(Closed) Weight loss–help!! My wedding gown is tight!!

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Post # 3
1180 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

avoid cards and lots of water and cardio.  10 lbs really isn’t a lot to lose though.


Post # 4
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cynthern:  I think the fastest way to lose weight is cutting down or cutting out carbs. That will probably give you a quick 10 lb weight loss. Also, hardcore cardio for at least 20 minutes. Depending on your weight,you could lose 10 pounds in like 3 weeks. Maybe closer to 4 if you’re relatively fit already.

Post # 5
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

maybe try isagenix 9 day cleanse? My gf is getting married early Aug and she did it and lost 8 lbs. im either trying the 9 day or they also have a 30 day program too that i might do. her friend sells it bc it worked for her, and i know a number of other girls that tried it and it worked for them too, so what the hell. lol

i know what you mean my arms are so gross right now. I’ve lost 15 lbs since January, but i have 10-15 more to go before i’m comfortable for pictures…


Post # 6
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@cynthern:  Watch your sodium intake! +1 on the intense cardio- like 45 minutes of straight banging cardio. I say throw in some bikram or hot yoga in the mix too. 

Post # 7
9120 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Eat low-carb (cut out white bread/rice/pasta, sugar, soda, alcohol) and eat lots of veggies and lean protein. Do 30 minute of high-intensity interval cardio 5-6 days a week.  (Eg sprint 1 minute, speed-walk 1 minute, repeat repeat repeat).  You can do it if you focus!

Post # 8
292 posts
Helper bee

Low carb, cut out alcohol and carbonated drinks (even diet ones). 

Long, medium pace walks are also good for burning a moderate amount of calories without causing an increase in muscle mass. 

Post # 9
77 posts
Worker bee

Use the MyFitnessPal phone app or website to track your eating habits, eat less than 15g of sugar (and less than 30g of carbohydrates in general) per day, and try to stay around 1200 cals/day. Cardio helps too, running is the best for weight loss!

Post # 10
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m pretty much the resident health snob around my circle, I might have a bit of useful information! I weighed 220+ when I graduated high school (at 5’3) and I’m healthy and fit a 130-145 now. I’ve maintained a healthy weight since 2009 (which I think is a super important aspect of losing weight!) And, I can assure you that ten pounds is totally doable in 2 months! 

Know thyne enemies. Refined sugar, refined carbs, refined anything really. Kick the pop, cut down on juice (its good sugar but still high doses) drink your water, cut out the breads and pastas and anything with flour in it isn’t really necesary. Stick to healthy carbs like whole grain rices and sweet potatoes and other whole products. Eat your veggies! Two salads a day, with lunch and dinner. Lose the dressing, sprinkle olive oil and balsamic and lemon on it instead. Eat healthy legumes with the right carbs to make low fat high health proteins. Avoid beef and pork poducts, choose hormone free chicken (when you can, I totally understand that it can be pricey) Lose the boxed canned packaged stuff. If you can’t whip it up in your kitchen, don’t bother eating it! Our staples are chicken, chick peas, quinoa, rice, beans, veggies galore. There are a million ways to eat healthy things deliciously so don’t be discouraged. I’m the resident health freak but I’m also the resident master at making healthy things even appeal to the junk junkies around me. I don’t mean to brag, I just want you to know that a healthy journey does not in anyways have to be a boring or bland one!

If its possible, try to get your hands on a book called “Eating Alive” (by Dr. Jonn Matsen)

I just found this link here, it has a bit of info and a few recipes. I highly reccomend the read though, very educational and well written. Its a lot to follow as a program and a HUGE committment to a lifestyle change but I can say for me, even just with what I learned, I was ale to take away a huge knowledge base that allowed me to have so much more knowledge and power over my nutritional decisions. I can’t say I follow the program to a t, I just use the information to make my own well-informed decisions!

Good luck, I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about a new lifestyle!

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