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Brides Go to Drastic Lengths to Lose Pounds

March 2, 2009

And then there is the very real fact that, with so many wedding uncertainties (how the centerpieces will turn out, if family members will get along or what the best man will say in his toast), a bride’s weight is often the only thing she can control. “With any kind of eating problem—excessive dieting or more disordered—we talk in terms of control mechanisms,” says Stacey Rosenfeld, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist specializing in eating disorders at Columbia University Medical Center, in NYC. “You focus on your body and food to the exclusion of other things. At a stressful time like a wedding, when you’re trying to get everything together, it might be easier to focus on how many calories you’re eating.”

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