“What’s the best wedding diet?”
If I had a quarter for every time I got asked “What’s the best wedding diet for fat loss”, I’d have enough quarters to play Pac-Man from level one until completion after getting game over like 40 times, and still have plenty of quarters left for gum balls and laundry…..
For my entire family..
For a month
So yes, I hear it a lot, but I understand why.
Nutrition is a very confusing topic and seemingly new things emerge on a consistent basis.
Keto, Paleo, Atkins(banana fana fo fa fatkins)
Quinoa, bone broth, kombucha, matcha.
So many diets, so many options, so little time.
“Now there’s a such thing as SUPERFOODS? So it IS food… But better? ‘Super’ implies regular foods, are those not labelled super lacking something?. So are my regular foods enough? Am I still able to get to my goals on a non-superfood diet? Am I doing damage by eating my regular food? Is the best wedding diet comprised solely of superfoods?”
Did you make up a scenario like the one above in your head?
With information like this, it’s hard to grasp onto something that 1.) is fact and will help, and 2.) that you can realistically sink your teeth into long term.
And that’s another important factor to a successful diet, it needs to be something you can consistently follow.
If you can’t stick to something, you won’t see results. It’s that simple.
Just as you were consistently dating someone and are now engaged, your eating and healthy living habits need to walk on down that same aisle.
If you eat 2 healthy meals, you can’t expect to get to your desired end goal instantly, right?
On the same ticket, you didn’t just go on a 2 dates and say “yup, we getting married”, right?
You consistently saw them and spent time together.
You consistently put in effort to cultivate your relationship and a bond.
And overtime, you got engaged.
Same thing with diets.
Eating those healthy meals, taking care of your body with exercise, and other habits overtime is what gets you to the end goal.
But let me let you in on a secret….
I hate diets.
Let me just say that diets DO encourage you to have adequate amounts of proteins, carbs, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables.
But that’s really it.
Those are what I call obvious rules.
I’m sure your partner treats you with respect, values you, provides undying support, love, affection and makes you feel like a million dollar bill. That’s also obvious in the confines of a relationship, right?
So where things fall apart both in relationships and diets after obvious rules are presented is what’s put into practice.
Diets are mechanisms that encourage you to remain in a caloric deficit by restricting food intake and variety. They also have a laughably low rate of success.
- Deprive you of what you want.
You know your favorite meal/indulgence? Yeah, you’re not allowed to have it.
- Don’t teach skills.
You need to eat every x hours but you need to stay late at the office.. What do you do to make the best decision on the fly? (They also don’t work with your schedule or take into account any last minute changes or adaptations.)
- Are NOT sustainable long term.
When you drastically cut calories to stay in a deficit, not only do you likely get grumpy and want to punch the first person who looks at you funny in the face, you also change your metabolism. This change will alter how your body regulates fat loss(or gain).
Cutting too many calories too quickly will cause your metabolism to become resistant to weight loss and you’ll lose more muscle than fat while in that deficit.
So if diets suck, what’s the best wedding diet?
I’m gonna let you in on another secret
There is no BEST wedding diet…
Unfortunately, people are too unique and fluid to be expected to stay in a box with unflinchingly rigid guidelines.
But that’s not to say there isn’t something you can do! You can practice what I call “Nourishing Nutrition”, which is pillar 2 in The Best Badass Bride Blueprint.
Let’s go back to how the best wedding diet parallels your relationship.
You’re engaged to your partner and as much as you love them, they come with rather annoying idiosyncrasies.
They might make weird animal noises and sounds for fun in a time you want quiet.
A hobby of theirs could very well be “to annoy you”.
They may work too much.
Or possibly have a laugh that makes you look around and pretend like you don’t know them cause HOLY SHIT, THAT’S A STRANGE LAUGH.
You might think “your jokes are SO corny lol why do I love you?”
Their quirks are literally endless but the point is,
They could be so off-putting to someone else, but be the best fit for you.
You can say the key to a successful relationship is the formula for the best wedding diet.
A diet(and relationship) that
-is easily sustainable long term
-Doesn’t deprive you of what you really want and need and values your preferences
-works with you and all that comes with you, and
-you’re not constantly second-guessing if you’re doing things right
Diets are inherently flawed for reasons listed above.
If something is broken from the start, it won’t work no matter your best efforts.
You don’t enter relationships that are DOOMED from the start.
So pick what works best for you.
What are your favorite proteins, carbs, fats and fruits/vegetables?
Eat them in the proper amounts consistently and overtime you will accomplish your healthy living goal(s).
That my friend, is the best wedding diet.
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