Category Archives: Health and Beauty

Starting the Trim Healthy Mama plan

Are you wanting to get started on the low-glycemic Trim Healthy Mama plan and just don’t know where to start?  I’ve put together some ideas on how to get started and stick to the plan.  Try it for a week and see if you feel better.  🙂

Trim Healthy Mama tips

 

There are more tips and meal pictures on THIS page.  Remember healthy fats and slow burning carbs are welcome on this plan, just not at the same meal.

If you’re starting the THM plan, a good blender will be needed to make all the delicious blended drinks, like this Peanut Butter Milkshake, and even some of the new baked goodies.

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The new Trim Healthy Mama cookbook is very affordable and full of healthy recipes and tips to continue on your THM journey.   Click on the picture below to purchase the cookbook.

THM cookbook

The original plan book is a thick book full of recipes, plan tips, health tips, and even tips on your relationship with your spouse.

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The new plan book is in an easier-to-read format and is all about the plan.

thm plan

Some more great items to have on hand for your journey to weight loss and health.

Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend

Super Sweet Blend

Gentle Sweet

Pristine Whey Protein Powder

Great Lakes Collagen (great for hair, skin, and nails)

 

To find out more about Trim Healthy Mama, visit their website.

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Disclaimer: Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links.  If you purchase through the links provided, I may receive a very small compensation at no extra cost to you.  Thanks!

 

 

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Going wheat-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and soda-free and my 1 month results!

After much research and reading, I decided to make some changes in my “diet” on September 1st.

I had been noticing that after I ate a meal that included wheat and sugar, my hands would swell and I would be stiff the next morning.  I decided to eliminate those things from my diet for a while and see what happened.

Well, no more bloating, swelling, or stiffness and my appetite is more manageable.  My desire for sweets has diminished as well.

So as of today, I have successfully gone wheat-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and diet soda-free for a month!

No, I haven’t been perfect, but real close!

After a month, I have lost and kept off 7.4 lbs! yay me! 🙂

I feel much better, have more energy, and have lost inches.  My plans are to keep on this way of eating and hopefully heal some physical issues I’ve had for a few years.

October, here I come! I’m still a work in progress, but it is progress after all!

What changes have you made in your diet lately and what results are you getting?

Does meat rot in your colon?

Okay, this may be a strange subject, but it just happens to be one I’m interested in.

I overheard a conversation about meat taking days to digest in the system and I got to thinking about it so I decided to do a little research.  Based on my own personal observations, I tend to lean toward this way of thinking.

Does Meat Rot In Your Colon? No.

What Does? Beans, Grains, and Vegetables!

I found this information over at Gnolls . org.

Some excerpts from the article:

“On average, a ‘mixed meal’ (including meat) takes 4-5 hours to completely leave the stomach—so we’ve busted yet another part of the myth. (Keep in mind that we have not absorbed any nutrients yet: we’re still breaking everything down.)”

“It turns out that pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin, and our other proteases do a fine job of breaking down meat protein, and bile salts and lipase do a fine job of breaking down animal fat. In other words, meat is digested by enzymes produced by our own bodies. The primary reason we need our gut bacteria is to digest the sugars, starches, and fiber—found in grains, beans, and vegetables—that our digestive enzymes can’t break down.”

“In other words, meat doesn’t rot in your colon. GRAINS, BEANS, and VEGETABLES rot in your colon. And that is a fact.…And That’s Why Beans Make You Fart.”

“You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end.

It won’t be the steak.”

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I don’t want to post all of it as it is a long article.  Please read the rest of this article here.

Credit for the article goes to J. Stanton at Gnolls . org.

The Benefits of Lemon Water

This is something I’ve read about on more than one occasion lately.  Sounds worth a try.

Here’s some information from Look Great-Lose Weight-Save Money.

“Lemon water is truly beneficial in anybeauty care regimen.  Lemon and water both have clarifying actions in your body. Both lemon and water help flush out toxins in your system. 

Although lemons are acidic, they are alkalizing in your body.

Most of the foods we eat are very acidic and too much acid can bring about a barrage of health problems. That’s because your body actually prefers to be alkaline. Instead, most people bombard their systems with too many acidic foods and drinks, which have long lasting detrimental effects. That’s why lemons are so important to consume. They help alkalize your blood and your body thanks you!”

“Lemon water helps clean the toxins out of your body. Your skin can’t look healthy if your body is holding onto toxins! When you get rid of toxic waste in your system, your skin will show it first!”

“Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn, constipation and parasites. It is even known to help relieve hiccups when consumed as a juice. Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile. It decreases the amount of phlegm produced by your body. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones.”

“Because of its high Vitamin C content, it is used to prevent and treat many infections, hasten wound healing, and diminish allergies. Lemon juice also relieves symptoms of asthma, tonsillitis, and sore throats.”

“Lemon is a diuretic. This means that lemon water is especially good for people with urinary tract infections.”

and …

Start your engine everyday by drinking a glass of room temperature, lukewarm to warm, lemon water first thing every morning!

Read more about the benefits of lemons here.

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