Several weeks ago, I bought a copy of Trim Healthy Table. I bought it based on the stellar reviews on Amazon. I can’t recall if Amazon recommended the cookbook or how I found out about it. Regardless, the cookbook arrived and after looking at it, I discovered it was part of a plan that separates meals based on the energy “fuels” used. Interesting, huh?
Trim Healthy Mama
Have you heard of Trim Healthy Mama? Their plan’s based on healthy foods, especially those on the lower end of the glycemic scale, and eliminating sugar and white flour. Those seeking weight loss also avoid white potatoes.
I am still a newbie at this, but basically, THM meals fall into three categories. Each meals contains protein, but S (satisfying) meals focus on fats for fuels, E (energizing) meals focus on carbs for fuel, and FP (fuel pull) meals have lean protein and are low in carbs and fat.
After reading the condensed version of the plan that’s included in the Trim Healthy Table book and trying out a few recipes (see below), I started on the plan November 1st. It’s a little challenging getting the hang of the plan. But, I’m learning as I go along and I like how you can restart and get back on the plan in 3 hours.
No condemnation or judgment, but plenty of grace is present in this plan. And, there’s plenty of support on Facebook (look for THM groups) and on their website.
So Really, How Is The Food?
I bet you’re wondering how the recipes are? Well, they are really good! So far, I’ve made meatballs and used them in the Meatball Casserole. On Halloween, I made Pumpkin Bam Cake and wasn’t even tempted by all the Halloween candy! I also made Mama Mia Meatloaf and Creamy Verde Chicken Chili. Everything has been really good, and you’d never guess that these meals promote weight-loss.
And, You Can Have Bread!!
Imagine my surprise when I found out that you can have bread, low-carb tortillas, and flatbreads. I just love the La Tortilla low-carb tortillas. I can use low-fat, refried black beans with baby spinach for an E meal. Or, use them with carne asada, bell peppers, and sour cream for a S meal. Using an on plan bread, you can have a turkey breast sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and mustard for an E lunch.
I’ll be sharing my progress on THM. After a week, I have more energy and feel very clear-headed. I didn’t have much of a detox because I didn’t; consume much sugar before THM. Oh, and I decided that I am going on how I feel for the first month and avoiding the scale.
In my next post, I’ll share about the THM branded substitutions and some of the supplements they recommend that I’ve been using.
If you want to see what THM is about without getting any of their books, check out their website https://trimhealthymama.com or google it. They have quite a following.