Post # 1
Are there any bees here that are very prone to bloating? I recently lost about 25 pounds and I’m feeling great, but even with that, my belly is still prone to extreme bloating from salt, carbs, etc. My dress is NOT forgiving at all as it is fitted satin around the stomach.
What did you eat in the days/weeks leading up to your wedding to keep the bloating at bay? I know obviously less preservatives is best and mostly greens and protein but give me some ideas so I’m not bored of banana and chicken every single day for two weeks before, LOL. I already eat pretty healthy on a regular basis except treats on weekends and the odd one during the week.
I’m scared I’m going to be bloated after dinner from the salt/carbs from the cake and that so at that point in the night I might just have to suck it in haha but for photos and the ceremony during the day I want to have a flat stomach.
Post # 2
I did Whole 30 for about 4 days and the bloat went away entirely. I plan to do it for real starting in a couple weeks.
The basics are no dairy, no grains, no legumes, no chemicals. The website is pretty clear on what you can or cannot eat.
Post # 3
I was just gonna recommend Whole 30! I’ve done it twice, properly, and i loved it so much I’ve incorporated much of it into my every day eating habits. It’s awesome!
Post # 4
It won’t matter what you eat 2 weeks before – focus on the few days before (3 days should be good). Make sure your lunch day of is ‘bloat friendly’ as most of your pictures will be before dinner anyways. If you are concerned with the bloat after dinner for cake cutting, you can also point it out to your photographer. A good photographer is a life saver! They’ll likely take more front photos, and will know how to hide/avoid any trouble spots you don’t like.
Post # 5
i second doing a whole 30. it will definitely keep bloating at bay.
Post # 6
Bikini competitors prep the week before a competition by starting the week off by drinking 1.5 gallons of water and they slowly reduce the amount of water comsumed throughout the week. Day of competition it’s down to sips of water. They also do the same thing with reducing sodium.
Post # 7
Thank you so much! I will check it out 🙂
Post # 8
Pay close attention to what your bloat triggers are, and which foods/meals you can eat with no trouble. I have a very sensitive tummy and am extremely prone to bloating, but over time I’ve been able to identify a lot of trigger foods and safe foods. Stick to your safe foods for 2-3 days before the wedding and you should be fine! Staying hydrated is important too. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to the wedding, and try to keep caffeine and alcohol to a minimum to avoid dehydration and possible stomach trouble.
Post # 9
For me I would drink a heap of water all week and then suddenly reduce it the day before the wedding, quick fix but that’s all you need for one day. Good luck!
Post # 10
I’m VERY prone to bloating. Before every event I follow the Tone It Up 7 Day Slim Down (usually only for 5 days because I procastinate..oops!) and always seem amazing results. I’m doing it before my engagement photos and wedding
Post # 11
Following because I bloat super easily! I’ll have to try some of these out.
Post # 12
The week leading up to my wedding I’m planning to drink my weight in ounces of water everyday and eliminate the following from my diet: sugar, alcohol, gluten, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, dairy, legumes, salt. I’ve done this in the past before events and it worked well. I usually have a smoothie for breakfast, spinach salad for lunch, some sort of lean protein for dinner, and snack on almonds or hummus. I would also suggest avoiding the bananas, if you’re trying to prevent bloat, because they’re high in sugar.
Post # 13
Take a diuretic (this is in Midol to reduce bloating) the days before and the day off.. Cut out extra salt too
Post # 14
I was a bikini competitor and I did just the opposite. I began taking Uva Ursi and Dandelion Root to shed water weight, but upped my water intake to 1.5 gallons.
I wouldn’t suggest dehydrating yourself, OP, particularly if you’re going to have a few alcoholic beverages on your wedding day. You’ll end up sick! If you do end up taking a diuretic, make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day and be prepared to pee a lot!
If you don’t want to mess with that at all, reduce your salt intake and really limit your grain and dairy intake 3-5 days before your wedding.
Post # 15
Drink lots of water. Cut out sugars and processed carbs. Reduce salt intake. Stop consuming any and all dairy and meat products. Eat less often and walk more regularly. <— All things you should be doing anyway. 😉
Honestly, you’ll naturally lose weight without even trying anyway just bc of stress and being busy. I was told this the weeks leading up to my wedding and didn’t believe one iota of the sentiment, but alas, I actually loss more weight than intended. 😛
I didn’t eat anything the evening before the wedding, had no breakfast the morning of, and only snacked a little on our wedding cakes during the reception. Partly this was intended, but it also kinda just happened that way bc I was so busy.