My friend is getting married soon and he and his girlfriend is busy preparing for the wedding. Shopping for wedding gown is one of the to-do things. They were surprised to find out weight loss for the bride is part of the package! The wedding gown salesperson did not take long to convince the lady to agree on the package but my friend was not too happy about it. Not that her girlfriend is fat, just that every girl still wants to shed some fat from the already slim body. So, let’s look at wedding and weight loss issue today.
Based on a study carried out in US, 70 percent of engaged women tried to lose more than 20 pounds for their wedding day. Most of them tried to exercise and eat right, but more than 20 percent of the ladies were using extreme methods to achieve the goal – taking liquid diets and slimming pills, starving, fasting, smoking and vomiting after meals. Some brides also purposely order wedding dress 1 to 3 sizes smaller as a way to force themselves to lose weight.
Peer pressure is getting worse nowadays. When a girl announces that she is going to get married, seldom her female friends ask about her plans for the marriage. Instead, questions have revolved around one topic – how and what she is going to look like on the wedding day. People want to know the dress, makeup, hair style, and wedding dress. I call this aesthetic obsession. Eventually, body weight will come into the picture and ladies will be looking for weight loss package offered by slimming centers.
- Somehow, most brides believe in the weight loss scam as claimed by the slimming centers. The catchy tag line of “Lose 10 pounds a week and 40 pounds a month” still works.
- Money can buy many things. One can pay to get someone to make her hair to look nice. One can pay to do a good makeup she can also pay to get a beautiful dress. But, to lose weight, she still has to do physical work and not looking for any quick fix. Why? Even if she really managed to lose much weight by swallowing many pills, I believe the arms will still be flabby and not well toned if she does not work out. I don’t think she will look nice with sleeveless or strapless wedding dress.
- If the guy is the one who ask her fiancée to lose weight for the wedding, the girl should think twice for the lifetime commitment. If the man proposed to a girl with the body she has, he must accept how she looks like in the first place.
- Last but not least, my only advice to bride-to-be is to start exercising and have healthy eating habit. Make fitness part of your lifestyle. I do not want you to look good only on the wedding day, but I want you to still look good when you are celebrating your 30th wedding anniversary! No doubt, everyone wants to look great on the wedding day.
But, what happens after that…?
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