Health

15 Nutritional Tips for Weight Loss Before Wedding


  1. Drink 3 litres of water a day. Drink around 8-12, 250 ml glasses. It is important to drink enough water when starting an exercise programme because your body will release toxins and they need a way to escape. It is also essential for weight loss because it helps flush the system, carrying fat out. People have been known to jumpstart weight loss by drinking the proper amount of water daily.
  2. Try to eat 5-6 small meals a day. If you only eat one or two meals a day, this might sound very overwhelming. Try adding one meal at a time until it becomes a habit. Start with eating breakfast if you don’t already. Or try only eating half your sandwich for lunch and -eating the other half later in the afternoon. The idea is to keep your metabolism smooth and active. If you overload it with two meals a day, your body hoards all it can in fat cells because it is afraid another meal may be ‘far away.
  3. Start your day with water, instead of tea, coffee or fruit juice. Water serves the dual purpose of cleansing your system and increasing your BMR (basic metabolic rate).
  4. Choose complex carbohydrates over simple sugars. Carbs found in oatmeal, whole grain breads, pastas and cereals take longer to burn off, so they keep your metabolism active for a longer period of time. Simple sugars are found in fruit, white flour and candy.
  5. Eat vegetables. You need the vitamins. You need the antioxidants. They make every meal more flavourful and nutritious.
  6. Choose whole grains more often. Try whole wheat breads and pastas, oatmeal, or brown rice.
  7. Select a mix of colourful vegetables each day. Different coloured vegetables provide different nutrients. Choose dark, leafy greens such as kale, collards, and mustard greens, and reds and oranges like carrots, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes.
  8. Choose fresh fruit more often than fruit juice. Fruit juice has little or no fibre.
  9. Use fats and oils sparingly. Olive, canola, and peanut oils, avocados, nuts and nut butters, olives, and fish provide heart-healthy fat as well as vitamins and minerals.
  10. Eat sweets sparingly. Limit foods and beverages that are high in added sugars.
  11. Have low-fat, low-sugar snacks on hand at home, at work, or on the go, to combat hunger and prevent overeating.
  12. Eat at least three meals every day instead of skipping meals or eating a snack in place of a meal.
  13. Increase the content of fibre in your daily diet. Fibre acts as an important nutrient source with minimal amount of calories. Fibre is absorbent in nature-when you eat fibre you consume more water, which serves the dual purpose of suppressing hunger and increasing your metabolic rate.
  14. Don’t consume caffeine foods (coffee, chocolates etc) at least two hours before you sleep.
  15. Have dinner at least two or three hours before sleeping. When you sleep soon after having a meal, the digestive process and the metabolic process get sedentary, i.e. they end up burning less energy.

Take small steps. Be patient. If these steps seem overwhelming, pick one thing at a time. Incorporate this into your lifestyle. It will gradually become a habit. Then add a new good habit every week or two. Add a meal. Drink water. Decrease portion sizes and take phenq. Cut out fried foods. Start eating oatmeal for breakfast. Try to form lasting habits instead of going on another crash diet. You didn’t gain weight overnight; you don’t need to lose it overnight. Set goals and be proud of yourself when you reach them.