The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has been specially designed by our team of nutritionists and exercise experts to ensure you have variety and healthy choices to make the Challenge – well, less challenging!
At Lose Baby Weight we ensure that all our healthy eating diet and exercise plans can easily become part of your normal routine so that you can maintain them and reach your weight loss goals.
When following a new meal or exercise plan you may need some time to adjust to the differences in your routine and changes in your usual shopping habits.
shopping list
Below are some tips on how to save time and money when participating in the  Challenge:

Shopping List Tips

  • When you first look at the Shopping List you may think there are a lot of things to buy. The list has been put together to itemise every item you will need to make every recipe, assuming your pantry is empty.
  • You may have many of the condiments, spices, nuts, grains & seeds already as they are pantry staples for most households. If not then once you’ve done a full shop for Week 1 you will find that many of these items are re-used throughout the Challenge so you won’t need to re-purchase them.
  • Everything on the Shopping Lists can be purchased from a large supermarket, or are specified if not.
  • When possible shop locally for your fresh fruit & vegetables so you can just purchase the quantities specified in the shopping list rather than buying pre-packed items that will increase your shopping bill and often can lead to food waste.
  • There are a number of fresh herbs used in the recipes as these are an ideal way to make meals tasty whilst keeping things healthy. If you don’t want to spend the extra money to buy fresh herbs you can always use dried or frozen options. Read our tips on freezing herbs and other food items so you can buy in bulk if it’s cheaper.
  • Go to a local butcher or supermarket that allows you to specify fresh meat, poultry and seafood quantities to match the list’s requirements. Or buy these products in bulk and freeze what you don’t need straight away so you can make the recipes again and continue with your healthy eating diet plan when the Challenge is over.
  • Visit the deli counter at the supermarket to specify quantities for cheeses and deli meats rather than paying for a large packet if you don’t need to use all of it.
  • If your local supermarket has a self serve section for dried fruits and nuts then you can easily purchase smaller quantities of the seeds, grains, nuts and fruits that are listed in each week’s shopping lists. Or buy these items in bulk and store in the pantry for use throughout the Challenge.
  • Ingredients that aren’t as common or that you may not already have in your pantry e.g. Mirin or Kecap Manis have been used in a number of the recipes throughout the whole Challenge so you should only need to buy these items once which will keep costs down.
  • If the suggested fresh meats and seafood are too expensive at your supermarket or shops or you don’t like something, then choose alternatives e.g. use tinned salmon instead of fresh or replace fish fillets with lean chicken breast or similar.

Time Saving Tips

  • We have deliberately made the Meal Plans for each week of the Winter Weight Loss Challenge varied to ensure you can eat tasty and nutritional meals and not get bored but you don’t have to strictly follow each day’s suggestions. Repeat some recipes if you like them to save time with preparing something different every day.
  • Where possible you can pre-prepare some recipes. Look at the Meal Plan when you receive it and any soups, curries, slices and even salads (if you don’t dress them until ready to serve) can be made ahead of time. You could set aside a day where you go through the Meal Plan and pre-prepare the recipes you can, so you can easily grab meals from the fridge or freezer at meal times.
  • Many of the breakfasts can be pre-prepared too and are often better if made a few days before e.g bircher muesli, chia pudding, porridge and poached fruit. Many of these recipes can be pretty much made ahead of time and ready for you to heat up in the microwave and assemble with final ingredients in the morning.
  • Breakfasts and Lunches serve 1 and Dinners serve 2, unless specified otherwise. If it’s easier for you, increase the quantities of the recipes as needed to serve the whole family so you are only preparing one meal for everyone.
  • If you like a particular recipe then make more of it. Making larger batches of porridges, soups, curries, slices, salads etc will provide you with leftovers to have available for another day.
  • When you are low on time or don’t like an option in the Meal Plan, you can always quickly prepare a Healthy Mummy Smoothie instead of a breakfast or lunch recipe, and each week we have suggested some of our favourite smoothie recipes for mums on the Challenge who regularly use our smoothies.

A little bit of planning with shopping and meal preparation will ensure the Winter Weight Loss Challenge is a successful healthy eating plan for you to reach your weight loss goals.
And don’t forget to share your tips, photos and weight loss progress on our Facebook page, Instagram, Pinterest and we hope you love the variety of food and recipes on the plan.
You can also get a FREE recipe and exercise sampler for the upcoming Feb Challenge here

About the 28 Day Challenge

A few key things to note are:

  • The Challenge menu is FULLY customisable
  • You have access to over 1600 exclusive recipes
  • You have access to over 300 exercise routines
  • Meals are family friendly and are made in under 10-20 minutes

You can also see some INCREDIBLE results from mums on the 28 Day Challenge here

Leashaa Lost 15kg* with the 28 Day Challenges

Leashaa says: “I’ve Lost 15kgs thanks to LBW and over 150Cm of fat!! I started my journey last year and thanks to LBW I’ve been able to lose weight, create a healthy lifestyle and maintain my breastmilk supply allowing me to continue nursing my daughter into our 3rd year! Thanks Lose Baby Weight 😄😄😄😄
You won’t regret it!
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Samantha Lost 22kgs* with the 28 Day Challenges

Samantha says: “Today marks 1 year of Lose Baby Weight for me 😄 22kg gone all up and feeling fitter and healthier than I have in my entire life. I hope you all have a fabulous 2016 and achieve all of your goals xxx”
You won’t regret it!
Join the challenge here