Amber Portwood Shares the Secret Behind Her Weight Loss

It's been over two years since she was released from jail, and Amber Portwood is looking healthier and better than ever. She recently opened up about her weight loss journey, and what it took to get to where she is now.


After spending 17 months in jail for drug charges, the Teen Mom OG star was finally ready to turn her life around. Step one, she said, was staying sober. 

She told Cosmopolitan, "What I had to do when I first got out [of jail] was focus on staying sober ... But I always wanted to lose weight and get healthy again. That was my next step."

She continued, "When I started to feel comfortable with my sobriety, I was like, 'Okay, now it's time to go an extra step.' That takes so much out of you that you really have to be dedicated and have the energy to do it."

"I've tried to transform my life into something new since I've been out," Portwood added.

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As of August, the 25-year-old was down 36 pounds, with a goal to lose 15 more. She said that she did it by cutting out bad carbs and making healthier food choices. That same month, she tweeted this adorable picture from Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra's wedding, and she looked amazing!

Way to go, Amber! Her life has done a complete 180 from when we got to know her on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. She was a hawt mess, but she's grown up, and dedicated her life to staying clean and being a good mom to Leah, whom she now shares custody of with ex Gary Shirley.

Amber certainly has a lot to celebrate in her life right now. We wish nothing but more good things for her!


Image via Amber Portwood/Twitter

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