(Closed) Brides 30-40 what are your diets for your before wedding weight loss?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m not on a wedding diet.  I am who I am and my FI and family love me, regardless of my *size* (which has been roughly this size for 25 years).

I know you didn’t ask for this…. but it’s obligatory –>  crash diets and pills are not healthy.  It’s not healthy to lose more than a couple pounds PER WEEK.  EVER.

 

Focus on eating healthy and increasing your activity level.  Eat smaller meals more times throughout the day if you are hungry, but make them healthy so they don’t add simple carbs, sugar or fat to your diet.  You are hungry because you are in “starvation mode” like you said.  The way to fix that….. is to not starve your body.  The ONLY safe and effective way to loose weight is to burn more calories than you take in.

Good Luck.

Post # 4
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386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@HisNightOwl2014:  I am 41 and I loss weight without using diet pills. I just change the way i ate.

Cutting out sugar, soda, and sometimes salt, and fried food,

I eat lots of fruits and vegetables and drink alot of water. I did not cut back fully on carbohydrates, but i did limit and still do the amount i consume each day. We need carbs for energy.

What i do is I snack on grapes and apples, instead of chips

 

 

Post # 5
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I actually went on a diet before the engagement. January 1st we both went on it. Since moving in together we probably gained 15-20 each plus I was already overweight. I pretty much turned 40, fell in love, went on the pill and gained 20 pounds 2 years ago. So anyway, what we do is calorie count. We went online and figured out how many calories a day we should be eating and I downloaded the app My Fitness Pal. It’s great. You can scan barcodes and it logs your food, exercise and even has friend requests. I made some friends from the bee on there. So far I’ve lost 18 pounds and fiancee 30. Slow and steady. Do not do diet pills or anything crazy. You can harm yourself and you never get long term results. You can do it!! Good luck.   

Post # 7
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177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

hmmm, that’s tough working nights. I guess you start your day at 2 with breakfast? Maybe you could ask your doctor to prescribe something? But stick with what you’re doing because you’re definitely on the right track. Friend me on MFP if you’d like conndsav.

Post # 8
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I am doing WW.  It worked before and I have lost close to 30 pounds.  My Mom who is 60 is down 15 (she is all of 5’2” so that is a lot for her size).  It teaches you to eat right.  You get enough food.   And going to that scale every week makes you accountable. 

Post # 9
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2842 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@HisNightOwl2014:  I am going to go against the grain here. Crash diets are not really healthy for long term weight loss, however, if you are trying to lose a little weight just for the wedding, there is probably nothing wrong with a short term “quick and dirty crash” diet. Have your pictures done, enjoy the wedding and honeymoon but don’t expect to keep it off if you go back to eating the same way. The reason so many women gain weight after their weddings is not because they no longer feel the need to look their best, it is because they were an unusually small size (for them) on their wedding day.

I was 47 when I went on the “wedding dress diet” and dropped 2 sizes (about 12 pounds) I used Slim Fast but non creamy soups should work just as well. This type of diet is suitable for small amounts of weight.

I don’t know of any diet pills that work, since mah huang was banned nothing really works the same. Since I have always exercised, adding a work out would not have changed my actual weight.

 

Post # 10
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I lost over 25 pounds in 8 months. I am now 128 pounds and still loosing and here is what I did:

1. Eat a yogurt every day for breakfast.

2. Eat at least 1 fruit per day (orange, apple, pinapple, watermelon).

3. Eat lots of vegetables (brocolli, salad)

4. Exercise 2 times a week.

5. Eat at least 1 egg per week

6. Do not eat after 8 pm.

7. Get rid of all juices, sodas, gatorade kind of drinks. That is pure sugar.

8. Drink green tea.

9. If you need a snack, eat a string cheese.

10. Eat skinless chicken breasts, small portion of meat and only for lunch. You will loose the most weight if you do not eat a big dinner.

I forgot to write that you have to slowly change your eating habits. You cannot do a crash diet or you will crash and burn. I slowly eased into my new eating lifestyle

 

Post # 11
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@KS240030:  

This is really grat advice that will definitely help in losing. I do almost all of the same things, except I eat one egg per day as I lift weights a lot.

I will also add this–cut out breads, rice and potatoes. I get a salad at lunch with avocado, fresh turkey, a hard boiled egg and just a few shredded tortilla chips as a treat.

Post # 12
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mimi123:  You are right. Cut all starch foods (rice, potato and bread). I forgot to add that too. I will advise you not to exercise or lift weights everyday. When I was in college, I would exercise everyday including lifting weights and I got very “butch” on my arms and shoulders. I would recommend you exercise at the most 3 times a week and just “tone” your muscles.

Post # 13
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@KS240030:  LOL, I totally have the butch arms and shoulders! I like them though. They make me feel tough.

My problem is my hips! I am trying to slim them down.

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