Weight Loss

How To Lose 10lbs This August

Has your healthy eating plan has ‘relaxed’ over the last couple of months when spending time with family, friends and enjoying the summer holidays?  Are looking for a summer reboot?

Fear not! We at The Healthy Mummy are EXTREMELY proud that we’ve helped mums lose OVER450,000 stone!

See Hannah Pech’s AMAZING results below and read her story hereHannah-Pech-38kg-weight-loss-before-after

People also get down if they only lose 1lbs – but that is HEAPS – check out the below pic of what 1lbs actually looks like  (and if you haven’t lost weight get advice here on what could be going on


And with nearly 10 years of experience of helping mums lose weight and get healthy, we are pretty confident that we can help you too.

One of the important factors in losing weight is setting GOALS and being PREPARED.

Today we want to get VERY specific and give you a tight timeframe of how you can lose 8-13 lbs this August. 


So how do you do this? We’ll tell you how…

10 ways to lose 10lbs this August

1. Watch your portion control 


Portion control is one of the most important factors in weight loss, weight maintenance and weight gain, especially when you are trying to lose weight.

The UK Dietary Guidelines recommends that you eat from a variety different food groups each to get a range of vitamins and nutrients to support your health.

2. Move more

Want To Live Longer? Just Run For 5 Minutes Every Day
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For some people, a daily walk and some weekly strength training are enough to see great results.

For others, you might need to get more of a sweat on to see the benefit. Try alternating your walks with jogging or a light run. Increase your strength training as this helps to build muscle which means you will burn more calories even from your daily movements.

Need a bit more structure? Then the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has daily exercise plans and videos to fall – all on our convenient App.

P.S- you can get our MEGA special NOW ON

3. Ditch processed foods

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Cut out processed food and things like white bread, rice and pasta and have wholegrain and wholemeal versions instead which are high in fibre and vitamins.

4. Include metabolism boosting foods in your diet

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Get your insides to do all the work. Fire up your metabolism and the calories will burn themselves. Read our top picks for metabolism boosting foods here.

5. Get support

Try chatting to a friend or another mum who has lost weight. Pick their brain and see if they have any insight for you about anything you are missing or not doing. Jump onto the Healthy Mummy Facebook group and be inspired by the mums, advice and stories on the page.

6. Meal prep

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If you are looking for a more structured plan to follow, then try our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge (which is breastfeeding friendly but is also suitable for all mums whether you are breastfeeding or not). It helps you get prepared and encourages you to meal prep – meal preparation equals healthy eating. 

The Challenge offers you over 4,000 recipes, customisable meal plans and over 350 exercises and it is made for BUSY mums.

Here are 10 great tips to get organised with meal prep.

7. Stay focused

One day at a time is all we can do. Don’t let a bad day turn into a bad week. So if you have a slip-up, dust yourself off and remember that tomorrow is another day closer to your goal!

8. Increase protein and fibre

Ten High Protein Snacks During Pregnancy

Ensure that you are eating enough protein in your meals and snacks. This helps you to feel fuller for longer and gets your metabolism firing. Think nuts, LSA, boiled eggs, poached chicken, natural peanut butter, tofu.

We have over 3,000 protein and fibre rich & family friendly recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.  

Another quick way to boost your protein is through our  Snickers flavoured protein balls recipe.

9. Avoid sugar

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Reducing your added sugar intake is one of the FASTEST ways to lose tummy fat, reduce calories, increase energy, improve your skin and lose excess kilos. Sugar is hidden EVERYWHERE. Here are 7 ways to reduce your sugar intake.

10. Get the VIP Flash Offer on The 28 Day Challenge

Eager to reach your weight loss goals? Then jump on board with The Healthy Mummy and join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Our Challenge is designed by mums FOR MUMS – to help them reach their goal weight and tackle their health and fitness.

The Challenge is home to customisable meal plans, 24/7 social support and realistic exercises mums can do AT HOME.

Our Challenge entails:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes.


To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.

Check out the AMAZING results from Kylie below

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