While pregnant with her second child in January 2017, Amy decided to give The Healthy Mummy another go (after trying the breastfeeding-friendly smoothies with her first child).
Amy was also determined and driven to use her maternity leave as an opportunity to lose weight.
Since, Amy has gone on to lose 33.7kg! Starting at 94kg, she now weighs 60.3kg, something she hasn’t weighed since she was 10 years old she says.
“If you’re consistent the result will come. It won’t be overnight, you’ll have to be patient, but consistency will get you there in the end,” Amy says.
How Amy lost 33.7kg
Amy began to use The Healthy Mummy smoothies after having her son on the 1st of February 2017.
Losing and gaining the same 2kg for the next few weeks – Amy decided May was going to be the month she threw herself into all that was The Healthy Mummy.
“I worked out my BMI, I prepped a few meals ready to go so I had no excuses, and I calculated the calories in my food,” she said.
Amy’s goal weight when she first started her journey was to get back to 80kg and after a few weeks she knew this was something she would reach in no time.
Amy was then inspired to change her goal weight to 59.8kg (based on her BMI). “I haven’t been below 60kg since I was about 10, I’m now 60.2kg,” she says. WOW!
Food, food and food
Amy says her biggest challenge while on her weight loss journey has been to not eat out of boredom or comfort. However, to only eat when hungry and at meal times.
“I found at first that after dinner I still wanted more food, so now instead of eating seconds I will grab a tasty sweet Healthy Mummy snack, my favourites are Twix slice and Peanut bubble crunch,” she says.
Meal prepping 2 -4 meals a week and freezing the leftovers has helped Amy stay on weight loss track.
Amy also has a Healthy Mummy smoothie for 2 meals a day as she says, “they’re so tasty, convenient and I don’t need to think or plan them too much. I just keep frozen fruit on hand.”
“Consistency is my big tip”
“Consistency is my big tip, if you’ve calculated your BMI and are eating well and moving your body, just keep going.
“When the scales or measurements don’t budge, keep going. If you’ve had a bad day and eaten everything in the house, wake up the next day and just keep going. If you’re consistant the result will come. It won’t be overnight, you’ll have to be patient, but consistency will get you there in the end,” Amy says.
Taking progress photos keeps Amy inspired and keeps her journey positive. “Also having the support from my local Healthy Mummy page always boosts my spirits, it’s such a great community,” Amy said.
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