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10 ways to lose 8-10 pounds*

Many people worry about gaining weight in the winter – we’re less active when it’s colder and we tend to eat warm, filling food.

But fear not! We at The Healthy Mommy are EXTREMELY proud that we’ve helped moms lose OVER 6 million pounds!

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

And with seven years of experience of helping moms 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 wanted to get VERY specific and give you a tight timeframe of how you can lose 8-10 lbs.

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

10 ways to lose 10lbs

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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.

Dietary Guidelines from the US Department of Health and Human Services recommend that you eat from a variety of different food groups each to get a range of vitamins and nutrients to support your health.

2. Move more

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For some people, a daily walk and some weekly strength training is 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- For a limited time you can join The Healthy Mommy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge at an 83% discount!

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 fiber and vitamins.

4. Include metabolism boosting foods in your diet

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 mom 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 Mommy Facebook group and be inspired by the moms, advice and stories.

6. Meal prep

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 moms 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 a range of recipes, customizable meal plans and exercises you can do at home and it is made for BUSY moms.

Here are 10 chicken recipes you can make in under 30 minutes.  

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 fiber

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, eggs, chicken, natural peanut butter, tofu.

We have plenty of protein and fiber-rich, family-friendly recipes on our 28 Day Challenge. 

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.

10. Join The 28 Day Challenge

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

28 Day Challenge

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is designed by moms FOR MOMS – to help them reach their goal weight and tackle their health and fitness.

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

Our Challenge entails:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customizable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy moms – 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.


*Images and references to pounds lost are as supplied by the individual in the story. The Healthy Mommy assumes information and photographs supplied to be true in nature and is not responsible for any false misrepresentations or claims relating to their programs or products.

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