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The Most Helpful Advice a Doctor Ever Gave Me About Losing Weight

Unsurprisingly, it is not "eat less, move more."
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Amber Petty, smiling into the sunlight, photographed by Annie Lesser

Slim Chance: Why Not Do a Photo Shoot While Feeling Fat?

"I had to suck it up and smile for the camera, despite feeling pretty much my worst."
Slim Chance: Joining a Co-Ed Softball League Was a Huge Mistake
September Is the Perfect Time to Lose Weight—Here’s Why (and How to Do It)
The author, Amber Petty

Slim Chance: A Weight-Loss Story You'll Actually Relate To

"I'm going to lose weight, and you get to hear how it happens."
The One Thing That's Sabotaging Your Weight Loss
7 Low-Commitment Ways to Create Healthy Habits That Stick
Losing Weight Became an Unhealthy Obsession—and Everyone Cheered Me On

Losing Weight Became an Unhealthy Obsession—and Everyone Cheered Me On

Improve yourself out of love—not out of self-hate.
The Actually Terrible Things That Happen at "Fat Camp"

The Actually Terrible Things That Happen at "Fat Camp"

My camp made "Heavyweights" look fun.
The One Part of Weight Loss You're Ignoring—and Shouldn't Be
7 Expert-Approved Strategies for Losing Weight (Beyond Just Diet and Exercise)
When Unhealthy Food Is Part of Your Culture, How Do You Lose Weight?

When Unhealthy Food Is Part of Your Culture, How Do You Lose Weight?

"My mom never failed to remind me that I was 'gorda.'"
Woman preparing chicken.

The Accidental Diet That Made Me Feel Amazing—and Lose 20 Pounds

I kept eating, and the pounds kept dropping.
The author, Alexa Pipia
The Struggle to Lose Weight and Be Body-Positive at the Same Time
I Lost 180 Pounds. Here's How I've Kept It Off for 10 Years

I Lost 180 Pounds. Here's How I've Kept It Off for 10 Years

"The list of things I couldn't do because of my size was growing as large as I was."
Jen Jones Donatelli at the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Audition

Why I’ll Never Regret My (Awful) Audition to Be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader

"It was time to hit the gym and go for it—or let go of the dream for good."
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Why Depriving Yourself Is the Worst Thing You Can Do for Your Health

Pretty sure that snacks taste as good as skinny feels.
Kimberly Snyder Gives Us 5 Reasons to Quit Counting Calories for Good
3 Lessons Climbing a Literal Mountain Taught Me About Losing Weight

3 Lessons Climbing a Literal Mountain Taught Me About Losing Weight

Prior to my climb, the only thing I really cared about was making it to the top.
3 Things to Do When You're Not Seeing Results

3 Things to Do When You're Not Seeing Results

If you quit, sure, you’ll feel more comfortable—in the short term.
Man Out of Breath
The Secret to Staying Healthy (Even When You Don't Feel Like It)

The Secret to Staying Healthy (Even When You Don't Feel Like It)

Success happens when we're not in the mood to make a healthy choice but do anyway.

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