Losing Weight For the Big Day – How to Look Great on Your Wedding Day!

Losing Weight For the Big Day – How to Look Great on Your Wedding Day!

You’re still swooning over the ring, and soon enough it will be time to choose your dream dress. If you are like most brides-to-be, you envision looking perfect on your wedding day and there’s not a moment to lose in making that dream a reality.

How Much Do You Need To Lose?

In order to safely lose weight, you need to aim for losing 1 to 2 pounds per week. Any more than that and you will be losing lean muscle mass, which something you don’t want to do. If you have 10 pounds to lose, allow yourself at least two months. For 20 pounds, four to five months should be sufficient.

Simple Is Best

The simple rule of weight loss is: you have to take in less calories than you burn. To lose one or two pounds per week, that means keeping your caloric intake to about 1200 calories per day. In addition to watching your calories, you’ll need to exercise as well. A combination of cardiovascular exercise and strength training will keep you from losing muscle and will allow you to burn fat.

Water, Water, Water

It’s often the overlooked counterpart to diet and exercise when it comes to weight loss, but drinking enough water is critical for your success. The average adult should drink eight to ten eight-ounce glasses of water each day. Water flushes your system of toxins and impurities. It also gives you more energy, aids in weight loss and gives your skin the special glow you’ll want when the photographer captures those special moments.

Get Your Beauty Rest

You may not realize it, but sleep is an important component for keeping your weight in check. The excitement of your upcoming wedding might be keeping you up at night, but you’ll do better to turn in early and get a few extra hours of sleep. Getting less than seven hours of sleep is a risk factor for weight gain, so go ahead and indulge in a nap if you can, or spend a little extra time dreaming about prince charming (he won’t mind!).

Relax!

Of course there’s so much to do before the nuptials: secure the photographer, choose the cake, decide who will be in your wedding party, and the list goes on. It’s natural to spend a lot of time thinking about your wedding, but what you might not realize is that stress can actually work against your weight loss plan. In fact, stress has been shown to be a big risk factor in being overweight. It also ages you, so keep it cool. Try meditation or yoga to relax.

Diet And Exercise

If you are serious about losing weight before your wedding, you will have to commit to a change (for the better!). There are many ways to lose weight, so choose a diet and exercise program that is suited to your lifestyle and schedule. The easier it is for you to follow, the more success you will have. Do your research, stick to it and you will be every bit as gorgeous as you imagined on your wedding day!

B. Page is a health and fitness writer at DietReviewsGuide.com. Ms. Page has reviewed many popular diets including Strip That Fat as well as many others.

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