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MTV’s Teen Mom star Amber Portwood took to Twitter on Monday, August 10, to show of her striking weight loss.  The transformation has come after Amber served 17 months in prison for charges related to drugs and domestic violence.

Posting a selfie that shows a slimmed-down face and body, the 25-year-old reality star and mother said, “36 lbs down and 15 more to go…almost at my goal.”

Amber Portwood Weight Loss

A number of her Twitter followers asked about her weight loss methods, which prompted several tips from Amber.

“Cut out bad carbs like sugar and cut down on pasta to start..also try to not eat trans fats,” she tweeted. She told another fan she shed the pounds by “eating healthy and cutting out bad carbs.” 

For many, losing weight is a long-term arduous process.  But for Amber it only took a few months to drop nearly 40 pounds.

“It took about 4 months…but I fell off for a couple weeks,” she confessed.

Portwood has been out of the public eye for a while, so her weight loss was a surprise to many.  Her last major public appearance was in April, when she and fiance, Matt Baier, walked the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards.

Hopefully this transformation is what Amber needs to get her life back on track.  In 2014, Amber admitted that she was a sex-obsessed drug addict.  Her addiction even led to a number of attempted suicides beginning at the young age of 11.

We wish Amber the best!!