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Crushing the 1200 Calorie MYTH!

YES, that’s right! I am going to talk about EATING MORE, not less.

The one thing that sucked me into The ‘Healthy Mummy’ way of life was not only their overall approach to weight loss and health but their focus on for filling your body’s energy needs.

Calorie counting can use the closest exit as far as I’m concerned, ain’t nobody got time for that!
But there is great benefits in having a rough idea on what your body needs to function and then some. You don’t need to count calories but it’s important to make your calories count!

Bare with me for the boring stuff > Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the number of calories  you would burn if you laid in bed all day! Pretty scary to think  that 1200 calories wouldn’t even get you through a day in bed, when countless people are sticking to this number while also completing  vigorous exercise routines. So much damage being done!

You can calculate your BMR  HERE

Let’s use me as an example: For my age, height, weight and activity level, I would burn around 1500 calories if I was a couch potato for a day, so to maintain my current weight I consume around 2000 calories a day…. a number I would of previously been petrified of. I always thought 1200 was the magic number but after losing  30kgs while consuming almost double that, I’m converted! Knowledge is power.

We are fed so much misleading information in advertising and the celebrity world, it drives me nuts.

If I hear the word calories, cut carbs or eat less one more time I might explode!

Lose 5kg in 7 days, get your dream abs in 30 days, don’t consume too many calories, always stay in a calorie deficit, burn those calories before they  reach your bum!! Um excuse me!?

I do not want to live my life in a constant state of deprivation and guilt!

Hungry people aren’t happy people.

What’s my point? It doesn’t have to be hard or boring! Educate yourself so you can stop depriving yourself. Calories are not the enemy, sugar is. Eat more of the good and less of the bad.  Don’t be afraid to nourish your body with MORE.

All of the Healthy Mummy meals have a nutritional break down and calorie count so I find it super easy to always have a rough idea, plus if I’m hungry, I eat. My 3 snacks tend to be around 300 calories and my 3 mains range from 400-500, they are quality calories and that’s what matters! Nothing I eat is low fat as that usually means higher in sugar!

For more of my rambling you can head to my Healthy Mummy Support Group Here and check out the awesome community and tips-

Do yourself a favour and check out some of their amazing, family friendly healthy recipes by using the links below.  ( all recipes that I have used while dropping 30kgs!)
Sascha x



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