According to the media, brides-to-be are using a feeding tube diet to quickly get in shape before their weddings. I was shocked that women would go to such extremes just to lose a few pounds they’ll end up gaining back. Plus, this diet looks so inconvenient. Here are four tips for getting that hot body for your big day the healthy way.
Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute
Losing weight takes time. For many people, losing one to two pounds a week is considered a healthy, achievable goal, so start getting in shape several months before your wedding. If you start early, you won’t have to search for a quick fix when the wedding date gets near.
Say Good-bye to Junk Food
If you want to look good, you have to eat good. The key to a successful diet is balance. Focus on vegetables, fruits, lean protein, whole grains, and low fat dairy, but allow yourself an occasional treat. You are more likely to stick to your healthy eating plan if you don’t deprive yourself.
Hit the Gym
An effective weight loss strategy combines cardio, strength, and flexibility. Try to find activities you enjoy so you are more likely to stick to your routine, and don’t be afraid to try new things. Busting out of an exercise rut can be as simple as trying a new aerobics class or adding weights to your routine.
Think About Allergies
Food allergies cause inflammation in your body and can make you bloated. Many women are allergic to dairy or gluten and don’t know it. If you have an allergy, eliminating the culprit can help you lose weight. Talk to your doctor if you think you may have a food allergy, and keep a food journal to track how your body reacts to the different foods you eat.
You can look and feel gorgeous as you walk down the aisle without torturing your body with unhealthy diets. Healthy weight loss is possible! All you have to do is follow the tips above and start making changes to your lifestyle. You may also want to consult with a doctor or personal trainer.