Rocky’s healthy mum

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS -

AT 20 years old, Nikita Bax­ter had a lov­ing hus­band and a new baby, but at 105kg she was any­thing but healthy.

Fast for­ward 12 months, and Mrs Bax­ter has lost 39kg, weigh­ing in at 66kg, which she’s main­tained for a year.

Gone were the days when all she wanted to do was go to bed or laze on the couch.

“When Darcy was born I avoided photos; I be­came an in­tro­vert and didn’t leave the house,” Mrs Bax­ter said.

“I was a size 24 and I was only 20.”

Her jour­ney back to health started when a friend on Face­book had been los­ing weight us­ing The Healthy Mummy site.

“I thought it was just an­other scam,” she said.

“So, I just started by us­ing the free recipes and ex­er­cise guides and af­ter four or five months I started to no­tice quite a dif­fer­ence.

“I was a fre­quent break­fast skip­per so then I started or­der­ing the smooth­ies and join­ing in the chal­lenges.”

The Healthy Mummy is Aus­tralia’s largest par­ent­ing health site for mums.

The pro­gram, which now has 850,000 mem­bers, was de­signed to ed­u­cate mums about healthy and re­al­is­tic weight loss, healthy food and liv­ing.

‘‘ AF­TER FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS I STARTED TO NO­TICE QUITE A DIF­FER­ENCE. NIKITA BAX­TER

Sur­pris­ingly, Mrs Bax­ter said her new rou­tine wasn’t re­stric­tive and she could still snack and eat things her friends would eat.

“My go-to is shep­herd’s pie, the healthy ver­sion,” she said.

“I can’t be­lieve how many veg­eta­bles are in it, and it uses sweet potato in­stead of nor­mal potato. It’s so good.

“And I’ve just made sugar-free Rocky Road, it’s de­li­cious.”

Since los­ing weight, Mrs Bax­ter says she has a lot more en­ergy and seems to fit more into each day.

To­mor­row she flies to Syd­ney for a photo shoot with eight other healthy mum­mies as part of a part­ner­ship be­tween The Healthy Mummy and Jets swimwear.

Each of the women will be pho­tographed mod­el­ling Jets’ lat­est swimwear range at a lux­ury Manly re­sort, some­thing she never dreamed was pos­si­ble two years ago.

Photos: Con­trib­uted

YUMMY MUMMY: Nikita Bax­ter on her wed­ding day. Three months af­ter the birth of her son she weighed 139kg. IN­SET: Nikita lost 39kg in one year and has main­tained her weight for a year.

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