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Forget the Fad Diets, Join the Food Freedom
Movement!

Counting calories is out. All the food groups are
in. Becoming trim and healthy doesn't have to be difficult or
painstaking anymore. After trying almost every fad diet out there,
Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett, creators of the Trim Healthy Mama
movement, took matters into their own hands. Through trial and error and
much research, they created the Trim Healthy Mama Plan, the
breakthrough lifestyle program to help readers of all ages and stages
get healthy, slim down and keep off the weight once and for
all.  
Based on the authors’ successful
self-published book, this simplified, improved, practical plan shows
readers a unique way to lose weight and get healthy by eliminating
sugar, and still eating hearty, delicious food. The biblically-sound and
highly effective eating approach centers on Satisfying meals (which
include more fats and protein) and Energizing meals (which include more
carbs and protein), as they are the key to success.
 
Scrumptious whole, unprocessed foods, including fats,
blood sugar friendly grains, proteins, fruits, and vegetables, are eaten
in a way that boosts metabolism, yet still fits into anyone’s
hectic lifestyle.  It’s family friendly and effective for
pregnant and nursing mothers, pre or post- menopausal women, and also
those without weight or health issues—even men and growing
children.
The book includes menu plans, a list of key super foods
to eat on plan, time-saving tips, and pantry stocking and lifestyle
advice to help readers successfully reach their goals.
Join the
Trim Healthy Mama movement and along with thousands of others, and
discover the groundbreaking, easy-does-it, and delicious way to eat for
health and weight loss.


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Reviews for Trim Healthy Mama Plan: The Easy-Does-It Approach to Vibrant Health and a Slim Waistline:

5

October 10, 2015

I know others who have lost with diet. Everything is explained and seems to have a learning curve. But it is worth sticking with it.
1

Feb 20, 2016

Nope. Their "Do the Doonk" YouTube video completely discredited any shrapnel of actual sound dietary advice. In the first couple chapters they admitted to being freed from vegan views because of scripture, but don't eat pork because scripture. I taken issue with claiming to be freed and enslaved over the same topic. Leave God out of your crazy. Eat some bacon and stop consuming so much stevia. Also, do your research on Weight Watchers before you slam them. I mean, they are actually backed by Nope. Their "Do the Doonk" YouTube video completely discredited any shrapnel of actual sound dietary advice. In the first couple chapters they admitted to being freed from vegan views because of scripture, but don't eat pork because scripture. I taken issue with claiming to be freed and enslaved over the same topic. Leave God out of your crazy. Eat some bacon and stop consuming so much stevia. Also, do your research on Weight Watchers before you slam them. I mean, they are actually backed by medical and nutritional professionals. Neither of which you are.
Egotistical.
Complicated.
Condescending. "Frankenfoods." Really? All of the THM products can be classified as inorganic.
Atkins did it first.
And, the editor (if there was one) should be fired. Way too many freaking exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Definitely not a book that can be easily embraced by the American West coast. ...more
4

Jan 30, 2016

A friend of mine raves about this plan and has lost quite a bit of weight by doing this, and so has her family. I read this and found it interesting. The authors make it very clear that they are not medical professionals, so I wasn't ever clear on how they came up with this plan with no scientific background. Some of the info given are things that have been said many times before -- portion control, no sugar, balance, etc. And then some of it is completely new....like not mixing your fuel A friend of mine raves about this plan and has lost quite a bit of weight by doing this, and so has her family. I read this and found it interesting. The authors make it very clear that they are not medical professionals, so I wasn't ever clear on how they came up with this plan with no scientific background. Some of the info given are things that have been said many times before -- portion control, no sugar, balance, etc. And then some of it is completely new....like not mixing your fuel sources.

In the title it says, 'Keep it simple, Keep it sane.' And it is my best guess that they mean the food (keep it simple and sane--natural, whole, etc.), but this plan isn't all that simple. It takes some getting used to in order to construct the meals they suggest. And some of their suggestions and specific ingredients are available only online. I like that they direct you to their own website, as well as telling you what to "google" if you want to do some comparison shopping.

I enjoyed the 'don't stress' message and the authors seemed very personable.

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5

October 18, 2016

(Sarah here) I watched my friend do thm for a year while I was pregnant and now I'm nursing and my stubborn body gives me a hard time losing weight. I just started last week and I'm already down 3 lbs! I'm amazed. It's really quite simple...just a matter of re-coordinating your plate. Buy it, try it...Full Review
5

July 25, 2015

T Grand is very easy to use. Simple exercises and meals
4

Sep 29, 2015

I purchased the giant, 600+ page Trim Healthy Mama book when it first came out. I love the information and recipes but it does take some muscles to lug it out when you want to look something up!

I guess that was a common complaint which is why Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison now separated the book into two parts...the actual plan Trim Healthy Mama Plan and then a corresponding cookbook. The plan book breaks down this lifestyle, which is not a diet. Unlike fad diets, this plan is not difficult. I purchased the giant, 600+ page Trim Healthy Mama book when it first came out. I love the information and recipes but it does take some muscles to lug it out when you want to look something up!

I guess that was a common complaint which is why Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison now separated the book into two parts...the actual plan Trim Healthy Mama Plan and then a corresponding cookbook. The plan book breaks down this lifestyle, which is not a diet. Unlike fad diets, this plan is not difficult. You will focus on refueling your body every three to four hours by focusing on one primary fuel at a time. Satisfying meals which include more fats and proteins and Energizing meals which contain more carbs and proteins.

The plan book includes a menu mock-up, affordable superfoods, what to eat when you are out and about or super busy, and so much more. It truly is a 300 page guide book.

While I have the huge book myself, I would totally recommend the two separate books for anyone looking to purchase them now as it makes reading about the plan, and then cooking the recipes, so much easier.

This book was sent to my Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. ...more
4

Oct 28, 2015

This book basically taught how to avoid spiking my blood sugar. I love that to practice this diet there is no elimination of any food groups and I have even found a way to stop drinking Dr. Pepper. It's only been about a couple weeks since I've started reading this book but I have already lost 3 pounds. Learning how to tweak your recipes and eliminate sugar has been awesome. I recommend reading this book and giving yourself some time with it because there is a learning curve to it.
2

May 29, 2019

I am going to be honest, I didn't read most of this book (which is unusual for me), but I skimmed about 85% of it. I am the worst at reading books that are self-help, inspirational, or the like. I thought with all the hype it would be something to help me loose a little bit of weight, but to be honest it was all a little flat and confusing. There are those out there that swear by it, and it works for them, but I just don't want something I have to constantly go back and reference to make EVERY I am going to be honest, I didn't read most of this book (which is unusual for me), but I skimmed about 85% of it. I am the worst at reading books that are self-help, inspirational, or the like. I thought with all the hype it would be something to help me loose a little bit of weight, but to be honest it was all a little flat and confusing. There are those out there that swear by it, and it works for them, but I just don't want something I have to constantly go back and reference to make EVERY meal I eat. Am I eating this kind of meal today, I need to eat this kind because I am feeling sluggish, I can't eat this anymore, or whatnot, I just don't have the time, the effort, or the want to. But I am glad that the people this works for it works, I have found something else that works for me and it is non-restrictive, keeps me full, and I don't have to worry about not eating something because it has sugar, or whatnot in it. I did learn somethings and all were interesting, but they are not things I am willing to change from my diet now. ...more
4

Feb 06, 2018

I put reading this book off because the original THM book was a bit bigger and harder to read. This one is more user friendly and gets to the point much better than the original THM book. It’s a great way to start on healthy living using the Trim Healthy Mama plan which works well for me as long as I stick with it.
2

Jan 10, 2016

Someone recommended this book to me and it was overall just okay, to be honest. It relies mostly on whole foods which is a good thing, but I'm not sure about the "science" behind their meal switching theory. They recommend eating either more fat-centered meals that are low in carbs (S meals) and higher-carb, low-fat meals (E meals) but never having high fat and carbs together because our bodies don't process the two "fuel sources" efficiently. This theory reminds me of the older thought that you Someone recommended this book to me and it was overall just okay, to be honest. It relies mostly on whole foods which is a good thing, but I'm not sure about the "science" behind their meal switching theory. They recommend eating either more fat-centered meals that are low in carbs (S meals) and higher-carb, low-fat meals (E meals) but never having high fat and carbs together because our bodies don't process the two "fuel sources" efficiently. This theory reminds me of the older thought that you had to combine foods at a given meal to get complete proteins when eating a vegetarian diet which is for the most part not a recommendation we follow any more.

There is supposed to be a religious element to the plan, but it isn't a major part of the book. The authors do push their own products quite a bit, although they usually follow it up by saying you don't have to buy theirs if you can find something similar. They also recommend some particular foods, supplements, and herbs to power your weight loss but I am more a fan of the varied diet of real foods than the idea of super foods. I do like their anchoring of meals on a protein source and adding lots of non-starchy veggies. This seems to be the part of the plan that would really help people get healthier, in my opinion. ...more
5

Aug 17, 2018

Five stars because this book is thorough, enjoyable to read, and convincing. I think that covers all the bases for a life-changing book about diet and nutrition. I’ve been following the keto diet since I got a horrific triglyceride count last November (9 months). I’m ready to add some healthy foods back to my diet, and the information in this book is truly enlightening and well-documented. The plan is laid out clearly and the reasons are explained. I am
Impressed and excited to see if these Five stars because this book is thorough, enjoyable to read, and convincing. I think that covers all the bases for a life-changing book about diet and nutrition. I’ve been following the keto diet since I got a horrific triglyceride count last November (9 months). I’m ready to add some healthy foods back to my diet, and the information in this book is truly enlightening and well-documented. The plan is laid out clearly and the reasons are explained. I am
Impressed and excited to see if these concepts will give me more freedom while enabling me to use this knowledge to maintain my lower cholesterol counts. ...more
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Oct 12, 2016

Hate the name; love the concept, even with the pseudoscience and weird prooftexting.
5

Dec 21, 2018

Love it, living it! Have never followed a diet/eating plan before and never will follow another! Started this plan 3 years ago and am obsessed! My body has never felt better! I lost my spare tire, lost my morning aches and pains that I was always told were associated with age, and I stopped loosing my hair! My hair is amazingly healthy, I no longer have arthritis in my hands, and my knees are in much better shape. I went from weekly migraines to only a few seasonal migraines. I used this plan to Love it, living it! Have never followed a diet/eating plan before and never will follow another! Started this plan 3 years ago and am obsessed! My body has never felt better! I lost my spare tire, lost my morning aches and pains that I was always told were associated with age, and I stopped loosing my hair! My hair is amazingly healthy, I no longer have arthritis in my hands, and my knees are in much better shape. I went from weekly migraines to only a few seasonal migraines. I used this plan to help my special needs daughter gain weight! He doctors were very happy after years of trying to follow nutritionists advice, I followed the explanations expressed in this book, and she has been gaining steady weight over the last 3 years... finally! Our oldest daughter was developing early signs of Type 2 Diabetes, guiding her with this diet plan helped her to reverse and stop the progression. She no longer has symptoms, and feels better. Best of all, I have reduced several health concerns that have plagued me for years. ...more
5

Sep 29, 2018

I did not have a ton of weight to lose but I needed a new diet plan that would help me create easily-digestible meals with healthy and non-GMO ingredients, and this plan meets ALL my needs!! I have a lot of health issues and I already feel better after starting the plan a few weeks ago. These mamas have done a TON of research into not only weight loss for women but also how to find the healthiest ingredients at affordable prices. This book is better than their original one because it is shorter I did not have a ton of weight to lose but I needed a new diet plan that would help me create easily-digestible meals with healthy and non-GMO ingredients, and this plan meets ALL my needs!! I have a lot of health issues and I already feel better after starting the plan a few weeks ago. These mamas have done a TON of research into not only weight loss for women but also how to find the healthiest ingredients at affordable prices. This book is better than their original one because it is shorter and easier to read when you don't have a lot of time. Yes, you may have to buy special, healthy ingredients like collagen and MCT oil to make the most of this food plan, but it is TOTALLY worth it if you are serious about bring healthy and thin and staying that way!

BOTTOM LINE: If you need a food plan that is delicious, healthy, and easy to stick with the rest of your life, look no further!! There is plenty of help out there on their website, Facebook groups, and on their podcast to help you get started and stay "on plan"! ...more
5

Mar 27, 2018

Man. I don't diet, and the idea of a Bible-based plan that doesn't ask me to ditch an entire food group was really appealing to me. The two sisters that wrote this did a great job, and I love that there are entire chapters on how to adjust THM to your situation in life: pregnant/nursing, family, for the husband, for the budget family, working, etc.

The whole idea of not freaking out everytime someone publishes another study is perfect (anybody ever notice those studies tend to vilify real foods? Man. I don't diet, and the idea of a Bible-based plan that doesn't ask me to ditch an entire food group was really appealing to me. The two sisters that wrote this did a great job, and I love that there are entire chapters on how to adjust THM to your situation in life: pregnant/nursing, family, for the husband, for the budget family, working, etc.

The whole idea of not freaking out everytime someone publishes another study is perfect (anybody ever notice those studies tend to vilify real foods? Where's the freak out over processed junk or the petroleum we use for food coloring? Hmmm.... I'm starting to sound rather conspiratorial, best to shush now;)

Anyway, the idea is to enjoy eating and feel healthy without killing yourself to do so. There's a thought! ...more
1

Jan 19, 2016

I may come back to this book at some point. Maybe the problem is me, but when I think of "simple", " sane", and "easy-does-it" I don't envision eliminating all sugar, buying food items I've never heard of and don't know how to use/get, and changing all my eating habits. Seriously, this plan is not simple. It is drastic. And the cutsie tone of the writing isn't endearing to me, its condescending. Some day I may be ready to give up every food I love. Someday I may be happy to cook with pressed I may come back to this book at some point. Maybe the problem is me, but when I think of "simple", " sane", and "easy-does-it" I don't envision eliminating all sugar, buying food items I've never heard of and don't know how to use/get, and changing all my eating habits. Seriously, this plan is not simple. It is drastic. And the cutsie tone of the writing isn't endearing to me, its condescending. Some day I may be ready to give up every food I love. Someday I may be happy to cook with pressed peanut flour and stevia and integral collagen. But today is not that day. ...more
5

Apr 26, 2019

Thank you Blogging for Books for this review copy.

Okay, I know this isn't fair to write this just before Thanksgiving and Christmas, but some of us don't want to wait until the annual January, "I can't believe I gained 5 pounds."


I've read the original Trim Healthy Mama book, but at over six hundred pages, it's rather daunting. Readers begged for a simpler, easier way to understand and implement this Bible inspired plan that has helped thousands of women lose weight and regain health. Trim Thank you Blogging for Books for this review copy.

Okay, I know this isn't fair to write this just before Thanksgiving and Christmas, but some of us don't want to wait until the annual January, "I can't believe I gained 5 pounds."


I've read the original Trim Healthy Mama book, but at over six hundred pages, it's rather daunting. Readers begged for a simpler, easier way to understand and implement this Bible inspired plan that has helped thousands of women lose weight and regain health. Trim Healthy Mama Plan weighs in at just 310 pages. I love the new format!


It really is easier and much better organized. It's quick to pick up to read about a specific topic or to read through. If you're waiting, go ahead and get this book. I've been on and off plan, but I'm going to keep trying. I know it's hard to do during the holidays, but if we read the book over the next few weeks and begin to implement changes, we can hit it full force in January without so much extra baggage. There's a learning curve to this lifestyle. I'm going to learn it and live it. Won't you join me?



What you can expect:

Food freedom. No food group is left out!


Details on how to implement the three main types of protein based meals

Satisfying, low carb higher fat meals
Energizing, medium carb, low fat meals
Fuel Pull, low carb, low fat meals
Additional information on other types of meals
Help for rebuilding your health

superfoods
optional specialty foods
supplements
Help for implementation

Short chapters that are easy to fit into busy schedules
Sensible family friendly ideas for adapting for your family regardless of size
Ways to adapt it for various types of Mamas from Drive-Thru Sues to Nursing Mamas
Uplifting encouragement and hope for those who have lost hope
Food lists
Menu plan ideas
Low glycemic and easy on your blood sugar
Metabolism boosting
Engaging friendly tone
One thing to note is that recipes are not included. You need to purchase the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook separately. The Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook weighs in at 512 pages and includes photos of many recipes. The recipes are written in a conventional way which is a big plus to those of us who have seen This is in response to the multitude of requests from Trim Healthy Mamas through the Trim Healthy Mama facebook groups to make the cookbook separate for ease of use in the kitchen. I just ordered it and cannot wait to see it. It's receiving rave reviews in the facebook group.



It's a clear, easy to understand explanation of the eating plan that has changed countless lives over the last couple of years.


I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. ...more
5

Jul 30, 2019

This is my second time reading this book and it was just as good this time around as it was the first!

It's been about two years since I first blazed through this book to learn a healthier way of eating and living and I enjoyed it as much if not more the second time around. The tagline of the book is "Keep it simple, Keep it sane" and that is exactly what this book on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan does. Having to relearn so much of what is true in the nutrition world is already challenging, but This is my second time reading this book and it was just as good this time around as it was the first!

It's been about two years since I first blazed through this book to learn a healthier way of eating and living and I enjoyed it as much if not more the second time around. The tagline of the book is "Keep it simple, Keep it sane" and that is exactly what this book on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan does. Having to relearn so much of what is true in the nutrition world is already challenging, but Serene and Pearl keep it simple and to the point in their shorter book. I have not read the original book so I cannot compare the two but I highly recommend this one for understanding the basics of their eating plan.

Why do I recommend this book? As a healthcare professional I have learned so many different ideologies about what nutrition is supposed to be. As a Christian I have heard a lot of theories about how the Bible says we should eat. This book is the first time I have seen people explain eating in a way that makes sense to me as both a Christian and a healthcare professional! This is such a breath of fresh air in a world that has so many mixed messages about food, dieting, and what healthy living looks like. It just makes sense with the Bible and how we understand the body to work.

I also recommend this book because they have done a thorough job of researching what is out there and presenting it in a way that is easy for anyone to read. They are not afraid of agreeing to disagree which is incredible! I love that these two sisters have completely different approaches to the same eating plan. That tells me that it is adaptable to anyone. Having learned to eat on their plan in the last two years I can attest that, yes, anyone can eat on this plan! The whole basis of the plan is to eat what your body needs in order to nourish it well. This book gives you a foundation and then tells you to take what you've learned and figure out how to use it best for you.

This book is written by women to women, but as I already mentioned, anyone can eat on this plan no matter age, stage or gender. In fact they point out if your diet cannot be used in every phase of life, how are you supposed to live on it? I've eaten on this plan pregnant, breastfeeding and in between. My kids love the way we eat and Jim is well nourished as a Trim Healthy Man. It's a winner for the whole family.

Some may not like the sister banter in this book, but I personally appreciate how it shows the difference between them and brings out the diversity of their approach.

I give this book 5 stars hands down! ...more
3

Jan 05, 2019

This book is a much better version of the original book, which was painful to read. The first edition was hugee and included so much sister chatter that I wasn't able to get through it. Understanding the THM plan is really not that difficult, but I found it hard to grasp for quite some time due to the extra long conversations.

That being said, I have a friend who loves the chatter between the sisters. I want to get to the point. I want to understand the what, the why, and the how. Also, I've This book is a much better version of the original book, which was painful to read. The first edition was hugee and included so much sister chatter that I wasn't able to get through it. Understanding the THM plan is really not that difficult, but I found it hard to grasp for quite some time due to the extra long conversations.

That being said, I have a friend who loves the chatter between the sisters. I want to get to the point. I want to understand the what, the why, and the how. Also, I've been looking for THM quick tips sheets that highlight foods by group for the different meal recommended in their plans. Primarily, E (Energizing), S (Satisyfing), and some FP (Fuel Pulls). I haven't found it so I had to create my own sheet based on several pages of information in this revised book.

I would love to see an edition of this book that includes easy to scan pages for tips on getting started and tips for E, S, FP foods. One of the key points, as I understand it, is the number of fats and carbs to include. As well as healthy amounts of protein. It would be nice to have a page that includes these numbers broken down simply. It's very hard to find this clear information even in the chapters that cover each meal type. It's hidden in the words somewhere, but I've had to google answers from other people.

Many friends of mine have had good success on THM. I believe it could be helpful for me as it addresses some of my downfalls in eating. However, I found it awfully hard to wrap my brain around what foods to eat with what and what's not OK to combine. Also, I would like to know more information about portions that are within healthy realms.

I hope they come out with a revised version in the future that includes more clear guidance. This version is much clearer than the first, but I need something with simple to read and easy to reference pages. ...more
5

Sep 07, 2017

I appreciate the emphasis on Whole Foods and no sugar (though I'm not sure I can truly do that 100%). The theory is a lot like carb cycling but I'm a big fan of the Weston Price principles so I really appreciate the lean that direction: no recommendations for aspartame-laden (or even Splenda) foods or drinks and encouragement toward inclusion of naturally cultured probiotic foods, etc.
I also appreciate that this is a life-long style of eating, not a diet. You don't go back to the way you used I appreciate the emphasis on Whole Foods and no sugar (though I'm not sure I can truly do that 100%). The theory is a lot like carb cycling but I'm a big fan of the Weston Price principles so I really appreciate the lean that direction: no recommendations for aspartame-laden (or even Splenda) foods or drinks and encouragement toward inclusion of naturally cultured probiotic foods, etc.
I also appreciate that this is a life-long style of eating, not a diet. You don't go back to the way you used to eat after you've lost the weight. And there are recommendations to allow everyone to eat "on plan" through any stage of life, including pregnancy and nursing.
They recommend some products that they sell on their website but also list alternatives if you don't care to purchase from them (and they say that they only began selling their own products after readers practically begged them to).
As for the writing, it's a little too cutesy for me but it's their book and they can write it however they want to. Same goes for the religion in the book- if you don't like it, skim it. Their faith is different from mine but I didn't find anything they wrote offensive and admire the fact that they aren't afraid to include religion for fear that it may hurt their book sales.
I also got the companion cookbook from my library and was planning to purchase that but saw that they have a newer version coming out this month. Now I'm not sure which to get. If the prices on used copies of the old one had gone down, I'd likely buy both but the prices are still relatively high. Anyone have a recommendation? I heard that they didn't include many recipes from the first one in the second and I expect they'll have mostly new recipes in this third version as well. ...more
4

Jul 25, 2018

3.5 stars. For what this is, I thought it was great. It’s a diet manual written in a funny, relatable way with lots of applicable examples for many different populations. The theory is that you have E and S meals- energizing and satisfying. Your body gets its fuel from carbs (E) is fats (S) but having both at each meal is more than our bodies can metabolize therefore we accumulate excess weight. There’s additional meal types, but these are the main 2. The authors walk through all types of people 3.5 stars. For what this is, I thought it was great. It’s a diet manual written in a funny, relatable way with lots of applicable examples for many different populations. The theory is that you have E and S meals- energizing and satisfying. Your body gets its fuel from carbs (E) is fats (S) but having both at each meal is more than our bodies can metabolize therefore we accumulate excess weight. There’s additional meal types, but these are the main 2. The authors walk through all types of people and how to apply (ex: drive through Sue, the crunchy mama, moms on a budget, nursing/ pregnant, maintenace, kids, men, etc.) including a week long sample meal plan. There’s lots of research included about hormones and diet, as well as a great explanation of different superfood ideas that aren’t the typical ones. The authors have a whole product line but they’re not pushy at all about buying them. Finally, this book is written from a Christian perspective which I really liked.
Personally I think that a diet plan and the focus on losing weight is not helpful and puts the emphasis on arbitrary numbers and superficiality, but this is a fundamental issue of mine and I knew what I was getting into with this book. This book does not push calorie counting or measuring and is more of a lifestyle idea, but the emphasis is just a little too strong on approved/ disapproved foods and the diet mentality. This book is also very heavily biased toward women and applies a lot of stereotypes. I definitely won’t be following this plan in full, but not because it’s a bad plan, just because I don’t believe in following a weight loss plan.
If you’re interested in losing weight or changing your way of eating, I would recommend this book. ...more
4

May 31, 2017

I feel like I just learned an entirely new way to look at food and how it's important to eat it in a way where we burn what we eat and leave our bodies hungry enough to then work on our fat stores. The beginning of the book did a pretty good job of introducing us to some of the more common dieting stories that we've all been on, and for many of us, have left us fatter, more discouraged, and even more confused about what we should be eating to lead happy, healthy, satisfying lives. I haven't I feel like I just learned an entirely new way to look at food and how it's important to eat it in a way where we burn what we eat and leave our bodies hungry enough to then work on our fat stores. The beginning of the book did a pretty good job of introducing us to some of the more common dieting stories that we've all been on, and for many of us, have left us fatter, more discouraged, and even more confused about what we should be eating to lead happy, healthy, satisfying lives. I haven't implemented any part of the book yet, although it's something that my husband and I are going to do together. I do have to say that the frequent biblical and Christian references made me feel extremely uncomfortable, and along with underlining ideas that I thought worth noting, I also took pleasure in scratching out any religious references - which were sometimes several paragraphs at a time. Had I not had friends who recommend this book to me, and who have come from places of success with this way of eating - I would have abandoned this book after the first biblical reference. ...more
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Jan 31, 2017

I read this book to fulfill the goal read a book about food. While i agree this books premise, that sugar is evil and addictive, i'm not sure i want to jump in wholeheartedly in following this plan. Although, i did take a lot of notes, in case i change my mind. it got a bit confusing with all the different types of meals S (satisfying) meals, E (energizing) meals, FP (fuel-pulls), S-helpers and XO (crossovers). the biggest thing i took away from this book was about the health benefits of I read this book to fulfill the goal read a book about food. While i agree this books premise, that sugar is evil and addictive, i'm not sure i want to jump in wholeheartedly in following this plan. Although, i did take a lot of notes, in case i change my mind. it got a bit confusing with all the different types of meals S (satisfying) meals, E (energizing) meals, FP (fuel-pulls), S-helpers and XO (crossovers). the biggest thing i took away from this book was about the health benefits of turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. i have started putting turmeric on everything- my eggs, salads, broccoli. i think it's helping. i haven't been in as much pain in the last three days ...more
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Jan 09, 2017

Helpful but overwhelming to just read through. This is more like a reference book. I've only just begun implementing this plan, so I can't really give that a review, but the instructions and explanations are thorough and seem to make sense.

I appreciate that though the authors sell some of the products they recommend, their prices are very competitive and they helpfully suggest which items are more critical to the plan and which ones can be skipped when the budget doesn't allow for them.

I also Helpful but overwhelming to just read through. This is more like a reference book. I've only just begun implementing this plan, so I can't really give that a review, but the instructions and explanations are thorough and seem to make sense.

I appreciate that though the authors sell some of the products they recommend, their prices are very competitive and they helpfully suggest which items are more critical to the plan and which ones can be skipped when the budget doesn't allow for them.

I also appreciate the tone of this book. Encouraging, thoughtful, and written with regular, intelligent women trying to improve their health (as well as the health of their families) in mind. ...more
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Mar 25, 2019

I’m a fitness and health nut. I’ve gone low-fat, wheat-free, Paleo, I’ve counted macros, counted calories, cut to a catabolic state, I’ve feared food, turned to bulimia and obsessive exercising, and on and on. I love nutrition and healthy movement but, like Pearl and Serene say, we live in a fallen world and sadly my quest for health had turned into a destructive lifestyle. Then I found healing through prayer and Intuitive Eating. This was great for healing my food fears but I was getting too I’m a fitness and health nut. I’ve gone low-fat, wheat-free, Paleo, I’ve counted macros, counted calories, cut to a catabolic state, I’ve feared food, turned to bulimia and obsessive exercising, and on and on. I love nutrition and healthy movement but, like Pearl and Serene say, we live in a fallen world and sadly my quest for health had turned into a destructive lifestyle. Then I found healing through prayer and Intuitive Eating. This was great for healing my food fears but I was getting too comfortable around sugar, beginning to crave again, feeling enslaved by sugar cravings...

Enter: Trim Healthy Mama! A dear friend gently recommended THM to me. I was initially hesitant after so many diets and eating disorders, but she was persistent and I decided to read the book.

This book has it ALL! It is sound and can be so easy. Imagine all the diet truths collected into one book, but without the diet. I’m talking true food freedom: like Intuitive Eating but with purpose and a little guidance. This is it! I’ve finally found a comfort place, a solid foundation and have successfully gone sugar free! THM is a delicious and guilt-free lifestyle that celebrates health, stimulates the tastebuds and honours our bodies, the way God intended that we shine.

Read this book! Take your time, have fun with it and make it your own. I’m forever indebted to my friend for her patient persistence and to Serene and Pearl for answering God’s call and sharing THM with the world. ...more

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