Hi Lose Baby Weight,
I want to thank you for creating such a wonderful, nutritious product and creating The Healthy Mummy range!
After the birth of our daughter Tilly I took it easy and didn’t worry too much about losing the weight.
I eventually lost the baby weight over 6-8 months but was still over weight so I went on a crash diet and lost another 6kg, going down to 76.5kgs.
It was such a tough diet and I felt tired and hungry all of the time. I should of known better than to go on a radical diet but I had my sisters wedding coming up and needed to get into a bridesmaids dress.
Then I fell pregnant with our son Alex and re-gained all of the weight I had lost and more, as you do when you start eating ‘normally’ after being on a crash diet!
For some reason I felt so self conscious after my son was born and really wanted to lose the weight as soon as possible. I saw a friend of mine had liked the Lose Baby Weight page on Facebook so I had a look at the website and it sounded fantastic so I decided to give it a go.
I started at 84.1kgs and am now down to 76.1kgs in around 6 weeks, and feel so much better for it. I’ve never felt like I was being starved or deprived and have much more energy than I had before (even with a 5 month old baby keeping me awake all night and a very full on two year old!).
Another major reason I loved the idea of the Lose Baby Weight plan was that it increased milk supply. I ended up switching to formula when Tilly was 5 months old because I didn’t have the supply she wanted.
When I started feeding Alex I really wanted to feed for much longer. He use to fight me and cry and pull off every feed, making us both very wound up and cranky! Since being on the LBW plan he hasn’t fought me once and is feeding happily every feed!
Because the plan makes so much sense it’s been so easy to adapt it into our household, we are all eating such healthy nutritious meals. Having more energy and the drive to keep losing weight and keep my milk supply boosted has really motivated me to cook much healthier meals, instead of the unhealthy quick dinners I use to make because I was so tired all of the time.
I always had such great intentions to teach our children to eat well but having no energy and being tired and cranky all the time really dented that for a while. I’m so happy that now, thanks to LBW, I can teach them the right foods to eat and lead by example. Unlike other crash shake diets, the Healthy Mummy Smoothie and 28 Day Plan is so realistic, it has just become a part of normal every day life, not a short term fad that just reverses all of the work you have done as soon as you stop.
I have a goal in sight and for once it actually seems realistic, not just some number I know I’ll never reach. Life is much happier when we all feel well (Alex included, feeding much better!) and have more energy to play and live!
Thank you so much for giving me back my health and energy, its been such an amazing transformation in such a small amount of time and our family is loving the effects!
Claire Lawson, Mollymook NSW
Why the Healthy Mummy Smoothie is different
Our Healthy Mummy Smoothie range is 96% sugar free, 100% fructose free and 100% artificial sweetener free.
And it is very different to other shake products out there. Plus if you are a breastfeeding mum they are safe for use in breastfeeding. You can also see a comparison table to other brands here
We are also recommend by Midwives, Doctors and Nutritionists – you can see Midwife reviews here and Nutritionist reviews here
We are also regularly featured on TV and in the media and write a monthly column in Practical Parenting Magazine – you can see some of our media coverage here
1) They are great for a busy mum’s brekkie
Our research shows that over 50% of mums skip breakfast due to being too tired to make it or not having enough time to make it.
Needless to say this reeks havoc with the metabolism, health and weight loss of mums all over the country and if mums found just 2 minutes to make a smoothie for breakfast they would feel healthier, have more energy and find weight loss a lot easier
If you are using any weight loss plan or healthy eating plan (or following our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges or have our 28 Day Plan meal plan book)
2) It is accelerant and filler FREE
We are proud to say that our Smoothie is free from any fillers and weight loss accelerators. Many many weight loss shakes contain fillers and weight loss accelerants to trick your body into short term – and unhealthy weight loss. These artificial fillers make your tummy feel temporarily full are not natural and the long term effects are not known. They can also lead to a lot of the side effects associated with ‘shakes’.
3) It contains wholefoods
The Healthy Mummy Smoothie contains wholefoods and over 25 vitamins and minerals. The product is high quality and every ingredient in the smoothie has been included to be a benefit to your health. Most shakes do not provide this high quality and the reason you will see many ‘giveaway’ offers on TV with these brands is because their product is extremely cheap to make and do not use the wholefoods and high quality vitamins and minerals that we do – so it is very cheap to make and their product is topped up with sugar and fillers to bulk it out.
4) It is dairy and gluten free
Today many people have allergies to dairy and gluten so our smoothie is free of both of these ingredients. We use non genetically modified Soy Protein Isolate which uses only the protein part of the soy – not the oestrogen part of the soy.
5) It is breastfeeding friendly
We do not use any caffeines or weight loss accelerants in our smoothies so that breastfeeding mums can use it. We also included fenugreek in the smoothie to be an additional benefit – and if you are not breastfeeding, fenugreek can still be a great benefit to your health as it provides carbohydrates, dietary fibre, fats and minerals like iron, calcium and phosphorous.
We have thousands of emails each month from mums on our plans who report improved milk supply from using our smoothies, but if your baby has any food sensitivities or suffers from colic we recommend talking to your Dr before changing your diet or using our products and plans. And you can read more on this from the ABA here
You can click here to read some stories of mums who have sent in results of increased milk supply on our smoothies. Read Barbara’s story here Read Emma’s story here Read Jessica’s story here Read Amy’s story here Read Claire’s story here Read Linda’s story here
6) It is a formulated meal replacement & passes international standards
Our smoothie is a formulated meal replacement and has passed International Food Standards. It provides your body with over 25 vitamins and minerals and the focus is on optimal nutrition.
Some other ‘shakes’ on the market are only a protein shake or supplement.
This means they cannot be used as a meal substitute as they do not contain enough nutrients and energy to fuel your body and consumers can often be mislead into thinking a product called a Shake is a meal replacement when it is not. You can see a comparison table with other shakes here
7) It has helped mums lose over 1 million kg (results may vary)
Mums all over the world, love our smoothies. And they are great for getting lots of nutrition into your body if you are too time poor or tired to cook a meal.
And mums also like to use them in conjunction with our 28 Day Diet & Exercise Plan – which is also breastfeeding friendly.
You can see hundreds of results from mums on our plans here
8) What ingredients are in the Smoothie?
The smoothies are free from artificial sweeteners, additives, fillers, caffeine and weight loss accelerants
Included in our smoothies are:
- Apple pectin – a source of soluble fibre that forms gel naturally
- Rice bran fibre – a highly fibrous ingredient
- Cellulose – major component of cell wall in plants
- Psyllium husks – a water-soluble fibre to aid digestion
- Inulin – a natural vegetable fibre to aid digestion
- Flaxseed meal – healthy fats (omega3 fatty acids) & high fibre making it an ideal ingredient for post birth nourishment
- Pumpkin seed meal – adds bulk to assist a sense of fullness & contains a high level of essential fatty acids, protein, zinc & iron.
Protein For Health & Weight Loss:
- Soy protein isolate (non GM) – a complete protein low in fat with high digestibility. The protein is a soy protein isolate – which means the protein has been isolated and the oestrogen and hormone part of soy is not included in the product – only the protein part of the soy
- Methionine 10mFg – important amino acid for normal metabolism
- Protease (from aspergillus) – group of enzymes that assist digestive process by breaking down proteins
- Soy lecithin 400mg (non GM) – emulsifying that can aid the digestive system
- Bromelain 5mg – enzymes from pineapple assisting protein digestion.
Herbs For Your Health – during a weight loss diet, herbs can help to maintain a feeling of general wellbeing:
- Ginger root – a spice often used to improve metabolism while soothing the stomach
- Fenugreek – Provides carbohydrates, dietary fibre, fats and minerals like iron, calcium and phosphorous. It also provides support for breastfeeding mothers
- Dandelion root – helps absorption of nutrients in “The Healthy Mummy” Smoothie and Rich in Vitamin A,C and B2, iron and calcium
LOW GI: as part of a weight loss diet, low GI foods help to release glucose more slowly leading to a more stable blood glucose level.
Natural ingredients in our smoothies help give a gentle sensation of feeling fuller for longer, helping to avoid eating large meals or over snacking. They help to bulk the stool & aid bowel eliminations.
We do not use any artificial sweeteners in our smoothies and use a small amount of thaumatin – which is a natural plant based sweetener to sweeten the smoothie – you can read about this here.
9) What ingredients are NOT in the Smoothie?
We are proud that the following ingredients are NOT in our smoothies
- No Caffeine
- No Fillers
- No Artificial Sweeteners
- No Fructose
- No Genetically Modified Ingredients
- No Added Salt
- No Weight Loss Accelerants
- No Chemicals
- No Phentermines
- No Phenylpropanolamine
- No Dairy
- No gluten ingredients
10) We now also have a pregnancy smoothie
And the great news is that if you are pregnant, our sister site www.healthymummy.com have launched The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie – and you can read all about this here