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Beat the Bloat, Blah and Discoloration: 10 Foods and Drinks to Avoid Pre-Wedding


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Starches
Avoid starchy foods; eating them may affect how snug your dress fits.
Avoid starchy foods; eating them may affect how snug your dress fits.
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Before you reach for the bread basket at your rehearsal dinner, consider this: Foods high in carbohydrates can give you intestinal gas, especially bread and cereal. Other starchy foods, such as corn, potatoes and pasta can be equally as tough on your digestive tract, and if you over-indulge, the added calories will go straight to your hips.

Limit your intake of starchy foods throughout your engagement, especially one to two days before your wedding takes place. When your body craves a bread or pasta, choose a cup of brown rice instead. This particular starch is a good source of many B vitamins, magnesium, and won't leave you with gas or belly pain.