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10/4/14 12:54 P

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I have made that pizza, but my family isn't on board with it. I have made homemade pizza every Friday night for probably 25 years - so that was a huge change, since they love my pizza - even more than ordering it out somewhere. But, my DH will try it and I can make it for myself and have it for several meals then.

I also like the mug muffins. I make a double or more batch and use that for my bread. I don't have a microwave (by choice) so I relate to Serene more. Some concepts I like a lot, but there are some others that I would take it a step further - like way less meat and when meat, using grass fed.



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10/3/14 9:55 P

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Sorry I am just getting back around to checking in here. I like the THM because it has helped me cut out sugar and break my unhealthy carb addiction (I used to live on pasta and bread). It has helped me change my way of eating and the way I think about food. I now think of food as a fuel source for my body and the energy it is going to give me rather than using it to soothe my emotions. THM works for some and not for others, but once I figured out what I was doing it is working for me. You have a source of protein at every meal and then depending on what protein you have you combine it with either fats or carbs (lean protein (chicken, fish) you can pair with healthy carbs, regular protein (red meat, dark meat chicken) you pair with fats (cheese, sour cream, avocado etc) and you can have veggies with both). It is a very big book, but to me it just made sense.

One of my favorite recipes is Fooled Ya Pizza which uses a cauliflower pizza crust and then you top it with regular pizza ingredients. My family loves it too so much so that is what my hubby wanted for his birthday dinner.

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9/25/14 4:28 P

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Heidi - Actually the whole premise of the book is to keep the blood sugar stable. As a diabetic you wouldn't have to have a carb, but if you eat a carb you want a protein to slow down the rate in which the carb turns to sugar. (If I understand correctly)

I'm not saying that I agree with everything in that book. After reading about 2/3 of it, it started sounding a lot like Atkins to me. I actually went back then and read the Atkins book to see if it sounded the same.
There are differences.
And the part I can't go with is limiting veggies (can't remember what THM says about that at the moment since it has been a while since I was reading it - but Atkins limits them for sure) and fruits. I know that fruit gets to the blood stream also rather quickly and it has a lot of carbs - but to me, carbs are not carbs.
I figure any food in its natural state the way God intended it to be is healthy.
That being said, I am proof that you can still overeat on whole unprocessed foods (I love raw nuts and can really overdo here.)

I recently told me DH that I would love a week to just sit down and put together my own personal diet that consists of all the good parts of diets that I have read about or investigated. My life will likely never allow that. So, I take each day at a time and hope that I will be able to feed my body the proper things and honor God in the process of doing that.

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9/25/14 11:34 A

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Could you get super-lean protein sources? I know that's not too easy, but there are some, like part-skim mozzarella or lean turkey or chicken or 0% fat Greek yogurt or non-fat plain yogurt that have less fat. I read the Trim Healthy Mama book and liked some of the ideas a lot, but it didn't seem to work for me to follow that advice at meal times. The snacks, though, were great, because I can have my kids get a snack, and I can get my own snack.

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Col. 3:23


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9/25/14 9:02 A

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The not eating carbs and fat together knocks me out as a pre-diabetic. protein=fat and I MUST eat a protein with a carb for every meal and snack.

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Proverbs 3: 5-8 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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9/24/14 7:57 P

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Hi, gals! I don't have time to read everything you've written and catch up. . . I'm exhausted and heading for bed. But I noticed that 2 of the threads over on the "Community Home" message board hot-topics might be relevant. One is "Tips when a Spouse/Partner Has Other Ideas." The other is "What Are Your Tips to Resist Temptation." I haven't looked extensively at either thread, but we might want to bop over there and borrow some of their good ideas on those topics. Off to bed. . .I'm seriously groggy and have to teach at co-op tomorrow! Have a great day!

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Col. 3:23


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9/23/14 11:41 A

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Paliz - maybe you can cut up some carrots and have carrots to munch on instead of chips - or something similar.
The book IS huge - but a good 1/3 or so is recipes.

Cassandra - can you share with us what the biggest help for you that was from the book? And how about your favorite or go to recipe from there?

Basic principle is to NOT eat carbs and fat at the same meal. That eliminates normal bread and butter - but they have recipes for bread that has no flour, made from ground flax and almond flour and egg. Like I said, I love many ideas from there. But, I find some things that I feel need to be adjusted - like the amount of protein. I used to eat a lot of protein, but I have greatly reduced the amount of animal products I use because of all the junk they do to animals as well as what they give them to eat. I try to buy meat at the organic store, and we have meat about 1x a week.
This helps with keeping the body's PH balance.
I know, sounds complicated - and probably is. I have been reading so much on health, etc. I told my DH I wish I had a week to myself just to sit down and write out MY ideal food plan.

I would love for this discussion to continue as I think we could all profit from it.

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9/23/14 8:49 A

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I have also heard great things about THM but I just don't seem to have time to read the book (it's huge). I've actually been hoping that I can borrow my mil's copy when she is done reading it but she doesn't seem to be getting that done anytime soon.

For me I've been realizing that for some reason as soon as I get to work (which is 5pm) I want to eat something and I normally grab something like chips so I can still answer the phone. Well I've been trying to hold of until I can eat my actual supper at 6 and it seems to be helping. Also, eating breakfast helps. I've never been big on breakfast but I am finding it helps through the day.



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9/22/14 6:45 P

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I will have to get this book it sounds great :)

delia* believe in yourself and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish

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RUNNINGOMA's Photo RUNNINGOMA Posts: 11,127
9/22/14 11:39 A

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I also have the book Trim Healthy Mama - and I get some good ideas from there.
I agree, that if you can eliminate the sugar (all forms - even fruit - and carbs that will turn to sugar) for about 3 days, your cravings will be hugely reduced.

First principle - if you don't buy it, you can't eat it. Basic, but true.
I would probably ask those that had that "power" to bring junk into the house to hide it somewhere so that you won't be tempted.

I recently made it a goal to not eat after 7pm. That is helping me too, because that is when I tend to want to overdo and snack. I have basically been eating good whole foods since February this year, but I have found I can still overeat or over snack on good foods. (nuts are something I tend to overindulge in)

I will allow myself to have some tea or a cappuccino (without sugar) in the evening as my "treat".

In CHRIST I can!
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KNOW that if you really want something you will find a way -- the person who doesn't will find an excuse.

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9/22/14 11:13 A

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I have been an emotional eater for most of my life, but this summer I found Trim Healthy Mama it is a book and learning to eat the way the recommend has greatly helped my emotional eating. Through this book I have given up sugar, soda, and white carbs and I really don't crave many unhealthy things anymore. If I do have something off plan, I can just jump right back on the next time I eat 3 hours later, but honestly I've been seeing such good results I don't want to go off plan.

Have a Blessed day!
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9/21/14 7:12 P

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I am an emotional eater, but I've learned that I also tend to crave sweets when I'm tired. Unfortunately I don't always recognize when I'm getting tired. I'm learning.

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i am emotional eater and i tend to binge when im extremely emotional so i excited to learn what works best for others :) thanks val for starting this discussion

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emoticon Can't wait to read everyone's words of wisdom.

Blessings,
Heidi

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and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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9/21/14 1:56 P

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Let's discuss here our eating challenges and how to overcome them. I sympathize with binge eating. I tend to binge in the evenings, maybe from relief that the day is over, maybe because I really didn't eat enough and my body is screaming for calories. My binge eating is always worse if I've had sugar during the day. Planning on a large evening snack (reserving some calories for that) and then pre-planning several healthy & satisfying options seems to work sometimes. Any other ideas?

The question of eating healthily when grown children or a spouse brings unhealthy food into the house has also been brought up. I have no wisdom on that. I tend to use my husband's buying junk food as an excuse to indulge, and my kids are still young enough not to buy sweets very often. Anyone else have any wisdom?

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