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Laura Has Lost 26kg With The Healthy Mummy

My name is Laura and I am a July motivating mum. I have now been on the healthy mummy weight loss plans for 6.5 months and am approx 26 kilo’s down all thanks to the wonderful weight loss programs that the Healthy Mummy provides.

I am only 12 kilo’s away from my ultimate goal weight and am loving this weight loss journey, especially the part where I get to share it with all you lovely ladies.

Laura

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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Indonesian Braised Beef

Successful long-term weight loss and healthy eating is all about flavor and this meal has plenty of it! The healthy eating beef recipe is perfectly complimented by the flavors of cumin, cinnamon and even maple syrup.

The method of braising involves searing meat on high heat, before simmering with liquid over time to soften the meat and concentrate the sauce. It’s the ideal technique for more affordable cuts of meat due to its tenderizing effect. While simmering, the liquid evaporates leaving behind a rich, concentrated sauce full of flavor and nutrition.

A flavoring vegetable in this dish is the parsnip, a vitamin-dense and tasty vegetable readily available at most supermarkets. Its health benefits include being high in fiber, anti-oxidants and B vitamins which all assist weight loss by increasing energy levels and filling you up.

Tip: You can add variety by using different vegetables such as carrot and beetroot.

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A Nutritionist’s Weekly Meal Plan

Earlier on, one of our Nutritionists shared a photograph of her families’ weekly shop.

Quite a few of you were interested as to what her family breakdown is, was that her full weekly shop, what does her family eat each night and do her children eat the same foods?

So we asked her to answer some questions for you.

Healthy family eating for everyone!Happy family having roast chicken dinner at table

Rachael Has Lost 35kg Of Post Baby Weight

Hello Healthy Mummy team

I am very happy to say that I have lost 35kg on the Healthy Mummy weight loss plans. And I absolutely think these plans are the best way to lose weight and especially post baby weight

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Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Vietnamese Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls -Photographed on Hasselblad H1-22mb CameraA perfect addition to your healthy eating plan or of course a healthy entertaining plan. Or of course to a lunchbox for work or school.

Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls are a hit with all and the combinations are endless.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves 4

Makes 16 rolls

Zesty Feta Linguine

Linguine with cheese and citrus zestSometimes in a Healthy Eating Plan you  need to take some action to zest it up and freshen the flavours.

This dish is quick and easy for a weekend meal, light, healthy and flavour packed.

The added hit of feta means that you feel like you are indulging with the flavour and bursts of creaminess but not overdoing it.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes for pasta

Serves 4

Is Stress Making You Fat?

Weight loss is difficult at the best of times, but when you are stressed, losing weight becomes even more difficult. Stress is incredibly common – especially in mums, and it can have a real negative impact on helping you to lose stomach fat.

Do you rely on food such as ice cream to help you feel happier at the end of a stressful day?

Do you often find yourself eating dinner leftovers? You’re not alone. Many people reach for their favourite comfort foods when they are feeling stressed (us included). But what you might not realise is that we tend to have a tendency to consume foods that contain lots of sugar or fat when feeling stressed, instead of healthy foods. This is because of a hormone called cortisol, which affects our stress levels.

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Healthy Eating Beef Pie

Pie is a classic comfort food, perfect for cooler months. However with thick pastry, meat and gravy it also tends to be high in fat and calories and low in nutrition – so not usually great when you are following a weight loss plan. This version is not only delicious it’s also good for you.

The addition of tasty vegetables such as carrot, turnip and beetroot adds color and vitamins. Beetroot itself is an amazing super food with a delicious, earthy tone. It’s nutritional value includes iron, vitamin C, folic acid and fibre- all very important nutrients in any healthy eating plan.

This is also an easy recipe to double and reheat, allowing you to enjoy a night off cooking without resorting to unhealthy takeaway.

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Barbara Has Lost Over 10kg

Mum of two, Barbara Dixon, has lost an amazing 10kgs with The Healthy Mummy weight loss plans and is loving the healthy lifestyle change

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I am so excited to be starting the 28 Day Winter Weight Loss Challenge as another chapter in my lifestyle change.