After reading the website and seeing that I could still breastfeed my then 3 month old while using the healthy mummy smoothies, I decided I needed to try the weight loss plans!
In February, Delight Smallridge sent in her amazing progress on her weight loss since she has been on the Healthy Mummy plans and has been inspiring lots of other mums on our website, Facebook page and weight loss plans as her results have been so fantastic!
You can see Delight’s past weight loss results and success here
But this week, Delight has sent in her current weight loss results and she has now reached her pre pregnancy weight – which is an amazing result! You can see the result below and the email that she sent in with her photo – well done!!
In 2012 the AMAZING Shae Jovan lost over 22kg on the Healthy Mummy plans and you can see Shae’s full story here - but below is a summary of what Shae said after losing her weight and further down the page is a Q&A of a brief update with Shae from this month when we asked her how her weight loss maintenance was going
“When I became pregnant I put on a large 50kg of pregnancy weight, I was 95kg on the scales.
I knew my little boy (after 3 little girls) was my last, so I joined the Healthy Mummy Plans and have never looked back!
I have the Healthy Mummy Smoothies twice a day (lurvvvve them) they were so good for energy and whilst breast feeding, & now I find it handy on school runs, I never miss breakfast now.”
I didn’t gain a huge amount of weight when I was pregnant (about 12kg) and when my little girl was born I was a breastfeeding machine, I felt the weight coming off – but I did have a tummy that I just couldn’t get rid of and extra weight that I couldn’t lose too.
And now we are in 2013, we thought we would have a Q&A with Amy and see how her weight loss maintenance is going and get Amy’s weight loss tips to share with you.
I wanted to send in my weight loss story with you after using the healthy mummy smoothies and to say thank you!!!
After giving birth to my little boy in September, I knew I didn’t want to start trying to lose weight for at least 3 months. I had put on 20kg during pregnancy weighing 82kg full term.
I am currently in Brazil with my husband’s family and we are having a great time.
It is a different world here to Australia for many reasons but one I have learned in this trip has gobsmacked me beyond belief.
A healthy body image is important for many reasons. A healthy lifestyle is also important for a healthy body and life. The point I am about to talk about does not connect these two ideals.
I decided to send in my 5kg weight loss pictures with you after starting on your Healthy Mummy Smoothies and I am happy for you to share to show other mums how it is possible to lose the weight as sometimes it can be easy to think that it is never going to happen.
We all know that stress is bad for us – it can cause short-term and long-term health problems, and being stressed can also lead to other problems, such as anxiety disorders. But did you know that being stressed could actually derail your weight loss and healthy eating plan?
Being stressed could also cause you to gain stomach fat. Here’s how.
If you often find yourself digging into a tub of ice cream at the end of the day, or absent mindedly munching on a bag of crisps watching television, or finishing off the children’s leftovers – it could be because you are stressed.
Many of us reach for these types of foods when we are feeling stressed, as a way to feel happier and more in control. But the reason that we choose these types of fatty, calorific foods is because of something called cortisol.
Cortisol is a stress hormone. It’s released when we are stressed to reduce our stress levels and in small quantities, it can be very good for us. However, if we get stressed numerous times throughout the day, or if we have to regularly confront very stressful situations, it could lead to a build-up of cortisol, as it is released every time we experience stress. Too much cortisol can cause a number of problems, including weight gain, fat around the stomach and cravings for fatty, calorific foods. If you are too stressed, you have too much cortisol. And too much cortisol increases cravings of fatty foods.
Many new mums who are on the Healthy Mummy weight loss plans are concerned about stomach fat and how to lose it.
It’s a common problem for many, many new mums, because we gain lots of weight on our stomach during pregnancy, and following the birth, we still carry some extra weight on our stomach.
Stomach fat can be difficult to shift, and even after you’ve lost the rest of your pregnancy weight, you may still carry extra fat on your tummy – it’s often the last place that the weight comes off of.
To help you shift the stomach fat, we’ve come up with everything you need to know about stomach fat.
A larger tummy is actually caused by two types of fat, subcutaneous fat, which means under the skin. This is the fat that you can see and it’s the fat the largely causes a rounded tum. Visceral fat is also present in the stomach area, and this type of fat is within your body, around your internal organs.