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Getting Wedding Ready

June 9, 2010

We know that every bride wants to look better than ever on her big day – those pictures really do last a lifetime, so why not look your best?!  However, freaking out the month before the wedding and going on a crash diet that involves drinking nothing but carrot juice is not the way to go.  Any pounds you shed will undoubtedly come back as an unexpected honeymoon surprise, and more importantly all that carrot juice could turn your skin orange and leave you feeling exhausted!  Years later, when your kids are looking at your wedding photos, you don’t want them asking, “Mommy, who is the orange skinned lady passed out in her cake?”

Luckily, there are easier ways to make sure you will look and feel your best on your wedding day.  Rather than crash dieting we recommend thinking of your wedding as a great incentive to make sure you are taking good care of yourself and living a happy and healthy lifestyle.  It is a time to pamper yourself more than ever, and what a better way to start married life than as the best version of you?  When you are planning for the big event, be sure that you schedule in time for yourself.  Find an exercise class you love, eat foods that are healthy, and treat yourself to a massage or weekend at a spa with your best girls.

If you want to take it a step further, doing a cleanse is a great way to rid your body of toxins and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.  Again, we definitely would not recommend doing this a week or a month before the wedding; getting started 6 months before is ideal.  One cleansing regimen that we particularly like is the Blue Print Cleanse.  This innovative program can be ordered online and is delivered right to your door.  You can choose from all fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juices or a combination of the juices and raw food for dinner.  They have three cleansing levels with the most intense aptly named “excavation.”  While anyone can order the BPC, they have special bridal packages that can be tailored to your schedule and commitment level.

Another way to go is sticking to a diet consisting only of raw foods (i.e. vegan, no processed foods, etc.). Preparing raw foods at home can be time consuming so there are a number of places that will do the work for you.  Here in Chicago, we love  Karyn’s, which provides not only raw foods, but lifestyle classes and a holistic spa.  In Los Angeles, we love Leaf Cuisine, which provides all raw, organic food.  Whatever you choose, the goal is to look and feel your best – and enjoy yourself along the way!

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