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What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat On Your Wedding Day

What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat On Your Wedding Day

As you rush between all the millions of things to do on your wedding day, you might forget about one of your most important tasks “Eating”. What you eat has a huge effect on how you feel, both physically and emotionally. Forgetting to eat or eating the wrong foods can amplify your stress on your special day. Avoid food-related problems by taking note of these important tips about eating on your wedding day.

1. Plan for Meals and Snacks Ahead of Time
·If you don’t plan when you’re going to eat, you’re not going to have time for eating at all. When it’s finally time for your wedding dinner, you might feel dehydrated and stressed.
·Make sure you block out time for eating as you create a schedule of what you’ll be doing throughout the day.
·Breakfast:It’s still the most important meal of the day, even on your wedding day, so start out with a filling breakfast in the morning such as eggs, fruit smoothies, oatmeal, Greek yogurt with granola or a small whole grain bagel with light cream cheese. Make sure that your breakfast contains protein and nutrients that keep you full for hours without feeling bloated. On the other hand, cereal and pastries might give you an initial burst of energy, but that energy won’t last long.
·Snacks:It’s also important to pack filling snacks such as veggies, nuts, and protein bars. You can eat these snacks as needed throughout the day.
·Water:To stay glowing drink plenty of water and eat water-filled foods like watermelon, cucumber and citrus to avoid dehydration.

2. Choose a Familiar Wedding Menu
·You might be tempted to select exotic foods, but you don’t know if these foods will agree with you. Your wedding day is not the ideal time to get sick, especially if it’s outdoors.
·Beans, bread, and dairy products are more likely to cause bloating than meat and vegetables, so avoid eating too many of these foods that can make you feel uncomfortable in your wedding dress.
·Meet with your caterer ahead of time to sample potential menu options that will work best for you.

3. Eat with your guests
·Whenever your guests are eating, you should be eating.
·Even a few bites can help keep you dancing the night away.

4. Preserve Your Clothes While You Eat
·One spill during dinner can do a lot of damage to your wedding dress.
·Avoid damage by wearing a bib or covering over your dress.
·Avoid foods that are more likely to spill, such as dressings and dips.
·Drink with a straw.
·Just in case, make sure to bring a stain remover.

Christelle Bedrossian
Dietitian-Nutritionist
Beirut, Lebanon

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