So, you’ve decided to tie the knot and set the date for the big day! I bet you’re both, excited and nervous about your wedding. The huge task of planning a wedding can do that to even those with nerves of steel. There’s so much to take care of - from deciding the venue, menu, theme, color schemes, to selecting your wedding dress, choosing bridesmaids and running errands – the list can be exhaustive.
One more important concern that rules the minds of most brides-to-be relates to being in perfect shape on D-day. A lot of them try to get into the process of exercising and modifying their eating habits. In keeping with that, here are a few tips to help you, the soon-to-be-bride, look spectacular on your wedding day:
1. Keep Your Wedding Dress in Mind
If you’re serious about having a fab figure at the time of your wedding, you will need a concrete plan of action to achieve that. The first step involves knowing the type of wedding dress you will be wearing and having a rough idea of your final fitting date.
Why do you need to know this? Because each type of dress accentuates the body in a different way. With a plethora of training programs available these days, you can choose a workout plan depending on the dress you’re going to wear. This should help you highlight the right body parts in an aesthetic manner.
2. Watch What You Eat
In your quest for a fit body, you will have to monitor what you’re eating and watch out for hidden calories. This means tracking every morsel or spoonful of the food you consume. This includes each item you sample from your wedding menu and the wedding cake you taste. It may seem like the tiny bites won’t matter, but the calories can really add up.
Make use of the best calorie-tracking apps available to see how much weight you’re gaining. It is a good idea to invest in a personal weighing scale and measure your weight diligently every day to stay in shape. You can compare the prices of weighing scales on websites before purchasing one.
3. Don’t Skip Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should not be skipped. The good news is that most breakfast recipes are easy, so you should be able to eat it every day. This will help fire up your metabolism, energize you, and make you feel less hungry (and therefore, less likely to binge) throughout the day.
It will also remind you of your weight goals every morning, which in turn, will motivate you to make healthy food choices for the rest of the day. This indicates that eating a wholesome breakfast can actually aid weight loss.
4. Drink Ample Water
With several bullets waiting to be ticked off from the to-do list, it becomes difficult to remember that soon-to-be brides need to look after themselves also. Keeping your body hydrated at all times should be one of your top priorities, and this involves drinking plenty of water.
When you’re hydrated, your metabolic system and the brain work better and faster. Further, your skin, eyes, hair and nails benefit from it. You will have more energy to tackle your day.
For adults, health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. If you don’t like drinking water, you can always infuse it with some flavorful fruits such as lemon, raspberry, sweet lime, orange, and so on.
5. Focus on Fitness
Watching your fitness level is as important as watching your food intake as both factors play a crucial role in weight management. Make it a point to work out for an hour every day, and more on the days that you sample all the rich wedding-menu food.
Many soon-to-be brides say that their busy schedule leaves them with little or no time to work out. While that may be true, you will have to make time for it. Add the schedule to your calendar so that other obligations do not hamper the workouts. Hold meetings with the wedding-planning party in an outdoor area where you can walk as you discuss things. Do what it takes to commit to the cause of fitness!
6. Say No to Alcohol
Apart from being packed with empty calories, alcohol can trick you into eating what you shouldn’t. Because it lowers inhibitions, you can easily toss your health plan out the window and overindulge. It is, therefore, better to avoid alcohol completely.
If you still must drink, limit the number of servings, take small sips and drink slowly. Do not forget to enter every drink in your calorie-counting app to be able to take stock of the situation.
7. Make Healthy Choices
Before the wedding, come the pre-wedding ceremonies and festivities, all of which involve a great deal of eating, drinking and merry-making. However, as a responsible bride-to-be, you need to make healthy choices here as well. For example, when going out for dinner, pick a restaurant that serves healthy food. Move with your friends and family and ensure they’re having a good time to distract yourself from the delicious food surrounding you.
8. Be Disciplined
This one’s for brides-to-be with a sweet tooth and cannot seem to keep away from cakes and desserts. Being disciplined with everything you do until the wedding is critical because your effort (or the lack of it) will show. While the above pointers should help you stay in control, for added motivation think about how you want to look in the wedding photographs, which will stay with you for a lifetime. Remind this to yourself every time you find yourself reaching for the cake. If you really must eat something sweet, reward yourself with a little dark chocolate after a vigorous workout session.
Your wedding day is going to be one of the biggest days of your life. You need to ensure that everything is just right, including the way you look. Your fitness level plays a huge role in this. Put the above tips into practice and watch your body change over time for the better. Remember to stick to your guns, not to give into temptations, and be disciplined with yourself to get into the best shape of your life for your wedding and beyond.
Author Bio:Eva Hines is a passionate blogger who frequently writes about tips related to lifestyle, health and more. She is a travel enthusiast and is also associated with idealo.in.
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