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Shedding for the Wedding Contestants Learn the Importance of Counting Calories in Epsiode 3

Sara RueThis week’s episode of Shedding for the Wedding started off with a challenge to win dream flowers for each couple’s dream wedding. The couples had to race towards a table that was laden with flowers, while also pulling against the tension harnessed that had them penned to a fence. The winning couple was Valerie and Dave. Along with their dream flowers, they got to penalize another team with a  one-pound penalty in the next weigh-in. They choose Allison and David, aka Team Fairy Tale.

A big issue surfaced during this episode concerning food and the food journals the couples have been instructed to keep. It turns out that some of the women on the show – Valerie an Taylor – were not keeping track of what they were eating or how much they were eating. At one point, Taylor claimed she was only eating 600 calories a day. After some investigation, it was discovered that Taylor probably ate 600 calories in her breakfast alone and that she could not even remember everything she had eaten that day. It became even more apparent that Taylor was eating a lot more than a mere 600 calories a day; at the elimination weigh-in, we learned she had gained two pounds this week. Obviously, Peter was very upset about this and cussed.


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Shedding for the Wedding Episode 2 Recap

The second episode of Shedding for the Wedding began with a group trip to Beverly Hills where they met with their wedding planner, Brian, to discuss their wedding cakes. When the couples found out that they were going to have to taste the various cakes, some of the contestants were worried about the extra calories while others were excited about the opportunity to indulge in preparation for their weddings. Brooks and Samantha did eat some of the cake, because as Brooks said, “We can work out an extra half hour in the gym to work that little bit of cake off.” At the end of the contest, Samantha and Brooks were not the only ones to have their cake and eat it too: Taylor and Peter also chowed down on cake.

Keeping to the original cake theme of the episode, this week’s challenge was a cake walk. Each team had to carry their four-tiered cake through the mile and a half obstacle course. If they lose a tier, they get a time penalty, and the team with the longest time would lose privileges to work out with personal trainers Jennifer and Nicky. All of the teams lost at least one tier of their cake, except Laura and Austin, but their carefulness caused them to finish last. Allison and David finished first, and although they had a six minute penalty, they were the winners of the competition and their dream cake. The team the came in last with the time penalties and, therefore, lost privileges to work out with the trainers, was Team Gamers, Peter and Taylor.


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Shedding for the Wedding Episode 1 Recap

The CW’s newest television show Shedding for the Wedding premiered on February 23, 2011 among rave reviews. The show follows nine engaged couples who are overweight and want to shed that excess weight in time for their weddings. DietsinReview will be recapping this show each week as the show progresses to keep you updated.

The show began with a preview of what the season will entail and an introduction of the two trainers, Jennifer Cohen and Nicky Holender, who will whip the contestants into shape and the wedding planner, Brian Worley, who will help the couples make their unique dream weddings come true.

It was apparent right off the bat that Jennifer and Nicky mean business when it comes to getting these couples into shape. They start by putting the couples through an intense workout that draws tears from more than one contestant. While the couples are exercising, we are introduced to each team.


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Shedding for the Wedding Premiers Tonight

shedding for the weddingThe newest reality show on The CW combines two popular themes: weight-loss and wedding planning. From the creators of The Biggest Loser, the first episode of Shedding for the Wedding airs tonight.

Hosted by Sara Rue, nine couples will compete to lose weight and win the wedding of their dreams. Over the course of three months, the competitors have the chance to win smaller components of their big day, from rings to wedding cake. They will be aided by expert trainers Nicky Holender (who trains Kendra Wilkinson) and Jennifer Cohen, and celebrity nutritionist Ashley Koff. The couples will also get help from wedding planner Brian Worley.


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Shedding for the Wedding Announces the Contestants

Sarah RueThe newest weight-loss reality show, Shedding for the Wedding, recently announced the nine overweight couples who will be working to lose weight to win the wedding of their dreams. The show will be hosted by Sara Rue, who is a weight-loss success story herself. The show premiers on Wednesday, February 23, on the CW.

Without further ado, here are the nine couples:

Team Fairy Tale

Allison, 28, and David, 26, are from Auburn, New York. They got engaged in December of 2009. Allison begins the show weighing 170 pounds and David weights 265 pounds.

Team Fun and Games

Dawn is 27 and weights 180 pounds. Adam is 30 and weighs 235 pounds. They are from Hayward, California, and have been engaged since early 2010.

Team Hollywood
Laeresa is 25 and begins the show at 212 pounds. Stephen is 24 and weighs 263 pounds. They are from Hawthorne, California and are not yet engaged.

Team Football
Austin and Laura are both 26 and got engaged in November 2009. Austin begins the competition at 260 pounds, and Laura wights 190 pounds. They are from Champaign, Illinois.


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