There’s a reason why the keto diet has been spiking in popularity.
The diet calls for eating very few carbs (20-30 net grams per day) and high fat, which forces the body into a state of ketosis. When our bodies reach ketosis, they burn fat instead of sugar, which can result in significant and rapid weight loss.*
Because of that, many celebrities have found success using it, too.
Here are 7 celebrities who went all-in on the keto diet (and are fitter and healthier as a result).
1. Halle Berry
Oscar winner Halle Berry is known for starring in movies like X-Men, Catwoman, Swordfish and many more. But did you know Halle is also a Type 2 diabetic? That’s one reason why she goes strictly keto, saying it helped her lose the belly fat after giving birth at age 47. She also shared on Instagram that for her, keto is a lifestyle, one that she takes very seriously and has helped her manage her diabetes and keep healthy, young-looking skin.
2. Megan Fox
She’s not just the lead female star in Transformers — Megan is also a keto diet champion. She’s given birth to three kids and credits a keto lifestyle for helping her lose the baby weight each and every time. She also told E! News that the keto diet makes her feel great and burn fat instead of carbs, so much so that she can’t stand the sight of bread.
3. Kim Kardashian
Kim shed the baby weight after her first son at a blazing speed. How did she do it? She followed her trainer’s diet plan, which helped her lose 60 pounds in no time. The plan is all keto — it’s made up of only whole foods high in fat and low on sugar and carbs.
4. LeBron James
It’s not exactly the kind of diet you’d expect a basketball superstar to follow, but keto is exactly the lifestyle LeBron chose to live. For 67 days, he limited himself to few sugars, no carbs and no dairy. LeBron wasn’t doing it to lose weight. For him it was about mental fortitude and make sure his body performed at his peak.
5. Alicia Vikander
The Tomb Raider star is extremely disciplined on and off the set — and that goes for her diet, too. Alicia limited her carb intake to under 25 grams a day, something she credits for helping boost her energy for weight lifting and even give her a six-pack.
6. Tim McGraw
Long hours on the road often meant poor diet choices. That’s why the country star decided it was time to do a 180. Tim and his entire crew traded in the beer and junk food for healthy, low-carb alternatives like vegetables and nuts. And he shed 40 pounds doing so.
7. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth doesn’t just follow low-carb, she makes it a lifestyle for her entire family. The movie star says her and her kids’ daily diet includes healthy fats, lots of protein and vegetables and some fruit.
8. Melissa McCarthy
Melissa’s 75-pound weight loss is the talk of Hollywood. The actress recently shed the pounds to prepare for an upcoming movie, causing magazine writers to comment on her “incredible” transformation. She found her success through the ketogenic diet, which she said helped her lose 50 pounds when she first started it in 2015, and then another 25 pounds in 2018.
9. Sharon Osbourne
In 2014, the star of The Talk dropped 30 pounds in just six weeks by going with the low-carb, ketogenic diet. Sharon said the diet is the only one that helped her maintain her weight loss and shed the pounds easily. She also said the diet worked well for her because it kept her full and did not make her feel as if she were being deprived.
* Weight loss results may vary. Results not guaranteed.
The keto diet worked for these celebrities — does that make you more or less likely to try it for yourself? Why?
Author: Caitlin Hendee
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.