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One Woman's Wedding Shape-Up: "Phew! My Dress Finally Fits!"

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Top Tips from Our Experts

Tommy Europe, fitness coach on Bulging Brides: "Do 30 minutes of cardio intervals at least every other day and aim to burn 300 calories per session, which will put you in the weight-loss zone."

Nadeen Boman, nutrition coach on Bulging Brides: "If you're a chocoholic, it may be easier to avoid chocolate entirely, as it was for Hedy, than to tempt a splurge by tasting it. Try going cold turkey for a week -- eat fruit to get your sugar fix -- and see if that lessens your cravings."

Mary Christ Anderson, FITNESS fitness director: "When you hit a weight-loss plateau, stay motivated by measuring your progress in other ways. Gauge your size by how much looser your waistband is or see how many more push-ups or miles you can do."

Status Check

The dress zipped! I lost 14 pounds and 10 inches in six weeks, and with two weeks to go before the big day, I even had the dress taken in a little. Now, months later, I am expecting a baby girl any day and have been swimming and doing prenatal yoga along the way.

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Wedding Day

Weight 166 lb 152 lb
Height  5'8" 5'8"
Chest   38"


Waist   35" 29"
Hips    43" 41"



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Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2010.


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drrachman wrote:

All great comments, but remember to keep the stress levels down, as stress hormones breakdown your muscle tissue (which is your main fat burning organ)! Stick to low calorie/high protein diet and you will be losing weight without being hungry. If you need any help, visit us at

3/4/2010 10:08:25 PM Report Abuse

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