The Wedding Diet
For many, it’s an unfortunate truth when it comes time to walk down the aisle: the wedding diet that will work best involves serious commitment and a lot of hard work.
Well, at BistroMD, we don’t see this fact as unfortunate. Brides and grooms who want to look fantastic on their wedding day often spend a lot of time and money finding the wedding diet that produces the best results.
The truth of the matter is, changing your diet to include healthy options and regular exercise is the only guaranteed method of weight loss. Nonetheless, the long-term health implications of such a lifestyle change are highly beneficial. After all, when we eat right and exercise we look and feel great.
A bride naturally wants to look stunning in her wedding dress on one of the most important days of her life. Type in “the wedding diet” on an internet search engine, and you’re likely to come across thousands of results promising rapid weight loss.
Many of these diets may work, but there are hidden factors that many of these wedding diet entrepreneurs want to keep secret. Many crash diets are based on the principle that muscle weighs more than fat, meaning you lose weight fast, but you’re actually losing vital muscle mass. What we want to do is lose fat, so we become more lean and fit. Losing weight from a crash diet also means losing water. Clearly, the wedding diets that rely on these principles will only succeed in the short term and it's not a sustainable plan.
Any successful diet, including wedding diets, are only successful if you take a gradual approach to weight loss. To prepare for your wedding day, BistroMD recommends that you give yourself plenty of time on a diet. If you attempt a wedding diet that promises weight loss of 10-15 pounds per week, you’re likely to fail. And, even if you were to succeed, the health consequences simply aren't worth it. Instead, you should give yourself an ample amount of time (at least 3 months to lose 20 pounds), so you can lose weight the healthy and safe way.
Finally, the wedding diet you choose should include exercise.
Exercise not only helps burn calories but it also gives you increased energy levels. Planning for a wedding can be stressful and draining. If you exercise regularly while on a wedding diet, you will have increased energy levels and decreased stress levels. In fact, recent scientific studies show that exercise is one of the best methods of relieving stress. Still, many of us absolutely hate exercise. However, exercise doesn't need to be a chore. Instead, make it fun!
Find sports or dance classes in your neighborhood that will substitute for going to the gym or running on a track. Exercise can be fun, and it can be social. Before you know it, you’ll be fit, trim, beautiful, and ready to walk down the aisle!
BistroMD™ is the nation’s leading physician-designed, chef-prepared diet meal delivery company. Founded by Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., one of several hundred medical doctors in the country board certified in the field of weight loss, Dr. Cederquist has been helping clients lose weight for over 15 years.