Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Weight Loss Tips For Brides

Looking your best on your wedding is as important as finding the right venue and the right dress. Eating healthy for Wedding day weight loss is a great idea for the short term goal. Developing healthy habits will not only keep your wedding day figure but will be beneficial for a lifetime.

1. Don't skip breakfast, in the eternal words of mom "it is the most important meal of the day. Include eggs as part of your breakfast they are a great protein filled with tons of vitamins. Speaking of vitamins they are all in the yolks, so don't be so quick to discard this sunshiny part of your egg. Eggs are rich in fat soluble vitamins including vitamins A, D, E, and K. Pair your eggs with fruits or veggies.

Oatmeal is a great breakfast start also, it will keep you longer before you feel like snacking. Top with fruits like blueberries, raspberries, bananas, or a number of other fruit.  1/3 cup rolled oats (cooked with water), topped with cinnamon and ¼ cup fresh berries is under 100 calories.

2. Plan, Plan, Plan

Plan your snacks in advance to avoid falling into the trap of unhealthy snacking. You should include two snaks per day between meals to keep you from overeating. Choosing the right snacks is very important.Plan out your other meals,and exercise time as well. When you go on your weekly supermarket trip have in mind what you need for the week. Buy pre-cut fruits and vegetables so that it will save you time and you wond be deterred by the work of cutting and storing. If you will not be taking lunch to work on one of the days, take time to look at healthy options availavable to you at the drive-thru window. You could take a look at these options here, or read books like Eat this, Not that restaurant edition

1/2 CUP STRAWBERRIES dipped in chocolate (microwave 1 tablespoon chocolate chips in 10-second increments until melted) (93 calories, 4 g fat)

1 CUP CAMPBELL'S SELECT HARVEST LIGHT SOUP Roasted Chicken with Italian Herbs (80 calories, 2.5 g fat)

A 100 calorie pre-packaged snack

Vanilla and Banana Smoothie: ½ cup sliced banana, ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, and a handful of ice blended until smooth. (under 100 calories).

Check out these other tasty snacks under 100 calories

3. Reserve alcoholic drinks for special occasions. The worst thing to do while dieting is drinking empty calories. Alcoholic drinks are laden with calories that could kill your dieting efforts.

4.Exercise Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day.Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. To maximize weightloss turn up your routine to 300 minutes per week.

5. Find a partner If your husband to be wants to lose some weight also, this would be a great opportunity to work together. Maybe your Maid of Honor will work with you. As a matter of fact, you could enlist your whole bridal party and start your own bootcamp. Just remember don't work them to hard you want them to be happy that they are in your wedding. Be Inspired by healthy eating and look fabulous on your wedding day.


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