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Scheduled Free Styling Menu #1

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Scheduled Free Style Menu -

**revised**  This is not a true fuel cycle--so I changed the name of the post.  Don't be confused! 

As I communicated with a wonderful admin on the FB group page, I realized that this is what the THM book calls the scheduled "Free Styling" method. Chapter 11 talks about using full fuel days as a way of Free Styling.  I've also adjusted the menu to not have dairy or sugar-free peanut butter on the low carb(S) days.  I did allow myself a very small amount of these when I followed this version of the THM plan for 3 weeks.

In the past few months, I've been frustrated with my weight loss on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. 

Healing takes time & rest.   

I LOVE the Trim Healthy Mama plan.  It works but my circumstances worked against weight loss.  The scheduled free styling menu below plus increasing my activity level is how I have managed to get the scale moving in the right direction again and I'm slowly loosing weight once more.  Go back and read how I have gained since August for the whole story.

Below is Week #1's menu.  I did 3 weeks of the scheduled free styling and now I'm taking 2 weeks off.  

It was time. Being so strict it made me want to cheat more.  Not a good place to be.

Day 1--Focus on Low Carb meals   

**I drink GGMS & Shrinker off and on all day

  • Breakfast--Scrambled eggs, bacon, Light Bulletproof Tea
  • Snack--Skinny Chocolate & Hormel lunch meat wrapped in leafy lettuce
  • Lunch--Leafy green salad, Baked Salmon, Tangy & Sweet Vinaigrette, skinny chocolate(p. 371)
  • Snack--Snickers Shake
  • Supper--Meatloaf(p. 316), leafy green salad, steamed broccoli & cauliflower, olive oil, skinny chocolate

Day 2--Focus on Low Carb meals

  • Breakfast--Broccoli & Ham Quiche
  • Snack--Skinny chocolate & Hormel lunch meat wrapped in leafy lettuce
  • Lunch--Panera Mediterranean Chicken Salad(Hidden Menu), olive oil,
  • Snack--Cake in Mug(pg. 379)
  • Supper--Crabbie Patties(p. 338), leafy green salad, olive oil
  • Dessert--Skinny chocolate

Day 3--Focus on Protein--light day

  • Breakfast--Yogurt, 1/2 scoop protein powder, berries
  • Snack--Berry Whey Smoothie with Spinach(p. 243)
  • Lunch--Loaded Fotato Soup(p. 294), Joseph's Lavash bread with deli meat, lettuce & tomato
  • Snack--Cucumbers, turkey pepperoni
  • Supper--Easy Chicken Yogurt Bake(p. 323), leafy green salad, steamed broccoli & cauliflower
  • Dessert--Unfudgy No Bake Cookies

Day 4--Focus on Protein--light day

  • Breakfast--Berry Smoothie(p. 243) with egg white scramble & turkey bacon
  • Snack--Hormel lunch meat wrapped in leafy lettuce
  • Lunch--Just like Campbell's Tomato soup(light p. 293), 1 wasa cracker(rye), cottage cheese & leafy green salad
  • Snack--cottage cheese with Berry Syrup
  • Supper--Citrus Fish Bake(p. 286), Cauli Rice(p. 358) & carrots & a leafy green salad
  • Dessert--Light Bulletproof Tea

Day 5 Focus on low-glycemic Carbs & Protein

(CARBS are SO important to loosing weight.  But be sure to choose low-glycemic ones!)

  • Breakfast--French Toast topped with Greek yogurt & 1/2 a banana(I LOVE bananas)
  • Snack--cottage cheese with Berry syrup & piece of fruit
  • Lunch--Hormel deli meat sandwich with sprouted wheat bread(Trader Joe's) , carrots, triple zero yogurt
  • Snack--Orange and low fat cheese stick
  • Supper--Chicken & Beans and Rice with Trader Joe's baked blue corn chips
  • Dessert--Light Bullet proof Tea, Josheph's Lavash with Laughing Cow cheese(aldi brand)

Weekends are crazy around here and I find it easier to just free style and switch it up.  Make sure to have AT LEAST one low-glycemic carb meal or snack each day!  As you can see I used recipes from the THM book and just basic foods.  Nothing crazy or special.

Many of these recipes are on my pinterest boards. The recipes with page numbers are from the THM book.

  Week #2's menu are coming!  

Let me know if you decide to give this a try! 

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