This won’t be fun, but tell yourself, “It’s this or alter the dress” every time things get hard.
Drink NOTHING but cold water all day long, and one cup of strong coffee in the morning. The coffee is a good kick to your colon each day. Drink more water when you think you can’t drink anymore. Spritz it with lime or lemon or mint, and you’ll actually push at least a few pounds of water weight out.
Go low carb these next 3 weeks. Have a piece of dry toast in the morning or some bread in the afternoon, a TINY serving of oatmeal, maybe some brown rice here and there, but no more than half a cup. You need just enough carbohydrates to stay energized, and that means very few and far between.
Raw and steamed vegetables need to be eaten at every meal. Get creative; make big salads and top them with a wide array of vegetables and just a splash of dressing that’s low cal. Think outside of iceberg lettuce and fattening ranch. Think FIBER. You can have some fruit for dessert; an apple is takes more calories to burn than are actually in it, so go nuts! But speaking of nuts, DON’T EAT THEM. They’re fattening, and you can get protein via srambled egg whites, grilled boneless, skinless chicken, and fresh fish.
Avoid salt like the plague. Soups, diet sodas, fried foods, pretzels/chips/popcorn, frozen foods, and fast food are all submerged in it. Salt is just as deadly as carbs are when you’re crash dieting to lose weight. As a rule, make all of your meals from now until the wedding, and be prepared to pack a lunch each day.
Don’t eat after 8:00 PM. Your metabolism slows down at night, and you need to keep your stomach clear of food for three hours before going to sleep. And don’t drink much at all at night either. Busy your hands, get out of the house, do something to distract yourself.
Work out every morning for 20 minutes at least. Firm up by doing crunches, leg and knee lifts, lunges, squats, etc. You might not drop more than 5 pounds, but if you tone every day for 14 – 21 days, you WILL lose inches and your dress WILL fit better. If you can safely use some weights at home or at the gym, that’s even more beneficial to you. Your exercise these next few days will really make you or break you.