(Closed) Help! I’m DESPERATE to lose weight in ONE MONTH.

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Be careful about the diet you chose becase with some of these crash diets you may lose weight fast but your skin, hair, and engergy can be negatively effected and you want to look great for your e-session.

That being said, before i went to Mexcio last year i went on the South Beach diet and lost 5 pounds in the first two weeks. You basically eliminate all breads, fruits,sugar and full fat dairy for two weeks. After that you slowly reintroduce “good” carbs and fruit until you reach your goal weight. To fight flab i suggest lifting weights. Dont be afraid to go heavy, you wont get huge like a bodybuilder but you will tone quickly and boost your calorie burn for the entire day. Also add in some daily cardio and you should be set ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
365 posts
Helper bee

I know this is completely a “crash diet” but those are always good for shedding weight quickly.  Not saying this is the healthiest way, but Mrs. Dumpling blogged about the 17 Day Diet recently and I am wanting to try it.  It is a book and you can find it easily on Ebay.  It seems pricey, but it apparently is working for her.  You do get to eat, but this book (from my understanding) limits your sugar intake and provides its own recipes to chose from.

Post # 5
365 posts
Helper bee

Also, about the Alli pills…if you do go that route, make sure you are eating little to no fat in the first place.  Follow their instructions.  Since they block the fat from being absorbed, eating too much fat is what causes the….issues.  My nutrition teacher spent a whole lecture on these pills.

ETA: I had a friend who did the master cleanse and raved about how great it made them feel.  I don’t think I could give up solid food for 10 days.  And, in my experience, circuit training is the best way to lose weight and tone up.  Pilates is also good for your core muscles and posture.

Post # 6
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Try to get the majority of your calories from raw vegetables. Throw in some really lean proteins, and fresh fruit. All are filling, and naturally low in calories. Eat to Live by Dr Fuhrman is a really awesome book. I highly recommend it. It has a lot of recipes in it, as well. I need to reread it myself, since I followed none of the above advice over the holidays. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good luck!

Post # 8
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

And since you don’t have a lot of weight to lose, I would avoid crash diets and massive amounts of cardio and focus on firming up your muscles. I have found that I look about the same measurement-wise at a higher weight with regular strength training, and at a lower weight with no strength training.

Jillian Michaels’ 30-day shred has gotten a lot of press for increasing strength and firming everything up in a relatively limited amount of time.I’ve only done the level one workout (it was free on my On-Demand with Fios), and it kicked my rear end for sure. It’s a 30-minute mix of strength moves and cardio. Most complete 30-minute workout I’ve ever done.

And I can’t stress enough that you should drink lots of water throughout the day to keep everything moving regularly and flushed out.

Post # 9
3068 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have heard about alot of people having success with Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred. My friend followed her eating plan and workout regime and lost 17 lbs in one month!

Post # 11
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i am also trying to lose weight the healthy way. in the past, however, i used to take Hydroxycut. it helped to curb your appetite and give you more energy while exercising.  so far, i am refusing to use it for my wedding, and i have lost weight, but still have 6 pounds to go. i am giving myself to March 1st, if i am not halfway there, i am buying hydroxycut.  i lost weight in the past pretty quickly with it.  just be careful, because after i got off it, i always gained the weight back!

Post # 12
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

If you are not really overweight in the first place, then it may be near impossible to lose 7 pounds in one month. It’s really hard to lose weight once your weight is already down. Sorry I don’t have any advice ๐Ÿ™ Just be careful and try your best!

Post # 13
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree with using The Shred, everyone I know who has used it has ended up with great results. If you’re not overweight, chances are you can’t drop 7lbs in and healthy manner. But, I agree with the others that you can tone and toning makes ALLL the difference, especially in arms.

Post # 14
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL

I did the South Beach Diet for one month before my wedding and lost 10 lbs!! It was reaaallly tough, and I have to admit that after the wedding, I ditched the diet and everything came back within 6 months or so… ๐Ÿ™ But if you’re asking for a quick fix ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 16
21 posts

Hey FutureMrsKelsey,

It sounds like you’re doing fantastic!  I thought I’d share the only thing that worked for me: portion control.  Fiance and I ended up getting food delivery from ZEN Foods in Los Angeles – it’s incredibly expensive but if you just do it for a short time, I think it’s totally worth it.  They deliver fresh meals to you and a nutritionsit talks to you about your goals and weight, etc and then they tailor the meals to you specifically.  I was shocked at how much food I was eating compared to how much I should be eating if I wanted to lose weight!  I followed the plan and lost almost 10 pounds the first few weeks (I’m only 5′ so that’s a LOT for me!)  I’m also working out a couple times a week but I’ve been doing that for 6-7 months and the weight didn’t start to come off until I did ZEN foods.  For those people who don’t have the patience to weigh and measure food and control yourself (ME!) it is a great service.  BUT if you’re on a budget it is really helpful just to REALLY learn what portion sizes you should be eating.  It made a huge difference for me.  Good luck!



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