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Wedding Bootcamp Planning

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Just like with all other facets of your wedding, getting in optimal shape for your wedding also requires planning.

If you have body fat to lose, the general rule of thumb for sustainable weight loss is 0.5 to 2 pounds per week. If you have 10 pounds to lose, that could take 3-6 months. If you also want to put on lean muscle mass (think toning and sculpting your arms, back, glutes and legs), you’re ideally starting 6 to 12 months before your wedding because growing muscle takes time and work!

An important point to remember is that your unique body, hormones, stress level, and physical abilities will dictate how your body responds to the workout and nutrition plan. Some people respond really well and drop body fat quickly and for others it takes a much longer time because they’ve been in a calorie deficit for a long period of time, aren’t getting enough sleep, and have high stress levels. 

If you’ve been in a calorie deficit for a long time and still have body fat to lose, then it’ll be important to increase your calories (reverse diet) for a few weeks before cutting them back down again. This is why it’s extremely important to allow yourself extra time and be patient with the process.

Please note that if you are currently experiencing disordered eating or have a history of an eating disorder, you may want to consult a mental health specialist that specializes in this area in conjunction with your wedding bootcamp fitness and nutrition plan.

The reason I focus on a sustainable approach instead of promising drastic and quick weight loss is because I want my clients to sustain these results for life. Anyone can prescribe a diet that slashes calories, makes you feel miserable and tired, just so that you lose weight quickly. The problem is, you deprive yourself of everything you love, and right after the wedding you can't stop binging on all of your favorite foods so you end up putting on a bunch of weight and feel even worse than you did before the wedding.

That’s not what my Bridal Bootcamp is about. I want to make sure that you not only get results, but that you feel good and energized getting there. My brides report not only losing body fat and putting on muscle, they feel more confident, less bloated, have less visible cellultie and feel more energized.

What you don’t want to do is procrastinate and then go on an extreme diet 2 to 4 weeks before the wedding so you can drop a few pounds and then gain it all back plus some right after.

So remember, for 10 pounds or less, it’s a minimum of 3 months to get in better shape. If you have more weight to lose and want to sculpt, then your time frame would look like 6 to 12 months.

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