Tummy fat! In a survey The Healthy Mummy ran with over 5,000 of our community members, tummy fat was the number ONE place members said they wanted to blast away fat!
And our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is FAMOUS for helping mums lose tummy fat – and IT WORKS OUT AT 46C PER DAY!
7 ways to lose tummy fat
Tummy fat is the most troublesome place to lose the fat from and as mums, it causes us most issues as we obviously gain lots in that area to have our bubs.
1) Eat clean
Following a healthy eating plan such as the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge will help you achieve this. In essence, it’s about eating food as close to nature as possible and reducing your intake of processed foods.
Try exercises that target the stomach and core, such as the plank – follow the exercises in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for tips, videos and exercises routines to bust the belly fat.
Not to mention we have BRAND NEW CORE WORKOUT VIDEOS (designed to help you tighten and tone your tummy) under the Exercise Tab in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App.
3) Eat foods that reduce bloating
Sometimes bloating is actually the issue at hand. Eating certain foods (and drinks) can help the body to reduce the bloating that can make you feel frumpy.
Think fennel seeds, asparagus, avocado, garlic, green tea, kimchi and blueberries.
4) Get your metabolism firing
You can also include foods such as ginger, garlic, cinnamon, chilli turmeric, and cumin in your diet. These foods fire up your metabolism which turns your body into a fat burning machine.
5) Add protein to your main meals
Protein keeps you fuller for longer, which means you shouldn’t feel like reaching for a sugary snack after your meal as you will be comfortably full. Again think nuts, salmon, lean meats, tofu, eggs, yoghurt, tuna and cheese.
6) Get your heart rate up
Any sort of exercise is going to help with your total calorie expenditure, so get moving!
Chase the kids around the park, walk to the beach, stroll to the shops instead of driving, dance around the lounge room, try exercises routines from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
There are so many ways to exercise that don’t involve an expensive gym membership
7) Reduce sugar and fat, increase fibre and protein
When you eat sugary, fatty foods (think doughnuts, chocolate biscuits, pastries) you are often left feeling unsatisfied – you want more and more as you just don’t feel full.
By reducing the amount of these kinds of foods that you eat, and choosing high fibre and high protein foods, you will feel more satisfied and will be less likely to overeat.
Try eggs with wholegrain toast, tuna salads, chicken and veggie wraps, fruit and nuts, steak and vegetables.
These mums have already done it!
And here are some mums who blasted away the fat using our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Challenge – and you can do it too!!
Jo Hart not only rocks her new bikini, but she has also lost 38kg* with The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. She says “I am proud of the change I have made for not only me but for my family too”.
Busy mum of four Jo Hartnett from Busselton, Western Australia has lost 25kgs* by following the Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. She says “I’m loving my new shape and I have so much more energy. Last Christmas was a drag. I had no energy. I didn’t enjoy it and I didn’t make the most of school holidays.
This Christmas I’m killing it! We have lights out the front. Presents under the tree! I’ve spent time with each of my kids helping them prepare gifts for each other AND I’ve had lively afternoons with friends and quality time with hubby!”
Louise says “best comparison pic of me ever! Wow! My starting weight was 116kgs* I now weigh 73kgs. That’s a total weight loss of 43kgs*.
“I’ve been following The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges on and off and the Smoothies. My main form of exercise is walking and housework chores.”
Alicia says “eating was my biggest downfall before starting this lifestyle change. I would eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and soon saw my weight spiral out of control.
“Between 2002 and 2015 I put on over 50kg. After starting The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges I have lost 38kgs* and am still on a mission to lose another 12kgs. I’m feeling pretty proud of how far I’ve come and know I will succeed in losing the extra kgs!”.
Alanna Muller has lost 20.6kgs* (from 105.6kgs* to 85kgs*) with The Healthy Mummy program. She says “I love that The Healthy Mummy Smoothies and 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges are breastfeeding/family/budget friendly.
“Other than the obvious missing belly, the changes I see still surprise me. Like the fat above my knee and elbow and the definition in the butt area. All of these things mean so much more than a number on the scales.
“I still have a way to go but I am so grateful for having found The Healthy Mummy when I did, it really has changed my life!”
After suffering bipolar disorder and weight gain from the prescribed medication, Ryann decided to sign up to The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
She has now lost 40kgs* and developed a healthy relationship with food and exercise. She is happier than ever and says “I am so proud of myself and I am thankful that The Healthy Mummy has allowed me to find myself again”.
Jess started The Healthy Mummy 28 day Weight Loss Challenges when her second child was 6 weeks old. She says “Being overweight caused me to not want to leave my house. I knew it was not fair on my family so I signed up to the Healthy Mummy program.
“After 6 strict rounds on the program, I lost 35kgs* and have maintained this weight with the free recipes and Healthy Mummy Smoothies. The Healthy Mummy support network has also been key in keeping me on track”.
Smashing her weight loss goal of 25kgs* (from 83.6kg to 58.6kg) with The Healthy Mummy Program, Elle now focuses on toning up.
Elle says “today I am thankful that I am no longer afraid of having photos taken of me. I love that I have photos to look back on and am proud of how far I have come. From being ‘obese’ and having no energy to tackle my day, to being a healthy weight and being able to spring around with my crazy toddler”.