(Closed) Help! Wedding is in 3 weeks and I need to lose 5-8 lbs!

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

#1 don’t beat yourself up just move forward!

#2 DO NOT STOP EATING- a lot of people think less food= more weight loss. Not true, your metabolism is fueled by food so keep eating but eat the right things and eat proper portions. 5-6 SMALL meals a day. 3-5oz portions of lean protein per meal. Complex carbs with each meal in the form of fruits and veggies or other complex carbs (Google it) you need carbs to exercise but you need the right ones.

  • CUT refined sugar out completely, nobody should be eating it anyway
  • Use natural sweetners in moderation (honey, maple syrup, agave nectar etc.
  • LOTS OF WATER
  • Be sure to eat enough lean protein ex: boneless skinless chicken breast, boneless skinless turkey, canned tuna, beans (which also double as a healthy carb!)

  • If you don’t have access to a gym check out this blog http://www.melissabender.com her workouts are AMAZING I swear by them and reccomend them to everyone who ever asks me what I did to lose weight. You don’t even need much space so they’re perfect to do at home.

Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Try tabata workouts. They’re like 4 minutes of hell, but I hear they work really well. I downloaded an app on my phone to do the timing. Basically you do 20 seconds of hardcore exercise (can be pretty much anything), with 10 seconds off, and then you repeat that cycle 8+ times. The idea is that you are at a 10/10 intensity… you’re supposed to feel like you’re going to die by the end of it lol. I’m no expert, but I plan on easing into doing these myself since I am not in the best shape.

I would just eat healthy, avoid extra calories (like drinking calories, chocolate, etc.).. and move as much as you can.

Post # 20
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@icanhearyousmile:  Not sure… crossfit does seem pretty tough, though haha.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@icanhearyousmile:  you can do it! You lost 25, you know how!

Lots of water, eat lean meats and veg and green salads. You will be dashing around a lot in the wees befor eyour wedding–have some foods ready in your ‘fridge. Also, know what you cna eat on the road. For me, Subway is a lifesaver. Stay aaway from their prepared meats and eat their turkey/checken slices.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@braverbeating:  Do you have suggestions of foods that are gluten free for those of us who aren’t super familair?  I am sort of familiar, but I don’t eat a gluten free diet- so I don’t always pay attention.  What are some easy food that we could try?

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@KC-2722:  I want to go on a juice cleanse, but I have also read that they can really mess up your electrolites….I was all set to do one the week before the wedding but now I am not sure.

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@icanhearyousmile:  Do the Phase 1 of the south beach diet for 3 week.  You’ll drop 6 pounds guaranteed.  You can eat a lot of good food, but you have to be STRICT about what you don’t eat.  No bread, pasta, starchy vegetables (carrots, potatoes) or fruit, no alcohol, NO sugar (check labels because it’s added into a lot of things).  

You can eat a lot of veggies, lean protein like chicken breasts and low-fat dairy, sugarfree stuff when you need something sweet, etc.  Google it and you’ll find food lists and recipes.  It really does work, and for some results in a short time span, it’s more effective than just trying to eat healthily and exercising some…

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Limit salt, carbs, sugar and caffeine until your wedding and do some cardio daily. You dont have enough time to lose a significant amount of weight or create muscle but it’s enough time to shed ~5-10lbs of water weight. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Cheerios= carbs and sugar- same with the bread, even if it’s wheat/multigrain. Eat paleo for 3 weeks and you’ll lose it no problem. Tabatas/interval training keeps your metabolism up for extended amounts of time so you’ll be burning calories even when you’re at rest. You shouldn’t do more than 3 interval training sessions a week though, your body needs time to rest. Google intervals, tabatas, WODs. You don’t need a gym to work out, you can just do body weight stuff and still see results. Good luck!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

water water water water water!!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee

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@MrsEME:  

Allowed: potatoes, vegetables, meat (unbreaded), marshmallows, fruits, hummus, potato chips (Lays), popcorn, spices, dairy, rice, quinoa,

 

NOT allowed: bread, pasta, cakes, cookies, malt vinegar, barley, oats, wheat in any form

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@braverbeating:  Thanks- I might give this a try!

Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@icanhearyousmile:  Talk to your doc about prescribing water retention pills or try OTC or supplements that will help you shed that water. 

Post # 33
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Worker bee

When I want to work out at home, I look up workout videos on youtube! There are all different lengths and difficulties of cardio videos on there if you decide to switch it up from the treadmill. Sometimes changing up the routine can be just the bump you need to get that little extra bit in shape.

 

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