Fit Bride, Cherie // Every Calorie is Not a War!

CHERIE-3I can honestly say, even though the wedding planning time is coming to a near end, there is still SO much to do. Every time I get to check off one to-do, about fifty more pop up; it's quite humorous! In the midst of planning chaos also comes the meal planning chaos. It would be absolutely insane for me to say that it's possible to stick to any type of strict meal plan throughout engagement (unless you're superwoman). Want to know why? Because theres no good reason to restrict yourself at your showers and other special wedding events. There's no good reason to break your neck over what to get at a restaurant. You need to remember to live while being engaged and remember, you'll still reach your goals with the right daily changes! Just yesterday, I came across this super great quote on Instagram that really set my mind straight when it came to this constant obsession over whether or not I'm eating perfect:

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Talk about convicting! Every now and then it feels good to be reminded that this adventure for a healthy lifestyle is not a war, but a journey. Rather than restrict yourself to the extreme, I thought I would come up with 5 food (eating) changes to make daily that will help the other choices fall right in line. Here are my five wedding-ready, body food habits that will help balance out your hectic days of planning.

SALAD FOR BREAKFAST. Wait what? Yep, I'm serious. Who says salad is only for lunch? Try putting a breakfast twist on your favorite green-lover concoction. A few ideas for ya: over easy egg, fresh fruit, yogurt dressings, and granola!

MINT WATER It's such a lovely reminder of warmer weather and it keeps your stomach calm in the midst of all of the stress. Try mixing in a bit of powdered drink mix.

BREAD IS NOT YOUR ENEMY I know the world teaches us that, ladies, but lets be real. Bread is an essential, nutritional item that when timed alongside your workouts, is used for fuel rather than stored for fat.

COFFEE/TEA, WHATEVER DOES YOUR HEART GOOD. Both have been proven to increase metabolism and control hunger. Jazz it up with a little bit of almond milk and some stevia.

SMALLER PLATES, SMALLER PORTIONS. I didn't say snack sized plates, but smaller plates during regular meals help control portions and signal your signs of satiety. Stay strong, sweet brides. You got this.

And remember, this is not a war...

What are your favorite healthy eating tricks that help you stick to eating right?

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