So you've been looking forward to a big event for months. Every detail, from the dress to the hair, has been planned out and you even vowed to yourself that you would start dieting well in advance. Well, now you're a week out and you realize that the whole "eating right" thing didn't exactly go according to plan. While the situation isn't ideal, it isn't hopeless. There are a number of last-minute tricks to shed those extra pounds in a hurry. Click through for our top five fixes.

These may be short-term solutions, and that water weight may likely come back soon after you sip that first glass of champagne. But hey, at least you'll fit into that dress for the night. You can slim down the "right" way for the next event... maybe.

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