I have been thinking of trying this diet for a few months now. The Trim Healthy Mama (THM) plan looks interesting to me, partially because I love meat… and partially because I love sugar. Sugar is my nemesis, my kryptonite, the bane of my existence. Ok, you get the idea. I have a sugar addiction and I need a program to help me off of it.
I haven’t started the plan book yet. I have the THM plan book , the THM cookbook and even the old THM book (I bought this book first from a local bookstore and started to read it. The new book looks a lot easier to understand the plan, but I love having the recipes from the old book so I am keeping it).
I have also found some great websites and bloggers for THM recipes:
gwens-nest.com – a quick start guide
and here is another homeschool mom: homeschoolgiveaways.com
and here is another recipe site: mrscriddleskitchen.com (link takes you to a recipe for cowboy cookies – I am making these tonight!)
I ordered oat fiber, gluccomannan (I ordered this from THM store), xylitol (I purchased this from Costco. I will be checking this week to see if Costco or amazon is cheaper), and psyllium husk powder.
You can order these items from places:
Amazon (this is my Amazon store where I add the products I like and use. I appreciate anyone who orders through my store as I am hopeful that my amazon store will someday help support my family),
THM store (this is my affiliate link. Again hopeful that I will be able to help generate some income for my family),
Swanson Vitamins (Swanson has a referral program. If you have never ordered from them before you will get a free $5 coupon when you register for a new account and after you make your first merchandise purchase of $20 or more, I will get a $10 Reward Coupon!)
Azure Standard (if you are in their area).
I also put together my own batch of THM flour because our household is gluten and lactose free and I couldn’t determine if the THM brand was lactose free.
Here is the mix I used:
3 c Oat flour (I blended about 4 cups of whole gluten free oats in my vitamix to make flour. I love my vitamix!)
2 c Coconut flour (I purchase this at Costco)
1 c Almond flour (Costco again)
1 1/2 c psyllium husk powder
1 1/2 c oat fiber
6 Tbsp baking powder
3 Tbsp xanthan gum
whisk together till well mixed
So tomorrow is the big day. I plan to start reading the book and following the plan. Most likely in baby steps. Step #1: cut out sugar and read a chapter in the book.
It’s getting late so it looks like I will be making cookies tomorrow (I think I’m going to need something sweet to help me over my sugar issues)