Losing weight for your wedding is something that almost all brides want to do. So how can you lose this extra weight for your special day? In this article we will provide you with some valuable tips so you can be in the shape of your life for the most important day of your life.
Diet Is King
We all know that diet is very important and you will see this everywhere you go. However, you will not believe all the brides I have seen believe that they can eat anything they would want and still lose weight. This could not be further from the truth. To lose weight, you will need to lower your calorie intake. It is very simple math. You can easily construct a diet that fits your weight and your ideal weight. The easiest way to drop weight is to eat about 11x your weight in calories. For example, if you weigh 150 lbs, your ideal calorie intake will be 1650 daily calories. This is the best way to determine how many calories will be on your daily intake. Remember when you start dropping weight, you will need to adjust your calorie intake. Usually to maintain your weight it is recommend to eat about 15x your bodyweight.
Types Of Food
Now that you have how many calories you should consume as a bride on a diet. You will need to know what foods to eat. We usually like to suggest that you stick to low calorie, high protein foods such as chicken, tuna, turkey, salmon and almost all types of fish. Be sure to buy different seasonings so you don’t become bored of your diet. With these high protein foods, you can add healthy carbs such as baked potatoes, yams and just about any fruit. You also don’t want to forget about healthy fats such as nuts, avocados and the healthy fats some fish contain. Just because these are labeled “fats” do not mean you will want to avoid them.
As a bride, you already know the important part about setting a goal, which is setting a deadline for your goals. Since you want to lose weight for your wedding, your wedding day will be your goal. Make sure to write down your goals so that they become a lot more likely to occur. It’s a proven fact that people that write down their goals and carry them around are more likely to achieve their goals and be successful. Also, make sure to break down your goals into smaller chunks. For example, your goal can be to lose 10 pounds the first month, 8 pounds the second month and so on. With smaller goals you will feel a lot better about the larger goals.
Yes, exercise can be a great thing to lose weight but you will need to do it correctly. I have seen many brides take walks on the treadmill for hours and think they are working out. This is not the case. To really benefit from your workouts, you should incorporate high intensity training. You can incorporate this by taking fewer breaks in your workout and working out faster. Also, there is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) which is great for fat loss. Also, it will save you a lot of time which is very important for a bride.
All in all, if you were to follow these tips and tricks for weight loss, we are sure that you will be a very happy bride come your wedding night. One thing we recommend to brides that want to lose weight is to order their dress, one size smaller. What this does, is automatically FORCE the bride to work her butt off in order to drop weight and fit into her dress! Remember that this is not only for your wedding, but for your life and your health!
Linda Flores lives in Miami, Fl and loves the beach. Fitness is something she loves and has dedicated her life too. She loves informing herself about working out through many body building sites and loves seeing all the new bridal gowns at SayYesWeddingDresses.com so she could keep her friends updated on the latest fashion. So if you don’t catch her at the gym you will be sure to catch her on the internet.