Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, but after working out and dieting for months, you might still have a few extra pounds that you want to eliminate. Eating healthy, choosing replacement meals and increasing your cardio can all help you get rid of those last few pounds. So here are some tips for that last-minute slim down!
Increase Fiber Intake
Fiber has a number of benefits on the human body. It makes your stomach feel full, and fiber can help push toxins and waste out of your body. Eat foods high in fiber in the days leading up to your wedding, or take fiber supplements.
Drink More Water
Water naturally removes toxins and impurities from the body, and water can also hydrate your skin and give you a healthy glow. Drinking water can also help fill your stomach and make you feel fuller as you eat less.
Use meal replacement shakes (MRS) in place of at least one meal every day. Meal replacement shakes have all the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs but fewer calories than a full meal. If you need to lose more weight, you can even use shakes in place of two meals every day.
Cut Down on Sugar
If you want to lose weight before your wedding day, eliminate processed sugars from your diet. Processed sugars add extra calories to your diet and can lead to weight gain. Replace sugary salad dressings and condiments with healthier sugar-free options.
Use Olive Oil
Olive oil has less fat and calories than butter or other oils, and olive oil can give your food a great flavor. Before you sit down for each meal, take a single teaspoon of olive oil by mouth. Olive oil lubricates your system and helps flush toxins out, but it also makes your stomach feel full. You’ll find that you eat less at each meal when you eat olive oil beforehand.
Cardio exercises boost your heart rate, increase your pulse and help you lose weight faster than other types of exercises. If you can’t afford a gym membership, invest in a few workout DVDs that you can do at home or take a long run around your neighborhood. Cardio routines help you burn away fat and build muscle, and you’ll see results quickly.
Whether you’re days away from your wedding, or your wedding is a few months in the future, you have time to get in shape. Changing your diet and adding cardio exercises to your daily routine can help you lose weight quickly.
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