February 4, 2010

The Incredible Shrinking Bride (Not!)

Continuing on with last Thursday's blog post, today's post comes to you from our fabulous guest blogger, Sheri Lynn.


There are two popular routes to ‘fast’ weight loss. The first one is fasting and the second is diet pills. Both can turn you into Bridezilla! We've moved! Please visit Ariel Yve Design to finish reading this post!

First some factual background that you want to understand:

1) The human liver can only burn 1 to 1.5 lbs of fat per week in a female. Any ‘weight’ loss over that is valuable muscle tissue and water. Further, if you are losing muscle tissue and water, your body will not process fat as readily.
2) ‘Weight’ loss at any cost, wastes muscle tissue (see above) and that lowers your metabolism drastically. That’s why the weight comes back on so fast – and with a vengeance! Further, you’ll gain back more fat – not the muscle that you lost. That means you’re fatter than when you started. Ouch.

Okay. That understood, many brides panic a month before the wedding and go with diet pills or fasting:

FASTING: It makes brides irritable and less able to deal with stress because the blood sugar is so unstable, hormones go crazy…essentially it’s like constant PMS. This won’t make a bride popular with anyone and make life generally difficult at a time when you want to be having fun. Wedding planning is already stressful. Don’t make it worse.

DIET PILLS: Diet pills work by teasing your metabolism through unnatural means – which basically means they are full of caffeine and potential problems include racing heart, anxiety disorders, irritable bowels and acid reflux. Again, wedding planning is already stressful…and NONE of these side effects is remotely attractive.

By the way, along with all these unsavory side effects you may not lose any weight. That’s a lot of risk.

THE SANE PATH: start a sensible weight loss program a year before your wedding. This will give you time to let your body work naturally, you’ll stand a better chance of not putting it all back on the first 6 months you’re married, and you’ll be able to enjoy not only your wedding planning, but the big day as well!

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