Food Fit for a Bride

How to modify your diet to be your best on your big day.

With your wedding only a few months or weeks away, you may be scrambling to figure out all the final details. But there’s one detail you can’t afford to overlook. That detail is you.

What should you do to make sure you’re primed and ready for the best day of your life? Eat the right foods, and leave the junk foods for another day. Here are a few ways the right foods will prep you for your vows.

Proper Foods = Proper Fit

Want to make sure you fit perfectly into your dress? To leave everyone staring at your picture-perfect physique during your wedding, you’ll have to do be picky when choosing what to put into your body. That means leaving some of your favorite fattening snacks, entrees, and desserts on the table.

Obvious offenders are fried foods and sweets. However, you’ll also want to avoid indulging in too many pre-nuptial celebrations that include copious amounts of alcohol. Instead, keep your body well hydrated with plenty of water, and make sure you are particularly careful to consume plenty of fruits and vegetables during this time of your life. Have a hunkering for beef? Not a problem. Just make sure it has as little fat as possible and is grilled, not fried.

Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.
– Michael Leunig

Good Foods = Good Skin

If you want to look your best, you’re going to have to pay attention to more than just your shape. You’ll also have to make your skin look its best. To do this, you’ll have to keep a close eye on the foods and drinks you put in your body. Fortunately, doing this is easily done when you’re already eating to maintain a healthy weight and physique.

A great start for good skin is milk, cheese, yogurt, and other low-fat dairy products. Full of easily accessible vitamin A, these foods and others with vitamin A are a must for good skin. You’ll also want to stock up on foods full of antioxidants. While the antioxidants found in blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries are often touted for their cancer-fighting qualities, those same antioxidants reduce the effect of aging on your skin. So fight off cancer and look better than ever! And to make sure your skin looks its healthiest, down some salmon, flax seed, canola oil, green tea, and foods made with whole wheat.

Health Foods = Happy You

You want your big day to be perfect, and you want to enjoy it completely. This means you can’t turn into Bridezilla, and no matter what happens, you’ve got to be in a good enough mood to let things slide. Just as it’s possible to have a great body and great skin via what you eat, food can also help you maintain a positive mood when working toward the wedding and during the big day itself. What foods can you eat to boost your mood into marital blissfulness?

Obviously, the foods already listed would be on the top of the list. Because when you look good, you feel good. And when you know you’re doing something to contribute to your good looks, you feel even better. The only problem comes when you feel the need for comfort foods, those “wrong” foods make you feel so good. How can you control your urge to splurge? Make it fast, make it planned, and don’t make it a habit. A little bit of chocolate or a single piece of fried chicken now and then won’t ruin your good looks, but if you eat enough of it, it can do more than cause you to gain pounds of have skin blemishes. It can ruin your mood, leaving you a big mess on your wedding day.

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