It’s nearing the day that you’ve been dreaming about your entire life. Ms. Meghan Markle already served as major goals when she walked down the aisle in her tiara and Givenchy dress. Now, it’s your time to shine.
Looking trim and slim will be a top priority on the days leading up to your wedding.
Before resorting to a full starvation mode, know that a pre-wedding diet does not have to be complicated.
To ensure that your skin is silky smooth, hair is glowing, and body is right, make sure to get all the right vitamins as part of your pre-wedding diet.
Here are the 3 vitamins you need to ensure that your body stays in tip-top shape!
Granted, you may already be including Vitamin A in your daily diet, but now’s the time to get intentional more than ever. This is the vitamin that’s going to work that magic like good vision and maintaining a healthy immune system. Containing the antioxidant, beta-carotene, foods with Vitamin A also help fight certain cancers. This will help ensure that you’re feeling (and looking!) your very best, high energy, excited, and overall positive, on your big day!
Try this delicious rendition of Tom Yum Soup with Pineapple recipe containing a high level of Vitamin A.
Foods to try: carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, apricots, spinach, kale, broccoli, and red bell peppers.
One word — COLLAGEN. Vitamin C is vital for collagen production in your body. You may have seen all your favorite Instagrammers rave about collagen. They aren’t bluffing, it can really help fight against aging! As a double threat, Vitamin C can also help aid your pre-wedding weight loss journey. In fact, it’s even suggested in a study released in 2005 that an adequate amount of Vitamin C is correlated with being able to lose fat easier.
Foods to try: Tomatoes, strawberries, oranges, grapefruit, brussels sprouts, cabbage, potatoes, melon, berries, papayas, and romaine lettuce.
If picking and choosing which foods to try becomes too difficult, try blending all of your fruits and vegetables into a green juice: This recipe is a must-try and contains more Vitamin C than an orange juice on the market!
You know the horrible feeling of when it’s your time of the month and you have to walk out in public with a huge zit the size of Mt. Everest on your forehead? Vitamin E may as well be your answer to all of your pre-wedding woes. It’s an important vitamin that helps ensure that the organs in your body are running properly. Getting your dose of Vitamin E can entail eating certain foods or taking it in the form of a supplement to help your cells protect itself from the free radicals that cause damage to your body, reduce any signs of aging, and help fight breakouts.
Foods to try: cereal, sunflower seeds, nuts, peanuts, and whole grains.
If munching on sunflower seeds, alone, does not have enough flavor for you, try this Sunflower Seed Risotto recipe for your boost of Vitamin E!
Bonus Pre-Wedding Diet Tips:
- Don’t skip out on breakfast. You will likely feel a strong urge to start skipping out on meals, but it’s important to get your metabolism running up and early!
- Avoid salty snacks. Avoid salt like the plague because they lead to water retention a.k.a. Bloatedness. If you’re feeling like munching on something, try a meal-replacement bar instead.
- Cut out the alcohol. Before you start weeping, this doesn’t necessarily mean avoiding it entirely. After all, a wedding is worth celebrating. Instead, increase your water intake, instead. If drinking water doesn’t seem second nature to you, try drinking it out of a stylish and pink Hydro Flask, instead.
Do you have a pre-wedding diet routine that you swear by? Share your tips below in the comments!