While this is a happy time in your life, wedding planning may be stressful for both the bride and her family. Let’s face it! The months leading up to the big day can be a whirlwind of duties including shopping, salon appointments, family get-togethers, preparations, dress and dance rehearsals, invites, and so on.
With all the visitors and busy days, healthy eating takes a back seat. So, to keep up with all the craziness, it is important for the bride-to-be to keep a basic and sustainable diet.
Crash- diet? A big NO!
Many brides-to-be embark on a crash diet in order to achieve speedy results and look their best in their wedding attire. A pre-wedding diet should not be mistaken for a crash diet. This is not healthy, and you are more likely to regain the weight you have lost in a short period of time. Additionally, the reason for doing so should be to maintain a healthy lifestyle as you approach the most attractive and exciting part of your life as a woman.
Recommendations for a bride-to-be
- Every day, before 7.30 p.m., finish your dinner.
- Every day, for at least 45 minutes, engage in physical activity. Incorporate a daily 30-minute brisk stroll into your agenda.
- Mini-meal policy—Avoid eating large meals every three hours.
- You are permitted occasional cheat meals until the third month, but NO cheat meals one month before the wedding day.
- Aim for 8-10 glasses of water per day.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages.
- Maintain a cheerful disposition!
Here are some easy pre-wedding diet ideas
We all know it. Drink two to three liters of water daily. Keep a sipper or a water bottle handy at all times. Add a ‘Bride-to-be’ label to your water bottle for extra inspiration!
You can also consume lemon water without sugar, coconut water, water-rich foods, and vegetable juice to stay hydrated.
Keeping your body hydrated helps flush out toxins, gives you flawless skin, gorgeous nails, lustrous hair, and aids in weight loss.
A nutrient-rich plate
No need to avoid carbs. Simple carbs should be avoided in favor of complex carbs such as whole wheat, ragi, oats, brown bread, and spaghetti Plate salads, protein, and greens. Include kidney beans, chickpeas, and kale chana. Lentils are high in protein and minerals.
Include good fats
Consume avocados, almonds, and seeds. Almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds contain Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, which are considered good for skin and hair health.
What to avoid
- Reduce your intake of sugary and processed foods.
- Trans fats should be avoided in baked goods, pastries, biscuits, and canned juice.
- Avoid consuming alcohol because it has a negative impact on your skin and makes weight reduction more difficult.
Bachelorette party food
A pre-wedding diet shouldn’t hinder your enjoyment. Enjoy your ‘single girl’ days. You can always keep an eye on your nutrition, whether you’re celebrating your bachelorette party or eating out with pals.
Plan a healthy menu, which need not be boring. So you can eat healthily and dance the night away with your pals. Choose healthier options at restaurants, such as whole wheat pizza bases or wholewheat pita bread with hummus.
Fruits for glowing bridal skin
Having a banana within 5-10 minutes after waking up does wonder! Fruits are good between meals.
The five best foods to consume before your wedding:
Beetroots– Honeydew melon’s anti-inflammatory qualities reduce acne and make your skin sparkle. A large glass of beetroot juice every other day will help to detoxify and cleanse the body.
Pomegranates– It makes your skin supple and baby soft.
Almonds– With so much Vitamin E, it maintains your skin looking young.
Tomato– A natural glow is achieved by the antioxidant lycopene found in tomatoes. Tomatoes’ acidity helps prevent black stains, pimples, and acne.
Strawberries– Improves the appearance of the skin’s tone while also reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
A pre-wedding diet
The earlier you start the better.
1 glass of lukewarm water in the morning.
Morning: 4-5 soaked almonds/1 banana/ginger-infused lemon water/cinnamon-infused water/jeera water/green tea
Breakfast: Choose from Idli sambhar, oats with vegetables, egg white omelet, whole-wheat toast with egg whites, oats cheela, banana or spinach smoothie, or cooked eggs.
Snack: Salad of your choice—chickpea, peanut, or sprout. Assemble the salad by mixing the lemon juice with the pink salt and pepper powder. Flavored yoghurt/lettuce/fruit/vegetable salad
Lunch: Salad, roti or rice, Dal (palak, dill leaves, moringa leaves, methi, and other leafy green vegetables), Sabzi, and curd. Evening parties call for Dahi rice or curd rice.
Snack: One glass of buttermilk/fruit salad/handful of nuts and seeds/roasted makhanas as a snack/peanut salad or hummus with veggie croutons
Dinner (before 7.30 pm): Dinner options include roasted or grilled chicken, methi roti with dal and sabzi, baked chicken with salad, sauteed vegetables with or without chicken, dal with sabji and vegetable salad, and multigrain atta rotis with sabzi and dal.
An effective diet plan requires consistency. It’s all about eating well. A balanced diet is the greatest method to reduce weight variability. Weight loss after the wedding is also possible with a balanced diet and frequent exercise
Above all, smile. Don’t worry and smile. Wedding planning and last-minute errands are stressful. These busy, tense, and yet fun-filled days will be remembered fondly. Join a health club or gym. Hiring an online personal fitness teacher and a nutritionist or licensed dietitian can help you get in shape without leaving the comfort of your home.