This is my bookshelf. When my first ♥ THM = TRIM HEALTHY MAMA book came in the mail, I was standing in my kitchen and wondered: How in the world is Trim Healthy Mama going to fit in here!?!?
That was nearly 5 years ago and I’m still learning what it means… and with determination to press on, I’m finding out! Day by day I’m pressing on. Trim Healthy Mama isn’t just the name of a book… it’s a plan for eating to help you find your ‘trim’ and a plan for making way of life eating food combinations that will help you stay that way.
Here are what I call, friend to friend
talks; I so appreciate Amber Canaan
and the videos she’s made — pleasant,
very clear, sincere and knowledgeable.
She’s got many videos that, I believe,
will be a tremendous help for you on
the THM journey.
DO NOT GIVE IN TO THE LIE THAT YOU ARE BETTER OFF WITHOUT THE PLAN–THAT YOU HATED IT ANYWAY — THAT YOU JUST WANT TO BE FREE TO EAT WHAT YOU WANT and just be normal again. THOSE MAY BE TRUE FEELINGS, BUT THE LIE IS THAT YOU CAN EAT WHAT YOU WANT AND NOT FACE OR PAY FOR THE CONSEQUENCES. DON’T GIVE UP AND SAY: STUPID PLAN, STUPID SCHEDULE, STUPID CHAOTIC BOOK, STUPID INGREDIENTS, STUPID RECIPES, STUPID CONFUSING NAMES AND STYLES AND… and… and… STOP IT. SERIOUSLY, STOP IT. YOU SOUND LIKE A SILLY, SELFISH CHILD WHO WANTS CAKE AND TREATS AND NO RULES. Oh wait. Remember? That’s the beautiful thing you discovered when you began implementing the plan and trying out all the ideas and found some truly delicious recipes you enjoyed. Remember? Yes, before the Cadbury eggs… before the Valentine’s Kisses… before the Christmas cakes-cookies-pies-fudge-candy. Remember? Remember when you realized that you were doin’ it! You were following the plan and LOSING weight. Remember? Yeah, that was YOU! You lost that weight!
So you fell off the wagon.
Only your enemy the devil wants you to believe you will never get there
and you might as well not even try.
Get up. GET UP. SERIOUSLY, GET UP AND GET GOING…
YOU CAN DO IT———–YOU’VE ALREADY PROVEN IT.
I’ve been so greatly helped by all the different women who’re on the THM Facebook page… It’s a “closed group” that women can join to share their THM successes and encouragement as well as recipes and helpful tips. I think this is the beauty of THM, sisters on the same side of the struggle and sisters on the same team cheering one another on! There are, occasionally, naysayers on the list, but I can’t let their comments drag me down or cause me to entertain their doubts. Why? My own experience and the experiences of other women (and husbands) proves otherwise!
Trim Healthy Mama
– the book/author’s website. Oodles of links, products, references, etcetera!
The Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook
You’ll really get a deep understanding of the THM plan/lifestyle
with the new (revised from the original big book!) Trim Healthy Mama Plan
And…. the terrific new Cookbook: Trim Healthy Table!
And probably the very most helpful link I could recommend for ideas,
inspiration and huge number of – individual questions & answers –
– before and after photos – non-scale victories! – and more –
the ever growing THM Facebook page & resource file section!!
From there you’ll see there are MANY THM Facebook pages/groups!
Teresia at Nana’s Little Kitchen has an incredible assortment
of recipes for all occasions, meal types and settings.
You’ll be amazed that you’re eating “on plan” foods
when you make and serve her recipes!!
- Amber Canaan – Many! helpful YouTube Videos for you.
- Sheri Graham Living, Learning, Loving… Intentionally!
Loads of Trim Healthy Mama Recipes, adaptations and other THM helps!
Sheri’s Recipe Index
- Need some basic THM encouragement? Need to share the THM plan with someone and can’t succinctly describe the ease or the value or the benefits? Harmony of Grace… A book review, here.
- Follow Tina @ Oil of Joy! and be encouraged, THMama – especially if you’re also dealing with allergies!
- Briana Thomas – Lots of very good family style recipes and tips for you. And, I highly recommend getting her cookbook: Necessary Food