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Success Story: User Loses 22 Pounds in 6 Months with Intermittent Fasting

Read about a Reddit user's 6-month weight journey and learn how intermittent fasting helped break through a plateau.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'11" male showing a weight reduction from 183 pounds to 161 pounds. A respectable loss of 22 pounds.
M/35/5’11” [183lbs > 161lbs] 6 months in. Beginning IMF to push through plateau. Suggestions welcome.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

The Beginning

Like many others, the Reddit user [deleted] had been struggling with weight loss. At 5'11'' and 183 pounds, he knew it was time to make a change. Determined to take control of his health, he began tracking his food and exercising regularly. Within six months, he had lost 22 pounds.

The Plateau

However, after a few months, the user found himself stuck in a plateau. Despite his best efforts, the numbers on the scale refused to budge. That's when he decided to try intermittent fasting (IMF) as a way to break through the plateau.

IMF Benefits

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you alternate between periods of eating and fasting. Some people choose to fast for a full 24 hours, while others fast for shorter periods of time. The user found that IMF not only helped him break through his plateau, but it also improved his digestion and energy levels.

Suggestions Welcome

While the user found success with IMF, he acknowledges that it may not work for everyone. He encourages others to try different weight loss methods and to find what works best for their body. In his Reddit post, he asks for suggestions on how to continue his weight loss journey.


This success story proves that with determination, hard work, and a willingness to try new things, weight loss is achievable. While intermittent fasting worked for this Reddit user, it may not be the right method for everyone. It's important to listen to your body and find what works best for you.

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Madeleine Smith

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Madeleine is passionate about empowering individuals with the information and tools they need to transform their bodies and lives.