All eyes will be on you on your wedding day. It takes a lot of planning and organization (flowers, venue, guest lists, you name it), and one of those plans may be to lose weight so you can confidently walk down the aisle while feeling — and looking — your best.
For all those grooms- and brides-to-be, Jenny Craig would like to offer a few tips on losing weight before your wedding.
Speak with a Jenny Craig coach
A dedicated personal coach understands that you want to look your very best on your important day. They can help you identify your unique challenges that may be slowing down your goals and work with you to create strategies and techniques to help you overcome those hurdles. Think of them as your motivator and constant resource throughout your journey!
Easy ways to get moving
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Planning for a wedding adds another to-do into your day, so find opportunities to step away from the traditional planning table and get moving! You and your partner can discuss plans while going on a weekend hike or romantic sunset stroll. Plan exercise dates with your friends — grab those bridesmaids or groomsmen — that will make it more fun for you and allows you to multitask. You can also take a moment to try these exercises at home, which makes it even easier to get moving on a busy day.
Did you know? Stress can affect your weight loss efforts. Stress impacts your quality of sleep and your mood, which are important factors to your overall well-being. It can even cause stress eating! Be mindful of your eating habits during this time and find ways to de-stress, such as exercising, practicing diaphragmatic breathing, having conversations with loved ones or treating yourself to a massage, which all allow you re-evaluate stressful situations with a refreshed mindset.
Sleep can easily be overlooked, but it impacts the quality of your day and can impact your weight loss. Aim for 7-9 hours per night to allow your body and mind to reset.
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When losing weight, choosing healthy, nutrient-dense foods and paying attention to portion size is key. Luckily, Jenny Craig takes care of all of that work for you, with over 100 menu options that cover breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks and dessert. We work with more than 40 professional chefs who use high-quality ingredients to help you eat deliciously while losing weight. Plus, you can add Fresh & Free Additions to your meals to help you stay fuller longer as you plan your special day.
Planning your wardrobe
When you have weight loss in mind, one of the biggest questions is when you should get your dress or tuxedo. The answer depends on your goals and desires for your special day. If a custom gown or specific gown is what you’re envisioning, make sure to begin fittings right away, since gowns take time to arrive to your store and have alterations done. If you want to wait until the last minute for a gown, expect to buy off the rack one month before your wedding. For men, tuxedos should also be considered as soon as possible, but you can wait up to two months prior to the ceremony.
For more information on how Jenny Craig can help you with losing weight before your wedding, schedule a consultation at a Jenny Craig center near you or call 866-706-4042. We would be thrilled to join you on your journey to your special day!
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