Bachelor EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Iaconetti says she wants to lose 8lbs before summer wedding – Daily Mail

Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti will tie the knot in Rhode Island during the month of August in front of 180 people.

But before that big day the beauty told DailyMail.com that she wants to shed up to 8lbs and get back into her Bachelor In Paradise bikini shape.

That's why the stunner and her fiance – who are both 30-years-old – have joined the South Beach Diet.

Soon to be man and wife: Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti will tie the knot in Rhode Island during the month of August in front of 180 people

Soon to be man and wife: Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti will tie the knot in Rhode Island during the month of August in front of 180 people

Soon to be man and wife: Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti will tie the knot in Rhode Island during the month of August in front of 180 people

Slender dreams: But before that big day the beauty told DailyMail.com that she wants to shed up to 8lbs and get back in her Bachelor In Paradise bikini shape

Slender dreams: But before that big day the beauty told DailyMail.com that she wants to shed up to 8lbs and get back in her Bachelor In Paradise bikini shape

Slender dreams: But before that big day the beauty told DailyMail.com that she wants to shed up to 8lbs and get back in her Bachelor In Paradise bikini shape

New program: That's why she and her fiance have joined the South Beach Diet

New program: That's why she and her fiance have joined the South Beach Diet

New program: That's why she and her fiance have joined the South Beach Diet

‘When I first started dating Jared in March 2018 we didn't stop, we were eating a lot because we were in a blissful phase,' she told DailyMail.com exclusively.

‘We had pizza, burgers, Chinese food. We were just enjoying it all.'

But now they want to get lean again ahead of their August wedding.

‘I want my arms to be super toned so I look good in my white princess ballgown wedding dress,' the beauty – who has written the children's book Lucy & Clark: The Story Of Puppy Love – said.

Early days of love: 'When I first started dating Jared in March 2018 we didn't stop, we were eating a lot because we were in a blissful phase,' she told DailyMail.com exclusively

Early days of love: 'When I first started dating Jared in March 2018 we didn't stop, we were eating a lot because we were in a blissful phase,' she told DailyMail.com exclusively

Early days of love: ‘When I first started dating Jared in March 2018 we didn't stop, we were eating a lot because we were in a blissful phase,' she told DailyMail.com exclusively

Lean: But now they want to get lean again ahead of their August wedding. 'I want my arms to be super toned so I look good in my white princess ballgown wedding dress,' the beauty said

Lean: But now they want to get lean again ahead of their August wedding. 'I want my arms to be super toned so I look good in my white princess ballgown wedding dress,' the beauty said

Lean: But now they want to get lean again ahead of their August wedding. ‘I want my arms to be super toned so I look good in my white princess ballgown wedding dress,' the beauty said

V-day: The couple were also seen opening Valentine's Day gifts to each other

V-day: The couple were also seen opening Valentine's Day gifts to each other

V-day: The couple were also seen opening Valentine's Day gifts to each other

Good choice: He got his lady love this floral robe that she seemed to love

Good choice: He got his lady love this floral robe that she seemed to love

Good choice: He got his lady love this floral robe that she seemed to love

‘I actually will have two dresses. One for the ceremony by Lovella Bridal which will be classic and one for the party by Kinsley James Couture Bridal in West Hollywood which will be sleek.

‘I want to take a few pounds off and feel my best. I have already lost some weight. South Beach is good for me because I like warm meals and they have so many options.

‘We started South Beach about a month ago, and I've seen such a difference so far. I remember just being five days in and showing Jared my stomach. It looks so much more toned and thinned out, the way it used to look when I was younger.'

Wedding dress talk: 'I actually will have two dresses. One for the ceremony by Lovella Bridal which will be classic and one for the party by Kinsley James Couture Bridal in West Hollywood which will be sleek

Wedding dress talk: 'I actually will have two dresses. One for the ceremony by Lovella Bridal which will be classic and one for the party by Kinsley James Couture Bridal in West Hollywood which will be sleek

Wedding dress talk: ‘I actually will have two dresses. One for the ceremony by Lovella Bridal which will be classic and one for the party by Kinsley James Couture Bridal in West Hollywood which will be sleek

SBD just works for her: 'I want to take a few pounds off and feel my best. I have already lost some weight. South Beach is good for me because I like warm meals and they have so many options,' she said

SBD just works for her: 'I want to take a few pounds off and feel my best. I have already lost some weight. South Beach is good for me because I like warm meals and they have so many options,' she said

SBD just works for her: ‘I want to take a few pounds off and feel my best. I have already lost some weight. South Beach is good for me because I like warm meals and they have so many options,' she said

And Jared is also up for a new body as he wants to shed 10lbs. ‘I had a six pack when we met and now I have a half pack. I want to get back to where I was.

‘Right now, I don't feel confident taking my shirt off. I've already lost about 5 pounds in the first month, but I still have a little ways to go. I'd like to lose about 10 more pounds. I like South Beach because I'm starting to get back more into the gym and it has high protein, which is big for me because I don't always incorporate enough protein. The food is just better and there is no prep time, which is a major plus for us.'

And as far as the wedding, they said the nuptials will not be televised but some video will be released.

He got her this: Jared was also seen looking at a pink negligee while in Macy's

He got her this: Jared was also seen looking at a pink negligee while in Macy's

He got her this: Jared was also seen looking at a pink negligee while in Macy's

His side: And Jared is also up for a new body. 'I had a six pack when we met and now I have a half pack. I want to get back to where I was,' he said

His side: And Jared is also up for a new body. 'I had a six pack when we met and now I have a half pack. I want to get back to where I was,' he said

His side: And Jared is also up for a new body. ‘I had a six pack when we met and now I have a half pack. I want to get back to where I was,' he said

The plan: 'Right now, I don't feel confident taking my shirt off. I've already lost about 5 pounds in the first month, but I still have a little ways to go,' added the TV star

The plan: 'Right now, I don't feel confident taking my shirt off. I've already lost about 5 pounds in the first month, but I still have a little ways to go,' added the TV star

The plan: ‘Right now, I don't feel confident taking my shirt off. I've already lost about 5 pounds in the first month, but I still have a little ways to go,' added the TV star

‘It will be romantic, not like some big party,' Ashley said. ‘It will be a timeless experience. We are sappy romantics. We want to give people all the feels.' 

The honeymoon will definitely involve bikinis.

‘We want to look our best in swim suits because we will be somewhere warm like the Mediterranean, maybe Greece, or some place like Bora Bora.'

Now for workout clothes: He also snapped up some workout attire for Ashley

Now for workout clothes: He also snapped up some workout attire for Ashley

Now for workout clothes: He also snapped up some workout attire for Ashley

He wants her to 'be mindful': This shirt said a lot. He also looked at some workout leggings

He wants her to 'be mindful': This shirt said a lot. He also looked at some workout leggings

He wants her to ‘be mindful': This shirt said a lot. He also looked at some workout leggings

On Thursday they will celebrate their first official Valentine's Day as a couple.

They were seen preparing for the big day. 

Jared shopped at Macy's Beverly Center in Los Angeles to pick out the perfect Valentine's gifts for his bride-to-be. The pair were then seen around town walking their dog (Lois) and getting close at a local park before heading home where Jared gave Ashley lingerie, an activewear outfit and a velvet robe.

Jared also gave some advice while shopping for Ashley saying, ‘One thing I've learned over the years for Valentine's Day is to stay out of the appliance area.

Two bags for Ash: He was seen with two large red bags from Macy's

Two bags for Ash: He was seen with two large red bags from Macy's

Two bags for Ash: He was seen with two large red bags from Macy's

More on his diet:; I'd like to lose about 10 more pounds. I like South Beach because I'm starting to get back more into the gym and it has high protein, which is big for me because I don't always incorporate enough protein. The food is just better and there is no prep time, which is a major plus for us,' he said

More on his diet:; I'd like to lose about 10 more pounds. I like South Beach because I'm starting to get back more into the gym and it has high protein, which is big for me because I don't always incorporate enough protein. The food is just better and there is no prep time, which is a major plus for us,' he said

More on his diet:; I'd like to lose about 10 more pounds. I like South Beach because I'm starting to get back more into the gym and it has high protein, which is big for me because I don't always incorporate enough protein. The food is just better and there is no prep time, which is a major plus for us,' he said

‘Now, I love me some waffles, but not only are they not South Beach Diet friendly, they are not good gifts. 

‘Also, I'd put dustbusters, vacuum cleaners and irons on the ‘do not gift' list. Just a word to the wise.'  

Jared and Ashley are fresh additions to a slate of new South Beach Diet brand ambassadors, including reality television personalities Savannah Chrisley and a slew of lifestyle and wellness influencers.

Jessie James Decker continues to serve as lead ambassador for South Beach, appearing in new television commercials, digital ads and across social media platforms.

Earlier this year, the Company announced its South Beach Diet Keto-Friendly program, a low-carb, high-fat dietary pattern consistent with a keto diet. This new program was inspired by the growing trend toward health-conscious consumers pursuing keto lifestyle and products, which have been associated with health benefits, weight loss and performance. 

They go everywhere together: The two at a 2019 Pre-GRAMMY event presented at the Liaison Restaurant in Los Angeles

They go everywhere together: The two at a 2019 Pre-GRAMMY event presented at the Liaison Restaurant in Los Angeles

They go everywhere together: The two at a 2019 Pre-GRAMMY event presented at the Liaison Restaurant in Los Angeles

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