PW Guide Article: The 12 Day Diet: A Slimmer, Happier Bride

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The 12 Day Diet: A Slimmer, Happier Bride

Get our tricks of the trade when it comes to losing those final pre-wedding pounds!

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Posted on August 25, 2009 at 6:36 pm
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I found this article to be outrageous. No wonder brides freak out at the last minute--with the pressure that this kind of article puts on us. Who needs to be reminded 12 days for her wedding that she needs to lose weight?!?! If it hasn't happened by now, then it's time to work on acceptance and being happy, which is what the wedding is all about. At 2 weeks to go, you should be encouraging brides to focus on all the ways that they are beautiful, not giving instructions on a crash diet.


It's a great idea to remind us to eat healthy and to exercise, not so well conceived to promote unrealistic 12-day diets.

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 6:36 pm
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I like the suggestions, I do not think I can do this but nice thought.  Exercising seems to be the thing that is working for me.

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 6:18 am
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This plan sounds more reasonable than what I have heard of brides doing in the last days prior to their weddings to lose weight.   Although I agree with snboooapy that acceptance and happiness is key, reality is that many brides are worried about the practicality of actually being able to fit into the dress that they've had altered for their wedding day.  Of course one should always seek the advice of their physician prior to starting any weight-loss plan, particularly a short-term plan. 


If you are concerned about weight loss for your wedding we have a Group here on Project Wedding which offers support and encourages healthful methods of shaping up.  Please join us in the Project Wedding Slim Down Group!

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 9:47 am
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This is not a bad idea, if a bride wants to drop a few extra pounds before the big day.  I agree with snbooapy, if you haven't started long ago, this article is a little late. Nevertheless, it will be important to eat healthy and good foods before the big day.  This healthy diet, along with good excerise will relieve more stress than realized!

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 7:52 am
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I need more than 12 days! lol :)

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 5:50 am
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I think with all the stressors on the week of the wedding day, we can lose weight ;)

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 5:55 am
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I think this is kind of ridiculous... If you are 12 days out from your wedding you shouldn't be trying to lose more weight... you've had your fittings and your dress is tailored to you... so losing more weight just results in a dress that doesn't fit right... I don't know about you but I don't want my strapless dress too loose... especially on the top... I could end up flashing my guests... (And I have heard of this happening because a bride lost too much weight before...)

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 7:43 am
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Yeah this is kind of ridiculous...unless the aim is to loose some back fat and wobbly arm fat LOL!! it is pointless to lose weight 12 days before your wedding day...

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 8:40 am
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I think its a good thing to know....what if you have gained weight since your last fitting...i know i eat when im stressed so with all the stress of last minute stuff this would help alot and and good diet and exercise help keep you in a good mood and help your skin look better ...oh and all so maybe some girls are doing it for after the wedding? don't trash talk just because you don't need it.

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 2:25 am
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I will definitely have to try this.

Posted on August 29, 2010 at 6:01 pm
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Definately going to try this because I'm battling to lose wait no matter how hard i work out...
Really hope this works because i'm one of those brides that that bought a dress that is too small for me... :o
Posted on September 3, 2010 at 5:53 am
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I don't think this classifies as a "crash" diet. This is a much more healthy than I've seen most girls do before their wedding. You're just not taking in as many calories. You're still eating healthy and exercising. There are alot of really low calorie fruits and vegetables you can eat. Just because you aren't taking in as many calories on this diet as you usually would doesn't mean you're starving yourself. This is a much healthier option than doing that. I think its a great article.

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 6:05 am
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What source is there to this article? I am not entirely sure the information contained in it is actually "factual".... more like generalizations. Your body has a natural metabolic rate....... but that is not based on the amount of calories consumed typically.

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 10:58 am
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While the nutritional information in the article is not bad losing more than 2-3 pounds in this time frame is not realistic or healthy. One important thing it doesn't mention is sodium. Avoid sodium as much as you can in the last week and drink lots of water.

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm
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Actually, right now, being 10 days away from the wedding, I try as hard as I can NOT to lose (or gain) weight! I certainly want and need to lose a few pounds but the dress is fitted!!!

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm
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I think that if you are trying to eat healthy and exercise, you should keep doing just that.


I feel that trying to trim inches in 12 before the wedding might be a bit much. I'm like Aroma who mentioned not gaining or losing weight this soon to the wedding. I'm in the same boat. My dress was taken in twice (yay), but if I lose more, I don't have enough time to take it in again (especially because I'm traveling for this wedding).


I think this close to the wedding, a bride should try to be comfortable with herself the way she is, keep up eating healthy and exercising to a reasonable degree, and try to tell herself she is beautiful as she is. I feel that brides (well, women in general) obsess a little to much with losing weight and inches, rather than being healthy and just feeling good about themselves. Exercise your self-confidence.

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm
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Keep in mind that although it would be nice to be "skinnier" for your wedding gown, it is unhealthy for a woman to eat less than 1200 calories a day.  If a woman does so, she will end up gaining weight.  


Ultimately, if you are not eating the right amount of calories per day, your body is going to start storing fat so that it will make sure that it has food in case you starve it again.  


 

Posted on April 25, 2011 at 8:07 am
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Actually 2 lbs lost per week is considered a healthy amount so if you only lost 2-3 lbs total in 12 days that would not be considered unhealthy at all.

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 6:21 am
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As a person who gains weight while stressed, i've put on 10 pounds and my dress fits but is not comfortable and my wedding is in 11 days!  I'm doing a cleanse and eating veggies and protein and have lost 4 pounds...unfortunately for me I don't have the luxury of being able to sit back before the wedding and i've gotta focus on losing the extra pounds to be comfortable. 

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 4:21 am
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Isnt this what our EVERYDAY diet should be?

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 9:47 am
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