(Closed) Extreme Dieting Before Trying on Dresses

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Bunny_the_Bride:  Eating 800 calories a day is way too low, especially if you are also working out.  Also, I must warn you that you need to eat properly because I had a scary experience when I dieted before my last fitting. I dieted all week, then I hardly ate the night before my fitting, and nothing the morning of –  and guess what? I fainted in my dress!! I totally passed out and the seamstress had to catch me! Trust me, you should try not to diet in such an extreme way.  Maybe try eating 1100 cals a day and work out…..

Post # 4
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206 posts
Helper bee

@Bunny_the_Bride:  800 calories a day is really low, and depending on how much you work out..you probably burn 200 to 400 in your strength training. You can really mess up your metabolism doing this because you will send your body into starvation mode. 1200 calories a day is the recommended norm. If you cut 500 calories from your diet a day, you should lose 1 lb a week and probably more than that in your first week.

Post # 5
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2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Bunny_the_Bride:  eh i did this haha. i think i actually ate around 1000 cals/day, though. anyways, it didn’t make much of a difference when i tried on dresses and i did get so exhausted trying them on. i don’t know if it’s worth it! :/

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why don’t you slowly loose weight up until your fittings? Crash dieting isn’t healthy and you might just gain it back and them some and the dress won’t fit.

Post # 7
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11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

that’s dumb, you’re just going to gain the weight back afterwards (and likely gain additional weight). 

Post # 8
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Are you going to do the same restrictive diet the few weeks leading up to your wedding, too? What happens when they measure you for a dress at 10lbs lighter and then you don’t end up getting back down?

That of course is aside from the health risks. Like others have posted, 800 calories is not enough if you’re also strength training. I feel like it’s just asking for trouble…

Once you start eating more calories the weight will just come right back on (plus some since your body was in starvation mode). It’s great to want to eat healthy and to workout, but startving yourself is not the right way.

Post # 9
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3257 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This is a bad idea and will negatively impact your health.  It is safe to lose 1 to 1.5 lbs/week.  Eat right and exercise – dresses can be altered.

Duncan, BA(PE), MSc(Kinesiology)

Post # 10
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1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

yeah thats def NOT healthy at all….you can actually hurt yourself worse than helping, plus more than likely you will gain it back because your starving your body of vital nutrients it needs to lose properly.

 

I would reccomend not doing that, I’m a CPT and I teach my clients to EAT to lose not starve.

Post # 13
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569 posts
Busy bee

@Bunny_the_Bride:  you should NOT eat less than 1500 or 1400 calories! starving yourself can have long term effects on your heart!

Post # 15
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845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would never ever ever do something like this. I’m confused OP, your date says June 1st. So that’s a month away still. 

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