(Closed) Losing weight in the last weeks before your wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Eat more frequently, but with smaller portions. Write down EVERYTHING you eat, and calculate calories. The second you realize how much/what kinds of things you’re putting into your body without realizing it, you’ll be scared straight, lol. Don’t forget how many calories can be in seemingly innocuous drinks like fruit juice.

I used to do cardio at least 3 times a week for an hour each session. No change in my appearance or weight. The second I added in keeping a food diary and imposing a moderate calorie restriction on myself, boom, the pounds started to melt away.

Don’t completely give up your guilty pleasures. If it’s one of those days where you just NEED that 300 calorie slice of cake, just budget your allowed calories for the rest of the day so that you don’t go over your limit.

Eat whole grains (no white rice or regular pasta!), they’ll make you feel full faster and for longer.

There are plenty of online calculators you can use to figure out a good number of calories to limit yourself to. Don’t try to lose more than 2 pounds per week or you’re more likely to binge eat and gain it right back.

I dropped 2 dress sizes in 4 months using these guidelines, I’m sure you’ll be able to do 5-8 pounds if you start now and just go about it sensibly. Good luck!

Post # 4
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Jillian Michaels’ 30 day shred. And honestly, I lost weight the week of the wedding because I was too busy to eat haha

Post # 5
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well I wasn’t trying to, but I did lose about 5 lbs in the last couple of weeks before my wedding. I was so busy/stressed, I could barely eat anything even if I tried. I would go all day and realize I hadn’t eaten anything, but the thought of food stressed me out.

Don’t get too excited though, I gained it all back immediately after the wedding!

Post # 6
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not for nothing but if you are really desperate and want a sure-fire way to drop the lbs. I would cut out carbs for as long as you can muster. I do believe that Atkins works and know that it is not necessarily healthy for long-term use. If you cut out carbs though you will lose the weight fast. I did that for this week and have lost 3.5 lbs. Also you will gain it back after you start eating carbs again.

Good luck! I’m sure you will look beautiful regardless!

Post # 9
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I lost weight the week of the wedding because I was stressed out and running too many errands all the time! But in all seriousness… I replaced my typical “lunch” with a chobani greek yogurt and a package of almonds and ate a good breakfast and dinner.  It is low calorie and full of protein so it gives you energy and makes you feel fuller than other stuff you can eat in the middle of the day. Good luck!

Post # 11
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just make sure that your dress will still fit you well if you do drop 5lbs or so suddenly the week of the wedding. I probably lost 3 or 4 pounds from stress/excitement/nerves, and my dress, which I had fitted about a week before my wedding, was slightly looser than I wanted, which led to it sliding down somewhat toward the end of the night, which was annoying. 

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