Bridezillas on a Diet?

The New York Times ran a story on their blog, The Well, with the news that yes, a huge percentage of brides diet before their wedding.

They cited a study of engaged women in which half of the brides-to-be were already of normal weight. “Dr. Neighbors found that 91 percent of the women were worried about their weight, reporting that they wanted to lose weight or were actively trying to prevent weight gain. By comparison, national data show that about 62 percent of similarly aged women have the same concerns.”

articles_altGood grief, what’s wrong with us?

People commenting on the story not only had a lot to say about the pressure to be thin (especially from wedding mags), but also engaged in some debate about whether “bridezilla” is a lighthearted term or a sexist, pejorative one.

Are you on a diet? How do you feel about the term “bridezilla”?