Today we have a delicious and simple recipe for the humble mushroom.
Mushrooms are very low in calories – 100g of chopped button mushrooms contains just 16 calories. This is great news when you are trying to lose weight as you can fill up on healthy veggies like these, and know you are on the right track.
Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable that contain Vitamin D (AKA the ‘sunshine’ vitamin – leave them on a sunny windowsill to increase the content). They are also high in fibre and protein.
Every month, a mum who is on the Lose Baby Weight plans will be writing about their journey, exercise, ups and downs and will be here to help motivate YOU and THEMSELVES along the way – and if you want to become our Motivating Mum for one month see here on how you can enter (we pay you for it too!).
And in March our Motivating Mum of the Month and taking up the challenge to motivate you was Linda Hallas.
Linda has already done an incredible job on our weight loss plans and planned to reach her target weight by the end of March – and if you read below you will see that she did it!!
She lost lost 1.7kg this week and 13cms over my body which brought the total loss for March to 7.8kg lost since she started in October to 32.5kg!! AMAZING!!
We have exciting news! The BIG POST EASTER SALE is now ON!
From April 1 – through to April 7 you can receive a 20% discount on all purchases when you use code EASTER at the checkout
Plus all orders are sent via Express Post the next working day after placing your order so you will receive your goodies super fast!
And if you are new to our post pregnancy weight loss plans you can see how they work here and you can click here to see some of the fantastic weight loss result stories from mums who have sent in their fantastic success stories
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If you’ve been on Facebook long enough, or read any of the millions of health and wellbeing websites and blogs scattered about the internet, there’s a good chance you would have stumbled across the ‘green smoothie.’
While we all know how fabulous smoothies are for health and weight loss (hello Healthy Mummy smoothies), it seems that the wider world is having a bit of a smoothie resurgence of late and falling back in love with their blenders.
And why not? Smoothies are a fantastic way to start your day (and/or ensure you have a nutritious, filling lunch), are packed full of fresh ingredients and provide a great balance of protein, carbs and other essential fats, vitamins and minerals.
Blending all that goodness together means you end up getting a supercharged dose of your chosen ingredients all in the one go. Think of it like your liquid vitamin pill in a glass.
What has changed however is the colour of the smoothies that we see being uploaded onto Instagram everyday. While traditional favourites will always do the rounds, gorgeously green concoctions are the big news.
As we move into winter, our weight loss and healthy eating habits can sometimes be sabotaged by the shorter days and cold nights
Cool temperatures make our bodies crave nourishing, warm foods. These types of foods range across the dietary pyramid but for some reason, carbs and sweet things are often the top pick for many women.
This is probably due to the sugar and starch content of these foods and the effect that is has on our hormones and our tummies, helping us feel full and comforted, hence the label ‘comfort food’.
While these foods may ‘comfort’ us in the short term, some of them aren’t exactly the best for weight loss.
Big bowls of buttery mashed potatoes, huge helpings of pasta, piping hot pudding and sugary drinks are certainly appealing, and as an occasional treat won’t undo all your good work, but when consumed more regularly (or in conjunction with each other) can end up causing a set back when it comes time to jump on the scales.
With the weather slowly starting to cool down (well supposedly!) and the Autumn months upon us, healthy, weight loss friendly snacking solutions sometimes becomes a little thinner on the ground.
There is nothing more wonderful than the feeling of being a new mum and it is a totally rewarding experience that we will cherish in our hearts forever.
Whilst you may love spending time and taking care of your newborn, sometimes the responsibility of being a new mum might get a little bit exhausting if you don’t know how to manage your own sleepy time.
Is it possible to get a healthy sleep as a new mum? Well, there are definitely ways to improve the quantity AND qualities of your sleep but before we get into it, let’s have a look at why it is so important to get some precious sleep.
A good night’s sleep will help you feel better about yourself and give you the energy you need to be a supermum throughout the day. Sleep irregularity could also affect your post pregnancy weight loss goals, and a recent study shows that women who get only 5 hours or less of sleep a day are more likely to have weight retention issues.
Here’s a quick and easy way to add a flavour kick to salmon fillets.
Salmon is considered to be one of nature’s ‘Superfoods’ as it is a rich source of Omega 3s.
If you have 2 serves each week it is said to provide the recommended intake of Omega 3 (which research has shown is beneficial for heart health and a range of diseases & conditions).
This is a great option for a weeknight meal as it is easy to prepare and ready in no time at all.
Not all cravings are created equal. While you may crave a certain food like chocolate at a certain time of the month, or reach for a bag of potato chips when you are having a rough day, there are sometimes other factors at play.
Here we look at the main offenders when it comes to cravings; offer reasons why they may be happening; and look for healthier alternatives.