Do I have to do the daily exercises or can I pick and choose?
While we recommend you do some exercise each day, we understand that finding a whole 30mins for your daily workout can be a struggle for mums. So choosing one of the shorter workouts in the app is perfectly ok. Remember consistency is key to getting results, so be flexible and squeeze in exercise how and when you can each day.
My body is sore from exercise, what can I do?
If you are new to exercise you may find your muscles feel sore a day or two after activity – this is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). What can you do to ease the stiffness? One thing that can help limit soreness is to use the warm up and cool down exercises in the App. Also after exercise take time to stretch your muscles. Plus remember the discomfort is only short term.
My recommended calorie intake seems high, is it right?
How many calories or kilojoules you should eat depends on what your individual BMR is (you can find out your BMR and recommended calorie intake in the challenge App – add link). The challenge does give you the flexibility to increase or decrease your calories if you are hungry, full or breastfeeding. Though if you stick to your recommended calorie intake you will find it easier to lose weight sustainably.
Do I have to meal prep?
Short answer is no, you do not have to meal prep. We understand that finding the time to meal prep as a busy mum can feel impossible. However, mums on the challenge do find that it helps them save time and money in the long run. Take Kaitie’s tip “Make double, triple or quadruple amounts of the dinner you’re making each night and freeze it. That’s how I started.
How can I stop sugar cravings?
Sugar cravings can challenge even the most determined mum. One way mums overcome them is to have a number of pre-made snacks from the challenge recipe hub that are sweet, but low in sugar.
Can I still drink alcohol?
Having the odd glass of wine or cocktail is not going to stop you losing weight. The key is MODERATION and knowing which drinks have the higher calories.
How can I increase my daily water intake?
Water is SUPER important in helping you lose weight. It flushes the toxins out of your system, keeps your digestive system in good shape, and can even help avoid overeating (as we often mistake thirst for hunger). If you struggle to drink enough water each day, here are some 5 tips to help you.
I am so tired, how can I stay motivated?
Having enough energy to get through the day can be a struggle for many mums. Remembering why you started can boost motivation as well as taking progress photos and doing your fitness tests so you can see your benefit of your efforts.
How can I get the whole family on board with my new healthy lifestyle?
Fussy eaters, partners who want high calorie food….we get it, it can be hard when you feel you have work around other people’s needs. Having support within the home is important. To increase support start with small changes that show how it can be easy to eat healthy food. Plus if you include foods and exercise that the family will enjoy it will make it even easier to get them onboard. With the kids you can make food fun, get them to help, make funny faces etc on their plate, get them excited to eat.
How will Healthy Mummy smoothies help me lose weight?
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