I'll keep this short and sweet. I've dieted for a million years, it seems like. You name it, I've done it. This year, I'm really trying to keep it real with a long-term plan in mind. Right about the time I was getting sick of the stuff I've been packing (and paying for the Vemma products), I learned about Trim Healthy Mama from a friend. I borrowed the book, skimmed through it, and found that it is just what I'm needing for this season of my life. So, book on order, THM food purchased and in the pantry/fridge... recipes pinned on Pinterest.
I think Trim Healthy Mama is a great blend of three different ways of eating that I've tried over time- Paleo, Atkins, and Vemma Bode. The important things to me are that THM focuses on:
- Macronutrient partitioning (pair your protein with either fat OR carb... not both until you are at goal weight).
- Nutrient density (great focus on healthy fats like coconut oil, grassfed meats, etc.)
- Flexibility (no set plan for the day- you can switch between meal types on any given day)
- Grace (they use stevia, dairy, and a lot of other items that the paleo world frowns on, but make things more livable- I need a very gray-based diet... black and white sends me to crazyville).
That's that. As with any plan, there are lovers and haters out there. Particularly because this was written by Christian women and has some 'controversial' content in it beyond just the diet part. Regardless, I'm taking what I can and leaving the rest. This is all very packable too, so I'll be adapting my weekly bento fest.
Anyone else adjusting their eating plan?