Here at yorktest, we understand the stress wedding preparations can bring and the level of pressure you can put yourself under once you’ve booked your wedding date.
If you’re feeling under the weather and you can’t quite put your finger on it, we want to help. We were recently named Food Intolerance Company of the Year 2018 and we’re passionate about providing you with personalised information and support to optimise your diet and wellbeing.
Did you know symptoms of a food intolerance† are wide-ranging and could affect various aspects of your health? They could include skin issues, tiredness, digestive problems, like bloating, cramping and toilet trouble, to weight management – all of which could have the potential to interrupt your big day.
A message for the bride-to-be:
Your big day is around the corner! The lead-up to your wedding can feel surreal, especially when you see all your plans being brought to life. You may feel as though everything is falling into place and what’s left is to simply feel good inside. Is there something stopping you from feeling your best self?
Firstly, are you worried about the ‘wedding day bloat’? You’re not alone. With your wedding fast approaching, it’s natural to feel frustrated when your bloating makes an appearance during dress fittings or social gatherings.
You may even wish to shed some weight before the wedding. This is a common goal on a bride’s to-do list. However, this task can prove upsetting when you feel as though you’re doing everything right in terms of eating healthily and exercising regularly, but you’re not seeing a difference on the scales.
Then there’s skin issues! Suffering from acne, or skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can also put a dampener on your wedding spirits, especially if you find that your condition worsens through stress. Your makeup artist will know all the best tips and tricks for covering any skin concerns, but you still may feel self-conscious.
If you have already consulted with your GP over your symptoms, perhaps you need to take a closer look at your diet before the main day.
Don’t forget about your partner!
Your other half wants to feel their best on your wedding day, too. Both of you have put in all the time, effort and energy to make sure the day is one of the best days of your lives. Naturally, the stress of wedding planning can take its toll on their health and could exacerbate existing symptoms.
While bloating and IBS are certainly indicators of a food intolerance†, headaches, low mood, tiredness, and joint pain are all signs, too. If your partner is experiencing any of these symptoms and has already consulted with their GP, perhaps they, too, need to take a closer look at their diet before the big day.
What can you both do?
Walk down the aisle and say your vows with confidence knowing you’re feeling at your best.
Taking a home-to-lab health kit with yorktest is easy. Our full programmes come complete with colour-coded results, up to two 30-minute consultations with one of our qualified nutritional therapists to help you to optimise your diet, and additional support in the form of guidebooks, a food and drink diary and Customer Care guidance for 12 weeks and beyond.
Are you new to food intolerance? This handy ‘what is food intolerance?’ guide is ideal for people who would like to know more.
Why Choose yorktest? Did you know we’ve been around for 35 years and counting? Your health and wellbeing are in safe hands at yorktest.
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†yorktest define Food Intolerance as a food-specific IgG reaction
yorktest do not claim to treat or cure the aforementioned symptoms and recommend that you discuss any medical concerns you have with a GP before undertaking a yorktest programme.