I wouldn’t be a friend if I didn’t make sure you had heard about Trim Healthy Mama (THM). I would call it an eating lifestyle. Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett are sisters whose passion is nutrition and healthy living. Through their own research they developed their eating plan which incorporates some principles you might already be familiar with from low-carb plans, but adds a lot of new information.
They separate foods into fuel-types and recommend meals that are either low-carb/high-fat (satisfying -S), moderate carb/low fat (energizing – E), or low in both fats and carbs (fuel pull – FP). What I like about THM is that no food groups are off limits. In an E setting you can have foods such as popcorn, brown rice, or sourdough bread. In an S setting you can have real butter, avocado, full-fat cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese, and chocolate. Did I say chocolate?! I’ll be honest that their plan is fairly complicated and I can’t summarize in a reasonably-lengthed blog post what they took a book to explain. I just wanted to give you a very basic description and direct you to their website, books, and Facebook group for more information.
Their description from their website:
Authors Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett provide a comprehensive, Biblically-sound, effective and delicious way to eat for health and weight loss. Written with humor and thorough research, these books will entertain, enlighten and encourage women (and men!) to feed their bodies and souls the way God created us to thrive.
Separating scientific realities from the fads, this book addresses the diverse needs of adults and growing children.
You’ll never look at food and health the same way again.
The Trim Healthy Mama Facebook Group has over 100,000 members. I’ve been following it for over a year to maintain a healthy weight and eating habits. They only admit women to the group, but there is also an Unofficial Trim Healthy Men group.
Seeing is Believing
I really enjoy the testimonials and before/after pictures. There are a lot of women (and their husbands and children) that have lost a significant amount of weight. Many ladies report being able to discontinue or reduce medicine for health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure. There have been several who had been infertile, but after following THM became pregnant. The difference in skin tone is amazing. Some of these ladies’ pictures could be beside the word “glow” in the dictionary. There has been such a wide variety of health complaints that have been improved that I’ve started to wonder if sugar/carbohydrates aren’t the cause for many of our common health problems. After amazing lab results, some “Mamas” have been able to share the plan with their doctors who have then ordered the book for theirselves, so that’s saying something.
If you would like to learn more about Trim Healthy Mama, I’m providing some additional links below. I am not affiliated with THM in any way, nor am I being compensated by them. If you were to order the books through the Amazon links I’ve provided then I earn a small commission, but I provide them for your convenience. I’ve just been amazed at the results of the plan and want to help spread the word. You can search on Pinterest under “THM” or “Trim Healthy Mama” and there are many, many recipes, as well as other information. You are also welcome to follow me on Pinterest, I have many THM boards.
Some THM bloggers I follow: