Try it Now: What Would You Look Like After Losing Weight?

By Mike Howard

Imagine what you would look like if you lost 20 pounds?

Please wait while the image below loads. Once it’s loaded you can click anywhere on the image to choose how much weight to lose.

To upload your own image click on “Upload”.

How does this rank on the motivation scale?

It is far more personal and realistic than trying to aspire to some naturally and/or artificially slim celebrity.

Obviously this won’t be an America’s Most Wanted quality rendition, but the cropping on the examples look realistic enough. And if it doesn’t, it’s free – get over it!

Can this be damaging?

These weight altering apps could possibly be damaging if they distort photographs to an unrealistic level.

Some people have naturally more rounded faces. To achieve the thin face, dangerously low weight may have to be obtained in order to make it reality.

Have you tried this? What was your opinion? Did it motivate you?


  1. pure clarity

    I didn’t check out this app, but reading the post encouraged me to share something I found after I successfully lost 33 pounds (which was about 25% of my weight at the start.) When (not if) you reach your goal, you are going to have to buy an entirely new wardrobe. I don’t know why I didn’t expect this, but it came as a total shock to me. I thought I’d just fit into clothes that no longer fit, but as the weight continued to come off, I found that NOTHING I owned fit because it was all too big. That might not seem like such a big problem to have – and it’s not, except financially – but it can really mess with you emotionally if you are not ready to accept how great of a change you have made. I alternated between excited and terrified. Decided that I’d stick with excited :o) And proud.

  2. mercy

    i need a site to comment on how i lose my weighti need a site to comment on how i lose my weight

  3. Danielle

    This doesn’t actually show you what you would look like if you lost weight. To be accurate it needs to ask bone size, measurements, shape and so on. This just takes the body part of the picture smooshes it on the sides to look more narrow.

  4. asa

    wher does my photo go??? please dont be one of those sites that take our pics and abuse them

  5. samentha devan

    thanks so much:) now that i know that i could probably look this way it has really motivated me to achieve my goal weight

  6. shawn

    Shut the eff up! anything that will boost my motivation whether it is real or not is a good thing. do your own program.

  7. Jamie Allen

    I can’t seem to lose weight what I lose seems to come back 3 times the amount I lost like for example if I lose 5 pounds and eat a small amount of candy or and piece of food I gain 15 pounds I need help big big time now I weight about 210 pounds I never us to weight this much until I got on depot.Even when I got off of it I still kept gaining weight.HELP

  8. Blobarella

    Sorry… I have to go against the grain here and say I think this kind of tool is a load of crap. It feeds on the exact insecurities that often cause unhealthy eating behaviors in the first place.

    We shouldn’t be obsessing on the way we LOOK, we should be focused on the way we FEEL. We need to create positive associations with food, as opposed to negative ones about our body. And the only way to feel good about what you eat is to eat healthy food that nourishes you — not starve yourself so you can fit into your “skinny jeans” again.

    In the meantime, good luck with your healthy eating plans, everyone!

  9. Heather

    I did that but it was a very inaccurate for me… Probably because it doesn’t know how weight shows on you where you lose weight, etc… it showed me after losing all the weight I needed to as the exact same size except slightly smaller legs and much smaller boobs… nothing in the waist or face…

  10. MM

    I tried this out. All it does (but does quite well) is what you can do in Photoshop. I noticed that they reduced the size of my loose trousers and part of my scarf, but they do nothing to the face – see the example you give. Apparently the double chin is there to stay!

  11. Jac

    This is absolutely fabulous! I think it could be a HUGE motivation! I sent in my photo today and can’t wait to hear back from them!

  12. Mike

    WOW! what a great motivational tool. I really believe that this would give people that extra push!

  13. Aaron Rivera

    awesome just awesome lol 😉

  14. Cari from ditch diets

    I take it they don’t show any additional wrinkles???? Actually this reminds me of the many years when I used to stick a picture of my face onto someone elses body and visualize becoming that. Aaah…. but I do remember that it motivated me for a short while!