5 pretty simple reasons why you should avoid crazy crash dieting for your wedding day
Let’s set this straight: I’m all for eating your five-a-day and taking regular runs in the park, but crash dieting?
No thank you.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried many a diet and yet all I gained is an ounce of self-loathing with a whole load of regret thinking about all the donuts I’d missed out on. The point I’m making, lucky brides-to-be, is that these aren’t feelings you’ll be wanting to experience in the exciting months leading up to your wedding. I’m betting you have enough on your plate already without adding a diet to the pile.
But if you insist, here are 5 proven ways you can look amazing on your wedding day!
Plus, you’re perfect as you are, all of you, but if you need some persuasion to ditch the crash diet, take a look at our 5 reasons to NOT to start a crazy wedding diet:
1. You love food
This one’s simple- you love food! Who doesn’t? In the lead up to your wedding, there’ll be your engagement party, your hen-do, and plenty of wedding cakes to try and taste. Just think of all the gorgeous food you’ll be missing out on by following a no-carb, no-sugar diet.
I know a bride who refused to taste a crumb of wedding cake before her wedding day because she was determined to squeeze into a size 6 wedding dress. To me, this is sheer madness. You want to be able to enjoy the luxury of being a bride-to-be in all its glory and that includes eating that extra slice of cake.
2. You’re loved the way you are
It’s pretty obvious that your partner isn’t marrying you in hope of a skinnier version appearing further on down the line. He’s marrying you for the way you are right this second, so your wedding day shouldn’t be seen as a chance to change yourself. Everyone, including your friends and family, loves and appreciates you exactly the way you are, so learn to love yourself and your body as much as they do.
3. Chances are you’ll only put it on again
Now I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but statistics show that 65% of crash dieters return to their original weight after 3 years. This proves an important point: crash dieting is unhealthy, unsustainable and is not the way ladies and gents. If you really want to lose a few pounds, maintaining a healthy diet with plenty of exercise can go a long way in getting the body you want.
To diet properly, you’ll need to change your lifestyle and your eating habits permanently. Living on a juice diet for a few months won’t do much for your health and your skin certainly won’t benefit from the malnutrition.
Why not start by incorporating these super-foods into your diet?
4. Unneeded stress
The last thing you want is anymore unneeded stress piling up on your already overflowing plate, and a crash diet is just that. As many of you will know from experience, dieting makes you cranky, irritable and- let’s face it- not the best of fun to be around. In the months leading up to your wedding you want to be full of energy, fun and excitement. After all, you only get to plan a wedding once! Turning into a bridezilla will only have negative impacts on your relationship with your partner and with your friends and family.
5. Wedding dress adjustments
The most off-putting part of a wedding diet in my eyes is the stress that comes with the dress. It’s common knowledge that you’ll need to get your wedding dress pretty early on, so how on earth will you know what size you’ll be on the big day? What if you end up with an ill-fitting dress? Yes, adjustments are possible closer to the day, but again, this is unneeded stress. Plus, the saddest part of dieting is that we normally lose weight from our bust first so you may just end up with a saggy bunch of material where your beautiful bosom once was.
My advice? Love your body, buy a dress and stick to one size and if you'd like to know how we can help you have a stress-free wedding day, just click here!