Losing weight is something that many brides want to achieve before their big day. Whether it’s a few pounds or half their body weight, weight loss can make you feel more confident and beautiful. But some brides take their wedding weight loss goals to the extreme by following extreme diets and exercise regimes. This is often in a big to lose as much weight in as little time as possible.

This can be dangerous to your health, affect your looks and lower your stamina amongst other things. These are all results you naturally want to avoid at all costs. So if you do want to lose weight for your wedding, use these tips to do it properly.

Walk more

We all know that exercise is an integral part of losing weight. But you don’t have to spend hours at the gym each day to get the results you want. Recent studies have found that increasing the amount of steps you take each day is a fantastic form of exercise. You could walk to work or your local supermarket instead of driving. Even window shopping around a shopping mall can work wonders if done regularly. Cycling, running and yoga are also fabulous options you could introduce into your routine. You’ll gain more energy, stamina and strength as well as burning calories. Which is ideal when you’re planning your wedding.

Do it with your partner

It can be difficult to stay motivated and focused on your weight loss goals when you’re doing it alone. Many brides often lose momentum and give up early on because of this. The best way to avoid this happening is by asking your partner to join in. They might need to lose some weight before your big day too. You can find diet plans together or join a weekly fitness class at a local gym. The support you give to each other throughout the process will also be useful. It will also make exercising and dieting much more enjoyable and introduce healthier habits into your lives. If your partner declines to join in, why not ask your bridesmaids or your maid of honor instead. I’m sure they too will want to look good in your wedding photos.

bride guide for weightloss

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Talk to other brides

Talking to other brides online or at bridal shows and events, is another tip you should follow. You can ask them questions about how they lost weight and if they have any recommendations. They might be able to give you more information about the 24days2skinny challenge or give you the number of a personal trainer. They might even be able to send you a copy of their wedding diet plan or suggest healthy alternatives to certain foods. They can also be a fantastic form of support when you’re feeling discouraged or disappointed. So start a topic on a popular bridal forum or strike up a conversation in person.

It’s important to remember that no matter what size you are, you are beautiful. Don’t lose your mind over losing weight for your big day. You’re bound to look gorgeous no matter what the scales say.

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