DIET & HAIR:
Anyone will tell you that a bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, but crash dieting is not the way to go... It may in some cases give you instant results but think about all the damage it’s doing to your insides....especially your hair
Hair, which is nonessential, is deprived of the scarce nutrients, so it becomes thin, sparse, and lifeless. If you go on a crash diet or otherwise severely limit your calories, not only will your hair get thinner, but it may actually fall out in clumps — a condition called Telogen Effluvium- and over time, you can even develop bald patches. While diet is not the only cause of Telogen Effluvium - Weight loss, change in diet and stresses are all contributing factors.
Iron-deficiency anaemia is one of the most common causes of hair thinning in otherwise healthy women. It's most common in those who have heavy periods, although it can affect vegetarians and others who don’t eat red meat.
So here’s the best excuse for enjoying GOOD food: It can help you grow long, luxurious locks. Although the hair that grows from your head is dead (which is why it doesn’t hurt when you get a haircut), the living part of the hair — the hair follicle —is very much alive, and it reflects your overall health. If you’re not eating a healthy, balanced diet, your body will hoard every possible nutrient and direct it toward making the important stuff, like muscles, bones, and other tissues.
Hair is made of keratin, a type of protein, so be sure to eat plenty of protein, such as lean meat, chicken, and tofu. Eat iron-rich foods, such as red meat, shrimp, turkey, beans, and lentils, especially if you have heavy periods and avoid crash-dieting. If you’re losing a lot of hair (more than 50 to 100 hairs a day), see your doctor, who may test you for thyroid disease or other hormonal imbalances that can lead to hair loss.
So make sure with all stress that comes with planning your wedding and you trying to look your best–A balanced diet and regular exercise is always the best way to go by thinking about what you are putting into your body it always shows on the outside!!
Great tips and ideas from Grace Josie and Genna