We know how hard it can be to feel motivated in Winter! Tucking up under the blankets, watching movies, ordering takeaway and eating a block of chocolate might be calling your name.. But don’t stress, we’ve got you!
Our Winter 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is here to show you that you can eat delicious warming recipes and lose weight even when the weather is against you!
Plus with the temperature starting to drop it’s a good time to think about supercharging your body, building up immunity and staying fit and healthy to help ward off flu and colds during the colder months.
Make this Winter different!
As the temperature drops, it’s very common for your motivation to plummet. This is where we come in!
Our 28 Day Winter Weight Loss Challenge has literally hundreds of exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home, track pants or pyjamas are totally acceptable, don’t worry about getting dressed for the gym or leaving the house.
Our brand new Bodyweight program has been a huge hit with our 28 Day Challenge mums! With no equipment needed to complete these workouts they will help to tone and target your entire body over 28 days. Plus utilising bodyweight in your workouts minimises set up and clean up time for exercise, leaving no excuses to not move your body. Simply clear some space for you to move, open your app and you’re off!
Did we mention the best part? At The Healthy Mummy you never go hungry or miss out!
These affordable and incredibly delicious recipes are just a taste of what you get to eat as part of our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge! We understand busy mums and the need for affordable family friendly recipes that will make your life easier not harder. We want to keep your family happy and healthy during the colder months, plus these recipes will help keep you full and help boost your immunity as well.
Healthy French Toast with Walnuts and Maple Syrup
Find the recipe for French Toast with walnuts and maple syrup here.
COST: $1.10 per serve
COST: $1 per serve
Sticky Chicken and Fried Rice Tray Bake
COST: $0.75 per serve
Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs
COST: $1.80 per serve
Baked Pear Custard Tart
Get the Baked Pear Custard Tart recipe here.
COST: $1 per serve
All of these recipes plus thousands more can be found on The Healthy Mummy app.
Try these Quick and Easy Warming Winter Soups
It’s true people tend to gain weight in winter!
A recent study found that adults had a higher waist circumference in the winter rather than summer. This may be because your body stores fat during the shorter, darker days. What’s more, according to our recent study, 53 per cent of mums revealed they gained between 4-10kgs last winter!
6 Reasons why people gain weight in winter:
1. It’s cold!
People tend to lose their summer exercise routine, whether it’s walking, group training or working out in the gym.
Don’t use the cooler weather as an excuse to not exercise. Give your routine a boost and reinvigorate it with some different exercises. Why not try boxing, HIIT, Pilates or our brand new Bodyweight program.
Cleaning the house? Turn up the music or put on your headphones and spend 1o minutes dancing around while ticking chores off your list, it will make the time fly by and you can get your heart rate up at the same time.
2. Comfort food is warming
For some reason, we all tend to reach for the stodgy, hearty food in the cooler season. Probably because it’s warm and comforting.
Luckily on our Winter 28 Day Challenge you do not need to miss out on eating the foods that warm your soul, we have included everything from soups, pasta, meatloaf, burgers, apple crumble, hot chocolate and even mug cakes!
3. It’s evolutionary
Many animals hibernate in the winter, and according to researchers at the University of Exeter, it’s in our biological makeup to eat more in the colder months, because historically food was scarce in the winter. But fear not, if you’re aware of it, you can be more conscious of it.
Keep track of what you’re eating on our 28 Day Winter Weight Loss Challenge following our nutritionist created meal plans and our in app the calorie tracker.
4. We sleep more
In the winter we tend to want to sleep more, we go to bed earlier and wake up later. This may be because our body clocks usually associate the dark mornings and evenings with night time.
5. We can feel depressed
Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is a type of depression and is due to the lack of sunlight. When people feel a bit down, they tend to eat more. Following a meal plan can help you avoid overeating and get you closer to your goals.
6. We hide under layers
It’s easy to hide your body under baggy, warm clothing in the winter months. But we want you to feel confident when summer approaches and slowly working over winter will make your summer goals a breeze! See these 10 ways to lose weight this Winter.
We’ve got you!
We want to help you achieve your goals this winter! No matter how big or small, The Healthy Mummy and our inspirational community of mums are here to support you along the way. Join our Private Facebook support group today.