EMMY ROSSUM'S WEDDING DAY WELLNESS GUIDE
The Chalkboard Mag recently linked up with actress Emmy Rossum never fails to look nothing short of amazing, and excelled her normal glamour glow even more than normal on her wedding day. She gives her pre-big day wellness tips, a helpful guide for how to look and feel amazing on the day of your wedding.
CUT THE COFFEE
Limit caffeine on the day. When nerves and adrenaline are high, one comforting cup of coffee is enough. Instead, focus on hydrating with water throughout the morning whilst you get ready.
DRINK LEMON WATER
Hydrate with enzyme-rich water. Adding cucumber and or lemon to your water will help your body to stay hydrated and encourage urination to prevent water retention and swelling on the day of your wedding and leading up.
AVOID FOODS THAT BLOAT
Steer clear of cheese, gluten and any white or empty carbohydrates for ten days before your wedding; all of these will make you bloat. For breakfast on the big day, go for a fructose-free smoothie made of protein, fat and fibre to balance blood sugar and turning down hunger hormones. Why fructose-free? Fructose feeds gut bacteria that can contribute to bloat. Not to mention, fructose is metabolised in the liver and if you plan to drink alcohol it’s best to give your live a break. Added fibre from chia of 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.
TAKE YOUR ENZYMES
Take an enzyme supplement before your morning smoothies and lunch to support your body in breaking down the macronutrients in your meal and to help easily convert your food to energy. An added bonus: taking enzymes can reduce bloating.
DON'T FORGET TO ACTUALLY EAT
With so much going on, it’s easy to forget food all together and might end up more frazzled – or tipsier – than you want. 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. A high-protein, high-fat lunch will keep your blood sugar balanced and help prevent a hangover.
If you want to toast/drink alcohol whilst you get ready, consider low-sugar options such as vodka or silver tequila with double soda water instead of champagne.