‘This is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change!’ How this amazing mum lost 42kg

Hayley Duncan was able to lose 41kg by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and is loving her new found confidence.
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Hayley Duncan is am a mum of three energetic and challenging boys 11, 8 and 5 and she has been with The Healthy Mummy since 2016.

Amazingly, she was able to lose 42kg by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

“The moment I realised I need to lose weight was after I had my first son. However, my life was full of toxicity and everything I had done was inconsistent,” she says.

“I would always go full throttle with exercise and diet and then it would just end up with me falling off the so called ‘wagon’. My mental and physical health suffered.”

Hayley was able to lose 42kg by following The Healthy Mummy

After the birth of her second son, Hayley began her Healthy Mummy journey and says she was determined to be a better role model.

“I didn’t want to be on the side lines anymore. I wanted to be involved and live and grow with my kids,” she says.

“I always said to myself ‘slow and steady wins the race’ it doesn’t just happen over night. it takes time, effort, consistency, determination and most importantly mindset.

This is not a diet, this is a lifestyle change!

“Overall, I have lost 50kg and 42kgs of that has been with Healthy Mummy. The heaviest I have been was 105kg. It had taken me a long time to budge the baby weight but my mindset and lifestyle change was not in it.”

Hayley struggled to get below 80kg

In fact, Hayley was 95kg after having her second son and says she was an emotional eater but the healthy snacks on The Healthy Mummy app made it easier to snack on when she was feeling down.

“I had always struggled to get below 80kgs I would always hit a wall. But this time I finally got down to 74kg! I walked everywhere around town at this point, I didn’t do much weight lifting at all,” she says.

“I believe focusing on my snack preps helped. I started easy on time meals for the kids and myself, and teaching myself about portion control.

“If I wanted more, I’d tell myself I can have a yummy Healthy Mummy dessert later and the left overs of tea will be waiting for me for lunch or dinner again the next day for me to enjoy.”

Now Hayley is 60kg

After going to the gym 3-5 times a week, Hayley’s weight got down to 54kg but she has now stabilised, gained some muscle and is at a comfortable 60 kilos. Physical changes Hayley has noticed  is that her back has stopped aching and she has more energy than ever before.

“I said to myself it’s time to really start focusing on some gains. So I did,” she says. The Healthy Mummy Smoothies kept me going in the morning, the snack and meal prep helped and reminded me I needed to eat.

“I eat even when I’m not hungry, I know my body needed it. I do my own little workouts at home. I mix it up. But The Healthy Mummy app really does take some stress off.

“I was not always consistent at first. I didn’t know how to incorporate anything, or sometimes the kids would stress me out and I’d just stop. I tried getting the kids involved. some times they would and that why I now also love the workouts for kids on The Healthy Mummy app too now!”

What Hayley eats on a typical day

Breakfast: I always start my day with 1 or half a lemon with apple cider vinegar. I then have a Smoothie.

Snack: Healthy Mummy snack or boiled egg, corn on the cob, hummus dip with diced jalapeños and carrot sticks.

Lunch: Leftover Healthy Mummy meal

Evening meal: Healthy Mummy meal from the app.

“Meal prep is definitely important, even if it’s just cutting your food up and putting it in the fridge for time management. It helps,” adds Hayley.

“My mindset has come so far from where I was! I couldn’t be anymore grateful to have come across Healthy Mummy when I did.”

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