Almost everyone needs a little motivation here and there to keep themselves on track when it comes to weight loss and eating healthy. The women in these photos have clearly worked hard to accomplish such great weight loss success. Aside from seeing the women's before and after photos, you will also learn their age and the amount of weight they have lost. Each woman offers a bit of advice that helped them shed the pounds. These inspiring before and after weight loss photos were provided by Shape. Remember, if you're taking any medications and starting a new weight loss plan, consult with your doctor.

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Buyi Zama

Age: 33

Pounds Lost: 55

Weight Loss Tip: "I used to think I hated skim milk. But after trying it in my cereal for just two weeks, I became a convert. It's crazy how quickly your taste buds can adapt."

Smart for Life Tip: Use zero-calorie Zilch creamer in your cereal to cut down on fat, sugar, and calories.

Amanda Fulfer

Age: 39

Pounds Lost: 180

Weight Loss Tip: “I was piling my plate high and finishing every bite—and then some. So I signed up for a meal-delivery service for four months, which was long enough for me to learn portion control.”

Smart for Life Tip: If you're trying to lose weight but find it very difficult to control your portions, try the Cookie Diet. You will eat 6 cookies a day and then lean protein and non-starchy vegetables for dinner. Our guide explains how to portion your dinner so that you eat the perfect amount.

Dana Bland

Age: 40

Pounds Lost: 190

Weight Loss Tip: “When dining out, I always ask if the chef can make my meal without butter or oil. Even healthy-sounding dishes can be bathed in grease.”

Smart for Life Tip: There are many substitutes for butter and oil. Instead of pouring oil into a pan to cook your food, spray the pan with zero-calorie, non-stick cooking spray. Instead of using traditional butter, which is high in calories and fat, try using different zero-calorie butter substitutes.

Terri Beach

Age: 50

Pounds Lost: 50

Weight Loss Tip: “I used to pick on fruit, yogurt, and crackers for lunch, but I’d snack all afternoon. I started bringing brown rice, chicken, spinach, and beans to work, which kept me full longer.”

Smart for Life Tip: Fruit contains a lot of sugar, which will only make you more hungry. By making sure your lunch contains protein and fiber, you won't feel the need to snack before dinner. Lean protein and vegetables are the best way to go!

Sandrelle Aguirre

Age: 39

Pounds Lost: 77

Weight Loss Tip: “Every day I ask myself, ‘What’s my motivation?’ Remembering why you want to lose weight makes all the hard work seem worthwhile while you’re waiting for results.”