Most of us are creatures of habit. We buy the same foods each week from the same supermarket and prepare the same recipes over and over, because it’s all that we know, and let’s face it, it takes less effort. If you have made the decision to start a healthier lifestyle, then you will need to change of your bad habits, and start thinking differently about what you buy and what you cook. How to create healthy family eating habits
The problem is that we get so comfortable in our ways that it’s hard to give up those old habits. Having a system in place, such as a weekly meal planner can be a good way to get organised and teach you which types of foods are healthiest to buy.

In order to help your family eat healthier, you can start with these 3 steps

  1. Identify the bad habits you want to fix
  2. Figure out why these habits exist
  3. Slowly adjust your bad eating and exercise habits into healthier new ones

Wouldn’t it be great if the whole family could change their bad habits all at once?
Just because you have decided to make a change and start eating healthier, doesn’t automatically mean the rest of the family will be on board. Although the August 28 day weight loss challenge is very family friendly, and could be a very good place to start, there may be a couple of recipes that still need to be amended to suit everyone.
For example, if we have a recipe containing salmon and non-starchy vegetables, then you can maybe toss a garlic bread under the grill for the other family members that need or would like to eat more calories. Or, for the Asian-style recipes, you can make up some quick rice or soba noodles and serve them on the side. If your partner wants to eat a huge steak with mash and pasta, you can also have steak but a smaller portion. And maybe serve yours with a salad or steamed veggies rather than loads of starchy carbs. How to make healthier family habits
Use this change as an opportunity to the get the rest of the family eating healthier. If you would like your children or husband to start eating healthier, you all need to be doing it together. The goal is to eventually be eating the same meals.
In order to achieve this, make sure the family is eating enough protein and good fats during the day, such as eggs, lean meats, avocado, healthy oils, tuna, nuts and seeds. Carbohydrates should be wholegrain and unprocessed.  All our Healthy Mummy recipes follow these good nutritional habits.
Once you start eating healthier during the day, you will find yourself and your family are less hungry at night and likely to eat the same meal without you always having to prepare side dishes.
Written by Elisha Danine – Nutritionist (BHSc Compl Med)

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Every month on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, we run a BRAND NEW 28 Day Menu with a different theme so you NEVER get bored!
Next months theme is the FAMILY FRIENDLY MEALS plus some fantastic exercises to tone up your butt and thighs! – Perfect for getting the whole family involved in healthy eating and of course getting in shape for the summer months ahead.
If you are curious about the 28 Day Challenge recipes then we have a FREE 28 Day Challenge FAMILY FRIENDLY recipe and exercise pack for you to try HERE.  August family friendly challenge
Find a delicious range of healthy recipes, packed full of energy boosting ingredients and nutrients together with easy to achieve exercise.

About the 28 Day Challenge

A few key things to note are:

  • The Challenge menu is FULLY customisable
  • You have access to over 1700 exclusive recipes
  • You have access to over 300 exercise routines
  • Meals are family friendly and are made in under 10-20 minutes

For a limited time, we are offering you a HUGE DISCOUNT on the lifetime membership discount on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge – you can see this awesome offer here.

Here are some INCREDIBLE results from mums on the 28 Day Challenge.

Rae Willingham lost 15kg on the challengesFlash back Friday weight loss results - Rae

Rae says “I am a different woman!!  No longer am I sad and shy and fearful of judgement.  I’m proud and sassy and I own my stuff!  I couldn’t have achieved all that I have without The Healthy Mummy. I feel ALIVE and I can thank the 28 Day weight loss challenge and Healthy Mummy smoothies for that.  Never did I think that I would feel sexier and more confident 3 kids down but I do! Xx”

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