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I *Stopped* Running and Lost 50 Pounds
How trading chronic cardio for weight lifting and a clean diet helped one woman reach her weight loss goals
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Before and After Pictures: The Biggest Loser Season 12
You'll be amazed by the total body transformations.
Dramatic Before & After Photos!
Get inspired by these real women who lost 30, 50, even 180 pounds!
Dramatic Before and After Photos!
Real women share how they lost 60, 100, even 180 pounds!
Before and After Pictures: The Biggest Loser Season 11
You'll be amazed by these total body transformations.
16 Fitness Pros Who Used to Be Overweight
You won't believe what these trainers used to look like! See the before photos here.
Losing and Regaining 100 Pounds--Twice--Taught Me to Love My Body
You shouldn't wait to love your body until after you've achieved your health goals.
Dramatic Before and After Weight-Loss Photos
Need a little inspiration? See how these real women took control of their health and lost up to 100 pounds!
"I Lost 20 Pounds Eating Butter and Full-Fat Cheese"
This success story may convince you to ditch the diet foods and start eating real, satisfying meals too.
How to Lose 100 Pounds
6 inspiring men and women who lost a combined 1,175 pounds share what helped them shed triple-digit weight and keep it off.
10 Incredible Body Transformation Stories
Need a quick hit of inspiration? The stories behind these fit women's weight loss journeys will do the trick!
Find Out What This Mom Did After the Internet Fat-Shamed Her Baby
Seriously, people, can the cute baby just live his innocent life?
The Most Inspiring Weight-Loss Blogs
From powerlifting to poetry, 9 bloggers share what finally helped them lose weight for good.
How One Woman Went from 271 Pounds to Bootcamp Fit
Weight loss blogger Kelly Espitia shares her incredible weight loss transformation.
The Power of Belief: How One Woman Lost 130 Pounds
With the support of friends and family, Dacia Root was able to transform her life--and lose 130 pounds.
How One Woman's Small Goals Led to Big Success
Brooke Birmingham made little tweaks to both her diet and exercise routine--and dropped 172 pounds doing so. Here, her story.
How to Lose 100 Pounds+
One woman shares the secrets behind her extreme weight loss.
Why I Got Skin Removal Surgery
Losing more than 130 pounds left Jamie Schneider with a new outlook on life--and about 15 pounds of excess skin. So she went under the knife to lose it.
Weight Loss Tips from the Ladies of Georgetown Cupcake
The sister-owners of the DC cupcake shop share how they lost a combined 100 pounds in just nine months.
I Didn't Need to Hire A Personal Trainer to Lose Weight!
Online training made calorie counting simple and helped me lose belly fat.
I Ran Off 78 Pounds--For Good!
Exercise was always an afterthought for this reader--until a family illness got her moving
Ashley Graham Stands Up for Plus-Sized Women at the Miss USA Pageant
We hope her message of inclusion will have an impact on future pageants.
Weight Loss Success Story: "No more living in denial''
An old Rachael Ray cookbook and a pedometer turned Cindy into a weight loss success story.
"Fitness Changed My Life"
Read these inspirational stories and never say "I can't" again.
How Your Brain Adjusts to Weight Loss
Hear real women discuss the mental challenges of getting your mind to catch up with your body after significant weight loss.
The Shape Slim Down: Lose 10 Pounds in Four Fast Weeks
Drop the pounds for good--the healthy way. Follow our science-backed strategies to avoid diet pitfalls, lose the weight, and keep it off for good.Buy Now