Weight Loss

‘You CAN’T lose weight in a healthy way by starving yourself!’ How this mum lost 30kg and has kept it off!

Restricting calories doesn’t necessarily help you lose weight. More often than not, your body goes into ‘starvation mode’ and this can usually result in a slower metabolism, causing you to PUT on weight.

When Stacey Gittus first joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge she found that she needed to eat MORE calories from good, healthy food.

As a result she lost an impressive 30kgs.

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‘I didn’t think it was possible to lose weight by eating more’

“When I joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge I weighed 100kg,” Stacey admits. “I had a horrible diet and warped notions about food.

“I had previously lost weight using a restricted calorie intake and lots of exercise, but once I stopped, I put it all back on. I didn’t think it was possible to lose weight while consuming food, let alone a lot of food.”

Stacey says when she first joined the Challenge she was still breastfeeding and expressing, and often skipped meals.

“I soon began having a Healthy Mummy Smoothie every day first thing to break the cycle of skipping breakfast,” she says.

Stacey admits she was a big sceptic at first. She just couldn’t wrap her head around going from 1,000 calories a day to 2,200 calories a day and lose weight.

But, soon enough, she saw the weight start to ‘fall off’.

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Stacey reveals the weight continued to fall off and in 18 months she lost 30kg. Not to mention she has gone from a size 20 to a size 8.

“I spent all those years struggling with my weight because my metabolism was non-existent,” she says.

“Now the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge takes the thinking out of food, and all the resources I need to know what I can eat are at my finger tips via the App.”

What’s more, Stacey says, she can’t remember the last time she skipped a meal.

“Losing weight isn’t about restricting or starving yourself, it’s about educating yourself. My only regret is that I didn’t take control sooner!”

More on Stacey’s 30kg weight loss journey

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Stacey is a busy mum to three kids who are all under six. She discovered The Healthy Mummy after returning to work following the birth of her youngest child. 

“I found Healthy Mummy in January 2016 after returning to work following the birth of my 3rd child. I was 5 months postpartum extremely overweight, suffering postnatal depression and generally struggling with how busy my life was,”she says.

“I’ve since then lost 30kgs and turned my life around. I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve been in all my life, and in turn I’m a better mum and wife.

“I love that The Healthy Mummy is a lifestyle and it never feels like a diet.”

Which is absolutely amazing.

Take control of your weight with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

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If you are inspired by Stacey’s before and after pics and want to take charge of your own health and weight – then join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge TODAY.

With more than 3,500 delicious (and healthy) recipes, 350 exercises & 24/7 support – the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge  is designed (and proven) to help busy mums like you lose weight!

To learn more about our challenge OR to join – click here.

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written by:

Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.