Bridal Weight Loss – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something…Inserted?
As a RN and fitness coach, I had thought that I heard it all…all the crazy, unhealthy ways that people will attempt to lose weight…until the other day. “I” was actually caught off-guard with the latest: brides-to-be using feeding tubes to rapidly lose weight. I immediately felt the hair on the back of my neck stand up as I shook my head. Huh? Are you kidding?!?!?! The piece that bothers me the most is that a physician has to ok it. HOW can a medical doctor feel that this is a healthy method of weight loss?
I MUST speak from a RN perspective. I have over 20 years experience and spent the majority of that time taking care of hospice patients. To see perfectly healthy women CHOOSE to use a feeding tube for weight-loss is gut-wrenching. I think of the thousands of people that I took care of who would have done anything to be able to EAT food. I just don’t get why women would do this to themselves.
It’s not the most comfortable thing in the world to have a feeding tube inserted. I’ve inserted many over my years. It’s not something that anyone ever said “OOOOHHHHHH…I WANT ONE!” Not once did I take care of someone who chose a feeding tube because they wanted to lose a few pounds. It was often a life & death choice and never made lightly by the patient and family.
Look…I’ve been a bride. I GET it. I know you want to look beautiful on your wedding day…for yourself…for your man. To go to any extreme to achieve it, however, can be incredibly detrimental to your health, both physical and mental. Why would you spend $1500 (yep, that’s what it costs for the diet) when instead, you could invest far less money (using the rest of the cash on your honeymoon!) and lose weight in healthy, natural way?
HOW do you do it, you ask? Well, it takes planning. You cannot start 2 weeks before your wedding and expect to lose 20 lbs in a healthy manner. It takes a consistent nutrition and exercise plan. Nope, don’t give me the excuses…the lack of time, lack of money (ummmmm…remember $1500 for a feeding tube), lack of motivation, etc. If you want to do this the correct, long-term results way, I’m telling you how it’s done. Nutrition, fitness, and support. Period.
If you aren’t sure WHERE to even begin, I suggest that you grab a copy of my FREE food guide above as your initial step. If you already have it, drop me a line. Let me know when your wedding date (or any other BIG date you may have) is and let’s put a personalized plan together for you to have the bridal weight loss you desire.
Remember, your man loves YOU for WHO you are. Take care of yourself so you can have a long, healthy life together.