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Gone is the body-hiding “Amish” look, as Kirstie Alley called it, that she wore at 219 lbs (left, in 2004). Today, at 164, Alley is declaring, as she recently did on Oprah, “I think I look so hot!” How she did it: limiting herself to up to 1,500 daily calories of Jenny Craig food, plus fresh fruit and vegetables, and enlisting choreographers Rich & Fly to create cardio routines.
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Violet’s dad owes his shape to hours at the gym. Says his trainer of four years, Gunnar Peterson: “Ben’s been coming in five to six days a week for 60 to 90 minutes.” They vary his workout, but it often involves an elliptical machine. Now, says Peterson, “he’s stronger, sinewy and lean.” Good thing, as Affleck’s next film casts him as George Reeves, TV’s Superman.
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She won’t divulge exactly how she lost the weight. But on her Web site Jones (left, in 2002; right, in November) says, “I sought the advice of doctors, reviewed different options and designed a long-term health plan. … I eat healthier, drink lots of water and exercise regularly.”
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Was it the excitement or his extra weight that left the Lord of the Rings director panting when he won 2004’s Best Picture Oscar? On his King Kong shoot, Jackson skipped the catering truck for yogurt, muesli or soup, and in time off, used a home gym. The result? A more than 70-lb. loss.
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“She did it on her own – no trainer,” a pal says of the Less Than Perfect star (left, in 2004; right, in December), who lost about 30 lbs. One trick? Working out to foreign-language tapes, Rue told Extra.
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“I’m so fed up of being overweight,” Ozzy’s son told trainer Mike Weeks in March. Six months later and 47 lbs. lighter, he would be fit enough to climb El Capitan, a 3,000-ft. granite wall in Yosemite. How he did it: kickboxing and giving up Oreos and Pop-Tarts for vegetables and fish. Says mum Sharon Osbourne: “Miracles do happen.”
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When he moved from Baltimore to Hawaii to shoot ABC’s Lost, O’Quinn (left, in 2004; right in September) dropped 20 lbs. “You do a lot more walking and swimming in Hawaii, and you eat more fruit,” says O’Quinn, who also takes long bike rides with wife Lori. Plus, it keeps him in character as hunter-philosopher John Locke: “We’re supposed to be on an island and slimming down.”
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After losing more than 10 lbs. in prison, Stewart (left, in 2004; right, in November) has kept her shape with morning yoga and hikes in the woods near her Bedford, N.Y., home, says friend (and Being Martha author) Lloyd Allen. She also weight trains and does up to 250 crunches at a time. “Being healthy is at the top of her list,” says Allen.