50 People Who Decided To Drastically Change Their Lives And Are Now Motivating The Internet (New Pics)
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reported that nearly 1 in 3 US adults are overweight. More than 2 in 5 adults have obesity. Meanwhile, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half (49.1 percent) of adults have made an effort to lose weight.
If you have been struggling with weight and its management, you know how frustrating the journey can be. For many people, it feels like a path where one step forward is two steps backwards. And don’t even mention these articles with "10 tricks" that will help bust your belly fat or promises about magic diet pills and potions. Anyone who’s been there seriously will tell you it's a lie.
The real challenge of weight loss lies within yourself. The people who have successfully done it showcased an incredible inner strength and the most powerful will one can imagine.
So to celebrate them for changing their lives and showing us all that everything’s possible, we wrapped up a selection of the most astonishing before and after weight loss pics. After you’re done, more inspiration awaits here and here.
From 534 Lbs To 214 Lbs In 4 Years
I think this picture accurately depicts that change takes time. My nephew is a good example in this picture. He didn’t wake up one morning and grow into the size he is now. It took time. You are not going to just wake up at your goal, it’s gonna take time. Embrace it.
In Who Cares News I’ve Lost 183 Pounds Over The Last 18 Months So That’s Cool I Guess
Lost 200 Pounds During Covid. Today I Completed A Half Marathon
To find out more about living with and battling eating disorders, a while ago, Bored Panda reached out to Nuno, the UKAT Head of Treatment, who shared some very useful insights into the complex mind of a person with an eating disorder. According to Nuno, eating disorders can manifest in a variety of different ways for different people.
"For some, it is about controlling or limiting food, but for others, it is to consume large amounts of food. This—coupled with a sedentary lifestyle—leads to weight gain, which has mood-altering side effects like depression," Nuno told us.
These Pictures Were Taken At The Same Restaurant, But About 2 Years Apart. He’s Lost 90 Lbs And I’ve Lost 135 Lbs
We wanted to be healthy so we could grow old gracefully together, and be around as long as possible for our kids. So grateful for this journey with my best friend.
I've Been Over 220 Pounds Since 5th Grade. I Started IF In January 2020 And For The First Time In My Life, I Weigh 160
350 Lbs To 190 Lbs. Maintaining, No Skin Removal As Of Yet. These Are My Old Favorite Pants
In order to understand the brain with an eating disorder, it’s important to recognize the fact that there is an incredibly powerful link between food and mood. "It can often overcome a person's everyday life, in the same way that an unhealthy relationship with drugs or alcohol can, and just like an addiction to substances, the only way out is to address and treat the root cause of the problem," he told my colleague Jonas previously.
Nuno argues that one and probably the best way to alter the negative link between 'food and mood' is to exercise. “Exercising releases endorphins which trigger a positive feeling in the brain and body. Finding any way to move your body if you're struggling with weight and your mental health will bring huge advantages," he explained.
The One Where I Felt Unworthy vs. The One Where I Started Loving Myself
The Pic On The Left Was Exactly 3 Years Ago. When I Was The Best Man At My Buddy’s Wedding. I Was Close To 600 Lbs. Around 230 Lbs Now
From 190 To 129 Lbs. I Used To Be Afraid Of Having Short Hair Because Of The Weight In My Face. Today, I Said Goodbye To The Old Me And Embraced My New Life
For some people, food becomes much more than its initial purpose of giving us the energy we need to do daily activities. For some, food becomes an all-consuming obsession. A significant body of research found that food addiction involves the same areas of the brain as drug addiction. According to Kris Gunnars, a nutrition expert and founder of Authority Nutrition, the same neurotransmitters are involved, and many of the symptoms are identical.
445+ To 225 Pounds. 10 More Pounds For My Goal Weight. 6 Year Journey
I’m Down 100 Pounds
350 Lbs To 180 Lbs. Loose Skin Is Hard And The Journey Hasn’t Been Easy But I’m Living In Ways I Couldn’t Before. Healthier And Stronger
The research has shown that processed junk foods have a powerful effect on the reward centers of the brain. These effects are caused by brain neurotransmitters like dopamine. The most addiction-prone foods include typical junk foods like candy, sugary soda, and high-fat fried foods.
What’s interesting to note is that researchers agree that food addiction is not caused by a lack of willpower, but they believe it is caused by a dopamine signal that affects the biochemistry of the brain.
Started From 275 Lbs, Now It's 198 Lbs. 77 Lbs Lost. 43-Year-Old To 53-Year-Old - The Decade I Saved My Life
Lost 200 Pounds In A Year. Just Did The 20:4 Fast And Walked ~5km Every Day (360 Lbs To 160 Lbs)
From 98 Kg To 71 Kg I Lost In 2.5 Years. Best Thing I Did With Myself
235 Lbs To 120 Lbs. A Little Over A Year Of Progress - I Don’t Even Recognize Myself Sometimes
425 Lbs To 150 Lbs. 3 Years Between Pictures. Summer Always Makes Me Think About How Far I’ve Come
140 Lbs Lost And 8 months Of HRT Made Me Into Myself For The First Time
I Don't Have Anyone To Celebrate With But I Lost 50+ Lbs In The Last Year
Down 175 Lbs From Feb 2019 Using IF, Keto. Maintaining Since Summer 2020 But Body Composition Continues To Change
Waited Almost 2 Years For This Moment. I Am Literally Half The Person I Once Was; 330 Lbs To 165 Lbs. Goals Crushed, Time For More
Everyone Else Has Been Sharing Their Progress So Here’s Mine. I Went From 306 Pounds (139 Kg) In March 2020 To 140 Pounds (63.5 Kg) Today
410 Lbs To 202 Lbs, Lost 208 Lbs In 2,5 Years. Mission Accomplished
After 10 Years On This Journey, I Finally Made It To My Goal Of 100 Lbs Lost
32F, 5'3", 214 > 114.
Officially 100 Lbs Down From My Highest Weight As Of Today. September 2020. April 2021. August 2021
11 Months In, No Cheat Days, 140 Lbs Down, 31 Days To Go
My Wife's Incredible Weight Loss Journey, Words Cannot Possibly Describe How Proud I Am Of Her
100 Lbs Gone! 270 Lbs To 165 Lbs. I Got Tired Of Being The Fat Little Sister
Lost 163 Lbs Throwing Hay Bales, Pulling Frozen Pallets Every Day For 15 Miles, Working At A Sawmill, And Shoveling Snow. If You Wanna Lose Weight, Get A Physical Job
After Almost Exactly 1 And A Half Years I Have Lost 150 Lbs And I Couldn't Be Happier. I Still Have A Bit To Go Before I Get To Where I Want To Be
230 Lbs Gone Without Surgery
395 lbs>165 lbs=230 lbs. 38F, 5'4.
I Lost Weight! I’ve Lost 260 Lbs Throughout My Journey
I've Lost The Average American Male In Weight! Highest Weight 527 Lbs In August 2020. 327 Lbs Today
(290 To 165, Lost 125 Lbs In 26 Months) "Calories In, Calories Out" Based Diet. Slow And Steady And Now Maintenance Mode
Feeling Incredibly Proud Of How Far I’ve Come And Looking Forward To Continuing This Fitness Journey
202lbs/92kg -> 125lbs/57kg = 77lbs/35kg lost. 24F, 5’0.
From Aug 20 With 296 Lbs To March 27 With 210. Starting Weight Was 330, December 2019
Started dieting back in August and am down almost 90 pounds since, 120 since my max weight. I do 16:8 IF, eat 1500 kCal, lift 5 days a week, and jog 3 days a week!
From 195 Lbs To 130 Lbs. Lost 65 Lbs. Loving That Post-Break Up Weight Loss
Never Thought I Would Look Forward To Stepping On The Scale And I Never Thought I Had A Jawline Until Now. Yay IF
From 260 Lbs To 167 Lbs. Motivation Is What Got Me Started. Discipline Is What Kept Me On Track
How 2021 Started vs. How It's Going
(290 To 165, Lost 125 Lbs Overall) These Are My Pre And Post Pandemic Work Badge Photos
Start Weight 325 Lbs, Current Weight 235, Goal Weight 190. This Is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For Myself
From 230 Lbs To 148 Lbs. I Lost 82 Lbs. Maintained For Two Years. Getting My Loose Skin Removal Surgery In Two Months As An Early 30th Birthday Gift To Myself
Face Gains Pic. 230 Lbs Down To 170 Lbs
Celebrating 50 Pounds Lost! Most Days I Am Doing OMAD, But I Don't Sweat It If I Happen To Eat A Second Or Even Third Meal. Another 40-50 To Go For Next Year
IF is honestly the easiest way I've found to lose weight - and I get to be lazy and cook less, seriously a win-win.
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