Good Clean Eating and Fitness habits pre wedding day..
Here are some tips to those looking to feel and look their best on their wedding day:
1. Explore options that contains clean eating, ensure that it is full of variety; flavour, taste, texture, vitamins and minerals.
The key is to not starve yourself, eating a diet with clean, wholesome food does not mean to eat a handful of spinach leaves and feel hangry (hungry and angry) all day.
Your plates can be full of colourful vegetables, good quality protein and tasty good fats.
Flavours, so you enjoy what you are eating, and you don’t get stick of the same food, you can stick to the eating plan easier and helps you to lose body fat.
Taste is important, you’re not going to be racing for a plate of kale on it’s own each day, so add it to other foods to get the goodness without the boring taste.
Tip: Add good fats to your vegetables/salads to improve the taste and give your body the brain fuel it needs to think better (makes the wedding day plans easier), and to help support joints, ligaments and tendons (to recover from training sessions and general stress).
Texture can also give you a sensation of enjoyment, crunchy food (sweet potato fries) compared to smoother, liquid meals (smoothie bowls) that make the meals more interesting and enjoyable.
Having the same meals everyday can be depressing on your body and mind. Spice it up with different meals so you benefit with loads of vitamins and minerals
Mineral deficiency = stubborn weight loss..
Vitamins and minerals are important to help keep your energy up, to recover from the workouts you may be doing, the stress you may be enduring with the wedding plans. Your mind will be going a million miles a day, so you need the support with a variety of minerals.
Skin, hair and nails benefit from vitamins and minerals, = help you looking and feeling healthy.
(contributes to the glowing look on your wedding day)
Tip: Collagen is a wonderful product to help improve your hair, skin and nails.
You can add to smoothies, coffees or other drinks.
Collagen is known to help heal your gut, perfect when you have nervous tension or any food intolerances.
Variety of wholesome foods, provides your body with so much support, most of all to help your sleep.
FACT: High sugary foods can stimulate you too much, therefore interrupting your sleep, and keeping your body inflamed.
The last thing you want is being tired for your special day.
Tiredness will also interrupt your training sessions, cause cravings and poor decisions.
2. Fitness comes hand in hand with clean eating for wedding prep…
Firstly build strength – to help create lean muscle in the body, this way you burn more energy (calories) with good muscle mass, it helps to lose body fat, giving you a nice shape for your wedding day.
‘Cardio’ style workouts are good to burn energy as well, but building muscle is more effective.
A smart combination of the two will be good, but the ‘cardio’ style should be a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) session once a week, combined with a couple of strength sessions.
Movement is important, so do not forget about walking most days, (most people lack this) and if you’re not at your goal weight (wedding dress size) a couple of weeks out of your wedding day, then increase the cardio if need be.
Tip: Be careful not to go out guns blazing, this can incur injuries, burnout and if not keeping hydration and enough food, you will be depleted and your body will not give you the results you are looking for.
Your 12 week training plan will be over in the first two weeks if you’re not careful.
Good food : smart training : adequate rest = perfect pre wedding plan.
Tip: Don’t fall into the trap of doing what Suzie did for her wedding, we are all different, leading different lives, working under different conditions, with all types of stress.
3. Keep stress at a safe level
Stress is a huge factor and is high on the list when planning a wedding, so training too much will increase stress on the body, and then if you’re following a ‘diet’ you do not enjoy, you’re subconsciously sending stress signals around your body, which leads to stubborn weight loss.
Tip: To know when you’re overtraining, is when you feel weak in a workout, you don’t feel like training, or your heart rate is either too low or too high (you should talk to a coach about this).
So this brings me to the last tip:
4. Enjoy the process…
this day is to be enjoyed around your friends and family.
Don’t get to this day exhausted, burnt out and missing the memories of such a fun filled day.
Tip: Join a training group you enjoy training with, or hire a coach for this period to keep you accountable and a great support, find loads of recipes that contain lots of variety, sleep as much as you can and book a massage in every few weeks to keep the body in check..
Congratulations and may the love be amazing for your special day and beyond…