After a couple of years of cancelled plans, postponed ceremonies and missing parties, we know that 2022 is likely to be a bumper year for weddings as we catch up on what we missed in 2020 and 2021!

Have you got a few big days you’re attending? Or is it YOUR big day in 2022?  

We know the pressure to lose weight before and look good on the day is real, but just remember, the whole point of a wedding day is to celebrate LOVE and your weight, or the size in your dress does not factor into that at all!

However, we wanted to put together some weight loss diet tips for those who will be guests at a number of weddings, and for those who are rapidly heading towards their big day in order to feel your best when you say or see ‘I do’!

 

Hydrate

 

Before the day:

Let it be known that you should always remain hydrated, but in the build up to a big day, make sure you are getting at least 2 litres of water.

Why?

Water is a natural appetite suppressant and stops you reaching for the unnecessary snacks, it also aids with digestion to help stop bloating AND when you’re well hydrated, your skin is plumper, firmer and looks healthier for that much coveted bridal glow!

Find out why water is great for weight loss here:

Why Is Water Great For Weight Loss?  

On the Day:

As far as weight loss tips go, water is proven to speed up metabolism and makes you feel fuller. So before reaching for the canapes, drink a glass of water and see if you still feel hungry. Even if you don’t feel completely full, it might mean you only have a few canapes instead of a whole plate!

Also, another one of our weight loss tips at The Slimming Clinic is to try to make at least every other drink a glass of water or decaffeinated drink – this will slow down your alcohol consumption and help with consuming fewer ‘empty calories’

person holding clear glass cup with half-filled water

Moderate

Before the Day:

Minimise your instances of drinking alcohol and caffeine, that can cause gut upsets and dehydrate you, making your skin tighter and dryer as well as adding extra empty calories to your diet, which could see you gain a few pesky pounds before the day.

Try and avoid gassy drinks like fizzy pop too as this will increase your chances of bloating. If you need a flavour in your drink, try adding fruit to water.

Reduce your salt intake, again, as this can cause your body to bloat and retain water.

 

On the Day:

Choose your wedding breakfast courses carefully and opt for the lower-calorie options, like chicken breast or fish, where possible.

Be sure to look for dishes with veggies and try to avoid anything with a creamy or heavy sauce.

When it comes to the buffet, one of our weight loss tips at The Slimming Clinic is to head for the chopped vegetables and fresh foods first.

Load your plate with these items and try to steer clear of heavy cheeses or beige, stodgy foods that lack in nutrients and can leave you feeling bloated and sluggish.

Practising moderation is one of the best weight loss tips out there. If you want a slice of cake, don’t deny yourself, simply practice your portion control and go for a smaller slice.

white ceramic dinner plate set on brown wooden table

 

Invigorate

Before the Day:

Make sure you are getting some kind of activity in every day in the build up to the wedding.

It doesn’t have to be vigorous or too strenuous, but make sure you are moving for about 30 minutes, 5 times a week and getting your heart rate up a little.

Not only will it help firm up your muscles and help lose weight, it will also help you to leave any wedding stresses behind and get the feel good endorphins pumping around your body!

Why not start with our 2-week beginners guide to exercise? You can get your free workout plan here:

2 Week Weight Loss Exercise Plan  

On the Day:

When the evening rolls around – get on the dancefloor and move like no-one is watching! Weight loss programmes such as the one offered by The Slimming Clinic incorporate a healthy weight loss diet and a higher activity levels to make weight loss achievable and sustainable.

Dancing is a fantastic way to get your activity up having sat through a ceremony and a long meal.

Moderate dancing burns roughly 7 calories a minute meaning 30 minutes on the floor bopping can shed about 210 calories – enough to counteract a large glass of wine. So effective is dancing for weight loss that there is even a dance diet proving that you can still lose weight while having fun.

group of people dancing

 

Celebrate!

 

Before the Day:

Remember to celebrate all that is coming and don’t get too bogged down in reaching a certain weight for the big day.

Celebrate the amazing work you have put in to get to this point with your health and take a moment to look back at how far you’ve come.

 

On the Day:

Finally, weddings are such happy occasions – weight loss diet aside, make sure to enjoy yourself and have fun!

Celebrate the love that surrounds you and have a wonderful day!

man and woman dancing wearing casual dresses

 

Are you off to a number of weddings this year? Or maybe it is your big day in 2022 and you want to look and feel your best for the occasion?

Whatever your needs, we will help you reach your health and weight loss goals with our tailored, 1-to-1 weight loss programmes.

Get the support and advice you need from professional, GMC-registered weight loss doctors and qualified experts in weight loss with The Slimming Clinic.

If you’re new to The Slimming Clinic, it all starts with an Initial Video Consultation with a Weight Loss Doctor.

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