Dramatic Weight-Loss Transformation Goes Viral
I knew that I had to start somewhere, Amanda told ABC News. I figured if I did it [took pictures] at least once a month, at the end of however long it took, I would have this really cool end product. Amanda started weighing 222 pounds. By eating a high-protein diet, controlling her portions and doing moderate exercise, Amanda lost the 88 pounds in one year and has kept it off. I dont think I was actually prepared for the amount of emotional investment, Amanda said. People bare their souls when they want to take back their health. Her gallery of weight-loss photos garnered nearly three million views online and inspired a fellow Reddit user to create the GIF that has everyone buzzing . The waist got smaller. The bustline got bigger. The neckline got smaller, Dr. Jen Ashton, ABC News senior medical contributor, said of Amandas physical changes. But the more significant changes actually occur inside our bodies, she said. Changes to ones sense of self, to ones physiology [and] to ones internal metabolism. Last year it was another woman, Julia Kozerski , who made headlines by photographing her dramatic weight loss.
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I knew I had to start somewhere. And I figured, if I did it at least once a month, after the end of however long it took, i would have this really cool end product. Reporter: But in the year since she posted the pictures, she’s gotten nearly 3 million views. One person apparently so inspired, he made this animated before and after time lapse, which is now going viral. Amanda says eating a high-protein diet, portion control and exercise is to thank for her new weight.
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