star in other Hollywood films, ranging from the Disney film “Enchanted”, to the dark and comedic film adaptation of the musical “Sweeney Todd”. Aside from being an actor, Spall also has several collaborations under his belt with director Mike Leigh, including “Home Sweet Home”, “Secrets & Lies”, and “All or Nothing”.

“Whether it’s his personal or professional life, Lenny Henry brings his unique style of humor and grace to whichever role he has, and wins the hearts of millions of people in the UK and around the world."

Lenny Henry's Journey

While he is known by “Lenny Henry” by his television fans, Sir Lenworth George Henry is so much more than your average British television personality. While he is a great stand-up comedian, actor, singer, and television presenter, Henry is also known as being the co-founder of the charity Comic Relief, a prominent biennial charity event where comedians from all over the UK are invited to perform, and whose proceeds are used to help those who are affected by war and famine in Africa. Henry is also the current chancellor of Birmingham City University.

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“Famous for her acting chops, her comedic timing, and her biting one-liner comebacks, Melissa McCarthy has starred in a wide range of different movie and television show roles."

Melissa McCarthy's Journey

Famous for her acting chops, her comedic timing, and her biting one-liner comebacks, Melissa McCarthy has starred in a wide range of different movie and television show roles. Throughout her career, she has received multiple awards, including Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards, as well as nominations for Academy Awards. She was also named as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2016, and she has been listed as one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry multiple times. McCarthy even has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

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“Rebel Wilson has starred in a multitude of rom-com films, and always steals the scene with her one-liners, deadpan delivery, and funny antics."

Rebel Wilson's Journey

When you hear the name Rebel Wilson, there’s always one role that most people immediately picture: her hilarious portrayal of “Fat Amy” in the movie Pitch Perfect. She became an overnight sensation because of her great acting skills, and those who have worked with her describe her as “daring”, “funny”, and “raucous”, but she’s also “earnest” and “down to earth”, which has allowed her to win the hearts of millions of fans worldwide.


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"A television presenter and actress, Lisa Riley has starred in several highly-popular UK shows, such as “Emmerdale”, “You’ve Been Framed”, and “Strictly Come Dancing”.

Lisa Riley's Journey

Lisa Riley is a familiar face on United Kingdom television, with a long career which started in the mid-1990s. She was cast as Mandy Dingle in the long-running British soap opera “Emmerdale” from 1995 to 2001, and well as in the revival in 2019. Aside from her acting career, Riley has also been a presenter on the hilarious home movie show, “You’ve Been Framed!”, and a panelist on the daytime series “Loose Women”.

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Dawn French's Journey

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