LOSING weight is no simple task – but these super slimmers are living proof that it is possible to undergo a dramatic transformation.
After battling through tears, sweat and countless trips to the gym, these stunning women have shown off their incredible results.
Different triggers sparked these ladies’ weight loss journeys.
While some became too embarrassed to look in the mirror, others were shamed into turning their lives around by their partners.
And since kicking their binge eating ways, they haven’t looked back.
From flab to fab, here are 12 of the most incredible before and after weight loss snaps of all time…
- 1. Jennifer Edwards
- 2. Haley Smith
- 3. Tiffaney Anderson
- 4. Jen Atkin
- 5. Brenna Alexander
- 6. Bridie Ritchie
- 7. Hayley Bienert
- 8. Courtney Maguire
- 9. Ruth Dudley
- 10. Christina Jordan
- 11. Mathilde Broberg
- 12. Shannon Covert
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- PORTION CONTROL
- DITCH SAUCE TO GET SAUCY
- ‘The Real’ host, Jeannie Mai filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years after emotionally breaking her silence about the sad situation on an episode of the show. See the tearful video here.
- Jeannie Mai Shares Boob Sweat Hack For The Golden Globes
- 21 Weight Loss Transformations That Prove the Struggle Was so Worth the Result
1. Jennifer Edwards
15 Jennifer Edwards piled on the pounds while at university, but now she’s a fitness inspiration to many 15 Jennifer also overhauled her diet, switching to one more heavy in proteinCredit: Caters News Agency
A singer who tipped the scales at 18 STONE wrote her weight on her hand every day to shock herself into shedding the pounds… and now she’s doing bikini contests.
Jennifer Edwards, from New York, who piled on the pounds as a student, was in denial until she was kicked off a roller-coaster for being “too wide to ride”.
Forced to face the truth, the 26-year-old hired a personal trainer and overhauled her diet, which helped her to lose five-and-a-half stone.
To complete her incredible transformation, the trained jazz singer had 1.2 stone of excess skin removed six months ago.
2. Haley Smith
15 Haley lost SEVEN stone and is much trimmer and healthier than she was when her boyfriend proposed View this post on Instagram
Tomorrow I start a week trial of a boxing club. I’m so scared, but I’m excited to push my limits! I’ll keep y’all posted on how it goes!
Haley Smith, 24, Texas, felt humiliated when she saw her “embarrassing” proposal photos which reduced her to tears.
At the time she weighed a whopping 19.8 stone and she was horrified by her size when their specially commissioned engagement snaps came back.
Haley vowed to slim down in time for her wedding, so took up running and swapped her junk-food diet for plenty of fruit and veg.
She has since shed seven stone and now works as a fitness guru and Instagram model.
3. Tiffaney Anderson
15 Tiffaney Anderson’s fast food addiction saw her tip the scales at 29st 7lb… before she decided to change her life
An obese mum who gorged on eight McDonald’s every morning and spent over a thousand pounds on takeaways in a month has unveiled her incredible transformation.
Tiffaney Anderson, 26, from Utah, USA, tipped the scales at 29st 7lbs thanks to a fast food addiction that saw her consume 11,000 calories of burgers, pizzas and sugary drinks every day.
The full-time mum of two, who says her traumatic childhood led her to overeat, underwent a gastric sleeves operation and a mini gastric bypass after her weight triggered a stroke.
Now Tiffaney is unrecognisable after shedding 17st and is fundraising to help pay for surgery to remove her excess skin.
4. Jen Atkin
15 Jen Atkin lost an incredible eight stone after ditching her diet of takeaways and junk food 15 Jen regularly takes high-intensity classes and goes spinningCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
When Jen Atkin was dumped by her fiancé nine months before their wedding, she could have hit the biscuit tin – but instead she hit the gym.
Over the next two years, Jen lost eight stone, going from 17st 5lb to 9st 5lb and from a size 22 to size ten.
The 24-year-old sees it as the ultimate revenge — and she has now found love again with someone who shares her passion for exercise.
5. Brenna Alexander
15 Brenna has since shared snaps of her impressive weight loss journey on InstagramCredit: MEDIA DRUM WORLD 15 Brenna has slimmed down her size 26 frame to a svelte size 10Credit: MEDIA DRUM WORLD
A woman shed an impressive five-and-a-half stone in just 18 months after she was “fat shamed” by her doctor.
Brenna Alexander, 34, was warned that her 17st 12lbs bulk was impacting on her health.
The Minneapolis super-slimmer cut-back on eating out and now enjoys home-cooked meals.
Doing strength training and cardio five times a week has also helped Brenna on her weight loss journey.
Since speaking with her GP, she’s toned her size 26 body to a svelte size 10.
6. Bridie Ritchie
15 Bridie managed to shed 9.5 stone ahead of her wedding day
An obese bride-to-be who weighed in at a hefty 21 STONE dropped half her size to fit into a size 12 wedding gown.
Bridie Ritchie, 21, from Queensland, Australia, managed to shed a whopping 9.5 stone after ballooning to a dress size 24 because of her love of sugary and high-fat junk food.
With the help of gastric surgery, she managed to shed an impressive 9.5 stone ahead of her wedding day.
To maintain her svelte figure, Bridie now enjoys home-cooked meals and makes sure she always has healthy snacks on hand.
7. Hayley Bienert
15 Hayley has gone from a size 18-20 to a trim 8-10Credit: Media Drum World
A woman who piled on the pounds after being fat-shamed by her now ex-husband when he was drunk shed more than six-and-a-half-stone to achieve the perfect revenge body.
Kennel supervisor Hayley Bienert, 27, from California described herself as always being a “little bit chubby” and struggled in a toxic relationship with her ex-husband who would constantly put her down.
This destructive cycle drove Hayley to binge eat and causing her to balloon to 16st 3lbs and a size 18-20.
The fitness aficionado has swapped junk and sugar for meals packed with lean turkey, chicken, fish and vegetables. She is now a super fit 10st 5lbs and a UK size 8-10.
8. Courtney Maguire
15 Courtney reached 22 stone and struggled with health problems before she decided to make a change
A woman who weighed 22 stone and was so large only FAT FETISHISTS wanted to date her has lost 11 stone 7 pounds – then celebrated her new figure by getting a boob job.
Courtney Maguire, 30 from Houston in Texas, USA, battled alcoholism and food addictions and was 22 stone at her heaviest.
After giving up booze, the superslimmer also vowed to reduce her portion sizes.
She stuck to a strict diet plan and began exercising regularly, managing to lose 11 stone 7lbs.
9. Ruth Dudley
15 Ruth Dudley was a size 28, 25st 7lb plus-size vlogger, proud of her curves
Vlogger Ruth Dudley has been making videos on plus-sized fashion for years.
At her heaviest, the online star was a size 28, tipping the scales at 25st 7lb.
But after a crushing pre-diabetes diagnosis, Ruth knew she had to get healthy.
After ditching the two litres of fizzy orange she drank every day and cutting back on junk food, she now weighs a healthy 11st 8lb.
10. Christina Jordan
15 Christina now gives fitness advice to other slimmers on her Instagram page
A 19 stone woman who was fat-shamed at Disneyland and refused entry to a ride lost half her body weight and now gives fitness tutorials online.
Christina Jordan, 34, was on a family trip to the theme park in California when she was told she couldn’t go on a Indiana Jones roller coaster because the seat belt didn’t fit.
The mortifying moment forced the mum-of-three from Arizona to change her life – and lose 9 stone 7lbs.
The transformation prompted her to inspire other and she now shares her fitness and diet tips on her Instagram page, fitbodyweightloss.
She has also trained as a nutritionist, she has gained thousands of followers online, making her a social media star.
11. Mathilde Broberg
15 With a BMI of 40.6 – doctors recommend 18.5-25 – Mathilde was clinically obese
A dangerously overweight student transformed herself into a sportswear model after shedding half her body weight by only eating her food with a teaspoon.
Mathilde Broberg, 21, from Denmark, cut back from a massive 3,500 calorie a day diet and gorging on dinners big enough for two people in order to drop the weight.
Her reality check came when she was turned away from a rollercoaster ride as she was too big to enjoy the attraction as she could barely fit the seat harness around herself.
She then vowed to ditch her favourite snacks including crisps, chocolate and sweet treats and managed to lose nine stone of the course of the following four years.
She now weighs in at just 10st 5lbs and, after splashing out on a tummy tuck to remover her excess skin, has become a sportswear and catalogue model.
12. Shannon Covert
15 Shannon was completely addicted to takeaways, tipping the scales at 26 stone
A former binge eater waved goodbye to 15 stone and her HUSBAND because she claims he couldn’t handle the amount of attention she received after her weight loss.
Shannon Covert, 30, tipped the scales at more than 26 STONE at her heaviest due to her unhealthy diet which involved scoffing 10 takeaways a week.
She began her weight loss journey in June 2014, weighing 26st 5lbs, and had her gastric sleeve surgery in January 2015.
Shannon achieved her goal weight of 11st 8lbs in November 2015 and has since been maintaining her weight and continuing to tone her new figure.
But according to her, her partner couldn’t cope with her dramatic transformation and Shannon left him in January 2016.
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‘The Real’ host, Jeannie Mai filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years after emotionally breaking her silence about the sad situation on an episode of the show. See the tearful video here.
How sad! The Real host Jeannie Mai, 38, officially filed for divorce from husband, Freddy Harteis, on Oct. 23 and tearfully opened up about the difficult situation on the show just days after initial reports surfaced. “To this day, I mean it honestly, he’s the best man I know,” she said to her co-hosts and audience while trying to control her emotions. ” I married him because he’s like my dad. He’s very loyal, he’s very compassionate, so funny, an awesome guy and in our 13 years of being together there was never any lies, no betrayal, no cheating, nothing.” Jeannie’s co-hosts offered their support while she made her public announcement and even attempted to make a joke about taking Freddy’s side to cheer her up. See some of the best photos of Jeannie and Mai during their marriage here.
The couple got married in 2007 after a couple years of dating and they had no children. Jeannie is asking the court to refuse Freddy of any right to spousal support but wants the ability to request support herself, according to The Blast. The reason given for the divorce is irreconcilable differences, but after Jeannie’s public words about the matter, it appears they are parting on good terms and continue to have respect for each other.
Jeannie became a co-host of The Real in 2013 along with Tamera Mowry, 39, Loni Love, 46, Adrienne Bailon, 34, and former co-host Tamar Braxton, 40. Freddy became the host of the hunting show, Hollywood Hunter in 2011. We are wishing the best to Jeannie and Freddy at this challenging time.
HollywoodLifers, what are your thoughts on Jeannie’s divorce? Tell us your opinions in the comments below.
Awards season is finally here, you guys! The 74th Annual Golden Globes will air live on Sunday, January 8, and we couldn’t be more excited.
To get extra pumped for the show, Elite Daily sat down with celebrity stylist Jeannie Mai to discuss what we can expect from this year’s red carpet looks.
Jeannie Mai is best known for hosting the Emmy-award winning show, “How Do I Look?,” and her current daytime talk show, “The Real.”
The 38-year-old fashion guru will be at the Golden Globes this Sunday and is looking forward to chatting with all the hottest stars. Because she’s also a celebrity stylist, she knows a thing or two about how to look your best and kill it on the carpet.
Have you ever wondered why every celebrity looks absolutely perfect even when there’s horrible lighting? Why is no one sweating? And how Natalie Portman’s hair always looks so amazing?
For starters, Mai addressed the biggest concern on the table: sweating.
I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t need to be hot out for me to sweat. It could be freezing cold and I’ll still have pit stains or sweat between my cleavage.
Oh yes, the boob sweat is real. But don’t worry ladies, Mai has all the answers. She told me,
One issue a lot of women and men get is obviously nerves and anxiousness and just getting hot… sometimes it’s really hot under the bright lights so sweating is a problem, whether it’s under the pits, between cleaveage or between joints like under your knees when you’re crossing your legs.
YOU MEAN MERYL STREEP SWEATS? I feel you, girl, we’re in this together. Mai continued,
So a big tip… is to spray deodorant underneath your knees, between all the crevices… spraying deodorant right between the cleavage helps to matt it down… it works wonders.
Woah, woah, woah. So deodorant isn’t just for under my pits? Who knew! Mai has a few extra tricks. She added,
For men who have heavy sweating underneath their pits – putting a sweat guard there really helps. I even went as far as putting panty liners inside the pits of the armpits – you need something to absorb so patches don’t show up in pictures.
Duly noted. Thanks for the advice, girl!
In terms of what else we can expect from the Golden Globes, Mai is confident it’ll be an evening unlike any other. She told us,
It might be one of my most favorite red carpets because it’s so classic. Whatever you wear to the Golden Globes cannot look like something you wear anywhere else. It’s the kickoff to the entire awards show season, it’s the start of the year, it’s recognizing such huge onscreen talent… and legendly films we’ll remember for the rest of our life. So because of that, the attire is… very breathtaking… It’s not about being edgy or being too risk-taking – its about being classic, timeless… effervescent.
So what’s Jeannie Mai planning on wearing on the big night? She said,
I’m thinking between a ballgown, a chiffon draped dress and a really beaded classic over the top Golden Globes piece.
Can’t go wrong with that!
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