Why are most weight loss recipes so boring? (+ How to find the others!)
When you decide to start your weight loss journey with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge you may think that all the food you will be cooking and eating is going to be bland, boring and basic.
Well the good news is it doesn’t need to be! There are thousands of delicious, healthy and easy to make weight loss recipes out there, as well as the 4,000 on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.
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Just because you are eating healthy food and looking to lose weight doesn’t mean that you have to give up the flavour. All you have to do is a quick search on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub and you will find STACKS of healthy recipes for weight loss. We pride ourselves on the variety of recipes that we offer our members, which you can enjoy whilst you work to lose weight.
Many things change during life, but our need to eat doesn’t
No matter what life is throwing at you as a busy mum (sometimes your toddler may even be throwing their lunch at you), there is one constant that stays the same, and that’s your need to eat. Even if you are trying to lose weight you still need to eat regularly and it doesn’t need to be tasteless or boring.
As part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge you will find you can still have things like pasta, pizza, burgers and even chocolate. Creating a weight loss meal plan to support you in making the right food choices will help you know that you are getting the food and nutrients you need whilst also staying on track for your weight loss goals.
If you want some help with your weight loss meal planning why not check out the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for a range of recipes and meal plans that suit your needs.
Tasteless food won’t motivate you to stick to your weight loss goals
Getting motivated to lose weight can sometimes be a struggle, especially when you think all you can eat is plain chicken and veggies or salad. Weight loss recipes don’t need to be tasteless, boring and uninspiring. With the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge you can always find delicious, healthy recipes that will support you to lose weight.
If you are struggling to get motivated to cook healthy weight loss friendly recipes, get ahead by meal prepping in bulk. If you prep meals ahead of time you are less likely to grab fast foods that will put you off track on your weight loss journey because you will have a stock of healthy meals to grab on the go.
Say hello to delicious food
One of the key things The Healthy Mummy advocates when it comes to your weight loss journey is that moderation is key. If you have a day where you don’t stick to your weight loss meal plan but go out and eat some unhealthy food, you don’t need to beat yourself up. Just reset and get back on track.
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up your favourite foods, you just need to rethink how you make those family favourites. We’ve got a TON of family classic meals on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, including:
Enjoying tasty food impacts at least two aspects of our weight loss journey
The two things that often cause you to go off track in your weight loss journey are commitment and motivation. These two factors will be helped by finding 28 Day Weight Loss Challengerecipes that are quick and easy to make, budget-friendly and ones your whole family will love. That’s why our 20 minute Devilled Sausages recipe is so popular!
When you make the decision to lose weight, you are making a commitment to yourself to make better food and lifestyle choices to support your health. But actually sticking to this commitment can be hard especially as your day to day life takes over and your kids demand so much of your time and attention. As a mum it’s so easy to put your own health to the bottom of your to-do list.
This is where meal prep and meal planning with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can help you stay on track. Knowing you’ve got healthy snacks in the fridge already, and all the ingredients for your main meals means you’re MUCH less likely to fall into the take away trap.
The other thing that will help you to stay committed is support. This can come from the support of your partner, family and friends but also support from a community of like-minded mums like our Facebook group.
Staying motivated on your weight loss journey can be hard, but when you have the right tools, support and a whole load of healthy recipes that will support your weight loss it can be easier. If you are struggling to stay motivated remember why you started your journey in the first place.
Eating well doesn’t mean you have to eat bland, boring and tasteless food, there are many ways you can add a flash of flavour to your meal. Check out these Cauliflower Nachos for instance!
One of the best and easiest ways to help bring taste into your weight loss recipes is to add in some healthy seasoning.
Turmeric doesn’t have a strong taste when added to a recipe but still adds a dash of bitter, gingery flavour. It benefits include multiple anti-inflammatory functions especially in the digestive tract, that can help to reduce bloating. It also helps to fight bacterial and viral infection, helping to keep you flu-free in winter.
This woody sweet spice is a great addition to your morning coffee fix to help you cut down on your sugar intake. Cinnamon helps reduce blood sugar levels, reduces bad cholesterol and has a calming effect on your digestive tract giving you a great start to the day if added to your breakfast.
But that isn’t cinnamon’s only benefits, similar to turmeric, cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory functions that help aid in digestion, beat bloating and improve pelvic blood flow which can help curb period pain.
If you want to add a bit of spice to your next meal add some cayenne pepper, the capsaicin in cayenne pepper works to reduce gas and bloating as it increases enzyme flows in the intestine. It can also reduce stress and help you focus.
A great reason to add some cumin to your next weight loss recipe is that it has metabolism boosting abilities which helps your body burn more fat. So if you like your meals to have a Mexican flare cook up something with some cumin and your metabolism will get a boost which will help you burn fat.
Ginger is a spice that is known for its immunity boosting qualities and its ability to help fight colds as it warms the lungs and thins out mucus. This isn’t the only benefit to ginger it also helps reduce headaches and can settle an upset stomach due to morning sickness when pregnant.
Much like the spices above garlic has multiple benefits when incorporated into any weight loss meal plan: it aids in digestion, boosts your immunity, helps heart health and helps to clear your skin. The best way to get the most out of garlic when adding it to your weight loss recipes is to slice or crush it which activates the allicin which is the active ingredient.
Adding a little black pepper to any of your weight loss recipes will not only add a touch of flavour to your dish to help you enjoy it. Black pepper will also help promote weight loss, aid digestion, relieve a cough and cold, boost your metabolism and treat skin problems.
Cardamom can add an intense, slightly sweet flavour to your next meal with people often comparing its flavour to mint. On top of adding some flavour, it can also help aid digestion and offers some great anti-inflammatory effects thanks to the antioxidants it contains.
It also has antibacterial qualities that will help boost your immune system and ward off the sniffles in the cooler months.
Lemons are known for their detoxifying and cleansing qualities and it is often said that having some lemon water first thing in the morning is a great way to start your day. And if you need some extra flavour in your next weight loss recipe adding a squeeze of lemon will add a citrus flavour to your meal. It’s also great in desserts.
Not only will throwing some onions into your next meal add that extra dash of flavour it also helps your body break up mucus so will help ward off that cold or flu. Onions are high in vitamins and antioxidants that may help aid in regulating your blood sugar, reduce inflammation along with their immunity boosting properties.
Combine different types of food for additional flavour
To avoid boredom with your weight loss recipes make sure you have a good mix of flavours, textures and colours. Mix it up and add a few of the above ingredients to give your recipes the kick they need to keep you motivated and on track with your weight loss journey.
We get tired of routines – Innovate your meals
If you are making the same meals over and over again you will likely get bored and this is when you will be tempted to opt for a less healthy option.
If you need some inspiration for your next weight loss meal plan there are over 4,000 healthy recipes available as part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Access thousands of recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
Our28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is a family-friendly, breastfeeding-safe program designed FOR MUMS to help them tackle their health and lose the baby weight.
Every week you are given a different meal plan to follow and each month we add new recipes to our Challenge Recipe Hub. That way, you’ll never get bored and stay on weight loss track while digging into healthy, yummy recipes.