Get In Your Best Wedding Shape! (5 Tips)

 

Get In Your Best Wedding Shape! (5 Tips)

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Every bride and groom wants to be in the best shape of their lives for their wedding. This is a tough task for most couples because their minds are all over the place planning their big day. Many couples also have false beliefs about losing weight and being healthy thanks to mass media. As someone who has been extremely out of shape and has lost 65 pounds, I've learned many lessons that I think can be passed onto wedding couples trying to lose a few pounds for their wedding. These five tips are changes you will make until your wedding day. Try one or all five and watch the pounds decrease!

  • Stop drinking your calories
    • When I was overweight I drank a lot of my calories but had no idea it was hurting my health. I drank multiple sodas a day, drank alcohol, and got the sweet drinks at Starbucks. After I started to workout consistently and switched over from caloric drinks to water, flavored water, and black coffee I lost 30 pounds in a few months. I have a number of close friends who reported weight loss by only switching to low calories drinks.
      • Bonus tip: Stay away from anything "diet." The fake sugar in these beverages confuses your system and studies have shown it to ruin your metabolism. Many studies have show a correlation between diet soda consumption and weight gain.
  • Stay on your feet
    • Many Americans live a very sedentary lifestyle. We are stuck in nine to five jobs in which we much movement isn't encouraged and we are seated most of the day. Taking five to ten minutes every hour to get up and walk around will lead to more calories burned, a higher metabolism, and more even energy through the day.
  • Count your calories
    • Make apps like My Fitness Pal a staple of your wedding prep. Once you download the app you will be able to put in information about your current weight, diet, lifestyle, and how much weight you want to lose before you wedding. 
    • Most people don't realize how many calories they are eating during the day. Keeping track of your calorie intake will allow you eat your favorite foods while staying around the total number of calories you need to have per day to lose weight.
  • Try a new type of workouts
    • The human body will positively adapt to any new workouts you give it. As someone who has run marathons, completed Spartan Races, trained in powerlifting and weightlifting, and am currently doing Crossfit I can say that every time I've moved from training modality to training modality my body has change in a positive way.
      • Try a group fitness class in which everything is planned and all you need to do is show up for a hour a few times per week. It will save you lots of time and the other members will motivate you to come and give extra effort.
  • Sleep more
    • Studies have shown that people who sleep less eat more food than those who do not. The more hours you sleep the more you won't be eating! Aim to get eight to nine hours per night. In general more sleep will lead you to a happy and healthier life.

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