Lose Baby Weight and The Healthy Mummy are celebrating their 5th birthday this October and as part of the celebrations we’re sharing loads of helpful information around the number 5.
Information that will help you with your healthy eating plans and exercise routines to ensure they are a real success towards reaching your weight loss goals.
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Here we share some tips on how you can lose 5kgs – whether it’s the last 5kgs to reach your weight loss goal or 5kgs to get you started on your weight loss journey.

1) Get strict

While you may not be into counting calories, you might just find that when you work out your BMI and the corresponding daily calorie recommendation that you are over or under consuming each day. Every little bit helps, so why not spend just a few weeks counting calories until you are confident that you are eating the right amount. And get our Calorie Bible here

2) Make more healthy swaps

Enjoy eggs and spinach instead of toast or cereal; try using 50:50 water and milk in your Healthy Mummy Smoothies; fill your plate with veggies and salad instead of rice or pasta; use lettuce or cabbage as ‘wraps’ instead of sandwiches.

3) Up the protein

Ensure that you are eating enough protein in your meals and snacks. This helps you to feel fuller for longer and gets your metabolism firing. Think nuts, LSA, boiled eggs, poached chicken, natural peanut butter, tofu.

4) Cut back on the treats

If you are really trying everything then why not go for it and try really cutting back your treats for a few weeks. It might mean all the difference so it is worth a go if you think you can manage it. And if you want a healthy version of a treat, try our Guilt Free Chocolate Treats & Baking Book

5) Say no to alcohol for a while

Even the odd glass of wine adds up in terms of calories. And with no nutritional value it could be a quick and easy way to see results.

6) Mix up your repertoire

Our bodies get used to the same old same old. Why not challenge your taste buds with some recipes from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge with hundreds of recipes to choose from.

7) Stay focused

One day at a time is all we can do. Don’t let a bad day turn into a bad week. So if you have a slip up, dust yourself off and remember that tomorrow is another day closer to your goal.

8) Get support

Try chatting to a friend or another mum who has lost weight. Pick their brain and see if they have any insight for you about anything you are missing or not doing. Jump onto the Lose Baby Weight Facebook page and be inspired by the mums, advice and stories on the page.

9) Boost your metabolism

Get your insides to do all the work. Fire up your metabolism and the calories will burn themselves. Read our top picks for weight loss boosting foods here.

10) Move move move

For some people, a daily walk and some weekly strength training is enough to see great results. For others, you might need to get more of a sweat on to see the benefit. Try alternating your walks with jogging or a light run. Increase your strength training as this helps to build muscle which means you will burn more calories even from your daily movements. Need a bit more structure? Try our Healthy Mummy Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD.
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