No one could get me off of french fries or deserts. Your email address will not be published. I can’t wait to start feeling better and losing weight. It works for me, and once you find a rhythm, it’s not too difficult. I started very slowly by figuring out breakfasts one week, then I incorporated on plan snacks. They give so many recipes that I’m not sure we’ll work through them all. No content on this site may be reused in any fashion without written permission. I love sugar free jello. I was happy to see that your post was actually a positive endorsement of THM after all. I’m waiting for my book as I type. In fact, in my case, it ended up working too well! You could write Pearl and Serene or any of the moderators on this and they can point you where you should go. And explain. I think it is a great plan for many people. It’s a lifestyle change. Brown Rice – of good quality. They don’t want to give up buying their main groceries. I didn’t care for THM. I wish I had your problem! Why did I quit, then? Boiled for lunch. As a fellow carb lover, I knew that if you liked it, I probably would too. Good job! My Bread is Limited. Her and her husband travel at times, and she was wondering how to still be able to make her delicious coffee every morning without having to take bags and bottles of extracts, powders, and sweeteners with her. Don't subscribe . I agree … on WW I ate a lot of processed foods. And like many things, it may not work for everyone. He has a naturally high metabolism and struggles to keep weight on. My daughter’s dad gets kidney stones sometimes but he finds that if he remembers to take magnesium, he gets them much less often. Thanks for the encouragement. Blessings.. It’s dangerous to lose more than 2 pounds a week. I learned that I could live without sugar. Not Enough Veggies. Jesse suggested I start tracking how many carbs and fats and proteins I was eating every day and we quickly realized that I was eating way too much good fat. But it doesn’t stop there. The THM Facebook Page shares all sorts of amazing recipes daily in case you need more inspiration. I am now doing my own version of the plan, which does include some meat, fish, chicken, eggs and dairy but I try to get most of my calories from plant-based foods. I really didn’t realize how many calories I was consuming, it’s a been an eye opener for me. . I had lost a few pounds when I first started Trim Healthy Mama — a few pounds that had crept on over the past year and needed to come off. I truly believe in the program and I want to keep on it forever, with a few changes after reaching my goal weight. ( Log Out /  I don’t like most of their deserts. I appreciate your balanced approach and realistic attitude. Hope you find something that works for you! So we are in Week 6 of working out living as a Trim Healthy Mama. I can’t make others change. If you are not ready to do this, then you probably will not like this healthy way of living. Yes…….just like ANY eating plan one plan does NOT fit every person. I just kept thinking that God is not the author of confusion and this book certainly confusing! It took me six months on Weight Watchers to lose 20 lbs. We followed a low carb/high protein way of eating for about 2 years. I’ll have to check this out. Tracking in an app is so easy. I’d like to use more simple ingredients of stir frys and tacos and roasts and soups. ( Log Out /  Read more information on our comment policy. I crave much healthier foods and I find that I don’t enjoy super sweet desserts like I once did. One commented on another friend’s status that the research is junk science. and mmm…pass me a BLTA (toss a coupla slices of avocado on!) They don’t want to give up their favorite sweet foods. I’m easing back into it one meal at a time. I haven’t done THM, but I had an extremely limited diet while nursing my third baby (he, my other boys, and my husband have some autoimmune issues) and I had the same problem – no matter how much “good fat” that I ate, I was drastically losing weight even- I was literally eating 12+ eggs a day, 2-3 avocados, cans of salmon, and much more per day. Thanks for your inspiration!! I find it really hard to stick to the plan because I feel so much better, with so much more energy when I eat carbs and fats together. Pickles, mustard, tuna, low fat mayo and 4 boiled eggs. I don’t feel like I’ve dieted at all on thm and I’ve done plenty of diets. Would THM work for someone who is dairy, gluten, corn and nut free? Now I think about how what I want to eat will make me feel more than how it will taste. An Atmosphere of Learning on the Water ~ Oregon Coast Style. I have been obsessed in my thinking these weeks, but tempered in my speech. Me too! This pkg below was 7.99 in the store yesterday. Thanks again for the realistic assessment of THM. But now, last night for Tacos, both boys used my Ezekiel wraps. Ya. And a makeover. I like to buy LifeSource brand from Netrition, but Trim Healthy Mama carries a gluten free product. I have to think – What am I eating today? I got off track during a difficult pregnancy, but that baby is almost a year old now. I love this post! You may want to up your vitamin D in the winter. Thanks for sharing your experience. You have to make THM yours. At work, I’m constantly bopping around, whether I’m going to the upstairs kitchen to get my daily caffeine fix, moving from breakout room to breakout room, or chasing down one of my colleagues so she can share her snacks with me. We must do it for them. The first recipe I ever tried is in the Trim Healthy Mama book and it's a sweet recipe for a muffin in a bowl. I can have coffee again with “sugar” without the bitter taste of their stevia or Sweet Blend. My family will never get it. Wowza! Good for you on listening to your body. Jesse plans most of our menus and he doesn’t follow MealFit 100%, but he gets the bulk of his ideas/plans from there. (Batch going right now!). Replies to my comments Some items can be expensive but there is a FB group for people who are more frugal. It can definitely be overwhelming to someone who wants to quickly learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” and then start immediately. I have found if I cut out gluten and sugar and try not to eat only a moderate amount of carbs, I am good! Now I am abd I’ve lost 45 pounds, have normal blood pressure without meds (was on meds for over 10 years) and feel great. *UPDATED 6/16/15* The Trim Healthy Mama Quick Start Guide that I shared at the bottom of the Book Review was in serious need of an update. From a cup. "This time frame can vary from person to person, depending on their beauty routine. FullBars: Do they work for weight loss? I get too skinny with Trim Healthy Mama as well! I’m not – whatever your next statement is. I’m trying to get back on plan with Trim Healthy Mama. Well, for a while to whole wheat. I have only lost 22lbs but I feel like a me person. Larabar Gluten Free Bar, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (16 count) only $10.56 shipped! We just don’t have the money for that with 3 men in the house. 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We go to the grocery store every few days now for veggies. Other heart-healthy fatty fish, such as sardines, mackerel, and lake trout, also contain high amounts of omega-3s. Do I want fat in my coffee? er Write. 9-10 pounds in 8 weeks is perfect! They both like my oatmeal pancakes. But there are no menus saying M/T/W/TH/F/S/SU – Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Snack. YES!!!! I stopped using sugar in my coffee. This was quite a red flag to me. Flax. We have 101 ways to use coconut oil including homemade toothpaste, coffee, homemade lotion bars, and more. If I want pizza I need to plan 5-7 days in advance to ferment Gwens Easy Bread in the fridge. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. medianet_height = "120"; Or choco cookies. Like just with dinners, or something. They want to you work that out. By using this site, you are agreeing to the site's terms of use. I’m wondering is this for just women or can the whole family benefit my husband is a diabetic. Oh. It’s definitely a lifestyle – not a fad diet – which is why I think it works so well! We must teach them the lesson of accountability. I felt tired and lethargic and hungry all the time. Lol Apples didn’t make me fat to begin with, it was all those chips and salsa and m&m’s! It cost a lot of money. They published it right there for everyone to read. They even have a specialty THM FB page. I just quit buying anything that wasn’t on plan and there are great grocery lists out there. I thought the THM plan say that once you reach goal weight that you start having crossovers? Most diets make me feel deprived, hungry, and bored with the same old stuff, not to mention that I don’t have time to count calories or keep a food journal. Things to change in our opinions, lives, bodies – all the time. This site is loaded with resources to streamline your THM journey. Crystal I remember you posting this and I read it. You can also follow their Facebook Page for more inspiration and encouragement. Breads made with grains and minimal fats fit into a THM:E category. Their research is in depth and, I believe, very accurate. It was so large that he had to have surgery, which costs about $6,000. I wanted to share a site for counting calories and carbs. THM addresses this issue in detail In their new book. But was willing to try until I read some research about possible effects stevia has on infertility and miscarriage. . This is not a plan for everyone, on every eating regime, with every allergy, in every town of every country on God’s great earth. I think they miss us at the grocery store and drive thru. I also find that I have to eat more often than every 3 hours. Zero Greek Yogurt is great too. You are so realistic about your approach. It’s ironic that I really want to try THM now :). Her why’s and how’s have been so helpful! If you’ve found something that works for you, rock on! Thank you for turning me onto this fabulous lifestyle, I am forever grateful. Look forward to learning more about THM! But it has lasted 6 weeks and probably 1 more. Yeast isn’t off plan for Trim Healthy Mama, but a true sourdough bread does not use yeast as a rising agent. Thank you for posting that you still drink diet coke! Nothing is mentioned on amazon and got some negative reviews because of it. Thanks for you input on this. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Most of the book is them sharing their hearts for what has worked For Their Family. And I couldn’t seem to eat enough. They tell you the types of food you can eat, and how you can combine great whole foods to spark your body to use the meal for fuel for a 3 hour time period. We love comments from readers, so chime in with your thoughts below! Then I best grab 3-4 containers and fill them with good food from the fridge. Until I was a few pounds underweight. It is not just a bunch of cream cheese, almond flour-based desserts found on Pinterest, or some low-carb wrap sandwiches and bacon and eggs. What are some of the speciality items you referenced? Interesting also that I finally broke free from bondage to food through THM! I gained 30 lbs. I was at my ideal weight and I felt great! I had to put up with days of my knees throbbing and shoulders aching and fatigue and headaches. I could probably be putting more effort in but am busy with a lot on my plate at the moment. I just picked up a copy of the Trim Healthy Mama book at my library this week and have been excited to try this way of eating….so when I saw this blog post, I was like, “Oh no!” LOL, I’m glad to hear that you really liked the plan and that it was easy to follow . I get completely overwhelmed every time I pick it up. . Now, I’m not a perfect Trim Healthy Mama. I have done THM for about 2 years and I only lost 20 but was able to maintain. WebMD reviews the Full Diet plan, including how it works, what you can eat, and whether it’s healthy. I kept losing weight. Great post, agree with you totally Thank you for saying that you don’t always see eye to eye with the sisters either – I’m the same as you when it comes to their desserts (but try the meringues, they were good…). I went on their Facebook pages for support and there were people who lost weight, but there were also many frustrated people that weren’t losing, but following the plan. My husband and I both lost a lot of weight, which was a wonderful thing for us. I could have the mixture without the bread on lettuce leaves. Jessica, Or learn to enjoy black coffee, or tea. Many women following the plan are of child bearing age and to completely ignore these possibilities seems questionable to me. Read more information on our comment policy. It can be low cost. My chest pains and shortness of breath came back with a vengeance and became worse. If #THM isn't all over your feeds yet, it will be soon. But, when we get the basics down, it will become a habit and way of life. Gwen’s Nest is a good resource, as is the Facebook group. © 2008–2021 Money Saving Mom®, LLC. Personally, it’s been very healing. Read the book, didn’t love it. Coconut oil. I am currently following Trim Healthy Mama so when I saw the title of your post, I literally thought, “Oh no!” But what a great reason to quit, ha! So, after agonizing about it for a few months and trying so hard to make it work without success, I finally just quit. However my health did not improve with this plan. Even with Crossover Meals. But then, after about five or six months of eating this way, I started struggling with feeling hungry all the time. I eat bacon. The #1 "Health & Wellness" podcast for 2018!!! I cannot make heads or tails of the eating plan. They can’t argue with the kind of results I’m experiencing, so it just sounds like sour grapes. I would never have thought that after reading the title of this post. I’m a THMer with four kids. I believe I will do it in two months with THM and it won’t be eating crappy processes food like I did with WW. But I also want to be honest here. Your story will bring them new folks that need to lose! Crystal, are you & your husband still using that meal plan? I think 17 lbs in 5 weeks is good. So I had to discontinue THM. I could just starve to death (but my body stores everything I eat as fat thinking it is dying.) They don’t want to give up eating out. Good for you for sticking with the healthy habits you developed, with some adjustments for your personal needs! Unfortunately, all that good fat just revved up my metabolism even more. Oat flour and oat fiber are very different in texture, so they are not a 1:1 substitution. I can attest to the fact that this plan really works. Neither did I. Eat mostly meat, eat vegetarian. This is a great post! We can’t get too far without mentioning how long the book is. Our mainstay has been eggs. =) Can’t wait though! Neither did my family. I’ve had to do an awful lot of hormone research, for personal reasons. It’s not a bad thing. Make regular trim appointments with your stylist so that your 'do is always on point. Yes, I had to learn how to eat this way and yes, I had to make some adjustments — especially when traveling. Long story short I lost the weight easily and saw several other benefits on THM, and I love it now. STEAL! The NaySayers. THM is simple and if I stay on it at least half the time, I maintain. If eating a lot of animal protein causes kidney stones then we should be seeing a lot of them in cultures that consume a lot of animal protein, like the Maasai who are still herders, or the Inuit before they got put on industrial foods. We love all things coconut at our house. Welcome to the official Trim Healthy Mama private community. That’s Expensive!! It’s helped a lot of people. Ive read studies that suggest some cultures use it as a natural way to prevent pregnancy. Your experience just reinforces my belief that there is no one perfrct diet for every body! I tried a lot of new recipes. I just started with THM. Then I need to come up with a Fat Free option for creamer. The plan says to use Omega 3 spendy farm fresh eggs. The diet has helped with my hormonal shifts and I’m faring much better than I would have otherwise. And that is a bit sad. That will tell the true story. just getting started going to go get the cook books today. All the food groups are in. Not as That will help with the weight gain. Every paycheck, I have bought one 10 dollar or above item (Good Whey) and it has lasted. Shared on FB . I like Diet Coke. I need a T-Shirt or Stickers. I’m hoping to lose 10# more and will keep on it even after I reach goal weight because I feel so good. Yes? We do our best to keep this blog upbeat and encouraging, so please keep your comments cordial and kind. You will always hear negative things about just about anything. such is life! I am discouraged and hungry. I am glad you are finding success with THM. I think you have to be ready and you have to own it. I have lots of recipes on my blog that are THM friendly if anyone is looking for more. http://drclark.typepad.com/dr_david_clark/2012/07/hashimotos-autoimmune-thyroiditis-and-vitamin-d-deficiency.html. Energy is great and I am slowly losing the weight. Dave’s Sprouted Bread has so far not given me an insulin response. Which is interesting to me. But now that we are not buying any pre-packaged groceries or flour/sugar items, our full 40 dollars per week are going to just great wonderful food. Not as fast as I’d like but I love that I’m actually understanding the SCIENCE behind the diet and it makes sense! 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