The Incredible Shrinking Bride

Posted by Brian on Feb 29, 2008

skinny-bride-wedding-dress.jpgNewsweek is running a long article on the pressures women are facing to look great for their wedding day and the negatives it can have when women try the wrong methods of weight loss. The article quotes one study that followed 272 engaged women studying their dieting patterns leading up to their wedding.

“The study found that most engaged women choose healthy ways to achieve their goals: they cut the junk from their diet and increase their exercise levels. But the researchers were distressed that more than 20 percent of the women they studied used methods they characterized as “extreme,” including skipping meals, going on liquid diets, fasting, or taking laxatives or unprescribed diet pills and supplements.”

It’s a good article to read if you’re feeling stressed to look like the brides in all the magazines you see on the news stands. You can read the full Newsweek article here.

via Bridal Party