Woman Who Lost 350 Lbs. Says Skin Removal Surgery Isn’t an Instant Fix: ‘You’re in So Much Pain’

Jacqueline Adan knows she made the right decision to have skin removal surgery after losing 350 lbs., but she didn’t expect the months of pain that would come with it. After four years of hard work, Adan was thrilled to lose well over half her weight — at her highest in 2012, she weighed over […]

This Woman Shared Her 15-Pound Weight Gain to Show How Counting Calories Can Be Dangerous

Far too often, we associate weight gain with indulgences or other slip-ups in our routines. But for Sara Carlucci, a 22-year-old fitness influencer in Erie, Pennsylvania, being 15 pounds heavier is reflective of the strides she’s made with her mental health. In a before-and-after post, Carlucci opened up about her struggles following a restrictive diet and […]

I Tried the Keto Diet for 2 Weeks and Lost More Weight Than I Thought

I'm not usually a fan of prescribed "diets"—I live by more of the anti-diet mantra. Call me jaded, but the word "diet" has a bit of a negative connotation these days, with "fad" and "restrictive" usually preceding it. So, when I had the chance to give Dr. Axe's new Keto360 program a two-week test run, I did some serious digging […]

12 People Have Died After Trying This Popular Weight-Loss Procedure. Here’s What You Should Know

At least 12 deaths in the last two years have been linked to a popular treatment for obesity, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in a letter to health care providers earlier this week. In most cases, patients died within a month of having a liquid-filled balloon inserted in their stomachs, a procedure that […]

This Woman Has Lost 40 Pounds in 8 Months Since Starting the Keto Diet

When it comes to relationship milestones, most of us celebrate an engagement or wedding anniversary. But last week, Sharon Sandhu took to Instagram to toast her eight-month relationship—with the keto diet. “Happy 8 months of Keto to me,” the 34-year-old from Canada wrote in the caption. “My journey through keto started on Oct. 1st 2017 at […]

How Intermittent Fasting Helped This Woman Lose 65 Pounds in 5 Months

Janielle Wright is known on social media for posting style and beauty looks. But these days, the 28-year-old influencer is posting more makeup-free gym selfies than cat eyes. On Sunday, she showed off the progress she's made on her weight loss journey—she's dropped 65 pounds since January 1. RELATED: The Healthiest Way to Do Intermittent Fasting, According to a Nutritionist “DONE […]

After Scare, Body-Positive Photographer Wants Moms to Prioritize Health Over Size

Photographer, author, and blogger Natalie McCain has spent the last three years building The Honest Body Project, a community focused on body and parenting-positivity. Her inspiring photo series have given a voice and a platform to several difficult topics that many moms struggle with, including postpartum depression and C-section anxiety. But now she's taking the stage […]

How Losing Her Mom to Breast Cancer Pushed This Woman Through Her 106-Lb. Weight Loss

Watch the full episode of People Features: How We Lost 100 Pounds! streaming now on PeopleTV.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device. Just 25 years old, Lauren Council had already given up hope of ever losing weight. After years of binge eating, and the pain of losing her mom to breast cancer when she was in high school, the Ripon, California […]

Perfect Abs Are Not the Key to Happiness—and This Woman’s Transformation Photos Are Proof

Like so many women, fitness influencer Siobhan O’Hagan, 29, has seen her weight go up and down as she cycled between dieting and training. But instead of bemoaning the weight fluctuation, she decided to make a much more optimistic point about the dangers of thinking that having cut, toned abs is synonymous with being happy. RELATED: 10 Reasons Your […]