Before and after photos documenting a woman’s weight loss journey have gone viral online.
The photos are posted in reddit‘s “Made Me Smile” forum by you/Dittoditto1, who wrote: “My weight loss this year. I feel pretty good!” The post has garnered 37,000 upvotes and hundreds of comments from stunned Redditors congratulating its success. You can view them here†
The first photo, believed to have been taken in January, shows u/Dittoditto1 weighing 345 pounds. The second and third show u/Dittoditto1 at her current weight – 265 pounds.
In response to a commenter who asked you/Dittoditto1 what motivated her to lose weight, she wrote: “Honest answer. I knew it was going to get bad but ignored it until one day I found an old tablet (about 4 years) which I used to sign to I forgot the password but luckily it had facial recognition… Until I tried to use it and the device said it didn’t recognize me and locked me out It was the tummy tuck I needed .”
To achieve her goals, u/Dittoditto1 followed the keto diet and did cardio.
What is a Keto Diet?
The ketogenic (keto) diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet.
“It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbohydrates puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis,” Health line explained† “When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can provide energy for the brain.”
According to some health experts, the diet has been shown to effectively reduce and prevent seizures, cause weight loss, and improve “insulin sensitivity.” That said, there are also some negative side effects of the diet, including constipation, high cholesterol, and flu-like symptoms, among others.
“The keto diet is a fad diet, meaning it works until it stops working. You can lose weight fast, but it’s not a healthy weight loss solution,” said Roxana Ehsani, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition. and Dietetics. told before News week. “If you’re looking for a healthy way to lose weight, work with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) instead.”
However, despite all the potential negative side effects, u/Dittoditto1 said she felt great since she lost weight through the diet.
“I’m more active, joined an adult sports league, sleep better, have a boyfriend and am a lot happier overall,” she wrote in the comment section of her post.
Redditor comments: ‘Killing It!’
Many commentators were impressed with u/Dittoditto1’s results and congratulated her on all the hard work. Some even said they were shocked to learn that she weighs 265 pounds.
“Killing!” exclaimed you/Musicman1810. “Hope you’re feeling great! You look great!”
“You look incredible. You should be so proud of yourself!” u/AshetoAshes7 responded.
“I think she meant 165,” u/No_Joke_9079 said.
u/OkConcentrateNow wrote: “Girl, you must be really tall considering how well you carry 265 pounds.”
u/TrMayerJr added: “No f**king way you’re 265…I mean congratulations, but you look a lot less than 265.”
news week has contacted you/Dittoditto1 for comment.
It turns out that you/Dittoditto1 isn’t the first person to make headlines for their mind-blowing weight loss transformation.
On Tuesday, a Missouri man made headlines for the unveiling how he lost 270 pounds in just one year.