Dr Blossom Kochhar’s Pre-Wedding Diet Plan for Brides
It’s a special time of the year – especially, for all the brides-to-be awaiting their big wedding day. Dr Blossom Kochhar – Founder & Chairperson of the Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies institutionalized’, talks about the importance of a good diet and adequate exercise during the pre-bridal period.
The excitement and stress to begin a new life with a new set of people can take a toll on the bride’s skin and health. The wedding dress that won’t fit a day prior and that pesky pimple out of nowhere are the worst nightmares to have. With all eyes on the bride, she would want to look nothing less than a queen for the celebrations. However, a good figure and glowing skin cannot come to her in a day. She needs to plan in advance and follow a healthy lifestyle to look flawless on her D-day.
I would advise any bride-to-be to drink warm water every morning. This will start the detoxification process. Before starting the day, drink one litre of water. Add to this a few slices of lemon and continue drinking that water. This will help you reduce the alkaline content in your system.
There are various food items that can aid your skin to glow. Remember to add an adequate quantity of fruits and vegetables to your daily diets, such as watermelon, grapefruit, lettuce and broccoli to hydrate the skin. Fresh fruit juices will aid the process. Also, include dried fruits like figs and dates and nuts like almonds too. It is best to follow a light vegetarian diet and avoid eating junk food for breakfast. Eat a bowl of sprouts with egg whites.
At night follow a light diet. A glass of milk with one or two saffron strands will also help the skin become smooth. However, completely avoid eating dairy, chocolates, oily food if at all you are suffering from pimple outbursts. Avoid eating food/vegetables/fruits that you are allergic to.
Add foods that will mineralize your system. Along with fruits and vegetables, have sprouts and paneer too. You can also eat brown bread or rotis with the vegetables. Ensure that your chicken and fish is grilled or in salads. Combine it with vegetables to make sure that it is easier for digestion. Eat six light meals in a day, instead of three heavy ones.
Remember to go for a morning walk when the air is fresh; this does wonders to your body and skin. Regular walking and exercise will get your blood circulation going and will also keep the body toned and fit. Nothing can substitute for an outdoor walk. Also, do some light exercise, after the walk. While doing the work-outs pay some special attention to your problem areas to keep them toned.
Continue with the morning walk/exercise routine, while increasing your focus on problem areas or areas that you want toned. Exercise brings about suppleness in the body which makes you feel good. Any walk/ exercise routine has to be done at a steady pace for at least 40 minutes for it to start working on you.