What’s Trim Healthy Mama??
**Warning – this post discusses Trim Healthy Mama’s plan and weight-loss. I am not affiliated with Trim Healthy Mama*
Until a few months ago, I’d never head of Trim Healthy Mama. Then, I ordered the Trim Healthy Table cookbook based on its wonderful reviews. I had no idea that the recipes in it were based on the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) plan.
Welcome to Healthy and Satisfying Food Freedom
The Trim Healthy Mama story:
Trim Healthy Mama started with two sisters who wrote a book about food freedom for women and called it Trim Healthy Mama (THM). It was a self-published book with no expectations, no advertising budget, and no celebrity endorsements, and became a movement as word caught on and friends shared their success with others.
Food freedom is an interesting concept but you’ll see it in this plan. Sugar and white flour are out, and if you want to lose weight, so are white potatoes. Those foods cause your blood sugar to spike, which prevents weight-loss.
Healthy Meals Made Easy
THM meals are either E for energizing, S for satisfying, or FP for Fuel Pull. You separate the food fuels of fat and carbohydrate and don’t consume them within 3 hours of each other.
For the E meal, you pair protein and carbohydrates with low-fat foods. An example is black bean soup garnished with turkey bacon and on-plan cornbread, or a turkey breast sandwich (with a light smear of mayonnaise).
The S meal pairs higher fat proteins with low-carb foods. Like a dinner of steak with green salad and low-starchy vegetables, or an egg, cheese, and vegetable omelet for breakfast.
The FP meal has protein and is low-carb and low-fat. A green salad with grilled chicken breast and a little low-fat dressing would be an example of a FP meal, or a container of Triple 000 Oikos Greek yogurt as a snack.
Between you and I, over the past twenty-years or so I have been on a number of low-carb diets. They work for me. Eventually, though, I start feeling deprived and it’s all downhill from there.
One of the things about THM that’s great is that you can have unrefined carbs. The kind of carbs that won’t spike your blood sugar like sweet potatoes, beans, and even sprouted grain bread!
These are only the highlights of the plan. It’s taken me a while to get the hang of it, but that’s okay. I feel great and have so much more energy, and that’s more important to me than weight-loss.
I’ll be sharing meals that I’ve had in the last two weeks on THM and future meal plans. Here’s my earlier post about the cookbook Trim Healthy Table.
Got questions? Leave them below and I’ll be happy to reply.