If you’re worried about squeezing into that perfect wedding dress, you won’t be the first and you certainly won’t be the last. Every bride wants to look great on her wedding day, and for some that means losing a little weight. But, losing weight is easier said than done, even when you have an important goal in mind. So, here are a few tricks to help you lose weight.
How to Lose Weight Before the Big Day
It’s surprising how many calories all those fizzy drinks can add up to. So, if you have a habit of drinking a fizzy drink at lunchtime or grabbing a few coffees throughout the day, you could lose some weight by switching to water.
Not only will this help you shed a few pounds, it’s also a great habit to start before the wedding because staying hydrated will help you to keep your skin clear. Similarly, if you’re sipping on water throughout the day, you’ll be less likely to feel the need to snack.
Water will sit in your stomach, just as food does, giving you the illusion that your stomach is full and you don’t need to eat as much.
We come from an age of people who enjoy large portions of food. When you’ve had a tough week, there’s nothing better than a large plate of Chinese food and a glass of wine. But, eating this way doesn’t do us or our waist bands any good.
When you want to lose some weight quickly, think about cutting your portion sizes or using a shake that weight diet, where you replace some meals with a delicious milkshake. It’s a well-known fact that four to five small meals per day, instead of three large meals per day, are much easier for the body to digest and you’re far more likely to get the energy you need to complete your daily tasks.
Fruits and Vegetables
You don’t always have to eat less to lose weight. Sometimes, it’s just about changing the way you look at food. For instance, most people will reach for something sweet, fattening or an energy drink when they’re lagging at work. However, that’s only a temporary fix and an hour later they’re back to doing the same thing.
Fruits and vegetables give us the proper vitamins, nutrients and energy we need to function properly. That means, if you’re getting what your body needs from your diet, you won’t be reaching for the chocolate as a pick me up. And, you don’t have to stick to just carrots and celery sticks. There are so many different choices when it comes to fruit and veg snacks.
Lower the Alcohol
Ever heard of a beer belly? Well, it doesn’t just happen to men. The average alcoholic beverage contains up to 150 calories, and that’s if you’re disciplined enough to stop at one.
If you like a relaxing drink at the end of the day, you may want to consider a relaxing drink at the end of the week instead. Cutting down on the amount of alcohol you consume could significantly help your goal of losing weight.
Of course, exercise is a huge part of losing weight. But, there are many people who choose to ignore this and rely on dieting alone. If you want to lose weight, it needs to be a combination of the two. A simple twenty-minute exercise routine in the morning can do wonders for both your weight loss and your motivation in all aspects of life.
It doesn’t matter what type of exercise you do, as long as you’re doing it. Even a brisk walk during your lunch break will do you the world of good. You may not see immediate results, but don’t worry, they will happen. Here are few different exercises that could help you lose weight quickly.
Swimming – The great thing about swimming is that you’re weightless while you exercise. You don’t often feel the aches and pains of what you’ve done until you’re out of the pool, so you have a chance to push yourself.
Boxing– Boxing is a fantastic idea for any bride to be. Not only will it help you lose the weight, but you can also take all of your frustrations out on the punching bag. Mother in law driving you nuts? Work it out in your boxing class.
Running – Running can also be a form of escapism when you’re planning a wedding. Just hit the open road and forget all your worries.
Donna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products she and her family love.