Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. But in the crush of activities taking place before the big day, many brides notice they have gained a few pounds that they want to lose quickly. There are a number of surefire ways to easily and quickly lose unwanted weight before the wedding day arrives.
Start your day right by eating a nutritious breakfast. This not only cuts down on snacking on empty calories during the rest of the day but also helps to jumpstart your metabolism to burn calories more quickly. Rather than helping you lose weight, skipping meals simply encourages your body to retain more fat.
Keep track of the food you do eat, even though it may just be a bite of something that you are sampling. Research has proven that people who track what they put into their mouths are able to lose twice as much weight as those who don’t bother to keep a food journal in which they write down exactly what they consuming on a daily basis.
Take care when sampling food from prospective caterers. Just take a bite or two and don’t eat everything presented to you. If you are comparing the goodies from several catering companies, don’t line them up all on the same day or one day after another, but try to space them out, or you will load up on entirely too much sugar, which will prevent you from losing weight.
Even though you are busy with numerous wedding preparations, don’t neglect your normal exercise routine. If you don’t exercise regularly, starting a moderate program, even if its just walking a few minutes every day, running or swimming, is a good idea to get rid of those pre-wedding jitters. Be certain to honor your commitment to exercise just as much as you honor your appointments with the caterer, photographer, special event planner or dressmaker.
Drink plenty of water to keep yourself well hydrated and choose water or fresh fruit juice over alcohol or carbonated beverages. It’s also important to get enough sleep prior to your wedding, no matter how busy you may feel. Research has proven that individuals who get at least 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep nightly have an easier time losing those unwanted pounds in addition to having an easier time maintaining a healthy weight.
Plan ahead on very busy and stressful days and have a variety of healthful snacks on hand to keep up your energy without resorting to fast food or sugary snacks. These include protein bars, fresh cut vegetable sticks, dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Treating yourself to a healthy snack now and then prevents you from getting hungry and feeling miserable, which in turn will encourage you to keep your eye on your goal of losing those extra pounds before your big day. Keep a photo of your wedding dress posted where you see it first thing every morning to keep you inspired to reach your weight loss goal.