It’s meant to be the happiest day of a woman’s life; not the hungriest.
Or the angriest, meanest, or even skinniest.
The whole wedding shredding trend is bad enough but when bridal stores are only stocking sample size 6, it’s sending a message of exclusion and quite possibly, poor health to their female clients.
A healthy woman should enter every bridal store with a spring in her step unlike the recent experience of my friend who was promptly told by the high street bridal store’s sales assistant that they couldn’t help her because the dress available to try would be too small.
It’s worth remembering that this is often the time in a woman’s life when health becomes even more important, with possible family plans on the near horizon so it’s not the time to crash diet and starve yourself.
It’s not good for the little humans you may plan and hope to bring into the world and it’s really not good for you either.
Women reach peak bone density when they’re 26 years old. The skeleton is fully grown at this age and your bone mass is as high as it will ever be, and the body is no longer able to deposit minerals into bones. The health of your bones at this point needs to be strong enough to sustain you over a very long life. From that age, it starts to deplete so the more you have in store, the better.
If you diet like crazy, it’s highly likely that you’ll be diagnosed with osteoporosis by the time you’re 50 and that is a truly debilitating disease. The fear and likelihood of fracturing bones can influence your travel choices, your lifestyle choices and be extremely restrictive.
Wedding shredding or any extreme diets for an event, a moment of panic or a search for a quick fix, can be so bad for your health.
Even with AstonRX, where the program lasts for 28 days, we see that as just a kickstart. It’s not meant to stop after 28 days and then you can go back to eating fries and burgers. Being healthy is for life, not for the months, weeks, or days before your wedding. It’s worth considering the consequences of not eating properly.
Besides, every bride wants to glow. I guarantee there’s no glow that comes with crash diets, starvation, and fatigue. It’s great health and fitness that brings the best glow of all.