Healthy Mummy mum Nicole Deakes Brown recently compared her 24kg weight loss to bags of sugar and she couldn’t believe her eyes! And nor could we!
It isn’t until we compare our ‘weight lost’ with ACTUAL PHYSICAL OBJECTS that our minds are blown!
Comparing weight loss to physical objects
She says “There is no better feeling than looking back and seeing how far you have come on your journey.
I have shed 12 x 2kg bags of SUGAR!.
Looking at those bags of sugar makes me shudder. How did I carry that around all day, everyday?. To be honest I have no idea. I never thought I had a weight problem”.
In addition to her weight lost Nicole says “I am a different person
- I’m healthier
- I’m fitter
- I’m stronger
- I’m more confident
Losing weight without giving up chocolate
Nicole admits to having a sweet tooth but says that by following The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges she has simply learnt to make healthier versions of the sweet treats that she enjoys.
In fact, she has become quite a master of meal prepping delicious guilt-free chocolatey snacks from the Challenge App.
She says “I’m teaching my girls about moderation, balance and to make healthier choices. All foods are good”.
Meal prepping helps keep Nicole on track
Nicole likes to meal prep on weekends. She says “I love The Healthy Mummy as I get to make the delicious healthy snacks.
I like to meal prep on a Saturday between housework, washing, ironing and running girls to dancing so I have Sunday’s free for family time.
Occasionally I will cook during the week and I make double of meals so we have leftovers and I get a couple nights off cooking”.
Here are some of the delicious chocolatey snacks that Nicole has whipped up recently.
In a recent meal prep session Nicole made:
- Bounty Choc Chip Cupcakes. Get the recipe.
- Rocky Road. Get the recipe.
- Weetbix Slice (For some reason I had more than usual so I made it into 4 weetbix balls). Get the recipe.
- Peanut Butter Granola (I added macadamias). Join 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to access recipe
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumble Balls. Join 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to access recipe
Delicious Healthy Mummy Smoothies
As part of Nicole’s healthy lifestyle she often replaces breakfast and/or dinner with a nutritious Healthy Mummy Smoothie.
She says “I was craving a caramello bear the other day so made the next best thing. Healthy Mummy Nutty Caramello Smoothie made with Salted Caramel, decorated with Coco2, white and choc chips. Mmmm delicious!”
Despite dealing with some health issues recently which have made losing weight a little difficult Nicole says “One thing is that I have not given up even though there have been days that I wanted too.
I still move my body and nourish it with healthy food and plenty of water.
There will be bumps along the way but as long as we keep moving forward we will reach our destination.
LIFESTYLE not diet!”
You are absolutely correct Nicole. Lifestyle is not diet. And the Heathy Mummy is about helping mums to live a healthy lifestyle. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
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