The Three W’s!

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Wedding Weight Woes!It is no secret!  Every bride is concerned about how she will look on her wedding day.  It is extremely important not to go to extremes trying to 'look your best' on your big day.  Incorporating and maintaining healthy eating habits while you plan your wedding is critical.  D... read more

Wedding Weight Woes!

It is no secret!  Every bride is concerned about how she will look on her wedding day.  It is extremely important not to go to extremes trying to ‘look your best’ on your big day.  Incorporating and maintaining healthy eating habits while you plan your wedding is critical.  Don’t get caught up in the 3W’s!

Here are some extremely helpful tips I found on www.weightlosshelpandtips.net:

Tip #1. Drink lots of water
We often confuse thirst with hunger, leading to load our body with unnecessary calories, when what we really need is a glass of cold water. If you prefer, you can add some lemon slices to the jug of water for extra flavor, or to drink tea with fruit flavor but no sugar. It is a simple and healthy trick that will help you a lot in your weight loss efforts.

Tip #2. Think about what you can add to your diet, not what to remove
Set a goal to try and consume the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. This will ensure that your body gets the necessary fiber, while fighting hunger. You must also not forget the many benefits of vegetables for your health and disease prevention.

A good way to eat more vegetables is to mix them with the food. For example you can have vegetables in your rice or soups, in chicken as salads or in pasta. This is better than eating them on the side.

Eating more vegetables is a healthy habit … and once you get used to it you won’t even realize that you are doing it!

If you cannot resist the temptation of a small “sin” after a long day, obtain healthy snacks such as low-calorie cereal bars or ice cream without sugar and fat, and allow yourself to have one per day. When you get used to this try to further reduce the calorie load, with a cup of tea with no calories.

Tip #3. Enjoy your favorite foods
To completely avoid your favorite food will not create the desired results since the feeling of deprivation can lead to embellishment. Think of the last time you decided not to eat chocolate for a month … and then the quantity consumed when you finally allowed yourself to eat it again.

Instead of excluding your favorite foods from your weight loss program, just be sure to buy them in smaller amounts and to eat them less often – once or twice a week. Moreover, the expectation is what makes the satisfaction greatest.

Tip #4. Spicy food!

Add seasonings or hot spices in your food, which will enhance the taste and make you feel that you eat more. The meals enhanced by tasty spices will stimulate your taste and create a sense of satisfaction, without actually eating more. When you want something sweet, choose a hot caramel flavor with cinnamon or ginger. It gives you for some time the sweet flavor you need, with fewer calories.

Tip #5. Order kids meals!
When eating out, you can order an individual pizza or a small sandwich. In this way you keep the calories low and the quantities consumed controlled.

Another trick is to use smaller plates. This helps the portions look larger, and if your mind is satisfied by looking at them … most likely your stomach will also be satisfied.

Tip #6. Find alternative ways to manage stress
Sometimes, we are faced with situations that create a lot of stress ( … wedding planning??). Instead of looking to food for comfort, prepare some healthy tactics to fight stress that work equally well and don’t involve food.

Experts suggest to read a book, listen to music, write a diary, to practice deep breathing, meditation, or you can browse an album with photos of your loved ones.

Tip #7. Treat constipation problems
In their efforts to start a diet, many individuals experience constipation problems, which, apart from the adverse effects on the body, also affect the weight loss process.

Two basic steps you must follow to address this problem are: the daily consumption of more fiber, which has the capacity to contribute to the greater mobility of the gut, and the increased consumption of liquids, helping to correct the metabolic function. So you should try to eat more fruits and vegetables like oranges, apples, pears, plums, broccoli and greens.

Tip #8. Do not exclude any food group from your diet
Many of the “active” weight loss diets you will find support the exclusion of certain groups of foods such as carbohydrate-or fat-from your diet. This, according to nutritionists, is a big unhealthy mistake, as the body needs all nutrients, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, fiber, proteins, etc., which come from the different levels of the food pyramid.

Thus, foods  such as bread, pasta, meat and olive oil should not be missing from our diet.  They provide your body with necessary nutrients and also have several benefits, ranging from disease prevention and the proper functioning of the metabolism, to high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3), helping to reduce cholesterol levels.

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