Two mums tell: How to tackle the festive season when you’re trying to lose weight

Two Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge mums share how they have achieved AMAZING weight loss success despite the constant merry-go-round of parties, events and celebrations to attend during the festive season.

Together they have lost over 7st. Read their VALUABLE tips for weight loss success below.

Two mums tell: How to tackle the festive season when you're trying to lose weight

So many parties!

As mums, it is easy to feel like every weekend there is some kind of celebration or party to attend. Because there is! Particularly if you have several children. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve weight loss success.

And now that we are approaching the end of the year the frequency of parties naturally increases.  So how do you maintain your weight loss success during this period?

Mums Rochelle and Lauren confirm that it is all about ‘balance and mindset’.

And of course, as members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges, they get access to thousands of delicious recipes like this Healthy Chocolate Berry Layer Cake.

So it is possible to have your cake and eat it too! Within moderation of course…

choc layer cake

Rochelle found weight loss success despite all the parties

Rochelle has lost over 5st. in 12 months following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges.

She says “I’ve been lucky enough to lose 5st. in 12 months – on average that’s about 6lbs a month.

Rochelle O

Doesn’t seem like much does it? Until all those little numbers added up.”

Over the last 12 months, this busy mother of six says she has attended a MINIMUM of 14 birthday parties, had Christmas, Easter, and then threw in a few anniversary celebrations.

WOW! That’s a lot of parties!

She says “There has also been the odd date night as well as other events. But you know what? The weight still came off!

I celebrated with the odd meal which wasn’t on my Challenge meal plan – but in reality that would have been ONE OVERINDULGENT MEAL in a week of a minimum 35 NUTRITIOUS meals.

Just know that it ISN’T going to throw you off track.

You can STILL have those celebratory meals whilst doing the Challenge.”

Rochelle’s tips for weight loss despite the parties:

– “The important part is that you always return to your nutritious way of eating.

– Finding that balance is the KEY and the results really do speak for themselves.”

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t. You’re right!”

Lauren Kostald is proof that with the right mindset you can do anything. She has lost 2st. with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges and Smoothies and is looking and feeling terrific!


In addition to her fabulous new body, she says “It’s crazy how you don’t always notice the little changes until you have a moment to reflect.”

She says “It’s the small changes over time that get you there.”

The power of your mindset

When Lauren began her weight loss journey she couldn’t have imagined having the mindset where she didn’t feel like she was ‘missing out’ on sugar-laden treats, but she said: “it eventually happened.”

She says “I’ve had a crazy weekend, two kids’ birthday parties and a family BBQ.

But not once did I feel like I was missing out, nor did I have the temptation to have a huge binge sesh like the ‘old’ Lauren would.”

If you’re struggling, please know, it’s worth it to keep working on your mindset.

Notice I didn’t say motivation, or willpower, I mean mindset.

Mindset is more powerful than motivation or willpower will ever be, and is actually something you can positively work on each day.

If you tell yourself:

  • I can’t!
  • It’s too hard!
  • Giving up is easier

Then you’ll believe that!

Instead try:

  • I can do this!
  • I’m not missing out!
  • This is worth it!

And before long – you will start to believe yourself!

You’ve been listening to, and believing, that negative voice inside your head for too long.

How about you try a different self-talk?”

Great advice Rochelle and Lauren! Let’s all keep this in mind as we approach the festive season.

Join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is a family-friendly, breastfeeding-safe program designed FOR MUMS to help them improve 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. Some mums also choose to add in Healthy Mummy Smoothies to their meal plans, but it’s totally up to you.

Learn more about our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge HERE.

If you would like a sneak peek at some of the meals, snacks and exercises from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge you can download our FREE recipe packs HERE.


written by:

The Healthy Mummy

We have an amazing team of writers at the Healthy Mummy that are all dedicated to getting you the best stories, information and content.