Do's and Don'ts to Lose Weight Before your Wedding

Many women dream of losing weight in time for their wedding day. However, sometimes, that leads them to make bad decisions that can become counterproductive. Keep in mind that it's important to plan ahead.
Do's and Don'ts to Lose Weight Before your Wedding

Last update: 27 August, 2019

Many women try to lose weight before their wedding day. However, it can be a complicated and challenging process that causes a lot of stress. In this article, we’ll share the “do’s” and “don’ts” of losing weight before your wedding day.

Losing weight before your wedding: what can you do?

S0, you’ve been dreaming about your wedding day for a long time. Finally, the date is approaching, and the preparations are taking all of your energy and you realize that in order to look perfect, you’ll have to lose a few pounds.

To achieve your goal, pay attention to the following tips to help you lose weight before your wedding:

Start your diet six months before the date

Consult a nutritionist and put together a plan according to your needs. Try to eat healthier in order to lose a few pounds.


A healthy diet on its own doesn’t work miracles. You’ll also need to exercise! Choose the discipline you enjoy the best: Zumba, spinning, swimming, running or Pilates. All you need to do is enjoy what you’re doing to continue working out.

The good thing about exercising before your wedding is that it’ll also reduce any anxiety and stress that you’ve been accumulating during the preparations. After your workout, you’ll return home tired and be able to go straight to bed. A good night’s sleep is just what you need!

Drink water

It’s important to hydrate, even in the winter and when you’re not exercising. The body needs fluids to eliminate toxins (and fats) through urine and sweat. You should drink at least two liters of water a day. When it’s hot or you’re working out, you should drink even more.

If you’re not a water-lover, you can try isotonic drinks (sports drinks) or sugar-free natural juices and herbal teas. You can put an alarm on your phone to remind you to drink enough water (there are also applications available that can help you to keep track).

Woman drinking water

Eat healthy foods

If you don’t have much time to cook or prepare healthy foods, try to have healthy snacks such as almonds, raisins, apples, plain yogurt and oatmeal at hand. Having healthy snacks will prevent you from eating all of the foods you are “not allowed to” in order to maintain your diet.

Losing weight: what not to do

Many women who want to lose weight before their wedding make common mistakes. This occurs either due to ignorance, despair or anxiety. The following methods are best avoided if you’d like to lose weight before your wedding day:

Following miraculous diets

Diets that ‘guarantee’ a huge weight loss in just one week should be avoided. Not only do these diets require a lot of effort, but they also cause bad moods, lack of energy and increased stress.

As if that wasn’t enough, miracle diets can also cause a ‘rebound effect’, in other words, they cause you to regain the weight as soon as you stop dieting. So much effort for nothing!

Becoming obsessed

Looking in the mirror all the time isn’t healthy. It generates stress, anxiety and can even cause depression. The goal is to lose a few pounds to feel good about yourself, not to have a bad time during the preparations for your special day.

Woman close to scale

Eating sweets and unhealthy snacks

If you’d like to lose weight, sweets and unhealthy snacks should be eliminated. Keep in mind that when you’re stressed, you tend to want to eat more.

Substitute unhealthy snacks for fruits, nuts, and cereals. When you feel anxious, try these snacks. They’ll prevent you from eating unhealthy foods.

With this list, you’ll be able to lose a few pounds before your wedding day. Keep in mind that the more time you have available for dieting, the better the results will be. Planning ahead will also considerably reduce your stress.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.