(Closed) Help! My dress is too small!

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
10849 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Lots of water! Eat multiple small meals rather than 3 bigger meals. Sounds like you have a good plan! Can you have your alterations lady put a corset back in in a worst case scenario?

Post # 4
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hey date twin!

I know everyone recommends it, but the 30 day shred video.  It’s intense, but it WORKS!! I went for my first fitting on July 1, and my dress was also too small.  I posted pics after because I was really upset.  I started the shred right away, and have already dropped 2 inches in the area I was worried about (chest, back bust area)… I dont go back for the actual fitting until August 13, but so far I feel like I will be fine!  I’m also down 8 pounds, and its been almost 4 weeks

Post # 5
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I second the 30 day shred.  I haven’t had a change in my waist or chest, but I have lost 1″ from my hips in the past 15 days.  

I haven’t been dieting AT ALL (like, I just ate half a tub of ben and jerry’s, although I do eat a pretty balanced diet beyond that), and before the shred, I was already physically active.

(So, I think it is something that works even if you are already moderately active, especially if you would combine it with a healthy diet). 

Post # 6
4411 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

Add cinnamon to your diet. I put it in my coffee, on my cereal, even a little on chicken… Since I started doing that three weeks ago, I’ve taken off 7 pounds without changing my activity level. I know it sounds weird, but since I started eating cinnamon, I’ve had no trouble cutting out sugar and I’ve actually found I’m not as hungry.

Post # 8
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Slow down on the carbs!  It worked for me, I couldn’t fit into my dress at my first fitting and had 4 weeks to lose some weight.  I watched my calories and did low carb!  Worked perfectly!

Post # 9
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

NO processed foods! AT ALL! check out the eat clean diet and do cooler one if ya can! Seriously, it’s awesome! 

Post # 10
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Eat 1200 calories a day.  Seriously!  It works for me, and drink lots of water.  Switch to tea if you drink coffee.  And just dont panic (when I panic I eat more).  And as Miss Hunky said- stop eating processed foods (for life, really).  Cook small fulfilling meals- high protein- and eat AS MANY fruits and veggies as you can. 

Post # 11
1637 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just started the C25K and am hoping to lose weight that way. I also started eating a lot of kale & vegetables, I have actually gotten an entire bunch of kale and cooked it up for dinner without eating anything else, it is so yummy and filling!

Post # 12
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you do 30 mins of cardio everyday (even just dancing to 30 mins of music in your living room) cut out any non fruit, grain or vegatable carbs and replace at least one meal per day with a vitamin filled juice or shake you will lose weight fast. you have to be strict though. especially with the exercise.


drink lots of water and don’t allow yourself any other beverage. sugary and alcoholic drinks really mess you up.


Post # 13
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

CARDIO!!!  That’s what my tranier told me.  Weight training is awesome, but if you’re trying to lose inches, ramp up your cardio.  Tons of water, and kick carbonated beverages out of your life.  I gave up diet soda (blek! chemicals!) and seriously have dropped five pounds alone by doing that. 

Oh! And banish salty foods from your life. They only cause bloat. 

Post # 14
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t think it’s possible to lose 10 pounds in 3 weeks and keep it off for good.  Just let the dress out.  It’s not the end of the world.  

Post # 16
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Cardio, eat more often, no cheese, nothing fired, dont eat before bed.  No carbs at night. WATER

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