Post # 1
So, with 25 days left (WOOHOO) I am thinking of what I should STOP eating for sure and kick my butt in gear for this last stretch! When I picked up my dress the woman said NO MORE SALT and to EAT WATERMELON! so, I am getting ready to do some grocery shopping, and I know that I shouldnt really be drinking my soda (which i have given up) as well as fast food and fried food (also given up) But what else… I am by NO MEANS a health nut, and I know that there isnt much you can do in a matter of 25 days — But I can at least not make it worse. lol. AKA, NO BLOATING or anything. So — just looking for pointers from other newlyweds, or health Know-its 🙂
Post # 3
Also, does anyone know if the dress lady was right — is watermelon good to eat?? I thought it was full of water??
Post # 4
Honestly, just try to avoid salt and drink more water. Those are the basics to beat bloating.
She probably just said eat watermelon because it has water in it. Water is good, it flushes out your system!
Post # 6
@MeganTacky2247: the watermelon is full of water– that’s why it’s okay! it feels like you’re having a snack but you’re really just getting sugary water.
Post # 7
Drink plenty of wate. I Mean plenty of water. Watermelon is good because you are getting some sugar and immune boosters as well as a lot of water while still feeling like you are eating something.
Post # 8
I basically stopped eating carbs at this point last year. Lots of lean proteins and veggies. I’ve never heard about eating watermelon, but almonds are a good idea.
Post # 9
They have a way to get rid of bloat on pinterest.
Post # 10
I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but the more water you drink, the less you’ll bloat. Once you start hydrating yourself the amount your body needs, it’ll stop retaining water (the bloat).
I can’t believe it’s so soon! Congratulations!
Post # 11
Thanks Ladies! And I am deff gonna try that pinterest thing… just to find some dandelion root tea bags! lol
Post # 12
Eating too much watermelon causes diarrhea, and acts as a diuretic. The point of drinking lots of water is to flush out toxins from and rejuvinate the skin, and too much watermelon would do the opposite.
The best thing to do is to reduce bloating while keeping up fluids, which means reduce sodium intake. Also reduce sugars and caffeine, without reducing your complex carbs too much.
The simplest snacks I can think of are for example tuna salad in a wholewheat wrap with mayo, spring onion, apples and pepper. Hits the proteins and carbs where it counts.
I know I bloat even without alot of sugar, so i’d take a diurex on the day, but i wouldn’t recommend you do it just because I would.
Post # 13
Congrats on your upcoming wedding!
Just as a recommendation; couple years back I use to do runway & editorial modeling. One of the biggest things I took away from the experience was the importance of drinking water, like the other ladies suggested. My agent would put me on a strict water regiment and had me drink about 9 cups daily. (I bought myself a clear water bottle and marked lines at each cup. Mark those lines with hours (like 11am, 12am) that way, you know how much water youre drinking at each hour of the day) I would get started on this asap if you havent already because if you arent use to drinking that much water daily you might have a minor breakout, but after about a week you will feel energized and your skin will get nice and glowy. Cut out soda, coffee and milk. Food wise, I was always told to stick to fruits, veggies, and lean protients. Avoiding heavy sugars, salts and think starches will help you temendiously. Also, cutting out anything dairy will also help you significantly. But dont starve yourself either! 🙂 Best of luck, hopefully that will help you out.
Post # 14
You may want to spend a few dollars for a visit to a dietitian or nutritionist— the dietitians tend to be more consistent across the board in terms of quality, as there is a license required before you can put that R.D. after your name— but both should be able to give you some last-minute do’s and don’ts, as well as some potentially helpful insight on getting the right nutrition after the wedding. Here in the DC area a first-time visit with a dietitian runs between $75-150 depending on the location, the doctor’s experience, and so forth. Insurance generally will not cover, but your insurance may have some kind of phone consultation service for cheap or free. Money well spent, in my book.