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10 ways to lose 4-5kgs this winter

Many people worry about gaining weight gain in the winter – we’re less active when it’s colder and we tend to eat warm, filling food.

But fear not! We at The Healthy Mummy are EXTREMELY proud that we’ve helped mums lose OVER 3 million kg!

People also get down if they only lose 500g – but that is HEAPS – check out the below pic of what 500g actually looks like  (and if you haven’t lost weight get advice here on what could be going on) 

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And with seven years of experience of helping mums lose weight and get healthy, we are pretty confident that we can help you too.

One of the important factors in losing weight is setting GOALS and being PREPARED.

Today we wanted get VERY specific and give you a tight timeframe of how you can lose 4- 5kg this winter.

So how do you do this? We’ll tell you how…

10 ways to lose 5kg this winter

1. Watch your portion control 

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Portion control is one of the most important factors in weight loss, weight maintenance and weight gain, especially when you are trying to lose weight.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends that you eat from a variety different food groups each to get a range of vitamins and nutrients to support your health.

2. Move more

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For some people, a daily walk and some weekly strength training is enough to see great results.

For others, you might need to get more of a sweat on to see the benefit. Try alternating your walks with jogging or a light run. Increase your strength training as this helps to build muscle which means you will burn more calories even from your daily movements.

Need a bit more structure? Then the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has daily exercise plans and videos to fall – all on our convenient App.

P.S- you can get 7 days on the 28 Day Challenge for ONLY $1 here

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3. Ditch processed foods

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Cut out processed food and things like white bread, rice and pasta and have wholegrain and wholemeal versions instead which are high in fibre and vitamins.

4. Include metabolism boosting foods in your diet

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Get your insides to do all the work. Fire up your metabolism and the calories will burn themselves. Read our top picks for metabolism boosting foods here.

5. Get support

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Try chatting to a friend or other mum who has lost weight. Pick their brain and see if they have any insight for you about anything you are missing or not doing. Jump onto the Healthy Mummy Facebook group and be inspired by the mums, advice and stories on the page.

6. Meal prep

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If you are looking for a more structured plan to follow, then try our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge (which is breastfeeding friendly but is also suitable for all mums whether you are breastfeeding or not). It helps you get prepared and encourages you to meal prep – meal preparation equals healthy eating. 

The Challenge offers you over 3,000 recipes, customisable meal plans and over 350 exercises and it is made for BUSY mums.

Here are 7 great tips to get ore organised with meal prep.

7. Stay focused

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One day at a time is all we can do. Don’t let a bad day turn into a bad week. So if you have a slip up, dust yourself off and remember that tomorrow is another day closer to your goal!

8. Increase protein and fibre

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Ensure that you are eating enough protein in your meals and snacks. This helps you to feel fuller for longer and gets your metabolism firing. Think nuts, LSA, boiled eggs, poached chicken, natural peanut butter, tofu.

We have over 3,000 protein and fibre rich & family friendly recipes on our 28 Day Challenge.  

Another quick way to boost your protein is through our Almond and Date Protein Bliss Balls recipe.

9. Avoid sugar

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Reducing your added sugar intake is one of the FASTEST ways to lose tummy fat, reduce calories,increase energy, improve your skin and lose excess kilos. Sugar is hidden EVERYWHERE. Here are ten simple food swaps to help reduce your sugar intake.

This blog is inspired by our June 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, which is focused for winter.

10. Get 7 Days For $1 On 28 Day Challenge

Eager to reach your weight loss goals? Then jump on board with The Healthy Mummy and join the 28 Day Winter Weight Loss Challenge for ONLY $1

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Our Challenge is designed by mums FOR MUMS – to help them reach their goal weight and tackle their health and fitness.

The Challenge is home to customisable meal plans, 24/7 social support and realistic exercises mums can do AT HOME.

Our Challenge entails:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes.

NEXT 28 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE STARTS SOON!

To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.

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written by:

Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.