24-Hour Pre-Wedding Nutrition
Your Wedding Day day is one of the most important days of your life, so it’s important you look and more importantly feel on top form. We put together 24-hour pre-wedding nutrition plan with a helping hand from Senior Nutritionists at Happy Brides Nutrition to make sure you’re at your absolute best when it counts. No doubt Bride-to-be Meghan Markle will be following a similar plan for her wedding weight loss regime. The key to ensuring comfort on the day is to practice your 24-hour routine beforehand so there are no surprises.
1) Prep like a boss
Try and avoid any unwanted surprises on your wedding day, don’t try any new foods in the days leading up to your wedding. We all have individual needs and react differently so it’s important to practice your pre-wedding nutrition in advance.
2) Stay hydrated
Dehydration can make you look and feel tired and lethargic. Aim to drink 1.5-2l of fluid per day, water is best but other liquids such as tea and juice count. Check your urine colour throughout the day as an indicator of hydration, dark yellow urine is a warning sign that you’re not drinking enough.
3) Keep alert and prevent fatigue
Avoid sugary foods as they can give you a sugar crash or energy lull. Aim for longer lasting energy foods, such as oats, basmati rice and sweet potatoes.
4) Support energy production
Spinach, pumpkin seeds and eggs are rich in iron to help energy metabolism, try drinking a glass of vitamin C – rich orange juice with your food to aid absorption.
5) Stop that bloat
High fibre foods such as bran flakes and wholemeal bread help you to feel full, support healthy weight maintenance and your digestive system. However, consuming too much in the hours leading up to your big day could aid water retention and make you feel bloated.
6) Smell the roses
Avoid strong smelling spices and foods associated with body odours, such as garlic, onion and red meat, keep yourself smelling peachy as you walk down the aisle.
7) Have snacks to hand
Ensure you have healthy snacks available in case you get hungry. Snacks should be low in fat and sugar, good examples include mixed nuts, bananas, apples, crackers or dried fruit.
Paying attention to detail when planning your pre-event nutrition will ensure you’re at the top of your game. Be ready to take on any challenge, feel confident, strong and beautiful on your big day.
The Nutritionists at Happy Brides Nutrition have expanded on all these points on their website!
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