*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 27: Limit The Libations
"Limiting alcohol is one of the first things I recommend to brides-to-be because it's just added, empty calories and it's going to wreak havoc on your weight loss goals," says New York City nutritionist Keri Gans, R.D., author of The Small Change Diet.
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Cut back to a glass or two a night, and stick to wine, champagne, or something simple like vodka with club soda and lime, versus sugary cocktails which can be huge calorie bombs. Make your own bubbly at home with a SodaStream (a registry must-have you'll thank us for later), and mix with muddled fresh limes and mint for a health conscious — not to mention seriously refreshing — Mojito.
If you don't want to be without a glass in your hand, alternate your alcohol of choice with water. It will help keep you hydrated, clear-headed and ensure those scale digits don't start moving in the wrong direction.
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