A mother of three has revealed how she lost 42 pounds after giving birth – from size 18 to slim size 8.
Melanie Lewis, 29, from Melbourne, gave the scales a weight of 108.9 kg and was barely able to walk around ‘out of breath’ when she knew something had to change.
After giving birth to her first child, Melanie decided she had to do something about it – and within 12 months, she’d lost 35 pounds and completely changed her physique.
“I am the lightest I’ve been in my adult life,” Melanie told the leading Australian weight loss program The healthy mama.
Since then, Melanie has had two more children, losing a total of 42 pounds, and more importantly, she has developed the restrained and healthy lifestyle habits.
A mom of three revealed how she shed 42 pounds after giving birth – from size 18 to slim size 8 (now shown)
Melanie Lewis, 29, weighed in at 108.9 pounds and was barely able to walk ‘out of breath’ when she knew something had to change (before and after photo)
To date, Melanie (pictured) said she has shed more than 42 pounds and that she is “ the lightest I’ve been in my adult life. ”
What is a typical day on Melanie’s plate?
* BREAKFAST: Fried eggs, bacon and avocado with a smoothie with water, low-carb almond milk, strawberries, protein powder, smoothie mix, chia seeds and spinach.
* LUNCH: Fried chicken with cucumbers and sliced cheese.
* SUPPER: Beef stir fry with green beans topped with a green salad topped with a Healthy Mummy chocolate berry smoothie to make it keto-friendly.
Melanie said she had ‘lost the amazing weight’ simple – just hard work and dedication. ‘
Instead of eating fast food and sodas, she started a keto diet, filled with plenty of stir-fries, leafy green vegetables, meat, and avocado.
“A typical breakfast is fried eggs, bacon and avocado, and a smoothie with water, low-carb almond milk, strawberries, protein powder, smoothie mix, chia seeds, and spinach,” she said.
Over lunch, Melanie said she often eats roast chicken with baby cucumbers and sliced cheese.
“Dinner is now something like beef stir fry with green beans topped with a green salad with a healthy Mummy chocolate berry smoothie, tweaked to make it keto-friendly,” said Melanie.
She also eats a lot of air-fried meals, including chicken cooked in the air fryer with brown rice, broccolini, and green beans.
She is now on the keto diet (photo) and has replaced processed foods and sugar products with plenty of meat, leafy green vegetables and avocado
She married her keto diet with two or three runs a week built up slowly and steadily in distance and time, as well as gym weights sessions (photo)
In addition to the keto diet, Melanie said she does two or three runs a week and does group fitness cardio sessions (pictured on her weight loss journey)
In addition to the keto diet, Melanie said that she does group fitness boxing sessions two or three times a week.
What is a typical training week for Melanie?
* Runs between two and four times a week
* Bootcamp sessions
* Fitness cardio boxing sessions
* To walk
* Playing with her children
Melanie said she can now run three miles without stopping, do ten burpees in a row and play with her kids.
“When I got pregnant with my second child, I weighed 73 pounds, but I was determined not to gain weight, so I worked until I was 38 weeks old,” she said.
During the entire pregnancy, she gained only 25 pounds – and once she gave birth, Melanie said she got even lighter by going back to her regular boot camp sessions and running.
“I feel like I have my life back [by losing the weight]Melanie said.
“I can play with my little girl now, which I never could have if I were over 100 pounds.”
Melanie said she can now run three miles without stopping, doing ten burpees in a row and playing with her kids (photo before and after)
Speaking about her tips for other people, Melanie said the most important thing is to stay honest – with yourself as well as with other people (pictured before and after)
Speaking about her tips for other people, Melanie said the most important thing is to stay honest – both with yourself and with other people.
“Yes, I still have treats, but I balance the treats and don’t eat them every day like I used to,” she said.
“You have to be 110 percent committed to wanting to change something if you think you want to change.”
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