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Lose weight before your wedding

Hysterical one month before your wedding day because you can’t fit into the dress? Or you

saw it in the magazine but when you tried it on you look like the pumpkin and not

Cinderella? Don’t fret, you’re not alone, some of us have been there and we know exactly

how you feel. Take a deep breath and read on, we have the perfect 4 week plan to get that

wedding day bod you’ve always been dreaming of! No we won’t starve you, we have advice

from weight loss pros that if you stick to guarantee you significant weight loss in time for

your special day. We have a couple of different diets that you can choose from;

Bare in mind, the diet that will suit you best will also depend on the amount of weight you

have to lose and which food plan suits your general habits most.

Intermittent Fasting

Also known as alternate day fasting, this diet requires you to avoid both solid and liquid

foods that contain any calories every other day. It allows you to eat whatever you want on

the other days. This way of eating (or not eating) is supposed to give you a weight loss

ranging between just over a half to one and a half stone in 4 weeks, depending on your

metabolism and exercise regime.


The Paleo Diet

Recommended foods:

 Fresh meats (preferably grass-produced or free-ranging beef, pork, lamb, poultry

and game meat)

 Fish and seafood

 Fresh fruits (preferably locally sourced)

 Fresh vegetables (preferably locally sourced) • Healthful oils (olive, coconut,

avocado, macadamia, walnut and flaxseed)

Foods that are not allowed:

 Dairy products

 Cereal grains • Legumes (beans, peas, soybeans, lentils and peanuts, to name a few)

 Refined sugars

 Processed foods

 Potatoes

 Salt

 Refined oils (soy, cottonseed, corn, sunflower, safflower and sesame)

With this diet you can expect to lose between a stone, a stone and a half though some

people are known to lose more and some a little less in the first month, this depends on the

metabolism.

Similarly, but with a bit of greater range…


The Atkins Diet

Recommended foods:

 Fresh meats (beef, pork, lamb, poultry and game meat)

 Fish and seafood

 Fresh vegetables

 Healthy fats (butter, canola oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, grape seed oil, mayonnaise,

olive oil, high-oleic safflower oil, sesame oil)

 Most cheeses

 Nuts and seeds

 Whole milk, cheese, Greek yogurt, ricotta or cottage cheese

 Approved Atkins low-carb bars, shakes and frozen meals

 Berries in early Phases and other types of fresh fruits (in later Phases)

 Starchy vegetables (in later Phases)

 Whole grains (in later Phases)

Foods that are not allowed:

 Sugars

 Processed foods with refined sugar and/or partially hydrogenated oils (cookies,

crackers, chips, etc.)

 Breaded fried foods

Juicing

Juicing requires you to not take in any solid food for 4 weeks. This is the most challenging of

all, but one can expect the greatest amount of weight loss, with statistics showing people to

lose as much as two and a half stone. Professionals advise to try to keep the juices as green

as possible, as too much fruit isn’t recommended due to the amount of sugar they contain.

Great vegetables to choose are celery, beetroot, spinach, cucumber… Of the fruits, apples

and citric fruits such as grapefruit and oranges are the best. If it becomes too much to bare,

spirulina or a smoothie can be thrown in, but really try to stick to the regime to see the

optimum results.

Whichever plan you choose to follow, we advise you to up your exercise. If you are juicing,

then you should opt for lighter types of exercise, such as fast walking or swimming. With the

other three diets you can go harder on your gym regime and feel and see the full benefits.

Good luck ladies, we hope your wedding dress body will make sure you’re the belle of your

ball.


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