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I have about 11 months until the wedding so have plenty of time to drop some pounds. Weighing about 130 and definitely want to be around 110 and healthy and tone. Any diet suggestions or diets you have tried will be greatly appreciated! Thanks girls!
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we are in the same boat!!! 130ish need to be 110ish and getting married in dec 2012…l et me know if you have any luck!!!!
Post # 4
Basically, you need a calorie deficiency. 3500 calories = one pounds, so to lose one pound a week, you need to cut 3500 calories from your diet. Find a website to calculate your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and then take 500 calories from that. The lower number is how many calories you need to eat to lose weight, roughly. Because you are (I’m guessing) in a healthy BMI category, you may want to consider losing 1/2 pound a week, which would be 250 calories deficient each day.
You also need to do a lot of strength exercise to tone up, but cardio will help get rid of excss fat. Make sure you’re eating enough to fuel your body, and eat lots of protein to help new muscle build.
Post # 5
Here is my wedding diet/fitness plan:
Breakfast: Cottage cheese with some kind of fruit
Mid morning snack: An apple or some kind of fruit
Lunch: Low fat soup OR a salad
Afternoon snack: Carrot sticks or almonds
Dinner: Fish or chicken and a veggie OR a salad
Dessert: Itallian water ice (The 100 calorie ones)
I work out two hours a day 5 days a week doing the bike, elliptical, weights and the treadmill. I have lost over 10 pounds in two months and feel a huge difference in my clothes. The most important thing is to EXERCISE, drink plenty of water, cut out the junk and do not starve yourself. Try using a program to help. Weight watchers is awesome and so are apps and websites like myfitnesspal.
Hope this helps! 🙂
Post # 6
I’ve been counting calories and logging my exercise using My Fitness Pal and lost 20 pounds in 2 months and I’ve been able to keep it off. Consistency is key and I’ve found exercises that I actually love like spin, zumba, aerobics, pilates which is offered at my gym. This had made exercising way more enjoyable for me.
Post # 7
Have you considered Weight Watchers? There is an online version and an inperson meetings version. You will loose .5-2lbs a week!
Post # 8
@Legallyblondiebride: I’m not losing for a wedding, just because I wanted to but I follow this same diet pretty much and it works well.
Post # 9
@newenglandgirl: Nice! Same here! I have tried tons of fad diets and nothing ever works. I have found that if I just eat tons of fruits, veggies and salads that it keeps me full and doesn’t feel like a restrictive diet. I always have to add in a treat at the end, but the water ice’s aren’t even that bad so it’s a win-win situation 🙂
Post # 10
I personally don’t benefit from “diets”. I had to make a whole lifestyle change, eating healthier all the time and working out.
As far as eating goes, I stick to fruits, veggies, and lean protiens. I do a lot of “switch ups”, for example switching white rice for brown. And avoid potatoes at all costs! Once you start eating healthier, you really lose a taste for fatty/fried foods, and foods that are overall bad for you. Allow yourself a “cheat” once in a while though, it will be easier to stick to this new lifestyle.
I work out 3-4 times a week in addition to my very physical job. I have definetely been seeing results! I’ve dropped 7 pounds in a month (a lot since I was never really “overweight”) but most importantly I have noticed my thighs look trimmer and my stomach flatter.
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Weight Watchers! I did it once before and lost almost 10 lbs – but went off it after 3 months. I ordered the 2012 Deluxe Start Kit on Ebay today (I didn’t want to do the meetings) and I should be getting it by Jan 20th. I’m hoping if I stick with it for longer I’ll be able to get to my goal weight of 125 for my wedding.