The wedding season has kicked in and that means the next few months are dedicated to planning a wedding or being a serial wedding attendee. If you find yourself in the former category, you may also be looking to tone up, shed a few kilos, or simply just be the fittest version of yourself. With wedding season in full swing, back-to-back celebrations are a part-and-parcel of life. Hence, healthy plans often get sidetracked. To help you save time (and energy) we caught up with one of the leading fitness experts in the country Namrata Purohit, to know all about the best diet and fitness plans for brides and grooms.
The best diet plans for weight loss
Contrary to popular belief, crash and fad diets are not the healthiest way to guarantee weight loss feels entrepreneur, and fitness expert, Namrata Purohit. “A nutritional plan should be customized to a person’s needs and goals. It is important to start well in advance and make it a part of your lifestyle,” she further adds. But on your D-day, it’s not only about looking fit, but you want to glow, and for that truly lit-from-within look, Namrata is of the opinion that eating healthy is imperative. Good nutrition is key to looking healthy and fresh. In order to look healthy, and fresh, on the big day it’s crucial to eat healthily, eat enough and not less and get all the nutrients required. Don’t compromise on the quality of food, make sure you eat your fruits and veggies and get in all the nourishment required. Cut down or say no to fried food and sugar.”
Exercise for bride and grooms
During the hustle and bustle of planning a wedding one may struggle to find time for him or herself. But taking out a few minutes daily to follow an exercise routine will benefit you in more ways than one. Other than helping you stay fit (and tone up), and reducing the guilt of gorging on those sweets, it also works as a de-stresser. “There are 3 main aspects to getting fit, ie exercise, nutrition and sleep. In order to get fit for the season it’s important to get the right balance between these three aspects. It is also important to not fall for fads or anything drastic but instead work sustainably, eat well and enough (not less) and train smart.”
While the exercise routine changes from person to person depending on the body type and goal, Namrata believes in the concept of KISSS: keep it safe, simple and smart. She further says, “Pilates is a great form of exercise that can be customized to every individual’s goal and ensure no injury, and that the body feels strong and flexible as well as well-toned.”
Fitness tips for bride and grooms
Ahead Namrata Purohit shares some fitness and diet tips to help you sail through whether you’re tying to knot or not!
What’s best is that it isn’t necessary for you to hit the gym every day for one hour to feel the kick of these endorphins! A brisk walk around your nearby park or even an apartment-friendly yoga session also does the trick, keeping you on track with your wedding goals. There are loads of exercises one can do at home. For cardio at home one can skip, do a Tabata routine or high-intensity interval training and include exercises like high knees, jumping jacks, and plank jacks amongst others.
Balance is key
These months are busy for bride and grooms nd therefore it’s even more crucial to find the balance. What I recommend or like to do is eat a little bite before I go out, that way I’m not starving, I don’t crave everything I see but I can still enjoy a few bites without feeling guilty. Honestly, it’s ok to pick the days you want to binge and when you do, don’t feel guilty, enjoy it, reward yourself and get back on track the next day. The worst thing to do is stress. Like everything else, find the balance.
Diet and exercise play an important role
In order to lose weight I would say what you eat plays a huge role and in order to get toned and look fit, exercising does. So it’s essential to combine the two and find the right mix.
While the debate goes on about exercising in the morning vs. evening, there is no denying that it overall helps with the quality of your sleep at night. If you’re in a lifestyle that demands a 9 to 5, explore what suits you best, and it can be tempting to wake up at the crack of dawn and hit the gym, but it would be just as good to do it after work at night. What is important is to keep the timings of your workouts and sleep schedule fairly similar every day.