Dream dress? Check. Dream body? Not so much. Like most brides, you're on a mission to slim down, tone up, and eat right to look your absolute best on your big day. But with so many health and diet plans and workout trends to choose from, you don't know where to start. Love Michelle Obama's super sculpted arms or Gwen Stefani's washboard abs? Find out how to get a celebrity body and finally shed those last few pesky pounds once and for all. Read on for wedding weight loss tips and lowfat diet tricks that really work from newlyweds who walked down the aisle looking (and feeling!) fit and fabulous.
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Sculpt and Tone with the Bar Method
"I have always been a runner and a walker, so I kept that up two or three times a week and incorporated Bar Method into my workout about twice a week in preparation for my wedding. Bar Method really helped tone my body—especially my arms—and I would recommend it to everyone. It is an incredible workout. I also used Weight Watchers Online to help with my diet. The stress of planning the wedding combined with the fact that 250 people would be looking at me in the least flattering color out there really seemed to help motivate me! Now, I am very happy to be married and back to wearing my favorite color—black." -Lizzy, San Francisco, CA
Learn Core Strengthening Secrets
"For my wedding weight loss plan, I started doing CORE FUSION®, which fuses core conditioning, Pilates, the Lotte Berk Method, interval cardio training, and yoga. Going to class motivated me in a group setting and focused on total body toning with extra focus on the core, which was my target area. The class bridges the mind and body to improve overall well being while fulfilling my fitness goals—a perfect workout to clear my head from the stressful planning leading up to the wedding! It was my favorite hour of the day and really kept me balanced. The class also taught me that you do not need to use heavy weights to get toned arms. They recommend 3 and 5 pound weights, which—believe it or not—still really toned my arms!" -Stephanie, New York, NY