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3 Tips That Will Help You Be Healthier in the Months Leading Up to Your Wedding

It only takes a few small changes.

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Your wedding might still be months away, but there's no time like the present to commit to a few new healthy habits. They're little things, but don't forget that when it comes to feeling like your best self on your wedding day, it's a marathon, not a race. And really, you're only going to get busier with wedding planning. So, if you don't start now, when will you?

 

Realted: Healthy Tricks to Get You Wedding Ready

 

Meal Plan a Week(ish) in Advance 

We've all been there: Staring into the fridge or cupboards, seeing nothing, and defaulting to ordering take-out for dinner. Taking the time to plan out 5-7 days of dinners is a much healthier alternative—you'll know exactly what goes into every dish you make—and budget friendly, too. Leftovers make great workday lunches, which means more funds for your wedding shoe budget!

 

Be Mindful About Snacking

A handful of chips, a couple of cookies, pretzels, candy—all of it adds up, and it doesn't make things any easier that these are exactly the sort of snacks that you can find anywhere in vending machines, in check-out lines, and scattered around the office. Set yourself up for success with healthier snack alternatives that are just as easy to access and better nutritionally, like a yogurt and granola, hummus or guac and baby carrots, or a handful of your favorite trail mix.

 

What's In a Serving Size?

Okay, so this isn't glamorous at all, but reading the nutritional label on any kind of packaged food has led to many an ah-ha moment from women everywhere. This doesn't mean you need to meticulously measure servings (or give up your favorite foods!), but these guidelines are meant to give you perspective about both calories and nutritional value in a single serving, which is about what you should be eating at one time. The good news is that a single pint of ice cream will last a lot longer in your freezer.