Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, no matter which one-of-a-kind, custom-fit dress she bought, but in order to look her best, she needs to feel her best too. Starting a regime of eating better and exercising months or weeks before your wedding will help you and your future hubby look healthy and feel refreshed the day of. Here are our top picks (and skips) to eat before and after saying, “I do.”
For breakfast, enjoy a bowl of oatmeal sprinkled with chia seeds. The oatmeal keeps your blood-sugars steady and absorbes glucose while the chia seeds, which are the highest source of omega-3’s, keep your skin glowing from head to toe.
2. Trail Mix
Homemade trail mix is an easy on-the-go midday snack to cure your hunger. Create your own with almonds, walnuts, seeds and dried fruits.
Unnecessary bloating will slowly diminish if you eat natural diuretics, including lettuce, spinach, cucumbers and watercress.
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Forget those happy hour chips and dips, consider snacking on oysters. They are packed with mineral-zinc and known to enhance your libido. Hint hint.
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Avocados are full of vitamin A and E and antioxidants and will leave your hair shining as you walk down the aisle.
6. Tropical Fruits
Not drinking enough water can leave you feeling lethargic and dehydrated. Eating tropical fruits such as melons, papaya, grapefruit, mangos or cantaloupe will quench your thirst and help regulate your body’s balance of fluid intake.
7. Herbal Tea
Steer away from drinking caffeine, carbonated sodas, coffee and alcohol and instead sip on tea, which will help calm your pre-wedding jitters.
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As much as we love food, some to avoid before your wedding day include: dairy products (milk, cheese, eggs), bread, cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli), artificial sweeteners and starches (potatoes, pasta, rice).