So you landed the perfect person, you got the ring that takes your breath away, and now it’s time to (eeek!) get the body. Here, how to look and feel your best without depriving yourself.
The urge for brides to lose weight before their wedding is practically as common as cutting the cake, and has plagued brides for decades. In fact, according to our BG Beauty Survey, 75% of the engaged women polled wanted to lose weight for their big day. But how to do it? Where to begin? Figuring out a weight loss plan that will work can be as convoluted and overwhelming as finalizing the seating chart. Rest assured: it doesn’t need to feel like a plague. There are simple methods that will allow you to reach (and stay at) your goal, without compromising your life. Who wants to give up socializing, dining out, and happy hours? No one that I know!
One simple way to ensure that you’ll be looking and feeling your best as your wedding approaches (OR as the bride to be) is to start incorporating more fiber into your diet. Fiber is one of the best tools for weight loss and weight management as it helps you to lose weight without hunger. Fiber is the zero-calorie, indigestible part of a carbohydrate that adds bulk to food. Because of this, high-fiber foods are voluminous, yet low in calories—you can enjoy a large, delicious bowl of salad and non-starchy vegetables for about the same calories you’d consume in a small block of cheese.
When you follow a diet rich in fiber (like the F-Factor Diet!) you feel full after eating—so you’ll generally eat less throughout the day. Fiber swells in the stomach, absorbs and removes fat and calories, and boosts metabolism. Unlike most diets that tell you to cut out certain food groups, like carbohydrates or fats, The F-Factor Program recommends that brides eat a combination of delicious protein, fats, and carbohydrates at each meal. By adding foods high in fiber to your diet, you can lose weight without feeling hungry, and still have the energy to tackle the endless laundry lists of wedding-prep tasks as you get ready for your big day.
Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, is a NYC-based Registered Dietician, bestselling author, and founder of The F-Factor Diet. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Early Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Fox Business News, MSNBC, ABC News, and in many other national media platforms. Visit www.FFactor.com or follow @f_factor on social media to learn more pre-wedding diet tips!