The Low Down On Weight Loss Programs

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The Low Down On Weight Loss Programs

Want to try a Weight Loss Program and don’t know where to start?

There are many different diets and Weight loss programs out there and they range from the quick fix approach to plans that aim to change your whole lifestyle. The key to success is consistency.

But don’t get me wrong – weight loss SUCKS!  It is never fun.

The best weight loss diet is the one that you can follow and keep following. New diets aren’t for everyone – and we certainly aren’t advocating you to start one… but if you want info on what is around and online – then this is the place to start!

The Healthy Mummy

The Healthy Mummy is now a juggernaut and is based in Sydney right here in Australia.  The Healthy Mummy has loads of ways for Mum’s to get healthy and fit (even when pregnant or if they are breastfeeding). They offer Apps, recipes, smoothies, cookbooks and online challenges.

They currently have a Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to join too.

The Healthy Mummy Pricing:

  • The Healthy Mummy App is $45 per month or $229 every two years.
  • The Smoothies are $56.95 each
  • They also offer Starter Boxes ($276.75)

The Healthy Mummy Discounts

They now offer After Pay.



WW The New Weight Watchers

WW The New Weight Watchers is the more traditional style of weight loss that has stood the test of time.  Now offering an online program and online community, you don’t even have to leave your home for meetings.   The Weight Watchers App has over 4,500 recipes, there is 24/7 coach support option and loads of downloadable meal plans, fitness plans and guides.

Weight Watchers Price?

There are a few weight watchers options:

  • Online Weight Watchers + App is $33.50/month
  • Group Coaching is $71.50/month
  • And Weight Watchers Personal Coaching is $96.50/month

Where can I see the Weight Watchers Reviews?

WW The New Weight Watchers | Stay at Home Mum

Jenny Craig

Jenny Craig is all about the support of women (and men) in their weight loss journey.  As we all know, losing weight is sooo hard… so when you have a support person that keeps you accountable, you are more likely to form good eating and exercise habits that will hopefully last a lifetime.

Every Jenny Craig wmember is assigned a personal consultant who works one-on-one with you to design a menu plan, finding the right activities you love to get you moving and will help you achieve your health goals based on your lifestyle.

Jenny Craig Price:

They have a few different membership levels.

FREE Level:

The free version is a limited time only special and is six weeks of free membership (plus the cost of food).  This includes a personal consultant that will help you keep on track.

Standard Level:

$99 for a six month membership (plus the cost of food)

VIP Level

No costs are listed on the website.


Jenny Craig Rapid Results | Stay at Home Mum


The 5:4 Diet

The 5:4 Plan is pre-prepared food that is made depending on what outcome you wish to achieve. This isn’t so much as a fitness program but more like a specialized diet plan, but I thought it was worth mentioning as their food looks really nice.

They have different meals such as:

  • Women’s Low Carb Weight Loss
  • Men’s Low Carb Weight Loss
  • Active Lifestyle
  • Muscle Gain
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free

You can order all of the meals you want online, then it is prepared and delivered to your door.  They also have online challenges if you sign up for four weeks or eight weeks which gives you incentives and discounts. I think this would be good for single people or people who rely on their body for a living or are vegan as it can be difficult to cook specifically for that reason.

12WBT – 12 Week Body Transformation Plan

The Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation is an online program consisting of workout and nutrition plans with a 1200 daily calorie allowance. This is backed up with a weekly mindset video and on-line forums. Michelle Bridges is a well known ‘Fitness Celebrity’ in Australia and is known as the host of The Biggest Loser.

How much is 12WBT?

The 12WBT is 12 weekly payments of $19.99.  Or there is a discount if the entire fee is paid up front.

Where can I see the 12WBT Reviews?

The following bloggers have reviewed the 12WBT:

12WBT Discount Codes:

  • Medibank customers can get 20% off.

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The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet

CSIRO produced the best-selling book ‘The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet’ a few years ago, and now they have released their online program which is designed to make it easier for mums to lose weight. It combined their science-based healthy eating plan with easy online tools to keep your weight loss on track.

They also have a special edition to help people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes manage and prevent complications by losing weight and following a healthy diet and exercise.

Each week, the CSIRO sends you:

  • A Protein Balance Meal Plan with meals suitable for the whole family.
  • A weight loss guide that is personalised to your diet type.
  • Printable shopping lists.
  • Connect to Woolworths Online for easy grocery shopping.
  • Practical exercises to do at home
  • Reminders and tracking tools online to keep you in check.
  • Scientifically formulated weight loss guides.
  • Access to a caring community that keeps you motivated.

Online Fitness Programs | Stay at Home Mum

Ashey Bines Bikini Body Challenge 

Ashey Bines bikini body challenge aims to help you reach healthy body goals through fun challenges and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Groups are run in many different locations and are lead by Ashey’s handpicked trainers, the group situations mean that you are in the company of like minded women who are all supporting each other to reach their goals. Within the group you don’t have to fear working out alone again as the safe, friendly environment will motivate you and make you feel more comfortable in coming back for more.

The Ashley Bines program includes:

  • A diet plan
  • Recipes
  • A Day in the Life of Ashy guide
  • Forums
  • Three outdoor exercise sessions a week with a personal trainer in a variety of locations around Australia.

How much is Ashey Bines?

Prices can differ depending on the chosen plan. $59 joining fee to ensure a spot in the group workouts. $39.35 per week for 12 weeks on the Kickstarter plan.

Where can I see Ashey Bines Reviews?


Lite’n’Easy deliver healthy meals that have been prepared by chefs and developed by a dietician. The meals are calorie and portioned controlled which makes them a convenient option for many people who struggle with portion size and preparing meals. They don’t just cater to people wanting to lose weight though, they also offer ‘Good Eating Plan’s’ for people too busy to cook.

How much is Lite’n”Easy?

It depends on what State you are in, and what plan you use.  However, a seven day, three meal a day plan for a week starts at $137.00 delivered.

Where can I see the Lite’n”Easy Reviews?

Lite’n”Easy Discount Codes Available:

  • None available at this time

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Other Online Weight Loss Programs we are currently researching:

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Jess Schmidt

Jess Schmidt is a qualified fitness trainer and owner of mamafirst fitness, based in Hobart Tasmania. She's also a writer and a mum to two crazy, wond...Read Moreerful boys. When not wrestling tigers, tripping over Lego and sword fighting she enjoys running (away) and yoga. Read Less

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