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Lose Weight, Wedding-Style

Lose Weight, Wedding-Style

If you are trying to lose weight, weddings can be an excellent motivator. We all want to look good at a wedding, regardless if we’re the bride, groom, bridesmaid, or guest, which means that an impending date can sometimes give us the kick start we need to get healthy.

The pressure to lose weight is even more intense if you are the bride—the focal point of the celebration. So, why not lose weight, wedding-style?

The biggest motivator for losing those extra pounds before your wedding is simple: you want to look your best on your big day. 

Instead of just losing weight for your wedding, you can also take this opportunity to reevaluate your lifestyle choices. To lose weight, wedding-style, means that many of us will set a goal of fitting into a stunning outfit. In a situation such as this, our goals are clearly defined both by the number of pounds and the number of inches we’d like to lose.

At BistroMD, we disregard the promises of fad and crash diets and appetite suppressants because we know the best way to achieve your wedding day weight loss is through a combination of diet and exercise. The absolute best way to lose weight, wedding style is to gradually shed pounds through determination and commitment. In order to make this happen, you’ll need to cut back on sweets and fatty foods, increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water, eat lean protein and exercise regularly. Losing weight can be a daunting task, but with an impending wedding date as motivation, achieving your goals is easier.

The basic principle behind our “Lose Weight, Wedding-Style” approach is to burn more calories than you consume. By carefully planning your diet and remaining active, weight loss is inevitable. Remember that you’re going to need a lot of energy to plan your wedding, so you’ll want to select a diet that fulfills your energy needs but doesn't exceed 1200 calories per day.

Most experts agree that you shouldn't lose more than an average of 1 or 2 pounds per week; meaning, if you want to lose a substantial amount of weight you need to give your body an appropriate amount of time.

Diets that promise rapid weight loss cause you to lose lean muscle mass. Ultimately, this is not healthy, and doesn't help you lose fat. We want to lose fat not muscle, and exercise can help us maintain muscle while we shed unwanted pounds.

Unfortunately, for those wanting to lose weight, weddings can actually pose a significant challenge. The time up until the wedding includes many celebrations--engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties–and celebrations equal lots of tempting foods. Plus, some of us eat as a reaction to stress. As such, you’ll have to make a serious commitment to your goals.

One way to maintain your motivation is to set weekly goals that are a break down of your ultimate goal. With achievable weekly goals, you’ll be able to easily measure your progress and witness your success. At BistroMD, we have several diet plans that can help you reach your ideal wedding weight safely and healthily!

So, if you want to lose weight, wedding style, order your first week of meals today, and slip into a lighter, healthier you!

About BistroMD:

BistroMD™ is the nation’s leading physician-designed, chef-prepared diet meal delivery company. Founded by Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., one of several hundred medical doctors in the country board certified in the field of weight loss, Dr. Cederquist has been helping clients lose weight for over 15 years. Building upon her medical expertise and her nutritional knowledge of a balanced diet, BistroMD helps people achieve healthy weight loss through home-delivered meals that are healthy, delicious and convenient. For more information on BistroMD visit:

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