This Just In: Real Brides’ Drastic Weight-Loss Measures

wedding crash dieting

We all know planning a wedding is super-stressful — heck it’s our job to know everything about them so we can ease the burden on you! But when we read stories about the lengths brides are going to to lose weight, we can’t help but want to shake these ladies.

Shedding for the wedding is tough, and the pressure is on to look beautiful on your wedding day, but is sticking a feeding tube up your nose really the answer to weight loss? We’re going to go out on a limb and say no. The Times recently reported on the latest in what we can only call wedding crash dieting (there should be an ultimate in there too). We’re not just talking eating fruit and cottage cheese all the time, more like dishing out thousands of dollars to have someone limit your calorie intake and monitor negative side effects (like constipation and dizziness).

But what do these drastic measures get you? Okay, we admit, the results are speedy but they’re also very short-lived. Like Dr. Oliver Di Pietro (he operates his own clinic in Florida) says, “It doesn’t matter if it’s through a tube, a straw, a meal plan.” [All these plans work] if someone goes from 3,000 calories a day to 800.” But, after you’ve passed the wedding day, the honeymoon starts and you begin eating a normal calorie-count and you bounce back to your pre-wedding weight.

So what are some healthier options? For one, get started sooner — as in, give yourself a few months to lose the weight. Hire a trainer, speak to a nutritionist about lowering your serving sizes and join a gym! You’ll see results. Keep it up and you’ll maintain your wedding-ready bod long after the “I dos” are over. Real brides on our message board are buzzing about what works for them; controlling junk food cravings by keeping healthy snacks around; setting goals for themselves (run a half marathon!); or as simple as joining a gym with their fiances so they’re in it together.

> Find out more healthy weight-loss options here!

Photo: NYTimes.com

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  • HJC
    04/16/12 at 08:04

    “The Times recently reported on the latest in what we can only call wedding crash dieting (there should be an ultimate in there too)”

    I think the term you are looking for is Bridearexic/bridearexia

  • 04/16/12 at 08:29

    That is so sad. Too many people put so much emphasis on skinny as beautiful. And toothpick models (even wedding dress models) don’t help. And as for a wedding – the groom is marrying the bride (hopefully) for who she is… To take such drastic measures is very concerning, and shouldn’t be so easily accessible. Take the woman in the image above in the artcle (maybe just a model for the article, but never the less) – she’s not fat. She’s beautiful just the way she is. And her groom should think so too!

  • 04/18/12 at 11:20

    […] not, brides-to-be are going to astonishgly unhealthy measures to lose weight for their big day. We’re talking feeding tubes. For […]

  • 04/26/13 at 09:15

    in this day and age we have very high standards for ourselves and any little imperfection is dwelt upon, we want our photos to be perfect, we want the reception to be perfect etc etc. We crave attention and are so reliant on having people say how beautiful we are on our special day that we will go to these lengths of sticking tubes up our noses to make sure it is perfect – no matter that others tell us it is a silly thing to do – it is sad that we need that reassurance, yet the people that matter (our true friends) will support us and love us no matter that we might be carrying a couple of extra pounds on our wedding day…

  • 09/10/13 at 09:11

    Does taking anabolic steroids make people aggressive, or do aggressive people take anabolic steroids?. . All people get angry (except for my mom). Do you think that anabolic steroids cause people to lose control of pre existing, underlying impulse reactions or do anabolic steroids create the impulse reactions?. Im asking this for my research paper. My particular focus is “roid rage” as a result of using anabolic androgenic steroids. .

  • 10/13/13 at 06:32

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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