Better.TV discusses the best way to lose weight for your upcoming reunion, and how to get your body into shape.
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Rhiannon Ally: Of the last time we were a prom dresses might be ages ago they probably don’t fit anymore. But those class reunions leave us wishing they did. There are three moments in life that motivate people to loss weight and upcoming wedding after having a baby and yup you guess it a class reunion. In fact more than 82% of reunion attendees say they do plan to change something about themselves physically to prepare for the big day. Lisa Dorfman is a nutritionist and author of the Reunion Diet. She’s here with some tips to help get your reunion ready in no time. Now Lisa reunions are one of those things we know they’re coming but they still sneak up on this. Lisa Dorfman: They do and you know the longer you have to prepare the better you will love be prepared to look your very best for these reunions. Rhiannon Ally: So what’s the first thing you should do if you do know it’s coming up in a few months? Lisa Dorfman: Will I say, give yourself time, the more time you have the more time you have to work on your food choices and your exercise and even get a new outfit and look your very best and feel best to build your confidence before you get there. Rhiannon Ally: So if you’re planning for the next year you have plenty of time but for this year you may only have a few weeks. Lisa Dorfman: Yeah. Rhiannon Ally: What should people do? Lisa Dorfman: You know we found in our research that people could be just as successful with one month or lesser to the six month but you just can’t and depend on that and being long lasting lifestyle habits. Rhiannon Ally: Now I do want to asks, you mention you know getting your body back together that’s probably the number one thing people want to do for there reunion. Lisa Dorfman: Yeah. Rhiannon Ally: So what are some quick tips for people they do? Lisa Dorfman: Well what I suggest is that you pin up a picture of yourself when you felt best about yourself. Sometimes its waist, sometimes its fitness, sometimes it just you know a happy time in your life. So post that picture and at least you have something to shot for. Rhiannon Ally: That’s a great idea, what about connecting with those old high school buddies. Is that a good idea before the reunion or should you wait and just surprise them. Lisa Dorfman: You know that’s the great thing about Facebook and classmates.com and all these website you get a kind of scope out and look whose around, look who’s coming to the reunion. So if its an old flame and old love you want to look your very best and that actually could crank you up and get you excited about going back and looking your best. Rhiannon Ally: Yes and a lot of people working out of course is probably the number one thing changing your diet as you mention. What about— how do you feel about plastic surgery or something a little more drastic? Lisa Dorfman: Well, you’re asking a 49 year old so many people who go back to there 20 and 30th reunion have life like showing on there face. So a little bit of botox, a lot of foundation is probably the safer way to go. I don’t recommend getting any plastic surgery right before the reunion because then you don’t feel like yourself at least not right away. Rhiannon Ally: We’ve all seen this chemical pills going bad. Lisa Dorfman: Yeah. Rhiannon Ally: You’ve wrote some things— are these diet staples that you think people should incorporate right before reunion? Lisa Dorfman: Yeah, you know what we’ve found in our research in my 27 years of practices is that some food just work when you’re trying to loss weight. Number one they taste good, number two they associate you they last long period of time and three they filled with fiber. Fiber is that feeling nutrient, that carbohydrate that well you know those are good happen just keep things very fit if you well. Rhiannon Ally: One last question for you, this is a big one. Should you bring your spouse to your reunion? Lisa Dorfman: Well I have not brought my spouse to my reun