Every woman looks forward to the day she ties the knot with someone who truly cherishes and envisions a lifetime with them. We’ve all fantasized about how our wedding would look since we were little girls.
Every woman wants to look her best on that special day since it marks the start of a new chapter in their lives. That’s why many brides look for easy ways to track their weight before the wedding so they can look their best, and we have just what you need while planning your dream wedding.
1. Fitness Apps
Weight loss-related applications on smartphones have drastically increased over the years. They are one of the easiest ways to track a weight journey, whether loss or gain. The fact that they are easily accessed on your phone makes it feel like you have a personal nutritionist in your pocket. It is also a lot faster to track your weight while running around for your wedding errands. You can use them to calculate calorie intake per day, get workout routines suggestions, and even get healthy take-out food suggestions in your area when you’re too busy to cook. Some apps even allow you to scan the barcode on any item to get its nutrition facts and decide whether it’s good for your diet.
2. The Scale
The scale is the original weight tracking method, and it’s still one of the most reliable. Many people don’t recommend it because it gives fluctuating readings each day, but that’s only when you don’t invest in a high-quality scale because it calculates the exact amount of body fat, and some devices even calculate muscle mass, bone mass, body water, and BMI. To track your weight using a scale, you must know how to use it correctly. For example, weigh yourself only once a week, not every day, and definitely not several times a day. Do your weigh-ins in the morning so it won’t get affected by anything you’ve eaten and still haven’t properly digested.
3. Food Journal
This is one of the most underrated ways used to track your weight loss or gain journey, but it has always proved efficient. Whether you do it on your phone, computer, or a regular notepad, keeping a food journal will go a long way in keeping tabs on your weight before your wedding. All you have to do is jot down what you eat daily to calculate calorie intake accurately and pay attention to your eating choices. Many people forget about the little snacks they eat that could affect reaching their weight goal, but a food journal will keep you on top of things.
4. Body Measurements
Taking body measurements is one of the most accurate ways you can track your weight before your big day. It’s even better integrated with the scale if, for example, your lost body fat is replaced with muscle mass, the number on the scale would be the same, but your body measurements will drastically differ. To track body fat loss or gain, measure your biceps, hips, thighs, and waist-to-hip ratio before starting a new diet. As you progress, re-take the measurements weekly or monthly.
5. How Your Clothes Fit
If you’re juggling a dozen things in your life alongside planning for your wedding, you might not have the time or energy to invest in tracking your weight actively. In this case, your only go-to would be to be aware of the way your clothes fit every day. It’s the closest thing to taking measurements, and it will still help you notice whether you are making progress towards your weight goal.
Just pay attention to how your jeans are either starting to loosen or tighten around the waist and thighs. Check if your blouses or jackets feel a bit snug or are more comfortable to wear and move around in. Of course, the biggest determiner would be during your wedding dress fittings, where you’ll definitely tell if you’ve lost or gained weight between fittings.
There you have, it doesn’t get easier than this when it comes to keeping tabs on your weight in the midst of planning your wedding. Whether you are trying to lose or gain weight, the most important thing to remember is to do it healthily so you won’t look exhausted or malnourished on the big day. Aiming to reach your weight goal but still maintain that wedding glow only comes from proper nutrition and sleep. Remember, no matter what, you’ll still be a beautiful bride in the eyes of those who love you.