21 Day Pre-Wedding Diet Plan to Help you Feel Great!
Happy Tuesday Folks! When it comes to the dreaded pre-wedding diet, we know how much pressure all you brides out there can feel. Everything from extra gym sessions to fad diets and weight loss tricks are so commonly used in this day and age so we thought we would pass along a some healthy tips your way!
Our friends over at Martha Stuart Weddings have put together this great 21 Day Guide to get you feeling great for your big day. Here are some of our favorite highlights:
Set Goals: Before the diet begins, start a food journal, writing down five things that the detox means to you and what you hope to achieve. Use it to track what, when, and where you eat, as well as how you feel. Referencing this will heighten your awareness and help keep goals in sight if your enthusiasm ever flags.
Devise a Strategy: This healthy eating plan includes plenty of make-ahead and big-batch recipes, so prepping your meals should be quicker and easier. This means you’ll always have a selection of leftovers in the refrigerator for other days.
Make It Your Own: Feel free to improvise meals instead of following the preapproved menu plans; just follow the ingredient guidelines for each week.
Build in Variety: Snacks are a way to change up your daily menu and add extra fiber and nutrients. Choose two snacks each day. If you’re too pressed for time, grab nuts (aim for one ounce a day) and fruit (two pieces a day). Be sure to space out your meals (including snacks), leaving a couple hours between each. And remember: Snack only when you’re hungry.
Avoid Before and During the Cleanse: Processed foods, added sugars, dairy, gluten, alcohol, and coffee.
Enlist Your Fiancé: It’s easier to stay the course when you have support!
See Your Doctor: Before beginning this or any other program, take stock of your overall health. If you have any chronic and/or serious health condition, cleanse only under a doctor’s supervision; even if you don’t have a health condition, consulting a doctor is a good idea.