The Best Wedding Crash Diets

May 11, 2012 · 7 comments

It’s officially wedding season. As a 28-year-old, I’m currently in my prime of attending them. The weight loss industry loves to feed on the bride to be. Reportedly, over 40% of brides want to lose weight before their big day, averaging 20 pounds. While some may take the right steps towards a healthy weight, others get caught up in the planning and look for drastic results in a short amount of time. One diet that has been receiving a lot of attention lately is called the feeding tube diet.

For $1500, you are given a stream of nutrients and vitamins that total 800 calories (no carbs) through a feeding tube that is inserted by a doctor in a medical facility. Patients are not regularly monitored like typical feeding tube patients, which can lead to dangerous medical side effects. Then again, what extreme diet is safe?

Actually there are a couple that you can do safely for a week that will have you losing 5-10 lbs in about 7 days. I’ve tried both and they both do work. By the end of the week, you crave your favorite foods dearly but you have lost water weight and look great in photos.

It’s water weight that you lose, not fat.

However, it is empowering to rid your body for a week of foods that may be causing weight gain, drowsiness, cravings, bloating and more. Know that these plans are made to be followed for 1-3 weeks and that is it!

The Tone It Up 7-day Slim Down is my go-to for a quick photo shoot slim down. The entire TIU program also includes a long-term plan you can follow for months, before hand, and then switch down to the 7-day slim down for the last 5. It comes with a lifetime membership that will provide daily motivation, new recipes weekly, new workouts weekly from your trainers and community support.

If you want a program that requires more than just a quick 5 lbs, start with the Eat Clean Diet Recharged by Tosca Reno. Start with Cooler 2 and move onto cooler 1 about 2 weeks before your big day.

If you are not subscribed to my YouTube channel yet, new videos are added every week! From workouts to my favorite new recipes, you will be notified of new workouts only when you log into YouTube!

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1 Marla-Deen May 11, 2012 at 2:22 am

At first I thought the feeding tube diet was a joke. Seriously? How sad is it that a bride to be would resort to this? How does she enjoy her pre-wedding parties, luncheons, brunches if she is dragging her bag around with her? When will the madness end?

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2 LeeAnn B. May 11, 2012 at 2:48 am

I am getting married next year and have made a healthy lifestyle my top priority since I was 17 so luckily for me losing a lot of weight before my big day wasn’t too much of a concern. However, I will still try the 7 day slim down to help lose excess water weight in photos. LOVE this post!

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3 FitnessFreak May 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Yet another great video! But, I NEED to know where you got your earrings :)

Thanks!

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4 Chrissy May 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I have been debating on purchasing the TIU plan, but am so nervous to spend that much money and not like it? Can you shed some light on it, is it worth it?
I am a vegetarian, so i like the idea that the plan is specific to that. I do have the Eat Clean books and I try to incorporate the principals of it, but it is difficult since it is more geared to the meat eater, i have a hard time creating meals.

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5 Holly May 12, 2012 at 4:16 am

I agree with you. I want to eat clean too, but as someone who tries to eat vegan, finding a clean eating plan is hard. I need help trying to cut out preservatives and excessive condiments.

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6 Sasha Marcus June 30, 2012 at 5:12 am

Hello! I’m in my early teen years and I need some help toning down my hips.. I’m fine about wearing bikini’s but I just want to look better in them. Haha.. Instead of having those “curves”, my hips bulge out more.. I don’t have a “flat” surface from my thighs up to my hips (<– I guess that's a better explaination) Anyways I would highly appreciate help ASAP!! Please Email me @ smiley-gurlee@hotmail.com… Please and thanks sooooo much!

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