Here's What You Should Actually Eat on Your Wedding Day

No one wants to spend their big day fighting bloat, indigestion, or gas. But, skipping meals or forgetting to eat can cause a host of unwelcome problems, too (and you might end up tipsier than you first expected). So, what's a bride to do? This sample pre-dinner wedding day menu will help you feel calm, nourished, and beautiful.The #bewellsmoothie formula guarantees to nourish your body with what it needs while turning down hunger hormones, keeping you satisfied for hours, and limiting excessive sugar. Why fructose-free? Fructose feeds gut bacteria that can contribute to bloat. 
Not to mention, fructose is metabolized in the liver and if you plan to drink alcohol it’s best to give your liver a break. This liquid protein, fat, and fiber based meal is easy to digest and quickly balances blood sugar. The added fiber (chia or flax) helps ensure you have a BM before you slip into your dress and slows the absorption of glucose to prevent a blood sugar roller coaster. 

LUNCH: #BWBKFAB4 Omega 3 Rich Meal 

Nourishing your body with essential omega-3 fatty acids and protein prior to a night of drinking can help slow the absorption of ethanol into the circulatory system to avoid being a super tipsy bride. Choose a fatty fish like salmon over easy to digest greens like spinach or mixed greens, with half of an avocado and lemon juice or avocado oil for dressing. If you don’t like salmon, consider a cheese free lettuce wrapped bison burger with avocado. Either way, a high-protein high-fat lunch will keep your blood sugar balanced and help prevent a hangover

MORE QUICK TIPS: Coffee.

 Limit caffeine! When nerves and adrenaline are high, one comforting cup of coffee is enough. Focus on hydrating with water throughout the morning while you get ready instead. Enzymes. Take an enzyme supplement before your #bewellsmoothie and #bwbkfab4 lunch which will support your body to breakdown the macronutrients in your meal and help to easily convert your food to energy. An added bonus is that taking enzymes can reduce bloating! 

Water.

 Hydrate with enzyme rich water! Adding cucumber or lemon to your water will help your body to stay hydrated and encourage urination to prevent fluid retention and swelling.

Alcohol.

 If you want to toast or drink alcohol while you are getting ready, consider low sugar options such as vodka or silver tequila with double soda water instead of champagne. 

Allergens and offenders.

 Steer clear of cheese, gluten, and any white or empty carbohydrates. They will make you bloat (yikes)!   
About the author
Kelly LeVeque is an NSCA-certified personal trainer, Holistic Nutritionist, and Health Coach hailing from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Having studied with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts, including Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Deepak Chopra, her nutritional know-how and wellness savvy make her a Lover.ly Featured Expert.