The invite falls on your doormat and suddenly it's a mad, rush panic to lose weight and find that perfect wedding GUEST dress.
Yup, wedding season is well & truly upon us. Before you get all in a tizz, read our SOS guide to surving a wedding on and after a VLCD.
Now. The most organised of brides would be planning her wedding a year ahead of the actual big day so technically, we have quite a lot of time to get 'operation weight loss' started & to lose the weight we want before the actual big day. BUT what if you are abit of a procrastinator? what if you kept meaning to get on that diet wagon but fell off at every Mcdonalds, cream cake, bbq or Monday afternoon turning?
Don't worry - we've got your back!
3 months to go...
No need to panic just yet. In 3 months on a VLCD plan like the SMLDiet, you can easily lose 2-3 stone and that's a HUGE difference to make you feel more confident in the wedding pics, in your dress and when you're bustin some moves on the dance floor. Slimmers lose on average 1 stone a month on a VLCD plan such as the SMLDiet simple plan. So if you have 1,2 or even 4 stone to lose, now is the time to get started and really focused.
2 months to go....
Ok. So you really need to start buckling down and thinking about what you want to achieve. Is that takeaway really going to help you fit into that dress you've been eyeing up? You may think 'oh but i'll start again tomorrow' but tomorrow it'll be another takeaway, another missed opportunity to drop that dress size.
CREATE A GOAL CHART...
I recommend you drawing up a goal chart. Get those pens & pencils out and show us your inner picasso. Draw a table with boxes to represent how many days there are until that special occasion. At the end of it I.E Day 0, write down the weight or size you want to be, write down special treats you are going to give yourself for hitting milestones along the way.
Every day, look at this goal chart, cross off the days gone by so you can see how long you have left to hit that target. Write down targets that you hope to achieve so you can give yourself a challenge. So by day 21, you want to hit a weight loss of XXXlbs/kilo. Don't forget to give yourself (NON-FOOD) treats along the way. Again, it gives you something to work towards and lets face it, we all love pressies right?!
1 month to go....
1 month, that's 4 weeks (not long but long enough to make a difference still). So, at this stage we're realistically looking at a weight loss of a stone or so. However, 1 stone = 1 dress size so you can still make an impact to your weight loss and feel super slim on the dance floor. Now. If you didn't heed my warning about the 2 month mark, you really need to think about getting your slim on and getting down to work.
The simple plan is a great plan to go on to help you lose weight - it's a Total food replacement diet plan and the weight loss results are great** However, if the idea of only having soups, shakes or bars fills you with dread, then consider our Social Plan. You still have our social plan to consider. That's 3 of our meal replacements per day (enabling you to get vitamins and minerals to keep your body happy & healthy) plus a small meal from an allowed food allowance. It really is time now to keep your eyes on the prize and that prize being how you'll feel at that wedding knowing you gave it your all and dropped that dress size! #YOUGOTTHIS
7 DAYS TO GO...
I'm going to level with you. It may be too late to drop 2 dress sizes BUT slimmers have noticed significant results with our Simple plan even in just 7 days. In 7 days, you can reduce the water that's retained on your body which can leave your tummy looking flatter.
If you haven't already tried them, we have some fab appetite suppressants (which i swear by for keeping me full and stopping the snacking). They're so easy to use. you simply make them into a drink and drink it leaving you feeling fuller within 20 mins.
We also have some pineapple fat burners which again you make into a drink. They have a tropical Pineapple taste and they help speed up the rate in which your body burns fat. If you were to use these along with a low calorie diet (doesn't have to be just with our weight loss plans), then i'm confident you'll lose weight and feel better about yourself in time for the event.
The big day's finally here...
If you are on a VLCD and you attend a wedding still on your VLCD, then i take my hat off to you - that's some extra special kind of dedication there but i know what you're thinking 'What am I going to do'? don't panic - This part's for you!
Hopefully you would've had a chance to look at the menu and make your meal choices in advance. The standard staples at weddings are meat dishes which is fine as that's protein. It's when you start adding the sauces, carbs and drinkipoos that is when ketosis can go flying out the window.
If you are able to, still continue your routine as normal as possible. Consider following the social plan that day and make sure you stick to your guns! Have a shake for your breakfast as usual then when you sit down to the wedding breakfast, consider what you eat carefully. Try to avoid the following:
Breads, pastas, potatoes, alcohol (yes i know sorry), desserts, fruits.
When everyone is tucking into their desserts, why not have a snack bar or take yourself away from what's going on. Alternatively, you can sit there strong and proud polishing that halo knowing it'll all be worth it in the end.
More importantly, don't feel overwhelmed it's just 1 day and if you do decide to give the plan a break for that 1 day, ensure you are strict with yourself and get back on that diet the following day.
The SMLDiet is a leading weight loss plan in the UK. Specialising in VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diets), TFR (Total Food Replacement products and meal replacements.