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Mum made 110 snacks and spent $100 – That works out at Less than $1 a snack!

Wow! This awesome mum has made a bunch of healthy snacks for the week (well to be honest, for more than just this week) – and as it works out – she has spent less than a dollar per snack!

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What Jacoby made. Source: Supplied

Mum made 110 snacks and spent $100 – That works out at Less than $1 a snack!

Jacoby Hall says she gave herself a budget of $100 to make four weeks’ worth of homemade snacks from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge (which is all about detoxing from sugar this month).

“I’m astounded at how many treats I made with all of that money,” she says.

“It’s great for if I don’t have time to meal prep, like on the weekends. I can chuck them into a cooler bag and have fresh yummy treats for the road trip.”

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Jacoby’s choc mint creams. Source: Supplied

(You can see Jacoby’s 17kg* awesome weight loss transformation below too.)

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Jacoby’s spinach balls. Source: Supplied

What Jacoby Made:

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Jacoby’s snacks. Source: Supplied
  • Mini Cheese & Walnut Muffins x 16. See this recipe in Challenge hub
  • Peanut Crumble x 3 serves. See this recipe in Challenge hub
  • Gnocchi Stacks x 15. See this recipe in Challenge hub
  • Choc Almond Breaky Bar x 8
  • Butter Bean & Chorizo Soup x 2. See this recipe in Challenge hub
  • Garlic & Rosemary Almonds with Popcorn x 4 serves. See this recipe in Challenge hub

You can find most of these recipes HERE and on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

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Jacoby’s peanut crumble. Source: Supplied

“I am so thankful for the education and tools I have been given to find these comparisons and understand them since finding The Healthy Mummy!” says Jacoby.

“No more white sugar or refined sugar for this healthy mama!”

Jacoby’s 17kg* Weight Loss Story

Jacoby has lost an INCREDIBLE 17kg* since October 2015 and she hasn’t looked back!

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Jacoby’s before and after. Source: Supplied

Jacoby reveals she suffered with severe postnatal depression and post traumatic stress disorder.

“I had a personal trainer a few months after giving birth, but it was redundant. My nutrition was terrible, I’d go to a PT session and then grab a cheeseburger on the way home,” she says.

“I was an emotional eater. Chocolate and cake had a hold of me. I pretty much thought this is how I’d always be.

“After a relationship breakdown with my baby daddy and then us getting back together shortly after, I found a new motivation to be a better mum, partner and healthier me.”

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That’s when Jacoby signed up for The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

“My lightbulb moment became a reality,” she says. “There was finally something a normal woman like me could do.

“I won’t lie, I was hesitant and worried it wouldn’t work. But I’m so glad I did trust my decision and realised how simple and easy the meal plans were to not only make, but nothing was time consuming, so I could still have time with my daughter.”

‘I Stop Reaching For The Cheeseburgers’

Jacoby says after the first shop and first month of meals, she got the hang of meal prep and customised the plans to work in her budget.

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Jacoby changed the way she meal prepped. Source: Supplied

“I learnt that making extra for freezer meals is an ingenious way of saving yourself time on days you are too busy or don’t feel like cooking. It also kept me on track, instead of reaching for a cheeseburger,” she says.

“I’m now an old pro on meal prep and planning and my partner loves that I’m always prepared when we go out, with healthy snacks and meals for the family on outings.”

Jacoby says she started slow with exercise, walking a little each day.

“I had torn ligaments from being overweight and I walked a little each day, then I’d walk twice a day,” Jacoby reveals.

“After the first month I’d lost 5 kilos and things felt a little easier, so I started doing the Challenge exercises. For me, I feel like I needed a helping hand to do it and the exercises were perfect for me, as there were lots of options for different needs.”

Jacoby says her whole lifestyle has changed, thanks to The Healthy Mummy!

“I feel more positive these days. I believe exercise has really helped that. I am no someone who needs to workout daily, it energises me,” she says. “I plan my exercise in a planners, so I know what’s ahead for my day.

“I am the fittest I have been in my life, I’m continually having people say I look ten years younger! I’m so glad I made that change, it’s changed my life.”

Well, you look fantastic, Jacoby! You should definitely feel very proud of yourself!

Join The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

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Reducing your added sugar intake is one of the FASTEST ways to lose tummy fat, reduce calories,increase energy, improve your skin and lose excess kilos.

But today, there are added sugars EVERYWHERE and we can be addicted to the white stuff.

BUT never fear – we run SUGAR DETOX Challenges that run for 28 Days and the next SUGAR DETOX starts NOW so if sugar is your issue and you need to detox.

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Be INSPIRED by mums who have reached their goals

Rae Willingham

Rae-Willingham 2016 WL mum of the year winner

Mum of three children young children, Rae, has overcome negative self belief in the face of  some very big obstacles. After losing 25kgs* and maintaining her goal weight with The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss challenges she says:

“I am no longer the girl who suffered debilitating anxiety and regular panic attacks. The one full of excuses not to go out and enjoy life. I am now this amazing butterfly who loves her life and lives it with no worries (well far fewer, I am still a woman after all!)”.

Jo Hart

Jo Hart 50-kgs 2016 WL mum of the year winner

Jo Hart not only rocks her new bikini, she has lost 38kg* with The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges.

She says:  “I am proud of the change I have made for not only me but for my family too”.

Renee Harrison

Renee WEIGHT LOSS TRANSFORMATION

Mum Renee, from Central Queensland, has overcome depression and anxiety stemming from an abusive relationship and transformed her body losing 41kgs* (from 115kgs to 74kgs) with The Healthy Mummy Smoothies, free snack recipes and portion controlled high protein meals.

She says: “previously I lived day by day, but now I embrace life as it were my last day on the earth!”.

Elle Temple

Elle Temple

Smashing her weight loss goal of 25kgs* (from 83.6kg to 58.6kg) with The Healthy Mummy 28 day weight loss program, Elle now focuses on toning up.  Elle says

“today I am thankful that I am no longer afraid of having photos taken of me. I love that I have photos to look back on and am proud of how far I have come. From being ‘obese’ and having no energy to tackle my day, to being a healthy weight and being able to spring around with my crazy toddler”.

If you want to lose 5kg* by May 28 then come and join over 20,000 other mums on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

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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.