Giving birth is one of the most traumatic life events for any woman in terms of the amount of stress that your body has to go through.
Having a baby can affect the way you feel physically and emotionally, and the birthing process – whether you have a vaginal birth or a caesarean section – can take a long time to recover from.
But there are a number of foods that contain numerous vitamins and minerals that can actually boost your recovery time, helping your body to heal, meaning that you can get on with the job of being a mum.
Yoghurt is a fantastically healthy food product – it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients, making it a great food product for general health, but it’s also a low fat dairy product – and this means that it can actually boost weight loss.
Yoghurt that contains active cultures will boost your general health by nourishing the healthy bacteria within your gut, letting it flourish. The more healthy bacteria in your gut, the fewer bad bacteria there are, meaning that your overall health and in particular, the health of your digestive tract will improve.
Before starting on the Healthy Mummy Smoothies, Carmen used to skip breakfast. Not any more!
Carmen has come up with an original smoothie idea – using Vegemite. ‘I hate Vegemite on my toast or in a sandwich but thought of putting it in my smoothie. It was yummy!’
If you’ve got your own smoothie creation, send the recipe and a picture to email@example.com
You will be considered to win our Smoothie of the Week prize – a $100 Myer voucher!
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If you are ready to lose weight then the Lose Baby Weight plans offer a healthy and safe exercise and diet routine and you can get a 10% discount by using code LOYALTY at the checkout.
Whether it’s fresh from the deli, in a container from the supermarket, or even if you’ve made your own – ricotta is a versatile cheese that adds creaminess to any recipe.
High in Vitamin A and calcium, ricotta is a creamy white cheese with a mild flavour. It is Italian in origin and is traditionally made from cow’s, sheep’s or goat’s milk.
Each month, a different mum on the Lose Baby Weight plans will be blogging about their journey, exercise, ups and downs and be here on a daily basis 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 Motivating Mum was Linda Hallas who showed us how she lost 32kg on the Lose Baby Weight Plans (not in one month!) and you can see Linda’s motivating posts here.
And THIS MONTH, in April, our Motivating Mum of the Month is Janet Cook!. Janet has already done an incredible job on our weight loss plans already losing 10kg (and looks FANTASTIC!)
and plans to reach her target weight by the end of April and is taking her role of Motivating Mum by the horns to help her do it!
You can read Janet’s introduction below – and she will be posting daily on our Lose Baby Weight Facebook page and blogging weekly on the website here – GOOD LUCK JANET!! You can do it!
My name is Janet Cook and I am SO excited to be April’s Motivating Mum of the Month for Lose Baby Weight!
My weight loss journey actually started in my teens and for the past 12 or so years I always felt overweight. This has been a constant burden on my shoulders, having never really been successful at losing weight.
If you’re a bit concerned about giving your kids a mountain of chocolate this weekend, you’re not alone.
But if you want to have the fun of an Easter Egg Hunt (minus all the eggs) we’ve got a mega-long list of items that you can use for the hunt that the kids will LOVE – as well as an egg or two.
We have a new position that we are currently recruiting for on the Lose Baby Weight & Healthy Mummy Team.
It is a very specific role and is currently a contract/temporary role which may develop into more should this project go well. Please see the applications details below:
When you start eating healthily, it can be a minefield to work out what you can actually eat.
Meat can be particularly tricky as the calories and fat in each cut of meat differs widely from shop to shop and portion to portion, and there are so many different cuts of each type of meat, it can be virtually impossible to work out which meat you can actually eat.
We’ve come up with a list of the leanest cuts of meat and how to serve them – as well as some super simple tips to work out portion sizes without having to dig out your kitchen scales.
Gilly has shared this fruity smoothie with us. Feel free to substitute the fresh peaches for tinned ones if you don’t have any on hand.
What’s your favourite home made smoothie? Share your recipe (and a picture too please) and you will go into the draw to win our Smoothie of the Week prize – a $100 Myer voucher! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you are trying to lose weight, the weekly shop can seem like a battle field. The supermarkets are full of healthy food but are also well-stocked with unhealthy options too.
Wondering what a healthy trolley looks like? We’ve compiled the A to Z list so you know what should go in (and what should stay out).
Feeling tense? Irritable? Resentful? Tearful? It could well be your time of the month, when your hormones and your emotions are all over the place.
Many women have to deal with the symptoms of PMT (pre-menstrual tension) once a month and according to recent research, at least 85% of menstruating women experience at least one symptom of PMT during their monthly cycle.
Often, the emotional symptoms of PMT are just as disruptive as the physical symptoms of PMT – but luckily, you can help to control some of the emotional symptoms of PMT by eating a healthy diet containing certain vitamins and minerals. Some of these vitamins and the foods they are found in are listed below – and in the Healthy Mummy Smoothies.
Omega-3s are fatty acids that are essential for general health – but also for emotional health. You’ll find omega-3s in all sorts of foods, including oily fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and herring, nuts and seeds such as walnuts and flaxseeds and even in some types of vegetables.