Monday, January 28, 2008

Dieting and the Bridezilla Factor

I was reading this article about how more than 70% of brides-to-be lose weight before the big day. Even more disturbing is that more than one-third choose to take diet pills and even fast. While it is important to get that perfect wedding look, it's important to remember that part of preparing for the big is the experience and sheer joy of planning a wedding. So if you starving oneself in order to fit into size 4 gown, think hard about what you are doing unless you are doing it safely and within a healthy regimen. After all, you don't want to faint or feel like a waif even you look good in that gown because deep down inside, your body is starving. And since extreme dieting eventually comes back as a double whammy in weight, going to great extents to lose weight without a proper nutritional plan is simply dangerous. For anyone out there fasting yourself, do realize that it's about sensible. For the full article, go here.


Lizzy said...

I couldn't agree more - it's really sad how many brides-to-be go to extreme dieting measures.

SC said...

Agreed. It's sad, too, that it not only affects how they feel, health-wise, but their behaviour as well, especially towards others. Planning a wedding involves a lot of people (many of them close to the bride) and it can be stressful. You mention "Bridezilla" in the title. I should think a fair few Bridezillas are likely cranky crash-dieters on a sugar-low, no?