You have found your beau, bought the most magnificent wedding dress available in the market, sent the invites and the banns, and the clock is finally ticking towards your D-day. There will be music and dancing followed by a month of honeymooning at a top tourist destination of your choosing. But not just yet, you realize that you are not in the most perfect of shapes for all the activities lined up for your wedding. There is nothing wrong with being plus size, in fact you should feel proud of your physique. Being in shape does not mean you have to be string-thin. With this all-inclusive mentality, it becomes prudent to explore some of the best dieting tips that will help you get in shape for you wedding day and for the activities scheduled thereafter.
This exclusive article gives the best dieting tips for brides.
Six Months before the Big Day
This time can form the difference between appearing in your wedding wearing plus size wedding dresses and appearing in a cute modest wedding gown. No matter the pounds that you want to shed, start now. Cardio and weight training workouts should be incorporated in your daily training schedule. 3-5 times of doing cardio every week will make you start looking lean and sleek. On the other hand, weight training will help youshed off some weight from the arms and shoulders; a good image for a strapless wedding gown.
This is also the time to eliminate processed foods from your menu and ladle your fridge with low calorie, higher fiber supplements. Vegetables, fruits and whole grains should form part of your diet at this particular period. This is also the time to pick up breakfast if you have been skipping it. It will help you feel energized for workouts throughout the day. Some good ideas for breakfast at this time will include:
• Oatmeal with a spice of walnuts and cinnamon
• Scrambled egg wrapped in whole grain
• Banana smoothie coupled with almond milk
Three Months from the Wedding Day
Avoid the pitfalls that many brides collapse into when the wedding day is drawing close. If there was ever a time to intensify your workouts, then it definitely is now. Avoid the temptation to start stress eating or eating in restaurants unless you have the sole goal of attending your wedding in plus size dresses. Cooking your own food is not only healthy but also cost-effective.
Continue with the diet and the exercise from the past 3 months, and everything should be fine.
24 hours from the material day
You made it this far and the modest wedding gown you chose will be a snug feet. But you are still 24 hours from the altar and worried-sick over what should form your last few meals before you tie the knot.
First you will need to avoid foods that may cause bloating these include carbonated drinks, legumes, many fried and canned foods will be a bad idea. Instead eat foods that fight bloating. Some of the best in the list will include cucumbers, artichoke, asparagus, watercress and celery.
It will also be a bad idea to drink any drink through straws as this may lead to swallowing of gas which could lead to bloating. Avoid foods that may stain your teeth including coffee and chocolates.