This can get pretty lengthy so we'll break it down into sections and tackle one at a time. **Watch our blog for Part 2-"Small Changes" to get in on the first steps.
Part 1: "TIMING IS EVERYTHING."
While most articles on this are geared toward brides, we all know our grooms think about these things too. A renewed sense of needing to "buff up" a bit or to "tighten up the six pack". These same common sense concepts apply to our men AND women.
I strongly caution against extreme diets, especially in the final weeks prior. Almost every bride I've seen not feel well on her wedding day has been because the hadn't eaten well in the days or weeks prior. NOT a worthy trade off.
-If you're a month or less away from your date, embrace your body, just the way it is, and go enjoy your wedding day. Trying to make changes at this stressful point is going to do nothing but make you uncomfortable, unhappy and probably a little grumpy. None of which we want to be on the most important day of our lives.
-If you're 2-4 months out, the "Small Changes" suggested in step 1 (which is encouraged to be started at least 6mos out) can still make you feel more heathy and energetic. Even though you may not be able to see the full benefit on the outside in time to show off a new physique, this is great time to feel healthy and in control. Just don't try to skip steps to get there faster. It's certain to work against you in the long run.
-If you have at least 6 months to make changes, you're in the group that will see the greatest benefits from getting healthy. While no one can guarantee weight loss (and this is NOT by any means what this article is about), you may still want to wait until closer to your date to get those dress or tux alterations done.
Keep watching for Part 2-"Small Changes".