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This is a guest contribution from Mark Wilcox of WeddingIntro.com.
Wedding planning is a must, but it is also stressful. If you are not careful you can make yourself sick planning your wedding. In this article, we will look at some ways you can stay healthy while planning your wedding.
The most important part of health is proper nutrition. Later we will talk about exercise, but you cannot outrun a bad diet. If you eat only junk, it is going to make you feel like junk.
I have found through my own personal testing that two mechanisms work better for diet. First is to cut back on sugar and carbs, processed foods in particular. Second, consider fasting. This isn’t the same as starving yourself. Rather consider skipping a meal or two. This will seem weird at first but you will get used to it. This skipping of meals is called intermittent fasting. For more information let me point you to Dr. Jason Fung.
Exercise To Feel Good
The most important way exercise can help is by releasing endorphins to control stress. Taking a break from wedding planning and getting your body moving will actually help you think of more creative solutions.
Consider looking into weight training. I’m a big fan of kettlebells. But you can choose your own program. You will not end up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Instead, it will make you look toned and fit.
Taylor Swift before the 1989 tour was a skinny girl with a cute face. After going through her training for that tour she toned her figure to the point where many people said she looked better than Victoria Secret models.
Another example is Ronda Rousey. She is beautiful. So beautiful they put her on the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in just body paint.
There is no point in trying to plan a perfect wedding, because you will never have perfection. Instead, focus on the experience. You are planning to only get married once. If you spend time only worrying about the perfect wedding you will miss out. Don’t compare your wedding to your friend’s wedding. Or a wedding you read about in The Knot. Or worse some wedding you see in a movie. Just relax. Pay attention. Spend time with the people you love.
Weddings are magical ceremonies, and one of the best days of your life. So eat well, get exercise, and relax. I hope you have an amazing wedding!