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Trim & Healthy Mama Tip in a Minute

Trim & Healthy Mama Tip in a Minute

by Meggan Larson

 

It’s important to stay hydrated for optimal health. I’ve read that you should drink your body weight divided by half in ounces every day. So if you weigh 200lbs then you should drink 100oz of water every day. I’m no expert so please don’t quote me on that but I think we can all agree that we should drink plenty of liquid in order to keep things, ahem, moving.

Many people starting out with Trim Healthy Mama come from a background of very little fiber and once starting out with THM can experience some constipation due to the higher content of healthy fibrous (is that a word?) food. Also, many people coming from a sugar addiction like the one I came from ($30/WEEK on candy at the bulk food store) can experience some nasty detoxing and drinking plenty of fluids can relieve many of the symptoms as well as reduce the length of time you experience them for. Keeping your body hydrated also cuts down on unnecessary snacking because often we think we’re hungry when in fact we’re just thirsty.

 

But Meggan, you say, water is so B-O-R-I-N-G! Yes, yes it is. So make it interesting! I invested in a soda stream for my family because I adore fizzy drinks and I wanted to stay on plan. My favorite concoction is …

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…simply half a lemon squeezed into the fizzy water with some ice and a dash of stevia. Sparkling on plan lemonade anyone? There are a ton of variations of Good Girl Moonshine all over the internet.

If you are easing slowly into this whole healthy way of living then I highly recommend putting less apple cider vinegar in your GGMS at first and trying out variations that call for steeped fruit tea instead of plain water. Also, keep in mind that while the original version of GGMS is a sipper (meaning it can be drunk all day between and with meals) if you add blended fruit to it, it is no longer a sipper and should not be drunk all day any more.

 

Ok, back to the point. Drink! Find versions of on plan beverages that you love (or can learn to love) like the shrinker, GGMS, iced tea (literally tea brewed and cooled and sweetened with on plan sweetener), etc. Challenge yourself to get in a few cups of water/liquid before lunch or set a goal for the day. Whatever you need to do to ensure you stay hydrated do it because it is worth it! Your skin will look brighter, you’ll look and feel less bloated, you’ll have more energy, the list goes on. Do me a favor, actually, do YOURSELF a favor and get your drink on mama!

~Meggan

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Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and under going 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 loosing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, that 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!

Check out Meggan Larson over at Desire to Inspire!
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2 comments on “Trim & Healthy Mama Tip in a Minute

  1. Christina says:

    In your article about hydration, you brought up an issue that I have been confused about on THM. If strawberries (or other berries-not blueberries) are considered FP, why can’t you add them to a GGMS and consider it a “sipper”. I totally understand why that is the case with peaches, pineapple, etc that are E fruits but can’t one eat FP fruits throughout the day? Thanks for any help you can offer on this.

    • Hi Christina!

      It depends on if you blend the fruit or not. There is a difference between a FP and a sipper. A sipper is something you can sip on all day regardless of how long it’s been since you last ate. Water is a sipper for example. It has no fuel. A FP has fuel and you want to keep at least 2.5 – 3 hours between fuelling your body in order to give your body a chance to burn everything it’s consumed as well as rev up your metabolism. If you add blended fruit to your sipper then you are keeping your body in a constant state of being fuelled and that will not be conducive to weight loss.

      I hope that helps! If not just let me know and I’ll do my best to clarify further.

      Meggan 🙂

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