Extreme K-E Diet to Lose Weight for the Wedding; Nasogastric Tube Diet, What?
Women in our culture are compelled to look like Barbie dolls, and if they can't sport huge breasts and tiny waists, they MUST absolutely be slender or be "out of the loop," especially if they are known "brands." For the average women, depending upon whether she lives on the coasts, in the south or the mid west, there are varying degrees of the obsession with obesity and thinness. But no matter how much women may deceive others that they are fine with 20-30 pounds of extra weight on their bodies (over the BMI weight calculator's Normal range) most feel uncomfortable about it and will attempt to diet and exercise. This is especially true if they are going to a big event like a wedding. Those wedding pictures, if they are in the bridal party? They must do everything in their power not to look fat into perpetuity (so the thinking goes).
What if the woman is the bride? OMG! She must be stunning, a fairy tale princess like the reigning Duchess Cate. And regardless of socio economic background and culture, she shouldn't be fat because thin is the crucial beauty standard. So slender beauty is a cultural folkway for brides. Even black women more and more are being held to this ideal. People Magazine has named Beyoncé as the most beautiful woman in the world, sans the weight she had gained with her baby; she appears thinner than she did before, and it's probably because she is on a strict protein diet with regimented exercising three times a week for 90 minutes at a time. But she's Beyoncé and can afford to spend millions to get back into shape to compete with Jennifer Hudson.
What do you do if you're an average women and can't afford trainers and specially made chef meals that taste yummy and are full of protein? Fat and fairy tale princess don't fit. Do you do what many women do: diet and exercise, lose enough weight to look OK and once you're married balloon to a weight heavier than you were before the diet, gorging on the pizza, chips and croissants you didn't eat to get into your bridal dress? Or do you just suck it up? Are you just a fat bride in denial, spending hundreds for wedding pictures you never display or view again?
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