Drew Barrymore Had Weight Loss Ups & Downs — Photos of Her Body Transformation

Drew Barrymore remains one of America's sweethearts, but like many women, she has been battling against weight gain for years. Barrymore claims she has "the propensity to be the Pillsbury doughboy."

Drew Barrymore is 45 years, but she looks nothing like it. The actress's youthfulness has a lot to do with her discipline in caring for her health. She is two kids in but did not let the baby weight linger. 

Yet Barrymore has made it clear that her figure is the result of arduous work. The star uses a mix of exercises to keep herself in shape. She is also strict about her diet. 

Drew Barrymore attends the premiere for season 2 of "Santa Clarity Diet in Los Angeles, California on March 22, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Drew Barrymore attends the premiere for season 2 of "Santa Clarity Diet in Los Angeles, California on March 22, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

HER TRAINER MARNIE ALTON

Of course, she also has help from her friend and trainer, Marnie Alton. In February, Barrymore dedicated a post to the fitness professional who she has known for 15 years. 

Barrymore credited Alton with helping her get into shape for the Netflix show, "Santa Clarita Diet." The actress wrote, "Marnie is one of the greats. Period." She lost 20 pounds with Alton's help. 

Drew Barrymore attends the premiere for season 3 of "Santa Clarity Diet" in Los Angeles California on March 28, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Drew Barrymore attends the premiere for season 3 of "Santa Clarity Diet" in Los Angeles California on March 28, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

NUTRITION AND TECH

Barrymore has also mentioned Kimberly Snyder as it relates to her food intake in the past. Snyder put Barrymore on a "super clean" diet, which also helped her lose the weight for her show. 

According to Women's Health Magazine, Barrymore has also used EmSculpt technology to tone her mid-section. The noninvasive treatment allows one to sit back while their muscles are effortlessly worked. 

Drew Barrymore attends "For the Love of Collaboration" in New York City on May 15, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Drew Barrymore attends "For the Love of Collaboration" in New York City on May 15, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

HER COMMENTS ON KIDS 

Despite her sessions with a trainer, Barrymore has acknowledged a difference in exercise before and after having kids. She is mom to Olive, seven, and Frankie, six. She told Women's Health Magazine: 

"I have to fight so hard to be in shape or be in a smaller size or lower weight, and people don't talk about the fact that when you have kids, everything goes out but it doesn't always come back in."

Drew Barrymore and Stella McCartney attends the WWD Honours in New York City on October 29, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Drew Barrymore and Stella McCartney attends the WWD Honours in New York City on October 29, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

STAYING CONSISTENT ON THE MOVE

In August 2020, Barrymore again stressed that staying in shape was no easy task for her. The "50 First Dates" star reportedly said that yoga and pilates are part of her routine, and she has to be consistent. 

Earlier this year, she noted that there's "no excuse" for not exercising in this day and age. At the time, Barrymore was promoting another one of her trainers, Taryn Toomer, who has a program called "The Class." 

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HER BODY'S ROLLERCOASTER

Around the same time, Barrymore shared her own before and after post alongside a lengthy caption talking about her weight loss journey. "I go up and I go down," she began

In the left part of the side by side photo, Barrymore's stomach was prominent as she walked outside in a pair of black sweatpants. On the right, she stunned in a little red dress. 

Barrymore made it clear in the caption that she lives her life for her kids. However, the changes to her body since having kids once led her to cry in her closet. 

ENCOURAGING OTHERS 

The "Charlie's Angels" actress stressed that no one should compare themselves to those walking the red carpet. The struggle to be in shape can often lead to unhappiness. 

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I go up and I go down. The rollercoaster of my body is a challenging, but beautiful ride. I made two kids. The single most important purpose for me being on this planet is for them! It is a true miracle I was able to have these two girls. So whatever the aftermath on my body, well bring it on! That said, there have been times i have stood in my closet and just cried. Hated getting dressed. Didn’t feel good! It takes so much for me to look decent. I have to eat just right and Work my ass off! I cannot fight the fact that I have the propensity to be the Pillsbury dough boy! (Now all I can think about is crescent rolls) So DON’T Be fooled by what you see when people are thin right after baby. Don’t compare yourself to the magazines and the red carpets. If I looked decent on anything I have done since I had my two kids, I have clawed my way there. You can too! However, it is hard to sustain and can take a lot of the joy out of life with food. But not anymore. NOW I have found that elusive B called BALANCE. 45! It only took 45 years to find myself. Right where I am supposed to be. And it’s not perfect. But it’s me. And most importantly, I want to share it with you. Ps this is the power of @marniealton, she’s the one who helped me be @santaclaritadiet ready! #WELLNESSWEEK

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Luckily, Barrymore was able to find a balance between the enjoyment of food and the sustainment of her health goals without being overwhelmed. She is right where she wants to be.

BEAUTIFUL WITHOUT MAKEUP

In addition to having a great body, Barrymore also remains naturally beautiful. In late August, she graced fans with a bathroom selfie of her makeup-free face and showed just how age-defying she is. 

The former child actor who was emancipated at just 14 is clearly doing something right. She even has a new show, "The Drew Barrymore Show," which will air in September on CBS. 

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