(Closed) no dieting brides to be?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: are you a dieting bride to be?
    Yes because I want to look my best on the day : (42 votes)
    48 %
    no I'm happy with my curves! : (45 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I have honestly never dieted in my life.

    I don’t believe in diets… how can anyone expect that temporarily changing their eating habits will cause a permanent change in weight or appearance? It just doesn’t work that way.

    When I make a change to my eating habits, it’s intended to be a permanent improvement, so it’s never anything dramatic (count calories, dramatically cut carbs, skip meals, chocolate is absolutely forbidden …. nothing like that! None of those can be permanent, so what’s the point of them? If people lose weight in those ways, it’s bound to be in the yo-yo way. What’s the point of that…messing up my metabolism? No thanks).

    So, because I’ve already been working hard at having a healthy eating lifestyle for a long time now, my eating habits have not changed since we got engaged.

    However, I want to lose a few pounds and tone up a bit before my wedding (ideally. If I don’t, I don’t, I know I’m “good enough” right now and would be “good enough” if I were 30 lbs heavier too). Since my eating habits are already very good, I have to look at what’s causing me to be a bit out of shape: I’m too sedentary 🙁 lately, I really am not as active as I should be for my health, and that’s what shows, in my figure. So, I need to exercise a bit more. Nothing neurotic… just to a healthy level. So I’ve been starting to do that more.

    You know your own health habits that are not ideal… I suggest you just focus on correcting them… the wedding is not the “end goal,” you want to be healthy and fit for life, right? But since the wedding is coming up, maybe it gives you a little extra motivation to say “coca-cola is not my friend. I don’t even really like the taste that much. I’m going to see if I can gradually eventually permanently eliminate it from my food habits” (or whatever the bad habits you identify are). But it should be in self-loving, gentle way, and for “yourself,” (for your whole life) not for “your wedding.”

    Post # 4
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m dieting! But not to look “skinny” or fit anything, to be healthy. I am overweight, but I am happy with myself and my curves. What I’m not happy with is feeling sluggish or cranky because of the things I’m putting into my body or the lack of exersize that I think everyone needs. 

    Post # 5
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I don’t diet, and didn’t before my wedding. I happen to love my body and so does my husband, so I didn’t see any need to change it. I’ve always eaten healthy (most vegetarian) food, don’t drink or eat a lot of sweets or junk food. I have been trying to get more exercise just for general health reasons, but I don’t bother adjust my eating habits.

    Post # 6
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I cant answer this. I have made changing in my life, making a lot in 2013, which have to do with my diet and my physical activity. 

    I can honestly say it has NOTHING to do with my wedding. In fact i have held back a bit because i am scared to lose weight for fear i wont fit in my dress.  I feel fine with the curve i have now.  But i want to get fit. I think i am more forcused on being fit for our honeymoon in January and for when we start TTC. 

    I just want a healthy and active lifestyle, the wedding just happens to fall in this timeline. 

    Post # 7
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t really diet, and I doubt I will before the wedding.  However, I do maintain an overall healthy lifestyle.  I eat a lot of lean meats, whole grains, and fresh fruits and veggies.  I do eat junk food sometimes, but I often feel sluggy after eating fatty food, so I’ve been avoiding it lately.  I also exercise about 4-5 times per week.  I’ve found a healthy balance for myself that can be maintained long-term, and that’s really the goal of any weight loss endeavor.  Sadly, there is no one diet that will work for everyone or that will have lasting results.


    I’d start by making some small food/drink changes – such as cutting down on soft drinks, or eating out one less time per week, or packing some healthy options for lunches.  As these things become integrated into your daily life, it’ll be easier to pile on more healthy changes.  Exercising also helps because when I exercise I crave healthier and more filling foods rather than greasy/fatty foods. 

    Post # 8
    7992 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I’ve been on and off diets all my life. I’ve been working out pretty hard since September… since then, however, I have gained over 7lb! I’m hoping it’s muscle… but the only real difference I can see is that I’m more or less the same size, but a lot more buff and muscular!

    Still bummed that I gained weight on a calorie controlled diet and intense exercise plan though…

    Post # 10
    1132 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Hey date twin! I’m assuming you will be having fittings soon or have done so already. Just relax, you bought a dress you love and look great in so dont stress about it. I’m sure you look amazing. I’ve been losing weight for 2 years (way before I got engaged – this is a lifestyle change) and now I have to be careful not to lose too much more because I’ve had my final fitting already since I’m moving at the end of next month and couldn’t do them closer to the wedding. Just be healthy and happy and try to maintain your weight after the final fitting. If you want to lose weight for YOU (not for your wedding) afterwards, then you can pick up again where you left off.




    Post # 11
    2437 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @smallstuff:  I did not diet. I am naturally thin, but i was a little out of shape when i went dress shopping . when i tried dresses on i told myself that if i had to order up i would. i didn’t want the stress of dieting.

    Post # 12
    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Dieting, no. Trying to eat healthier and exercise more, yes.

    Post # 13
    8526 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i eat healthy and exercise anyway, so i am not dieting.

    i am a triathlete, so i usually gain 5-10ish lbs of winter weight which is normal, but burn it off as soon as I start getting into serious training.  though i won’t have time to train like i have in previous years, i think i will just lose most of the winter weight because of all the swimming, biking, running etc that i plan to do to keep me sane.

    when i bought my dress, the lady told me not to gain any weight. i laughed in my head when she told me this.




    Post # 14
    47 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Waterville Estate, Trinidad

    I’m not dieting. Since I was 5 I’ve been a vegetarian and normally eat healthy due to the tone set in our house so dieting does not make sense for me. However, I have included more exercise into my daily routine and I’m loving it. I’ve been losing the weight at a good rate but don’t want to be too thin (love my body). I’m medium sized and a bit overweight. My Fiance says:

    “Babe, it’s ok if you want to lose weight but do not be too small. I want some meat on those bones to hold”.


    Enough said………Wink

    Post # 15
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ve been trying to eat healthier and work out regularly. Yes, the wedding is motivation for that, BUT it’s something that I need to do anyway.

    Post # 16
    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’ve been looking at my upcoming wedding as the push I needed to get back on the healthy eating and exercise train!  I used to run and bike all the time, didn’t eat junk food, etc., and when I started working full time I picked up some bad habits.  I want to feel my best on my wedding day, and I’m definitely on my way!

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