(Closed) Wedding Weight Loss

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

How much time do you have? You also need to worry about your dress fittings and alterations…but I’m sure if you give the seamstress a heads up she can accommodate.

The only thing I can suggest is diet and exercise….that’s truly the only way to go.

I recently lost 30lbs…I ran a mile almost every day and I ate a lot of apple’s with peanut butter. Try to cut the carbs out as much as possible. I think the most important thing is not eating after 6 though. 

It’s definitely not easy…Good luck to you!

Post # 3
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726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Trins: Work out a ton. dont eat ANY carbs or sugar… High protien, shakes for breakfast, bars for lunch. And lots of veggies, at least 4 cups a day. NO BUTTER OR DRESSING. only use oil and vinigar or lemon juice on salads. Stay away from all bread sweets. Fruits are really high in sugar as well and stay away from carrots, corn and cooked onions (lots of suger) Drink TONSS of water and nothing else. last and worst thing NO ALCOHAL.

If your really commited you will drop tons or weight. Make sure to take multi vitamins too.

Im down 27 pounds in 6 weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Drink lots of water and cut the sodium!!! Your diet will work best if you eat your meals from home. I for one do not like to go out to eat and order “health food” boring! Even if you think you are ordering a healthy meal, you never know how much sodium may be in it! I am also working out in the mornings (cardio for 35 minutes and light weights for 25 minutes) and I do yoga at night. I dont find it to be too hard to keep up with. I am down 10 lbs so far in the past 3 weeks and that is enough motivation to keep me going! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wow Jenbee, very good advice…that’s a lot of weight in a little amount of time! Congrats, I am jealous…my 30lbs took about 12 weeks I think. 

 

Definitely no alcohol..that packs the pounds on super fast!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@PrincessNali: Congrats on your weight loss, I have been so strick. Im acctually on a diet called Ideal protien- you go and weigh you in. Keeps me on track- but those are the basic things they tell you to do. You can def do it without the program. Again 30 in 12 weeks is still great, congrats!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

Hey there!  As someone who lost 70lbs on my own a while back (I was always chubby- I finally got my act together my senior year of college) and has kept 50-60lbs of it off, I think not going to extremes is VERY important.

I’m in the same boat for my wedding- I want to lose 20lbs and in the last 3 wks or so I’ve lost 8lbs.  I’m actually working out less than I usually do- I used to spend 90 min at the gym a day, 5 days a week, and now I do a Jillian Michaels 20min circuit 4-5 times a week.  I used to think I could work out enough to make up for eating not as well as I should, and that never worked out for me. 

Eat more vegetables, let them make up 70% of a meal- protein can be a side dish.  Carbs aren’t the bad guy!  if you eat them, eat WHOLE GRAINS- they have all the fiber and nutrients lacking in processed flours and foods.  Listen to your body, take longer to eat and register when you’re full.  Being a little hungry is not a bad thing- it means you’re burning stored calories.  My gauge is to go to bed a little hungry- it means I didn’t overeat at dinner.  ๐Ÿ™‚  

You can totally do it!

ETA: more proof you can do it: I spent 4 days in NYC, drank, ate good food- I just only ate half the bagel with my lox, or 1/3 of my cookie,stoped at 2 squares of pizza.  I didn’t gain an ounce.  I’m a firm believer in not restricting what I can and can’t eat- it only makes me go off the rails eventually.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Please be very careful about the advice given in PPs. While it is true that cutting out carbs, fats, oils, and sugars from your diet while exercising (a lot) will help you lose a significant amount of weight in a short amount of time, the average result is that you gain that weight back. Yo-yoing weight can lead to serious health risks like high blood pressure, increased risk of type 2 diabetes, skin strain, and muscle damage.

 Keep this in mind: you didn’t gain 15 pounds overnight and you won’t lose it overnight either. On average, a healthy weight loss will take approximately TWICE as long as it did for you to gain the weight. Your body and brain can only handle losing about 2-3 pounds a MONTH. The benefits to taking things slowly are that your skin has more time to adapt, your body has time to adjust to a new normal and you will therefore have an easier time of keeping the weight off.

Here are some tips for weight loss from psychologists, doctors, nutritionists and trainers who aren’t just trying to make a fortune off of you:

 Eat more often: instead of eating three large meals a day, eat every two hours. This will boost your metabolism by convincing your body that there is plenty of food to be had and therefore it’s safe to burn it all quickly (because you’ll be able to replace it later). Start with proteins and fruit in the morning to a combined quick/slow burn; follow with veggies, carbs and more fruit. Eat more protein, veggies and carbs for lunch, followed by more fruits and veggies. For dinner (your last eating time should be no less than 2 hours before you plan on going to bed) eat a small amount of carbs and more fruits and veggies. Remember that you need fewer calories while you sleep, so don’t eat too many!

 It’s important to note that your carbs should be whole grain carbs, not just empty carbs like chips, white rice and bread, etc. Try brown rice, whole wheat bread, even potatoes with the skins on.

 

 Eat slower: Your brain has a built in clock for eating. Whatever you eat in 20 minutes will make you feel full 10 minutes later (for a total of 30 minutes) If you eat too much in that 20 minutes, your stomach will expand and, over time, will require a larger amount of food to make you feel “full.” If you are used to eating large meals, start by drinking big glasses of water, or filling up on brown rice, etc. Over the course of a few weeks, trying giving yourself smaller and smaller portions. A good guage of how much food you should be eating is this: ball up your fist. Your stomach SHOULD be only slightly larger than that. If you think you’re eating more food than would fit in your fist, you’re probably eating too much. Eating slower will help you eat less food, so, talk while you eat!!

 

 Just doing these few things helped me lose 20 pounds (in 6 months). I have not gained a single pound back, and I DID NOT EXERCISE AT ALL more than my normal walking around, etc. Once I started exercising, I began to lose even more weight for a total of about 40 pounds in 10 months. (Your weight will naturally fluctuate 1-3 pounds on a daily basis depending on when you weigh yourself, when the last time you went to the bathroom was, how much water you’re retaining at the moment, etc)

 

 Don’t lose hope! Remember that it’s worth the wait! Slow and steady, just like the tortise, wins the race in the end!! Good luck with all of your endevors!!

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m in the same boat as well…  I’ve been doing good at my dieting during the week.  I’ve mostly been ‘snaking’.  I’ve been eating 100-200 cal foods every two hours or so.  My biggest meal is during my lunch at work (which is actually at 8 at night!) where i might have some granola in yogurt, oatmeal or soap. My problem is the weekend when my Fiance likes to go out and I don’t feel like cooking! I’ve been excersizing using Wii fit (I do some strenght training excersizes then run for 20 min) a couple times a week.  So far I’ve lost about 10 Ibs in 2 months. Good luck! 

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