It’s arguably the biggest day of a woman’s life, and a day where all eyes will firmly be upon them so it’s no wonder that brides want to be in the best shape of their lives, but women are putting their health at risk by yo-yo dieting for their Wedding.
Research carried out by XLS-Medical showed that over 5 million women in the UK lose weight before their big Wedding day.
Incredibly, some women are so committed that one in ten of them will lose a massive four stone, and in some cases, even more!
Despite all the hard work put in to losing the weight, it seems that it is all undone again on the honeymoon. A quarter of woman said to put half a stone or more back on when on their honeymoon.
Dr Matt Capehorn, Clinical Director at the National Obesity Forum, told the Daily Mail, “Drastic and rapid Weight loss for a particular event or occasion, such as a wedding, is not advisable for a number of reasons.
“You should be aiming for steady Weight loss, as a result of sensible dietary and lifestyle change, that promotes sustainable weight loss and health benefits. Any variation from this should only be on the advice of a clinician.
“Rapid weight loss, especially if done without support, is likely to result in weight regain. Undertaking a healthy eating and exercise plan with a realistic goal in mind will ensure dieters are not only looking good but feeling great for their wedding day and beyond.”
We all feel a little better when we’ve shed a few pounds, but remember that it’s important to do it properly and healthily so that the results don’t dissolve once you eat a proper meal!
Cara Mason @Cara_FAM