There’s a common problem many brides have when the engagement has happened and it’s time to get ready for the big day – dieting. You may be a seasoned pro at dieting, or a novice, but one thing’s for certain – nobody likes wedding diets.
Eating healthy may make you feel better physically, but let’s get real here – who really eats healthy when they’re dieting for a due date? Instead, you probably put it off until the last minute (or never fully commit until you’re panicked) and then you follow some insane crash wedding diets that have you feeling weak, irritable, and unable to concentrate on all that you have to do.
In a perfect world, brides wouldn’t have to worry about fitting into that teeny tiny wedding dress. But this is your one day to be a princess, and all eyes will be on you, so you want to look gorgeous – even if it means going on dozens of insane wedding diets.
Before you start eating cabbage soup for a month or living on a combination of water with pepper and honey, get real about what you can reasonably achieve before your big day with wedding diets.
You don’t want to cut your calorie intake too drastically or deprive yourself of all things good because the planning process should be fun, not hazardous to your health or detrimental to your mood like many wedding diets can cause.
Some brides have quite a few pounds to lose, so they start wedding diets where they’re eating no more than 800 calories a day, and are running 5 miles and strength training. They get depressed and start snapping at everyone.
Then one day they call their wedding planner in tears because their fiancé has had enough – saying if she doesn’t quit these wedding diets, they’ll be through. Their dress is already ordered and is still a size smaller than what they are at that moment.
If wedding diets have done this to you, find a good seamstress who works with the material and let it out so that you can fit into it as is. No, you won’t lose the weight on your wedding diets, but you’ll gain a marriage and many women would envy having a husband who was that supportive in wanting you to take care of yourself and not pressuring you to look like Barbie.
Don’t overdo it on the wedding diets. If you simply must achieve an unrealistic goal, then push your wedding date back so that you can do it without hurting your mind, body, and spirit. If you insist on ignoring this advice, then make sure you add a ton of pampering for yourself to combat the side effects of wedding diets.