Tag: Woman

No Crash Diets or Crazy Restrictions: How This Woman Lost 80 Lbs. with Small Changes

Randi Vasquez was “always pretty chubby” growing up, but it never affected her confidence. “I was always feeling myself,” the 27-year-old tells PEOPLE. “I wasn’t scared to wear a two-piece bathing suit or trendy outfits. I wasn’t always the happiest about my image, but I didn’t let that hold me back.” But after she graduated […]

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This Woman Looks Like She Lost Weight, but She Actually Gained 25 Pounds—Here’s How

If you've been eating right and working out regularly, you'd expect to drop pounds, not gain them. But that's exactly what happened to one social media user—and her story is a good example of why you should never link your self-esteem to what the scale says. In an Instagram post shared on Tuesday, user @bananas.gets.fit provided […]

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Woman Who Lost 350 Lbs.—and Was Still Body Shamed—Is Getting Skin Removal Surgery on Her Legs

After losing 350 lbs., the first thing Jacqueline Adan wanted gone were the layers of loose skin now covering her legs. “They’re my biggest insecurity,” the 32-year-old tells PEOPLE. “I always struggled with loving my legs, and the size of them.” And they were also a source of bullying — Adan, a Montessori preschool teacher — went viral […]

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The 4 Things This Woman Cut Out of Her Diet to Lose 30 Pounds in 100 Days

Lots of people resolve to lose weight in the new year—then for a variety of reasons end up throwing in the towel. Not Marga Banaga. She did keep her New Year's resolution to eat healthier and exercise nearly every day, and she's seen amazing results. In a before-and-after Instagram post, Banaga shared that she lost 30 pounds […]

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This Woman Lost 185 Pounds In One Year By Cutting Back On Added Sugars and Carbs

At just 34 years old, Maggie Wells found herself weighing more than 300 pounds. Her health was suffering, but what scared her most might surprise you. "I wasn't afraid I was going to die because of my weight, but I was afraid that just if something happened, my kids would have no pictures to remember […]

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Meet the Woman Who Went From a Size 24 to a 12 in Less Than a Year

Most people probably think the body positivity movement is inclusive. But sometimes overweight women who are actively trying to lose weight get criticized within the body positivity space. This happened to Kelly Howland, 31, an Instagram blogger who writes about her struggle with binge-eating disorder. last month, Howland posted a photo of herself standing in the pants […]

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One Woman Inspired Her Family to Lose Weight Together—and They Dropped a Total of 487 Lbs.

Sarah Bentley and her husband Dave used to eat out for every meal. Breakfast consisted of bagels and cream-filled coffees, then they would eat nothing all day and binge at night on chicken finger subs, Chinese food, chicken wings and pizza. And for dessert, they’d share “a gallon or two of ice cream every single […]

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What Happened When This Woman Went from a Low-Carb Diet to Counting Her Macros

Today's transformation photos are often a lot more nuanced than "I lost weight." Case in point: A recent Instagram post by Shannon Collins, an Indiana-based woman behind the account @thegymnurse. Collins posted three side-by-side photos to show the results of revamping her diet twice.  RELATED: These Are the 10 Diets Everyone Tried in 2018, According to […]

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The One Thing That Helped This Woman Lose Weight Had Nothing to Do With Exercise

Anyone who says their weight-loss journey began with them waking up one morning and suddenly having a burning desire to get fit and eat healthy is probably making things up. That certainly didn’t happen for Ana-Maria Klizs, and she isn’t going to sit here and say that it did. “I wish I could tell you […]

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This Is the One Thing This Woman Wishes Someone Would Have Told Her Before Losing 336 Pounds

When Brittany May started her weight-loss journey over two years ago, she knew she would have loose skin when she reached her goal. Now she's 336 pounds lighter—but she wasn’t prepared for just how heavy that extra skin would really be and how much pain it would cause her. “Nobody talked about the pain loose skin can […]

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