I know what it is like, believe me.
We all want to lose that extra pound or two that seems to be making the mirror distort your image, making you believe that you must lose weight to fit into your wedding dress. Some women even go as far as to buy a dress a SIZE TOO SMALL but that isn't good for your body and causes un-needed stress... It is easier to take in a dress than it is to add material too it.
It doesn't help that when you go for your wedding dress the whole industry has built into the belief that you must lose a few lbs before your wedding, they even size the store's wedding dresses two sizes bigger than you actually really are, so if you go in for a 12 be prepared to ask for a 16.
So, what I want to say is yes, of course it is okay to lose a couple of lbs for your wedding, why not? And hey, it might be a good incentive to really fight off some of that loose weight but do it sensibly! Please?
There was one woman in a story I read somewhere that went from 30st to 18st because her boyfriend had asked her to marry him, she told him she wasn't going to get married until she could look good in a dress and good on her I say. But she had 3 years to get rid of the weight (plausible and healthy) and some women have a lot less than that, we must remember that in this time of stressful torture, food is not the enemy!
We need food to live, and to function. Yes you might look good in your wedding dress but I'm sure you'll feel tired and headachy too! So, just a few simple tips that seem to be working for me right now are:
Your food isn't going to disappear off your plate if you eat it slowly (unless you have a human rubbish bin for a fiancee - not saying I do)
Get rid of the chocolates and doughnuts - bring in the strawberries and the melons!
Smaller portions actually fill you up more because you're subconciously eating slower (I don't know why it's just something I've come to realise)
Eat in moderation
Have a chocolate bar, but only one. No, not those cookies aswell, or the doughnuts screaming at you on the shelf.
Walk/Run/Jog/Tone - do it all, but not too much don't push your body to limits it cannot handle.
Might sound like a lot but its really common sense. It's just a matter of using the mind to really focus on what it is you want.
Ciao for now