The wedding season is about to arrive in its full swing. It’s important for all the brides-to-be to also do things that make them feel and look their best. After all, it’s your D-day, and you wish to look like a ravishing and beautiful bride. However, pre-wedding blues can hit you hard. You tend to have your hands full with a lot on your plate. From going on shopping sprees to regular parlour visits, family get-togethers and final preparations to dancing, invitations and what not. Amidst all the chaos, your health could take a backseat, and you might yourself running out of time for that much-needed care. But, hey, fret not as we’ve got some awesome pre-wedding tips for brides!
Health Shots got in touch with nutritionist Avni Kaul to understand some lifestyle and dietary changes. These won’t just help you stay maintained and toned up for your big day, but also give you that boost of positive energy and confidence throughout those stressful moments in the wedding planning process.
“Stay hydrated!” You must have heard this a gazillion times because this is totally non-negotiable. The expert says, “Drink at least a minimum of 2-3 liters of water daily. Amidst your busy schedule, keep a water sipper or bottle handy all the time. You may also add some lemon water without sugar, coconut water, vegetables and fruits that have more water content.”
If you stay hydrated, it will help release toxins out of your body which will add glow to your skin, nails and hair. Did you know there is a right way to drink water?
According to Kaul, you must eat a colourful plate of nutrition. One must not avoid carbohydrates. Keep away from simple carbohydrates and include complex carbohydrates in your diet such as whole grain wheat, ragi, oats, brown bread, etc. Have more salads, protein, and green vegetables in your diet. You may also include lentils such as rajma, chickpeas, etc. Lentils are a good source of protein and also have plenty of minerals. Incorporate more green leafy vegetables as they are packed with antioxidants. A rainbow diet can add a natural glow to brides-to-be.
If possible, try to avoid white-coloured foods like maida, white flour, white rice and even sugar! One of the most important pre-wedding tips, this will help you in weight loss as well as reduce any feeling of bloating.
It is common to come across ‘fad diets’ for all the brides-to-be. These diets trick you into believing that saying no to food will bring you good. In reality, you limit your diet to nothing. Having an appropriate diet is all about eating clean, indulging in portion control, and finding that time for yourself to unwind. So, don’t rip yourself off any of the food pleasures, and try to make a conscious choice to eat healthily.
Optimum weight and shape come with eating well and exercising regularly. It’s imperative to move your body to ensure that your mental and physical health during stressful wedding preps, stays perfect.
Ensure that you follow a proper routine – like having your dinner by 7:30 pm, exercising regularly, going for a brisk walk for at least 30 minutes, try to avoid alcohol, eat small meals every 3 hours, and stay hydrated as much as possible.
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