You did it! The entire prewedding workout paid off, and you got back in perfect shape before your wedding. Congratulations now you can wear your favorite wedding dress and flaunt your curves. You worked extremely hard on your diet, and now you don’t want to ruin all your hard work by consuming food that makes you fall ill.
Wedding is a once in a lifetime occasion one that you have waited for long. You would not want to fall ill on your special day of love. When it comes to a big fat wedding, it is all about having a grand feast. The aroma of delectable cuisines packed with the goodness Indian spices makes the wedding food irresistible.
Although the bride being the center of attraction cannot afford to delve on the cuisines as it risks out the chances of taking ill on during the ceremonies. You definitely would not want to happen. For your wedding, you might have booked the wedding caterers in Kolkata, Gujarat or wherever you’re tying the knot — wondering what food you should have and avoid on your wedding? Then here is a list of the best and worst foods that should be a part of every bride’s checklist.
The Best And The Worst Food For Brides On Wedding
Oatmeal for all-day energy
Wedding is a tiring time, and the hour-long ceremonies paired with the massive bridal trousseau are sure enough to make you feel tired and lethargic. The hour-long ceremonies are confident enough to drain your energy which is why being the bride you need to consume food that backs you and makes you survive the wedding. Oatmeals are known for power boaster ability, and it provides all-day energy. Oatmeal raises the sugar level slowly and keeps it even for a longer period of time. It contains soluble fiber which slows down the absorption rate of the glucose by the stomach, thus making the blood sugar level to remain steady.
The hour-long ceremonies and all the heavy bridal wear are sure enough to give the bride a headache. That is the moment when she would feel the urge of having a cup of coffee to get rid of all the tiredness. Wedding is a stressful time, and caffeine acts as a great stress buster. But excess of everything is harmful. Excessive intake of caffeine causes bloating. Caffeine activates neurotransmitters, called acetylcholine which in turn affects the glands that make you sweat. You would not want to be profusely sweating on your wedding, which is why you should refrain from having caffeine.
Nuts and Seeds
During the chaotic time of the wedding, you are sure to get those hunger pangs. An ideal way of curbing the mid-ceremony hunger craving is by munching on nuts and seeds. The crunchy nuts and seeds are high in nutrients and consist of magnesium and Vitamin E, thus enabling you to stay active during the wedding ceremonies. You can keep a box of the crunchies along with you and munch on them whenever you get lethargic.
An insulin spike on the bride’s menu is a serious no. The sweet delicacies at the wedding are hard to resist, but the intake of them can make you feel sleepy. You would not want to be continuously yawning at your wedding ceremonies which is why you should avoid gorging on the sweets. The sweet temptations such as cakes, pastries, and Indian sweets are high on the sugar content, which is why they can make you feel lethargic. Instead of binge eating the sweets, you can have natural sweet options like Grapes, Apples, Blue Berries, Pineapple, and Cherry.
At your wedding, you would not want to appear with those baggy and puffy eyes. You would not want to be photographed with a dull face, right! Look refreshed and wide awake by binge eating the best of salads. The salads let go of the excess liquids in the body, thus making the bride stay active during the wedding. The natural diuretics in the salads promote good health.
The bubbly carbonated drinks although help in curbing gas and promotes digestion but consuming them on an empty stomach can make you feel bloated. The carbonated drinks contain carbon dioxide, which makes your stomach to look bloated and expanded. They also make you feel dehydrated. Instead of consuming the carbonated drinks, it is better that you have fresh juices or water flavored with cucomeber slices. The flavored water acts as a natural diuretic and helps in warding off water retention.
Excessive intake of fluids on the wedding can make the brides lethargic. They need to gorge on something or the other to keep their energy level high. In between the myriad of rituals and ceremonies, the bride ought to feel dehydrated, which is why she should consume tropical fruits. The tropical fruits act as natural hydrators thus keeping the body hydrated. Fruits such as Melons, Papaya, Mangoes are good for health as they are rich in potassium and help in regulating the body’s balance of fluids and minerals.
Cruciferous Veggies such as Broccoli, Cauliflower are good for health, but they are also known for causing gas. The cruciferous veggies are high in fiber content which in turn can make your digestive system weak. Excess consumption of them can cause gas thus making your stomach to feel bloated. Instead of consuming the cruciferous veggies you can consider in taking of water-rich veggies such as cucomeber, celery, and asparagus. The water-rich vegetables have diuretic properties which keep the brides' skin hydrated, thus imparting a natural glow.
Have you made your d-day diet chart yet? Which food are you having at your wedding? Tell us about your choice in the comments below. Also, let us know if there are other foods that a bride should consume or refrain from having on her special day of love.