Last summer, Weight Watchers spokeswoman Jessica Simpson ditched meat and dairy for two weeks prior to tying the knot with NFL star Eric Johnson, who she has two children with. The vegan diet was the perfect way for her to shed some extra pounds (and leftover baby weight) before the wedding. Vegan dieting is an excellent way to safely and naturally get your health and mood to their peak for any big event.
Pre-wedding diets are nothing new. Naturally, a woman wants to look and feel her best on her big day. But if done wrong, a pre-wedding diet can actually make you gain more weight following your wedding. If you use a crash diet that involves severely restricting your regular intake of food and possibly combine that with excessive exercise, your body will only be able to keep up your “healthy” lifestyle for so long. Once you’re off the diet, you can end up “bouncing back” and regaining all the weight you lost and then some.
The key to a healthy diet is to gradually let your body ease into the changes, and make sure the changes are something you can keep up in the long run if you want to see lasting benefits. Wouldn’t it be nice to stay feeling and looking good long after your wedding day?
If you want glowing skin, shiny hair and a slim waistline not only on but after your wedding, you’ll want to incorporate more of these foods into both your pre and post-wedding diets.
Carrots, winter squashes (acorn and butternut), sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, apricots, spinach, kale, turnip greens, broccoli, red bell peppers and other greens.
The above foods are excellent sources of vitamin A, something you’ll want to make sure you get plenty of for promotion of healthy skin and eyes as well as a strong immune system. Vitamin A contains the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is a powerful defense against free radicals that can cause cancer.
Bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries, oranges/orange juice, grapefruit, tomatoes, brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, turnip greens, spinach, potatoes, melon, berries, papayas, romaine lettuce, watercress.
This next set of foods represents your best vegan sources of vitamin C, another powerful immune-boosting agent. You wouldn’t want to come down with a cold the day before your wedding. Getting plenty of vitamin C will help your body guard itself against all sorts of harm so you’re health is at its peak on your big day.
Safflower/vegetable oils, sunflower seeds, raw wheat germ, nuts, peanuts, green leafy vegetables, whole wheat flour, whole grains, spinach.
These foods contain vitamin E, the nutrient your body uses to maintain strong, healthy, glowing skin, hair and fingernails, the beauty queen combo you’ll want to look your best at your wedding.
You’ll also want to make sure you get plenty of vitamin D when planning and preparing for your wedding day. Vitamin D is vital to your body’s absorption of calcium, which is essential to strong and healthy bones, teeth and fingernails. Nobody wants to be dealing with a chipped nail the day of their wedding! Insufficient vitamin D levels have also been linked to depression and mood swings, which you certainly don’t need to be dealing with come wedding day.
The best source of vitamin D is the sun, so get outside once a day for at least ten minutes every day for at least two weeks prior to your wedding. This will not only ensure your vitamin D levels are taken care of, it will also give your skin a lovely glow and may even naturally highlight your hair so you don’t have to pay get those streaks of gold through your mane during pre-wedding prep.
The Easy, Healthy, Convenient Solution to Your Pre-Wedding Diet Plan
If you find yourself pressed for time or running short of energy as your wedding day approaches, it may be difficult to stay on track with your pre-wedding diet. It can be all too easy to slip up and “cheat” or simply run out of the resources you need to ensure your health is being primed to perfection.
If your already busy schedule foretells hectic days in the weeks or months prior to your wedding, your best option may be to go with a healthy vegan diet meal plan such as our pre-wedding meal delivery program. This can save you the time and trouble of purchasing and preparing nutritious meals best-suited to your needs.
Our vegan meals are made of natural, organic plant-based ingredients rich in all the essential vitamins we listed above, and will have you feeling slimmer and healthier than ever for you big day. Our meals are naturally low in sodium, fat and sugar and high in nutrients such as protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Having our pre-wedding diet meals delivered to your home is a great way to slim down, boost your immune system and improve your skin and hair health so you look fantastic for your wedding. Click here [insert link] to learn more about our vegan pre-wedding diet meal plans today.