The Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great {Review}

I received a copy of the Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great for this review.  All opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

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Okay moms, who here is striving to lose that extra weight? After having babies, we know it can be a challenge for many of us to lose that weight and even feel great. {Stress can even be a factor in this.} Other’s are just blessed with stellar genes that the weight falls off without even trying, but this category of moms may be struggling with fatigue and with the every day demands of being a mother.  I have never heard one mom say that they are energetic all the time and feel absolutely wonderful.  Sure, we have our really good days, then we have our days where it feels like we are climbing a mountain.  As I type this, I am currently going through that, it’s been an exhausting week.  Who here can relate, say I!

I was just recently given the opportunity of reviewing the Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great and I think it’s a great resource for moms eager to reach their goals.

Their motto is:

“Motherhood is a journey.  Mommy MDs are your guides.”

The Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great by Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, and Jennifer Bright Reich, is filled with more than “700 tips from doctors who are mothers and what they use to slim down, shape up, fight fatigue, boost mood, look great, and feel better.”  It’s always encouraging to receive this kind of advice from doctors (who also happen to be mothers) who understand our daily struggles and physical concerns.

The MD guide that I received is in PDF format and is 8 chapters and broken into 2 parts.  Here are the topics of discussion along with tips, etc.

Chapter 1: Losing weight

  • Setting Goals
  • Getting Started
  • Making Time to Eat Better and Exercise More
  • Considering a Weight Loss Program
  • Staying Motivated
  • Eating Better
  • Drinking Better
  • Exercising Better
  • Supplementing Right
  • Finding Weight Loss Supporters
  • Monitoring your Weight
  • Facing Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
  • Coping with Setbacks
  • Losing the Last 10 Pounds

Chapter 2: Recipes for Losing Weight

  • Dr. C’s Green Smoothies
  • Breakfast Pitas
  • Egg Muffins
  • Busy Morning Oatmeal
  • Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Strawberries, and Goat Cheese
  • Quick Salmon Salad
  • Lentil Soup
  • French Onion Soup
  • Buttersquash Soup
  • Hearty Chili

and many more healthy recipes!

Chapter 3: Maintaining Weight

  • Celebrating Meeting your Goals
  • Maintaining your Weight

Chapter 4: Boosting your Energy

  • Assessing your Energy Levels
  • Making Time for Yourself
  • Eating and Drinking for Energy
  • Exercising for Energy
  • Supplementing for Energy
  • Identifying Energy Busters
  • Identifying Energy Boosters
  • Sleeping Better

Chapter 5: Recipes for Feeling Great

  • Bulletproof Coffee
  • Energy-Boosting Smoothie
  • Green Machine Chocolate Smoothie
  • Oatmeal-Banana-Berry Pancake
  • Jump-Start-Your-Day Breakfast Burritos
  • Dr. Anne’s Homemade Granola
  • Doctor Dip
  • Kale Chips

and many more recipes for feeling great!

Chapter 6: Boosting your Mood

  • Assessing your Mood
  • Making Time for Yourself
  • Changing your Mind-Set
  • Reducing Stress
  • Considering Counseling
  • Identifying Mood Busters
  • Identifying Mood Boosters

Chapter 7: Boosting your Self-Esteem

  • Assessing your Self-Esteem
  • Identifying Esteem Busters
  • Identifying Esteem Boosters

Chapter 8: Looking your Best

  • Assessing your Style
  • Finding Time to Look Great
  • Dressing Well
  • Caring for your Skin and Smile
  • Choosing Makeup
  • Maximizing your Hairstyle
  • Accessorizing
  • Organizing your Closet and Supplies

Bonus! Take Five! The Mommy Guide MD Program for Maximum Weight Loss Success

  • What’s your weight status?
  • Your Body Weight: Apple or Pear?
  • The Three Key Nutrients
  • Fiber
  • Water
  • Caloric Requirements

and much more!

This book is awesome!  It is helping me so much and I think I will be able to achieve my goals a little bit better with a different view and mind-set on things.  It’s also very helpful to have a list of healthy recipes to help boost energy, etc. as it’s easy to give into things like sugar, etc. when you are feeling stressed {as I take a piece of chocolate out of my child’s candy bag} ha!

I do work out every morning at Planet Fitness and do pretty well with my eating habits and diet so the piece of chocolate really is no biggie.  Thankfully, I have control through the years of discipline.  Trust me, that alone was rough.

I highly recommend this Mommy MD Guide to all moms out there.  We could all use some tips and advice to help with our daily life.  It can become so easy to not care for ourselves as we worry more about our families.  I am learning it’s no good if mommy isn’t taking care of herself too.

I hope that this book will help you achieve your goals and encourage you like it has me so far.  I look forward to utilizing this book as much as possible when I need a boost in energy, confidence, etc.  It’s an excellent mom tool and resource.  As a Christian mom, I believe it’s important to pray and do what we can.  This most definitely falls into this category.

You can currently purchase The Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great on Amazon for $14.78 paperback or Kindle for $9.99.



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3 replies

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing our new book, The Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it! thanks for the opportunity to be a part of your terrific blog! Jennifer at http://www.mommymdguides.com

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