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How one bride lost more than 60 pounds before her wedding

we now have that wedding weight-loss

journey a bride determined to get

healthy before her big day is sharing

how she dropped more than sixty pounds

without surgery Diane Macedo has her

story

it's one woman's remarkable

transformation from this to this 35 year

old Melissa mountain dropping more than

60 pounds in five months I just got

tired of looking at myself in the mirror

and seeing what I was seeing every day I

didn't want to be that quote-unquote fat

bride at my wedding

step 1 get in control of her diet drink

more water I was a huge soda addict

chicken the pork salmon usually a

vegetable side I think a lot of it was

controlling the portions her favorite

healthy hack ditch the salad dressing

for salsa dressings tend to have more

calories step to making Fitness a

priority Melissa brought the gym home by

adding an entire workout room and stayed

motivated by tracking her food and

workouts with the free app lose it by

setting small goals you know 20 pounds

30 pounds and you keep pushing your goal

out farther as you reach those goals

that's gonna motivate you even more her

other big incentive the dress I actually

had to end up exchanging my wedding

dress for a smaller size the fact that I

had to get a smaller wedding dress just

made me feel even that much better but

perhaps her biggest motivator was her

husband Kevin who lost more than 60

pounds himself it's nice to go in from

size 2x barely fitting down to a size

large I just wanted to help her out with

her weight loss it's hard to do it by

yourself

without having somebody there to

encourage you I had tried it a few times

in the past and I would lose 20 pounds

and something would come up and it was

one excuse after another I'll get back

on to it Monday or you know the 1st of

the month I'll start again and I think

having him

motivate me and being by my side doing

it that helped out tremendously life

just a lot easier now the more weight

you lose more energy you have the

healthier you feel it's just such a

better life now for Good Morning America

Diane Macedo ABC News New York

we are so glad that they're happy let's

bring in our nutritionist now

welcome I am a fire exercise motivation

one of the most motivational Melissa

well I love that melissa was motivated

by this desire for a lasting change I

mean that was fantastic you know I often

tell my patients when you go to your job

you're always prepared for presentations

however when it comes to food you don't

plan throughout the day right so I mean

to see impactful change it's important

to make mindful intentional choices

around what you're putting into your

body right right but there's so much out

there there's all these different diet

plans and things like that so how can

you help us in balancing what we're

eating okay so we know that there is no

such thing as one-size-fits-all right

right right

I love the plate method because you're

able to modify it according to the

individual person you start with half

your plate as non starchy vegetables one

quarter is protein followed by a quarter

as grains beans or starchy vegetables

and here in real life we've got broccoli

as well as green beans so it's a really

nice mix of vegetables right followed by

grilled chicken and then sweet potato

you know we also saw with Melissa it was

really clever hugged her how she swapped

out salad dressing with salsa yeah I

love that so instead of going for those

like sugary calorie rich you know

dressings I personally love a spice I

love a pickled jalapeño a lot of spice

girl oh my god there's so much spice

I'd love to put it on my NEETs I'd love

to put it on my veggies I'll put it

anywhere because you know sometimes you

look at that as being bland which we

shouldn't but you know you can spice it

up a little bit absent ability it was

key yes accountability is absolutely key

so she used to app that helped her track

what she was putting into her body in

terms of food as well as her physical

activity so for some people the app may

not work and they're gonna look to like

a social media platform with a

supportive community either way you need

to be accountable for what you're doing

that's right all right Maya thank you

very much well hey there GMA fans Robin

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