Every bride wants to look absolutely stunning on her big day, whether that involves toning up their body, losing weight or improving the appearance of their skin. Of course, the run up to your wedding is probably one of the most stressful times in your life, but you cannot let the madness get to you! Ladies, as wedding season rolls around once again, here are some healthy tips that you should practice to ensure that you are looking and feeling great on the best day of your life!
One of the easiest ways to trim down is to eliminate any form of caffeine from your diet – and yes, that does include green tea! Caffeine is the prime culprit behind bloating and you definitely do not want to look bloated on your wedding day. Replace your caffeine intake with fresh juices – not only will they give you energy; they are loaded with good stuff that does wonders for your skin and hair! You should also start drinking more water to purify your system and flush out the antioxidants – I recommend at least eight glasses a day, starting with a mug of warm water and lemon when you wake up. Hello, gorgeous skin!
Control Your Portions
More often than not, extreme dieting is pointless. All that skimping and saying no to yourself will make you want to binge later. Instead, reduce your portion sizes so that you can still eat your favourite foods without going overboard. Another trick is to eat very slowly so that you give your body time to process how hungry it is. When we eat quickly, we tend to eat more than our body really needs to fill up. If you feel stuffed after eating, you have definitely gone too far!
Change Your Lifestyle
Use your wedding as an excuse to change your lifestyle for the better. At the end of the day, how you look and feel really boils down to the way you live. In the run up to your wedding, quit or reduce your alcohol intake. Not only does alcohol cause bloating like caffeine; most drinks are chock-a-block with calories that can take days to burn off. You would rather not go down that path! At this point, you should also incorporate a little bit of exercise into your routine. You don’t need to get a specialized trainer, but try to be active at least four times a week. You can think about little changes too – take the stairs instead of the life or walk to the store instead of taking your car. Baby steps!