My Wedding Day Is Almost Here! Stress Much???

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Every leading man will have his day in emotional court…. This being said, let’s take a few minutes to imagine the stress of any groom for his big day of nuptials.

Proposing to his “Wonder Woman” would more than likely prove a gentleman’s biggest fear, especially whilst trying to weather the storm and get her to say, “Yes, I will marry you!!!!!”

Now the dust has settled and the ring is sized, wedding planning starts to take form—consuming your lives accompanied by heightened anxiety. A smart bride-to-be will give her partner his to-do list for the wedding. Not only will this help their event, it gives a healthy balance for them both. More often than not, his job will be to secure venue for the reception, book DJ and travel for the honeymoon, and simply show up to the wedding with his boys. Funny enough, this will sometimes prove to be too much on his plate. So be smarter and create daily eating habits to keep you both focused.

The nuptial countdown leading to the final bow has begun therefore it is important to add Power-Foods to his diet.

Here are 5 LoveJones tips to keep you energized and focused:

1. Eat lots of anti-inflammatory foods – Dark Chocolate, Walnuts, Ginger, Salmon, Tuna, Kale, Black Rice, Beets, Bell Pepper, Tomatoes and Garlic.
2. Substitute dairy for non-soy foods – Coconut or Almond based.
3. Reduce GMOs (Corn Based), Wheat (Gluten), Soy and added Sugars.
4. Drink 10 glasses of water per day.

5. Meditate 10 minutes; exercise 20 minutes daily.

You can also take it a step further and try this wonderful Wedding Cake flavour profile following this theory:

Almonds: Omega-3s help the body maintain a lower blood pressure.

Strawberries: High in magnesium; reduces anxiety.

Kiwi: High in Vitamin C; reduces stress hormone levels.

Dark Chocolate: Studies show that regular consumption of a modest amount of dark chocolate can help reduce anxiety.

 

Almond Layer Cake, Strawberry-Kiwi Butter-Cream and Dark Chocolate.  By Chef R. LoveJones

Favorite Books:

Zest, by Michele Cranston; Practical Paleo, by Diane Sanfilippo; The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free, by Karen Morgan

 

 

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