Nothing beats a bowl of soup on a cold day. Not only is a big serving of veggie based broth low in calories (making it the perfect food for weight loss), it’s also packed full of vitamins and nutrients, making it an ideal healthy lunch or dinner.
A bowl of hot soup can also have more than the usual nutrient benefits for our bodies. The easy digestibility of the warm liquid makes soups and broths a thermogenic food. This refers to foods that actually help us to stay warm and maintain our body heat, even when the outside temperature drops.
If there’s one thing that can throw your weight loss progress right off course, it’s catching a cold or being struck down with the flu. While Doctors generally agree that it’s ok to exercise with a slight case of the sniffles, it’s recommended that anything that involves full blown symptoms be treated seriously and with a break from working out.
Dukkah is a mix of ground up nuts, seeds and spices; normally used as a dip for bread and olive oil.
The word is derived from the Arabic ‘to pound’ as the ingredients are pounded together after being dry roasted.
It is most important not to over blend when you make it, otherwise you will end up with powder or paste.
While it can be commonly found in delis, at farmer’s markets and in nice restaurants – it is actually very easy to make yourself.
Dukkah should be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge and will last for several weeks.
The recipes on our 28 Day Diet & Exercise Plan are specifically created to be packed full of nutrition, full of taste, great for weight loss and easy for the busy mum to make.
The 28 Day Plan comes with a daily food plan to follow with detailed recipes, snacks and meals for breakfast, lunch and snacks
One of the biggest amounts of feedback we receive (other than all the weight loss feedback and results we get sent in) is that everyone loves the food and recipes and how it has transformed the way they eat.
We have tried to make it really easy to follow as possible too with a weekly shopping list and heaps of advice and tips.
And below we have shared one of the yummy recipes on the 28 day plan – the Smoked Salmon Salad – we hope you enjoy
I had my third child in Nov 2012.
I had gained about 17kgs during the pregnancy and after the birth of my daughter I lost 7 kgs in the first few days.
Then, unlike my other pregnancies, the weight loss stopped.
Even though I was breastfeeding I couldn’t seem to get below 70kgs.
I was always fairly active during pregnancy and the births of my first two kids and the weight just kind of fell off by itself. But with number 3 I just didn’t have the same opportunities to squeeze exercise in.
Enter Lose Baby Weight and I have now lost 9kg!
We often get asked about breakfast ideas here at Lose Baby Weight.
So today we thought we would take a look at ideas for toast, and the health benefits of each.
Using 2 slices of wholemeal toast (at 180 calories) you can easily check out the calories and nutrition information based on the average amount of spread you would use on top.
In general, you are making a good choice by using a whole food rather than a processed spread.
For instance you can use a whole tomato for less than 30 calories, or a boiled egg has just 73 calories; whereas a tablespoon of peanut butter comes in at 127 calories.
‘I’m a mum to 3 beautiful kids under 3.5. The youngest is 5 months old.
I’ve whacked on 30kgs in the last 3 years and I’ve been very unhappy and unmotivated until I came across Lose Baby Weight.
I bought the 28 Day Diet and Exercise Plan book and have lost 4kgs in less then 4 weeks.
I couldn’t be happier!
I’m still going as I need to lose another 23kgs.
Today I made this quick and easy dinner for my toddler, and ended up having it myself too, it was so tasty.
It’s always great to have eggs in the house for a quick and easy meal. They are packed with protein and fill you up so you don’t feel hungry later.
This recipe is easily adaptable to whatever you have on hand. Replace the spinach with grated zucchini or carrot; try cooked chicken instead of the ham; add some cherry tomatoes or even a tin of corn.
If you have time, you can make your own easy pesto and keep it in the fridge to use for all sorts of meals. Or the store bought pesto is great too and keeps well.
The best part is, you just need to pop it all in a dish and cook it in the oven. No stirring, straining or stove-watching required.
Keep an eye on the seasoning if you plan to share this with your children.