Summer is thought of as the prime wedding season, but Fall’s changing colors, cooler temperatures, and enchanting outdoor venues make it a gorgeous time to tie the knot! For all of our Fall brides, we know that the stress can build as your date gets closer. It’s only natural to want to be the best version of you on your big day, after all. Whether you’re after glowing skin, stunning hair, or a fit figure, many brides go to such great lengths to get them that they end up feeling less than 100%. Here are a few tips for arriving at your wedding day feeling (and looking) better than ever!
Get More Sleep
Remember that 8-10 hour per night rule your parents used to nag you about? It’s time to pay attention. We know that that bridal to-do list is scrolling through your head 24/7, and that can make it hard to shut your brain off for a restful night’s sleep. But, logging those hours helps with everything from stress + weight management, to digestion, to keeping your immune system healthy!
As busy as you might be, try making a point to cut out caffeine and sugar past noon or turning off your phone and television 30 minutes before you need to go to sleep. Small changes like that can help prepare your brain to relax. If you still find you’re having trouble falling + staying asleep, Isotonix Essentials Turn Down has proven to be a great way to slow your racing mind and ease into a restful night!*
Manage Wedding Stress + Expectations
Yes, you want every tiny detail to be perfect but setting unrealistic expectations can cause your mental and emotional wellness to suffer. It’s incredibly important to set healthy, realistic, and attainable goals whether they pertain to weight loss or the day running like clockwork. Here are a few tips for keeping stress under control when you need to most:
- Use Breathing Exercises
You don’t have to be a master of meditation or yoga to use breathing exercises. Next time you feel stress rising, simply close your eyes, tune into your breathing, and focus on how the air feels moving past your nostrils + into your lungs as you inhale and exhale. If you need a little extra to stay grounded, slip off your shoes and take a moment to feel the floor beneath your feet!
- Utilize your Bridal Party
They’re there to help, and not just with picking out the dress + playlist. Remember that you chose these girls for a reason, and they’re there to support you on your happy day! Vent those frustrations + worries so they can help you process and let go of them. It doesn’t hurt to find a way to laugh with them either. It’ll help boost the hormones in your brain that make you feel happy!
- Work Off Your Stress
While this should definitely be done in moderation, slipping out for a quick run or cardio kickboxing class is a great way to work off pent-up energy and stress in a way that helps everyone! Local gyms often have a Bridal Bootcamp that can offer a consistent schedule if you’re someone who knows you have trouble fitting it into your day as it is.
Diet + Weight Loss
Add in Superfoods
The more you research wedding beauty, the more you’re going to see mention of superfoods and ingredients that will help you glow from the inside out! Especially with the dry weather, these power-packed additions can help ensure that you look as good as you feel on that very important day:
- Fermented Foods:
You’ve probably been hearing quite a bit about this category of food, but there’s a good reason! Fermented foods offer probiotics which can help with everything from bloating to clear skin. In a nutshell, probiotics are good bacteria that assist your body in getting rid of bad bacteria. Kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha are great sources, but Isotonix also offers a great supplement that can help fill the probiotic gap!*
This yellow Indian spice contains powerful antioxidants + anti-inflammatory components that can really help protect your body and immune system as the big day gets closer. Try making your own Turmeric Latte with (or sans) espresso + your favorite non-dairy milk!
- Chia Seeds
These tiny seeds are filled with minerals, fiber, and the perfect balance of essential fatty acids that helps create that dewy natural glow. Try tossing them into your salads, into overnight oats, or into your smoothies for a superfood addition you’ll hardly notice!
If you need a little help fitting the benefits of these superfoods into your diet, there are a number of supplements that can help! OPC-3 Beauty Blend is a popular choice for helping with skin, hair, and nail health as well as providing antioxidant protection!*
Lose Weight In a Healthy Way
Losing weight is on nearly every bride’s wedding to-do list, and there’s nothing wrong with shedding a few pounds or toning up to look your best! It is, however, very important to go about this in a way that is healthy and sustainable. Here are a few go-to tips:
- Prepare in Advance
Giving yourself time to find a weight loss plan that offers sustainable lifestyle changes is a much better and much healthier option than cutting extreme calories a month before the wedding. Often, brides start late. This leads them to jump to extreme measures that cause their moods to plummet, stress levels to rise, and their weight loss results to be inconsistent or unsustainable which is no way to take on such an important day.
- Set Healthy Goals
Avoid jumping on the latest health bandwagon or crash diet. Setting an ambitious goal might work in other areas of your life, but aiming to drop thirty pounds in a month or two is only going to set you up for frustration and failure. Studies show that losing 2-3 pounds per week is a healthy rate to aim for and has the best chance of staying off! TLS Weight Loss Solutions offers a number of customizable weight loss plans accompanied by scientifically-backed products to help you meet your goals. One popular product, ACTS, is especially great for brides due to its ability to repair the damage done by stress to your metabolism, thyroid and adrenal glands!*
- Ignore the Bridal Magazines
A lot of these magazines talk about weight loss as if it were a “must”, but that’s far from true. Instead, find a more body-positive mindset by focusing on being healthy and feeling great. If you find yourself getting caught up in the weight loss mindset, try reminding yourself of the stories and memories you’ll have five years from now. We promise it will have a lot less to do with weight or dress size than you think!
What are your tips for managing emotional, mental, and physical wellness leading up to the wedding? Leave them in the comments!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.