As I am working with so many brides I realise what a big issue this is. We all want to look good on our wedding day and one of the major things brides struggle with is losing weight to fit into their dress perfectly. I just wanted to go through some of the treatments and options out there that either myself or my brides have tried. As I was writing this blog post I realised that it was very long! So I have broken it into smaller posts which I will release every week.
First up is Meal Replacement namely The Nup0 Diet.
If you are really close to your wedding date and just need to get rid of some of those final pounds then Nupo is for you. I tried the Nupo Diet Programme for 2 weeks before a friend’s wedding and was delighted with the results.
There are two options when embarking on the Nupo Diet, one of which is called the VLCD which stands for Very Low Calorie Diet. This consists of 6 Nupo Meals (A Shake, Soup or Bar, which you can only have one of) per day. If you follow this strict diet you will be consuming only 700 calories!! However you will be getting 100% of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body needs, whilst keeping your blood sugar stable.
While I was on the programme, I tried most of the products except for the Chicken as I am a vegetarian. I loved the shakes and bars the most, the vegetable soup on the other hand was disgusting! Couldn’t even bring myself to finish the first one. There is such a variety of flavours in the shakes though, which meant I never got bored with the selection. I had the Blueberry Shake for Breakfast, Strawberry for snack time, Cafe Latte for Lunch, a snack bar for dinner (Hazlenut, Chocolate or Coconut) and the Chocolate Shake before going to bed. I thought would be starving, but I actually found them quite filling. I guess there is alot of protein in them, so it does keep you full. One thing I did notice is that my breath did get a bit smelly and I was very thirsty all the time. It does recommend you have at least 2 litres of water a day which I was doing and more! I have never been great at drinking water, but my skin really thanked me for it.
Initially the weight fell off me I was so delighted, nearly half a stone in a week! I was hoping that the same would happen in the second week, but unfortunately the weightloss slowed down. I lost a bit more weight, but then I put it back on again, so I levelled off at losing about 5 pounds which have stayed off. This probably doesn’t seem like alot to most people, but for the months prior to the Nupo Very Low Calorie Diet I had been trying to lose weight without any success, the only direction the scales moved was up!
Where I really noticed the difference was in my clothes, suddenly the jeans I had been avoiding were comfy again. I also felt that I didn’t have to hold my stomach in which was a great feeling when wearing a figure skimming dress at the wedding. Here I am pictured below on the left with my friends, looking and feeling happy! What I really noticed was that it gave me my will power back again and really boosted my morale getting me back into a healthy eating frame of mind.
I think that it is a fantastic regime to use if your wedding is nearly here and you just want to give your last weightloss efforts an extra boost. I also found the shakes and bars really handy, I could have my meals on the go without too much thought. This is excellent for busy brides who have so much to do in the final weeks of the wedding they don’t have as much time to prepare healthy meals.
Have you tried the Nupo Diet? What did you think?
Lots of love,