Hello everybody! I have been following the “Trim Healthy Mama” method (except for one meal where I ate chili and fri-tos!) and it feels good… although my weight hasn’t budged I feel like I am doing something right!
I have incorporated to my diet:
Stevia Sweetener (drops)
Chia Seeds (amazing super-power food!)
Half&Half/Heavy Whipping Cream
Lots of berries
Lots of veggies
Ezekiel Bread (sprouted bread)
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (I’ve always loved it! I am glad to be back!)
Butter (plenty of it)
Greek (unsweetened and plain) yogurt (I get to sweeten it with Stevia and enjoy it with my berries!)
(rarely) Dreamfields Pasta – Low Glycemic Index
Brown Rice -in moderation (I’ve always liked it but I used to have the white rice more often)
Not very recommended by the program but “acceptable” I’ve been eating here and there some low-carb mission tortillas (3 Net grams per tortilla)
I have removed from my diet
All forms of sugar (Cane Sugar, Honeys, sweetened Jams, Jellies)
Coffee Creamer (I used to have Sugar Free Vanilla Creamer)
Regular breads that are not sprouted.
Potatoes (I can have 1/2 a sweet potato here and there but never white ones)
White rice (I will miss you THE MOST)
Corn or Corn products
I still need to get:
“glucommanan” (although it is optional I am totally convinced I should get it for what I’ve read online about its benefits)
konjac noodles (I MUST get these but they’re SOOO expensive! They have great shrinking properties, they’re like a form of pasta but 0 calories! yes … ZERO CALORIES! They’re made from the konjac root! I just know that it’s a noodle and it actually helps you lose weight! I WANT IT!!!)
almond flour (I already got Flaxseed Meal) … There are some bread recipes I am looking to trying where I will need those.
I bought whey protein (sweetened with stevia) but I haven’t tried it yet
I must eat whole foods and not care about calories (although I do) … I’m extremely motivated by the success stories in the group (including my friend’s -Margi- look at her progress here) And I can’t wait to have my own success story as well!
I had an initial “bad experience” on the very first day of following the plan… and it was with the Stevia Sweetener … DISGUSTING (was the first thought that crossed my mind) … then I tried to follow one of their recipes for “cake in a mug” and the results were… beautiful looking but really unpleasant.. I thought “everyone was crazy” to eat this stuff! … In the “support groups” on FB I was told to “give it some time” until “all the sugar left my body” and my taste buds would actually (and magically) change! I couldn’t believe it and I didn’t want to BELIEVE IT… I kept my unhealthy Vanilla creamer (which has no sugar) because I thought “Splenda” (I don’t love it… but I thought it’s better than Stevia) would be my only choice… after 5 days of ZERO sugar I gave Stevia another try on my coffee and … it was … PERFECT! Delicious! Now with half&half and stevia drops! Could this be possible??? I tried my vanilla flavored stuff… and it was… too fake! That’s interesting! So I am happy that I am drinking a healthier cup of coffee every night with hubby! I still haven’t given “cake in a mug” another try… maybe some day!
I feel more freedom when eating… I must say… and I love it that I do get to eat enough carbs! This is not a “low carb diet” … I do have to keep an eye on not going crazy with carbs… but I can eat up to 45 grams in a meal if I want to – when eating higher amounts of carbs I truly have to keep the fats at bay… when eating higher amounts of fats then I HAVE TO keep carbs to a minimum, the limit would be 10 grams per meal- I look forward to seeing results! Hopefully soon 🙂
The Thin Lady Inside