Effective Pre-Wedding Diets

Every bride-to-be wants to look perfect on her big day but finding an effective diet that really works can be hard.

This is why it is essential to set realistic goals and start thinking about your weight months before the wedding. Think about it as a healthy way of eating rather than starving yourself to death and always be aware of your body. Don’t forget that physical activity is an important part of any weight loss program and exercise on a regular basis.

Eat regularly

You might think that skipping meals will help you lose weight, but research shows that eating regularly is much more beneficial. It is important to have breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as sensible, healthy snacks in-between. Try smaller portions packed with nutritious food and allow yourself a few light snacks during the day if you feel hungry in-between meals. Rather than choosing a specific dietary scheme, you can improve your health by simply by eating a healthy, highly nutritious diet in regular intervals.

Choose healthy food

Healthy food can be very tasty, so create a menu that includes your favourite ingredients to make the diet more interesting. Eat more organic produce, avoid processed food and make sure that you include a lot of fruit and vegetables which are packed with vital nutrients.

The list of foods that can help you lose weight includes produce rich in fibre such as beans, lentils, berries, whole grain and nuts. Eating plenty of fiber-rich food will help you clean the body and make you look thinner pretty fast, but you do need to dramatically reduce your intake of highly fatty foods such as unhealthy processed foods. Some of the most famous tummy-flattening foods are cucumber, melon, lemongrass, ginger, artichoke, asparagus, pepper, celery, leeks and lemon, so try some of these instead of yummy treats which are bad for you.

Another way to help reduce fats and lose weight is eating food that burns slowly and makes you feel full longer such as oats, brown rice, lentils and nuts. If you want to start your day with a healthy breakfast, a mix of cereals and fruit with natural yoghurt is a great idea, but include more nuts which will burn slower. Oats are great for reducing cholesterol too and we also love Kate Moss’s idea to use quinoa instead of cereals for a flatter tummy.

Adding a bit of chilli to your meal will boost your metabolism and help you burn fat faster. Chilli peppers are also rich in beta-carotene which is great for skin, hair and nails. By healthy eating, you can also achieve that bridal glow which might give you additional motive to change your bad eating habits. Tomatoes are wonderful for your skin providing plenty of vitamin C and acting as a powerful sunscreen, while oysters are one of the best-known beauty boosters with a high concentration of vitamins and minerals including folic acid, iron, selenium and zinc. Alfalfa sprouts are mighty too with skin-clearing nutrients such as calcium, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, silicon, sodium and zinc, but also vitamins, A, B, C, E and K.

Avoid sweets & fatty foods

You can achieve great results just by avoiding sweets and fatty foods. You can occasionally spoil yourself with a small treat, but there are plenty of delicious healthy alternatives to choose from. Dark chocolate is a very healthy treat because cocoa is rich in antioxidants and also contains protein, iron and vitamin B complex. It is good for your skin and hair and tastes marvellous.

If you like salty treats such as chips, try replacing them with delicious almonds, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts which are packed with vitamins, proteins and fibre while being a great source of energy. You can also eat carrots, cucumbers and capsicum sticks with hummus if you feel hungry in-between meals.

Try a vegan diet

A vegan diet is one of the most popular ones, which proves to be extremely effective. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, Beyonce, Jay Z and Jennifer Lopez tried it and achieved amazing results over a short period of time. A vegan diet is effective because it is based on fruit, vegetables, breads, grains, nuts, legumes and soy, while it prohibits all animal products including fish, eggs, dairy and animal fat. It is very healthy as long as you are avoiding sugar and consuming plenty of fruit and vegetables, as well as fibre-packed foods.

However, you need to create a balanced vegan diet to make sure you are including all important nutrients. For example excluding milk and dairy products means that you need to include calcium from other produce such as soy, sesame seeds, breads, nuts and fruit, while iron can be found in cereals, green vegetables, pulses, nuts and fruit.

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