A Muslim Bride’s Guide to Eating Right a Month before your Wedding

Getting into shape is often on the Muslim bride’s checklist for the wedding. Given the kebabs and shormas, Muslim brides need to fight extra temptation than the others.

Here are a few tips to get rid of your love handles and look like a super model on your big day.

Plan a regime

Eating right does not just help fight the extra calories but is also essential to keep your skin glowing for the big day of your Muslim matrimony celebrations. To start with draw a detailed plan listing out the food you need to consume and the junk that you have to avoid. Make sure your fitness plan has some place allotted for a regular exercise routine such yoga, morning walks and so on.

Say no to crash diets

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Crash diets that promise shedding of 5- 10 kilos may be tempting but healthy weight loss does not work that way. These diets may produce the desired results but come with a lot of side effects such as fatigue, weakening of the joints, low blood pressure levels and so on. Crash diets make you look exhausted and easily steal away the natural glow from your skin.

Embrace nature’s ingredients

Nature’s ingredients such as fruits and vegetables are a Muslim bride’s best friends. Pile up on the fruit and vegetable intake before your wedding. Fruits and vegetables come with zero calories and have all the nutrients required for a healthy skin and mane. Cook them, boil them or eat them raw, veggies taken in any form are a vital boost to your health.

Avoid eating outside

Home cooked food is the healthiest food in the whole wide world. While Muslim matrimony treats and dinner dates with your fiancé are quite common before the big day, opt for eating “ghar ka khana” as much as you can.

The smart snacks

Hunger pangs come uninvited and we often yield to the temptation without much thought to the health factors. But a bride-to-be needs to practice extra care while choosing her mid day snacks. Replace your coffee with a glass of fresh juice, avoid the pani puri and instead opt for the salad bowl. These small changes in diet go a long way in shedding those extra pounds.

Choose your desserts with care

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Desserts are often the culprits that stop us from maintaining a healthy diet. Desserts are loaded with high fat and high sugar content thus contributing drastically to weight gain. It is a good idea to keep away from desserts at least one month prior to your wedding. However if you think your sweet tooth will get the better of you, then practice some caution while choosing your desserts. For instance, an oatmeal cookie with fruit jam will be a better choice than a chocolate truffle cake.

Finally, well hydrated skin looks best and feels the best. Drink a minimum of eight glasses of water every day. Cut out on dehydrating foods like caffeine, aerated drinks and deep fried snacks. Fresh juices and healthy soups can also be accounted into the everyday water intake.

 

Complement the beautiful bride with the right Groom Attire

Wedding attires are often influenced not just by fashion but by the decorum and tradition of the culture. But what you must remember is that your “happiest” day must also be your “best-dressed” day!

While the world is talking about putting together the right ensemble for the bride, we bring together some exclusive tips for the grooms on how to complement their beautiful bride on the big day.

Work together!

It is the first day of portraying yourself as a couple to the world and you do not want to miss this great opportunity. Plan your attire with your girl and get some external help to ensure your choice of colours and dress types are singing in harmony.  For instance if the bride chooses to wear a knee length semi formal dress, a black tuxedo would look out of the order. Instead choose a cotton suit in pastel shades and match it up with a floral-patterned tie.

The right fit is always the hit!

Christian matrimonyEven the most expensive suit will not look appealing if the fit is wrong. Custom tailored suits are available for both purchasing and renting. Ensure the suit allows sufficient mobility and has fine elegant cuts. The collar must set in with no bulges and accommodate the tie perfectly. The jacket must run lower than the waist and the vents along the bottom line must not pull up while sitting. The pant must feel and look comfortable in all postures.

The choice of shirt

A plain white shirt is often the safest choice for a Christian matrimony celebration. Grooms can try patterns or other lighter shades of off-white or blue only if they are certain that it matches with the bride’s attire. A strong recommendation from the “profusely-sweating-clan” of men is that an undershirt often helps in keeping you more protected and comfortable.

Matching the wedding vibe

The most important factor is deciding your wedding attire must be the time and type of your wedding. Day time weddings often seem to pose a more casual ambience than the ballroom weddings in the evening. For a more casual look choose lighter shades and fabrics. If it is the typical formal wedding, a black tuxedo must do the job. Grooms can also choose other dark shades of blue and brown and match it with a formal tie and bow.

Get your accessories right

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Men often lose points when it comes to choosing the right accessories. Choice of your wedding day accessories are a way letting out inklings about your underlying personality. Try a new shade of vest, spice it up with contemporary silver cuff links or wear a tie with a unique pattern. For the shoes, make sure they match your belt and the fabric of your suit. Shoes must be well polished and fit properly.

Remember there are no rules on your wedding day. Tuck in the tradition and blend it with your style and stand there with the confidence of Hercules! You most certainly have our blessings!