Everyone wants to feel fantastic on their big day, but there’s so much to plan and organize in the months before a wedding that often exercise and diet get forgotten. Maybe you’re not happy with your weight or don’t have much energy – either way improving your diet and starting a good exercise program before saying ‘I do’ will help you go into the big moment with confidence and sparkle. Most brides and grooms start by thinking “I want to lose weight for my wedding“, but instead of opting for a quick crash diet just a few days before the event, include exercise and weight loss in your forward planning for a safe and effective way to look your best on your wedding day and afterwards.
Tips For A Healthy Diet
Try getting used to a healthy diet before marriage so that by the time you tie the knot it’s second nature. That way, the two of you can enjoy a long, healthy life together. It’s not only about cutting calories, but getting into healthy habits and thinking about the sources of your calories. While you’ll probably want to cut down on sweet treats and alcohol, you can still allow yourself the occasional treat if you plan ahead – you’ll need to test those wedding cakes after all! Rather than starving yourself in the days before the wedding, spend the months before getting into good habits for long-term results.
Some Great Short and Long Term Goals Are:
- Opt for more protein and fewer carbohydrates
- Get plenty of fibre
- Cut back on alcohol
- Drink lots of water – stay hydrated
- Try smaller portions
- Don’t miss meals – you’ll only get hungry!
- Start the day with plenty of protein to fill you up
- Have the occasional treat
- Plan before you go shopping and never go grocery shopping when you’re hungry!
Get Into Good Exercise Habits
As well as improving your diet, it’s the perfect time to get into a good exercise regime. Wedding planning can get hectic and overwhelming so taking some time for yourself to exercise could be just the break you need to help stay calm. Start small and build up if you haven’t done much exercise before – swimming, running, and the gym are easy to fit into your routine, suitable for beginners and experts alike, and can be a fun way to spend time with the love of your life! If you already exercise regularly, try adding in new goals or aim for a higher-intensity workout. There are people to help, too, so consider attending a weight loss camp to get you kick-started or organizing a personalized weight loss plan so you know exactly what will work for your body.
- Set a schedule and try to stick to it
- Try about 30 minutes 3 days a week and go from there
- Start slowly and gradually increase intensity
- Include days off in your planning – don’t overdo it!
- Combine cardio and strength training
Getting in shape for your wedding is a way of making a commitment to include healthy eating and exercise in your daily life – you’ll look and feel your best on your special day, and create habits that will give you a long, happy life together!
Written By: Riya Sander.
Riya is an inspired writer writing in several areas of expertise. With spending her years working marketing communication, Riya is delighted to work with aspiring small business owners. Connect with Riya on Twitter, @sanderriya.