Weight-Loss for Your Wedding Day

Photo Credit: Milaniko PD

June is wedding month! Many people plan to get married during the month of June because the weather is mostly mild and sunny. Every bride and groom wants to look their best on the big day. If you’ve put off trying to lose some weight until the last minute, there is still time to lose a few pounds before the final fitting of your dress or tuxedo. Avoid extreme diets and diet pills to lose a few pounds. Focus on exercise and a low-calorie, nutritious diet to get in shape for your wedding day. 
It’s easy to become distracted by all the last-minute wedding plans or to find time to exercise. If you haven’t been physically active or you have exercised only sporadically, try walking for about 30  minutes every day. Walk for 15 minutes in the morning before work or the start of your day. Walk for another 15 minutes in the evening after work or before dinner. Walk farther or faster every day until you can power walk for the full 15 minutes twice each day. Ride a stationary bicycle or use a treadmill if you can’t get outdoors to walk or when it is raining. Make a commitment to exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.
Tone and sculpt your arms and upper chest so that you look your best in your dress by lifting weights. Use a pair of dumbbells every other day for about 10 minutes to tighten up your arms and chest. Pulling on resistance bands also works well to strengthen, tone and sculpt your arms. Stand on a resistance band and pull it upward with your arm in the same manner, as if you are doing biceps curls with dumbbells. Use two bands to work both arms at the same time or alternate sides. 
Choose high-fiber, low-calorie foods like whole grains and vegetables, to help reduce your calorie intake while still getting the nutrition your body needs. Now is not the time to indulge your sweet tooth. Put those chocolates and cake aside. Choose naturally sweet foods like strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, raspberries, apples and grapes. Fruits contain antioxidants to help repair cell damage and are loaded with nutrients. The natural sugars in berries and fruits will also boost your energy. Reduce the amount of soda in your diet, too. Drink naturally flavored water instead of sugary soda to help reduce calories. Drinking more water will also help keep your body hydrated and improve your appearance. Drinking plenty of water will hydrate your skin. 

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