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Mum kicks off her weight loss journey with a HUGE ‘bulk cooking’ BONANZA

With a goal to lose 30kg new Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member Andrea Atherton, embarked on a bulk cooking bonanza that will blow your mind!

And the best part is she had the cutest little helper at her side!

Read about her weight loss journey and check out some of the delicious meals she made below.

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The motivation for losing weight

When mum Andrea had her first child she gained 30kg. She found losing 20kg relatively easy but struggled with the last 10kgs.

Soon after she went to America for her honeymoon and BAM! She came home with a lovely surprise. She was pregnant again!

Having now had her second child she says “I am back to square one and wanting to lose 30kg”. 

A short-term solution

She says “I joined a gym earlier in the year, however my youngest who was 5months at the time, kept getting sick”.

This meant she couldn’t place her daughter in the crèche which meant she couldn’t go to the gym and hence was wasting her money on the gym membership.

So instead of going to the gym she began walking 4km to 5km at a time and started preparing some of the free recipes available on The Healthy Mummy website.

Andrea says “I have so much exercise equipment at home but struggle to know what to do without the guidance of a personal trainer or fitness group class”.

Biting the bullet “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”

Andrea recently decided to bite the bullet and sign up for the Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges.

She says “So I finally bit the bullet and signed up.

What can I say? WHY DIDNT I DO THIS SOONER?!?!?! Loooooving the recipes!”.

Not only does Andrea have access to a weekly meal plan and thousands of delicious recipes via the Challenge App it also contains easy to follow exercise videos. So basically, it is like having a personal trainer in your pocket!

Meal prep – Ready, set, go!

Not one to do things by half and realising the value of meal prepping, Andrea has commenced her Healthy Mummy journey with a bang! A huge bulk meal prep bonanza!

Andrea made:

Andrea Atherton meal prep bliss balls

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and several more delicious meals which are ready to go when hunger strikes.

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Having the best little meal prep helper and taster!

As Andrea found out, preparing food in bulk is more fun when you have a little helper. Especially one this cute!

She says “The best part is I have my eldest daughter (4) having a blast helping me bake and cook, giving her seal of approval”.

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“She loves the choc chip muffins. We made mini muffins and she demolished three!”

Set for success

Andrea Atherton meal prep containers

After a busy day of meal prepping Andrea is all geared up for success.

She says “I only started today by doing the fitness test and doing some meal prep.

I feel so unfit but keen to see my progress!

Looking forward to sharing my journey with you all.

Can’t wait to see those numbers on the scales start to fall”.

Thank you Andrea for sharing your meal prep with us.  What a great way to kick off your Healthy Mummy journey.

We know that your hard work upfront will save you money and time and gear you up for maximum success.

Read 5 Easy Tips for Meal Prepping like a Pro

Maintain an overall healthy and balanced eating routine

The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes all the recipes above and thousands more. It has been designed to help busy mums create a healthy lifestyle.

Nutritionist-approved healthy meal plans give you alternatives to ‘sometimes foods’, customising tools to suit your taste, budget and family needs PLUS at home exercise workouts!

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Find out more information and join up here!

Get our Meal Prep Queens cookbook here!

If you want to make your meal prep skills even better, then grab a copy of our Meal Prep Queens cookbook here!

There are heaps of useful tips and tricks to help you save time and money when meal prepping, plus 40 EASY and DELICIOUS dinner recipes that you can try!

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Don’t wait, grab your copy today!

PLUS get a FREE Budget Cooking recipe pack!

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written by:

Jill Brandenburg

Jill is a design junkie and lifestyle writer from Brisbane. Now living in San Francisco, when she is not begging the school mums to try her vegemite sandwiches she is busy creating interior schemes and animations.