With your Wedding Day fast approaching you may start to worry about how you are going to be able to shift those final few pounds.
With everyones eyes fixed firmly on you, it can be particularly stressful trying to make sure you can actually fit into your wedding dress.
If this sounds like you perhaps the following 5 tips will ensure you reach your weight loss goal before that special day.
Tip #1 – Set sensible goals
Before you start your weight loss journey you need to make sure that your goals are achievable.
It is no good thinking you are going to be able to 3 stone in just a month so forget about that.
If time is getting tight you may be best forgetting about drastic weight losses instead focussing on toning the bits that will be on show, for example your arms.
You may want to talk to a personal trainer if you can afford one to create a plan that will help you to reach your goal safely.
Tip #2 – Keep a food diary
Getting all your plans ready for your wedding can be stressful meaning your normal eating habits may go out the window.
You may also go to numerous tasting tests for different cakes or food for the day.
If you want to lose weight then you need to know what food you are eating. Make a note of what foods you eat and their calorie content, you will then know what foods should be avoided in the future.
Tip #3 – Improve your eating habits
If you have set yourself a goal you cannot solely rely on exercise to help you achieve it. You will have to make dietary changes too, which hopefully your food diary will help with.
Here are some easy methods you can use to improve your diet:
- Drink more water as it contains zero calories yet can help to keep cravings at bay, and as a bonus can help to remove toxins from your body giving you clearer skin.
- Don’t skip breakfast as eating a healthy breakfast will give your metabolism a kick start first thing, plus will help to keep those midmorning cravings at bay.
- Enjoy the occasional treat. Although junk food is not good for you, treating yourself occasionally will ensure you do not become bored with your healthy eating.
Tip #4 – Exercise is important
Exercise is an incredibly important aspect of any weight loss journey, however as most prospective brides to be will confess is that finding the time to exercise before a wedding can be difficult.
Rather than trying to squeeze workout into your busy schedule, try to plan them in advance.
Remember you don’t have to go to the gym to workout either. There are plenty of workouts that can be done in the comfort of your own home.
Tip #5 – Forget about pounds, focus on inches
If you focus purely on pounds lost it can be easy to become disheartened with your weight loss efforts.
By measuring inches lost instead you can see what your hard work has actually done to change your body.
Before you start your journey however you need to take measurements of your waist, hips, thighs and any other problem areas.
If you measure 1 month into your new regime you should find that you should have lost a few inches from each area, even if your weight has not changed too much.
To prepare yourself for your big day does not have to involve drastic diets that can make you feeling tired and miserable.
Focus on toning your body and you may notice that your weight will drop too. Just remember your partner loves you for who you are, not what you look like on your wedding day.