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How to approach Dieting and Weight Loss as a Bride

With the many stresses accompanied with planning a wedding, brides often lose weight before their wedding day without a lot of effort. Of course every bride wants to look her very best on her special day, and losing a certain amount of weight is often the goal. The success of dieting and weight loss can be more difficult for some women, so some extra help and guidance is needed. There are some popular weight loss organisations that have been very successful with their weight loss programmmes including Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Slimming World and the Biggest Loser. Maintaining their new, slimmed down look can be difficult for some people, so staying on a programme to avoid regaining the excess pounds is important.

Weight Watchers make their programmes simple and effective by assigning a point rating to many foods. Sometimes it is even possible to find these foods and their point ranking at restaurants. Restricting the intake of calories is only part of the Weight Watchers programme, and dieters are advised to follow a regular exercise regime to attain a fit and healthy body. The organisation recommends a change in lifestyle and eating habits as the most effective way to accomplish long-term weight maintenance.

Some brides-to-be may prefer to work with Jenny Craig as a means to drop enough pounds to look their best in their wedding gown. This organisation offers weekly counseling sessions, pre-packaged foods and emotional support where needed. However, the cost of the programme is relatively high, so this may put the programme out of reach when wedding expenses are already adding up.

Considering the hectic lifestyle many people in our modern world lead, it is easy to give in to the temptation to grab some fast food, whether it is healthy or not. In addition, many restaurants serve much larger portions than should be eaten at one meal, encouraging their customers to overload with fat and calories. The concept of dieting and weight loss is really a matter of mathematics, and the bottom line is that if you consume more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. In order to lose that weight, you will need to burn more than you take in.

Statistically, it takes 3,500 calories to add one pound of fat to your body, and the reverse is also true. You need to burn 3,500 calories to lose that pound of fat. You should be able to accomplish that in a week if you either burn 500 calories each day or reduce the amount you normally eat by 500 calories.

The good part is that as you are more active and lose some weight by eating less, your metabolism will increase and burn more calories with the same amount of exercise. Dieting and weight loss is much easier when these guidelines are properly understood, and brides-to-be have a bit of an edge because their focus is on wedding preparations, and they may even forget to eat occasionally.