Eat What You Like!
by Meggan Larson
I often see people commenting about and focusing on recipes they don’t like or ingredients they can’t stand. There are SO many recipes in the book, blogs, and pinterest that I am positive you can find recipes you DO like. Full disclosure – I don’t like or use flax. And I won’t make any baked goods that call for almond flour. I don’t make any bread, cake, or muffins in a mug and I’ve still lost 60lbs in a year eating 100% on plan.
THM isn’t about…
completely changing the kinds of food you like and forcing you to eat things like flax and patchouli if you don’t want to. THM is about food freedom! Now that doesn’t mean that you can eat a totally off plan meal and call it a crossover – that my friends is not a crossover. 😉 If you’re not sure what a crossover is, go ahead and read pages 95-102. They do a phenomenal job of explaining what a crossover is and who should be eating them!
There are a lot of variations of recipes online that are quite helpful if you’re like me and can’t stomach the thought of drinking anything with raw apple cider vinegar in it. If that’s you, look up the fruit punch version of GGMS on pinterest (you’re welcome). As a side note, I had never even HEARD of “The Mother” before and whenever I saw people mention it in the facebook groups I would just nod and smile and comment “Of course! The mother…” having no idea what that actually was. Clearly if I can figure out how to lose 60lbs after cancer and a hysterectomy then you’ll be able to as well.
Don’t try to force yourself to completely change everything about your tastes because you likely won’t stick with it. THM is a way of life not a quick fix. Give yourself time and grace to figure out your favorite recipes and maybe make up some of your own – eventually. Enjoy the journey and stay the course! You’ll get there.
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!
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.