Okay, let’s face it, thinking about wedding bloat or not being able to fit in your wedding dress may cause some serious grief and distress! Would you like to know what works to keep you looking your slinky best?
It's definitely not about starving yourself, which tends to be a bad idea all around. The good news is that, most brides do not have much of an appetite on their big day, due to wedding jitters. However, even if you don't have much of an appetite, don't forget to eat to keep your blood sugar levels in check. This will ensure that you diminish the chances of feeling dizzy and off-balance physically and emotionally on your big day.
So, to avoid sabotaging your hard earned efforts, consider not indulging in the items that could contribute to you feeling bloating, sluggish, or even cranky. The ultimate goal is to have good energy, clear thoughts, and gorgeous and flattering pictures of your special day.
In order to keep your girlish figure in check, minimize consuming :
Wheat - Anything made with wheat - Yes anything with gluten will cause the dreaded belly bloat, more so than many other carbohydrates choices.
Carbohydrates - That means nixing that morning danish. Your dress will thank you.
Chewing Gum – Chewing gum causes you to swallow air, and swallowing air is a bad idea, and so is drinking anything through a straw.
Cruciferous Veggies - Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and kale – all will increases stinky intestinal gas, not to mention the urge to burp; which may also produce a foul odor as well.
Wine – Yep, booze makes your face swell, and causes it to flush. Red, and puffy is not a good look.
Anything with sucralose (Splenda) aspartame, or saccharin – these artificial sweeteners are hard for your body to digest.
Sodas – carbonation can make your belly bloat big time. Ditch the soda, and if you must have caffeine, consider drinking green tea.
Salt - Salt makes you retain water, so say goodbye to chips, and soy sauce.
Cheese - Cheeses are out, and they may even contribute to nausea, if you are already a bundle of nerves. Why take the chance?
Beans – the musical fruit, the more you eat… you get the picture.
So what do you eat? Well, the goal is to fuel your body with wholesome food, so that your blood sugar is balanced throughout the day, and your energy is steady.
What to Eat
Fresh fruit – avoid the bananas and dried fruit though...they are known puffers.
Watermelon is great!
Salads with protein and fat ( think chicken and avocado), olive oil and vinegar dressing
Nuts – go for the natural as opposed to the salty variety.
Almonds are a great choice.
Herbal tea – chamomile is good choice, as it is soothing and calming.
Chia seeds – Brimming with omega 3’s, they help give your skin that beautiful glow.
Asparagus– beat the bloat with asparagus, a natural diuretic.
Egg whites – a great protein source.
Here's to great pictures!
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