Trim Healthy Mama
Trim, Healthy Mama review
Ok, I realize for a 2nd post on a Lyme blog, this seems kinda weird, but if you read the first post, you can go back to my previous blog and get caught up to how I got here!
So, I have a friend who has been talking about this book for months. She started talking about it over the summer and then she got it and started the program and is losing weight. Inches too. In fact, most people I hear lose more inches than weight.
She is still young enough to have children, but was just having trouble losing weight after her last baby. I listened to her talk about it, but honestly, I really didn't want to do anything because this summer, I have felt so yucky most of the time from the different treatments.
The bad part is, I have been gaining weight like I never have before as well, so finally, I joined the FB page to see what other people were saying about it. I won't tell you what that is here, not because I want to keep it a secret, but because it already has so many members, it is a little overwhelming. If you purchase the book from the website www.trimhealthymama.com and do a search on FB for the group, you are sure to find it- but buy the book first, so you are not just on there asking random questions...they will know you haven't bought the book, trust me. :)
So, I did join the FB page first just to see what people were saying...I know, I know- do as I say, not as I do, but really, I don't think it helped me figure anything out except that there was no way to do this without the book!
I purchased the book and it arrived this week. I opened it right away and dug in. It is 650 pages, so digging in is appropriate. This is no short read, but it is clear and concise and user friendly.
I read the first couple chapters and then skipped to the recipes- I have to see what I am going to be eating, right?? I was floored at the simple recipes that sounded delicious as well! Now I am excited!!
Let me point something out here.
Trim Healthy Mama is not a diet. It is a lifestyle change. A simple one, but it is a change. If you are currently gluten free or organic, then the change will probably not be too drastic, because a lot of the ingredients are the same as far as the flours go, but if you are vegan or vegetarian, it will take some adjusting, because there is meat is on the plan and there will also be some adjusting if you have always avoided butter or other high fat foods, because those abound in this lifestyle change.
Due to my son having Autism, we have been gluten free/casein free for over 10 years. The big change for us is allowing milk products back into the mix.
There are a few things that should be avoided foodwise altogether, but the beauty of this is because it is a lifestyle change, you can't screw it up. If you decide to go have a date night with your hubby, and you eat things that are off plan, you have not set yourself back weeks. You simply eat the foods on plan the next day. It is your LIFE.
I do have a theme here.
I love things that make my life easier. This book seems to fit the bill. I don't know even a 1/10th of everything I need to know yet, but it does look promising.
If you have ever failed at ANY diet before, Trim, Healthy Mama is worth a look see.
As I progress with this and I can figure out how to post pictures to this blog, I will do so...
For now- Good night and God Bless!