Bridal Body Countdown: How to Look Great on Your Wedding Day
Your bridal countdown is on and you want to get in shape, fast. The following tips can help you look your best on your big day.
As much as you may want to, you can’t spot reduce your problem areas like your stomach or thighs, but you can create a longer, leaner physique. High intensity interval training (HIIT), which alternates short spurts of intense activity with brief recovery periods, is one of the best ways to achieve toning and weight loss in the shorter term because it burns fat even post-workout. If you’re new to exercise, though, you’ll want to start slower. Try hiking, swimming, Pilates or yoga. Aim for 150 minutes (two and a half hours) of exercise per week.
When it comes to food, avoid the dreaded bloat by reducing processed foods, soda, alcohol, sugar and excess salt. Try lean protein from eggs, tofu and lean meats. Choose high-fiber options like apples or popcorn (watch the butter!), and healthy fats from avocados, oily fish and nuts. Boost your antioxidant intake with lots of vegetables like leafy greens and fruits such as berries.
Also, don’t underestimate the power of stress in adding to your waistline. Find ways to relax, like meditation, massage, or even making time for soothing baths.
But what if you have stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise? SculpSure may be an option for you. SculpSure is an innovative body contouring system that can help you achieve a slimmer appearance in just 25 minutes without surgery or downtime.
It works by raising the temperature of body fat in problem areas like love handles that seem resistant to diet and exercise. The treated fat cells are naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body over time, with up to to 24 percent reduction in stubborn fat with SculpSure, and results are seen in as little as six to 12 weeks.1
Whichever route you decide to take to look your best on your wedding day, be sure to get the information you need so you can make the best choice for you.
1. Average reduction in fat volume following single treatment as measured by MRI; Single treatment with an average reduction in fat volume as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014.