Fit Yummy Mummy Program Review: Best Diet For Moms?
Holly Rigsby is the author of the “Fit Yummy Mummy” diet program, and if all appears as it seems, a fit yummy mummy herself—and I consider myself a fairly competent judge of such matters 😉.
Although I admit I cringed when I read the title, this diet is not mere feathers and fluff. Holly’s publication is a high-quality, no-nonsense, shoot from the hip publication that will help any woman—whether she’s a mom or not—lose weight and get her body back. In her own words…
“Yummy-ness is more about inner qualities than physical appearance. When you see yourself as a strong, capable, deserving woman, you will begin to feel more comfortable with yourself, more confident and more importantly, inclined to live a fit and healthy lifestyle.”
Obviously, what most women are going to like about this diet program is the fact that as a mom herself, Holly knows all about the constraints being a mom makes on your time.
She knows how you constantly put the needs of your family, children, friends and work before your own.
In other words, she knows how you always put yourself last, and everyone else first.
It’s not surprising therefore, that this diet contains a prominent chapter on developing the right “mindset” for success.
This includes writing down your goals on the included worksheet, establishing a support system, adhering to the “7 Mindset Boosters”, and writing out a “personal commitment contract.”
The program itself is 16-weeks long and is divided into 4 phases of dieting—and you’ll complete each one 4 times during the duration of the program…
- Preparation phase:
- Application phase:
- Supercharge phase:
- Troubleshoot phase:
What’s interesting about this diet is each phase does not incorporate different foods, carb cycling, calorie levels or anything like that. Instead, each phase introduces you to 7 of the “28 key habits for a Fit and Yummy Lifestyle”. For example, in the first phase (i.e. the Preparation phase), three of the habits include…
- Focusing on portion size
- Writing regularly in your journal
- Eating every 3 hours
The idea is that if you make a point of adopting 1 or 2 habits from each phase of the diet (and remember, you cycle through the 4 phases 4 times) at the end of the 16 weeks you’ll have picked up all the “good” habits necessary for sustaining a “yummy mummy lifestyle.”
The diet itself is pretty straight forward and non-controversial; eat small meals—each consisting of a lean protein source, plenty of vegetables and/or fruits, and some whole grains—every 3 hours.
For most women this diet will probably contain a little more protein than they’re used to, as well as a little more fruits and veggies, and a lot less processed grains and high glycemic carbs (white bread, buns, pasta, etc). This is all pretty straight-forward, smart stuff that works.
The exercise program is also divided up in a similar manner…
- Introductory workout A & B
- Beginner workout A & B
- Intermediate workout A & B
- Advanced workout A & B
Workouts are short but sweet. Only 3 are performed per week, for a grand total of 30 minutes per session. Workouts focus on short burst resistance training (super sets) and interval training for cardio—which is more effective and much less tedious than the usual marathon cardio sessions. (Beginners, don’t worry; all exercises are documented thoroughly in the book with both pictures and a written description).
What does the Fit Yummy Mummy diet plan package entail? An exclusive series of professionally designed PDF files including…
- The Fit Yummy Mummy Diet manual
- The Busy Mom’s Quick Start Essential booklet
- Fit Yummy Mummy 6-Minute workout manual
- Fit Yummy Mummy Meal Plans manual
- Nutrition for the Fit Yummy and her Child manual
The Fit Yummy Mummy diet is a solid, sensible program. I like the idea of having participants slowly adopting the good habits (via the various diet phases) necessary for making smart eating habits and exercise part of a regular lifestyle. All in all, most moms won’t go wrong in giving Holly’s program a test run.