(Closed) I hate summer!!!!! Dress…weight….ahhh!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have this same problem! I fluctuate about 2lbs either way depending on how hot it is each day. I’m not happy you have this issue, but I AM happy to know I’m not the only one who experiences this! I thought I was just wierd!

I’ve told my trainer about this and she suggested a couple things:

In addition to four-day a week workouts (cardio and weight-lifting), I have cut out all carbs (accept for good carbs like steel-cut oatmeal and whole grains) and artificial sugar (this means no soda!), I don’t eat out (even if your restaurant meal is low-cal, it normally has a ton of sodium), I drink a TON of water, and I try my hardest not to eat after 6pm. 

I’ve been following my trainer’s advice for about two weeks now and have dropped 3lbs. I’m hoping to get down another 5lbs or so to account for any stress weight-gain during the week leading up to the wedding.

Your wedding isn’t until Oct, so I honestly would wait until about a month before the wedding to do this so you don’t get burned out on it…unless you feel miserable like I do then try to make this a lifestyle! I have a hard time not eating carbs, but it really does make me feel better when I don’t eat them.


Post # 5
954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Warning: If you cut out all sodium and all carbs, your body will rebound-water-weight gain.  case-in-point…if you take diuretics, you’ll weigh less tomorrow, but the day after, your body will hold on to all the water it can collect.  When i become dehydrated during races (I run marathons), I gain more weight the next day because my body is in shock, and so I bloat.  It has gotten better over time, but it still happens. 

I would look up a cleanse-type diet that still includes some healthy carbohydrates like fruit and vegetables as well as whole grains (otherwise you’ll be constipated-bloated, which is pretty much jsut as bad in terms of the scale), cut out sodas and non-whole foods, and ride it out until the wedding.

Post # 6
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

This advice is not for a long-lasting diet or weight change or ANYTHING, but…if I need to lose a bit of weight really quickly, I will eat about 800 calories a day for two or three days in a row.  Drink lots of water or seltzer.  I lost two pounds the other week doing that, which is about 2% of my body weight.  

In general, drink more water, eat less salt, drink less beer (sad face), eat less cheese (double sad face), eat more vegetables (especially hard to chew ones lol)…

Post # 7
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jouissance: I didn’t mean to make it sound like it was a good idea to cut out all carbs or sodium. I think the best advice is to eat lots of fruits, veggies, lean protein, etc because each of those foods naturally have sodium, fiber and other things that your body needs to stay healthy.

Also, don’t skip meals in an attempt to lose weight. You’ll notice a difference on the scale for about a day, but the moment you put anything in your mouth your body will react quickly and store the fat. It might be good for a quick fix, but it’s definitely not a good idea for the long-run. This is something I struggle with even today because my brain is a little screwy and still in weight-loss mode.

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