Wedding season? 5 expert tips to avoid the bloated feeling

Roshini Gilbert

July 9, 2019

10 hours to go for the big fat Indian wedding that you just have to attend? If you’re struggling to feel great in that figure-hugging Anarkali or slim-fit sherwani, we’ve got help.

Five Healthify Me experts give you last-minute healthy tips that will help you avoid the bloated feeling and help you put your best foot forward as you head out of the door.

Alpa Momaya, Nutritionist

AlpaA common cause of bloating is dehydration. It may seem strange that lack of water can cause bloating, but the body tends to hold onto whatever water it can when it is starved of fluids. Ensure that you drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush out your system. Don’t forget to have a glass of warm water with lemon before and after the party to help your body naturally get rid of salty and oily food that’s a given at any party.

Sreemanth Desai, Fitness ExpertSreemanth Desai

Try to eat something small and simple such as a salad before you head for the party. This way, you will be able to make better decisions about what to eat at the wedding. If you arrive at a party starving, everything looks and smells delicious, leaving you vulnerable to unhealthy choices. This is a good habit to avoid junk food.

Roshini Gilbert, Fitness Trainer

RoshniI suggest you work out for a minimum of 45 minutes before you head out for the high-calorie dinner. This will keep your body in a high-calorie burn mode and help it touch all the yummy food and drinks that you are bound to consume. Stick to high protein choices when faced with a plethora of food. Healthy food habits will pay in the long run. And don’t forget to stay on your toes and dance the night away!

Pragya Bhatt, Yoga Instructorpragya

You can’t deflate in 5 minutes but you can be more accepting of yourself so that you can be the life of the party regardless of your size. I suggest a meditation session before heading out to get in a Zen state of mind.

Saravanan Hariram, Fitness trainer

sarvananDo strength training before you go to the wedding reception. Drink a glass of warm water or lemon water before you start feasting on protein-rich foods along with salads. Keep sipping on water – aim for 150-200ml of water for every 20 minutes of dancing.

Enjoy the wedding. And may it be a happily ever after!

About the Author

After a diligent workout plan helped her lose 30kg of post-pregnancy weight, chartered accountant Roshini Gilbert was inspired enough to go from tallying numbers to training others. Currently serving as VP, Fitness & Services, at HealthifyMe, Roshini has been certified by the American Council on Exercises (ACE) for functional fitness and specialises in postnatal weight loss, exercises for lower back pain, arthritis and osteoporosis. As part of her Rehab Trainer certification in Australia, Roshini has trained with reputed sports physiotherapist, Ulrik Larsen in corrective exercises and injury management. In HealthifyMe, she has found a collaborator with a common cause – making people fit to live life to the fullest.

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