Most guests don’t consider this as part of their ‘wedding breakfast’, but they should! According to US research, almost two-fifths of American couples include pancakes as part of what they have for breakfast before marriage. It’s also common to eat eggs, bacon, or sausage at some stage in the morning too.
Studies show that eating breakfast helps you control your weight. Most people eat for pleasure not hunger; therefore, making time for breakfast is important. You’ll also feel full longer which can help prevent hungry feelings during the day. Protein and fiber are two essential ingredients in any healthy breakfast. They go through digestion very quickly but they make up for it by acting as “fillers” so your stomach doesn’t grow empty too soon.
On the morning before you get married, it’s important to keep your carbohydrate intake very low until the early evening. Don’t stop altogether, but reduce your daily carb consumption to between 20–50 grams (0.5–1 oz) – less than half a cup—until about 8 pm. After this time, your body will have stored any carbs you’ve eaten as fat, so by keeping your carbs limited you’ll avoid pushing your body into ketosis, which is an unhealthy state where your body gets most of its energy from breaking down fats instead of sugars.
On sun-drenched spring mornings, fill your belly with breakfast foods rich in vitamin D. Eggs, fish like salmon and trout, or fortified milk (in the US) all contain small amounts of vitamin D. However, those vitamins are best absorbed when eaten separately from meals called “meals”. It’s recommended that you eat most meals dry, at room temperature, while working out. Working out? Here are 9 easy ways to get more vitamin D from food.
Did you know that 95% of what you eat is discarded within two hours? And that most people get little more than 50% of their daily vitamin requirements from food? It’s true, which means there’s no reason to limit yourself when it comes to breakfast! Go for it; these foods are good for you.
Sickness is often accompanied by nausea and loss of appetite. However, if you’re nauseous or hungry, there are ways to get fuel into your system that may help you recover. If you aren’t eating because you’re feeling ill, you can supplement with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA). These are found in supplements and foods like meat and fish. BCAA supplements have been shown to reduce symptoms of sickness such as vomiting and diarrhea. In fact, one study found that administering BCAA twice a day for two days reduced nausea and improved diet-related quality of life.
Most people recommend eating more foods from the “good fats” category daily, such as olive oil, canola oil, nuts, seeds, fish like salmon or tuna, avocados, olives, and raw dairy. These items should form part of your diet regardless of whether you are planning a wedding or not. Many argue that these foods contain nutrients (such as omega-3s) that help keep your skin healthy and strong, which reduces the risk of many chronic diseases. Hence, while we suggest limiting fried food, biscuits, cakes, chocolates, and other junk foods, we also encourage you to include small amounts of fatty foods in your diet. Eating lots of vegetables and protein is important too, but all too often they are served alongside meat and potatoes. Never feel pressured to eat.
Most wedding invitations list a host of meal options, from appetizers to dessert and beyond. But what about breakfast? Here is a guide to get you thinking about eating something special before your ceremony.