Losing Weight For Your Wedding Day

Woman in a wedding dress getting measured

Getting married can put a lot of pressure on us to lose weight and slim down for the wedding. Whether you’re the bride, groom, bridesmaids or the parents; the thought of being “on show” for the day and all those photos is enough to give us a big kick up the bum to lose those lingering pounds that we’re been meaning to for ages. Here’s our guide on losing weight for your wedding day.

We’ve helped lots of brides and members of the bridal party in their preparation for the big day. We’ve seen quite a few brides that have brought their wedding dress a size or two smaller than their normal size in the hope that it will motivate them to lose weight before the wedding. Whilst this can be a great motivator, without a clear plan of attack and an effective weight loss programme it can also end disastrously.

Weight Loss Works When You Think S.M.A.R.T

The obvious answer is to make sure you plan your weight loss so that your goal weight is achieved a good month or two before the wedding and you are firmly in the weight maintenance phase of your programme. This way any pre-wedding celebrations and hen dos won’t affect your weight loss, and any alterations that are needed for the dress can be made with plenty of time before the big day.

Whether you are opting for a healthy or clean eating plan, or a more tradition weight loss programme it is important to take time to plan and really think about what you want to achieve and how you will make the programme work. Goal setting is a very powerful tool way that will help you achieve weight loss successfully.

Try following these S.M.A.R.T goal setting guidelines that will help you achieve weight loss success.

S stands for Specific:

This should be clear and simple statement. Such as “I want to lose weight for my wedding”

M stands for Measurable:

You need to be able to measure your success, to track your progress. Saying I want to lose weigh is too general. A measurable goal could be “I will lose 2 stone before my wedding” or I will drop a dress size before my wedding”

A stands for Attainable:

All goals that you set should be attainable. Realistic and achievable goals will keep you motivated as to move closer towards the end point. Trying to lose 3 stone when you only need to lose 1.5 stones is going to be really hard to achieve and demotivating when you fail.

R stands for Relevant:

Any goal must be relevant and important to you. Set your own goals, don’t listen to others or follow what their goals are. Try “I want to lose 2 stone before my wedding by eating clean every day, exercising 3 times per week”

T stands of Time-Bound:

A goal without an end date is just a wish. You wedding day is the ultimate time-bound goal. Knowing that you have a hard deadline will keep you motivated. If you’re getting married on the 1st of September 2016 your goals should be set around this date, or as recommended sometime before the big day. Example “I will lose 2 stone by 20th July 2016. Set short, medium and log terms goals over the duration of time. Achieving short and mid-term goals keep you super motivated for the long term goal and will help you achieve your ideal weight.

At The Body Clinic we offer a weight loss programme that achieves weight loss more quickly than other weight loss programmes. The programme achieves this by combining one-to-one weekly support with great tasting products and healthy, regular food. Our weight loss programme provides safe, quick and effective weight loss; helping our clients achieve their goals more quickly than other weight loss programmes such as Weight Watchers or Slimming World.

We can also super charge our weight loss programme with our non-surgical liposuction and body shaping treatments. This will help to achieve increased fat loss on stubborn areas and tighten loose skin.