Monday, September 9, 2013
Amazing Weight Loss Time-Lapse
26-year-old Amanda lost 88 pounds and made a time-lapse GIF that shows her body transformation in just seconds. She began taking photos of herself in 2011 as a way to stay on track her progress in losing weight.
Amanda said on ABC News interview: "I knew that I had to start somewhere. I figured if I did it [took pictures] at least once a month, at the end of however long it took, I would have this really cool end product."
She started it weighing 222 pounds. She started eating a high-protein diet, controlled her food portions and perform moderate exercise. She lost 88 pounds in one year and has kept it off.
"I don't think I was actually prepared for the amount of emotional investment," Amanda said. "People bare their souls when they want to take back their health."
Her gallery of weight-loss photos garnered nearly three million views online and inspired a fellow Reddit user to create the GIF that has everyone buzzing.
"The waist got smaller. The bustline got bigger. The neckline got smaller," Dr. Jen Ashton, ABC News' senior medical contributor, said of Amanda's physical changes.
"But the more significant changes actually occur inside our bodies," she said. "Changes to one's sense of self, to one's physiology [and] to one's internal metabolism."