“Dieting”- this word has become the bane of my existence! Constantly jumping from one diet to another just to drop a couple pounds and gain it back before jumping on another diet. This is no way to live. From this I have discovered the Trim Healthy Mama approach to LIVING- not dieting! This approach gives you the freedom to eat all food groups and only eliminate one thing from your life- simple carbs. NOT all carbs, just the ‘simple’ carbs (like white sugar, white flour and white rice). Let me break it down for you- any carbohydrate that is broken down rapidly, raises blood sugar levels and your body is suddenly forced to deal with these high levels, which often leads to storing fat! But eating complex carbs (carbs that take longer to digest like quinoa, brown rice, sweet potatoes) don’t cause such a spike in blood sugar and result in fat storage. This is just the preview, you’ll have to read the book to get a better understanding which you can buy at the Trim Healthy Mama Store, or Amazon (using these affiliate links–which we appreciate!) or check it out at your local library!
This approach is often called “Low Glycemic Impact Eating” because you are not causing big surges in your blood sugar levels. There are also other books on the topic, but we love the Trim Healthy Mama approach and have stuck with it! Check out our post Beginners Bingo! Trim Healthy Mama, Low Glycemic Impact to help you get started! One of the best things about this plan, is when you eat something you shouldn’t have, in most “diets” you have just ruined the day and prepare the backslide! But with the Trim Healthy Mama Lifestyle, you just get back on track 3 hours later. Self forgiveness- is a beautiful thing. Check out our post Gettin’ Back “On the Wagon” for tips and advice for when you’ve struggled!
But why I’m actually posting today is to call on you! You who are frustrated, or have been on Trim Healthy Mama for a long time, who have recipes you can’t live without but include bad-for-you ingredients. Send them to us! We’d love to support you, and modify your recipes to make them the Trim Healthy Mama way!