Founder & Busy Mum
I'm Lisa, founder of the In Shape Mummy company. And I’m mum to an action-packed toddler and a superhero loving little boy. I am passionate about helping mums to live healthy and happy lives. Nice to meet you!
After my own struggles with weight and severe sleep deprivation (courtesy of my babies) I found a way to transform not only the way I look but the way I feel. After I found the way, I knew I had to share it. Together with my team of leading postnatal health experts, I started the In Shape Mummy company to help other mums do the same.
I breastfed both of my little ones until they were 2 so I spent a total of 4 years breastfeeding. I am passionate about breastfeeding and believe it is one of the best gifts you can give your precious baby. That's why I started this company, to support breastfeeding mums.
I attribute not only my weight loss, but my breastfeeding success and my sanity to our In Shape Mummy Health Shake.
I have a confession to make…
I am super passionate about health now, but I haven’t always been so healthy. In fact, in my life before babies I was quite the opposite.
I was a serial yo-yo dieter and a chocoholic. I used binge on chocolate and junk, and then I would go on all kinds of crazy eating and exercise regimes to shed the weight I’d put on… and this “yo-yo” cycle would continue. I did everything from starving myself, to eating a “yogurt only” diet to exercising like crazy.
I used to be so bloated all the time (so much so that it looked like I was pregnant!) and I had the worst stomach pains. I felt so tired and terrible.
But then… everything changed when…
I gave birth to my first beautiful baby. I wanted desperately to lose the weight I’d put on in pregnancy. But I also was worried about impacting my milk supply as I wanted to give my baby the best. I was worried my milk supply would dry up if I went back to a crazy diet.
I was constantly exhausted from the sleepless nights. I now know if someone claims they’re ‘tired’ and they haven’t had a baby… they don’t know what “tired” is!
Plus, my postnatal physiotherapist told me that strenuous exercise after child birth can cause a prolapse and that really scared me!
I was so distressed and couldn’t see a way out. Never in my life had I felt so out of control. I felt like a physical and mental wreck. I felt like a walking zombie from the sleep deprivation.
Does any of this sound familiar to you? Maybe you’re still struggling with these problems?
I was a physical and mental wreck! How did I overcome it?
I was not prepared to wave the white flag and surrender to the "babies change your body forever" mentality.
So I set out on a mission to read everything that I could get my hands on I could about weight loss and breastfeeding.
I looked into books, magazines, google, and weight loss plans. You name it, I took it in. But nothing I read, listened to or watched seemed understand the challenges that real breastfeeding mums face.
Firstly, as breastfeeding mums we can’t starve ourselves on one of those supermodel starvation diets you see in the magazines. If we did, our milk supply would dry up. And we’d have even less energy to cope with raising our little ones.
When you’re breastfeeding, your baby is depending on you for 100% of their nutrition. Diets that cut out major food groups are a definite “no-no”. We need extra nutrients to support our milk supply and precious baby’s development.
In an ideal world, we’d all spend hours cooking organic gourmet healthy meals and go to the gym every day. But, when you have a new baby, who has the time or energy for that?!
And after busy days and sleepless nights we don’t have the energy for extensive cooking, exhaustive boot camp style workouts or have time to go to the gym.
I thought the existing supplements might be a convenient answer but when I looked at weight loss shakes and products in the supermarket, I found that they were packed full of sugar, soy hormones, artificial ingredients and the list goes on. Certainly not suitable for breastfeeding my precious baby!
So, I went out and searched all over Australia to find the leading experts in women’s health and postnatal weight loss to create a healthy solution for breastfeeding mums just like me.
These experts were also real mums, so they understood the real challenges that we mums face.
I was so passionate about finding a solution to this big problem that we sold our house to fund it.
Together my team of leading dietitians and nutritionists custom formulated the healthiest superfood shake on the planet.
Our shake is developed specifically for breastfeeding mums to help shed baby weight, while giving them the nutrition they need to support their milk supply. And our shakes give the big boost in energy mums need to get through their busy day.
We care about mums and their precious babies' health so we use the best premium organic ingredients. And we keep the artificial nasties out.
Our team of experts also created a holistic weight loss and breastfeeding support program to make it even easier for mums to lose weight.
Our support program includes delicious and tasty recipes, motivating stepping challenges and much needed encouragement, inspiration and support to help mums manage this challenging time of life. Rather than a quick fix diet, our program equips mums with the knowledge to stay in shape for the rest of their lives.
After having my second baby I returned easily to my pre-baby weight through using our Shakes, healthy eating program and my daily walk. This was so awesome and I was so relieved after the trouble I had after my first pregnancy!
To this day I still have an In Shape Mummy Health Shake every day to keep in shape and save me time when I'm so busy chasing after my two little ones!
I never get bloated like I used to and I have so much energy that I can keep up with my supercharged kids!
I am very proud to say I have been in shape for over 5 years now. After my 2 kids, I am in the best shape of my life.
I will never be overweight or yo-yo dieting again. Because I have learnt the secrets to keeping the weight off and being healthy for the rest of my life.
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to help thousands of mums achieve their goals and live a healthier and happier life! And I am excited to help you too!