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16 Year Old Girl Loses 40 Pounds in 4 Months: a Weight Loss Journey

Read about how a 16-year-old girl lost 40 pounds in 4 months including tips, challenges and support from reddit community.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'5" female showing a fat loss from 190 pounds to 150 pounds. A total loss of 40 pounds.
A picture of a 5'5" female showing a fat loss from 190 pounds to 150 pounds. A total loss of 40 pounds.
f/16 5'5 190-150 (4 months)
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Specialsnowflake23, a 16-year-old girl, shares her weight loss journey on reddit. She went from 190 pounds to 150 pounds in just four months. Though critics warn that losing 40 pounds in four months can be hazardous, many were inspired by her journey. The reddit community showed their support and shared tips on how she can continue her weight loss journey.

Lifestyle Changes

Specialsnowflake23 shared that she began by changing her eating habits. She started counting calories and decreased her daily calorie intake to 1200. Cutting down on sugary drinks and processed food and eating more fruits and vegetables also played a significant role. Additionally, she incorporated exercise into her routine such as running, biking, and walking daily. Overall, she focused on a healthy and well-rounded lifestyle.


Specialsnowflake23 shared that the biggest challenge she faced was staying motivated. She credits reddit with providing her with the motivation and support she needed. On her bad days, she would turn to her support system on reddit for encouragement. She also faced struggles such as feeling demotivated when she didn't see immediate results or feeling self-conscious exercising in public.


The reddit community provided tips, advice, and words of encouragement. They suggested incorporating strength training such as lifting weights into her exercise routine. Additionally, they shared advice on positive self-talk and setting realistic goals. Others advised against comparing oneself to others and finding what works best for their body. Finally, they cautioned specialsnowflake23 to be careful and prioritize her health above all else.


Specialsnowflake23's weight loss journey is an inspiration to many. Her determination and commitment to a healthy lifestyle allowed her to lose 40 pounds in just four months. She has shown that with perseverance and a support system, one can achieve their goals. While her journey may not work for everyone, her story encourages others to try and find what works best for them.

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.