Fitness & Health

Your Wedding Slimdown: Sample Eating Plan

Lifestyle coach and fitness trainer Valérie Orsoni devised this easy-to-follow eating plan to help you drop lbs. and tone up in time for your walk down the aisle.

Photos, clockwise from top left: CN Digital Studio (2); Gourmet; CN Digital Studio

Day 1

Breakfast: 1 green tea + soba cha (roasted buckwheat tea) + 10 sprouted almonds (soaked in water overnight) + 1 banana + seasonal berries + 1 pink grapefruit
Mid-morning: 1 slice wholegrain bread with homemade hummus
Lunch: 1 cod fillet, grilled, with lemon slices + 3 tablespoons brown rice + 1 apple
Afternoon snack: 1 handful blueberries + 10 walnuts
Dinner: 2 chicken legs, grilled + steamed asparagus + cherry tomatoes + 2 squares of chocolate (dark or milk)

Day 2 - Detox Day (no more than once every 2 weeks)

Upon rising: 1 lemon, freshly squeezed in room-temperature water
Breakfast: Green Morning Boost: In a juicer, add 1 apple, a handful of spinach, 1 celery stalk, 4 strawberries, 1 carrot, 1 slice of fresh ginger + 1 cup of green tea (Note: If you don't have a juicer at home, you may eat the fruits and veggies whole, minus the ginger)
Mid-morning: 10 sprouted almonds (soaked in water overnight) + 1 banana
Lunch: Watercress and beet salad with garlic dressing + tofu sautéed with reduced-sodium soy sauce + 1 pink grapefruit + 1 white tea
Afternoon snack: 1 cup decaf black tea + 1 orange + 1 cup of berries + 4 fresh figs
Dinner: 1 fish fillet of your choice + steamed artichoke + 2 tablespoons of soyonnaise (soy-based mayo substitute) + 5 prunes + 1 chamomile tea

Day 3

Upon rising: 1 lemon, freshly squeezed in room-temperature water
Breakfast: 2 slices wholegrain bread + 2 tablespoons fat-free cottage cheese + 2 slices smoked wild salmon + 1 apple
Mid-morning: 1 large green tea
Lunch: 1 veggie burger + mâche salad with vinaigrette dressing + 1 wholegrain pita with homemade hummus + 4 squares of chocolate (dark or milk)
Afternoon snack: 1 cup herbal tea + 1 apple, cut in quarters + 2 tablespoons raw almond butter
Dinner: homemade soup + steamed edamame + 1 soy yogurt + 4 squares of chocolate (dark or milk)

Day 4

Upon rising: 1 soba cha
Breakfast: 1 bowl of muesli (no added sugar) + 1 flavored soy yogurt + 1 kiwi
Mid-morning: 1 large green tea
Lunch: seared tuna salad (seared tuna + mixed greens + sliced avocado + alfalfa sprouts + sesame seeds + balsamic vinaigrette) + 1 wholegrain pita + strawberries
Afternoon snack: 10 raw almonds + 4 apricots
Dinner: 1 chicken breast, grilled + steamed cauliflower + 1 small serving of wholegrain bulgur + 1 pomegranate

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