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YAY OR NAY: Dieting before the big day

By AbiSilvester on April 15th, 2009 0 comments yet. Be the First

slimming.jpgAfter posting about dress decisions for bigger brides yesterday, I got thinking about the whole bridal body shape question, and whether it’s a good idea to diet before getting married. In many ways I understand the tradition of slimming down to look and feel fantastic on the day, and if I do think that if there was an aspect of my body I was particularly unhappy with, I’d probably want to work on it before facing the wedding photographer too. Not to mention wanting to look good in what would probably be the most expensive clothes purchase of my life…

But I have to admit I’m not comfortable with the idea. Commiting to your life partner while not in your ‘natural’ state seems wrong to me, and I’m also not convinced it’s healthy; I know that it’s not uncommon for a bride to slim down dramatically for her wedding, only to pile on twice as many pounds afterwards as a result of going on a crash diet coupled with stress, and there are plenty of ways a bride of any size can look stunning using smart dressing techniques.

So what do you think? Share your views in the poll after the jump

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