What Foods To Eat On Your Big Day!

There are a variety of foods you can eat on your wedding that may seem harmless, but reality is, they can do a lot more damage than you think! Here are some tips we like to give our fellow brides and grooms for their big day. Try to stick to these tips, and you will not only fit perfectly in your outfit, but feel great too!

Foods to Avoid:

  1. Salt: Whenever you eat or drink anything with higher salt quantity, more than likely you will retain water. This is due to the fact that water is attracted to salt. Finally, if you have a higher salt intake you will not only retain water, but you will also feel more bloated and puffy!
  2. Carbs: Having a high carb intake can also make you retain water. Therefore, do not over do the intake of carbs, and try to stick it in to your mornings only so you have the entire day to burn it off. On the wedding day, try not to have any carbs in the morning since there is a chance you may retain water.
  3. Raw Veggies: Try to eat your veggies, but raw! Raw vegetables will take up less space within your stomach than cooked.
  4. Gassy Foods: There are foods that can cause more gas than others. Therefore, stay away from beans, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions, peppers, milk, cheese, oats, sodas and citrus fruits.
  5. Acidic foods: Try to stay away from products high in acid because they can irritate your stomach and even cause you to swell up! Some beverages that contain high acidity are alcohol, coffee, tea, cocoa, and some juices. Also, try to avoid spicy food because of their high acid content.
  6.  Healthy Fats vs. Bad Fats: There is a big difference between good and bad fats. Bad fats like fried foods will cause your body to bloat and take time to digest. However, if you eat good fats like those contained in avocadoes, nuts, seeds, oils, and fish, you will be safe. These fats are a lot easier to digest and will not cause you to swell. 
  7. Gum: I cannot believe gum can make you bloated, but when you chew gum, you trap air in your stomach! This will in turn make you bloat, so ladies and gents do not chew gum on your big day!

Therefore, on your big day try to stick to eating raw veggies, water, coconut water, juices with probiotics, yogurt, almond milk, soy milk, iced tea, soups, fish, dried fruits, salads, and trail mixes.

Do you have any Big Day recipes to share with us?

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