There is a lot to think about when planning your big day – but with the recent news of the coronavirus crisis, this might signal a change of plans for weddings that are scheduled within the next few weeks or months.
Despite this, it’s important to keep your eye on the end goal. Your day will come, and it will be a memorable event for everyone. As you’re watching the news closely, stay prepped for the coming months to look your best on your big day. Efforts to attain that shapely figure are usually on full swing for brides-to-be. But beware of weight-loss myths that can steer you in the wrong direction – which we’ll explore more below.
Myth 1: Avoiding any carbs in your diet
Carbohydrates are an essential part of your diet – they provide a source of fuel for most everyday activities. Avoiding carbohydrate-rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, can lead you to experience a significant reduction in your energy levels. This can, of course, affect your day-to-day routine – even during the Circuit Breaker period. Low energy levels can easily make you feel sluggish, tired and fatigue.
But the effects go beyond that too. Your fiber intake will plummet. And since your body is constantly on low-energy levels, your body systems won’t be functioning optimally which puts you at a higher risk of developing other health-related issues. The trick is to look for foods that offer a more robust nutritional profile. Healthy choices include fiber-rich, nutrient-dense carb sources like starchy vegetables, instead of foods with refined carbs and sugar such as white bread.
Myth 2: Eating less fat
Closely tied to the first myth is the belief that we should pick low-fat products over the standard version of the same foods to reduce our waistline size. On the contrary, there is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that fat does not contribute to weight gain. Skimping on fat, while eating refined carbohydrates and sugar, can lead you to packing on the pounds over time.
Fat molecules actually help the body’s cells to stay healthy, and they also aid in absorbing nutrients in other consumed foods. Put more work into curbing your sugar intake to see a difference in your weight loss goals.
Myth 3: Going hungry to lose weight
You may think losing weight means trying not to eat as much and skipping meals, and that being hungry all day is part of the work. However, this will just lead to frustration, irritability and ultimately, going off track from your weight loss journey. An important rule of losing weight is there should be no skipping of meals. This will make your body try to hold onto the energy source more efficiently by slowing down your metabolism rate, and trigger overeating later on.
Instead, try eating a mini-meal or a healthy snack every 3 to 4 hours during the day. Focus on lean protein from animal and plant sources which help to promote satiety and manage your weight better. This includes Greek yogurt, white-fleshed fish, beans, peas and lentils. Keep hunger at bay to maintain your mood and set yourself up for weight loss success where you can feel confident walking down the aisle.
Myth 4: Focus only on intense workouts to lose weight fast
Drastic measures like fad diets are typically last-ditch efforts for brides to speed up their weight loss efforts before the wedding. This also includes focusing only on intense workouts, where you might think these will help you burn more calories and the post-workout muscular soreness is highly worth it. However, it is not a good thing to stress the body during an already stressful time. Low-intensity workouts are just as crucial as your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) exercises. Mix it up with some brisk walking or yoga workout – they will also help to lower your body’s levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, that increases appetite and causes weight gain.
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