Losing weight is a journey. It is about changing the things in your life that cause you to gain and retain extra pounds. Changing these small but important things will help you create a new you slowly. However, there are times when you need to drop some weight fast. This often happens as a bride is preparing for her wedding. The bridal party is on the move with shopping, planning, parties, and showers. With those things come snacks, treats, drinks, and meals on the go. The pounds creep up on you, and you have to get rid of them in a hurry before the big day.
This is something you can do. But, you have to remember that it is changing things long term that creates a healthier and leaner body.
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Begin the journey
Eat a high protein diet with variety
High protein diets are very popular for people who want to lose weight fast. But what do they do to your body? When you cut out carbohydrates and eat mostly protein, the first thing that your body does is lose water. After that, with no carbs to burn for energy, your body turns directly to your stored body fat to make your body work. The weight-loss is dramatic.
Many people think high protein diets are all lean meats and eggs. These foods are high protein, but there are many other foods that are nutritious, delicious, and high protein. Here are a few:
- Nuts and seeds
- Dried fruits
- Beans and lentils
Water – Do Not Skip This Part
Very cold water makes the stomach contract. Drinking a glass of ice water 20 minutes before your meal will cause your stomach to contract, thus you will get full with less food. Hot liquids have the opposite effect. It is wise to stay away from hot liquids which will expand the stomach while you are dieting.
You are adding protein to your diet and exercise to your routine. These things cause you to lose water. You must stay hydrated if you want healthy skin, shining hair, and healthy nails. Further, you need water to keep your organs functioning. Nothing can ruin a wedding faster than an illness. So drink up!
Have some fun
The very word exercise makes some of us cringe. People start out well, hitting the gym every day or two, but soon they find excuses to skip it. The key to getting exercise is doing something you enjoy! If you like to swim, ride bikes, or take walks in the park, do it. Or, step out of the box and do something you always wanted to do, like taking a dance class.
Dance burns calories and tones the muscles. It also adds to your agility and stamina. You can do this as a group or solo. If you are including a junior bridesmaid in the wedding, let her take the class too. The instructor can help her with a routine that she may perform at your reception. A lovely costume from Alexandra Costumes and a little training is all she needs to perform. This is a very special way to include her.
Start now and make it a group effort. You will be thinner, healthier, and more beautiful than ever on your wedding day.