The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is the only 28 day challenge that has been designed specifically for mums. As part of the challenge, you get access to thousands of delicious and healthy recipes that you can build into a meal plan or have a meal plan built for you. You also get access to easy workouts that you can do at home and a community of thousands of mums who are on the challenge also and will be there to support you every step of the way.
We have put together everything you could ever want to know about our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to help you in your decision to change your life.
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- What are crash diets?
- Are crash diets good for you?
- How can crash diets harm you?
- Losing weight the natural way is the best way
- Create a plan for meals and exercise
- Here’s where our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge comes in
What are crash diets?
Merriam-Webster Dictionary online defines a crash diet as “a way of losing a lot of weight very quickly by limiting how much one eats.”
Using a crash diet and restricting your food intake, even for a short period of time, may give you quick weight loss results but these results aren’t sustainable without sustaining the restricted meal plan. However, your body requires fuel to function and if you restrict the food you put into your body it will react and not in a good way.
Also if you use a crash diet to get quick weight loss wins you will likely see the weight come back when you are no longer on the restrictive meal plan of a crash diet. If you are serious about losing weight the best option is to do it in a healthy and sustainable way which is why so many mums love The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Challenge. It’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle change.
Are crash diets good for you?
Restricting your food intake isn’t healthy so not only is a crash diet a quick fix weight loss solution but it may also damage your health. By restricting the amount of food you eat you are also restricting the number of nutrients you are feeding your body which can impact your short-term and long-term health.
If you want to sustainably lose weight and be healthier what you need is not a crash diet with quick results it’s a lifestyle change that not only helps you lose weight in a healthy way but also changes your lifestyle. The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Challenge is just that type of lifestyle change it helps you lose weight and keep it off by living a healthier, happier and more energised life.
How can crash diets harm you?
Losing weight fast by using a crash diet will cause knock-on effects on your overall health, not just things like fatigue due to lack of energy intake but could possibly cause heart issues. There are multiple short and long-term health effects that would occur if you chose to go on a crash diet for any length of time.
When you are trying to lose weight one of the key things you want to be working at it’s absolute best is your metabolism. Your metabolism determines how much energy your body needs and how efficiently that energy will be used.
Making sure your metabolism is working at it’s absolute best allows your body to burn through the energy you are putting in it in the form of food. If you reduce the food that goes in your metabolism will slow down to make sure that your body is using that small amount of fuel efficiently.
Once your metabolism is functioning at a slower speed if you then add extra food it will take your metabolism time to speed back up to the new level of energy it is receiving so any extra energy will become fat. The 28 Day Challenge recipes are designed to help boost and maintain a healthy metabolism to allow for healthy and sustainable weight loss.
If you need an extra boost to your metabolism why not try our Metabolism Support tablets.
Weakened immune system
Something else you don’t want when you are trying to lose weight is a weakened immune system which can occur if you use a crash diet rather than lose weight in a healthy way. If your immune system is weakened you are more prone to get sick and this can then cause you to be less motivated to exercise or eat healthy recipes.
There is constantly talk from the medical and nutritional communities around the need for water to help your body function properly. This is no surprise as our brains are 95% water, our lungs are 90% water, our blood is 83%, muscles are 76% and bones are 22% water. Without water how can your body function correctly?
If you opt for a crash diet rather than a longer-term 28 day challenge diet you are likely not going to be getting the water your body needs. Yes, you may be drinking the water but your body will also that water faster as it won’t be getting as much additional water that you may normally give it in high water-containing fruits and vegetables.
We already have gone over that crash dieting can be effective in fast weight loss but one concerning thing that can occur is that you could see detrimental effects on your heart. One of those effects could be the appearance of arrhythmia due to lack of electrolytes in the body causing your hearts electrical system to malfunction.
Increased chances of heart problems
Along with the possibility of an arrhythmia occurring is the increased chances of other heart problems. A recent study found that crash diets or low-calorie diets actually cause short-term deterioration of heart function.
Cardiologist Isadore Rosenfeld, MD told CNN, “A crash diet once won’t hurt your heart, but crash dieting repeatedly increases the risk of heart attacks.” This is why a longer-term solution and lifestyle change like a 28 day challenge diet plan is a more suitable way to lose weight in a healthy way.
Losing weight the natural way is the best way
So how do you lose weight without negatively affecting your health? With a long-term sustainable lifestyle change that will not only help you lose the weight but keep it off as well as improve your overall health and vitality.
This is where the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can help, it’s not here to give you quick weight loss results but support you to change your lifestyle which will, in turn, help you lose weight and keep it off.
One of the key things to healthy weight loss is to make sure that you are eating healthy and this is why the 28 Day Challenge recipes are all healthy and nutritious but also simple and family friendly. You don’t have to eat bland and boring meals when trying to lose weight there are thousands of delicious weight loss recipes.
In The Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge alone we have over 4,000 healthy, family-friendly, budget-friendly and easy to make weight loss recipes.
The other component to healthy weight loss is to make sure that you are moving your body and exercising. Now when you are looking to lose weight you may be in a slump and have not exercised for a while which is why the 28 challenge workouts are suited for all fitness levels.
If you haven’t exercised for a while you don’t want to push your body too hard too fast. So to ease yourself back into regular why not set yourself your own 28 day fitness challenge where you maybe set yourself a goal each week to make sure you are moving. And if after the 28 day challenge you are in a regular routine with your exercise you reward yourself.
Create a plan for meals and exercise
We are big planners at The Healthy Mummy and we have seen that laying out weight loss meal plan and exercise plan helps you stay on track with your weight loss goals. One of the benefits of having and using a weight loss meal plan is that you can do a bulk shop and bulk cook of the meals to prepare for the week ahead (or more if you have the freezer space).
If you aren’t sure where to start or don’t have the time to work out your own weight loss meal plan the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge meal plan could be a great way for you to start.
Most weight loss plans are too generic
When you are wanting to lose weight you may think that just signing up to any healthy eating plan or 28 day challenge will help you hit your weight loss goals. This isn’t always the best option as most weight loss plans are generic and built to try and be suitable for many people with a range of fitness, meal requirements, tastes and budgets.
The best thing you can do for your weight loss journey and to give you the best chance of success with your weight loss goals is to find out which weight loss plan is right for you.
As a mum you need a plan that is made for your needs and goals
When you are a busy mum you want a weight loss plan that is customisable for yours and your family’s needs in terms of tastes, allergies, time, budget and so much more. You want to make sure that the meals will be enjoyed by you, your partner and your kids and with little free time, you don’t want to be making multiple meals for multiple people.
Having a weight loss meal plan that is completely customisable with a range of healthy recipes as well as access to exercises you can do at home in a flash is your best option when it comes to any weight loss plan. You have enough to worry about you don’t need to worry about how you are going to find the time to cook multiple meals for all your family or when you will have time to do that hour-long workout your generic weight loss plans prescribed.
Here’s where our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge comes in
At The Healthy Mummy, we know that mums are busy and always tend to put everyone else in their family ahead of themselves in the priority list.
This is where the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can come in! It was developed with busy mums in mind with fully customisable meal plans that include thousands of healthy, family and budget-friendly recipes to choose from and plenty of simple exercises that are easy to do at home and with kids in tow.
Our program is made 100% for mums
All the meal plans, exercise options, tips and advice included in the 28 Day Challenge are for the busy mum who wants to look after their family and lose weight. We make sure that all the 28 Day Challenge recipes are family-friendly and budget-friendly no matter your budget.
We also make sure that all the 28 Day Challenge workouts are simple enough to be done at home without any expensive equipment.
More than 4,000 healthy recipes and customisable weekly meal plans
If you think that weight loss recipes have to be boring then you would be proven wrong the minute you saw the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipes. There are so many delicious and healthy weight loss recipes in the app that you will be spoilt for choice.
With recipes like Nut and Berry Chia Porridge, Rum and Raisin Chocolate Lava Cake, Chicken and Veggie Pot Pie and Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Blocks there is bound to be something for everyone’s taste.
Constant support, inspiration, and motivation
When women, especially mums, support other women great things can happen in the world which is why to support the 28 Weight Loss Day Challenge there is a huge support system in the numerous Healthy Mummy Facebook groups. All the mums in our community are on the same or similar journeys so are there to support, inspire and motivate you with your weight loss goals and journey.
The biggest community of mums in the world
The Healthy Mummy is all about mums supporting mums and we have gone global with networks in Australia, the UK and branching out into the USA. There are currently over 1.5 million mums in our multiple Facebook groups and pages and all they want to do is support each other on their weight loss journey.
We love hearing and sharing the stories of the mums from our community whether it be around weight loss, health, parenting or all the other facets of being a mum who is trying to lose weight.
Access to the private mum’s group
One of the best things you can do when you sign up for the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is to join The Healthy Mummy Private Support Group on Facebook. There are hundreds of thousands of mums in this PRIVATE group who are all on their own individual weight loss journey.
The mums share their wins, their bad days, their meal prep tips, favourite recipes, their own recipes, their 28 Day Challenge transformations. They help to motivate, inspire and the number one thing they do is support, no matter where you are on your journey another mum has been there and wants to support you to stay on track for your goals.
Workout plan and exercises designed for you
Not only do you get thousands of tasty and healthy weight loss recipes as part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge but you also get exercises that amount to a 28 day fitness challenge. You start the challenge with a fitness test and there is another at the halfway mark to see your progress and a final fitness test at the end so you can see how far you have come.
All the exercises and workouts included in the 28 Day Challenge are designed for busy mums and can be done in the comfort of your own home. Some of our mums have even showcased how you can do the workouts with your kids in tow.
If you are looking to lose weight make sure that you do it in a healthy and sustainable way that not only changes your body in the short term but makes changes to your lifestyle so that you can keep the weight off and stay healthy. Make a weight loss meal plan and work out which exercises will motivate you to stay on track.
Don’t think you can do it all on your own then join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and get access to thousands of delicious healthy weight loss recipes, easy exercises you can do at home and a support network to keep you motivated and on track.