The moment has arrived…
You’re walking up the aisle, arm in arm with the person giving you away. All your family and friends are here to see you on one of the most important days of your life as you walk up the aisle towards the man you love. All those months of preparing and organising have come to fruition.
All those mornings and afternoons in the gym with your trainer, eating healthily, staying clear of alcohol, chocolate and bad carbohydrates have paid off. And you look stunning! Family and friends have gathered in attendance and all eyes are on you. Everyone is excited to see you in your wedding dress. And while you too are a little nervous, you’re also more excited than a kid in a candy store! You look and feel great.RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
It’s a dream shared by most women who long to get married to the love of their life. It sounds poetically romantic but the reality can be rather stressful, especially in those final few days trying to achieve the figure you desire to look your best in your wedding dress!
So what better way to help those of you tying the knot this summer by helping you achieve that svelte figure in time for the most romantic day of your life. Not only can you lose those final few pounds but also look and feel energised. It is possible to look and feel gorgeous with 7 simple steps. Yes! Just 7 simple steps in the final week before your big day!
Try these 7 steps in the final week to your wedding to look and free great!
Take a food intolerance test
Certain foods can cause many different types of reactions in the body. These may be evident in the skin (such as rashes, itchiness, or swellings) the gut (such as reflux, vomiting, tummy pains, wind, diarrhoea, and bloated tummy) which is something you don’t want on your wedding day.
Having a food intolerance test can help eliminate the foods that are causing your symptoms so you can avoid any unpleasant reactions leading up to your wedding day.
Start using healthy fats that give you great skin
Contrary to popular belief, good skin comes from within and not from what cream we apply. While a quality cream can help, a healthy glow to ones skin will improve from eating healthy fats. Rashes, eczema and psoriasis can helped and even be cured with the use of good fats.
Essential fatty acids are some of the “good fats”. It’s these fatty acids maintain the integrity of cellular walls, and allow transference of waste and water. This function plays a big part in skin health. Essential fatty acids are a must for healthy, youthful skin.
Most essential fatty acids can be consumed in healthy foods. Flax seed, walnuts, salmon and canola oil, eaten in moderation, all contain enough of these fatty acids to have a positive effect on your skin. The essentials you are trying to get are omega 3 and omega 6, two of the most important components of healthy skin.
Eat lots of vegetables and fruits
Eating nature’s energisers will not only help boost your metabolism, but will also help eliminate any toxins in your gut, leaving you feeling light and refreshed! Broccoli contains two essential nutrients, calcium and vitamin C, which team up to boost metabolism, as long as you have a healthy thyroid.
Grapefruit doesn’t tend to make it onto most people’s shopping lists, but it should. In regards to weight loss consuming grapefruit isn’t just a myth but may help you lose weight. Several clinical studies are proving that fact!
A number of studies suggest Spinach is beneficial for losing weight and general well-being. It can be eaten in many different ways, fresh as a salad, in a can, and it also comes frozen. It helps with weight loss by adding bulk to your stomach without adding on the calories.
Eating avocados is a another great fruit (yes it’s a fruit) to help you stay slim. Many people avoided eating them because of their fat content, when everything that had fat in it was labeled as bad. Now we know not all fats are created equal and good fats actually help you lose the fat you have.
Take a quality vitamin and mineral supplement
Vitamins and minerals help decrease hunger levels and decrease cravings, thereby promoting weight loss, giving your body the nutrients it’s need to function correctly. It will also help you recover from the stress of organising the biggest day of your life! You should also feel energised and with optimum levels.
A study from 2010 involved around a hundred women with weight issues. The group which took the multivitamin & mineral lost more weight, around 3 kg and improved their health markers. Among other things, their basal metabolic rate (the rate at which the body burns calories when at rest) increased. A win/win situation!
Supplement with blue and green algae
Blue-green algae are classed as a superfood which are used as a source of dietary protein, B-vitamins, and iron. They are also used for weight loss, hay-fever, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) which many women suffer from in the build up to their big day.
Some people use blue-green algae for boosting the immune system, improving memory, increasing energy and metabolism, lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, healing wounds, and improving digestion and bowel health.
So with all those amazing benefits you’ll feel great and look slim on those final days before the wedding! I do warn you though, it doesn’t taste great so be sure to mix it with a tasty fruit juice.
Drink plenty of water
Drinking plenty of water can help speed up weight loss. One study found that drinking two cups of water increased subjects’ metabolism by 30% for 30-40 minutes. Experts warn that the effect is “very small”, but combining it with all of these other metabolism boosters may help you get the results you seek. Drinking enough water will help your body eliminate toxins and will stop you from feeling dehydrated. And along with the ‘good’ fats, water will leave your skin feeling hydrated and fresh.
Eat more protein
Lean meats and fish are full of protein that can help boost both your energy levels and metabolism, but you want to make sure that you opt for organic if you’re trying to lose weight.
Protein also helps curb hunger as it takes longer to digest, while using more calories in the process. Fish is rich in high quality proteins, various essential nutrients and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are excellent for the brain, the heart and various other parts of the body, including healthy looking skin. By eating protein, you’ll also keep any stomach bloating at bay, helping you stay trim.
For all those preparing for their wedding, try all of these simple wedding diet steps and you’ll be well on your way to looking slim and energised for that big day. Just think how happy you’ll feel fitting into your wedding dress and hearing all the comments from family and friends on how amazing you look and feel!