There is nothing that motivates a girl to lose weight more than getting engaged. Since over half of brides try to lose weight for their wedding day, we have decided to address the topic. We understand that looking fabulous in your wedding gown is important to you, but some brides take extreme measures to lose those extra pounds. Here is our professional advice:
More important than weight loss
Looking stunning is important but what some brides don’t realize is that losing weight isn’t always the key to looking great. It is always more important to look healthy and happy. Skin and bones isn’t attractive! Brides who have skipped countless meals and taken extreme measures to lose weight look unhealthy and stressed.
If you want to lose a few pounds, here is how to do it:
Trying to lose your belly fat the month of the wedding is a bad idea. It takes time to get into shape. Start living a healthy lifestyle at least a few months in advance.
Don’t resort to weight loss pills or extreme diets
There is nothing wrong with dieting but keep in mind that dieting is eating healthy; not starving yourself. Don’t fall into the “lose 30 pounds in a month” schemes. The bad thing about losing weight quickly is that the weight usually comes back; it’s not always fat that you’re losing. Weight loss pills can be unhealthy (not to mention the fact that they don’t always work).
Watch what you eat
To look healthy, all you need to do is live a healthy lifestyle. Do your best to cut sugar from your diet; this includes soda! Eliminating sugar is one of the best ways to lose excess fat! Avoid greasy food at all costs! No French fries! Avoid white flour. Eating your veggies sounds silly, you learned to do it when you were young, but it’s a must if you want to be in great shape! Enough said; you know what is healthy and what isn’t!
Train your metabolism
When you eat is almost as important as what you eat. If you eat one large meal per day, your body begins to store what it needs to survive another 24 hours. If you eat several small meals, your body learns that it can start burning more quickly. Weight loss professionals recommend eating 5 to 6 small meals every day.
Have a regular sleep schedule
You might not believe it but having a consistent and steady sleep schedule will speed up your metabolism. We all know that we should get 6 to 8 hours of sleep but when we sleep can make a difference as well. Staying up till 4 in the morning and sleeping till noon gives you 8 hours of sleep but it’s terrible for your body! Try getting to bed between 10 and midnight and sleep for 8 hours. We promise you’ll see a difference!
10 minutes per day is better than one hour per week. If you haven’t noticed by now, we are trying to help you get into good habits. Having an amazing workout once per week is good; but it’s even better to exercise daily (even for a short time). Make it a habit to exercise 5 to 6 days per week.
Consistency is everything!
We hope you have caught on to our attempt to help you to be consistent. Being consistently healthy will boost your metabolism and make it easy to lose the unwanted belly fat before your wedding day. If you don’t lose as much as you expected, don’t over-react! Be happy that you are living healthy and it will show. You’ll look amazing!