Are following a healthy eating plan and enjoying your main meals and regular snacks each day in order to lose pregnancy weight?
Do you then find yourself, late in the evening, hunting through the cupboards for a little something else to nibble on?
It might be some chocolate, a biscuit, some ice cream – any treat will do (even some cooking chocolate in a pinch).
Lose Baby Weight - Why Do I Crave Sweet Food After Dinner?This is really common – so first of all, don’t beat yourself up about it. Instead, try to work out what is setting off your craving so that you can stop it in its tracks.

28_day_challengeAre you getting your calories in?

First of all make sure you know how many calories you should be consuming each day in order to reach your goals. Check out our guide here.
From there, spend a few days making a food diary of what you eat and drink and tally up the calories. If you find you are regularly below your recommended calorie intake, this could explain the urge to snack more after dinner.
If you need help reaching your calories each day, check out our article here that offers some handy tips.

What’s in your dinner?

healthy_eatingDon’t set yourself up for a fall by having a small dinner. Remember this food has to last all the way until breakfast time.
So make a salad to go with your pizza; steam some green beans or broccoli to go with your roast chicken; ensure you have some protein such as lean meats; and throw in some healthy fats like feta, nuts or avocado as this helps your brain feel satisfied for longer.
You can also start using coconut oil in your cooking if you don’t already. This has been shown to help some people reduce their sugar cravings. Read more on that here.

Are you making it too easy to eat junk?

Chocolate-Chip-Chickpea-Try not to keep junk in the house – this makes it so much easier to avoid eating. If you have to jump in the car to go and buy the ice cream, you are less likely to end up eating it.
Try keeping some healthy treats and snacks on hand to have after dinner for when you really are hungry (especially if you are breastfeeding). You could do a big bake up once a week and keep single serve snacks in the fridge or freezer.
Try some healthy Choc Chip Chickpea Cookies or these Coconut and Date Balls for something easy that feels indulgent.

Have you just formed a bad habit?

Lose Baby Weight - how to stop eating junk foodFor some people, craving something sweet after dinner is just a bad habit that they can’t shake.
Perhaps you feel as though you need a treat for getting through the day with the kids (hey, we know it can be tough – go have a bath instead).
Maybe you’re just so tired by then that you need the sugar hit just to keep your eyes open (maybe just head to bed – and check out our guide for getting off the sugar rollercoaster here).
Maybe you are just a bit bored and the chocolate bar just makes you feel a bit better. Why not try jumping on the Lose Baby Weight Facebook support group for a chat instead; do a 10 minute segment from the Healthy Mummy Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD; or call a friend for a catch up.
If you want some great recipes for sweet treats that are good for you, why not join us on our next 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge?
The Challenge hub has over 800 exclusive recipes in (all created by nutritionists and chefs and you can get access to all the Challenge tools, recipes, meal plans and exercises here – and the bonus news is that mums lose an average of 4-6 kg over 28 days).

About the 28 Day Challenge

The 28 Day Challenges will provide you with the skills to make the right decisions when it comes to food choices plus support and tips to make food prep, fitting in exercise, staying motivated and reaching your goals really easy.
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Here are some of the other key benefits from joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge:

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  • You will receive 28 Days of easy to make recipes (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and even dessert)
  • All recipes are made in under 20 minutes
  • Each week comes with personalised weekly shopping list – either in PDF form or mobile version
  • Meal plans are fully customisable
  • Subscribers will have access to the exclusive challenge 1000+ recipe hub

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  • You will receive 28 days of effective interval training exercise plans – all done at home
  • Use the online timer to perform all your interval training
  • Record your stats in your personal daily tracking exercise board
  • All exercises with videos


  • Do the Challenge with 1,000’s of other mums
  • Join the private support group with over 15,000 other mums
  • Daily support emails
  • Private tracking tools and dashboard
  • Contact the team any day for additional help

Results from mums on the 28 Day Challenge

Mums lose an average of 4-6kg (8-13 pounds) on our 28 Day Challenge and below are some of the amazing results from mums JUST LIKE YOU who are already using the 28 Day Challenge and losing tummy fat – make the change and join them today too!
You can see lots of more results and you can join here too
Ash Loses 26kgs (57 pounds) on 7 Challenges
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Ash says: The 28 Day Challenges have changed my life. This was never a diet but a complete lifestyle change for me, and I committed to it 100% I’ve never experienced such a positive experience as I have with this plan IT WORKS. It’s perfectly put together for mums and so manageable.”  Join here
Claire lost 25kg (55 pounds) on 8 Challenges
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Claire says 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 and I look forward to continuing with Lose Baby Weight as it’s a lifestyle rather than a diet.”  Join here
Jodie has lost 35kg (77 pounds) on 11 Challenges
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Jodie says I’ve been a 28-Day Challenge member since its inception in July 2014. The Challenge recipes and customisable meal planner have been integral in my weight loss and weight maintenance. All the tasty recipes make healthy eating exciting and they keep me from getting bored. Join here
Rachel has lost 20kg (44 pounds) on 5 Challenges
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Rachel says I decided to take the plunge and I signed up for the 28 Day Weight Loss challenge. It was so good that I have done every challenge since! I had some great success in January, losing 5 kgs during the challenge. The main thing I loved was how adaptable the meal plan was. Join here
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