Do you want to look absolutely stunning on you wedding day, reclaim a tiny waist and flaunt flawless skin? We have put together a useful guide to help you look your best on your big day.What you eat reflects on your face and body. Simple modification in your food habits can help you become fitter, healthier and if we may add, sexier.
Also, incorporating an easy fitness regime in your daily routine will help you get into your best possible shape, so you can fit beautifully into that pretty wedding lehenga of yours.
So waste no more time, hop on the fitness bandwagon and transform yourself into a stunning bride.
For a fitter you
1 Toning exercises:
Go for strengthening and toning exercises to be in shape before your D-Day.
To-be-brides should go for a combination of pilates and strength training. While pilates develop a strong yet subtle, graceful body, with focus on your posture and core of the body, strength training will improve your strength and tone your legs and arms.2 Cardio:
You can start with something as simple as a morning walk or go for a jog in a park in the evening. You and your partner can also sign up for aerobic or dance classes together. This will not only make you guys fitter, but also give you a chance to spend some time together.
When doing cardio, the most efficient use of your time is to go for the interval training. Here, you alternate between short and fast sequences in duration of 15 to 30 seconds, followed up by same amount of time moving at a slow pace. This should be done for 20 to 30 minutes.
3 Yoga and meditation:
This will put your mind at peace and help you de-stress in the middle of all the wedding chaos. Reducing stress, anxiety and depression, this improves overall fitness and well-being of mind and body. Practicing yoga in the morning in an open environment is a habit that will take you a long way.
(With inputs from Vesna Jacob, fitness expert)Food for a glowing you
It’s the best nut source of Vitamin E. This nutrient is largely used in beauty products for better skin and hair. Almonds, which are high in fiber, calcium, magnesium, and protein, help maintain blood sugar and improve digestion. Have 4-5 almonds everyday before your wedding for a beautiful you.
A single serving of beets can do more for your health than most foods. Not only does it boost energy levels and lower blood pressure, but eating beets in the long-run can help you lose weight. For those looking to reduce a few kilos before their D-Day, this is your food. It’s also an excellent body cleanser.
4 Flax seed
Ground flaxseeds provide a wonderful source of fibre that helps to flush out toxins from the intestinal tract. They’re also a great source of omega 3 oils, which is great for your skin.
Basil has anti-bacterial properties, and it’s full of antioxidants. It is also good for digestion and detoxification, too. Incorporating basil in your diet will keep you away from last minute acne.
(With inputs from Prachi Gupta, nutritionist)