Last month, 1,950 of our Healthy Mummy members took a few minutes to tell us a little bit about their lives. We were absolutely blown away by the quality of the feedback we got, and we’re excited to share what we learned with you.
You told us you’re sleep-deprived and time-poor. You’re flat out juggling multiple people and priorities, such that skipping breakfast has become commonplace and grabbing a takeaway on the weekend is essential for survival.
We hear you!!!!
The rest of what you told us can be found below, and we’ll be responding to this research with helpful articles filled with practical suggestions and healthy alternatives.
DID YOU KNOW that only 5% of mums are getting a full night’s sleep?
When you have young children, getting an uninterrupted 8 hours of sleep every night is practically impossible. But lack of sleep affects your mood, energy and health. Its importance cannot be overstated for maintaining good mental and physical health.
Find out how to prioritise when you’re sleep deprived here. If you’ve still got your sense of humour in tack we’ve got a few funnies that you might relate to ………. You know you’re sleep deprived when……..
DID YOU KNOW that 33% of mums handle the nightshift completely alone?
While every family should do what works best for them, shouldering the entire burden is only going to leave you exhausted and resentful.
DID YOU KNOW that almost half of mums skip breakfast?
Noooooo! Skipping breakfast is a disaster when it comes to weight loss! Research shows that skipping breakfast starts you on a road to poor food choices and lack of energy.
Here are 7 reasons why skipping breakfast is seriously sabotaging your weight loss. If being tired and busy is one of the reasons you’re feeding everyone else but yourself at breakfast time, here are 5 ways to pre-prepare breakfast for the whole week.
DID YOU KNOW that most mums spend less than $200 at the supermarket each week?
Keeping an eye on the family finances is essential, but wandering the aisles with an empty tummy can be a recipe for disaster! We’re talking budget blowouts as well as poor food choices.
DID YOU KNOW that takeaway is a regular dinner in almost three quarters of homes?
Getting dinner on the table is a chore that most women are more than happy to have a break from. If your partner doesn’t help out in the kitchen, then ordering takeaway can be a sanity saver! We have 5 lazy (but healthy) dinner ideas to stop you from reaching for the take away menu when you just don’t feel like cooking.
DID YOU KNOW that almost a quarter of mums find that resisting chocolate is the hardest thing about following a weight loss plan?
We TOTALLY get this. Who really wants to give up chocolate? NO-ONE!! Some of you might have amazing will power but others, like us, find chocolate just too hard to resist. At the Healthy Mummy we are all about ‘everything in moderation’ and we never expect you to give up chocolate. In fact, we have put together a list of 8 healthy ways you can enjoy chocolate and still lose weight.
DID YOU KNOW that 65% of mums think the hardest part of weight loss is staying motivated.
Motivation is something that comes and goes in waves. We often start our weight loss journey with huge motivation, but after a few weeks it can begin to dwindle. This is perfectly normal and we have 10 tips to help you stay motivated when you feel it starting to slide.
Winter can often be the hardest time of the year to keep motivated, especially when it comes to exercise. It’s so much easier to stay rugged up indoors than brave the cold to do a workout. Luckily we have 7 great ideas for exercising during the cold winter months.
*All our statistics are taken from a survey of 1,950 mums in the Healthy Mummy Community.