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Honestly I ate whatever I wanted at Thanksgiving. I had no guilt over it either. The holidays are here!
There was no guilt because I knew that in 3 hours I could start over again. The next morning I got up ate two eggs and some bacon and was on plan again.
That is one of the BIGGEST blessings of being a THM Mama. THM stands for Trim Healthy Mama(or mammal as my silly teens say)
Every three hours you can start again. It is so good to give yourself grace when you mess up. Living in grace is good.
Don't stay stuck in that guilty place. Just start again and do your best to eat the most healthy food you can every time you put food in your mouth.
The Trim Healthy Mama eating plan(notice I didn’t say diet) has changed my way of thinking about food.
I enjoy eating so much more now and without the guilt. I eat sweets and don’t feel guilty over it because they are good for me sweets.
REALLY. There is such a thing. I don’t lie. Here is my favorite.
Peanut Butter Cups. Seriously make these. NOW!
If you want a good summary of what THM is all about check out this review of the plan by one of my favorite bloggers. She has some great recipes as well.
Earlier this year I had serious weight gain frustrations and THM helped me through my struggle of weight gain after surgery. Since I'm having hip replacement surgery mid December, I am facing the same situation all over again so I need a holiday eating strategy.
I will loose control of what food I eat once I have my surgery because my family will be cooking and friends will be bringing meals. I went ahead and made a rotating menu that is on plan and works for my daughter’s gut healing protocol(no wheat, rice, corn, eggs and limited dairy).
This helps my family so they have a list of options and if anyone comes to cook for us they can look at the menu plan and recipes I have listed to cook a meal we can eat.
The new THM Recipe book has been a God send and we are LOVING many of the recipes in it. I especially love the Cream of Sweet Stuff Soup. Most of the recipe instructions are simple enough for my kids to follow and my oldest daughter loves that she still has delicious options despite her food limitations. I planned two weeks and we will just alternate those in December and January.
Pantry Options & Premade Mixes
Over the last 6 weeks, we have been putting make-ahead-time-saving foods in the freezer and stocking up on the basics. Yesterday the kids ran to the store for me and all they had to do was get fresh fruit, veggies, almond milk and eggs.
By having a well stocked pantry, we have a HUGE amount of meal options available. In addition to frozen foods, we’ve made homemade yogurt, premixed muffin in a mug & chia porridge, worked out a plan for my THM drinking problem, and gathered the recipes for our favorite meals that aren’t in the THM cookbook.
Another resource I've built for my family and I is a Food Decision Fatigue board on Pinterest. When we need to choose an easy meal without much effort this board will come in handy..
Go ahead. Follow it. You need it too! You know that you do. I'll be here when you get back
Keep it Simple
We are not going to be doing big fancy meals or tons of baking this year.
It is just too hard.
But we will not go hungry and it isn't going to be a huge headache to keep everyone fed and healthy.
What are your priorities when it comes to eating this holiday season? If you are a Trim Healthy Mama will you stay on plan? I encourage you to do it! It is so worth it for health, energy and weight loss!
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