Weight Loss

Mum’s new healthy lifestyle changed her 3 year-old’s behaviour for the BETTER

After giving birth to her second baby, this mum surpassed her goal weight by 10kg. How? She joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is a x4 weekly meal plan and weight loss program designed to help mums lose weight with nutrient-dense recipes and daily exercise programs. Even though Jess SMASHED her goal weight with the Challenge, she says one of the BEST PARTS of her new healthy lifestyle is the improvement she has seen in her three year-old’s behaviour!

How awesome is that? Jess believes by limiting the preservatives and artificial sugars in her young family’s diet (and cooking from scratch), everyone has been able to reap awesome health benefits.

This is Jess’s story.

Jess Magill before and after photo

Jessica’s weight loss journey

Jessica started her Healthy Mummy journey just over 2 years ago when her mum added her to The Healthy Mummy Private Facebook Support Group when she was pregnant with her second baby.

“My mum had a baby a couple of months before I did and was using The Healthy Mummy Smoothies and raving about them,” she adds.

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Jessica says, “My original goal weight was 75kg (my pre baby weight), I lost 20kg after baby number 2 and reached 65kg before having baby number 3.”

Jess is now 9 months postpartum and is back to 69kgs. Jess is on a mission to get back to her probably weight of 65kgs. With no time frame in mind Jessica says, “I’m not putting a time limit on it, just making the best choices I can to get there.”

Transitioning to vegan

Jessica recently transitioned to vegan after going vegetarian at Christmas.

Jess says it is a HUGE learning experience trying to convert all of her favourite Healthy Mummy recipes. Her favourite 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Meal Plan recipes to make include the Coconut Vegetable Curry and Lentil Con Carne.

The whole family eat vegan meals at home now, including Jessica’s three kids (however Jess’s kids follow a more vegetarian diet – as she wants them to one day chose how/what they eat for themselves).

Jessica has found that since joining The Healthy Mummy her kids’ mood and behaviours have changed.

“We are all eating better, my 3 year olds behaviour is better as we aren’t eating preservatives and crap that sets him off and the kids are watching mum exercise and learning healthy habits!”

When it comes to grocery shopping, Jessica does this online and spends $150 a week for 2 adults, and her 3 kids. She also says since The Healthy Mummy, groceries are now cheaper as she’s no longer buying packets/processed foods.

Some Healthy Mummy vegan recipes Jessica has made:

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Tofu san choy bow

Satay vegetables with quinoa

satay vegetables with quinoa

Devilled vegetarian sausages

devilled sasuages

Satay pizza

Satay pizza Lentil con carne

lentil con carne

Find all these recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Support systems

Using the Healthy Mummy Private Facebook Support Group as a support system, Jessica feels she can go to other mums and relate to them and feel motivated.

“Quite a few personal obstacles have come up over the last 2 years, knowing I have the support group to rely on and keep me accountable really helps keep me on track and motivated!” she said.

Jessica is a fan of meal prep and says that making double batches of dinners and freezing them saves her time and money. She also makes bulk batches of snacks on weekends!

If she does have a slip up Jessica says she simply starts everyday fresh and doesn’t let one bad meal/day derail her.

“Throw the scales away and just focus on your measurements and progress pics!” she says of staying motivated.

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If you are inspired by Jess’s transformation and are ready to take charge of your own health and weight – be sure to check out our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

With more than 4,000 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! With a handy App that can bused on your mobile phone, the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge really is like having a PT in your pocket.

To learn more and join the Challenge, click here!

written by:

Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!