O no!! I’m so sorry, with being this close you don’t need anything else to stress you out! No worries, though, it will be fine!!
Like PP have said, it’s completely doable! Cut carbs, soda and anything other than water, sugar, salt, any and all junk food, and anything processed. Basically, when you go into the grocery store, stay away from the inside aisles and stick to the outside. Buy fresh fruits and vegies, lean meats like chicken or fish, eggs and drink a lot of water. You can buy frozen meat or produce but just make sure it’s not breaded, fried, or dripping in sauces. Nuts are great to snack on and if they are raw or lightly seasoned, that’s really good to eat. Planter’s has differently flavored almonds and cashews and they are so good. Eat 3 meals a day with 2 snacks because you need to eat every couple hours to keep your metabolism going but make sure your portions are smaller; don’t overeat. A great way to jazz up your food is putting it on the grill. Season them with some low cal marinade or just olive oil and maybe your fav seasoning(mine is cajun) and pop it on the grill! Grill your meats, vegies, fruit…kabobs are really fun and taste so good! Make fresh salsa and use celery or another vegie as your chip. You can get carrot “chips” that are just sliced different and I use them a lot for fresh dips. Salads are great and to jazz them up, buy the mixed greens and just put all your fav vegies in it. Be careful with dressing and how much you use! I like just putting a fresh salsa or pico on mine or whatever I used to marinade my meat. If you love sandwishes, do lettuce wraps. If you have to go out to eat, do grilled meats and vegetable (watch the sauces). Coffee is fine, the caffeine will help with your energy level and it actually curbs yor appetite some; be careful, though. If you need sweets, eat grapes, pineapple, mango…I’ve learned that exotic fruit seem more like to a treat to me. For ice cream lovers, try putting low fat or cal cool whip in the freezer and whnever you just need that bite of something sweet, have a bite of that. 15 cals and all is good, just dn’t eat the whole tub! Frozen yogurt is a good treat and I would say reward yourself midway as your I’m almost there!
The other BIG component is exercie. If you don’t have a normal routine, just get out and go walking! Make sure you’re walking briskly and not just strolling and over the course of this week and next week, add time and hills to change it up. Go swimming, play tennis or basketball, jog, go the gym and do a class, do light weight training and cardio, walk your dog more…anything and everything to get active!
You can do this and while I don’t like “diets” persay, this is a little different and super short term. It’s only for 13 more days and if you want to be comfortable in your gown, you can do this! Keep it up!! Hang in there and just keep your eye on the gown 🙂 You got this!!