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7 Secret Tricks Celebs Use to Lose Weight Fast

We did some digging and found the best tricks that celebs use to quickly shed a few pounds.

Looking to lose weight fast in a safe way? We did some digging and found the best tricks that celebs use to quickly shed a few pounds.

Celebs have to lose weight all the time to play different roles or prepare for live performances. Take Chris Pratt for an example– he lost 60 lbs in 6 months to get in shape for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Or how about when Blake Lively did a stunning bikini photoshoot just two months after giving birth?

Other celebs lose weight independent of their careers, instead, focusing on self-care. Working out and eating healthy become ways of taking care of their mental and physical health, and losing weight is just the icing on the cake.

No matter the reasoning, losing weight fast is doable as long as you stick to a safe, reasonable plan. Read on to discover celeb weight-loss secrets, and next, check out Jennifer Lopez's Exact Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Go vegan

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Ditch the dairy, eggs, and all food that comes from animals. Ariana Grande is probably the face of veganism in pop, taking on the diet in 2013 and losing weight shortly after. "I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-round happier person," she told Mirror. But other celebs have hopped on the vegan bandwagon too. Zac Efron told Variety that he lost 13 pounds to play Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. "I've been experimenting with eating purely vegan. That's completely changed the way that my body works, and the way that I metabolize food, the way it turns into energy, the way that I sleep," he said in a Teen Vogue interview.

And did we mention that Queen B has also tried the vegan diet in the past? When prepping for her Coachella performance, Beyonce shared on Instagram: "44 days until Coachella!! Vegan Time!! Click the link in my bio to join me! 💪🏽✨". But a vegan diet can also be tricky, especially if you're used to eating meat and dairy. Hailey Bieber tried going vegan, but has since left the diet behind. "I tried a plant-based diet for two months during quarantine. I felt great and I had a lot of energy, but it was not for me," she told Harper's Bazaar. Try it out for yourself, but don't feel like you have to stick to it if it's not working.

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Drink a lot of water

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We all remember JLo's fabulous Super Bowl performance alongside Shakira, right? Well, part of JLo's Super Bowl prep to get her body looking that good was to drink water– lot's of it. She told US Weekly that she drank a minimum of seven glasses of water per day. Previous Eat This, Not That! reporting shows that water can boost your metabolism and get rid of toxins in your body. For the average person, it's recommended that you drink 64 ounces of water per day, or eight 8-ounce glasses.

Try intermittent fasting

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For some celebs, intermittent fasting has proven super helpful when it comes to shedding a few pounds. Vanessa Hudgens told Parade that she lost seven pounds in the first week of trying intermittent fasting. She said in the interview: "Intermittent fasting allows me to not restrict what I eat as much, which is so nice." If you're someone who would rather focus on when you eat instead of what you eat, then fasting could be the perfect weight loss trick for you.

Kourtney Kardashian has also been a pretty outspoken advocate for intermittent fasting, and she outlines different ways to do it on her website. But the method that works best for Kourtney is to stop eating around 7 pm every day and then not eat again until after her workout the next morning. She recommends hot green tea or water with apple cider vinegar to curb your cravings. For late-night snackers, intermittent fasting is a great way to stop the habit and avoid the negative effects that eating late can have on your body.

Don't focus on losing weight

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You may find that weight loss happens easiest when you're not worrying about shedding pounds. It sounds strange, but try focusing on all aspects of yourself– feeling good, eating healthy, developing routines, etc. instead of just your weight. Demi Lovato posted a video on Instagram showing off her waistline, with the text: "Accidentally lost weight. I don't count calories anymore. I don't over exercise anymore. I don't restrict or purge. And I especially don't live my life according to diet culture…and I've actually lost weight." If you're someone who gets anxious about weight loss or stressed about body image, follow in Demi's footsteps and turn your attention away from the number of pounds and towards your overall well-being.

Adele also lost weight by not making weight loss her goal. "It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone," she told British Vogue. After her divorce was finalized, Adele really worked on herself. The by-product? She lost 100 pounds. But more importantly, she learned to love herself.

Keep moving, all day

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You don't have to hit the gym multiple times a day to lose weight quickly. Just stay active! Kate Hudson loves a good workout, but she's also seen on Instagram going out and about with her kids, dancing, hiking, and more. "Sometimes I'll just move around and dance around to kind of just sweat because I feel like I need to get things circulating. But I'm not hardcore about it," she told Harper's Bazaar. Even just adding more steps into your day can help you lose weight faster. Previous Eat This, Not That! reporting shows that a brisk 20-minute walk can burn about 90 to 110 calories and you'll feel more energized afterward to keep moving as you go about your day.

Find a workout buddy

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We all know that working out isn't always the most fun thing to do, so having a workout buddy can help keep you motivated! Kate Upton's trainer shared an Instagram post of Kate and Sophia Bush working out together. The two celebs are in the same room, but they're not actually doing the same exercises together. It's mostly about having someone else present who's working hard too.

Family workouts are totally fair game too. Chris Hemsworth can be seen designing adventurous workouts with his wife and kids on Instagram. Check out this video of Chris and Elsa skateboarding and horseback riding with their kids!

Limit your drinks

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Harley Pasternak, who trains stars like Megan Fox, Ariana Grande, and Lady Gaga, strongly recommends cutting down on alcohol if you're serious about losing weight. "When you drink alcohol, it's broken down into acetate, which your body burns for energy first—before any other calorie source or stored fat," he wrote on People. "In plain English? Alcohol squashes our ability to burn fat." He also shared that alcohol has a lot of calories, it can disrupt your metabolism, and it messes with your sleep schedule.

But if all this isn't enough to convince you, let's turn to Ed Sheeran. In an interview on The Breakfast Club radio show in 2017, Ed said: "I've lost like 50 pounds. That was it, it was the beer." He revealed that by giving up beer, he was able to lose a ton of weight.

Want to learn more about weight loss? Check out Rebel Wilson's Real Reason for 75-Pound Weight Loss.

Mia Salas
Mia is a freelance writer for several publications and a soon-to-be graduate from Princeton University with a degree in English. Read more about Mia