A bride not just wants to look glamorous and stunning but also wants to have the perfect figure to flaunt on the biggest day of her life. And for this, it is very important for brides to eat healthily and also maintain a healthy weight. Unless you are healthy from inside, no matter how many pre-bridal treatments you may go for, that natural glow will not be there.
As they say what you eat is what you become, here’s a 30-day diet plan that can help you to stay in shape and get that natural glow on your wedding day. Add these healthy snacks to your diet.
There is a misconception among many people that nuts are fattening. Of course, anything eaten in excess will make you put on weight, however, just a handful of nuts won’t do you any harm. Nuts are very good in proteins and they also contain good fats that are needed in your body.
#2. Fresh fruits
Fruits are rich in antioxidants and zero in fat. They are easy to carry and eat, when you are out making arrangements for your wedding. Fruits are also rich in fibre and hence, they help in maintaining a healthy digestive system.
#3. Vegetable salad
A salad is crucial with each meal. Having a salad with your meal ensures that you will not overeat grains, and you will fill yourself up with sufficient amount of vegetables. Fresh salads contain high levels of fibre. Be it the Greek salad or a regular kachumber, a salad with light dressings will benefit your health immensely.
#4. Green tea
Green tea is rich in antioxidants. It keeps food (especially sugar) cravings at bay. Green tea also improves the immunity of the body and the health of your skin. When coupled with infused ginger, mint leaves or lemon, green tea works as a great blood purifier.
Foods to include in the 30-day diet plan:
These foods will give you the desired results when you would have them regularly for a month. Take a look at this very simple diet that you can follow to ensure a healthy body as well as skin before the D-day arrives.
- Two glasses of water,
- One cup of green tea with lemon, and
- 10 mamra almonds.
While water helps you stay hydrated, green tea will help you get slimmer. And, the mamra almonds (local, not Californian or American) are a very good source of vitamin E and are great for your hair and skin.
Breakfast should be one of these and a glass of pumpkin juice
- One whole wheat bread with chutney and vegetables (slices of tomato and cucumber).
- One saucer-sized uttapam with lots of vegetables in it.
- One stuffed paratha with vegetables.
The different types of bread will make you feel fuller while providing the benefits of various cereals they are made of. The green vegetables will provide your body with vitamin A, and pumpkin juice will give you beta-carotene. Both of these nutrients work wonders for your hair and skin.
- One fruit of your choice and prefer having the seasonal one.
Lunch should consist of:
- Salad of raw vegetables (but avoid potatoes),
- Two whole wheat rotis,
- One glass of buttermilk made of 100 ml of low-fat curd. It would be even better if you flavour it with ginger, roasted cumin, rock salt and mint leaves.
- A handful of California walnuts.
They help you to manage your weight. Additionally, they are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for hair and skin.
Dinner should include:
- Salad made of raw vegetables
- Vegetable soup without any cream or flour
- A mix of lightly sautéed green vegetables, like spinach, fenugreek, etc.
- One piece of chicken/fish or one cup dal/sprouts
- 2 rotis
It is best to start with this diet as early as possible. Remember to stick to healthy foods, and stay away from junk food. And if possible, take out time to exercise.
A healthy diet, along with regular workout is just the right combination for you brides to look your best on your wedding day. So, stop waiting for the right time and just start today.
This content was originally published here.