If you are about to get married, losing some weight may be a concern for you. This is your big day and of course, you do not want to look awfully fat in your wedding dress. Remember, your designer can only do a little illusion to make you look thinner, but the bulk of the work still depends on you. Before feeling frustrated at the thought of how hard it is going to be to lose weight, you should first consider this simple plan.

Lose weight with exercise

If you are looking for a fitness program for brides, you should choose one that incorporates exercise. It is impossible to lose the extra weight without some form of exercise to get your muscles and body moving. Incorporating exercise does not mean you have to join a gym or workout for long hours. You can simply burn calories with any type of physical activity. For example, simple exercises may include walking, jogging, dancing, or aerobics. To sweeten the pot, ask your partner to join you. This can be an opportune time for the two of you to spend some quality time together and reduce the stress associated with planning the wedding.

In addition to traditional fitness exercises, there are even neat programs for “Fitness at Your Desk.”  These programs are Wellness at work programs that enable you to Get in Shape Right at Your Desk and Lose Weight the Easy Way! The results are like you spent 45 minutes at the Gym every day (but you didn’t really have to go to the gym)!

Eat a balanced diet

This phrase is one of the most abused phrases when it comes to weight loss. You hear it from the media, you see it in ads, you hear it from fitness instructions, yet the information is often times taken out of proportion and is bent to represent ridiculous extremes that are hard to maintain. A balanced diet simply means getting enough nutrition from each of the food groups. This does not mean you have to eliminate carbohydrates or even fat because you need them also to stay healthy. A balanced diet means taking everything in moderation; eat to nourish your body not just the taste buds.

Drink Plenty of Water

In order for the body to stay hydrated and function properly, you should drink plenty of water. Water aids in promoting healthy skin, complexion, and aids in digestion which will help you appear less bloated.

Take small but frequent meals

It is not only important to know what to eat, but you should also pay attention to how much and when you eat. The key in shedding the excess pounds and looking your best on your wedding is to take six small meals per day instead of three full meals. Do not starve yourself.; meal skipping should never be a part of your weight loss program. Starving yourself will only make you dehydrated and malnourished. Besides, you want a glowing and beautiful body on the most special day of your life. All eyes will be on you and if you follow these simple tips you will lose weight effectively, safely, and beautifully.

Say no to late night eating

Avoid eating late night snacks and meals. You should stop your intake of food at least a few hours before you plan to go to bed, typically this would range between the hours of 7 and 8 pm. However, for those with late working schedules, you would adjust your times accordingly by giving yourself a cut-off of at least 2 – 3 hours. This time allows your body to continue burning some of the calories you took in for the day, instead of going to sleep with them and counteracting your weight loss program or even gaining more weight.

The Weight Loss Reward is Yours

When you reach a goal or milestone, reward yourself and remember, participating in any weight loss program is a choice and that choice should be your own. Do it because it is something you want to do and have decided to do for yourself, not because others think you should!