If you want to lose at least fifteen pounds before your big day, you’re not alone. Both men and women said in a recent survey that losing weight before their wedding is their highest priority – even over finding a dress, cake, or place to hold the wedding! People naturally want to look their best, and losing fifteen to twenty pounds before your wedding is the best way to do that.
Losing weight before your wedding is a serious undertaking and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Before embarking on any new diet, consult your doctor.
That said, wedding diets are a dime a dozen. The only real way to lose weight is to reduce the amount of calories you eat, and move more. Depending on your time commitments (such as work, raising kids, etc), it can be difficult to put together a decent diet plan that’s easy to follow while running around doing errands.
Wedding diets are easiest to follow when they are planned out in advance. Find a diet that works best for you (there are plenty of options on this site listed for you), and stick to it. The key is planning your meals for the week, and then shopping specifically so you can cook those meals at home.
The trouble following strict diets is that occasionally, you find yourself out and about without a proper snack, and you have a setback by eating fast food, or some other less than healthy option. The key here is to not let that setback turn into a spiral where you pick up your bad habits all over again. Planning your meals and keeping them set aside for when you’re eating is a simple matter of staying prepared. If you find yourself stuck without a snack option and end up having a setback, look at what led you to being without your food, and try to think of ways to avoid those sorts of situations in the future.
The key to maintaining a healthy weight or losing more is also finding an activity that gets you moving. The human body was designed to always be moving! A good exercise regimen is crucial to maintaining your weight loss program. Many people find that simple gym membership isn’t enough. Make appointments that you have to keep. If you can, find a workout partner who is willing to keep you honest about your workouts. Secondly, look for different activities to see what works you out best. Many people prefer yoga sessions over lifting weights or running on a treadmill. Many gyms offer a wide variety of programs that allow a member to check out what works them out best.
Your wedding will be the most memorable day of your life. Showing your spouse that you care about your health and are going to be around for a long time is the greatest way to show them you love them. Wedding diets aren’t easy, but they’re incredibly rewarding when you stick to them!