Every bride wants to look stunning on her wedding day and therefore many brides today try to lose weight within a brief span of time using shortcuts.
The stress that sometimes accompanies the desire to lose weight instigates many brides-to-be to go on a crash diet or use harmful and untested diet pills.
While the results in the short run may be desirable, it is the long term health which ultimately suffers. To top this, many brides binge eat after their wedding and in the process pile on more weight than they had initially lost, as their metabolism rate has been affected. So here are a few tips to look like a million dollars on your big day.
Most brides-to-be do forget what sleep is once they get engaged! It is understandable that so many emotions must be going through your mind, as you get busy with your wedding preparations, but if you want to look stunning on your big day, you should remember that sleep is the only time when your body recovers from all the stress it goes through during the day. And an added benefit is that good sleep is an important factor in the process of weight loss as well. It stabilises your hunger hormones and helps control your appetite.
ENROLL IN A GYM OR A FITNESS CLASS
If you can motivate yourself to workout at home or go for a brisk walk for an hour, then well and good. But if you are one of those girls who keep pushing back their workout sessions, then you better enroll yourself in a gym or a zumba class or any other fitness class.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Water is a brilliant solvent that flushes away all the toxins from your body and leaves you with glowing skin, lustrous hair and a fit body. Water powers your workouts, boosts your energy and increases your metabolism. It also helps you heed your hunger cues and accelerates weight loss as well.
EAT SMALL MEALS EVERY 2-3 HOURS
With all the shopping excitement and rushing around for wedding preparations, eating frequent meals could be a challenge. But all you need to do is to plan your day smartly and carry your meals with you wherever you go. This would also help you satiate your hunger pangs and skip the junk when you are out shopping. Besides, frequent meals improve your metabolism and helps burn fat faster.
CUT OUT THE UNNECESSARY FATS AND SWEETS
Avoid all the high calorie condiments, sugars, refined carbs and unnecessary fats like butter, cheese, cakes, pastries, fried foods, etc as they ultimately ditch your efforts to lose weight. Moreover, sweets can give you mood swings and sugar cravings which you definitely don’t need at this point of your life. Plump for low sugar products and use fresh ingredients instead of canned goods whenever possible. By slowly reducing sugar in your diet, you will give your taste buds time to adjust to the change and will be able to wean yourself off the craving for sweets.