BRIDES' 30 Day Wedding Shape-Up Challenge: Day 18, The Mega Benefits of Omegas

Wedding Workout Plan Omegas

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This is it... The final countdown to your big day. And along with settling those last few details — figuring out where to seat your eccentric Uncle Carl, firming up the flowers — you're likely also making one last push to make sure the body that will be wearing that gorgeous white gown looks as good as it possibly can. You and nearly every other woman with an engagement ring on her finger. In fact, research shows that an overwhelming 91 percent of brides-to-be are anxious about their weight. But from here on out, you won't have to be!

Whether you want to drop those last few pounds or look more toned — or both — we've got a month's worth of daily tips (none of which require starving yourself or working out nonstop!) that will help you feel stunning and confident when you walk down that aisle. You know where to send the thank-you card. Let's get started!

Day 18: Get More Omegas

As you may know, omega-3 fatty acids — healthy fats found in foods like salmon, tuna, avocado, walnuts and flaxseeds — have a whole host of benefits, from lowering your risk of heart disease to improving your mood. But did you know they've also been linked to reduced weight and body fat?

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Research shows they're also particularly effective when combined with exercise. In addition to increasing satiety, they may also crank up your metabolism and fat burning potential.

"The bonus is they'll also make your hair shine and your skin glow," notes Sheth. So get your O on and aim to get several servings of omega-3-rich food in your diet each week.

Add some avocado to your sandwich, toss walnuts into your morning oatmeal or slather some pesto on a piece of salmon and roast it for dinner. Delish.

Just getting started on our 30 Day Wedding Shape-Up? Kick off your journey from Day One, here.

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