Friday, June 10, 2011

Fit for the Big Day

Fit for the Big Day
Published MOD Magazine June 2011 Bridal Special

BRIDES are the best example of figure-conscious women. Take recently wed Kate Middleton, who many considered to have a fab body with her size 6 prior to her wedding. But when she walked down the aisle, she was down to an enviable, eat-your-heart-out size 2!
Pre-wedding jitters or the now popular Dukan diet might have caused the weight loss. But hey, isn’t it a bride’s dream to always look beautiful when she dons that white gown?

Method Madness
HERE are modern methods of eating healthy and exercising right:
The 5-Factor Diet
Harley Pasternak, author of The 5-Factor World Diet, says, “The key is to have amazing shoulders and arms. Posture is really important. But it’s also important to have a really tight midsection, because the way a wedding dress hugs your midsection, you really want it lean and tight.”
Who’s into it: Hilary Duff and Katy Perry were just a few who tried to trim down before their big day. Katy was said to have dropped down to two dress sizes.
What to do: Eat five meals—two big meals and three snack meals a day. Don’t forget to exercise at least 25 minutes for 5 days a week.

Tracy Anderson Method
When stars such as Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow swear by this program, then you know that all the pain of exercise has its gain.
Who’s into it: Nicole Richie and Emily Blunt have both tested its efficiency before saying “I do.”
What to do: Limit what you eat and follow a strict diet plan, work out six days a week, with an hour devoted to dance aerobics and another to toning exercises.

Caveman’s Way Says S. Boyd Eaton, “We are the heirs of inherited characteristics accrued over millions of years; the vast majority of our biochemistry and physiology are tuned to life conditions that existed before the advent of agriculture some 10,000 years ago. Genetically, our bodies are virtually the same as they were at the end of the Paleolithic era some 20,000 years ago.”
Who’s into it: Elizabeth Hurley, whose model body got an even greater tone-up when she walked down the aisle. What to do: Swear off junk and fast food and munch only on food available during the Paleolithic times—plants and animals.

A physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, yoga has gained a following with fitness buffs.
Who’s into it: Reese Witherspoon has always been into running, but she had been seen with a yoga mat to prep for her recent wedding.
What you have to do: Enroll in a class or play that yoga video and get ready to stretch and tone your muscles

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