As wedding planners, we are always asked by brides, and their bridal parties alike, how to beat bloating before walking down the aisle. So, we’ve asked our favorite Nutrition and Wellness coach, Liz Maida Fusaro from Happy to Health, for some great tips for your big day!  Thanks, Liz, for sharing some of your great advice!

We all know what it’s like to feel bloated – you feel sluggish, look puffy and it’s just not something you ever look forward to! There are some very simple steps you can take when it comes to your eating habits to help you say goodbye to that oh-so-not-attractive-or-fun B-word. Whether you’re a bride-to-be getting excited to go dress shopping for that PERFECT dress or for your walk down the aisle, follow these simple suggestions and you’ll be feeling your best in no time:

  • Consume less sodium: Minimize salt consumption because it causes the body to retain fluid, which ultimately leads to bloat. It’s as simple that! In the mood to eat something crunchy? Stay away from that bag of chips and reach for raw veggies.
  • Enjoy the “right” fruits: Even fruits, such as bananas and apples, have a large amount of fructose and can cause bloat. Since low fructose fruits are easier to digest, try reaching for those instead. Some low fructose fruits include berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.), grapes and melons.
  • Chew every last bite: Did you know digestion starts in your mouth? Chewing your food thoroughly can get rid of many issues associated with digestion. These programs include gas, bloating and heartburn. Chewing your food correctly is directly related to healthy eating!
  • Drink that H20: If you wake up every morning and drink a glass of room temperature water with a lemon, you will aid in digestion before you even start eating for the day. In addition, you’ll also hydrate your body after a night’s sleep, when your body is already dehydrated. Carbonated bevies or acidic drinks like coffee will only interfere with your healthier habits!

Want to learn more tips and tricks or how to work with Happy to Health? Feel free to reach out to us, or Liz directly.