Beating bloat

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    Beating bloat


    Hey, gals,

    We've talked about pre-wedding diets that help you slim down (safely!), but I don't think we've ever covered this tip I just read in Fitness magazine:

    "Pineapple makes it a cinch to zip up your skinny jeans.  'It contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps break food down so that it speeds through your system faster, reducing bloat,' explains Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., auther of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth."

    So, maybe a $5 pinapple purchased and cut up the week of the wedding and eaten as part of breakfast every morning along with all the other tips (low salt, low sugar, no processed foods, high water, etc.) will help that much more.  Not that anyone who's posted their gowns needs help by any means, but don't we ALL want to feel thinner on our wedding days?!
     
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    That is a great idea.  Thank you so much for sharing!!
     
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    Interesting you should post this... I'm going to the beach next weekend, and I was just pondering whether I want to subject myself to a colonic first.  Undecided

    I'm not a fan of pineapple, but this would be easier.  And I can also see if there are other foods with the same enzyme.
     
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    I'm going to a pool party on Sunday and was thinking the same thing!  Although, I do like pineapple.  I wonder what else has it or if capsulized supplements are available that would be just as effective.
     
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    Not only does it come in capsule form (available at health food stores), it appears that it helps with arthritis, tendonitis, and similar conditions.  Then again, I find the list of side effects concerning.

    http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/herbsvitaminsa1/a/Bromelain.htm
     
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    I've never had any of those negative effects from eating pineapple or known anyone to have had any.  I think that's probably if you take it supplementally and maybe overdo it?  Maybe I should can that plan of eating 10 pineapples on Saturday!
     
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    A word of warning, if pineapple is not usually a big part of your diet, go steady on it.  The acid in it can also make ones tongue swell up... and, well, nothing will murder the wedding night quite like a swollen tongue.
     
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    nice tip, Kar, thanks for sharing!

    I'm going to assume those side effects are from ODing on it. I've been known to pig out on pineapple and it never gives me any problems.
     
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    Awesome - I'm so glad I saw that this morning! 

    My grandmother had a sensitivity to it that caused itching and swelling, but she didn't have to wolf down a whole pineapple to have a problem.  If you've never had pineapple, maybe give it a trial run before the week of your wedding just in case.
     
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    I love pineapple!  Thanks for the tip!  And I have to say I wouldn't mind feeling a little skinnier in a week or two.  I'm not sure if it is paranoia or what, but I'm petrified I won't be able to fit into my dress.  It was a little tight already and we let the hips out as far as they can go.  I just don't want to feel like crap all day because my dress is too tight!

    Think pineapple juice works too?  That would be easy to drink all week with breakfast!
     
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    Enzymes break down easily.  I do not have specific knowledge about pineapple juice, but it could be lessoned by time and processing.  I'd personally go for the fruit itself if I wanted to make sure I got all the benefits.  Aside from the enzymatic action, there is far less fiber in juice than the fruit it came from.  Get it pre-cored and sliced in the fresh produce section; it's not that much more expensive (at least at Price Chopper), and it will be just as convenient as pouring a glass of juice!

    P.S.  I worried about fitting in my dress, too, but as long as you weigh the same as when you had your last fitting, it WILL fit.
     
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    Isn't it a scientific fact that ALL brides lose at least 2-3lbs the week before their wedding? Yes, I think it is! :) Trex, you will do just fine :)
     
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    Trex, your dress has to be tight to stay up.  It's going to be perfect! 

    That said, for my sake, I hope to heck Peonie is right! 
     
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    Actually, yeah, that's totally true.  We were watching the newlywed game the other night, and in the intro they said the bride flashed the whole reception.  She said that she lost enough weight that the top was too loose to stay in the right place.  They had to have the photographer photoshop all the pictures (why didn't he just tell her at the time...safety pin, anyone?!).

    I didn't lose any, but I didn't gain, either.  If your jeans fit, your dress fits. :)
     
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    In Response to Re: Beating bloat:
    [QUOTE]Actually, yeah, that's totally true.  We were watching the newlywed game the other night, and in the intro they said the bride flashed the whole reception.  She said that she lost enough weight that the top was too loose to stay in the right place.  They had to have the photographer photoshop all the pictures (why didn't he just tell her at the time...safety pin, anyone?!). I didn't lose any, but I didn't gain, either.  If your jeans fit, your dress fits. :)
    Posted by kargiver[/QUOTE]

    Surprised

    This is why the jump test is so important for strapless gowns! I can't believe no one had a safety pin for her!
     
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    That is precisely why I don't wear strapless dresses.
     
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    To all you lovely ladies, who want to look skinny. Kar is right - bromelain does indeed make you get rid of your bloat. However, raw pineapple can be caustic. Be careful when you eat it. Too much will burn your esophagus. Don't eat it all be itself, but mix it with something else as a part of a meal. Or better, use suplements. I learned the hard way.
     
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    Randomly, this chick on Bridezillas a couple of weeks ago got a colonic.  She was a bigger girl to start, and she lost 3 pounds.  I suspect that, if I'm not quite as big as she was, it may not be worth it to lose a pound or two.

    So, pineapple is probably a better idea. 
     

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