A Diet Guide For The Indian Bride-to-be

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As a ‘soon-to-be bride’, you must give a great deal of importance to your diet.

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Irrespective of whether you are looking to shed those extra pounds or simply for remaining fit throughout the duration of your wedding celebrations; a healthy diet must commence a few weeks, if not months, in advance of the D-day. Here we shall present a few do’s and don’ts for the Indian bride-to-be as far as eating healthy is concerned:

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  • Ideally, you should consume 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. This not only helps one get a clear complexion, it also helps curb those hunger pangs.
  • Start your mornings with a glass of warm water having a few drops of lemon juice and honey added to it. This can help you get a clear complexion.
  • Snacking on junk and oily food should be strictly prohibited. Hungry? Reach out for healthy snacks like dry fruits, carrot sticks, apples, wheat crackers, a few nuts (like almonds, walnuts) etc. Eat 4-6 small meals and never skip breakfast.
  • Never go on crash diets. It is always a good idea to consult a dietician/trainer when trying to lose weight before your wedding. These professionals can help you chalk out a good exercise routine as well as recommend a healthy diet that can help you lose weight without adverse side effects.
  • Opt for sugar-free fruit and vegetable juices, or simply, water, when out to celebrate with friends and family. Alcohol intake must be limited.
  • Naturally, this is the time when Indian sweets and mithai boxes are going to tempt you. But you need to steer clear of these. Talk to family members about how important it is for you to get in shape for the wedding. This will help them remove these ‘temptations’ out of your way!
  • If you do not have time to hit the gym, simply go for a walk each day, for at least 30 minutes. This will also help you overcome the stress that is invariably associated with the big fat Indian wedding.
  • Eat plenty of salads. Whole wheat rotis, paneer, and a vegetable or two should be ideally included during lunch and dinner. Avoid rice, but if you must-opt for the brown variety. Non-vegetarian brides may include leans meats like fish and chicken in their meals.
  •  Try not to skip meals, even though you are very busy with the wedding preparations. Try to eat simple home cooked meals despite your busy schedule.
  • Yoga and meditation are also very effective in keeping you stay calm and stress-free in this period.

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These are a few tips for a healthy diet before a wedding. Inputs and suggestions are definitely welcome!

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