How Kelly Osbourne Lost A Jaw-Dropping 85 Pounds

Take inspiration from the icon's diet and workout routine to shed those extra pounds.

Written by , MSc (Biotechnology), ISSA Certified Fitness Nutritionist Charushila Biswas MSc (Biotechnology), ISSA Certified Fitness Nutritionist Experience: 6 years
Edited by , BSc, Professional Certificate in Food, Nutrition and Health Ravi Teja Tadimalla BSc, Professional Certificate in Food, Nutrition and Health Experience: 8 years
Fact-checked by , BTech (Biotechnology), Certified Health & Nutrition Life Coach Sindhu Koganti BTech (Biotechnology), Certified Health & Nutrition Life Coach Experience: 6 years

Kelly Osbourne’s weight loss has stunned the entire world, especially her fans. She has lost a whopping 85 pounds in the past year. However, she did undergo weight loss surgery. You do you, girl! However, maintaining the weight loss after a gastric sleeve surgery can be quite tough.

Kelly Osbourne is an inspiration for many people. And her decision to lose weight and lead a positive, healthy lifestyle is even more inspiring. The visible change in her weight has added her to the list of top celebrity weight loss journeys. What can she not do? Singing, acting, show hosting, receiving prestigious awards – and now, losing the excess pounds!

If you need that push to keep you going in your weight loss journey, give this post a read. Here’s everything you need to know about Kelly Osbourne’s weight loss secrets, including her diet, fitness routine, and workout tips. Scroll down!

Who Is Kelly Osbourne?

Kelly Osbourne is a British-American television personality, actress, singer, and fashion designer, born and brought up in London, England. She gained widespread recognition for her appearances on the reality TV show “The Osbournes,” which followed the lives of her family including her father, rock legend Ozzy Osbourne. Kelly also won Emmy Awards for it, and later pursued a music career and released albums like “Shut Up.” She has also appeared as a contestant on various TV shows, including “Dancing with the Stars” and won 3rd place in it. Osbourne is also famous for her out-of-the-box style and bold personality. She is also an advocate for various social and health issues, including body positivity and LGBTQ+ rights.

Kelly Osbourne is also known for her amazing weight loss transformation, so let’s dive into understanding how exactly she lost so much weight.

Kelly Osbourne’s Weight Loss Transformation Pictures

Kelly Osbourne's inspirational weight loss journey
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Kelly Osbourne’s body transformation shows how she has blossomed over the years – not only the weight but also her new lifestyle. She is loving life and feeling more confident. Mentioning this is important – because like many women, she had her share of struggles with food, lifestyle, and weight management.

Kelly Osbourne’s Weight Loss Struggle

Kelly Osbourne couldn't lose weight due to alcohol consumption
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Kelly Osbourne has openly talked about her addiction to alcohol and being an emotional eater. Consuming too much alcohol causes dehydration and prevents normal functioning of your body. On top of it, if you do not work out, your body starts accumulating calories.

Kelly Osbourne’s high-stress lifestyle prompted her to make poor food choices. Emotional eating is triggered due to stress. It helps people feel “complete” and fill the void. Ever eaten a whole tub of ice cream after a breakup? That’s exactly what emotional eating is. If you do it regularly, it becomes a habit, and your brain constantly sends hunger signals. Breaking this cycle is challenging.

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Prevent emotional eating by keeping a food journal to track your hunger, calling a friend whenever you want to binge eat, meditating to deal with stress, and focusing on your hobbies.

All of these probably called for an intervention – a complete lifestyle makeover. But Kelly had to get the surgery done.

Note: Getting a gastric sleeve surgery done by a licensed doctor is safe.

Check out a few quick details about Kelly Osbourne’s weight loss surgery in the next section.

Kelly Osbourne’s Weight Loss Surgery

Kelly Osbourne underwent weight loss surgery called gastric sleeve surgery
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The weight loss surgery that Kelly Osbourne underwent is called gastric sleeve surgery or gastric bypass surgery. It is only recommended to people with a BMI more than 40 or who weigh at least 100 pounds. A part of the stomach is removed to reduce its volume. As a result, people who have undergone this surgery tend to feel satiated easily.

In an interview with the People magazine, Kelly said, “I did it, I’m proud of it… I did the gastric sleeve. All it does is change the shape of your stomach. I got that almost two years ago. I will never lie about it ever. It is the best thing I have ever done.”

But the real story begins post-surgery. Adhering to a healthy diet and workout routine is important to prevent regaining weight or falling back into old habits. So, what diet and workout plan was Kelly on for the past year? Scroll down to find out.

How Did Kelly Osbourne Shed 85 Pounds After Surgery?

Kelly Osbourne had to completely revamp her lifestyle to prevent weight gain after the gastric sleeve surgery. She said, “The kind of surgery I had… if you don’t work out and you don’t eat right, you gain weight. All it (gastric sleeve surgery) does is move you in the right direction… it doesn’t solve all your problems. It’s not a quick fix.”

In a survey conducted on 1000 US adults, it was found that 10% of them consider weight loss drugs or surgery as the first line of treatment for weight loss. It was also noted that 62% oppose the guidelines regarding weight loss surgery for children. The survey also showed that the majority of Americans believe in losing weight by making dietary changes or increasing physical activity.

Here’s all the deets about her diet plan and workout routine.

Kelly Osbourne’s Weight Loss Diet

Kelly Osbourne went on a plant based weight loss diet
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Kelly Osbourne went on a plant-based, vegan diet. It excluded animal products like meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, sausage, salami, and ham. The vegan diet has multiple health benefits – people tend to feel full quickly, do not feel hungry all the time, and lose weight. It helps reduce blood cholesterol levels, keeps the heart healthy, and prevents gut problems.

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Global celebrities like Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Ariana Grande, Benedict Cumberbatch, Virat Kohli, Beyonce, and many more are following plant-based or vegan diets for a healthy life.

Kelly Osbourn also goes on intermittent fasting where she fasts for 16 hours and eats anything healthy and satiating within a window of 8 hours. It has stunning weight loss results and many health benefits as well.

But Kelly Osbourne is also aware of junk vegan foods that can cause weight gain. That’s why she emphasizes the importance of portion control and moderation. In an interview, she said, “For me, what it’s all about is finding that healthy moderation, which is easier said than done … When you sat there in front of a plate of French fries, there is no moderation.”

She also added, “I indulge with pizza and cheese — I love Brie — and have cookies sometimes…but now, when I’m full, I stop eating! It may have taken me 26 years to figure it out, but I’ve finally learned how to do it right.”

In an interview with The Huffington Post, she said “I eat my fattiest meal in the morning. If I’m craving pizza, I’ll have it for breakfast, salad for lunch, and oatmeal for dinner.”

She means it’s okay to give in to cravings, but you have to balance it out with other healthy meals.

Osbourne also said, “So you have to realize if I’m going to eat this, I’m going to do an extra 15 minutes (work out) … just balance everything out.” Scroll down to know what her workout routine looks like.

Kelly Osbourne’s Workout Routine

Exercise and staying active are important to keep the pounds away and reduce the risk of health issues. Kelly Osbourne loves to work out – “Working out is something I really enjoy doing… I never thought I’d be that kind of girl. I do up to half an hour of cardio, and I also do circuit training, yoga, and Pilates — I mix it up.”

She also added, “I have a Hoopnotica hula hoop. I use It every day, and it’s made my back and arms stronger. On Saturday nights, my friends and I put on ridiculous outfits and hula-hoop and dance when everyone else is at ’da club.”

Kelly Osbourne’s personal trainer Lacey Stone recommends push-ups, deadlifts, tricep dips, and shoulder press. She says, “I’d recommend you do a circuit like this 2 to 3 times per week and spin class or any cardio class 2-3/week.”

It gets hard to adhere to a workout routine if it feels like a chore. Therefore, combining activities that help burn calories while making you happy is essential.

Let’s take a quick look at how this lifestyle change has worked out for Kelly Osbourne.

Kelly Osbourne’s  Transformation – Before And After Her Weight Loss

Kelly Osbourne's weight loss transformation
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Kelly Osbourne stayed active throughout her weight loss journey
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Indeed, a vegan diet and staying active worked in favor of Kelly Osbourne and gave her life a fresh start.

Addiction to alcohol, food, or a sedentary lifestyle means not being in a healthy mental space, the effects of which show on the body. But when you start exercising and treating your body well, the release of endorphins helps improve your mental health. That is exactly what you need to see in these before and after pictures.

Patients still have to maintain their bodies and diet post-op. To maintain one’s weight post-surgery requires patience for recovery, and the surgery aids the weight loss trajectory. A study conducted in 2000 on 6 patient groups of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass recorded the weight changes after the surgery. The findings are given below in the graph.

Weight change trajectory groups following RYGB

Source: Medical Management of the Postoperative Bariatric Surgery Patient

Kelly Osbourne said that she feels great to be in charge of her life; weight loss is just a byproduct.

Kelly Osbourne’s weight loss drops several hints at how you can successfully prevent weight gain and stay in shape.

3 Best Tips From Kelly Osbourne’s Weight Loss

Tips from Kelly Osbourne's weight loss journey
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  1. Acknowledge And Address The Problems
    Kelly Osbourne’s addiction tells us that anyone can be vulnerable. But it is okay, do not fret out. Once you acknowledge there is a problem, consciously take steps to address it. Seek professional help if needed.
  2. Learn To Love And Respect Your Body
    Whether it is the set beauty standards or any other reason, many women do not feel secure about their bodies. Well, if the five fingers in your hand are not the same, how can our bodies be the same? Accepting yourself for who you are will help you love and respect yourself and every inch of your body.
  3. Eat In Moderation And Work Out
    Kelly Osbourne said, “Once I learned how to work out right and eat right, it’s one of those things that you just have to commit to a life change rather than being on a diet. Because a diet doesn’t work. You lose weight and you stop it and it will all come back. So you just have to take baby steps, commit to something and stay true to it.”

Kelly Osbourne’s weight loss journey is astounding and inspiring. Losing a whopping 84-pounds within a year has her fans stunned worldwide. Many relate to her weight gain story due to emotional eating, a stressful life, and addiction. And overcoming these issues while bringing her weight and shape to her best possible standards has been an inspiration for everyone. Osbourne has been open about her gastric sleeve surgery and talks about how she followed an all plant-based vegan diet plan to lose weight. She believes in living a healthy, positive life and making the most of it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How did Kelly Osbourne change her face shape?

Kelly Osbourne underwent a gastric sleeve operation that helped in her weight loss and transformation. This weight loss changed her face shape and made her facial features sharper.

When did Kelly Osbourne have gastric surgery?

Kelly Osbourne had her gastric surgery for weight loss in 2018.

What motivated Kelly Osbourne to lose weight?

She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2018 and fought alcoholism. After being sober for a while, she took to food addiction which made her gain a lot of weight. She had to face a lot of body shaming which ruined her self-esteem. Health and mental reasons drove her to take up a weight loss routine.

How long did it take Kelly Osbourne to lose weight?

After the gastric sleeve surgery, she lost 85 pounds in two years.

How has Kelly Osbourne’s life changed after losing weight?

She said in an interview that a vegan diet and an intermittent fasting plan became her lifestyle after the strict weight loss regimen, and it was a life-changing commitment rather than just following a diet.

Are there any risks associated with rapid weight loss like Kelly Osbourne’s?

After gastric sleeve surgery, it is necessary to stick to healthy eating and exercise routines to prevent quick weight regain. You should take expert advice on intermittent fasting as it involves being on a fast for 16 hours in a stretch. An improper weight loss plan can lead to nutritional deficiencies, muscle loss, and dehydration.

Key Takeaways

  • Kelly Osbourne is an inspiration for many people who want to lose weight.
  • She has lost 85 pounds after her gastric sleeve surgery by changing her lifestyle.
  • She followed a plant-based, vegan diet and did half an hour of cardio exercises every day.
Kelly Osbourne Weight Loss

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Kelly Osbourne’s 85-pound weight loss journey is indeed an inspiring story of dedication and hard work. Check out this video to watch her incredible ‘before’ and ‘after’ transformation yourself!

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Charushila BiswasHealth & Wellness Writer

Charushila is an ISSA certified Fitness Nutritionist and a Physical Exercise Therapist. Over a span of 6 years, she has authored more than 400 articles on diet, lifestyle, exercises, healthy food, and fitness equipment. She strives to inform, educate, and motivate her readers via authentic, straightforward, and fact-checked information. After completing her master's in biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology, full bio

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