When you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, you probably have flowers, menu items, money and more details crowding your mind. Add to that anything work-related and what needs to get done at home, and you’re mentally exhausted or getting there.
With less time and energy to sort through all the logistics, it’s common for brides-to-be to put their own needs aside until the wedding is over. But this can be damaging to your health, mood — and possibly your memories of the big day. Here are some ways you can recenter, maintain and improve your health, and be prepared to enjoy one of the most memorable days of your life.
Nibble On This
The time it takes to prepare your meals while planning a wedding might seem like a luxury you don’t have. Instead, you might be skipping meals, not paying attention to what’s on your plate or eating something you can pick up from a drive-through window. What you’re putting into your body affects your energy levels and mood, so your attempt to save time and energy is negated anyway.
“This is not a time when you should use fad diets, quick-fix plans, or celebrity-endorsed routines,” according to VeryWellFit. Instead, opt for simple changes that will stick around long after the honeymoon is over.
Consider eating from a smaller dish for starters. Then, cover half the dish with leafy greens and other non-starchy veggies. Fill the remaining space with healthy proteins, like fatty fish. Stop buying processed foods, and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Finally, instead of grabbing sugary snacks like candy or cookies, stock your kitchen with snacks that go hand-in-hand with your dietary needs, whether they’re low-carb or low-calorie. Turkey jerky, tuna lettuce wraps, and granola yogurt parfaits are just some ideas (of course, choose the ones that work for your needs).
Supplement Your Balanced Sustenance
Look and feel your best on your wedding day — and every day after — by giving your body all the nutrients it needs. That doesn’t mean to load up a second helping of dinner, but to supplement your meals with a multivitamin.
No matter how healthy you’re eating, you could still be missing out on nutrients that could help you stay healthy. With all sorts of multivitamins available, go for options with bioavailable forms of key nutrients to ensure your body processes them efficiently.
If you still feel sort of sluggish after taking multivitamins and tweaking your diet, consider other supplements as well. “When you’re feeling stressed or fatigued (name a bride who isn’t!), a selenium supplement can come in handy,” according to Martha Stewart Weddings. Irritability and hair loss are two symptoms that can occur when you don’t have enough of this mineral in your body.
Take collagen supplements for better-looking hair, skin and nails; zinc for a boost to the immune system; and magnesium to counteract the metabolic mineral’s deficiency, which could lead to fatigue and muscle stiffness.
When prepping for any big day, one piece of advice you’ll find consistent is getting a good night’s sleep the night before. So, imagine how good getting an adequate amount of sleep every night can do for you.
In fact, irregular sleep might cause your body to produce more cortisol, which can contribute to high blood pressure and diabetes if high levels are present, according to Prevention. A full night’s rest will allow you to get through each day’s to-do list with a clear head, more energy and maybe even a better mood. When you look back at this time, don’t you want to remember some fun moments during planning?
Plan For More Days Than The Big One
Do yourself a favor mentally and physically by taking some time off from wedding planning — and everything else that’s stressful. Whether you spend time with your fiancé, friends, family or yourself, you need to set time aside to practice self-care. Read a book or meditate as a means of escaping the stress for a short while.
If you can’t seem to pull yourself entirely away from things, put on music, a face mask and drink a glass of your favorite wine while you map out seating or bag the favors. Do something for yourself every once in a while. On your wedding day, as you look around at your friends and family enjoying your day with you, you’ll be glad you did.
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