Most couples want to look their very best on the day of their wedding. If you have become engaged, then now is the time to start getting into shape so you can look your best. Unfortunately, what happens many times is that the bride and groom will wait until two months before the wedding day to start eating right and working out. While this is not a bad thing, if you truly want to get into shape, then you need a minimum of six months to do it right.
Rather than view getting into shape as a dreaded event, or something you will only do for the wedding and then go back to your regular lifestyle, you need to change your mindset and view this as a lifetime change. If fact, you might making this a fun part of your relationship, taking two to three days each week to meet at the gym where the two of you can work out and enjoy doing something good together.
You should definitely stay away from fad diets in that they are harmful on the body, producing temporary results. Instead, start eating four to five tiny meals each day, going back to the basics of the food pyramid. In other words, you need to reduce the amount of food you eat, eat more often, and turn to a well-balanced diet consisting of protein, dairy, grains, fruits, and vegetables. Additionally, you want to cut back on sweets, reduce your intake of fat, and drink at least 64 ounces of water every day.
For losing weight, you need to make sure the amount of calories consumed is less than the amount of calories burned through workout. Instead of trying to lose 10 pounds a week, be realistic, choosing a healthy and safe approach of about one to two pounds a week. By losing the weight slowly, you will keep it off well after the wedding and honeymoon. For most people, a 1,200 a day calorie intake will help you accomplish this level of weight loss.
For exercise, it is imperative that you get on the right type of workout program. Most gyms will help you get started, teaching you the types of equipment and exercises that will benefit you most, or you might prefer to hire a personal trainer. Regardless, dedicated two to three days a week, more if you can, to spending just one hour doing exercises that you enjoy and that will help tone and strengthen the body.
When you finally reach your ideal weight, noticing that your body is tight and toned, you will feel amazing. You will be more energetic, alert, and have an overall better attitude. On your wedding day, when you slip into your wedding gown or put on that tuxedo, you will be glad you took the time and made the effort to be the best you can be.