After months of planning your wedding is right around the corner. However, if you’re like most brides, you’re dreading the last fitting. Crossing your fingers that you have lost just the right amount of weight and that the dress will fit you in all the right places is an all too common thing. All the dieting and exercising has hopefully paid off, but you won’t know for sure until the big reveal. Rather than stress yourself out, here are some quick tips you can try now to slim down a tad more before the scheduled fitting date.
1. Kick the Stress
I know, this doesn’t even make sense when you’re talking about planning a wedding but stress can really be adding on the pounds. Try as best you can to calm down and de-stress. At this point, you’ve already got a bulk of the planning complete and so stressing over what you can’t control makes no sense. If you need help with last minute planning enlist the help of your bridesmaids or your groom so that you can breathe easy. Try getting a nice relaxing massage to ease your nerves.
2. Stay Hydrated
A lot of people are aware of the many benefits of drinking water on the regular basis, but did you know that water can also help you lose weight? You see, when your drink enough water, it helps to flush your body of any toxins. It also works as an appetite suppressant so that you feel fuller longer. Staying hydrated is also important for a bride to be as it helps to give her flawless skin, hair, and nails. If you’ve been skipping out on those eight glasses, now is the time to start drinking diligently again.
3. Don’t Miss a Meal
When you’re nearing the big day it can be quite easy to skip a meal or two. Whether you’re intentionally skipping a meal hoping to shed pounds or you’re just so busy that eating is the last thing on your mind, it can actually add on weight. Try as best you can not to miss a meal. Even if you drink a smoothie for breakfast, a salad for lunch and something small for dinner, giving your body the fuel it needs to get through the day is important. Smaller meals throughout the day help you to keep from overeating and can actually help you lose weight (as long as you’re making healthy food choices).
4. Don’t Forget Your Vitamins and Supplements
We obviously don’t consume enough food to get the daily nutrients and vitamins our body needs throughout the day. So one way to help keep your body working effectively (which in turn helps you to lose weight), make sure that you remember to take your daily vitamins and supplements. Before trying any new supplements, make sure you check them out through their website as well as on social media. For example, Healthy Trim Supplements has a LinkedIn page you can review to get product information and consumer reviews.
5. Ask for Help if You Need it
If you’re really struggling to lose those last few pounds you may want to ask for a little assistance before the big day. You can ask friends and family members to support you by walking or participating in exercise with you. You could also look to see which companies, such as Healthy Trim, offer health coaching. This way you can work out on your own but have the support of a health coach on your side. Sometimes all you need is a little bit of encouragement to get the rest of the weight off.
When it’s all said and done, everyone loses weight at a different pace. If you’ve done all you can do as well as followed the above last minute advice, then you should be proud of yourself. Last minute fittings while stressful, is your last time to make changes to the dress so that it fits you well. So if you haven’t lost all the weight, don’t be ashamed to get alterations so that you look good on your big day.