Sweet treats don’t have to be off limits when wanting to lose weight. It’s just a matter of making BETTER sweet treat choices!
This mum has made seven types of HEALTHY sweet desserts from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge – and they look so yummy!
Kate Jacklin reveals she’s been following The Healthy Mummy since March 2015, and she’s managed to curb her sweet tooth with these delicious healthy alternatives.
Unhealthy sweet treat cravings
Before Kate found The Healthy Mummy, she says she used to eat a lot of unhealthy sweet treats.
“I used to sit around a lot being lazy, eating really bad foods. I would never eat breakfast and literally have bags of M&Ms for lunch or packets of biscuits,” she says.
“I would get up and go for walks, but usually only to the supermarket to buy more bad food.”
Kate joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges and began making her own HEALTHY sweet treats and eating healthily, as well exercising regularly. Kate has lost 20.7kgs altogether through The Healthy Mummy.
“I use Sundays as my meal prep day as my partner is home and can distract the kids,” she says. “I make a lot of snacks that have a lot of dark chocolate in them because I know they will leave me feeling satisfied.”
Healthy sweet treats Kate makes
Cookie Dough Bliss Balls
Who doesn’t LOVE raw cookie dough?!!! Well guess what, this cookie dough bliss ball recipe is not only HEALTHY but it’s also part of this months 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
At just 82 calories per ball, you just HAVE to try them.
Apricot and Oat Bliss Balls
A healthy snack that is lunch box friendly. This recipe makes 6 serves so store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days to freeze.
These bliss balls are 129 calories per serve. You can find the recipe for this on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.
Berry Jam Drops (without the jam and added dates and walnuts)
A sweet biscuit recipe that will take you back to your childhood! These drops are only 84 calories per serve.
You can find this recipe on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.
Turkish Delight Bites
These little delights are delicious to have when you need an energy boost. Rosewater can be found in the baking aisle of most large supermarkets.
These bites are 115 calories per serve and the recipe can be found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.
Choc Chip Fudge
Fudge doesn’t need to be off the menu when you are trying to lose weight. If you make your own from scratch, you can enjoy everything you love about fudge without the piles of butter and sugar. Plus they’re only 154 calories per serve!
Most of these ingredients you probably already have in the pantry cupboard already.
Choc Banana Fudge
Unlike traditional fudge, which is loaded with butter and sugar, this healthy version is sweetened with fruit and just a small amount of maple syrup.
Its creaminess comes from the peanut butter (find the 100% nut version) and the banana itself. Sweet treats don’t need to be a thing of the past when you move to a healthy eating plan.
This fudge is 95 calories per serve.
Yoghurt Berry Mini Cheesecake
Small bites of healthy cheesecake that have a berry burst – delicious! Great to make in advance and share with friends at your next barbecue.
These cheesecakes work out at 111 calories per serve and are available for Challenge members on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.
Kate’s 10 top tips to help you stay on track while losing weight
1. Meal prep
Meal prep. Make it a thing.
Get all of your snacks made, cut up your vegetables, make meals and freeze them. Your week will be SO much easier. By having meals prepared you can grab it out of the fridge/freezer and eat it instantly.
There’s no excuse and or reason to opt for takeaway or grab something unhealthy that way.
2. Write your main goals down
Put them somewhere you will see them regularly. For example on a mirror or inside a cupboard door. They will be a reminder of what you want to achieve.
3. Write down your smaller goals
Write down two or three short term goals and your goals for the month. Be sure to include what you are aiming to achieve in the next 28 days following the Challenge.
Again, pop these notes somewhere you will SEE all the time.
4. Plan your meals
When following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, your NEW meal plans are released every Wednesday. Make Wednesday or Thursday meal planning day! Sit down, get your meal plan up and customise it for the next week.
5. Write out your groceries
Finalise your grocery list. Use your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App and print your grocery list out (or write it down).
I suggest doing your groceries right away if you have the time. This way you will have every ingredient needed for the week ahead, leaving you with NO reason not to follow your meal plan and stray from your weight loss goals.
6. Place reminders around your house
Have your meal plan visible. Write your meal plan down and put it in your kitchen where you can see it, giving you no excuse not to use it. Leave notes for yourself to drink more water. Leave yourself reminders to move more.
7. Drink The Healthy Mummy Smoothies
Purchase some Healthy Mummy Smoothie mixes, they are full of vitamins and minerals, delicious, quick and easy to make! They are a fantastic meal replacement. Even on the go – you will have great, healthy options to consume.
8. Reward yourself
Decide on a reward for the end of the month if you do achieve your short term goals. After all, you deserve it. You have been working hard. Whether it’s buying new active wear or getting your hair done. It will help spur you own.
Figure out a bigger reward for once you have achieved your main goal/s, something exciting! Perhaps a night away? A photo shoot? Pick ANYTHING you must to make sure YOU GET THERE!
9. Have breakfast every day
Fuel your body first thing every day. If you don’t fancy actual food, you can always replace breakfast with a Smoothie. Breakfast is KEY to kick starting that metabolism.
10. Put on activewear first thing
Jump into your active wear every morning! When you get a spare 10 minutes you can exercise.
The Tabata workouts on the 28 Day Weight Challenge are only four minutes long – everyone has time for that! There’s no excuses NOT to get moving.
Thanks for the amazing tips Kate!
Thanks for the amazing tips Kate! Keep up in the incredible work and thank you for empowering other mums on their weight loss journey.
More on Kate’s 18.5kg weight loss story
Kate says before she found The Healthy Mummy, she struggled to find clothes that would fit her.
“That feeling you get when you’re going out, have tried on multiple outfits, they’re all too tight so you end up wearing the same thing you’ve been wearing for the past few days.
“That is what I was feeling every day, none of my clothes fit and I didn’t want to buy new clothes because I was embarrassed about the size I would need to buy.”
“Thankfully, The Healthy Mummy was shown to me. I needed to stop eating a bag of M&Ms every day each day and get my own life on track in a healthy way. Which is exactly what the Healthy Mummy has taught me to do! I love telling people, ‘It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.’
“Now when I go shopping to find a dress, I fit a size 8! I could not be happier. My body is now so much healthier and stronger than it ever has been.”
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