Wedding Weight Loss – 6 Tips Every Bride Should Know!

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day and NO bride wants to be carrying extra pounds when she walks down the aisle. You will not want to cringe every time you look at your wedding photos in the years to come when all you can focus on is your spare tire.

Here are a few helpful tips you can stay under control during your planning period and you’ll look as beautiful as possible, and look just as good.

  1. Keep Track Of Your Food
    • This is one of the most important weight loss tools you can use to shed those extra pounds before the Big Day. You may be amazed to see how many extra calories find their way into your mouth once you start keeping track of what you eat. But in order for this tool to work properly, you have to be brutally honest with yourself. So, if you have a Big Mac for lunch, don’t berate yourself but DO write it down. A little here, a little there. It makes a difference.
    • Keep a log. Look up the amount of calories in the foods you eat and write it down. Check everything beforehand. Staying on top of things is never more important than when you are losing weight for an event that will be remembered forever. You might even want to enlist the help of some online resources to help you keep track of your food. Here are the best tools for doing just this.
  2. Be Smart With Your Samples
    • When you plan a wedding, it goes without saying that you want to control everything. That means that you’ve got to give everything a test run. When it comes time to sample your cakes, catering options, and drinks, make sure that you take it easy. Remember that when trying to lose weight, it’s not the food you eat, but the portion sizes that will kill you. Don’t go overboard with the portions. Eat enough to get a good taste and feel for the food choices, but you are selecting the foods for our wedding day, not feasting on them beforehand.
  3. Consider Exercise As Another Planning Appointment
    • When you start to plan a wedding, it’s easy to get caught up with appointments with planners, caterers, decorators, bridesmaids, the future in-laws, and more. You wouldn’t think of missing an appointment with one of them would you?
    • Treat your workout time the same way. Schedule gym time into your day, just like you would anything else. You’re going to be busy, so don’t count on being able to toss a workout in from time to time whenever you have a chance. If you enter it into your diary, you will be much less likely to skip it when the time comes.
  4. Get Support From Your Bridesmaids
    • There are a huge number of people that can’t get anything done unless they have someone to answer to for it, myself included. Without my boyfriend, I wouldn’t be capable of sticking to much of anything. Look at it this way, you want to look good at your wedding, so do all of the other women who are going to be in it.
    • Create a support system with your bridesmaids. Make sure that everyone is on board and has similar goals. You will all go to sizing appointments together and pick out dresses, so you all have it in your best interest to be as lean as possible. Create a contest if you like. You’ll be even more driven since you are the bride and don’t want to lose a weight loss battle before wedding day.
  5. No More Alcohol Until The Wedding
    • I wouldn’t dare tell you that you can’t have a bottle or three of wine and champagne on the big day. I would highly suggest that you stay away from it until then, though because alcohol is full of very little more than hidden calories.
    • Drinking does a lot of things to your body. A big problem is that it makes you feel like eating every unhealthy thing that you have ever seen in your life. Waffle House is never better than at 3 in the morning, I know. Those slips can quickly add up. Most alcoholic drinks are also filled with sugar. Drinking calories is a great way to make sure that you don’t lose weight so get it under control.
  6. Pick Healthy Options For The Wedding Feast
    • When the big day arrives, you’ll be in for a big meal and course after course of delicious treats. Unless you want to bloat and feel like you’ve gained all of your weight back by the end of the reception you should pick healthy options for the caterer.
    • Healthy food can be delicious. The problem is that healthy options can often be difficult to make. You are already hiring someone else to take over the cooking duties, why not ask them to make something special? Even your unhealthiest of guests will enjoy a meal that is prepared properly, no mater how healthy it is. You don’t have to cut out meat, carbs, or anything strange. Just avoid extremely filling foods and, for god’s sake, beans.

Last Minute Solutions

At the last minute, you still have to be sure that you are going to look good. When the day arrives, make sure that you don’t eat too much, or at all, that morning. Fasting until the reception shouldn’t be too hard and you’ll make sure that you don’t have any reason to feel bloated while all eyes are on your beautiful new figure. Make sure to drink plenty of water leading up to it and don’t worry if you think you’re fat when you put your dress on. If you follow the tips I’ve given you, you’ll be leaner than ever.

Keep all of these in mind if you want to make it there. Take a look at some of my other posts if you need more specific diet suggestions, but this is a great place to start.

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