Wedding season is just around the corner, making it more important than ever to check on your health, your weight, your stress levels and work hard towards getting all those ducks in a row.
Market America has geared up to help young brides and grooms make their wedding day as glorious as possible by contributing to the wellness factor of weddings. Yes, beyond the frills, the bows, the lace, the flowers, the fancy cuisine, the liquid refreshments, the fancy invitations, someone out there (that would be TLS joining forces with Market America) is concerned that you also get your weight to a healthy number and actually walk up the aisle with a healthy smile, not just a giddy one.
Weddings are all about planning: You spend a year planning; you may even hire someone to help you plan for the big day. You plan how many guests and which ones – remembering which distant uncle deserves an invitation, even though he doesn’t show up to anything (then allowing for the possibility that he might show up anyway). You plan a glorious meal with all the fancy mints and the garnishes that nobody eats – except a few people eat them, anyway, so you have to plan for that, too). You have to remember to invite someone to officiate – the captain of a cruise ship will do, but they are probably all booked up, so you’ll have to go with the default invitation to your local clergyman or woman.
All that and more: Hire a band, find a suit, a tux or a gown that will have the crowd gasping. All the above.
So, who, besides your doctor (who doesn’t get invited) is concerned that you will actually come through this event in good shape?
Weddings, it turns out, are very, very stressful. So much so that there is actually a fair chance that either the bride or groom will actually get sick because of the heavy level of stress involved.
The research was done back in 1967 by two researchers, Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe, who decided to figure out what are the most stressful events in the average lifetime. They looked through 5,000 medical records and began to see patterns, from which they formulated the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale.
They started by assigning the death of a spouse or a child the score of 100 and see where that got them. Divorce came in second on the list with 73 points. Marital separation earned 65 points, imprisonment 63. Death of a close family member also earned 63 points, personal injury 53 points and marriage 50.
There you have it. Marriage is supposed to be a good thing, but even happy events can be stressful. Marriage is No. 7 on the list of most stressful events in the course of a lifetime.
Now, here’s where the problem really lies: For stressful events with scores above 300, according to the Pain Doctor website, you have an 80 percent chance of coming down with some kind of illness following the event. (Unusual events, such as natural disaster, war, violent incidents can ratchet up the stress score, but they’re not on the list of events that occur in the average person’s lifetime.)
Jumping to the heart of the matter, with scores under 150, like marriage, you have a 30 percent chance of becoming ill after the event, simply due to the stress involved.
Here comes Market America and TLS to the rescue with a stunning package for brides, grooms, parents of the bride or groom, those maids of honor and gentlemen comrades of the groom, which TLS (the folks who bring you “find your fit”) call the TSL Bridal Boot Camp.
TLS simply says “Say ‘I Do!” with a healthier you!”
Does this mean you have to go to boot camp – really? Right before your big day, you have to ship out to some isolated army base and learn to run the survival course? No, not quite.
The TLS Bridal Bootcamp Package is sold in three convenient programs, a 4-week, 8-week or 12-week kit that is designed to get you in shape fast, faster or even faster in a manner that will hopefully counter all the stress that comes with planning and pulling off that big wedding day.
Frankly, you want to be slim, trim and healthy for your big day. Yes, it’s a day where just looking good will pull you through – and slim and trim is where you want to be. But what’s the point of looking great if you are putting yourself into an unhealthy situation in order to do so?
The Bridal Bootcamp program starts with a 4-week, 8-week or 12-week supply of TLS CORE, which you will find comes in very handy, given it is a supplement designed to work as a fat and carbohydrate inhibitor.
Online reviews of this product shout out the benefits. Not only has it been attributed to helping people lose weight, but it is viewed by customers as a way to combat cravings head on. One customer wrote, the cravings did not always go away, “but rather than give in to them, I just observed their presence, but took no action to satisfy the craving.”
Certainly, you don’t have to be walking up an aisle to say “I do” in the near future to see the benefits of that.
Depending on the package you chose, the Bridal Bootcamp program also comes with a TLS Nutrition Shake – in Creamy Vanilla or Chocolate Delight. And, given you are trying to eat less and put your body through the stress of weight loss, potentially putting some critical nutritional needs on the back burner, the program includes a variety of vitamin and mineral supplements, including the Isotonix Multivitamin product (without iron), Isotonix OPC-3, a so-called “super-antioxidant” product, and a NutriClean 7-Day Cleansing and Detox System, which is designed to promote immune health and promote healthy nutrition absorption as well as detoxify the liver and maintain digestive health.
Excuse me, are we still talking about weddings here?
Yes, indeed. But someone is thinking outside of the box here, actually thinking about the health of the bride and groom, not just the superficial stuff like flowers and a good rumba band. Maybe you need to lose weight anyway, wedding photos or no wedding photos. Maybe you just need to have a product that helps make up for the powerful factor of stress that can result in a post-wedding collapse because you took care of everything else, but forgot to take care of yourself.