I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.I first heard about Trim Healthy Mama when I was pregnant with my second child. Since I had not lost all the weight I gained from my daughter's pregnancy, it was recommended that I look into this eating lifestyle. But when I bought the book, I saw it was 607 pages. I had no clue where to start, so I started from the beginning (but I hate to admit that I have yet to finish reading it).
When I saw that Pearl and Serene were publishing new books (Trim Healthy Mama Plan and Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook), I was excited to see how they turned out.
Trim Healthy Mama Plan
The basics: Trim Healthy Mama (THM) gives readers a unique way to lose weight and get healthy by eliminating sugar while still eating hearty, delicious food. THM focuses on refueling your body every 3-4 hours. The two primary fuels are glucose and fats. If you need to lose weight, the two primary fuels should be eaten separately.
Throughout this book (and the cookbook), you will see these letters:
E (Energizing)-focuses on fueling your body with carbohydrates
S (Satisfying)-focuses on fueling your body with fats. (Can you say butter or coconut oil?)
FP (Fuel Pull)-food that is not a primary source of fuel
XO (Crossover)-tandem fueled meals. Remember, crossovers are not cheats!
SH (S Helper)-
Protein takes priority. (There are many times I start cooking up a protein for our dinner. If it's a fatty piece of meat, I add vegetables that are low carb. If it's a lean piece of meat, I add vegetables that have carbs or have a half or whole sweet potato with my dinner.)
The biggest thing I like about THM is that it does not restrict food groups.
Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook
The companion cookbook offers over 350 recipes to help readers successfully slim down while eating well. This plan is for anyone, from those who love to cook from scratch with the purest ingredients, to those who can barely boil water.
A few of the recipes I tried (and loved) with my family are:
Cilantro lime-burst chicken thighs (p. 54)
Trim zuppa toscana (p. 86)
Pink salmon chowder (p. 96)
Bust-a-myth banana cake (p. 298)
No-bake cookies (p. 316)
Have you heard of Trim Healthy Mama? What are your thoughts or experiences?