Limiting Your Heavy S Meals
by Meggan Larson
Summertime often means indulging (or gorging for others…) and so many times we find it easy to convince ourselves that it’s okay to splurge on a meal (or 5) because it’s summer! There are BBQs and pool parties and beach picnics, etc. It seems like everything is about food in the summer doesn’t it? It can be super tempting to go overboard far too often and feel your waist expanding as you do. If you’ve read the Trim Healthy Mama book then you probably know the difference between…
…the different S meals (deep, light, and heavy) but if you don’t, pop over to this article to understand the differences a bit better. It’s a good idea to meal plan if you haven’t been doing that already because it really helps you plan ahead and ensure that you’re not going into over indulging territory.
You can start by planning a few heavy S meals for the week (the fattier meals using multiple fats like cheese, avocado, sour cream, etc) no more than 3 or 4 if you’ve been stalling and that includes snacks! So out of 35 meals/snacks for the week try a few weeks on only 3 or 4 heavy S meals and make the rest of the meals light or deep S, E, or FP. There are so many meals to choose from and the lighter S meals are just as satisfying, they’re simply a little lighter on calories and kinder to your waistline.
There’s nothing wrong with indulging here and there, but being smart about 90% of your week will really reflect well on the scale. It’s as simple as cutting back on the cheese in a meal or skipping it altogether. Leaving the nuts out of that salad, using reduced fat or fat free when you can, and simply being more mindful about what you’re putting in your mouth. There’s no need to feel discouraged about the scale when a few simple changes can get you back on the right track again.
ps…As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!