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Health Alert: Wedding Weight

CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- A warning if you are trying to lose weight for a wedding.
A new report in the journal "Body Image" found those who try to diet for the big day tend to gain weight rather than lose it.  Researchers recruited more than 340 women who were about a year away from the wedding day. They all said they wanted to lose weight.
They recorded weights internally, a month before the wedding, and six months after it.  Most wanted to drop 20 to 30 pounds.  But researchers found not only did they not drop that weight before the wedding, they instead weighed more six months after the weeding than they did at the beginning of the study.

Experts  at the Cleveland Clinic, who also supplied the video, say the pressure of an impending wedding may make it more difficult to manage a weight-loss plan.  If you are thinking of dropping pounds prior to a wedding or another big event it's suggested you don't try and do it on deadline.  Rather focus on changes you can make and keep even after the wedding or event.  Such as better eating changes and fitting in fitness that is realistic for your own busy lifestyle.

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