Working to lose weight before your wedding day is such a popular concept, it even has its own catch phrase: Shedding for the wedding. But bride-to-be Kate Upton has no time for such shenanigans—and, instead, has powerful advice for feeling amazing in your own skin on the big day.
Upton, who is engaged to Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, tells People that she does not plan to participate in any bridal diets before her nuptials. (The date has yet to be set.) She won't even be weighing herself. "I never get on a scale because you can't judge yourself for how much you weigh," Upton said. "What really matters is how good I feel."
Insert 1 million raised-hands emoji for Upton, here.
Helping the supermodel feel her best is trainer Ben Bruno, who works with Upton to keep her healthy. "I reached a place in my career where I didn't think of my body as something that I wanted to fit into a certain size; I started looking at my body as a function to help me live my life the best I can—to have energy and to feel strong," she tells People.
The workouts give Upton numerous health benefits—none of which have anything to do with losing weight. "I have more energy, I feel stronger, I'm able to recover faster, whether it's from jet lag or from a hard workout," Upton said. "Things like that help you enjoy your life more and have the best use of function from your body."
Upton's positive philosophy toward dieting and working out is one that not only brides, but all people should adopt. The 24-year-old's empowering attitude embraces exercise and eating well for how they make her feel on the inside—not for any physical appearances and especially not for one single event.
This isn't the first time Upton has offered wise words of body positivity. She previously stated in a Facebook Live that she hopes to "inspire women to love themselves for all their different flaws" and that "no one should be labeled by their body size at all," E! reports. In other words, Upton has no patience for body-shaming or pressure-inducing beauty standards—and we applaud her for it.