You’ve Gotta Keep Em Separated
By Meggan Larson
S, E, FP…if you’ve read the book then you know the drill. E = 5g of fat MAX and between 20-45g of carbs. S = 10g of carbs (6g of store bought low carb breads), and FP = 5g of fat and 10g of carbs. Some of us are starting to push those boundaries though. Some of us are starting to think that we know better than the authors and that we can have our cheesecake and eat it with bananas too.
We’ve forgotten that the sisters suggested that we keep S foods to S meals and E foods to E meals and we’ve started to try to combine the two by making the numbers fit. There was a time I lived on the edge in terms of numbers and what actually fit into an S meal without crossing over and how much fat could really go into an E meal without colliding fuels. That can be a bit of a dangerous and slippery slope though.
If you’re pushing the THM limits and squeezing a few extra grams of fat into your E meal because technically it’s under the limit but are usually ingredients you’d keep to S meals then you’re starting to miss the point altogether.
THM is about food freedom and about avoiding the carb/fat collision. Sure you could put a couple of egg yolks into that E recipe if you divide it into 500 servings, but do you really want to live that way? And I suppose you could have ¼ piece of sprouted toast with your bacon and eggs, but what’s the point? And what is the point of THM? To keep our blood sugars balanced right?
Maybe it’s time we stop trying to reinvent the THM wheel and just stick to what the book says. (And I am totally preaching to the choir here because I am a numbers offender for sure). Let’s keep S foods like egg yolks, avocados, and other yummy fatty stuff to S meals. And alternatively, let’s keep sweet potatoes, sprouted breads, and other delicious carbs to E meals instead of trying to force the two to work together. They were never meant to and we will get the best results if we just stick to what the plan told us to do in the first place. It’s an idea anyway. 😉
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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!