Getting ready for the big day, and need to lose a few pounds to look perfect in your dress or tux? This section provides you the resources you need to lose weight before a wedding.

The Wedding Dress Diet Plan

Though you may be desiring weight loss before the big day, as if you need one more undertaking added to your plate... Let bistroMD lessen your overwhelming to-do list with this wedding dress diet plan!


Wedding Dress Diet Plan

A wedding dress diet plan is not depriving or restricting, but rather lavish in nourishing foods such as:

Whole Grains
Whole grains offer essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that refined flours and products generally lack. Consuming 25 to 38 grams of fiber each day can help maintain a healthier body weight, along with promoting digestive and heart health. As a general rule of thumb, opt for whole grains at least 50 percent of the time, including oats, wheat, barley, rice, and rye.

Lean Proteins
Lean proteins are a vital component to weight loss, as they support muscle mass, increase metabolism, regulate appetite, and combat cravings. Women need at least 46 grams of protein daily based on the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI), while a more individualized recommendation supports an average of 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight (g/kg). Protein is found in a wide variety of lean and plant-based sources, including chicken, turkey, tuna, black beans, quinoa, and tofu.

Fruits and Veggies
To keep calories in check and nutrients ample, load half the the plate with non-starchy veggies such as asparagus, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, peppers, and leafy greens. Fruits are also loaded with nutrients, all while offering natural sweetness to combat a pesky sweet tooth. Nonetheless, aim for at least five servings of fruits and veggies on a daily basis.

Healthy Fats
Consuming healthy fat sources in moderation offers cardio-protective benefits and increases satiety, which can lessen the risk of overeating at meal and snack times. Replace saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fat sources, including olive oil, nuts and seeds, fatty fish, and avocadoes.

Additional Bride Diet Tips

Consume A Balanced Breakfast
Break the morning fast with a balanced breakfast, as doing so lessens hunger the risk of overeating on high-calorie snacks and meals later on. Swap sugary cereals and pastries, that leave you hungry within the hour, and go for protein and fiber-packed options, including overnight oats, a piece of fruit and Greek yogurt, black bean omelet, or chocolate banana protein smoothie. Nonetheless, starting out the day with a nutritious breakfast can stimulate and motivate healthy choices throughout the day's entirety.

Shop the Store's Perimeter
Boundless rows of various cereals, breads, pastries, cookies, chips, and other packaged snacks are often temptations in the grocery store aisles. But when shopping, mostly stick to the store's perimeter filled with more nutritious and wholesome food items, including fresh produce, dairy products, and lean proteins.

Meal Prep
From wedding planning to withholding a regular work schedule, whipping up nutritious dinners may be the last thing you want to do... But by practicing meal preparation, eating healthy is simple and convenient during your wedding prep. Find your beginners guide to meal prep here, equipped with recipes, ideas, and inspirations!

Hydrate with Water
Along with eating healthier, we must not discount the importance of reducing liquid calories and hydrating with water. Proper hydration not only keeps the body energized, but can reduce the likelihood of overeating throughout the day. Aim for at least 64-ounces of water on a daily basis.

Trust in bistroMD
Stressing for the wedding? Trust in bistroMD! Our women's weight loss program vows to deliver well-balanced, nutritious meals right to doorsteps, leaving brides with one less stress and more time to focus on the big day!

Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on May 08, 2019.


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