"My wedding was the perfect excuse to take back control of my health. While I’ve always liked kale and quinoa as much as I like macaroni and cheese, I needed a system (not a diet) to help me make smarter choices and eat intentionally leading up to the big day, and beyond. And Shed for the Wed did just that. Not only was I provided with delicious recipes, but also helpful information and lots of motivation. This is not a crash diet course, it’s a different way of eating. And with that, it’s completely adaptable to your lifestyle: you are given a certain number of cheat days, resources on how to eat out at restaurants, and recipe options you can play with to best fit your preferences. It sets you up for long-term success, but also short-term as well. Over the course of 2 months, I lost 13 pounds!
Week 1 was the most challenging week for me, as I had to learn to curb my cravings (white sugars) and snack smarter. Thankfully, my friend at work and I were doing Shed for the Wed together, so she kept me on track. Having a buddy throughout the process was very beneficial, to not only share the experience with, but to hold each other accountable as well.
But even without a buddy, Shed for the Wed sets you up for success. Alexandra was always there to answer questions right away, and the Facebook group was a safe place to ask advice (and share pictures of the yummy food) from Alexandra and other Shedders. Plus, the recipes were so good that my now-husband was happy to eat whatever I was making.
Just a few weeks into the program, I felt different—good different. I was losing weight, my energy levels were up, my skin was clearer. By my wedding day, I felt so good in my body: slender, strong, confident, glowing. I felt beautiful." - Jamie H. (Bride in Detroit, MI)