Fitness Dos And Don’ts For Looking Great In Your Wedding Dress

June 18, 2015

Wedding season is right around the corner. Women whose wedding is coming up often try to lose weight or tone up to look great in their wedding dress. While it’s okay to want to look good on your big day, going to extreme measures will do you more harm than good.

Don’t Lose a Lot of Weight

Once your dress is fitted, don’t lose a lot of weight at the last minute. Not only will your dress not fit correctly, but you won’t have time to get it altered. If you do choose to set a weight goal before your big day, begin about 6 months beforehand. Don’t be tempted to buy a dress that is too small with the expectation that you’ll be able to fit into it later. It’s easier to take a dress in than it is to let it out.

If you must lose weight, do so gradually. Do not go to extreme measures like cleansing. It can adversely affect your health. You don’t want to risk being sent to the hospital before your wedding and add stress to an already stressful time. Always consult with doctor before exercising or losing weight.

Do Eat Healthy

Let’s get this out of the way: crash diets do not work. Crash diets can:

  • Lead to eating disorders
  • Result in nutritional deficiencies
  • Cause you to gain weight

Instead, eat a healthy, balanced diet that will give your body the nutrients it needs to function properly and remain healthy. Combined with exercise, you will not only feel good, but can maintain a healthy weight and look good.

Do Find Good Toning Exercises

Since most wedding dresses show off your arms and shoulders, find toning exercises that will focus on those specific areas. There are good toning exercises out there what won’t bulk you up. Work with a personal trainer to remain safe and get the most out of your workout. Just remember to not neglect the rest of your body in your exercise routine.

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