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The Do's and Don'ts of Wedding Weight Loss

How to lose weight before the big day -- and avoid 'heavier ever after'

Say "I Don't" to Post-Wedding Weight Gain continued...

Lee and Mercer offer these tips for avoiding post­wedding weight gain:

  • Keep a well-stocked pantry. Having no food in the house can cause too many trips through the drive-through.
  • Plan meals ahead. Go to the grocery store with a list.
  • Focus on seasonal fruits and vegetables. It'll help your budget as well as ensure a healthy variety.
  • Watch portion sizes. Men are usually larger and require more calories than women, so portion sizes among couples shouldn't necessarily be equal.
  • Make exercise a part of your new life together. Take a walk after dinner, or learn a new sport as a couple.

"Cooking and exercising together is a good way to support each other," says Lee, "and that's an important part of marriage."

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Reviewed on May 12, 2006

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