While it may not be common place, some women find that their partners are not very supportive of their weight loss efforts.
For some, they even have to deal with a partner that sabotages their weight loss.
Even if this is not your situation, you may be able to relate to some elements of the support issues.
A Female “Problem”
Ever seen a man with cellulite? Well, our lovely orange peel dimples are pretty much exclusive to the female gender like other fun things, periods, labour and so on.
They’re due to the different way our fat cells are organised and to the lovely way nature helped us prepare for pregnancy by letting estrogen increase fat storage in women.
Neatly stacked in vertical chambers, our individual fat cells can be noticed more easily due to the fact that our outer skin is often also thinner, so little bulges are even more noticeable. And hormonal changes like pregnancy or menopause can turn peaches into oranges too.
It’s so much fun to have friends and family over for a meal on the weekend.
But when the responsibility for feeding everyone falls on you (and let’s face it, that happens!) it can get a tad stressful.
So today we have some ideas for catering that don’t involve turning on a BBQ, stove or oven.
They are healthy too (but no one has to know).
Some nights dinner time rolls around and you have nothing planned.
Maybe in the old days (before discovering Lose Baby Weight!) you may have opted for a home delivery.
But now that you are eating healthy food and seeing results, more than likely you will want to make something that fits in with your weight loss goals.
If the fridge and freezer are bare there are still a few options.
After all, not every night needs to be the best meal of your life – sometimes it’s just about filling hungry bellies!
There are some groceries that I like to have in my pantry at all times.
When they aren’t there, I can feel a little bit of panic set in.
These three little beauties are always on my shopping list as they are healthy, versatile and super nutritious.
They are also waistline friendly AND wallet friendly which is always a good thing.
The Chia seed originates in South America and was used by the Aztecs as a major energy source.
They ate the seeds, pressed them for oil, drank them in water and used them in medicines.
Chia seeds are available in two colors; black and white. Manufacturers advise that aside from the colour difference, the seed itself is virtually the same with regards to size, taste and smell.
Today we grow Chia seeds in Australia. They are the only wholegrain that can be eaten raw with the whole seed still intact.
They are readily available in both health food stores and in the health food aisle of your local supermarket and we are excited to announce that we are now selling our own range of Australian Healthy Mummy Chia Seed – non imported and with no pesticides – you can buy them from here.
Salad. When we begin a healthy eating and weight loss plan, that word comes up regularly, and not always with positive connotations.
The poor old salad often cops a bit of negativity when it comes to healthy eating, with many of us picturing a few straggly leaves and maybe half a bruised tomato. Not really all that appetizing!
Pumpernickel is certainly a funny name but they hold tremendous health benefits that could help you boost the results of your weight loss efforts.
Pumpernickel bread is commonly associated with the Westphalia region of Germany and has a physical appearance that is rather dark in colour, and a very thin crust.
It’s traditionally made with power-packed ingredients like coarsely ground rye flour that gives it a distinctive sweet taste.
However, not all pumpernickel bread is made the same way and the one with the highest nutrition benefit is the one that closely follows the original German recipe.
When you first commit to a weight loss and healthy lifestyle program, it can be a good idea to take stock of the kinds of food you already have in the house.
If you’re anything like me, you often stock up on non-perishables when they’re on special at the supermarket, leading to a (very) full pantry with cans and jars of ingredients you barely remember buying!