Anyway, my friend with 10 kids in her 40s who just had a baby recently was posting some of the Trim Healthy Mama plan foods she had around and she was down to a size 4. No joke. I mean, she is a small woman anyway, but still. Size 4.
Don't get me wrong. I am not aiming to be a size 4. The last time I was a size 4 was the day I was born. Just kidding. Even back when I was on Weight Watchers before they changed the plan on me and got rid of my activity tracking software I always said I just wanted to FEEL GOOD. To mean this means:
No joint pain in my 40s and beyond (I'm 45 and having knee and hip issues).
No crazy menopause journey.
No mood swings; more even and consistent temperament despite being a Gemini with potential ADD (wink).
ENERGY like I had when I was younger. I'm a writer and proofreader for my "side career" and happy to sit on my butt doing those things, but I have myself FIVE kids (who I homeschool) and a husband, and I need to be up and around with a lot of energy to keep my marriage fun and to keep my kids enriched and having a blast with life.
So I'm giving this a shot. It is a HUMONGOUS book but the cookbook looks amazing and fun. I just have to find the time to learn about new ingredients and make some new foods. This will be a challenge since I'm a pretty fast cook ... I don't love cooking/baking and prefer to be doing other things.
Also, I'm incorporating this plan into the lives of my entire family. I'm not going to make them have Stevia or anything unless I bake it into my own goodies, but why not some extra protein and less junk? I won't be a Food Nazi; don't worry. And most of the stuff is not frankenfood processed crap at all, so that rocks.
Here's some stuff I got at the store and then some stuff from the THM website.
|Keep in mind I have not read the book yet but I am in some Facebook groups and also a friend said something about frozen cauliflower (make it into rice or bake it into crusts?) so I got some.|
|This has maltodextrin in it so I should not have gotten it. I'll bake with it then not buy anymore. I want to try the baking blend they have on the Trim Healthy Mama site. Their stuff is not expensive, but not cheap.|
|This goes in my shakes, but the kids also like it and it has 50% more calcium than milk and isn't much more expensive.|
|Lean meats, cottage cheese for my orange shake and some lettuce.|
|Carb Balance tortillas are on plan but expensive.|
|Orange shake but I put in a few strawberries!|
|Pressed peanut flour ... I put some in a mocha drink I made to make it taste better and it has a lot of protein.|
|20g protein per scoop and only 90 calories; goes in my shakes mostly|
|Not Naughty Noodles ... 0 net carbs but full of fiber|
|I didn't put my arm there to cover my top belly, but instead to illustrate back fat ;-)|