Looking great for your wedding is important for most brides to-be, so it makes sense to want to make sure you get as close to perfection as you can before the big day. A big part of that is dropping some pounds to fit into that wedding dress. We totally support looking and feeling great on your wedding day. That, however, comes with a little asterisk.
More than looking good on your wedding day, we want you to be healthy on your wedding day. That means something different to everybody, but if you’re planning on starting a diet or exercise routine to get in shape for your wedding, check out some of these things you should avoid doing, along with some you totally should be doing.
Trust us, we love healthy couples!
Don’t buy into a “fast result” diet
That’s totally right. By tricking your body into losing weight, you may actually be doing your body a huge disservice. To lose weight, and more importantly, to keep it off, you have to do it in a way your body likes. Cutting out protein, carbs or fat all together is not the way to go about it. Should you eat an entire loaf of Wonder Bread? No, of course not. But a whole-grain slice of toast with avocado and tomato for breakfast? Totally!
Do set goals
Whether it’s to walk 10,000 steps daily or avoid processed food for a week, you need to set goals if you’re going to meet them. The goals do need to be realistic. No, you’re probably not going to lose 10 pounds in a week, but you can lose 10 pounds over the course of several weeks (and likely keep it off) if you do it the right way. So figure out what you want out of your weight loss program and set it in stone.
Don’t over exercise
Over exercising can do some damage to your body, especially when combined with a low-calorie diet. In fact, when combined, your metabolism can slow dramatically, basically entering “aw man, we gotta save up!” mode. Now, you should totally exercise -- and daily -- but you need to eat along with that and listen to your body. You really don’t want to pass out at your wedding, so find a good balance with the two.
Do have fun
Listen, we get that exercising can suck and a diet can be a huge bummer, but that doesn’t mean it can’ be fun. If you like hiking, well get out there and hike -- that’s a lot of steps and the inclines are sure to get your heart rate up. If you like cooking, find some fun ways to cook healthy food. Cold salads are not the only diet food, FYI. Just find a way to get active and eat well and once those pounds start coming off, the whole thing will be fun!
If you need a little boost, we’re giving away a FitBit to help you stay motivated. All you have to do is request some more information about our sweet wedding entertainment services and you’re entered to win*.
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