Wedding Weight Loss
Seven Simple tips for Pre-Wedding Weight Loss There’s nothing like an engagement ring to motivate a woman to get serious about weight loss. The dress. The photos. The honeymoon! You’re spending a lot of cash for a fabulous event and will be watched by dozens, maybe even hundreds of guests during your ceremony. It’s no wonder women go to great strides to look their best on their wedding day. And if your upcoming wedding is serving as inspiration for you to tackle your weight or fitness issues, that’s great. We all need to find our motivation, and a wedding has a deadline that can inspire you to take action.
If you want to shape up or slim down for your summer wedding, your not alone, over 78% of readers we spoke to are looking to lose half a stone or more before the big day. Why not get started today with these painless diet changes:
Consume protein with every meal or snack. Protein provides fuel for steady energy, it keeps you feel full so cravings are at bay, and there’s something about consuming lean meat, fish, or veggie-based proteins like chickpeas that makes you feel like you’re indulging, not dieting.
Eat every three to five hours. Going longer than that without putting gas in your tank can kick-start cravings and hunger…and that boosts the odds that you’ll overeat later on.
3.Pack half your plate with vegetables. You’ll fill up on fiber and essential vitamins and minerals, but you won’t feel like you’re depriving yourself of your favorite foods (that’s what the other half of your plate is for!).
4.Leave something behind when you eat out. Restaurant food is tricky: Not only are portions massive, but
dishes are typically prepared with loads more butter and oil than if you cooked the same meal at home. That’s why it’s smart to get in the habit of leaving behind at least a quarter of your entrée. You’ll save lots of calories, yet you’ll still feel satiated.
Drink six to eight glasses of water per day. We often confuse hunger and thirst, so make sure you’re adequately hydrated
6.Avoid artificial sweeteners.
Even though they have zero calories, they trick your taste buds and actually increase sugar cravings, plus can cause bloating and lethargy
Start a snack curfew. Resist the urge to munch before bed, it will help to set a time say 7pm the evening is a danger time that can lead to taking in lots of extra calories—only to leave you feeling bloated and de- moralised in the morning and more likely to throw in the towel.
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Published on May 7, 2014