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FAQs

Calorie questions

A. The meal plans are all made to be approximately 1400 -1500 per day. But you don’t need to calorie count. Our focus is on healthy eating and nutrition rather than counting every calorie. However, you can check your BMR on our site and if you have a higher BMR or are breastfeeding, increasing the daily calories each day – and we give you tips on how to do this on each meal/recipe

A. This is a common misconception as 1,200 is a very low calorie amount and whereas it suits some people – it does not suit most others who need a lot more. Read about this here

A. Please read here to see why calorie counts can differ on calorie counters such as My Fitness App

A. The calculator is a general guide based on the recommended amount of calories your body needs to lose weight. But please note it is a guide and if you feel full and satisfied on 1,800 calories then there is no need to eat more. It is important to listen to your body and adjust your calorie allowance accordingly. Lots of mums do lose weight on the higher calorie amount if their daily energy needs are that high . Your daily energy needs is the calories your body needs after taking into account your BMR and how much exercise you do – you can calculate yours here.

But please note that our meal plan will suit 80% of mums – but it is adjustable if you need more or less calories. We also suggest not getting hung up on calories and listening to your body.

A. You can increase portion size of your meals. You can increase ingredients in your meal – for example, add an extra serve of rice or potato to your meal – suggestions and calorie amounts are listed on each recipe. Or you can increase your snacks during the day – and you can look at your weekly meal plan for lots of snacking ideas

A. The recommended amount of extra calories is 500 for milk production. But for some mums they find that they need either much less – or more than this. 500 is a good guide to work to and if you feel that you need to decrease this, you can, just keep a close eye on your milk supply to ensure it remains strong. You can see more on breastfeeding and weight loss here

28 Day Challenge Meal plan questions

A. You can customise the menu and swap and meals on the weekly plan for a different one that you do like

A. It is really simple, but if you haven’t had a go or need some extra help, then click on the interactions button on each weekly meal plan for a step by step guide

A. It depends if you follow the exact plan or customise. The first week is usually the most expensive as you stock up on pantry essentials for the first week – but these will last you the whole 28 days. Depending on where you shop and if you need to buy everything on the shopping list (if your cupboards are bare) then the weekly shop can be anywhere from $100 – $200.

A. The customisation tool gives you the ability to change the meal plan to suit you. So for example, if your budget doesn’t allow you to have a different meal for every breakfast, lunch and dinner and you want to cook in bulk so you have the same meal for dinner 3 nights and the same lunches on 3 days you can – this saves you lots of money. See here for time and money saving tips too

A. You can cook in bulk and save time and money on food prep. You can also see here for lots of time and money saving tips on the cooking and shopping

A. Preparing your food in advance is a great way to save time if you are back at work. The customisation tool also allows you to change the menu around to suit your day – so you may want to cook double of a nightly meal and use the leftovers for lunch. The customisation tool is your friend – so use it as much as possible. The daily exercises take 30 minutes to do – so try and do them in the morning or after work and if possible, try and get out for a walk in your lunch break

Meal plan food swapping

A. Yes you can. The Challenge is a complete 28 days of meals, food and recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and deserts but if you want to swap some of the breakfasts or lunches for Healthy Mummy Smoothies that is fine and we have provided smoothie recipe ideas for inspiration too. You can also use your special code a discount on your smoothies (this code is exclusive to you when you are a challenge member) – and you can read here about why the smoothies are so different to other shakes on the market

A. You can swap the recipes with fish in for a different meal with the customisation tool, or you can just use a different protein in that recipe. You can see a guide to food swaps here too

A. Yes you can. Soups, pasta sauces, stews and even parts of many salads can be prepared earlier.

Read through recipes you’ve selected and look for the areas that can be pre-prepared, even if it’s just slicing up vegetables and keeping them in an air-tight container in the fridge so your ingredient prep is done when you’re ready to cook – it all helps in making things easy for you.

Grains like couscous, brown rice, quinoa, can be cooked in larger quantities ahead of time and stored in the fridge and then heated up or mixed into salads when needed.

Porridges and breakfast puddings can be made the night before and kept in the fridge and then heated up (i.e. porridge) or eaten straight from the fridge e.g. chia puddings.

If any recipes you’ve chosen have marinated meats in them – then do this ahead of time and keep in the fridge or even freeze once marinated and use when needed.

A Yes, you can freeze many of the recipes or parts of them e.g. marinate meats and freeze to use later in the week. Freeze soups, stews, pasta sauces, curries, frittatas and protein ball snacks.

Most meals can be frozen unless they are a leafy type salad (as defrosting would make the leafy greens go soggy). But you can even crumb fish and chicken and then freeze or pre-make healthy pizzas and then freeze and cook when ready to serve .

A As the Shopping List has been customised by your recipe selections for the week, ingredient quantities are worked out with what you’ve chosen. There is a measurement guide that can help you with some of the main ingredients as well as some conversions that will come up on the shopping list and throughout your selected recipes. Once you’ve started making some of the recipes you’ll soon know what measurements mean as you’ll be used to them. Measurements are only a guide and if you can’t work something out exactly, that’s fine, get as close as you can. Obviously if ingredients come up on your shopping list as “2grams of cinnamon” or “1/4 tin of tuna” then you just purchase a full jar of cinnamon or full tin of tuna and just use what you need when it comes to making the recipes that use these items.

Exercise questions

A. For best results, it is good to follow the exercise plan as much as you can. On Sunday we have included a rest day but if you feel strong enough on a rest day to still do exercise – it is great to do a fast paced walk to get your body moving.

If you feel too tired on some days to do the exercise, don’t feel bad. Just do what you can and something is better than nothing. Your goal should be to constantly improve on what you do – so if on week one you only manage 3 days, but on week two you manage 4 days – that is a great success.

A. You don’t need to, but if you have enough energy to do a daily walk or other kind of exercises then you can. The daily exercises on the plan are based on HIIT (high intensity interval training) and are very effective – most mums feel pretty tired after each routine – so see how you feel and always remember to warm up and down to prevent sore muscles

A. Yes on all exercises which cannot be done by mums with muscle separation or pelvic floor issues – there is an alternative given for that day

Technical questions

A. Yes you can – for instructions on how to do this click here The Challenge is also available as an APP on Apple & Android

A. try clearing the cookies or caches from your screen (you can do this on settings using a tablet/ipad) or using the file/help button on a desktop. If the issue persists email the screen shot, the details of the issue, the device you are using and the internet browser used and contact us here

A. Are you using Internet Explorer browser. This browser has a lot of issues. Either use a different browser – such as firefox, chrome, safari or update your browser to the newest edition using www.browsehappy.com

A. Please update your web browser to the newest edition using www.browsehappy.com or check your down load folder

A. Are you using the correct log in details sent to you when you joined? Please check your junk mail for details and ensure you are logging in on the www.losebabyweight.com.au website not the www.healthymummy.com website. If the problem persists email the screen shot, the details of the issue, the device you are using and the internet browser and contact us here

A. Email the screen shot, the details of the issue, the device you are using and the internet browser used and contact us here

Breastfeeding specific questions

A. Some babies have severe colic and many mums are worried about if what they eat can make the problem worse. The majority of the rules around what you should and shouldn’t eat when breastfeeding are based on cultural traditions rather than any hard scientific facts. When you are breastfeeding it is possible for some types of food and drink will pass into your milk and then may unsettle your baby’s tummy but there is no direct evidence of what these may be.Your baby may have colic symptoms or may already have colic and some foods can make the situation worse and make him fussy or miserable. However, every mum and every baby is very different and there are no hard and fast rules about what to include or leave out of your diets and it is more a case of common sense and trial and error. If you think a certain food has made your baby miserable it is best to cut it out for a few days to see if it makes any change.

It’s commonly thought that certain veggies such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and onions, plus cow’s milk and excess chocolate can cause colic symptoms.The Healthy Mummy smoothies are free from dairy, gluten, eggs, nuts, caffeine and artificial ingredientsBut again this is not the case in all babies and most babies don’t show any symptoms when the mum eats these food. If you think you’ve found a problem food, we suggest leaving it out of your diet until your baby gets a few months older or trying a substitute to the common offenders such as rice milk, carob or different veggies

If your baby has severe colic it is always best to ask your doctor about your diet as too much protein, sugar or dairy can make the situation worse and we advise speaking to your Doctor before changing your diet or going onto any weight loss plans.

Our smoothie formulation has been checked by the Monash University for safety in breastfeeding but if your baby has colic and you are using dairy milk not rice/oat/soy/almond milk in the smoothies this could cause your bub to become unsettled plus if your baby suffers from severe colic lots of protein and too much fruit (due to sugar in fruit) could exacerbate the problem. Also, bear in mind that colic has many causes, and we don’t always know why babies have it. It may be no relation to your diet or food intake at all and instead your bub may be have colic due to them not latching on properly, or because they gulping milk too quickly.

We also recommend talking to your Doctor if your baby suffers from Colic or reflux before starting any diet plan as certain foods may exacerbate the colic if you are breastfeeding.When introducing any new food into your diet, we advise being alert to any food sensitivity in your baby such as a change in bowel movements and discontinuing any new diet plan if any food sensitivity occurs.

A. This is a personal decision for each mum and for some mums this is after 12 months and for others a lot sooner. Even if you are desperate to lose your weight, we recommend not starting to think about weight loss for at least 8 weeks post birth so you don’t place any extra pressure on yourself when life is hectic enough with a new born! And we always recommend talking to your Doctor before doing any kind of exercise and changing your diet.But if you are wanting to start having The Healthy Mummy Smoothies from birth that is also fine and they are a great nutritional product but just don’t put pressure on yourself to lose weight too soon.

A. We are not like other ‘meal replacement shakes’ and are more ‘smoothie’ than ‘shake’. We have worked really hard to make sure Breastfeeding mums can use the product and still lose weight.The majority of shakes cannot be used in BF and most advocate very low calorie diets – around the 800 cals a day but we are totally the opposite to this (most mums have around the 1,500 – 1,800 cals each day on our plans but the amount you have will depend on your BMR and individual needs). Firstly none of the products have caffeine or weight loss accelerants in and they are instead based around good nutrition as when your body gets all the right nutrition then it works better from an immune system, metabolism, digestion and weight loss perspective.

We also have a Q&A from the Breastfeeding Association on this site for us – under our Breastfeeding tab.A huge focus for us is on a healthy lifestyle and healthy food as well as the smoothies and this is so mums can learn about what carbs are good, why white bread is bad and how to improve your eating and lifestyle so when you lose the weight it stays off and we created a 32 page pink weight loss bible which educates mums on this very subject. We also are there 24/7 to give mums support and if you look at our testimonials page you can see how much the products helps mums and 90% are breastfeeding. Our smoothies also include things like oats and berries – all things which are excellent for breastmilk supply.

We also offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee on ALL products.Please also note that our 28 Day Diet & Exercise Plan (which can be used on its own or with the Healthy Mummy Smoothies) has been especially created to be beneficial to breastfeeding mums and was creating by our top Nutritionist Kathleen Alleaume with over 12 years experience of being a Nutritionist.

A. We do not set calorie restrictions on your eating diet / lifestyle because every mum uses a different amount of calories to make breast milk and needs to change their diet to lose weight while breastfeeding. Because of the great nutritional diet we suggest, we have had mums tell us that their breastfeeding milk supply increased.

Our Healthy Mummy Smoothie products are also wheat and dairy free and do not contain any caffeine, artificial ingredients or weight loss accelerants.Please also note that our 28 Day Diet & Exercise Plan has been especially created to be beneficial to breastfeeding mums and was creating by our top Nutritionist Kathleen Alleaume with over 14 years experience of being a Nutritionist.

A. The nutritional products and plans provide you with the great nutrition that you need while breastfeeding, all while helping you control your portions, and while nourishing your cells so that your metabolism, digestion and immune system work to the best of their ability to aid weight loss whilst you remain at optimal healthWe give you daily support, advice and EVERYTHING on our plans are created by our expert team who specialise nutrition and post natal exercise.

A. Yes they are. The Healthy Mummy Smoothie Range was created to be safe in breastfeeding and we consulted with the Monash University on our formulation and with a member of the Board of Dieticians to ensure it was safe in breastfeeding.And our 28 Day Diet & Exercise Plan has been especially created to be beneficial to breastfeeding mums and was creating by our top Nutritionist Kathleen Alleaume with over 14 years experience of being a Nutritionist.

General questions

A. A 27g serve (or 2 x tbsp) contains 98 cals then if you add 250 low fat milk it goes to approx 200 cals. You can increase calories further by adding 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetables to your smoothies

A. No it isn’t. The 28 Day Diet & Exercise Plan is a 200 page book and is designed to be done at your own pace at home.The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is a monthly online program with different recipes and exercises in each Challenge and is different to the book.

A. This is true of many meal replacement shakes but ours are different and don’t deprive or starve the body – infact our focus is on nourishing the body, getting very healthy and eating lots of food as well as the smoothies.Our products are packed full of nutrients and we focus on educating you on a new healthy way of life so the weight stays off for the long term.

With regard to nutrition, we all need to eat healthy foods that have wide variety of vitamins and minerals at each meal time to nourish our cells and have our bodies work at the best of it’s ability – and in an ideal world the absolutely best way to do this is to have freshly prepared organic food from each food group at each meal time. But most people don’t have the time, energy or money to do this at each meal time and when you throw in some extra factors into to the mix – such as being a mum, being sleep deprived and having babies to look after trying to achieve this nutrient rich food combination at each meal time can be very hard to achieve on a regular basis.This is where our plans can be a great help and resource.

The core product on our plans is The Healthy Mummy Smoothie mix which is like a super fuel for the body. It gives the body all of the nutrients it needs in each serving and it doesn’t contain chemicals or weight loss accelerants and is made from natural ingredients. All mums on the plans give constant feedback of feeling more energetic, more vibrant and feeling much healthier – as well as losing weight on the plans and you can see these testimonials on our ‘results’ tab. You will also eat “real foods’ during the day too and learn about healthy food choices – you do not starve yourself or go hungryWe also have our best selling 28 Day Diet & Exercise Plan and this can be done on its own or in conjunction with the smoothies.

A. Our main goal for you is to help you form better eating habits, learn better nutrition and lose the excess baby weight. This is a proven eating lifestyle change. We will send you educational information on the foods that you should concentrate on eating more of and the foods that you should consume only in moderation. We will help you change your eating habits for the better, so that once you achieve your weight loss goal you will be armed with the knowledge and “habits” to maintain your weight loss on your own and not regain any of the weight

A. We are huge advocates of exercise so it is great you have a personal trainer and are already doing exercise. Combining exercise with the plan will greatly help your weight loss as once you are intaking all of the correct nutrients that your body needs you will have more energy, better endurance and faster weight loss.

A. What we eat and put into our body is key to losing weight. Exercise will without doubt speed up the process but if you are following the Lose Baby Weight plan and using the products then you will still lose weight.

A. The Healthy Mummy range is free of wheat, gluten and dairy and contains non GM soy protein. The protein is a non GM soy protein isolate – which means the protein has been isolated. The 28 Day Plan doesn’t specifically cater for a gluten free diet but you can substitute non gluten foods for recipes with gluten ingredients in.

A. It can be really difficult to lose the last 5-10 kilos and even though you are doing enough exercise it still won’t move. This is where diet can play a huge part and this comes from understanding how your body operates and by giving it the correct nutrition and supplements for it to function at optimal and at the cellular level. The range of key ingredients in the weight loss plans ensure that weight loss is supported so that you lose the excess weight safely and effectively – even without excessive exercise.

A. We are so confident of the quality of our products that we offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all product purchases that are sent in the mail. Please note this does not apply on any ebook purchasesIf you are not satisfied with the product then return the used and empty packaging or unused portion of product within 30 days of date of purchase to Lose Baby Weight and a refund of the full cost of the product(s) will be given. Please note we can only refund product or empty packaging of product that is sent back.

The money back does not apply on ebooks or the 28 Day Online ChallengesPlease also note that the postage cost will not be refunded.Please also note that it is not a weight loss guarantee as you will need to follow our weight loss advice and plans to lose weight and we cannot control what you eat and what exercise you do so it is a product money back guarantee if you are unhappy with the productPlease note for the 30 Day Money Back Guarantee to apply the original order/receipt sent with the product must sent back with the unused product and any free gift that was included in your purchase must also be returned.

A. Diet pills are not breastfeeding safe and are not a long term and healthy product you can and should take. They do not require you to change your diet /eating lifestyle for long term weight loss and have a number of bad side effects.Although you may lose some weight in the short term, you will most likely gain it all back creating more fat cells and become more miserable The Lose Baby Weight program and nutritional products require you to make modifications to your diet / eating lifestyle and educates you on how you can lose the weight plus keep it off.You can see about our smoothies and their ingredients here

A. Yes we do and delivery takes 3-5 days to New Zealand and 10-14 days to other countries.

A. All our parcels are sent to you the next working day after placing your order and we use reputable Australian & international couriers. All orders and can be tracked online and to increase convenience to you, we provide an authority to leave if safe to do, if you are not at home. If you do not want an authority to leave on your delivery please contact support@thehealthymummy.com

A. This is a personal decision for each mum and for some mums this is after 12 months and for others a lot sooner. Even if you are desperate to lose your weight, we recommend not starting to think about weight loss for at least 8 weeks post birth so you don’t place any extra pressure on yourself when life is hectic enough with a new born! And we always recommend talking to your Doctor before doing any kind of exercise and changing your diet.But if you are wanting to start having The Healthy Mummy Smoothies from birth that is also fine and they are a great nutritional product but just don’t put pressure on yourself to lose weight too soon.

A. Absolutely! The Healthy Mummy Products have been made to give women the best nutrition possible and have been created to assist in weight loss and energy levels. It was important to create a product that was safe for breastfeeding and ingredients such as Flaxseeds which are in the smoothies are beneficial to breastfeeding mums but also all women as all women need Omega 3 in their diet as it is excellent for your health. You can also see all ingredients here

A. You can start the gentle pelvic floor and core section within days of having your baby. Over the first few weeks pelvic floor, core recruitment and walking is plenty for a mum who is busy looking after her new baby.You can progress to the main workouts of the DVD when you no longer have any bleeding, you are feeling strong and ready for some exercise , your pelvic floor and core are recovered and functioning well.Commonly this will be when your baby is around 6 weeks old.The Post Pregnancy Exercise DVD provides guidelines on when you can do certain activities and signs to recognize if you are over doing it.

A You can definitely perform these exercises after a caesarean section delivery, as per the guidelines, however you can expect to take longer to get back to certain exercises for example 12 weeks.You can see all questions about the Exercise DVD here

If you have a question that isn’t answered here then please email us and we will email you back with answers to your questions.

Please note that this site is for information only and not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. Please consult with your Doctor before starting any weight loss program and do not begin any exercise routine unless you have your Doctor’s clearance.