Clearly, any diet is only as effective as you make it. Keep a short leash on your willpower most of the time, but allow yourself to let loose a little bit one day a week. Indulge yourself with tasty Sunday pancakes, Friday night pizza parties or margarita Mondays with the girls.
By allowing yourself the occasional splurge, you'll feel less deprived and be more likely to successfully continue your diet. Brides who strictly deprive themselves 100 percent of the time often end up bingeing at much higher levels than they would have otherwise. So, when presented with a tray of treats, do your diet a favor: Pick the healthiest option and eat one, rather than five.