Getting in shape and losing weight for your wedding is an important part to of wedding planning. The problem for most brides and grooms (and tell me if I'm wrong) is that trying to plan a wedding, exercise, plan meals and deal with all of the normal activities of daily life (oh, I don't know, work, kids, buy groceries, etc) is extremely difficult and very stressful. In this article I'm going to give you some wedding weight loss tips that will help you lose weight fast but not be detrimental to your health.
Lack of time and the overwhelming desire to lose weight, fit into your dress and look spectacular in your wedding photos lead a lot of women to quick weight loss methods like starving yourself, diet pills, laxatives, etc which can be harmful and can actually cause you to gain more weight. Last ditch weight loss efforts usually fail so try to plan ahead (easier said than done, I know). More stress is not something you want, especially when you are planning one of the most important days of your life and one that you will remember forever.
3 Tips To Help You Lose Weight Fast and In Time For Your Wedding
1) Eat Your Calories, Don't Drink Them - Try changing your drinking habits and just drink water. So many of the drinks (soda, juice, energy drinks, etc) have tons of calories that do you absolutely no good. Even coffee unless it is black will contribute what is called "Empty Calories" to your diet. Drinking just water not only will help your body stay hydrated, make you feel better and Yes, Lose Weight (see tip #2) but it will allow you to use your daily calorie intake for food. It is much easier to realize and pay attention to what you eat than what you drink. Think about it, you can down a 16 ounce soda in about 2 minutes and afterwards you just drank almost 250 calories of pure sugar, carbs and salt, all of which will make you gain weight.
2) Drop Some Water Weight - I don't mean stop drinking water or taking laxatives. Drinking extra water (6-8 glasses a day) and reducing your salt intake will actually contribute to your wedding weight loss goals. By drinking more water regularly (it doesn't work if you do it for a week and then stop) lets your body know that it is not dehydrated and that it can count on getting enough water. The result will be that your body won't store excess water, which can add 2-3 pounds of extra weight that you don't need. If you get tired of plain water, add some oranges or lemon (real stuff). Natural citrus can actually contribute to weight loss.
3) Start An Exercise Routing - Yes I know everyone tells you this, but it is true. The important thing is to start a routine that you enjoy. Don't go running if you hate to run or have bad knees. Circuit Training is actually an excellent way to lose weight. When you are circuit training, you are alternating, usually in 1-2 minute intervals, between strength exercises and cardio on a stationary bike or doing sit-ups. The combination of light strength exercises and cardio workouts is a serious fat buster. The other huge benefit is that you won't get bored because you are changing your exercises every 2 minutes.
If you can watch what you eat, how many calories you are putting in your mouth everyday and start an exercise routing 2-3 days a week, you can significantly increase your chances of meeting your wedding weight loss goals. Setting reasonable goals, like 2 pounds a week (not 10) and doing some of the things I've mentioned can help you lose the weight you want and keep it off, especially for your honeymoon (you do want to look sexy in that bikini don't you?)