Eat Like a Bride

January 14, 2009 | By | Comments (2)

Glassesck0707articlel Ever since I got engaged in August, when meeting with vendors, the recurrent mantra has been “think like a bride” (when envisioning the floral arrangements), “stand like a bride” (when trying on dresses), and “act like a bride” (when my blood sugar drops mid-meeting).  But no vendor, friend, or even five-pound bridal magazine has told me how to eat like a bride.

Sure, there are tips for your wedding day (ie, Eat something so as not to faint on your betrothed), but not much leading up to the big day beyond the general rules of moderation, limited carbs, and easing up on the sweets.

While those rules are all well and good, and we’d all like to think these changes are lifestyle adjustments, the reality is that, when engaged, there’s a goal in sight.  If I’m going to stand up in front of friends and family, all with a fabulous view of my, um, rear quadrants, in a white dress, I’m definitely going to kick up the H2O and workout regimens.

I’ve never been much of a dieter, so I’m not about to swing into full deprivation, but rather am focusing on increasing the fruit and veggies on my plate at each meal.  And once I get the sweets out of my house, I’m sure I’ll cut back on them. It might help if I decided to dispose of them in the trash, rather than my tummy, but I say pick your battles.

The number one rule I’ve heard from my friends is not to deprive yourself.  Swearing off starches and sweets will only up their craving power.  Instead, make smart choices, like noshing on dark chocolate rather than milk.

Whether you’re the bride, attending a big event, gearing up for swimsuit season, or simply getting ready for a reunion with friends, most people have a regimen they follow to prepare.  What’s yours?


  1. Lyndsey

    I am also getting married in June. I have started to follow a diet that is based on getting lots of veggies, fruits, protein and whole grains while focusing on portion control. I am also bumping my water intake up more. I have started to incorporate bodypump/weight classes 2-3 times a week with my cardio 2-3 times as well.

    January 15, 2009 at 9:04 am
  2. buy wow gold

    That’s a pretty awesome idea, I’m not a soon to be bride but we’re having a class reunion next month and my long time crush might attend so I better think of him ‘coz who knows I might be his soul mate ;D

    April 15, 2009 at 12:47 am

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