Frida Harju-Westman, in-house nutritionist at the health app Lifesum, comments on the things you can do to keep fit during the run-up to your big day.
Cut back on sugar - In the run up to your big day, things are sure to be hectic, and when we’re feeling tired or sluggish, we quite often reach for the sugar to give us a quick boost. But the truth is, sugar simply isn’t great for the body. Not only that, it is addictive and that quick pick-me-up will only leave you more exhausted in the long run. It can be difficult, but try to cut back on refined sugars and get a natural energy boost from things like bananas or protein-rich nuts.
Reduce your alcohol intake – Try to be careful not to overindulge in the run up to the main event. Not only can alcohol leave your energy levels depleted, it is highly calorific. If socializing, swap high sugar drinks such as beer and cider for clear spirits such as gin and vodka and you will save a huge amount of calories.
Get a fitness buddy - It can be hard to stay motivated to keep fit, but why not pair up with a friend to keep each other in check? Scheduling in exercise sessions with a friend will help you stick to them as you’re less likely to cancel. Also, exercising with a friend can be a fun, social activity.
Don’t skip meals - Particularly breakfast! It is always important to fuel up with something healthy at the beginning of the day. I usually have porridge, or low-fat natural yoghurt with some fruit. By not skipping any meals throughout the day, you give your body fuel, which will mean you aren’t tempted to overeat later.
Be mindful with eating - All the stress of prepping for your wedding can give way to stress eating. Make sure you keep hydrated, drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, as sometimes we can mistake hunger for thirst. Ensure to eat three proper meals a day, and snack on healthy fruits, and crudités with hummus, to keep cravings at bay.
All these tips will help you keep fit on the run-up to your wedding.
Lifesum is a Stockholm-based digital health company with over 20 million users. Using tech and psychology, it creates a tailored plan to help people live happier, more balanced lives. Whether the goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or just live a healthier life, Lifesum shows how changing small, everyday habits can transform your life. The app is available on iOS and Android.