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May 28, 2013

Trim Healthy Mama: Weekly Food Diary 5/20

I have been trying out a new way of eating for the last couple weeks.  I wouldn't necessarily call it a diet because I look at it as healthy changes that hopefully will make me lose weight.  ;)  Plus who likes the word "diet"!



Trim Healthy Mama is a 600+ page book that I am still trying to get all the way through!  A VERY basic explanation of their eating plan is to not eat both fuel sources at the same time.  The two fuel sources are fats and carbohydrates and you pair pretty much everything with protein.  (I may do another post explaining more about this in the future.)

When you eat a meal with fat as your fuel source it is satisfying or an "S" meal.

When you eat a meal with carbohydrates as your fuel source it is energizing or an "E" meal.

When you cut out both fats and carbs as your fuel sources this is called a fuel pull or "FP".  These foods are the FREEBIES!!!

The other thing to know is to wait 3 hours (or 2 1/2) before changing fuel sources.

So to re-cap:

  1. Fuel sources at each meal or snack are "S" or "E" or "FP".
  2. Do not combine your fuel sources.
  3. Wait 2 1/2, 3 hours is better, to change fuel sources.
Now I wanted to share what my week looked like eating on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.  I honestly have not done well on the weekends with this plan so far but remember this is not a "diet", it is a healthier way of eating.

My partial week of eating labeled "S", "E", or "FP"...

Monday
Breakfast E
1 cup Oatmeal
Cottage Berry Whip pg 379
Green Tea  

Snack - FP
Big Boy Smoothie pg 242

Lunch- S
Salad
Tomato
Cucumber
2 slices of Ham
Ranch 

SnackS
Bread in a Mug pg 265

Supper/DinnerS
Ground Turkey with Cream Cheese (cooked in crockpot together) 
LARGE side of Broccoli with Butter

Snack
Rice cakes - not really on the plan but it is hard to give up my carbohydrates at night.


Tuesday

Breakfast E
1 cup Oatmeal
Cottage Berry Whip pg 379 
Green Tea 

Snack FP
Big Boy Smoothie pg 242 

Lunch - S
Salad
Tomato
Cucumber
2 slices of Ham
Ranch 

Snack S
85% Dark Chocolate 

Supper/Dinner S
Bread in a Mug pg 265
Ground Turkey Cream Cheese from Monday
Salsa
1/2 Avocado
Sour Cream

Snack - FP
Cottage Berry Whip pg 379  Why did I do this I was FULL from supper!  Note to self you can stop eating at night if you are full.  :)


Wednesday
Breakfast E
1 cup Oatmeal
Cottage Berry Whip pg 379 
Green Tea 

Snack
Frappe pg 241 - FP

Lunch - S
Bread in a Mug pg 265
1/2 Avocado
Laughing Cow Cheese (1 wedge)
Balsamic vinegar
1 slice of Ham

Supper/Dinner - E
Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal (Recipe coming soon.)

Thursday

Breakfast S
2 Eggs
Frappe pg 241

Snack FP
Cottage Berry Whip pg 379 

Lunch - S
Salad
Tomato
Chicken
Caesar
Parmesan Cheese

And here is where the plan goes out the window... a little bar food (not at the bar but ordered in just in case you were wondering)... a high fat/sugar coffee from a coffee shop... I think I may have had a cookie or two over the weekend... ok you get the idea.

Hopefully this helps you see that the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating is a doable plan.  I will be adding more weekly food diaries, um I mean partial weekly food diaries, as well as recipes in the future.

I am linking up with the Trim Healthy Tuesdays.  Head over and check out the other THM posts!



If you have questions about my week or about Trim Healthy Mama please email me or leave a comment below!

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2 comments:

  1. You don't need to give up carbs at night! :-) How about a piece of fruit or a piece of baked oatmeal?
    Thanks so much for linking up!

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  2. True Stacy, thank you for pointing that out. Snacks at night are ok!

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