Tips on losing weight for the BIG day!!

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I’d recommend a combination of cardio and weights. Its tempting just to hit the cardio as this gives you the feeling you are working hard and burning fat, which it is to an extent, but lifting weights also burns fat. When you lift weights you are building a small amount of muscle (don’t worry about having manly looking muscles, this won’t happen unless you are lifting crazy heavy and taking supplements) Once this muscle grows it feeds off your fat to survive, thus burning the fat.

Cardio wise choose whichever machine or method suits you and that you enjoy the most (running, biking, rowing etc). Weight wise I like to use dumbbells and kettle bells. Have a look on google for exercises with these weights, you can choose certain exercises which target your problem areas.

Try to keep it fun and don’t bother doing anything you hate or you will just lose interest and give up. Also build everything up slowly, don’t push yourself too hard or again you will get fed up and give up.

 

I hope this helped a little and good luck on your weight loss

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

are you sure twelve weeks is enough time? i wouldnt want you to go in cardiac arrest. i will decline from making any suggestions. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Cutting out sugar, fried food,  heavy condiments, sweets, & late night snacking is so important.  Also, like the PP said, weights are important.  They make you lose inches. If you can afford it, I highly recommend getting some sessions with a trainer. I did it, even though I’ve been an athlete & working out for years, & it really helped me. They are motivating, they just tell you what to do so you don’t have to think while you’re working out, & they help you with your former so that you’re getting the most out of each movement & exercise. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

12 weeks is enough time. Just eat less and eat right. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I increased my water consumption, cut down on cheese and bread (not cut out though, just cut back), and got to the gym 3-4 times per week.  I felt great by my big day, not deprived 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

12 weeks is a good amount of time to make a change.

Don’t focus on “losing weight”.  The scale is NOT your friend.  A tape measure and a mirror are.

Focus on building muscle.  For every additional 5lbs of muscle you add to your body, you’ll burn about 50 extra calories/day.  Eat healthy, eat frequently.  Focus on having protein with your vegetables and fruits (as you’ll feel fuller longer, and sustain insulin levels better).

Avoid – pop (regular and diet), sugar, white carbs, anything deep fried.

You can do this!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What is your diet like? Losing weight is 80% clean eating and 20% exercise. How much time do you have to exercise? 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Beeee13:  I did the Whole30 in the month leading up to my wedding and it worked well for me, I’m 5’8″ and went from around 133 lbs to 127.  That is not a healthy amount of weight to lose in 30 days by any means but I’d made the mistake of doing the Whole 30 in the month leading up to my dress fitting so I needed to get back to that size to fit in the dress.  But I can only recommend it because I wasn’t in a position to want to lose weight for health or on a long-term basis.  I was back to my normal weight by the end of the honeymoon.

http://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/ here it is.  It is strick, restrictive, and downright painful.  One day I literally cried over a chicken breast, I’m a carb lover, this diet crushed my soul.  I’m happy with my wedding photos but the hubs made me promise I’d never do it again, evidently I was a wee bit moody 😉

Post # 10
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Newbee

jennmariee:  The Whole 30 program seems to be exactly like the anti-candida diet which I went on to clear up a thyroid problem which was stopping me lose weight. I went on it for 4 weeks being super-strict and lost 10kg in one month. My friends said I looked fantastic, and I even lost my double chin.

Unfortunately I did not follow this diet for the 30 days before my wedding! 🙂 So I concentrated on going to the gym only and only lost about 3.5kg over the 3 months before I got married. My arms looked good though.

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