50. Drew Carey
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Before Bob Barker passed the torch to this Cleveland, Ohio native, Drew Carey served in the United States Marine Corps for six years. He left the corps and pursued comedy in 1988 when he was featured on Star Search, eventually making an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1991.
Beloved by comedians and producers, Drew managed to appear on a few sitcoms until he ultimately was rewarded with his own television show. The Drew Carey Show debuted in 1995 and was an instant hit, running until 2004. He then went on to create the American adaptation of the hilarious British improv series Whose Line Is It Anyway? with fellow Drew Carey Show alumni Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles, and Colin Mochrie.
However Drew wasn’t finished entertaining the world, he took a gig hosting The Price is Right in 2007 and hasn’t looked back. Carey’s weight had always been the heart of his comedy and helped build his career, but when he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes he knew some major lifestyle changes had to be made.
Seeing his own father pass away at the young age of 40 due to a heart attack, Drew traded his diet from junk food, soda pop, and candy to lean meats and vegetables. In addition to changing his eating habits he started hitting the gym six days a week. Simply sticking to this plan caused him to drop 80 pounds and cure his diabetes.
Drew Carey’s weight loss tip: Eliminate junk food from your diet and stick to a consistent fitness routine.