So easy and better than that – fun!
I’ve only been on the Healthy Mummy shakes for two weeks as the first week that they arrived in the mail I had tonsillitis so wasn’t having anything cold or milky. But two weeks in and I’ve lost 2kg! There are so many great elements to the LBW program I don’t really know where to start raving!!
The shakes: They are very easy to make, although initially I found the flavours a bit strong and overwhelming. The great thing however, is you have so much flexibility with what you can add to the shakes to make them suit your taste buds. After a bit of experimentation, I now know what ratio of water and milk to add for both taste and texture (I don’t like my smoothies too thick) and I really look forward to making up a new flavour combination each morning. I even find myself planning two or three shakes in advance – it’s actually a lot of fun! The other great thing is the website/facebook is constantly updating new recipes from others Mums and there is great incentives ($100 Myer voucher!) to send in your own recipes as well.
The diet book: I found useful to learn about meal sizes and what I should be snacking on in between meals, but I haven’t used the recipes much as I’ve been using up foods I already had in the fridge/freezer/cupboards. But one thing I did find, was by cutting my usual dinner portion down by half and adding in a big salad instead, I was feeling full and still able to have some of my favourite dinners. This week I have just done a meal plan and grocery shop from a bunch of the online recipes so it will be interesting to see how this goes, in both the weight loss factor and whether Hubby is happy with the menu
The Motivation: I have found the Facebook page, daily emails and the website to be such a source of inspiration and motivation and I feel so connected – the support element of the LBW programme should not be underestimated! With my sample pack came the pedometer and it has been so great in getting me exercising. I HATE exercising, with the exception of walking and swimming, but the 10,000 steps challenge has been amazing in helping me to do a lot more walking than I would normally do. I went from doing 1600 step walks (pre pedometer) to 7000 step walks!
Overall: I feel happy, I have more energy, I am getting out in the sunshine and fresh air more, I am motivated, I am more regular, I am sleeping better at night (when bub lets me), I look forward to cooking and for the first time ever I think I have found a plan I can stick with. I guess only time will tell so watch this space!
Published 23rd July 2019