Did you know that July is one of the most popular month to get married? It’s when almost 12% of couples tie the knot! That makes June the month of final wedding preparations, which includes making sure you’re in your best shape for the big day. Consider using June to create a “month before” wedding diet to prepare for your July or August ceremony. Your goal might be to cut back on junk food or include more fruits and veggies into your meals. You may want to add protein to your diet or remember to drink more water to stay hydrated. Whatever your diet needs, here are some eating tips and meal ideas to help you plan your month before wedding diet.
More peas please!
Adding fresh veggies to your meals is an easy way to boost your energy and vitamin intake. June is a great month to start looking out for the latest harvest of vegetables at your local grocery store. You’ll start seeing fresh radishes, peas, lettuce, and spinach during this month and more vegetables like carrots and turnips will soon follow. These foods are great for creating crunchy salads and flavorful side dishes. If you don’t like eating your veggies raw, try incorporating them into your cooked meals. Add some spinach to a quiche, mix in peas with your favorite pasta dish, or roast carrots in sweet honey glaze. Check out these recipes for meal ideas that use June vegetables in tasty and nutritional dishes.
Can’t seem to stop those candy cravings? For some people cutting back on sweets is the toughest part of a diet. But instead of trying to go cold turkey on those cookies and candies, set up a diet plan that lets you indulge in one sweet treat a day. This way you’ll limit the amount of sugar you consume but you’ll be able to enjoy a bit of sweetness. Let yourself have a piece of dark chocolate or a small cookie for dessert. And don’t forget that sweet foods can be healthy too! Try baking oatmeal cookies filled with nuts and raisins or dipping fresh strawberries in chocolate. Below are some more recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Are you the type that’s always munching on chips or grabbing a handful of pretzels every time you walk by the pantry? Snacking is one of the hardest habits to break because so often you don’t even realize how much you’re doing it! For your month before diet, take the steps to cut back on unhealthy snacking. First, don’t leave your food out on the counter where it can tempt you all day. Keep your food stored away until you are ready to eat it. Second, replace unhealthy snacks with celery sticks dipped in hummus or a handful of mixed nuts. Because if you’re going to snack, do it with foods that give you energy and keep you full throughout the day. And if you’re the type that snacks because you constantly need to be chewing on something, always keep a pack of gum or tic tacs on hand.
Diets aren’t always the easiest regimen to stick to but think of this diet as a way to make sure you’re strong and healthy for a day that’s going to very special to you. Use these ideas to plan out your month before diet and check back in with us soon for tips on a wedding exercise plan!