Discover a healthy way to fit into your dream wedding dress
Dubai: A woman’s wedding day is one of the most important events in her life. That is why a bride takes great effort on all the hard work and meticulous planning that goes into her special day, including finding that dream wedding gown!
The pressure to look their best on the day of their wedding pushes most brides to resort to quick fixes to shed off excess pounds. Unfortunately, quick fixes are not fool proof. Right Bite, a pioneer in customised healthy meal deliveries, shares secrets for brides-to-be on how to lose the bulge before their big day.
Maria Abi Hanna, Dietitian, The Right Bite Nutrition and Catering Services L.L.C., said: “To begin with, ask yourself whether you want to lose weight, drop a dress size or if you simply want to tone up and get in better shape. Set realistic and achievable goals with a logical time frame before you start. Then, follow these easy tips below and you are guaranteed to fit into the dress of your dreams:
- Stay hydrated
Drink plenty of fluids (water or herbal teas); aim for two liters spread throughout the day and you’ll feel more energized and alert. Water will also improve your skin and complexion, as well as curb your appetite. Make sure you don’t drink all your calories by replacing water with fluids such as juices, sodas, black tea, coffee or alcoholic beverages. Make water your first choice.
- Don’t skip meals especially breakfast
The famous saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is very true. Breakfast not only kick-starts your metabolism and regulates your appetite, but also keeps your sugar levels controlled providing you with the energy needed for a productive day ahead!
- Maintain regular eating patterns
Consume 3 main balanced meals with 1—2 snacks throughout the day. Keep healthy snacks readily available at hand so you don’t end up going for unhealthy options or overeating. Remember to include all five food groups (grains, protein, dairy, vegetables, and fruits) everyday. Opt for whole-grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean meats. Aim for five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day.
- Eat mindfully and put your fork down between bites
The clock is ticking and the big day will arrive sooner than expected! You can’t afford to ‘waste’ calories by eating mindlessly from the fridge, cooking pot, or while you’re on the go. Keeping a record of your food and beverage intake will help you keep track of what you are eating. No matter how hectic things get, make sure you sit down during your meals and eat slowly. After all, it does take your brain twenty minutes to signal to your stomach that you are full!
- Be selective during your meals and make smart food choices
Being a bride-to-be means there will be many pre-wedding events and dinner invitations. Watch your waistline while enjoying all the happy celebrations by:
© Always opting for items that are grilled or steamed instead of fried
© Choosing whole-grain products (brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, multi-seed bread) instead of refined ones as they are richer in fiber which will fill you up and satiate your appetite longer
© Choosing lean cuts of protein like beef fillet, skinless chicken breast, and fish fillet rather than lamb, drumsticks and chicken wings
© Avoiding cream and creamy sauces in the dishes, and replacing them with tomato sauce
© Starting your meal with a big bowl of green salad dressed with lemon-vinegar sauce; this will help fill your stomach faster and thus make you eat less
© Skipping the bread and butter basket
© Downsizing your plate and practicing portion control
- Be active
No time for exercise? Take advantage of all the running around to be done before the wedding by using a pedometer to track your daily steps; this tool will help you track your activity level and will motivate you to be more active. For healthy adults, the goal is to reach 10,000 steps a day.”
The Right Bite Nutrition Centre is located in the heart of Dubai, with telephone numbers +971 4 3388763 and +971 4 3425208. It also operates in Abu Dhabi, with a satellite office located at The American Surgecenter, 26th Street, Villa 408, Al Rawdah Area, telephone number +9712 4430909.
To learn more about Right Bite, visit www.right-bite.com, and follow us on www.facebook.com/MyRightBite.
About The Right Bite Nutrition Centre
Right Bite is a specialised centre for expert nutritional consultation and bespoke gourmet healthy meal delivery service. A pioneer in advocating healthy eating habits, Right Bite is dedicated to helping customers achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle through educated food choices, and by providing customised meal packages that are results-oriented, convenient and flavourful. Right Bite works with the best medical and culinary experts to ensure that eating healthier becomes a way of life for its customers.
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