Young mum-of-three loses 36kg in just over a year WITHOUT giving up her favourite treats - here's the exact day on a plate she followed to do it
- An Australian mum has lost 36kg after giving birth to her third child
- Laura Kukulovski had a Caesarian but noticed her body 'wasn't the same'
- She constantly felt bloated after eating and had a lack of energy
- In six months she lost 24.4kg then an additional 11.6kg
By Carina Stathis For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 21:38 EDT, 30 August 2022 | Updated: 22:19 EDT, 30 August 2022
An Australian mum-of-three looks unrecognisable after losing 36kg in just over 12 months.
Laura Kukulovski tipped the scales at 94kg in February 2021 and said she'd gained 'quite a bit of weight' during her third pregnancy.
Despite suffering from diastasis recti - separation of the abdominal muscles - she managed to sculpt her physique by following recipes and easy home workouts by Australian fitness community The Healthy Mummy.
In six months she dropped 24.4kg and three dress sizes before losing an additional 11.6kg.
An Australian mum-of-three looks unrecognisable after losing 36kg in just over 12 months post child birth
Laura Kukulovski tipped the scales at 94kg in February 2021 and said she'd gained 'quite a bit of weight' during her third pregnancy
Laura had a caesarean that quickly healed but noticed her body 'wasn't the same as it was' compared to her previous two pregnancies.
'My belly was just a big bulge and no matter what I did I just could not get rid of it,' she said.
She later found out she had diastasis recti and didn't believe anything could reverse the damage, but then she discovered the online program and was inspired to follow it and study fitness.
She did easy walks and postpartum home workouts that lasted between 15-30 minutes. She also followed a meal plan that was made up of recipes like lasagne and casseroles made with wholemeal, fresh and clean ingredients.
'I used to hate food because it would make me feel yucky and lazy now I look forward for what to try next,' she said
Today Laura weighs 58.5kg and is proud of what she has achieved
Laura's typical 'day on a plate'
Breakfast - A 'grab and go' style snack that has been prepped earlier in the week like overnight oats or a smoothie
Snacks - Something 'crunchy' like paprika parmesan chips or a sweet treat like health cinnamon scrolls (recipe on the website)
Lunch Something fresh and easy like rice paper rolls or a Thai beef salad
Dinner - Slow cooker meals as they are so easy to throw together
Dessert - Anything that has some chocolate or a warm muffin with a tiny bit of ice cream
Today Laura weighs 58.5kg but like anyone she had a number of setbacks during her weight loss journey.
'I'm only human but everyday is a new chance to start fresh and put that setback down to a learning curve,' she said.
She also feels significantly less bloated and has more energy, and her overall outlook on food has transformed.
'I used to hate food because it would make me feel yucky and lazy now I look forward to what I will try next,' she said.
An example day on a plate on the Healthy Mummy program
BREAKFAST: Smoothie with skim milk. Cappuccino with skim milk.
SNACK: A protein bar or banana cake.
LUNCH: Beef nachos or BBQ chicken with veggies.
SNACK: Fibre One Bar or Wholemeal Choc Chips
DINNER: Beef stroganoff
DESSERT: Choc lava microwave cake
'My favourite snacks and meals would be the paprika parmesan chips, Thai beef salad, rice paper rolls and the cinnamon scrolls.'
For those wanting to lose weight, Laura suggested taking it 'one day at a time' and believing in yourself rather than letting your thoughts get the better of you.
'If I could give any advice it would be to not put so much pressure and stress on yourself,' she said.
'I found the more I worried and stressed, the less my measurements and the scales changed. Once I let go and started enjoying my journey, that's when I really saw the results.'