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Linda’s 40kg Healthy Mummy Weight Loss

The amazing Linda Hallas is a very busy mum with 3 children who has lost 40kg by using our healthy mummy weight loss plans.

Two years on, Linda Hallas shares her story and gives her advice on losing weight so that all the mums just starting on their weight loss journey can be inspired to lose weight in a healthy and safe way too

healthy_eating‘Like all busy mums, I get caught up in life.

It is easy to get caught up with packing the lunch boxes, feeding 3 kids and dressing them. Some days I forget to brush my hair and eat breakfast myself.

Baby Led Weaning

Thanks to Jodie Tecksingani for sharing her tip and advice on Baby led weaning.

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Baby led weaning has been more prominently talked about for the past 5 years than ever before. It is discussed quite heatedly in mothers groups and on social media websites with everyone who is anyone having an opinion on it whether they have children or not.

What is baby led weaning ?

Baby led weaning is letting the child choose what and how much they want to eat (within reason) . It has a saying “food before 1 is just for fun”and is about letting the child try out foods without having to be reliant on you to feed them.

It is not Purred food, it is not rice cereal etc. It is food that you would eat (minus the salt) in bits that are about the size of your finger.

It helps to teach the child to chew and then from there to swallow, so while you may be concerned that your child will choke, they actually have a really good gag reflex and as such will bring most stuff back up and may not even require a pat on the back.

How Tasheena Transformed Her Body & Lost 40kg

Tasheena Snow has lost an incredible 41kg on our weight loss plans and today she shares her weight loss transformation with The Healthy Mummy Weight Loss Plans and talks about how she got into a bikini by using our healthy eating and exercise plans – well done Tasheena

“I found the plan so easy to follow, the recipes were quick, easy and delicious and family friendly”.

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Healthy Choices When Eating At A Cafe

RhianWhen you following a weight loss plan, going to a cafe with friends or family can feel like all your good work will go to waste. But this doesn’t have to be the case!

Follow our 5 healthy eating tips below and you can not only enjoy dining out, but look forward to it

1) Check the menu at home and make some decisions

Most restaurants have their menu online, so have a quick look before you head out to see what might be some good choices.

As a rule of thumb, anything deep fried is a less desirable option (schnitzel, chips, spring rolls); as are most creamy sauces or dressings.

Choose something with a lean protein component (chicken breast, grilled salmon, whole fish, Scotch fillet), and then load up your plate with vegetables or salad.

By looking at the menu in advance you can make some rational decisions before you get there, so that hunger or excitement don’t override your better judgement.

Banana & Blueberry Smoothie

We love adding blueberries to our Healthy Mummy Smoothies, and this is the reason why;

They rank only second to strawberries in terms of popularity – and the bonus is, these sweet yet slightly sour fruits have the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruit so they are perfect for adding into your healthy eating plan.

Antioxidants are also essential for helping to combat and neutralise damage by free radicals, which could cause damage to cells as well as DNA structure.

Antioxidants are known to promote a healthy cardiovascular system, but what is particularly special about blueberries is that their vitamins and nutrients can actually promote good health in almost every system in the body.

The nervous system can be protected from oxidative stress, muscle damage caused by exercise can be reduced and high blood sugar levels can be reduced, simply by regularly consuming a handful of blueberries.

These miracle berries can also aid digestive health, as well as urinary tract health. Blueberries contain dietary fibre, which will improve digestive health, and plenty of protein, which is known to keep you fuller for longer. Blueberries flush out bacteria and toxins from your urinary tract, too, meaning that infection is warded off – so they are the perfect fruit to add into your Healthy Mummy Smoothie

And here is one of our favourite Healthy Mummy Smoothie recipes – blueberry & banana

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How to feed fussy kids

Feeding kids of varying ages with different temperaments and different tastes can be extremely difficult.

Add in allergies and ensuring your children get healthy nutritious meals that they will actually eat can be extremely difficult. Below are some tips that have helped many mums to ensure their kids are good eaters – shared by busy mum Jodie

Healthy KidsJodie’s top tips

  • Schedule – kids, like us need to eat every three hours in a combination of meals and snacks. If you let them get hungry they get cranky and are less inclined to try new foods and will make meal time trying.
  • Plan your meals – try to get a meal plan going for at least a couple of days at a time. This way you can ensure your meals are healthy and nutritious, and you have all the ingredients.

Carlie Has Lost 19kg

Hi Healthy Mummy Team!

Here is my updated progress after using the healthy mummy weight loss plans

Well I’m finally under the 70s and have now lost 19 kgs so far on the healthy mummy plans.

It has been a little slower and a little harder to see results on them scales every week but it’s still slowly going down.

I feel amazing and I even went in the pool with my daughter and felt great I’ve really learnt to love my new body.

Carlie

 

I’ve been upping the exercise routine in the past few weeks with a fitness class once a week which I love and it gives me a bit of “me” time :)  

Donna’s Has Lost Over 17kg

I feel like I have turned a corner this month and no longer feel like I am on a “diet” this is now becoming a way of life!

I have now been following the Healthy Mummy programs for 4 months and I have lost over 17kgs and I truly believe that success will come if you think of your weight loss as a lifestyle change and not a diet or quick fix and The Healthy Mummy program and products can really help you to achieve this!

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What is BMR & How Does It Effect Weight Loss

What is BMR?

Basal metabolic rate (BMR) – is the minimum number of calories your body needs at rest to fuel its metabolic activity, for example to maintain functions such as heart beat, breathing and temperature. Basal energy expenditure usually accounts for about 50-80 per cent of total energy needs. Your total daily energy expenditure is made up of three components:

  • basal energy expenditure;
  • energy needed for physical activity; and
  • energy required to metabolise your food.

If you continually eat below your BMR, your body WILL find those calories from somewhere, and the most efficient place to take them from is not fat, it is muscle. Muscle burns more calories than fat, so if your body dumps muscle, it doesn’t need as many calories to make it through the day. It will find a way to equal what you are giving it. You can use our calculator here to work yours out

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Why does a very low calorie intake slow down weight loss?

Quite simply, your body goes into ‘starvation mode’. This mechanism, which is thought to have evolved as a defence against starvation, means the body becomes super efficient at making the most of the calories it does get from food and drink.

HIIT For Fat Burning

On the Healthy Mummy plans, we focus on HIIT (High intensity interval training) as more and more research is showing it to be the best ways to lose fat.

The short amount of time required to perform each workout is also PERFECT for busy mums and this is why all the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge daily exercise routines include HIIT.

HIIT Explained

HIIT is often described as a workout that is made up of intense bursts of effort (60 seconds) and short periods of recovery or reduced activity (30 – 60 seconds).

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