Thursday, 6 May 2010

Top Five Tips for Wedding Nutrition

Nutrition is the Foundation
It is no secret that if you want a more toned wedding dress figure, you MUST pay attention to what you are eating and drinking.

Food should be thought of as fuel to build muscle, help burn bodyfat and energize you for the task at hand.

Whether your current consumption has you eating organically or living on fast food, here are some things to consider in trying to eat better to look better:

1. Do not drink your calories.

Water is the base of a healthy body, drink lots of it – it will flush your system and keep you hydrated. A good rule of thumb is to consume half of your bodyweight in ounces of water per day. Try to avoid diet sodas, fruit juices, sports drinks or anything else that is not a “clear” beverage.

2. Eat ‘whole’ foods, meaning unprocessed and minimally handled.

When making your dining decisions, choose the option that looks like it could be found in nature. Frozen dinners and canned chili are not on the list.

3. Avoid the ‘white death,’ especially sugar.

Processed foods, sodas, pasta, white breads and alcohol. They all have sugar and they will make you fat.

4. Graze all day.

Lots of small meals comprised of lean proteins, fresh fruit and vegetables and some nuts and seeds.

5. Eat good fats – olive oils, avocados, nuts and seeds.

It satiates you and adds flavor to your diet.

Next up: Exercise...

Til next time,


1 comment:

  1. Great tips! I follow the first one as often as I can even though I'm not dieting for a wedding dress. It just makes so much sense! Thanks for the article.