EAT HEALTHY STAY HEALTHY
(SPECIALLY FOR BRIDES & GROOMS )
Wedding is an occasion when all eyes are on the couple. It is not just the bride who needs to look prim and proper but the groom as well to make them the ‘picture-perfect couple’. There are a few common problems which many Boys and Girls may suffer from. These need to be fixed before you tie the knot to look your best on your special day. Here’s what you can do.
Make-up and Designer wear have reached an interesting high and can make every couple look “ooh-la-la” on the wedding podium. But, it is important to be beautiful from inside. It is important that both bride and groom pay extra attention to their health.
Diet plays an important role in shaping you up and this article discusses the need and importance of a healthy diet pre-wedding for both bride and groom.
Weight loss basics are the same, regardless of gender, and weight loss occurs when you burn more calories then you consume. Simple dietary changes are important to success.
This pre-wedding diet plan for brides and grooms are not just about extreme fasting. Instead, it is based on a wholesome and delicious mix of juices, smoothies, soups, salads, and lean proteins.
Your skin radiates your inner beauty. A healthy skin glows with inner beauty .You need to ensure that you are eating right for your skin.
Firstly, get your fluids by drinking water, juice, and caffeine-free tea and coffee and soups. Skin tissue needs rehydration to look plump and healthy.
You need to have enough protein in your diet to support hair growth as more than 90 percent of your hair is made up of protein. Foods such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products are high in protein. Vegetarians can get protein from plant sources such as soybeans, seeds, and nuts. Indian diet is rich in dals and lentils which are healthy form of protein.
A fat belly is not very appealing for a young bride or a groom. It is important that at least three months before your wedding; you should focus on eating foods that help you lose weight from your belly .A dietitian can help you customize a diet as per your body type but you can start by following these recommendations. Say no to sugar and sweets for ‘good’. Eat at least two seasonal fruits in a day. Lunch should be wholesome and filling as the main meal of the day. Recognize your hunger time and pack your healthy snack accordingly. Exercising is very important to tone up the body.
Cutting calories from your diet is the best way to lose weight. Choose low-calorie foods to replace those high in calories. Men between the ages of 19 and 30 need 2,500 to 3,000 calories per day, depending on activity level. After age 30, this number drops by about 100 to 300 calories per day.
Increase Fiber Intake
Fiber is a nutrient that digests slowly, which keeps you feeling full longer. In addition, fiber doesn’t have calories so higher intakes don’t alter your intake goals. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are the best sources of fiber, but are also low in calories and help contribute to weight loss. Have an apple for a snack, choose brown rice over white and have a salad instead of French fries to increase your fiber intake.
Part of any good shape-up plan includes exercise. Regular exercise helps burn calories and tones muscles, both of which help you slim down and get in shape before you get married., Stick with your pre-wedding healthy habits to counteract this. Work out and cook with your wife to keep you both healthy and fit.
A sample daily diet plan:
- Early Morning: Amla and soaked almonds ( 4- 5), walnuts ( 1- 2) etc
- Breakfast: Milk and multi grain flakes, or 1 egg or low fat paneer with whole wheat toast, or upma or brown rice poha .
- MId Morning Snack: Fruits and lemon water, or green tea and whole wheat biscuit.
- Lunch: 2 Multi grain rotis ( made with barley, soy, oats, wheat) with half a bowl of light dal or paneer , and vegetables, salads and curd.
- Tea: Sprouts or boiled egg white, vegetable, or clear chicken soup.
- Dinner: Steamed or stir fry vegetables and salads with paneer/ chicken/ fish.
- Or 1 roti ( multi grain) with 1 big plate of salad and 1 bowl of light vegetables
- paneer and some cooked vegetables.
- Or vegetables with chicken and multi grain toast.
KAVITA ARORA SABARWAL
FREELANCE DIET COUNSELLOR