Mum-of-two, TV presenter and author Katie Piper and mum-of-four entrepreneur Terri-Ann Nunns, of the Terri-Ann 123 Diet Plan, have joined forces for the Healthy Happy Mum Plan.
Aiming to get busy mums feeling their best, Katie and Terri-Ann’s manual is full of fitness, food and lifestyle tips that have helped them both with their weight-loss goals.
What is the Healthy Happy Mum Plan?
The Healthy Happy Mum Plan includes an easy-to-read ‘mum manual’ and lifetime membership to the online community, where women share their stories and encourage each other on their journeys.
In the manual, you’ll receive info on home workouts, body confidence, relaxation techniques and much more. The light-hearted guide talks about everything from breastfeeding to body changes after pregnancy (hello, random hairs!). It also includes dietitan-approved recipes that the whole family will enjoy.
Unlike expensive, guilt-inducing monthly gym membership fees, you’ll get access to everything on the Healthy Happy Mum Plan after a one-off payment of £39.99.
Why the Healthy Happy Mum Plan works
We can all agree that there’s too much pressure on new mums to bounce back to their pre-pregnancy weight in record time. Looking after your health and wellbeing is more than losing inches, as Katie herself writes on the website.
“With my busy life I need energy. I need to be alert and most importantly, I need to look after my overall health and wellbeing,” she says. “I didn’t want to succumb to the pressures and follow some miserable ‘one soup a day’ diet that might cost me my sanity and affect my ability to be a good mum.”
After the birth of her second daughter, Katie has so far lost 2 stone with the plan. Terri-Ann lost an astonishing 7 stone on her journey, and there are many more case studies on their website proving just how effective the plan is.
What you eat on the plan
The Healthy Happy Mum Plan suggests a 16:8 eating rule, where you eat all your food for the day within an 8-hour window.
You’ll be eating around 1,500 calories a day, but there’s no restriction on food groups.
Mouth-watering meals like Lemon and poppyseed pancakes, spinach and lentil curry and chicken noodle soup are all on the menu.
One day a week you’ll have a ‘Treat Day’, where you can eat an extra 300 calories. The Health Happy Mum Plan often share food ideas via their social media.
What about exercise?
Home workouts are on the agenda, but there’s no need to stock up on expensive equipment.
On the plan’s social media, Katie writes, ‘my home workouts [are]… simple, effective exercises you can do anywhere with no equipment. They have been perfect for those days that turn into night as they take no longer than 25 minutes. For my home exercise ideas including routines that involve your baby’.
The manual also recommends gentle exercise such as walking, a family swim or even housework.