‘How to lose 10 pounds in ten days’; ‘how to drop a dress size in a week’; ‘quick ways to lose weight before an event’ – if you’re a plus size bride who’s on the verge of a panic attack before her big day, chances are you have googled all these and a lot more on the subject, haven’t you? Living in an age obsessed with beauty filters and slimming effects can finally take a toll on your mental health and it gets easier to find yourself vulnerable enough to try and fit in the unrealistic beauty standards of society. Well – don’t panic! You’re not alone and we understand how you feel. You’re already perfect the way you are— with no crash pre-wedding diets required.
If you’re a plus size bride, here are five ways to feel good about your body before the big day; looking beautiful is actually feeling beautiful – and here’s how you do it:
First of all— ditch the scale and measuring tape
Get rid of the scale and measuring tape from the beginning because a number on the scale or ruler does not define who you are or how your life is going to turn out post-wedding. The numbers will not make you feel better in the long run. Weighing and measuring yourself can become an obsessive habit, especially when you’re under stress, so it’s best to cut it off now.
Detox your mind from all unrealistic images of perfection that blogs, magazines, and Pinterest have instilled in your mind. Focus on what’s important: your upcoming life with your fiancé with love and laughter.
..and then get rid of the diet and eat real food
Pre-wedding diets are so popular nowadays. Instead of starving yourself with a crash diet that will make you cranky and turn you into Bridezilla, make sure you are eating nutritious food to supplement what your body needs. Treat yourself with wholesome, healthy foods. You need energy to shine bright on your wedding day. You don’t want to feel weak or pass out on your special day.
Get a dress that makes you feel amazing and invest in alterations
It’s not the size on the tag that will make you look and feel good in your dress— it’s how well it fits and how confident you are when wearing it. Every bride is beautiful in a stunning dress that is tailored to perfection. Choose a wedding dress that makes you feel like a goddess and boosts your self-confidence.
Don’t wait until you lose weight to buy your dream wedding dress. Never buy a gown that is too small in hopes that you will lose weight before the big day. Your wedding dress should be tailored and customized to fit your body, not the other way around.
Maintain a self-care regimen
We all have certain things we do to make us feel better, happier and more energized. Maintaining a self-care routine during your pre-wedding time can make you fall in love with yourself all over again. Indulge in facial massages, get your nails done, or anything that relaxes you.
Don’t forget to get enough sleep so your mind and body stay well-rested, active and relaxed. Our body confidence drastically improves when we are taking the time to take care of ourselves.
Surround yourself with your people
Sometimes, all the stress of planning a wedding can take its toll on the bride. If you start feeling tired or upset, plan a mini vacation with your girlfriends or even a weekend getaway with your fiancé.
As the wedding day approaches, surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. People who appreciate your love, kindness, wit and humor more than any superficial thing. You need to have an orbit of positive vibes and energies around you.
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