Post # 1
I am getting married June 2012. I have my first fitting on Friday because I just really want to see my dress, it’s been almost a year now as it took 9 months to come in! It’s a Monique Lhuillier from the Bliss collection.
I have the same measurements as when the dress was ordered for me, so I know it will fit me on Friday, However I want to be 10 pounds lighter by wedding day. Do you have to be at your goal for the first fitting or can I just go back again in the new year for a second fitting and they can take it in?
Post # 3
@nicky_192: It seems early for a first fitting…my seamstress recommended starting fittings something like 6-8 weeks out. I am also working on losing a few lbs, so she just pinned it at the first fitting and will readjustit at a second fitting. Hopefully yours can do that same!
Post # 4
You are WAY too early. I’m 6 1/2 weeks out and just had my first fitting. I started my wedding diet at 8 weeks out and have already lost 6 lbs!
10 lbs is EASY! Here’s a trick I learned from a close friend and former personal trainer. It’s all in what you eat. Cut out these things:
1. ALL dairy (even non fat)
2. ALL sugar (even fruit)
3. ALL processed foods (i.e. cookies, crackers, bread, pasta, candy, cereal,,,)
It looks hard, but literally after the first few days you don’t even miss these things! You can use stevia to sweeten (I like Truvia) if you must, and drink unsweetened almond milk in place of milk. You can have good carbs…like sweet potatoes and brown rice. It’s only for 8 weeks…or 6 weeks if you prefer. You can really lose weight QUICK!
Keep in mind, this is a weight loss diet, not neccessarily a nutritionally complete way of eating (even though cutting out sugar and processed food is a good thing to keep for the long run). Take a multi-vitamin and a calcium supplement to ensure you get all your vites.
Hopefully this helps, my first fitting was PERFECT and that’s still with 4 more lbs to lose. Once you start getting frustrated and just want to chow down on a Snickers bar…seeing those numbers go down every day when you step on the scale will motivate you!
Post # 5
Do not cut dairy out of your diet!! Low fat dairy products are so important for building healthy bones!
Post # 6
Um…yeah, I’d have to agree…cutting out dairy and fresh fruit is a bad idea. you do need simple sugars at least. women these days aren’t getting enough vitamin d because were avoiding the sun like the plague and not getting enough dairy.
good luck with your fitting!
Post # 7
You don’t need any type of sugar to keep your blood sugar stable- this is a misconception. I do not consume any sugars and have never had a glycemic episode of any type- in fact, eliminating sugars stabilized my blood sugar. I eat a fairly high-fat high protein diet with next to no carbohydrates other than fibrous vegetables…and needelss to say it makes you lose weight fast 🙂
Post # 8
My mother always had a saying…, “moderation is the key!”.. I would advise against cutting out ALL of something, especially fruit and dairy. Just keep things at a balanced level. I have dropped 13 pounds in the past year from cutting out diet drinks ( replacing with water) and seriously NOT dieting, but just eating moderate amounts of food 4-5 times a day and never late at night.
Seriously, co workers always ask me what I do and it isn’t fair because I “eat what I want” and stay thin but it comes down to just being balanced and eating small, frequent meals. Also- don’t skip breakfast, it is THE most important meal of the day!