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There are a whole lot of things about Mariah Carey that many other soon-to-be brides will never be able to relate to. Her 35-carat engagement ring, for starters. And then there's the sure-to-be astronomical price tag of her upcoming nuptials where she'll reportedly be shuttling out her wedding guests on her fiancé, James Packer's, fleet of private planes to their tropical destination "I do's." Something tells us not all brides have the "On which private island should we tie the knot?" wedding planning dilemma... But there is an aspect of Mariah Carey's wedding prep plans where most engaged ladies can relate — her desire for the ultimate bridal body. And what's most surprising is that her slim-down plan is actually pretty sane! (Not like that engagement ring...)
Although no one should ever feel pressured to lose weight for that walk down the aisle, a whole slew of brides want to spend their time as a bride-to-be getting healthy — whether it's to feel confident in their sexy sheath wedding dress or to just start off married life on the right foot. And it turns out the superstar songstress is no different. But while you'd might expect Carey's wedding-day diet plan to include expert celebrity trainers, three carrots, and a leaf of lettuce, it actually sounds way healthier — and way more doable! — than what you'd might think.
According to a source close to the singer, Carey's bridal body plan centers around a protein-based diet that starts off with a morning smoothie or protein shake, followed by five small meals consumed throughout the day. "Mariah is only eating four ounces of grilled chicken, lean beef, or one of her favorites — broiled Chilean Sea Bass or grilled shrimp with grilled asparagus," the source explained to The Daily Mail.
But a deprivation diet this is definitely not! "She is also eating some of her favorites," the source continued, "like baked salmon, chicken salad with light mayo or mustard, and sushi. Mariah also loves cheese, so sometimes she will have some Brie on low fat crackers as a snack." Sushi, cheese, and mayo?! Now this is a wedding diet we can definitely get behind!
But of course, any bride could tell you that pre-"I do" diets aren't all fun and games. Since Carey is currently touring in Europe — the pasta capital of the world! — it's sometimes hard to stay on course. But she's got quite the goal in mind. "She wants to have an hourglass figure so she can have a very tight, sexy, figure-hugging gown," the source said. "Mariah says she has to be very disciplined because she wants to take James' breath away when he sees her for the first time in her wedding gown."
Well, wedding diet or no wedding diet, we're sure her sweetheart will be impressed. (We bet we will be!)