Foods to Avoid As You Near Your Wedding Day
As you near your wedding day food is probably one of the last things on your mind. However, considering the big impact the wrong food choices can have on our bodies, it is something to pay attention to. Keep reading for a list of foods to avoid to help you look and feel your best leading up to your special day.
You saw this one coming. Same goes for artificial sweeteners. They may be better for you than sugar, but the similarities in taste will make you crave the real thing. Best to just stay away altogether. If you get a serious hankering, go for healthy fruits instead, like a banana or an apple with peanut butter, grapefruit, pineapple, or blueberries. You can also have a delicious glass of cold orange juice. Just be sure it has no added sugars!
Alcohol and Carbonated Beverages
Although they cause different internal issues, from weakening the digestive system to increasing gas, alcohol and carbonated beverages both cause bloat. Plus they contain ungodly amounts of sugar, which we discussed previously. Just wait until the reception and you can go to town!
Delicious as they may be, spicy food is not your friend. It can cause some serious acid reflux, heartburn or indigestion. The night before your wedding it can leave you sleep deprived and popping Tums like candy. Another side effect is that it can contribute to bad breath. Yikes! No one wants to pucker up for a kiss at the altar and get a whiff of that!
First, we already know what you’re thinking. “I can’t have healthy food either?” No, just not cruciferous veggies. Secondly, what in the world is a cruciferous veggie? Although healthy, such vegetables include broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, kale, arugula, brussels sprouts and cabbage. All you need to know is that eaten, especially raw, they can make you gassy. The same can be said about any high-fiber diets, so be cautious of your intake.
Fried and Processed Foods
These tasty foods are a go-to when it comes to dealing with stress. They are often convenient and sugar packed, making our palettes oh so happy! However, fried and processed foods are extra difficult for our bodies to break down, meaning you will likely be left feeling a little extra ick, usually in the form of low energy levels and an upset stomach. Depending on how your body reacts, it can also make your wedding gown feel a bit more snug around the middle.
Coffee and Other Sources of Caffeine
Caffeine regularly appears on bridal emergency kits and it is for just that, emergencies only. Drinks that contain caffeine are great if you are having difficulty keeping your eyes open, but not in place of water. Not to mention, caffeine is dehydrating and can lead to a killer headache. Instead try some hot tea, such as those with lavender or chamomile. By getting a solid night’s sleep, you can also help kick the cravings.
It’s a trick! You may think that granola is a quick, easy and healthy choice, as do many, however its too good to be true. Granola is packed full of carbs and sugars, which will cause your insulin levels to spike and lead to even more cravings. Plus, they can wreak havoc on your waistline. Instead, opt for a healthy trail mix, containing vitamins, protein, healthy fats and fiber. And if you want, a pinch of dark chocolate won’t hurt!
Foods High in Salt
Salt is delicious and, for many, craved almost as much as sugar. Unfortunately, it can also cause some equally bad side effects. For brides in particular, the fact that sodium can cause you to retain water weight can lead to some serious issues. You can noticeably bloat and feel bloated, making that once comfortable wedding dress a little too tight. Limit your salt intake and don’t go near any bags of chips!
At Pine Lake Ranch, we are all about making the morning of your wedding a comfortable one. Our Bridal House and Groom’s Corral are the perfect place for you and your wedding party to kick back and prepare for the day you’ve dreamed of. Pack all of your breakfast food in with you and it will be a relaxing day, full of good food and friends. Recently renovated, they are not only spacious but fully furnished and decorated, perfect for pictures. Contact us today to learn more, or to book a tour of the venue.