How I lost the weight

Seven readers’ weight-loss stories

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Going vegan
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Going vegan

Rugby player Alex Holguin lost 50 pounds on a plant-based diet.

Paleo diet
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Paleo diet

Anthony D’Amato lost more than 200 pounds on a low-carb Paleo diet.

Doing Insanity
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Doing Insanity

Plain White T's drummer De’Mar Hamilton followed the Insanity fitness-at-home program and dropped five pants sizes in six months.

Running races
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Running races

Ariel Trocino lost 50 pounds running 5Ks and 10Ks.

Hot yoga
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Hot yoga

Kevin Michelini lost 35 pounds with hot yoga, and then became an instructor.

Weight Watchers
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Weight Watchers

Dani Holmes-Kirk says the program’s a positive lifestyle change.

Bootcamp
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Bootcamp

Erin Shea lost 25 pounds with intense bootcamp.

TOC’s Biggest Loser?
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TOC’s Biggest Loser?

Editor-in-chief Frank Sennett finally gets serious about getting in shape with Downsize Fitness.

Secret tips from a Weight Watcher
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Secret tips from a Weight Watcher

Try these tasty and surprisingly healthy foods.

Choosing healthy restaurant foods
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Choosing healthy restaurant foods

The foods we think are healthy are often worse than foods we really crave.

The gyms list
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The gyms list

Break a sweat at these Chicago-area facilities.