Traveling on the THM Plan
by Meggan Larson
I promised that I would lighten things up this week and what better way to do that then to talk about traveling? It’s one of my favorite things to do and if you’re anything like how I used to be, then vacation means overindulging on things that make you bloat.
I recently went away for 5 days and I flew from Canada to the U.S., had to go through customs, I only had one checked bag and brought…
90% of my food from home. I baked cinnamon rolls for my breakfasts, brought triple zero yogurt and cheese sticks for easy snacks, had a big bag of nuts, Joseph’s lavash bread, cans of tuna, packets of mayo, peanut butter, sugar-free jam, a ton of quest bars, two boxes of true lemon/lime packets, and got a friend who arrived early to grab me two salads and a bunch of water from the grocery store.
I intentionally planned a dinner out for one night with friends but still stayed on plan for that meal. I lost 5lbs over the weekend! I also saved a ton of money because eating out for three meals and snacks every day for five days would’ve been extremely expensive. I went home feeling slim and trim and under control instead of bloated, frustrated, depressed, and angry with myself. I went into the weekend well prepared and with the mindset that cheating was NOT an option.
You’ve gotta have a game plan in order to be successful; no matter what it is you’re working towards. Simply trying to “wing it” while away isn’t going to work and you’ll come home discouraged and likely heavier than when you left. Make a plan, prepare what you can ahead of time, stay hydrated, and plan a meal or two out and you’ve got a recipe for a successful and slimming trip! Instead of indulging in sugary desserts and carby foods on your vacation, indulge in activities, laughter, and memory-making. Make it a long-lasting trip in your heart and mind, instead of on your waistline.
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! 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!
Meggan Larson is not a Trim Healthy Mama expert, associated with the Trim Healthy Mama website. These tips are based on what she has learned through losing 60lbs (so far) following this lifestyle. We are not affiliated with Trim Healthy Mama nor endorsed by them. As with all resources, you should review them with care. We have done our best to make the recipes and all menu plans THM compliant in an effort to assist you on your journey!