11 Most Inspiring Gastric Bypass Before and After Transformations

Nobody said that losing weight was easy. Whether you're struggling with yo-yo dieting, or you have a health condition that makes losing weight near impossible, you have options beyond traditional weight-loss methods. For some, weight-loss surgery is the best doctor-recommended method for losing weight and keeping it off.

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That's not to say that weight-loss surgeries are the easy way out though. Operations like gastric bypass require lifelong lifestyle changes if they're going to work. The same dedication that is required to go to the gym and work out is put forth by those who have surgery to lose weight. And just as we would applaud those who dropped 100 pounds by walking, we should also cheer for women who shed 100 pounds after gastric bypass through healthy eating.

Dieting—whether you've had weight-loss surgery or not—sure isn't fun, so let's congratulate these brave women who have publicly shared their weight-loss surgery before and after pictures with the world. We've all struggled to lose weight sometimes, and if we put ourselves in these women's shoes, we know all we'd want right now is just their support (and maybe a cheeseburger!). Their stories will inspire everyone on a weight-loss journey, not just those considering gastric bypass surgery.

Scroll through to see the most inspiring gastric bypass before and after photos.