catelynn lowellBetween taking classes, planning her wedding, and filming the last season of Teen Mom, Catelynn Lowell has her plate full these days. But that hasn't stopped her from eating better and exercising -- and it shows! Catelynn has reportedly dropped almost 20 pounds and 10 inches since September, and new photos show her looking not just trimmer, but happier and healthier, which is most important.

So the obvious question is: What the heck is she doing to slim down? Weight loss pills a la Snooki or Kim Kardashian? Growing her own veggies a la Amber Portwood's baby daddy Gary Shirley? Some other wacky reality show star diet?

Nope! According to Hollywood Life, Catelynn did it by jumping on the Weight Watchers bandwagon. For those of you who aren't former or current inductees of the proprietary program, Weight Watchers use specially calculated "PointsPlus" (based on a food's dietary fiber, fat, carbs, and protein) and a daily PointsPlus target to pare pounds slowly ... and thus, safely and effectively.

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I'm sure, like most brides, Catelynn is doing the plan with hopes of being more fit on her wedding day. Granted, the weight will come off a bit slower than a crazy crash diet. But when you do Weight Watchers, you know you're going to be encouraged to be active while eating a balanced, nutritious diet that emphasizes whole foods. You know you're going to eat food you like, and you're not going to feel deprived.

And that's part of the deal, too -- you have to eat! No starvation diet is ever going to last or, sheesh, work! I know plenty of brides say they drop pounds simply by being stressed and not having time to eat, but for plenty of women, that's a binge disaster waiting to happen. And not eating can cause your metabolism to slow down and hold onto fat for dear life.

So, given how much Catelynn has going on, she was incredibly smart to choose a realistic, balanced lifestyle plan over a temporary, potentially dangerous diet. Not to mention -- she's in good company. Maybe she has some tips for WW newbie and new mom Jessica Simpson!

Do you agree Catelynn is going about weight loss the right way?

 

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