Every bride does it.

In the months leading up to your wedding, there isn’t a diet too extreme.

The blood type diet, the model endorsed cotton balls or the one where you’re injected with a hormone that’s extracted from the urine of pregnant women… Okay that might be a little too far. The point is, there’s not a bride to be out there who doesn’t at least think about her diet for a minute.

But what happens in those last few days as an unmarried woman? You might lapse just a little with the stress and craziness. Just make sure these stay off the list!

Cruciferous vegetables
We know, you probably think we’re crazy for warning you off vegetables but it’s for a good reason! Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli contain high levels of cellulose. This is something that our bodies struggle to break down. We suggest sticking to water-rich vegetables such as cucumber and celery in the lead up to your big day. These will assist in shedding any retained fluids!

Yes, beans are packed with protein and are an excellent source of fibre. But they are also accountable for something a little less desirable: flatulence. To avoid bloating, stomach pains and maybe leaving your ceremony a single woman, don’t eat those beans! They contain soluble fibre and Raffinose which is an indigestible sugar. Stick to fish and poultry if you need that extra protein.

Put the salt shaker down! Consuming too much sodium will cause your body to retain excess water. Avoid processed cheeses and meats as well as any fast foods. Aim to stick to 2,300mg of sodium per day in the lead up to your wedding and eat as many fresh vegetables as possible.

Kiss those carbs goodbye! Starchy foods such as bread, potatoes and pasta are tough on the digestive system. Think before you reach for the bread basket at each pre-wedding event. The added carbs will go straight to your hips. The best substitute is brown rice – a good source of Vitamin B and magnesium.

Onions are beyond beneficial for the body. They fight bacteria and infection, may improve memory and are high in polyphenols. This means they could help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer. There’s more too, but not on the list? Good breath. Avoid this potent vegetable in the two or three days before your wedding to ensure you meet your man at the alter smelling like a rose.

Posted in Beauty, Expert Advice by wedded wonderland

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