First all, congrats ladies on completing the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
From Monday our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Members have a 7 Spring Clean Detox meal plan to follow which is loaded with fresh, light and delicious recipes.
Healthy Mummy Lauren Kolstad has completed the 7 Day Cleanse before and tell us about her experience!
Here, she gives her tips to staying motivated on the cleanse, what you can expect and how it worked for her.
Healthy Mummy 7 Day Cleanse
If you’re starting the 7 Day Cleanse, Lauren says to make sure you start your week by taking some before photos and getting the tape measure out to measure your bust, waist, hips, thighs and arms to track progress.
“I love that The Healthy Mummy 7 Day Cleanse isn’t about excluding food group or restricting calories.
For those who are just starting out, it’s a way to get used to The Healthy Mummy style of eating, family-friendly food with lots of natural colours to ensure we’re getting enough nutrients as possible,” Lauren says.
Eat the rainbow!
Lauren says for those who have been following for a while, it’s a great chance to refocus and reset. Using the cleanse as an opportunity to limit things like caffeine and processed foods!
Just like the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, the cleanse ISN’T about restricting calories and the app helps you figure out your calorie target! Too easy!
“You’ll see on my meal plan that it’s giving me 1,882 of my 2,196 target calories, so that means I need to add 314 calories to my meal plan over the day. I’ll do this by adding a second cookie at morning tea and eggs to my lunch,” Lauren said.
Foods you might use to increase calories to hit your target:
- A veggie smoothie
- Double some of the snacks
Exercise while doing the cleanse should be as you would usually do!
Lauren says if you’re a walker then keep as you normally do. “There are daily exercises in the challenge that you can find in the exercise section as a daily circuit.”
If you do want to change it up you can add extra workouts, or make up your own daily workout using the many different workouts available from four-minute Tabata to 10-minute HIIT workouts.
You can combine some together to make up your 30-45mins of activity.
Lauren’s tips to stick to the cleanse
- Ensure you’re eating enough! Now is not the time to restrict your calories.
- Make sure your meal plan is still working for you and your circumstances. Customise to suit and repeat meals if you need. I usually choose 2-3 snacks for the week and often have leftovers for lunches. Often using the protein from the night before on top of a salad.
- Keep your water intake up! Water has so many benefits, especially if you’re detoxing from caffeine!
Are you not sure if a cleanse would be beneficial? Read why it could be.
The meal plan is SPECIFICALLY designed to assist your body with its cleansing processes, help you load up on fibre.
It will also help soak up plenty of vitamins and minerals to help you feel motivated, prepared and refreshed for next month’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.