Mommylicious Review: Flavia Del Monte’s 30 Day Transformation Challenge

Flavia Del Monte has created a new program called Mommylicious, designed especially for mothers. I’ve had a chance to look over her program and hopefully I can help you decide if it is right for you. Before I get into the review I’ll share a little bit about the author/creator.

Flavia’s husband Vince Del Monte is known for his muscle building programs. But she has become very successful in her own right due her programs for women. She developed Mommylicious after having her second child. She needed to adjust her workouts and nutrition in a way that would help her get back into “pre-baby” shape.

Now let me tell you what you get if you decide to order this plan. I’m not going to describe every single thing that’s included, but I’ll hopefully give you a really good idea of what this program is like. Keep in mind that this is a purely digital (online and downloadable) product:

Mommylicious Program Components

30 Day Challenge Home Page: When you order this program you’ll be given access to the material and you should start with this introductory page.   She explains how to navigate the website, how to get started, and some of the crucial steps you need to take to begin your own transformation.   You’ll do a few preparatory things then start the program on a Sunday.

Program Guide: this 10-page document (PDF file) explains Flavia’s overall philosophy in terms of training and nutrition.   It will give you an overview of what you’ll be doing for the next four weeks.

Sunday Rituals: This is a guided mediation PDF and MP3 file. She suggests you do this before your first workout.

Yoga Stretch: You can access both a pdf and video of the Mommylicious yoga program. You can either watch it online or download it. Stretching and flexibility becomes increasingly important as we age, so I’m glad she included this.

HIIT Workout: You’ll be doing high intensity interval training for your cardio. You can increase the number of circuits you do as your level of conditioning improves.

Weekly Plans

Each week you’ll get a link with a complete blueprint to follow. The links/page include the following:

Meal Plans: One of the keys to body transformation is planning and preparing your diet. Be sure that you don’t neglect this aspect of the program because it is crucial to your success. The nice thing here is that every meal is individually created with no repetition. You shouldn’t feel “cheated” if you follow this eating plan–Flavia is good at putting together tasty, nutritious meals.

Shopping List: Another helpful document you can download is a shopping list. This will help you plan out your shopping on the weekend. You can then use the ingredients to make the before-mentioned meals.

Weekly Workouts: You’ll receive a printable workout sheet and videos that guide you through the weekly routines: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These are all body weight workouts, so you will not really need any barbells or dumbbells. All you need is a little space, a chair, and maybe a yoga mat.

Here’s a summary of the program components:

  • 12 body weight workouts: all different from each other, all advancing in difficulty from workout to workout.
  • 1 Yoga video.
  • 1 HIIT (cardio) video that can be repeated each week with advancing difficulty.
  • 4 Spiritual rituals (mediation with audio, practicing gratitude, being present challenge, and bettering self-esteem)
  • 30-Day Meal Plan with recipes (every one of them is different).
  • Nutrition guide + Printable workouts + Success tracker
  • Private Facebook group membership .

Additional Products (“Upsells”):

There are a couple of additional products you can buy with this program. These are not included in the basic package but you may decide to upgrade and buy them.

Nutrition Bundle: This is a content-packed addition that includes the Flavicious Cooking Cookbook, 20 video cooking lessons, Batch Cooking Secrets video, Get Juiced: 101 Fat Burning Juice Recipes, How to Cook 15 Meals in 50 Minutes, and The 3 Step Skinny Solution.

Booty Booster: As the name implies these workouts are designed to help you develop a firm, well-shaped rear end. It includes both a pdf guide and videos. This is another great addition that can help with a common “problem area” with women.

REVIEW:

Most women find it challenging to get back into shape after having children. There can be several reasons for this:

Energy: Being a mother is a 24/7 job requiring a great deal of energy. Mothers often feel like all their strength is used up and have nothing left to invest in their own health and well-being.

Time constraints: Taking care of children is time consuming and moms often have trouble finding time to train or to effectively plan meals.

Physical changes: Pregnancy takes a toll on the human body in and of itself. But it also limits a woman’s ability to train–women who have children have probably had to lower their exercise intensity for several weeks.

I think Flavia has designed a program that is well-suited to meet these before-mentioned challenges. The nutrition guide should help busy moms in both their shopping and meal preparation.  The workouts are time-efficient and don’t require you spend hours on a treadmill or in the gym. Body weight training is a great solution for mothers who need to begin rebuilding their strength. Interval training burns calories and improves cardiovascular conditioning in less time than traditional cardio (treadmill, etc.).   And the yoga/flexibility components are a nice touch.

With all this in mind, I think Mommylicious is an excellent program for mothers who need a starting place to get back into shape after having children.  It’s also very reasonably priced.  Just CLICK HERE if you’d like to order this program or learn more.

Skinnylicious Cookbook Review

I’ll repeat something I’ve said many times on this blog:  you can’t out-train a bad diet.  Sometimes people will join a gym and put great effort into their training without my thought as to how should they should plan their meals.  Exercise alone will produce some (limited) results, but you have to get your diet right in order to lose fat.  There’s no way around it.

With this in mind, there’s a new product you may want to consider.  Flavia Del Monte (creator of the Curvalicious program) has created a brand new cookbook called Skinnylicious.  This book has 150 recipes to help you learn to cook healthy meals that will help you reach your fitness goals.   Just CLICK HERE if you’d like to check it out.

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All-Belly Pregnancy Workout Review (Flavia Del Monte)

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Flavia Del Monte’s All-Belly Pregnancy

I remember a few months ago when Vince and Flavia announced that they were expecting a baby.  I was really happy for them because I respect them both as business partners and fitness professionals.  Flavia’s Curvalicious Program for women has been a top seller and I know it has helped many women transform their bodies.

As you can see in the picture above, Flavia is having a healthy, “all-belly” pregnancy, meaning she has avoided excessive weight gain.  The All-Belly Program teaches other women how to do the same.  Let’s first talk about what you get if you decide to buy it:

1. How To Exercise When Expecting workout videos. One thing that has always stood AllBellyPregnancyWorkoutReviewout to me with Del Monte fitness products is their high quality training videos.  I believe it is the best way to see how an exercise is done, and I also find it more motivational.  This video series will guide you how to safely exercise through each trimester.  These workouts can be done at home with minimal equipment.

2. The Workout Guide is the pdf version of the exercise guide.  It is fully illustrated and has some extra information that you’ll find helpful.

3.  Printable Workout Sheets you can take with you to the gym and record your workouts.

4. What to Eat When Expecting:  As you know, eating the right foods is a huge part of maintaining a healthy weight and body fat level.  This e-book teaches you how to make wise food choices for yourself and your baby.

5. How to Supplement When Expecting this is the suggested vitamins, etc. to consider taking while pregnant.

6. LIFETIME Access To The Flavilicious Membership Forum:  this members-only forum will allow you to interact with other women and get encouragement and advice for your fitness journey.

Available Up-sells:  these are additional products you can buy with the program.  They are optional and you do not have to buy them, but you can purchase any (or all) of them if you think they would meet your individual needs.

*Yoga for Pregnancy:  these prenatal yoga workouts show you another way of training in order to stay physically flexible and mentally relaxed.

*Full-Body-Licious:  This would be a fantastic program to follow after your pregnancy to get back into “pre-baby” shape (just keep in mind this is for after you have given birth).  Full-Body-Licious has been one of my best-sellers for women, and buying it as part of this package is very cost-effective.

*Bodyweight Bella & Advanced Amazing Ab Workouts: These are also programs you could do after you give birth to get back into shape.

Review:

Let me say this before I go any further: be sure to talk to your Obstetrician/Gynecologist before doing any exercise program.  Be sure your doctor gives you clearance to train.  I would also encourage you to check with your doctor about what prenatal vitamins you should take.

I know one of the biggest issues women face as far as health/fitness is having a healthy pregnancy–eating well and gaining the right amount of weight.  I’m glad Flavia has addressed this issue and created a program that is easily accessible via internet.

All-belly pregnancy seems well-suited for healthy women going through a normal (low-risk) pregnancy.  I think it would be beneficial for those who are interested in doing safe, appropriate exercises, eating well, and having an overall healthy pregnancy.  I especially appreciate the fact that the workouts in the program change with each trimester.

Just click here if you are interested in purchasing or learning more about this program.  Please use my links if this review has been helpful.

Alternate Programs:

I would recommend Flavia’s Curvalicious Workout as a general program for women who are not pregnant and trying to get in shape (lose body fat, etc.)