Every bride deserves to feel her best on her wedding day, and every bride also deserves a gown that fits perfectly! If you’re losing weight before a wedding, it can be hard to find time to plan meals or go to the gym. Afterall, you’re busy planning the perfect ceremony and reception. We’ve gathered together 9 easy things that everyone can do to lose a few pounds before you say, “I do.” The best part about these tips, is that they don’t take a whole lot of time or effort! Keep reading to see what they are.
Try These Simple Tips for Losing Weight Before a Wedding
Focus on H2O. Try to drink at least 64oz of water each day. This will help your body function properly and it will help eliminate toxins and waste from your system. Goodbye bloating, hello beautiful bride. If you have a hard time drinking that much water, try adding lemon to it for additional flavor. Try to avoid flavored waters you get from the store, especially if they are artificially sweetened. Artificial sweeteners can sometimes cause bloating, which is not going to help you feel confident in your wedding dress or bridesmaid gown.
2. Avoid Salt, Alcohol, and Carbonation
Every bride’s nightmare is going to put on her dress just hours before the ceremony only to find it’s too tight. One of the simplest ways you can ensure that you are losing weight and not bloating is by avoiding foods that are known to cause water retention. Salty foods can cause swelling and bloating in your stomach. The same side effect happens with alcohol and carbonated beverages as well. During the rehearsal dinner, skip the booze and sip on water. You won’t regret it! Soda, regardless of whether or not it’s diet, is going to be one of your nuptial enemies. The carbonation will fill your tummy with gas causing you to feel AND look puffier.
3. Eat Small frequent meals
Stress eating is going to be extremely tempting the days leading up to the wedding, but whatever you do, don’t give in. You should be eating small meals every couple of hours. This will engage your metabolism and give you the energy you need to conquer your bride duties. An example of a small meal would include a small chicken breast with a side of veggies, or a half cup of nonfat greek yogurt with almonds and raspberries.
4. Start a Challenge With Your Bridesmaids
As if losing weight for your big day isn’t enough motivation, try getting your girls involved! Set up a biggest loser challenge. Each person throws in $20 to the pot. The person who loses the most percent of body weight wins the pot come the big day! This is a great way to make sure all your lovely ladies feel confident in their dresses as well!
5. Walk More
You’re probably already running around like a mad woman getting things finalized, but try to walk a little more. Park at the back of the parking lot, take more trips out to the car to get groceries instead of trying to get everything in one trip, take the stairs, and go for a walk around the block when you are feeling stressed or frustrated.
6. Be Present During Meal Time
Sometimes when we are busy, we eat without really taking the time to enjoy our meal. Psychologically, this can make us feel like we aren’t getting enough to eat, which can lead to over eating. Make sure that instead of scarfing down whatever is within reach, you sit down, and have a meal. Chew slowly, think about what you are eating, and ENJOY the taste of your food. This is a good mental break, but it will also help you eat less.
Even though you have a million things to do, you need to make sure that you’re getting at least 7.5 hours of sleep each night. Sleeping is critical for weight loss. When you are running low on sleep, your body doesn’t have time to produce the hormones it needs to regulate your appetite. When you sleep, your body works hard to regulate your metabolism, make sure you are giving it the time to do just that by sleeping when you need to.
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8. Don’t Skip Meals
Skipping meals to squeeze into your dress is actually going to do more harm than good. Eat well, focus on nutrients and wise choices and don’t dwell on cutting calories back. Small meal, simple food. You don’t need to starve yourself, you just need to be smart about what you eat.
9. Try Wraps, Saunas or Detox Baths
There are a lot of different ways that you can lose a couple inches fast. Some of those include body wraps, spending some time in the sauna, or doing detox baths. We’ve discussed It Works! Wraps and Detox Baths in blogs previously. Be sure to check them out to see how they work. Each of these methods requires you to up your water intake to help flush out toxins, so be sure you’re keeping up on your water intake!
Losing weight for a wedding doesn’t have to feel like hard work. It’s all about making small adjustments that will pay of big time during your big day!