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Staying Healthy for your Special Day

Deanna Trask, RHN
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One of the most exciting times in your life

can also be one of the most stressful. This stress can have an effect on your wellbeing and your body image. You forget to eat, or you’re too busy running around trying to make everything perfect that your health takes a back seat. Or perhaps you decide you want to lose some weight to fit into that dress. Crash diets are everywhere, and they even market them to the new bride! Forget that…. your hormones will thank you.

You are beautiful just as you are

Finding balance throughout the planning stages will ensure that you enjoy the big day and your new life together. Enjoy healthy whole foods that nourish your body. In times of stress, our body can become depleted of certain nutrients. Be sure to fuel your body with a wide variety of fresh and local foods. Skip the junk foods and diet snacks. Maintain your healthy sleep habits. Sleep is the body’s time to rest and repair. You will look fresh and feel rejuvenated.


Drink enough water! Your skin will thank you, and you will feel better for it. Aim to get half your body weight in ounces daily. One of the most overlooked health tips is drinking enough water. Every part of your body requires water, and it also supports the body’s natural detoxification pathways. Add a little lemon to your water for added benefits.

Stick to the basics

Find time to exercise, bike ride, walk, do some yoga. Exercise releases endorphins that make us feel good. It is also a great way to leave the stress behind.

Stick to the basics. Fuel your body, you can’t run on empty. You will be able to enjoy your big day so much better if you are well nourished and well rested.