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Is Kim Kardashian worried about losing weight for wedding photos?

August 15, 2011|By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
  • Kim Kardashian, who'll be wearing a Vera Wang dress on her wedding day, is reportedly exercising and cutting fat and sugar from her diet.
Kim Kardashian, who'll be wearing a Vera Wang dress on her wedding… (Vincent Damourette / EPA )

Kim Kardashian may have had a fabulous body already, but her appearance in a floor-length white dress at the Do Something Awards had celeb bloggers taking note of the reality-TV starlet's slimmer silhouette.

Turns out the soon-to-be Mrs. Kris Humphries, whose Vera Wang gown earned compliments from Tyra Banks, might be just as concerned about fitting into her dress as the next bride. Kardashian has reportedly enlisted the aid of two star trainers and cut fat and sugar from her diet.

Kardashian's focus on how she'll look in the wedding photos may be a sign that pre-wedding weight anxiety affects far too many women, regardless of body type.

In fact, it turns out to be a rather well-studied topic. Take a 2009 paper in the Journal of Health Psychology, which surveyed 879 Australian brides. It found that nearly 75% had resolved to exercise more and to follow a "healthy eating plan," and more than 35% said they would cut fat or carbs from their diets.

Sounds similar to Kardashian's reported strategy. Now here's the part that, hopefully, doesn't mirror Kardashian's goals: The brides in this study wanted to lose a whopping 18 pounds, on average, by their wedding day.

If that doesn't sound brutal enough, a third of them had been told to lose weight by someone else. If either of those stats are true in Kim's case, yikes.

"These findings ... highlight the need to promote a healthier bridal body ideal," the study authors write. No kidding.

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