Fit Yummy Mummy(FYM) is a fat loss program aimed at women who want to lose fat and get back into shape after having children. This lifestyle program for busy moms is a comprehensive guide to what’s arguably the most widespread, challenging and frustrating issue faced by moms today: how to get their pre-baby body back. For almost all mothers the changes their bodies incur during pregnancy coupled with the countless responsibilities that motherhood bring spell trouble for regaining their pre-pregnancy figure.
This Program claims that it will help you lose the baby weight and get a flat stomach after pregnancy. Holly created the book to help you lose inches, tone and reshape your body, lose fat faster, have increased energy and enjoy your life more. Best of all, this plan will help you gain more self confidence through sculpting and reshaping your body.
The author, Holly Rigsby, is a nationally recognized women’s fitness coach and certified personal trainer. Holly has designed this program as a combination of both diet and exercise. She shows how a flat stomach can be achieved not by fad dieting but by eating sensibly (and not going hungry!) and resistance training.
She advocates resistance training because not only does it burn calories but it keeps your metabolism elevated for much longer than cardio. Not only that, the more muscle you gain, the more calories you will burn, all day, every day.
Two things made this weight loss program stand out from the rest.
• It introduces a unique set of 30 minute workouts which can be done easily at home. All you need is a bench, a bunch of dumbbells, and exercise balls. These are high intensity workouts which can help you burn a lot of calories, increase your metabolism, and stay energized throughout the day. Interestingly, you do not have to do it every day. You need to do these workouts just three times a week to get the best results.
• It tells all about eating the right kind of diet. Holly Rigsby has done extensive research and has come up with a clear list of what you should eat and what you should avoid to lose weight quickly and stay healthy. It also tells you how to cook food without losing its nutritious value.
The nutrition plan is very complete, yet easy to follow if you simply plan ahead and chart out what you’re planning on eating in advance. She recommends cooking meals in advance so you aren’t a slave to your kitchen. There is a portion of the book about eating out, snacks and cheat meals, and explains exactly WHY you should follow the plan as well as a road map to reach your weight loss goals.
What I really like about the program is that it isn’t a recipe for deprivation. Holly explains how to eat at restaurants healthfully to stay on track. There aren’t any banished foods, she just explains mindfulness about what you eat and WHY you should avoid junk food, and alternatives. The section about slip-ups is genius because it explains why you shouldn’t worry if you aren’t perfect, and what to do to immediately get back on track.
I really like the section about alternative foods to eat as snacks instead of hitting the junk food. Since it is a lifestyle change program, there aren’t any gimmicky concepts (no liquid diet, no strange foods, no punishment). The nutritional section is solid, and applicable. I could go in my kitchen tonight and recreate the meals without breaking a sweat.
Next stop is the workout program (where I hope you break a sweat). I really like how Holly explains why being a “cardio queen” is a bad thing, and how you should change it. She explains resistance training and why it is essential for getting the lean, fit body everyone seems to be trying for (I’m not at a loss for why, Holly looks great).
Fit Yummy Mummy Workout Program is a very effective interval-based training program. There is a 16 week workout schedule that you customize based on four different formats based on your own personal goals. It looks complicated at first but really isn’t as hard as it looks once you reach the section that contains photos of Holly doing the exercises. I would definitely print this part out to refer back to it.
One really great part about the workout section is that you can do these moves with minimal time and equipment, so they are really great for fitting into your already jam packed schedule (baby napping? do planks!!). You can get these workouts done with a mat, simple dumbells, a bench or a step, swiss ball and medicine ball. That is super minimal when you compare it with a bunch of hulky gym equipment.
The index contains goal setting worksheets, how to create your own workout journal, sample menus, information about food labels, grocery shopping survival tips, a fat loss troubleshooting checklist, and a whole bunch of extra exercises in an archive with full instructions.
Fit Yummy Mummy is actually very user-friendly. Not only is this ebook filled with sound practical advice as well as the whole thing being laid out in a very logical and easy to understand format, but it also comes with a Quick Start Guide to make sure you start taking action fast. The pace of the program is light and non-threatening and it proceeds in a logical manner from step to step, with plenty of pictures and written examples to ensure that you stay on track.
Also included is a follow up email coaching series from the author in order to keep you on track, bringing you daily fitness tips and even healthy recipes that you’ll enjoy. While most moms have the best of intentions when they begin a weight loss program, staying on track is no easy task. This follow up email coaching series is the perfect solution.