Guest Feature by Taylor Magil of Fresh n Fit Cuisine
Spring is here and with the dawn of Spring comes the beginning of wedding season! When you’re getting married, you want to look fabulous in your dress and chances are toning up or eating healthier is on your mind. Don’t settle for crash diets and freeze dried “diet food” entrees. Instead, making small, subtle changes in your health routine and eating habits can have huge impacts on your overall health and happiness! First, let us share 3 easy to follow tips for how you can be a healthy bride!
(Healthy) Fat makes you beautiful:
Every food does NOT have to be fat-free to be considered healthy. Fish, avocado, and nuts are just a few of the foods with healthy fats that keep your body fueled up and ready for an intense day of dress shopping! Be sure you’re eating enough calories, adequate protein, but especially enough healthy fat. Fat is one of the major things that keeps your hair shiny and strong and your skin soft. Be choosy with your fats and make them work for you. Replace mayo with avocado and pick nuts to snack on over oily snack crackers. Skip butter in baked goods and use Greek yogurt instead. Need to sauté something? Definitely go for the olive oil over the butter or lard. Your skin, hair and arteries will thank you!
Color your plate green:
You’ve heard leafy green vegetables are always your best bet for a healthy food! They have tons of fiber to keep you full and focused, plus a ton of important antioxidants, vitamins and minerals for your body. If you're a green beginner, add spinach to a smoothie or finely chop and add to eggs in the morning. Craving something crunchy? Kale chips are your best bet and super simple to make!
Eat more, not less:
We know, it seems counterintuitive, but trust us! You may need to eat more, not less! If you're someone who has cut way back on calories, you may be actually causing your body to plateau in weight loss. Our 'lizard brain' tells us that without adequate daily energy, we need to store every calorie in case of complete starvation. But it's not just eating more calories. For those brides who feel like they're never full, it's all about eating more perceived volume (and in turn, fiber). For the same calories, you could have 1 whole cup of grapes instead of 1/4 cup of raisins. Or for breakfast, would you rather have one lousy bagel or eggs with chopped spinach, mushrooms, onion and tomatoes with a slice of whole wheat bread and a skim latte?
If you’re looking for balanced, fresh, and gourmet meals without the hassle of planning and cooking, try us out. We offer 5 different menus: healthy mix, low carb, gluten free, vegetarian, and paleo, plus a custom option where you can build your own menu from over 300 meal choices!
Just for being an Anya Bridal shopper, you qualify for a special 10% discount for you and your entire wedding party! Simply enter promo code ANYA10 at checkout!
Visit us online at www.freshnfitcuisine.com or call customer service at 678-208-0341.