Kidney Stones The Culprit In Ronnie Ortiz’s Weight Gain
Celebrity Weight Loss

Ronnie Ortiz’s Weight Gain – Celebrity Transformations

Kidney Stones The Culprit In Ronnie Ortiz’s Weight Gain

From real estate to reality TV star, Ronnie Ortiz has done both. He joined the cast of the reality show Jersey Shore in 2009 and remained with the show right throughout its 6 seasons. On the show he gained a reputation for fighting with anyone who would take him on. A lot of the time this was his then girlfriend Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola. Ortiz was also known for his love of working out and sported a decent six-pack and impressive physique throughout the show.

Kidney Stones The Culprit In Ronnie Ortiz’s Weight GainMTV wound up the show in 2012 and Ronnie largely disappeared from the limelight. He did however remain involved in the fitness scene, releasing a line of low calorie drink mixes called Smush Cocktails in early 2013. He had earlier also appeared in ads for Xenadrine, a diet pill.

Fans though were shocked by his appearance. Gone was the toned, fit guy from the show and in his place was a somewhat overweight stranger who nevertheless called himself Ronnie Ortiz. However, it turns out he was suffering from kidney stones, which contributed to his weight gain. He was hospitalized in April 2013 for treatment and upon his release, went through a period where he didn’t work out at all.

Remarkably though once he did decide to start working out again he was able to get himself back in shape again within the space of just 4 weeks. A feat that certainly didn’t go unnoticed either by his fans or the tabloid press. We wonder if there were some pretty powerful weight loss products involved….

So what are these weight loss products
leading to many stunning celebrity transformations?

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If you watch TV or read the news, you’ve possibly seen or heard about a celebrity weight loss supplement touted as the “secret”, and absolutely safe (because it's natural!) alternative. Well, today it’s a secret no longer because we’re here to tell you all about it.

A very real and significant concern when losing weight is how you'll look. You could end up with sags and bags, or you could end up lean and buff. If your body shrinks in size as you lose weight without the skin area also "shrinking," you could end up with loose skin hanging around your upper arms, waist, stomach, and other areas. By the time you attain your ideal size, the only solution for tightening up your skin is plastic surgery.

Avoid Weight-Loss Sagging

You can avoid sagging skin by starting strength training now and continue throughout your weight-loss program and beyond as you maintain your new size. That way, your skin will shrink along with the rest of you. By the time you attain your ideal size, new people you meet will have no idea that you were ever overweight. Why? Because your skin will fit your body. Do this with strength training.

Stamina, Energy, and Strength Training

You want quick results in losing weight, and you can achieve them with strength training. After only three months of two hour-long strength-training sessions a week, your body will become smaller. Your waist will be smaller, as will your upper arms, and your stomach will be flatter.

You only need to do two sessions of strength training a week. If you feel really ambitious, you can do three, but don't do any more than that. Strength training causes small tears in the fibers of your muscles. This is good, because as they repair on your "off" days the muscles become stronger and tighter. If you do strength training every day, your muscles won't have time to rebuild between sessions.

Strength Training Approaches

  • Free weights.
    Very popular, easy to use, widely available. Start with 2- to 3-pound weights and add weight as your body adapts to the weight.
  • Stretch tubing.
    A stretchy thin tube with handles on each end. Resembles a jump rope. You can purchase in several levels of resistance.
  • Flex band.
    A long, wide, stretchy band used for resistance training.
  • Ankle and wrist weights.
    Strap them on for resistance as you do strengthening exercises.
  • Body bar.
    A long, weighted bar used for resistance training. May or may not have additional removable weights on either end.
  • A big inflated ball on which to do exercises. Seems innocent enough, but provides really challenging strength-training exercise.
  • Magic circle.
    A circular handheld ring, about 15 inches in diameter with handles across from each other. By compressing the circle with legs, arms, and other body parts, you can get quite a workout.
  • Pilates classes and equipment.
    An exercise method that creates long, lean, and strong muscles, plus very strong abs and terrific posture.
  • Exercise machines.
    Set the resistance of the machines to match your strength levels.
  • Power-pump classes.
    Lift weights while you keep pace with the music.

Muscle weighs more than fat. Because of this, a person with higher muscle mass could weigh more, and yet wear a smaller size. In addition to using your weight as a measure of attaining your ideal size, take into account your body fat percentage.

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Having a higher body fat percentage brings with it significant health risks including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and autoimmune disorders.

When you have your body fat tested at a health club or at a health practitioner’s, you’ll receive a reading of body fat, water, and muscle percentages. All three add up to 100 percent. Assuming that the amount of water weight remains almost constant for each individual, the variables are body fat and muscle. The more muscle you have, the less body fat you have (and vice versa).

Here are ideal body fat percentages:


  1. Up to age 20:  14-21 percent
  2. Age 20 to 50:  17-27 percent
  3. Age 50+:         20-30 percent


  1. Up to age 20:   9-15 percent
  2. Age 20 to 50:   14-21 percent
  3. Age 50+:         19-23 percent

Understanding Body Fat

In body fat measurements, lower is usually best, but don’t go below the recommended guidelines. A person must have at least some body fat to be healthy. Fat pads internal organs such as the kidneys, and it also offers protection against cold weather. For women, the minimum recommended fat percentage is 12 percent. If a woman has less, her menstrual cycles could cease. Men must have a minimum of 5 percent to stay healthy.

Improving Your Muscles

By doing strength-training exercises for two to three hours a week, you can reduce your body fat percentage by as much as 10 percentage points within six months.

Having less body fat and more muscle gives you more energy, higher stamina, more muscle definition, and a higher metabolism. This means you’ll burn through calories faster and can eat more food without gaining weight.

Here's a list we compiled about the most stunning celebrity transformations.

The "Who's Who of Celebrities Before and After"

  1. Perez Hilton Weight Loss And New Fitness Blog

  2. Drew Carey – Now Only Recognizable By Those Glasses After Losing Weight

  3. Tyra Banks – Variety Is The Spice Of Exercise & Weight Loss

  4. John Goodman – Lovable Oversized Fred Flintstone No More After Weight Loss

  5. A Trimmer 50 Cent Worth More Than That These Days

  6. Aretha Franklin Set For Longevity After Losing Weight

  7. Biggest Loser Exposes Idol Star Ruben Studdard’s Weight

  8. Weight Loss Suits Raven Symone But Not State Of Georgia

  9. What Christian Bale Puts His Body Through Is Called Dedication

  10. Lauren Alaina Beats Bulimia And Confronts Weight Problem

  11. Kidney Stones The Culprit In Ronnie Ortiz’s Weight Gain

  12. Oprah Has Her Weight Firmly In Hand Again

  13. Green Hornet Forces Life Style Change And Weight Loss For Seth Rogen

  14. Carrie Fisher Beats The Forces Of Fat To Lose Weight

  15. Adam Richman – Food Is Meant To Be Enjoyed But Don’t Eat Too Much

  16. Kevin Lyles – Larger Than Life Success Story

  17. Dr Dre – Athlete Or Musician After Weight Loss?

  18. Zach Galifianakis Masterminds Weight Loss

  19. Pop Princess Christina Aguilera Sheds Weight And Pop Star Image

  20. Funny Guy Jerry Ferrara Stuns Fans With Dramatic Weight Loss

  21. Shock Jockette Wendy Williams Shocks With Weight Loss

  22. Chris Pratt’s Monologue Pays Tribute To His Changing Physique

  23. Funny Guy Tom Arnold Finds Fatherhood An Excellent Reason To Keep Fit

  24. Ricky Gervais - Overweight Slob No More

  25. Abby Lee Miller – Weight Gain Caused By Stress

  26. Queen Of Funk Chaka Khan Fights Off The Weight

  27. Kim K Shows Us How To Monetize Fame And Lose Weight

  28. Alec Baldwin Staves Off Type 2 By Kicking Sugar And Losing Weight

  29. Chaz Bono Now Cutting A Fine Figure As A Fit, Toned Guy

  30. Queen Latifah Benefits From Wisdom Learned Late In Life

  31. Kirstie Alley’s Weight Loss Battles As Famous As Her Acting Career

  32. Randy Jackson Gets His Weight And Life Style Under Control

  33. Kelly Osbourne Beats The Weight Loss Odds And Emerges Glamorous And Confident

  34. Jennifer Hudson – Jaw Dropping Transformation From Size 16 to Size 6

  35. Star Jones Controversial Weight Loss

  36. Diabetes Runs In Angie Stone’s Family Forcing Weight Loss

  37. Shonda Rhimes’ Year Of Saying Yes, Including To Losing Weight

  38. Young Son Turns Jill Scott’s Life, And Weight, Around

  39. Chef On A Diet – Graham Elliott’s Weight Loss Journey

  40. Rosie O’Donnell Loses Weight And Regains Her Health

  41. Gastric Surgery Saves Life Of Rapper Paul Wall

  42. Jordan Sparks – From Talented Teen To Talented Trim Adult

  43. Favorite Weatherman Weathers His Own Weight Loss Storm

  44. Jonah Hill – Is Being In Shape A Sign Of Maturity?

  45. The Tribulations Of Ricki Lake’s Yo-yoing Weight

  46. Popular Jersey Shore Star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi Claims That If She Can Lose Weight Anyone Can

  47. Chumlee Avoids Following In His Father’s Footsteps

  48. Jackson Sibling Janet Shares Fame But Not Weight With Famous Brother

  49. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Star June Shannon Now Trimmer And Fitter

  50. Gabourey Sidibe’s Grin These Days Tells All About Her Famous Weight Loss






















Dave and Laura, the owners of the Planet Supplement Nutrition Info & Blog have both battled with weight loss issues until they finally found the plans and products that worked for them. On this website they share their experiences with you.