Weddings are blast but they can also throw a serious wrench into our nutrition plans if we aren’t careful. This is obviously a fairly quick “how to” so if you have any specific questions please feel free to ask in the comments or shoot us a DM (did you know we actually read and answer all our DMs?!)
First things first. You need to decide what kind of experience you are “OK” with. If you decide you want to let “Footloose” and take a break from your regularly planned nutrition programming, then, by all means, put on your best outfit, dancing shoes and have it. We aren’t here to judge (unless an unfortunate video of your dance moves ends up on social media). Moral of the story, be “OK” with having fun and be “OK” with the consequences.
????Rules of Engagement:
Bank some calories for dinner and drinks and PLAN IT IN @myfitnesspal . MFP lets you do a “quick add” so you don’t need to worry about exact macros or searching for a food that “might” work. You’ll need to estimate here and be OK with it. A typical wedding dinner + cake + drinks can run you anywhere from 800- 1000kcal (125c/50f/20p). Swipe for a few examples of how we would estimate and plan for this.
????????Keep breakfast and lunch “lighter”. Focus on protein and veggies as you’ll want to save your carbs and fats for dinner, drinks and possibly dessert.
????????Have a snack before the ceremony or in-between the ceremony and reception. If you love food don’t make the mistake of holding off to long before dinner and risk letting your hangry monster crash the party.
✌????Decide on a drink limit and stick to it. How will you stick to it? Ask a friend, your date or anyone who looks reliable to help you out. There’s no shame in asking for some support. If you feel social pressure just remember you’re an adult and it’s ok to say no. Also, be fun. No cares if you aren’t drunk if you are still fun.
???? Hydrate. Yes you’ll need to pee more, but you’ll thank yourself in the morning. Practice 1 glass of water for every 1 drink at the very minimum.
????????????Dance. It’s the most fun way to get your steps in. Bonus: blood flow helps dramatically with digestion????????