Nicole Lee Hamann Bridal Spotlight

Each week, we feature shape-up secrets from real brides who slimmed down for their wedding. Steal this week’s weight-loss winner’s top tips.
by The Knot

Nicole's Secrets to Getting in Wedding Shape:

1. Track It

"I wrote down what I ate each day, looking up calories and nutrition, and found the right combination of foods I enjoyed that were healthy."

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2. Be Realistic

"It won't stick if you crash-diet over a week or two. I set weight-loss goals over a period of a few months, which felt so great to achieve!"

3. Put Yourself First

"Put yourself as a priority in the wedding planning. I love that I have so much more confidence for my wedding day. Instead of feeling self-conscious in my strapless gown and taking all those pictures, I can't wait to walk down the aisle in front of friends and family. In all my wedding preparations, this is the one I am most thankful for."

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