London: Want to shed those extra pounds? Well, then all you need to do is get married -- at least that's what a new study suggests.

According to a poll of 3000 married women, more than half of brides lose 1st 2lb in the run-up to their wedding.

The research also showed that another one in 10 consciously orders a wedding dress in a smaller size, hoping to be able to diet into "Brides want to make sure they look their best," a daily quoted a spokesman for Appestat appetite suppressants, which commissioned the survey, as saying.
"They know the photos will be around for years to remind them how they looked," he added.