Most of my friends put on a few pounds after they got married. Different factors caused each person to gain a bit of weight once the wedding was over and done with. If you are looking for ways to keep the extra pounds off, then take a look at the following tips. Here are 8 way to prevent post wedding weight gain.
8. Don't Eat for Two
If you plan on having kids once you get married, remember that you don't really have to eat for two people. The baby obtains nutrients from what you eat, so you don't necessarily have to change your current diet, as long as it's a healthy one already. By not gaining an excessive amount of weight during your pregnancy, you'll be able to get back to your previous weight a lot quicker if you don't gain a lot of excess weight.
7. Keep Track of Your Health
Becoming depressed, over-worked, or trying to cope with stressful situations can all cause weight gain. Sometimes marriage turns out to be a harder arrangement than some people anticipate. Keep yourself healthy and happy and see a doctor when necessary. It's can be way to easy to slip into a lifestyle that causes you to forget about what you need to do to remain healthy.
6. Don’t Get Too Cozy
Forgetting about your appearance and donning a pair of sweats all day can allow you to unknowingly put on a few pounds. Sweat pants might be comfy, but they won't clue you in to the fact that you are gaining weight until it's too late. Not too late in the sense that you can't do anything about it because you can, but too late to realize how much you've actually gained until you try to put on your favorite pair of pants and can't! Before people get married they care a lot more about their appearance. Once they finally tie the knot, they tend to care less about trying to attract the other person anymore. They get cozy with the other person and try less to impress them.
5. Cook at Home
Sure it's easy and fun to eat out once and a while, but it can be a bit too easy. Cooking at home will keep you from eating too many fast food meals. Eating food that you know is healthy will help you to keep in much better shape than you would be if you ate out at restaurants all the time.
4. Don’t Pick up Bad Habits
Maybe you married someone whose favorite pastime is sitting on the couch. Your spouse might be able to keep trim by working out excessively at the gym. However, if you decide to become a couch potato too, but dis the idea of working out at the local fitness center, there's bound to be at least a few pounds gained.
3. Stay Busy
The moment you change from being an extremely active person to a non-active one, weight gain is inevitable. Take up tennis, start gardening, or begin a walking regimen that will keep you in shape. The more active you can be, the less likely you will be to gain weight.
2. Pay Attention to Your Diet
Don't start eating a bunch of junk food or fatty foods, just because you feel the need to indulge a bit. Eating healthy meals is necessary to make sure you are getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function properly. Eat regular meals that are portioned appropriately and you should have all the nutrients you need.
1. Exercise with Your Spouse
It isn't only one person who tends to gain weight after the wedding. There is usually some weight gain had by both husband and wife. Start exercising together and see if you can help one another keep track of each other's weight and fitness level. Plus, it's more fun to exercise with a partner than alone.
From this list of 8 ways to prevent post wedding weight gain, which one do you find to be the most helpful? I find that even when I have to force myself to get outside and walk the dog, I do feel much healthier. Please feel free to add any tips you have for avoiding weight gain after marriage.
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