Marissa Nieves, Fitness Expert for the September 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge shares an introduction on what metabolism is and why it’s important to regulate it and keep active to lose weight.
Our September 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is themed the Metabolism Boosting Challenge – if you would like to get a sample of recipes on the menu click below:
Or you can join the Challenge directly here
The body’s metabolism regulates how we exchange energy. Our metabolic rate fluctuates throughout the day for many different reasons and is affected by a variety of factors including intake, physical activity, sleep structure, hydration, level of stress and breathing.
When health professionals talk of body metabolism, they usually discuss the body’s base line regulator and the expected rate of activity i.e. the average amount that the body expects to have to work.
For instance, if we usually perform a relatively high level of physical activity, our metabolism will likely increase to accommodate the body’s high level of use. In doing so, our capacity for energy storage increases and energy distribution in the body becomes more efficient.
lose baby weightA similar situation occurs when physical activity is reduced. Metabolism will slow to adapt to the level of work or ‘load’ it anticipates is required by the body. It will reduce its capacity to store and distribute energy and other systems in the body also slow in an effort to maintain balance.
For a healthy and regulated metabolism, it is vital to keep the body physically active. Increased muscle mass achieved through resistance training is usually associated with a higher metabolic rate. High intensity interval training (HIIT) also aids EPOC (post-exercise oxygen consumption), an important factor in metabolic regulation and weight loss.
There are many simple ways to support a healthy metabolism such as weight lifting, HIIT workouts, dietary alterations, creating effective sleep patterns, conscious breathing and relaxation techniques.
Marissa Nieves, Fitness Expert
Our September 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is themed the Metabolism Boosting Challenge – if you would like to get a sample of recipes on the menu click below:
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Results from mums using the 28 Day Challenge

Emma Loses 7.5kg*

I have changed so much in the last 28 days. I RUN, I used to be the kind of person who would almost pass out after 30 seconds of running.
I love exercising now. I feel amazing. I look amazing. I have lost 50 cms off my entire body and 7.5kg. I’m finally below 70kg and while I still have quite a while to go, I know I can do it. I no longer feel overwhelmed or stuck. Join here

Libby Loses 13kg*

Being overweight my entire adult life, never had I thought I’d get down to a weight and body size that I would be happy with, let alone being able to do that without starving myself or working out for hours every day.
I owe my success to the Lose Baby Weight 28 Day Challenges being so family friendly and flexible, the Healthy Mummy smoothies for being so versatile and delicious, and the Healthy Mummy and Lose Baby Weight Support Group on Facebook being so positive and supportive.  Join here
Jess has lost 23kg*
I started Lose Baby Weight in Jan when bub #2 was 6 weeks old. I got to 110kgs when pregnant & 100kg when starting LBW.
I have done 4 strict rounds of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and the rest just following the LBW way of life with LBW recipes thrown in there. My goal was to get to 75kgs and I am SO close I can taste it. Loving LBW and all you inspirational ladies
Lizzie lost 13kg* on 4 Challenges
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Lizzie says: “The food is delicious and very easy to make. The recipes are very simple and don’t require a lot of ingredients.
I love that the menu plan for the week is all worked out and it can be customised to suit your family and the ingredients you may have on hand”

Tamara Loses 26kg*

In September 2014 I started eating better and walking and managed to shift 5 kgs myself. In November 2014, weighing 113kgs I signed up for my first Lose Baby Weight 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and I haven’t looked back. I have since lost 26 kgs and currently weigh 87kgs. I want to lose another 12kgs and when I get to 75kgs reassess my goal. The Challenge recipes and exercises have not only changed my life, but also my son’s life. Join here

Lauren has lost 46kg*

Lauren says “I’d highly recommend starting with a 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. It’s such a great way to learn about healthy eating and exercise….. The Challenges are perfect as they run for 28 days, with so many different customizable options for every meal and day”

Claire Loses 25kg*

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I started Lose Baby Weight on the 1st September 2014 and that was my first 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge! I have completed every 28 Day Challenge since then and I am thrilled with my results. The recipes are family friendly, budget friendly, convenient and DELICIOUS! As a breastfeeding mother it’s important to me that my milk supply doesn’t decrease due to my diet and I’m so happy to say that I have not had any supply issues. I’m the fittest and lightest I have weighed in my adult life. Join here

Michaela Loses 17kg*

In the past I had tried other diets which didn’t work and I had a personal trainer at one stage to which helped to a certain extent but nothing compared to Lose Baby Weight. I’ve finally learnt about healthy calories, healthy eating, healthy excercises postpartum. In the time I have been on the 28 Day Challenges I have gained so much knowledge that I never knew before and I will be forever grateful to Rhian and the Lose Baby Weight team.  Join here

Hannah Loses 16kg*

Lose Baby Weight- 16kg Loss
After doing six 28 Day Challenges since July 2014, I think this has been the absolute BEST !! And I have now lost 16kg. The incredible meal plans, delicious recipes, Pilates routines and added Core workouts have been fantastic.
Now, I am 16kg lighter and my emotions are a complete 180. I am active, adventurous, spontaneous, happy, and fun, I’m the me I remember from my twenties (nearly) and my family are benefiting from that. My mum in particular tells me often how very different I was and how she has her daughter back again. Join here