Whether you’re the bride-to-be, part of the wedding party, or simply a friend who is joining in on the wedding fun, you want to look your best! Dr. John Patrick Keefe II, a wedding officiant in Oklahoma City, wants you to look and feel your greatest during these parties. Below, you’ll find some helpful tips and tricks that’ll help you beat the bloat, look slim, and leave your hair and skin glowing for the big party that awaits you. Grab a glass of lemon water and let’s get busy!
Say “Goodbye” to Salt and Sugar
If you’re constantly dealing with belly bloat, and you want that pooch to go away before the big day and all the parties leading up to it, you must cut down on salt and sugar. In fact, completely nixing these ingredients from your diet will be the difference between night and day for you.
Did you know that you could have a super-strong core behind a layer of water or fat caused by salt and sugar? You want those hard abs to show! Decreasing your intake of salt and sugar can significantly help.
If you can, take your salt intake down to 1,500 milligrams per day and cut the sugar down to 20 grams. Your body will begin to naturally shed water weight and reveal your toned mid-section in no time.
Start Eating a Cleaner Diet
When you need to shape up quickly for an event like a bachelorette party, the best thing you can do is cut processed foods from your diet. Turn to fresh, whole foods that are packed with nutrition and vitamins. Turning to processed foods will only give your body fillers like simple carbohydrates, sugar, and salt. You don’t need any of that in your life, girl!
Watch Your Portion Sizes
Did you know that you can overeat healthy foods? You might be thinking that it is okay to eat as many carrot sticks or apple wedges that you want because they are healthy, right? Wrong! Calories are still calories, even when they come from healthy foods. If you are taking in to many calories and not balancing them out with physical activity, you’re going to gain weight and never fit into your bridesmaid dress.
Put the Booze Back on the Shelf
Did I just hear a major sigh of contempt coming from you, lady? Too bad! Alcohol is nothing but empty calories that have no nutritional value whatsoever. Boozy drinks are filled with sugar, and if you are a mixed drink kind of gal, you’re getting, even more, sugar. Try to cut out cocktails from your diet for at least 14-days before the party. Once you get out on the town with the bridal party, drink up, but not before.
Kick Your Workout into High Gear
If you’re already working out, that’s fantastic! Now, kick it up a few notches. If you have a timeframe in which to lose the weight and shed some inches, you’re going to need to push yourself during exercise sessions a bit harder. You can do it!
Before you know it, the day of the bridal shower will be upon you, and you will fit into your party dress like a glove fits onto a Vaseline-coated hand. You’ll see the fruit of your hard work and be so excited that you made these changes. Good luck!