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Workout Tips

This section of our health library is devoted to – you guessed it – workout tips! Learn about all things fitness in these articles that are designed to help you get up and get moving, regardless of your physical ability.

How to Create the Perfect Wedding Workout

With the big wedding day quickly approaching, you more than likely want to feel and look your best. Most successful weight loss patterns arise in a slow and steady trend, particularly while implementing a workout regimen, embracing a nutritious diet, and inviting support from others!


With the big wedding day quickly approaching, you more than likely want to feel and look your best. If possible, a wedding workout plan should be implemented at least three months in advance, as crash dieting and over exercising can be not only be stressful, but lead to unhealthy weight loss expectations and standards. Most successful weight loss patterns arise in a slow and steady trend, particularly while implementing a workout regimen, embracing a nutritious diet, and inviting support from others!

Wedding Workout Plan

The Workout

Aerobic Exercise

Also known as cardio, adequate aerobic exercise promotes heart health and facilitates calorie burn. In general, healthy adults should take part of cardio most days of the week, adding up to at least 150 minutes. Each cardio session should extend past 20 minutes, as the body will start to undergo "aerobic fat-burning" following the time period of constant movement. Aerobic exercises include jogging and running, brisk walking, cycling, canoeing, and dancing (win-win for practicing your wedding dance moves)!

Strength Training

In conjunction with aerobic exercise, add in strength or resistance training to protect existing muscle mass while stimulating new muscle growth. A greater lean body mass also promotes an accelerated metabolism, subsequently burning more calories even when the body is at rest! Gain strength using body weight (push-ups, lunges, squats, planks, etc.) or with this full-body kettlebell workout.


Lessen wedding stress while reaping exercise benefits all at the same time! The practice of yoga can not only relieve muscle aches and improve coordination, but ease stress and anxiety during wedding plan. Try this full-body workout routine to strengthen muscles, improve balance, and ease anxiety!

In addition to the specified workouts, try to stay as active as possible. Whether it be walking on your lunch break or taking your apartment steps, all activity can alleviate stress while maximizing calorie burn. Get active with more exercise examples found here.

The Diet

Rather than crash dieting and resorting to periods of self-starvation, it is important to fuel the body with nourishing food sources. A well-balanced diet consists of:

Whole Grains

Choose whole grains and wheat products over refined products, as they offer nutrients and fiber that white and processed foods generally lack. Individuals who consume the recommended 25 to 38 grams of fiber each day are suggested to maintain a healthier body weight. But in addition to consuming more whole grains, desserts, sugary cereals, and other sweetened products should be limited (doing so may make that wedding cake enjoyed even more)!

Lean Proteins

Lean proteins are vital to maintain muscle and lose fat. And when strength training, the intake of these lean and plant-based protein sources can slim and tone the body for your big day!

Fresh Produce

Limit the intake of starchy vegetables (sweet potatoes, corn, etc.) and load up the plate with fresh, roasted, or sautéed non-starchy veggies! Asparagus, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, peppers, and green, leafy vegetables are excellent examples and offer ample fiber and nutrients, all while being low in calorie.

Healthy Fats

Although fat has a poor connotation, replacing saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats holds great value. Healthy fat sources include olive oil, nuts and seeds, fatty fish, and avocados. Using them in moderation has shown to offer cardio-protective benefits and may increase satiety, or feelings of fullness, subsequently lessening the risk of overeating at meal and snack times.

If desiring support on your journey, let bistroMD assist! bistroMD delivers well-balanced meals straight to your doorstep, leaving you with one less stress and more time to focus on your big day!

The Support

Instead of walking down the workout aisle alone, get others involved! Have your partner and wedding parties also commit to regular exercise and a well-balanced diet, as the greater the support, the greater the anticipated results. And along with fitness tips and meal delivery, bistroMD offers ongoing support throughout your journey! From individual consultations to an extensive Health Library, rest assured we will be here every step of the way leading up to your big day!

Written By Christy Zagarella, MS, RDN. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on April 25, 2019.


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