Have you ever had that special occasion that you wanted to lose a few extra pounds before attending? Well I know I have and continue to have. I think special occasions are great opportunities to reboot our healthy living. A time to check in and make sure that we are on top of all our choices. However if you switch up your lifestyle completely just to lose a few pounds you may feel better for the day but as soon as you celebrate and go back to your habits prior you will gain your weight back and probably more.
Why? Well there are a few reasons why. Many people think that if they eat a very limited amount of calories they will lose weight. This is true, the problem is that your body now thinks it starving. When your body goes into starvation mode it’s natural instinct is to survive. Survival for our bodies means that they will start storing the next time there is food. We operate on a feast and famine cycle so if there are extremely lows and highs of calorie intake our bodies will get as much as it can take during the highs so that they have reserves during the lows.
Another reason is that often the “lose a few pounds super quick” techniques are just another form of dehydration. What does this mean? It means that as soon as your replace the water you lost you will be back where you started. This is more of an instant reaction. Whether it’s from some type of cleanse which can dehydrate your body from flushing your system. Or if you have the late night plastic body suit purchase that you wear to the gym the week before. Or if you have the time and money to go get a body wrap at a spa, you will loose some weight or some inches but don’t try to fit in your dress the next day and feel the same way in it.
These types of techniques are not what I’m talking about when I said I think special occasions can be a great opportunity to jump start or reboot healthy habits. I’m talking about setting a goal and implementing exercise and healthy eating choices months before not the week before. On Live Big With Ali Vincent, you get to meet Dominique who is getting ready for a day she’s dreamt of for years..... her wedding day. Of course Dominique wants to feel amazing walking down the aisle. However she wants to jumpstart her new life as husband and wife in a healthy way.
Check out to see what worked for Dominique or will the wedding pressure prove to be too much to handle? CLICK HERE