5 Ways to Losing Weight for Your Wedding

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Your wedding day is fast approaching, and you find yourself stressing out about looking your best in your wedding gown. Every woman wants to be able to look back on her wedding photos remembering how great she looked on that special night. While crash dieting may be temporarily effective, here we have some key tips and suggestions you can use to lose the weight and also keep it off in the long run.

  1. Drink Water

You’ve heard this one. But that’s because it really is key to losing weight and keeping it off! Drinking lots of water does a lot more than just keeping your body and skin cells hydrated. It also gives your skin a healthy glow, helps your body rid itself of toxins, curbs your cravings, and helps boost the immune system. Water has so many health benefits, why not drink it all day! Opt to drink water over soft drinks (even diet sodas) during meals. This can help cut calories or artificial sugars as well. Aim to drink 8 glasses of water a day and you’re on your way to shedding those pounds!

  1. Portion Control

Consuming large portions of meals can be one of the biggest reasons that you’re not losing any weight. Keep in mind that you need to burn off 3500 calories to lose 1 pound. So with that in mind, portioning your meals can help with shrinking your stomach size, and help cut those excess calories. Eating smaller but more frequent meals a day also helps keep you fuller for longer, and speeds up your metabolism. Experts recommend eating 4 to 5 small meals in place of 3 large ones. This can help curb hunger and prevent bingeing when eating a meal.

  1. Cut the Alcohol

One reason people have trouble losing weight even though they are dieting already is that they are consuming too much alcohol. Keep in mind that one drink has at least 150 calories and most cocktail drinks are packed with tons of sugar. These calories can really add up especially considering if you have multiple drinks in one night. Cut out the alcohol and watch that beer belly melt away. Worried about missing out on the festivities? Opt for non-alcoholic alternatives or limit yourself to only 1 drink per week.

  1. Fruits and Veggies

Getting full off different kinds of fruits and veggies can help to consume less fatty and high-calorie foods. Fruits and veggies are also filled with fiber, water, and not to mention lots of vitamins and minerals necessary for burning fat. Try buying different fruits and a variety of veggies in new recipes. This will help you access your more creative side and keep you from getting bored. Who says healthy eating can’t be fun?

  1. Exercise

This one is also a no brainer. But it is still one of the most important factors to losing weight for your wedding! Aim to do 30-45 minutes of cardiovascular workouts at least 4 times per week. This will definitely help you burn off those calories and get you started to shedding those pounds. Not a good runner? Try dancing, Zumba, or cycling to get that heart working! You’ll burn calories without even realizing it. Combine cardio workouts with sessions of strength training. Aim to do 3 sets of 15-20 reps per exercise.

Well, there you have it. Your 5 top tips to losing weight for your wedding! Keep these healthy habits up, and you’ll keep those pounds off. Get your life started on the right track today! And remember, losing weight the healthy way is the right way.

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