Olusola
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Question to the dieting brides-

Olusola, on October 6, 2020 at 4:33 PM Posted in Fitness and Health 1 28
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What are you doing for your pre-wedding weight loss and body toning? I lost 8 or 9 pounds (accidentally or possibly stress related) lol then I done gained it all back! It's gotta go and I'm only 51 days out Smiley laugh

My overall health and safety is more important to me than looking a little bit skinnier in some pictures, so I'm not interested in anything that will compromise that.. however, if I can safely lose 10 pounds, I'd love to.

Any tips or advice?

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Latest activity by Cherthelove, on December 17, 2020 at 1:20 PM
  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I eat under 1500 calories a day. Veggies veggies you cannot get enough veggies. I also follow Chloe Ting on youtube. I recommend her 2019 two week shred challenge and her 28 day flat tummy challenge.
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  • Kieu
    Savvy October 2021
    Kieu ·
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    Tracking my calories using an app(I use Lose It but there’s many out there), giving my dogs an extra long walk everyday, waking up early in the morning to run, and making my own meals and cut eating out and too much junk food.
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    Drink lots of water. Try to go low carb and low sugar and lots of walking.
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    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I’ve started limiting my carbs and sugar. Pretty much no bread, pasta, desserts (unless sugar free), pizza (cauliflower crust), etc. I lost 5lbs last month and haven’t been super strict. I also lowered my blood sugar by a lot! I was at 100 when I woke up in the morning. Last week it was down to 85. So even though my weight hasn’t dropped like I wanted I’m seeing the benefits.
    I searched Keto recipes to find ideas.
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    Devoted October 2021
    Adrienne ·
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    Lots of water, lower carb and salt and sugar intake. Also limit alcohol consumption to help prevent bloating.

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  • mrswinteriscoming
    Rockstar December 2021
    mrswinteriscoming ·
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    I gained 25lbs because of COVID/Redundancy stress induced binge eating. My wedding has been postponed to December 2021 so I have reasonable time to lose it all, but for me that also involves learning good habits when it comes to food and exercise because obviously bingeing is not good in any circumstance whatsoever. Personally I have a deficit of 500-750cals per day based on eating moderately and doing 45mins of exercise.

    Losing weight/keeping fit are very personal to each and every person and no method/diet/hack works the same for 2 people. What works for some is horrible for others.

    Generally as a rule of thumb, a deficit of 3500 calories = 450g/1 lb of weight lost. You could very healthily lose about 6-7lbs before the wedding by applying a modest deficit, BUT I would caution you about doing so because any weight loss of more than 3-4lbs may require you to have to alter your dress at the last minute. Good luck!

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    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Caitlin ·
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    Beginning 6 weeks before the wedding, I worked out 6/7 days a week (pilates mostly and some jump rope) and ate healthy but had cheat days, meals, snacks sometimes (for sanity haha) until 3 weeks out. Up until then, I hadn’t lost any weight, but was definitely getting more tone. At 3 weeks out, I went on a strict diet to focus on shedding some weight (South Beach Diet works like a charm for me) and drank only water, and dropped 10 lbs in those 2-3 weeks. My fiancé did the diet with me too, which helped! Best of luck!
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    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    Keep hydrated. Look into Noom or the Mediterranean diet as those are the healthiest.
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  • Kris
    Expert July 2021
    Kris ·
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    I joined weight watchers! Down 3# my first week!

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  • Becca
    Savvy November 2021
    Becca ·
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    So, pre-COVID I was doing Keto which really worked. I lost 17 pounds in 3 months. I never felt like I was starving, the intake of healthy fat really kept me full as opposed to thinking about doing something like Atkins where I would probably just cry from being hungry all day. It also really improved my digestion and boosted my energy levels. The diet definitely isn't for everybody, it's super strict and you should definitely consult with your doctor beforehand, but what I liked about it was if you follow the rules and keep it up, the science works. Boatloads of water, low carb, zero sugar, and moderate work-outs for under two months, you could probably drop 10 lbs in a totally healthy manner.

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    Dedicated November 2020
    Shakiyla ·
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    I’m starting now myself, wedding is in 30 days. Lol I’m upping my water intake, cut the french fries and cut back on Jack Daniels lol I love fries!!!! So this week has been hard. I’m generally an active person but I always over ate. So I’m going low carb, making small portions and drinking more water(gallon). I’m not going to completely deprive myself of things that I enjoy, I find that I binge eat if I do. So for the fries I will make hand cut homemade potatoes.
    Good Luck! You got it
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  • GiaRae
    Beginner October 2020
    GiaRae ·
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    Barre has helped me feel more toned and tightened my core, even without dieting. There are plenty of online resources, since most Barre gyms are pricey.

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  • Sara
    Expert August 2021
    Sara ·
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    I started fasting using the fasting app fastic. I dropped my calorie intake to only 1200 daily and eat in a 6 hour window every day. It has been 3 months and I have lost 20lbs so far.
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  • Martha
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    Martha ·
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    Cutting sugar and cutting portions, I'm also adding more veggies/fruit. I have begun to rollerblade at least ever other day, great for legs. FH will eventually convert our spare bedroom into a small workout room for the cold months, we live in Minnesota and last year winter was brutal.

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  • Crystal
    Dedicated November 2020
    Crystal ·
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    I have successfully lost 25 pounds in the last 3 months doing the arbonne 30 days to healthy living ( which is really protein shakes and light dinners) and i am following beach body on demand programs for fitness.

    I highly recommend beach body on demand its only like $34 for 4 months and you have access to so many different workout programs. Also like Kell stated weight loss is derived from calorie deficit programs eat 1200- 1500 calories. the healthier the foods within these calorie constraints the easier the weight will come off. MyFitnessPal is a great FREE app for tracking calorie intake and exercise.

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  • Olusola
    Dedicated November 2020
    Olusola ·
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    I've heard such great things about Keto and how effective it is. My main concerns with it is the "keto flu" and how strict it is. I'm already quite sensitive to getting headache and stomach upset so I'd truly want to talk to my primary care first, as you've suggested. Thank you though!

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  • Olusola
    Dedicated November 2020
    Olusola ·
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    I've really only ever fasted for spiritual reasons for the most part. When my FH was in the army he would intermittent fast and he would swear by it. I think I will definitely close up my eating window. Thank you! Smiley heart

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  • Olusola
    Dedicated November 2020
    Olusola ·
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    Smiley laugh Smiley laugh you crack me up! I'm glad I'm not alone in the "brides who forgot to diet earlier" team lol. portion control is a good idea tho. I always cook semi-healthy food, the problem is how much of it I eat!

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  • Kiara
    VIP August 2021
    Kiara ·
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    I drink a lot of water & cut sodas out I still eat but Im on the CBD Tea diet & that wrked for me but the holidays are on the way so cheating time is on the way4 me lol..

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  • Kristine
    Beginner June 2022
    Kristine ·
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    A few years ago, I had success with the Six Week Body Makeover. It's based on your body type, and basically low carb, no added sugar or salt, lean proteins, and you eat every 2-3 hours. There's a lot of measuring, and meal prep is crucial. I restarted it last weekend and am already down three pounds. I'm hoping this helps me to lose 50 pounds between now and my wedding.

    There is a group on FB if you are interested in learning more. Best of luck.

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