But seriously. It’s Just. Not. Worth It.
We all know that moment. It’s summer time. It’s two months until the big day. You’re bombarded by media on every front with headlines like “Slim Down Fast!” and “30 Minutes to Swimsuit Abs!” and other such nonsense. Meanwhile, you’re stressed about last minute wedding decisions (or, if you have a planner, I hope you are breezily dancing through your days!) and want to turn to comfort foods…
Should you choose to diet – or, as I prefer to say, choose a more nutritious lifestyle – it’s SO important to go about it in a healthy and conscientious manner. Binge dieting is extremely unhealthy, and ultimately bad for your body.
Developing healthy eating habits isn’t as confusing or as restrictive as many people imagine. The essential steps are to eat mostly foods derived from plants—vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes (beans, peas, lentils)—and cut back on highly processed foods (looking at you, maple syrup topped spaghetti with m+m’s!).
Whatever you do, be nice to your body and don’t be hard on yourself. You already love each other, and that’s what really matters.