Health

Meet “Healthy Daddy” Minister Darren who’s lost 35lbs!!!

Minister and Dad of five Darren has lost 35lbs in just four months on The Healthy Mommy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and no longer needs daily heartburn medication.

Meet Healthy Daddy, Darren

Can we get a shout out for Healthy Daddy of five, Darren, a Minister from the UK  who has lost a whopping 35lbs  in just four months following The Healthy Mommy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges.

Not only has he lost weight he has seen an improvement in his health and no longer needs to take daily heartburn medication which he has suffered with almost every day.

Darren’s lifestyle change came about when his wife Stephanie became a Healthy Mommy member in April this year, following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. Stephanie has also lost 28 lbs and 2 dress sizes.

That’s 63 lbs between this mom and dad duo! How amazing is that!?

Darren shares, “Before eating the Healthy Mommy way I was taking heartburn medication every day and suffering with IBS cramps regularly, now I haven’t needed to take any medication in just over 3 months.

I joined my wife Stephanie on this journey as I was concerned with improving my health given the demands of my job in the congregation and having a young family. I have 5 children aged from 20 to 3 and a 17 month old granddaughter.

We have been following the Healthy Mommy plan for 4 months and already I’ve lost 35lbs.

What I find fantastic about the Healthy Mommy is that it is NOT a diet and there’s nothing you have to give up. It benefits the whole family on controlling sugar addiction and it’s been great to see the kids choosing their ‘Healthy Mommy‘ cakes over sugary treats.

Darren’s favourite meals:

  • Steak and roast Lamb
  • Courgette and green tea muffins
  • Bliss balls

“I love the recipes as I used to skip breakfast but now, before a demanding day of church life, I know I’m filling up on something nutritious and there’s so much variety to suit my needs in the morning, whether it’s something to sustain me in a long morning or something to help with bloating etc, there’s a recipe for every need.”

Darren’s Tips for other dads getting started

  • You have to be in the right mindset and have people and family around you who are supportive
  • If you feel like giving up I would say look back over photos and take measurements
  • DO NOT focus on the scales

“My goals are to be healthy and happy with myself and set a good example to my children.”

Wife Stephanie has lost 28lbs and two dress sizes from April, she tells us “my biggest change has been mentally. I finally feel like with Healthy Mommy I’ve found a way to educate myself and eat wiser, not less. Instead of the years of berating myself with toxic ‘diet culture’ language, I finally see food as my friend instead of the enemy.

“Also…and this is major…. I love, love, love my daily Wendy workouts from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App, this is from a self confessed exercise hater!”

“The 28 day Weight Loss challenges are amazing as they break your journey down into manageable chunks and I love how they look at areas like family friendly and budget eating.”

Stephanie’s top tips

  • Make sure you use the community talk, talk, talk and you’ll soon discover you’re not alone
  • Let the Healthy Mommy teach you how to love yourself and love food again
  • Set small realistic goals each month and make it fun

Well done Darren and Stephanie, you are both a true inspiration. Keep up the fantastic work!

Join the Healthy Mommy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for access to:

  • Over 4,000 delicious recipes, designed by experts in nutrition
  • Customizable meal plans according to dietary requirements
  • 350+ at-home workout videos, designed and recorded for exercise experts
  • Daily support from 1000s of other moms