Trim Healthy Mama
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Millions of people the world over have been blessed by the fantastic compilation of Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett, Trim Healthy Mama (affiliate link).
Since I too have been blessed by this wonderful book, I have put together plenty of posts and recipes applying its message and recommendations, many of which my readers find helpful for their lives.
In order to hopefully help you navigate the blog more easily and find what you are looking for, here are some links to Trim Healthy Mama related posts.
Trim Healthy Mama Overview: Eating the THM Way
Top THM Pantry Staples to Have on Hand
Trim Healthy Mama Recipe Highlight: Fat Stripping Frappa
Ten Steps to Get Back on the THM Bandwagon
Trim Healthy Mama Recipes:
Quick and Easy Breakfast Bake – S
Delicious Pumpkin Pancakes – E
3 Minute Pumpkin Pie Cake in a Bowl – S
Musko Quiche – S or E
Slow Cooker Mexican Black Bean Chicken Soup – E
Turkey and Red Lentil Soup – E
Hearty Turkey, Bean, and Veggie Soup – E
Crockpot Lasagna – S
Easy E Meat, Veggie, and Rice Soup – E
White Bean Chili – E
Ratatouille Chili – E or S
Sausage Chickpea Ratatouille – E
Sausage, Bean, & Spinach Soup – E
Italian Spaghetti Squash Casserole – S
Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies – S
Pumpkin Pie Cake – FP
Pumpkin Pie Cake – S
AMAZING Almond Flour Brownies – S
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge – S
Healthy Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar – FP
“Baby Maker” Tea: Pregnancy with THM – FP
Homemade Almond Milk – FP
Looking at starting with THM but I am cautious as use of Legumes and pulses sets off my IBS I have firbromyalgia are there recipes I
could use that do not involve the use of beans lentils etc..
Julie Filter says
Great question, Margaret! If you have not purchased the book yet, you will be so thrilled when you do. They have a LOT of great, legume-free recipes, and there are still plenty available around the web that would also work for a THM meal. I prefer to use legumes and grains to stretch our family meals, because they are inexpensive, but my husband also cannot eat them too much or often because of gut issues. All that to say, there are plenty of options for you too =0)
Wondering when u can have snacks. U need 3 hrs between e and s meals so how long after u meal can u have a snack? Say u have a E meal and want an S snack how long after E meal can I have the S snack?? Confused on times between and portions!
Julie Filter says
Ok, so remember the basics. Every time you switch from one fuel (fats) to another fuel (carbs…or vice versa), you need to give your body enough time to effectively work through one before starting on another in order to avoid excess fuel supply, which means it gets stored as fat. Generally, 3 hours is a sufficient span of time to allow this to happen. So, if you have an E lunch and want an S snack, you need to wait three hours in between. And then, if you are switching fuels again for dinner, another 3 hours. BUT, if keeping the fuel the same, it doesn’t matter if you have that length of time anymore. Once you are hungry again, eat. Here’s an example: E lunch at 12p, S snack at 3:15p (a few minutes to account for lunch’s ending time), E dinner at 6:30p (just to ensure 3 hrs between the snack’s end and the dinner’s start). But, some other options are: E lunch at 12p, FP snack at 2, Light S snack at 4p, S dinner at 6p (a FP provides a neutral meal without added fuel so if you are hungry, they are a great fall back. You can have the two S meals closer because they are the same fuel, fats); or, S lunch at 12p, S snack at 2p, FP snack at 4p, and E dinner at 6p. Does that help?