Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rachel's Four Week Wedding Weight Loss Plan

By Rachel Laber

Rachel's experience after gaining and losing weight from her first pregnancy encouraged her to become a certified Personal Trainer. She now helps others "commit to the game" and live a healthy lifestyle free of fad diets. She lives with her husband and two kids in Agoura Hills, CA. Read more about her health musings and personal experiences at

It's crunch time! 

Four Week Wedding Weight Loss Plan

When needing to jump-start your body for weight loss - or you have a big event such as a wedding coming up! - use this plan to help you reach your goal in due time! 

Granted, you're already cutting out white flour and sugar from your diet. Add these guidelines in the weeks before your goal date:

4 Weeks Before

Eat six small meals a day. For example, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00. Your portions should be small. First three meals should include carbs, and only lean proteins and veggies for the rest of the meals. Limit fruit to two a day and eat them before 4pm.

Workouts should be five days a week: Three hard days which include strength training plus cardio and light cardio on the days in between.

2 Weeks Before

Six small meals. Only first two with carbs. Cut out fruit. Cut out Diet drinks.

1 Week Before

Six small meals. Only the first with carbs. No fruit. No salt. No diet drinks. Stay away from veggies that cause bloating (ie,  broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, etc). Eat lots of lean proteins and greens and drink tons of water! Up cardio intensity to burn calories everday of that last week.

When the big day arrives, enjoy the wedding cake! 

[Please note, this is a special-event four week prep-plan and should not be used for day to day life!]

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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Can you completely go back to eating your usual diet after this??

Rachel Laber said... [Reply to comment]

Depends what your diet is. If its completely different I'd suggest easing back into it. Adding in a few foods each day to see how your body reacts. Don't go all out b/c you risk gaining it all back and more..keep eating the basics proteins and veggies and slowly add different grains and starches- fruits, etc..and eventually u can switch up the proteins if u want to..

Hanna said... [Reply to comment]

What happens if you don't lose weight doing this? :( Could there be something wrong???