Warning: Marriage May Make You Fat!

No matter how much effort you put into getting in shape for your wedding, you may find all those pounds returning after the wedding-- and then some! It doesn't seem to matter who you are, says iVillage, even buff and beautiful stars like Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and Khloe Kardashian have packed on a few pounds after getting married. Why does it happen, and is anyone safe from this frightening condition called marriage? I'm sure you don't need me to tell you how life changes just a bit … [Read more...]

Summer Wedding Fitness

It's summer time and wedding time... and whether you're the bride, the maid of honor, or just a guest bound for a beach wedding, you want to look your best! But don't fall for crash diets and 8-hour workout sessions... instead turn to Brides.com to find out what the fitness experts suggest. Here are some of their secret weapons to help you get sexy for the season! Plan toward your Goal Chris Gaines of Equinox Fitness in Palo Alto, California offers these key steps: Set a goal: Get … [Read more...]

10 Eat-Your-Way-Slender rules for brides

"What's the best way to lose weight fast?" David Zinczenko answer, "Get engaged." There's nothing like an impending deadline—and a formfitting gown—to inspire someone to take her diet seriously. But too many women try to shed the pounds by starving themselves or by trying fad diets. So wouldn't it be great if you could actually EAT your way slim? By concentrating on the right foods, you can reduce your calorie intake while inspiring your body to burn only fat, not muscle. The result: a lean … [Read more...]

In the quest for perfection, some brides go to extremes

According to Newsweek's article "The Incredible Shrinking Bride," (Feb. 2008) today's bride wants everything to be perfect, and that means a bride with perfect skin, hair, nails, dress... and of course, figure. Often brides will order a dress a size or two smaller than what they currently wear because they're determined to be thinner by the big day. Some go much further than that.  Ironically, says the owner of one bridal boutique, it's often the women with the least to lose who lose the … [Read more...]