Here’s a scenario- you have an upcoming special occasion you need to look your best for. But you feel down on yourself and don’t know where to begin. We’re here to help! Whether you plan to walk down the aisle, attend a special event, or just go to your high school reunion, we can help you reach your goal. This wedding plan will help you slim down and look fantastic on your big day.
Wedding Diet Basics
You’ve got a lot going on while planning out this event. We want to help you slim down and stay healthy during an exciting but stressful time in your life. Remember that seeking out fad diets, quick-fix plans will only hurt you in the long run. You will need to meet your daily caloric needs with clean foods! Some examples are fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, lean meat or protein choices, low-fat dairy, whole grains and a limited amount of healthy fat.
Follow These Tips:
- Avoid processed food (that includes almost everything that comes in a package or box)
- Limit or eliminate foods with added sugar
- Skip the sweetened or artificially sweetened beverages
- Give up refined and starchy carbohydrates like white bread or white rice
- Drink plenty of water
- Restrict or eliminate alcohol
If you want extra help & accountability, try our personal training! We can help you with meal planning and creating a routine that works for you, your budget and your lifestyle.
Keep It Simple
Don’t think you need you to wander the grocery store aisles finding special foods or spend endless hours in the kitchen. Eat what you know and what is most convenient. There are so many quick-cooking foods that are healthy in the produce section of your grocery store. These include microwave-ready steamable vegetable packs and pre-sliced fruits and veggies.
Need ideas? Grab carrots, bananas, apples or berries for snacks. Grill seafood or homemade turkey burgers for dinner. Eat eggs, egg whites or low-fat dairy for breakfast. When you need to be on the go for dress fittings and appointments, put a healthy protein bar in your purse so that you're not tempted to go for fast food. You’d be surprised how many calories you eliminate when you remove white starch, added sugar and alcohol from your diet.
Boost Physical Activity
Combine these tips with increased physical activity for the best results. If you don't have an exercise plan in place, we can create one for you! We offer a variety of classes and group training as well. Try Zumba, Spinning, Kangoo Jumps, Yoga & more. You don't have to exercise strenuously for this plan to work. But try to get some physical activity every day. This might include a brisk walk, a short jog, or a simple strength training workout.
If you currently exercise, add a little bit more activity to your routine. For example, if you currently exercise three days per week, ramp it up to five. If you exercise most days of the week, add a short walk in the morning or evening to boost your metabolism. Don’t overwork yourself, start steady. Having a trainer is a great way to learn the ropes and feel comfortable in the gym. You can redeem one FREE Personal Training Session & 14 Day Trial here!
Schedule a Food Prep Day
Your schedule will be hectic when you are planning your wedding. You likely don't have extra time each day to make healthy meals or prepare snacks. Instead, take one day each week and prep all foods in advance for the week. The most common practice is using Sunday as a prep day for the week.
Fill snack baggies with vegetables. Mold extra lean turkey burgers or chicken patties to grill. Make hard-boiled eggs. Make sure you have water ready to grab on the go. Stock your fridge with fruit for moments when the sweet tooth hits.
Live a Little
You shouldn't take a full cheat day, but you can have one cheat meal. A full cheat day can add hundreds or even thousands of calories to your weekly intake and offset any calorie deficit you may have earned. But a cheat meal is likely to help you to keep your plan on track.
Many popular diet plans allow for a cheat day or two. For a long-term plan that is reasonable. But since your goal is short-term, keep your indulgence contained to a single meal.
The Main Goal
A memorable day where you feel good in your skin. But these tips can help kick start your long-term health goals. After sticking to your clean eating plan for several weeks before your wedding, you might just find that it’s a plan you can stick to for life.