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Nutritionists says what NOT to eat to Blast Belly Fat!

Are you ready to take charge of your health goals, and target that post-mummy belly fat? Here at the Healthy Mummy, we have heaps of advice and support for mums ready to tackle weight loss and target problem areas.

Sometimes, knowing what NOT to do is just as important as a plan for what TO DO!!! With that in mind, our amazing Healthy Mummy Nutritionist Cheree Sheldon, takes us through what foods to avoid if you are wanting to blast away belly fat, as well as top tips on how to eat healtily.

What NOT to eat to BLAST Belly Fat!

Cheree says, “Food plays a major part in managing our weight, eating a healthy diet is a fantastic way to to lose weight and keep it off. Everything in moderation is a lovely thought, however, when trying to blast belly fat, reducing and avoiding a few fat promoting foods is a fantastic idea.”

Cheree’s Top 8 foods to leave off the plate when losing weight

1.Deep fried foods

These foods are often made with trans fats which clog arteries and is linked to cardiovascular disease. Also, reusing oil turns it inflammatory.

2.Fast food burgers


These are high in calorie load, burgers from restaurants and fast food joints are high in saturated fats and have very little nutritional benefit.

3. “White” foods

White rice, pasta and bread sit high on the glyceamic index, causing blood sugars to spike after consuming them and contributing to insulin resistance and diabetes.

4. High sodium foods

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Processed foods are usually high in sodium and are linked with higher amounts of belly fat.

5. Sweetened yogurt and drinks

sugar in food

Sugar or artificially sweetened foods and drinks are both no good for belly fat. Excess sugar is stored as fat, while artificially sweetened foods induce cravings and can lead to overeating.

6. Alcohol


Alcohol impairs liver detoxification, so it makes it harder to lose weight.

7. Lollies, cakes and cookies

Lollies, cakes and cookies- sugar based versions of these are broken down very quickly into simple sugars in your body, and is very quickly utilized. This leads to feeling hungry again soon after, and can lead to over eating.

8. “Low fat” products

Manufacturers will often add sugar or artificial sweeteners to low-fat products to compensate for the lack of flavour, causing the blood sugar spiking cycle we’ve talked about before. Another thing to note is mindset around low fat marketed products, with people eating more in quantity than they would if the product was “full fat”.

Cheree’s Top Tips To Reduce Belly Fat

  • Eat real food.
  • Eat nutrient dense snacks.
  • Eat in balance.
  • Drink water or sparkling water.
  • Be mindful of decisions and portions.
  • Read labels and don’t always believe the buzz words on the packet.
  • Don’t eat fake foods!!

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Cheree Sheldon

Cheree is an experienced naturopath who specialises in nutritional medicine; focusing on pregnancy support, babies and children. She is a published recipe developer whose background as a chef allows her to develop healthy, nutritionally balanced meals. Being a mum herself, she loves recipes that are easy to make and appeal to the whole family. Cheree has worked for the Healthy Mummy since early 2015 developing Healthy Mummy specific recipes and preparing the challenge meals for our monthly 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. She calculates all the nutritional information for the recipes and provides our team with expert advice and information on current nutritional issues.Cheree loves working for the The Healthy Mummy because "I have the chance to share my love of delicious, nutritious food with other mums”.