Weight Loss Tips From People Who’ve Lost Half Their Body Weight

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It’s hard work, but the end result is an XXL sweatshirt you can fit two people in instead of one.


Molly Donovan
May 17, 2018

All weight loss is inspiring, but imagine slicing the number you see on the scale in half. That’s what we call extreme weight loss.

If you’ve always wanted to achieve such significant weight loss but have no idea where to start, your best bet is to go straight to the source. That’s exactly why we corralled some sure-fire advice from some dedicated people who lost over half (!!) their body weight and feel better than ever. Whether you want to lose half your body weight or just start with 10 pounds, you can steal their advice and use it to fuel your own weight loss journey. Couple these motivational hacks with some of our 200 Best Weight Loss Tips and you’ll be on your way to a slimmer—and healthier—you in no time.

Starting Weight: 312 Pounds
Current Weight: 139 Pounds
Weight Lost: 173 Pounds

Losing half your body weight takes time. For Reddit User Denovosibi, it took three years to see the results she wanted. Counting calories using the MyFitnessPal app is what kept Denovosibi on track. She then gradually added exercise to her regimen while maintaining daily calorie quotas. “[The] biggest change was caring about and monitoring my intake. Counting calories did it all! Now I’m super active,” she explains.

Dolores lose it
Courtesy of Dolores Velez/Lose It!
Starting Weight: 309 Pounds
Current Weight: 149 Pounds
Weight Lost: 160 Pounds

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