Have you been considering a healthier lifestyle to begin the new year? There’s something about January 1st that is so appealing to begin a new habit! Here are eleven Trim Healthy Mama tips to help get you started on the right foot.

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I felt a little overwhelmed when I started following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. You can read more about how I discovered THM.

After reading the plan book I understood the basic concepts.

But putting the meals together took a lot of thinking. And even then, I still wasn’t sure I was doing it “right.” You may find our What’s On My Plate posts helpful too where AnnMarie and I share how we put our meals together!

I wrote up these Trim Healthy Mama tips for myself and put them in my phone so I could refer to them easily. Then I made copies of the pages with suggested foods for each type of meal and printed them out to hang inside my kitchen cabinets!

I thought I would share the Trim Healthy Mama tips that helped me make sense of this plan with you! Keep in mind that these tips are very simplistic.

If you’re interested in the details about how this plan works, I highly recommend purchasing the plan book! Pearl and Serene do a great job of explaining the nutrition theory and their writing is authentic and easy to read.

Please note: we are not doctors or nutritional experts. We are simply sharing what has worked for us. Before starting any lifestyle change you should always consult with your healthcare provider. You can read our full disclosure here.

Trim Healthy Mama Tips

  1. Cut out sugar in all its forms.*
  2. Stay away from refined wheat products. Sprouted wheat is okay for E meals.
  3. Avoid white potatoes when trying to lose weight.
  4. Remember to eat every 3-4 hours!
  5. Drink LOTS of water or “sipper” drinks between meals and snacks. You can find lots of Sipper recipes on our Pinterest board.
  6. Every meal or snack starts with protein.
  7. Eat lots of non-starchy vegetables!**
  8. If the protein you’re making is fatty then add foods from the plan book to make an S meal. Keep your carbs under 10 net grams.
  9. Lean proteins can be used for S, E, or FP meals.
  10. Don’t go over 45 net grams of healthy carbs for E meals.
  11. Keep fat under 5 grams and carbs under 10 grams for FP meals.

If you’ve been following Trim Healthy Mama for a while and find yourself in a weightloss stall, you may find these tips helpful.

* About Hidden Sugar

Sugar manufacturers love to deceive consumers by giving sugar lots of different names. There are currently 61 names for sugar, and counting.

This has helped the sugar industry to hide sugar in our foods.

New labeling laws from the FDA will help you to see the grams of “added sugar” in products.

Here is a list of the 61 names for sugar from the University of California San Francisco’s SugarScience team.

61 Names of Sugar
Agave
nectar
Demerara
sugar
Maple
syrup
Barbados
sugar
DextrinMolasses
Barley
malt
DextroseMuscovado
Barley
malt
syrup
Evaporated
cane
juice
Palm sugar
Beet
sugar
Free-flowing
brown sugars
Panocha
Brown
sugar
FructosePowdered
sugar
Buttered
syrup
Fruit
juice
Raw
sugar
Cane
juice
Fruit juice
concentrate
Refiner’s
syrup
Cane
juice
crystals
GlucoseRice
syrup
CaramelGlucose
solids
Saccharose
Carob
syrup
Golden
sugar
Sorghum
syrup
Castor
sugar
Grape
sugar
Sucrose
Cane
sugar
HFCS
(High-
Fructose
Corn
Syrup)
Sugar
Coconut
palm
sugar
HoneySweet
sorghum
Coconut
sugar
Icing
sugar
Syrup
Corn
sweetener
Invert
sugar
Treacle
Confectioner’s
sugar
Malt
syrup
Turbinado
sugar
Corn
syrup
MaltodextrinYellow
sugar
Corn
syrup
solids
MaltolDehydrated
cane juice
Date
sugar
MaltoseMannose

** Non-starchy vegetables

While non-starchy vegetables may contain some carbohydrates, they don’t raise your blood sugar significantly so they can be eaten with any kind of meal.

Non-starchy Vegetables
artichokecucumberpumpkin
(1/2 cup)
asparaguseggplantradishes
baby corngreenssalad
greens
bean
sprouts
jicamaspaghetti
squash
beets
(1/2 cup)
kalesummer
squash
broccolileekstomatoes
(1/2 cup)
brussel
sprouts
mushroomsturnips
cabbageokrawater
chestnuts
carrots
(1/2 cup)
onions
(1/2 cup)
yellow s
quash
cauliflowerpepperszucchini
celery

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment! Follow us over on Instagram and Facebook to see everything we’re up to.

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2 Comments on How to Get Started with the Trim Healthy Mama Lifestyle

  1. Hi, Though following many THM key concepts now for the past year, I am more inspired as a pre-diabetic who is taking a prevent diabetes class through my UCMC Hospital, and daily checking out the THM Diabetes site to help others and learn much from others who have more success with THM than any other attempts to control their Type 1 and 2. This support group is but one of THM efforts to truly assist people with insulin resistance and other sugar/carb issues. Today I made myself a referral card with your THM Get Started Tips, and I am inspired to get more serious with the THM program. Sadly, many people, including drs & dieticians are unfamiliar with THM & are not giving the best advise on taking control. Thank you for being THM advocates!!!

    • It really is amazing how little so many doctors seem to know about nutrition. I’m so grateful for discovering THM because it makes so much sense and I’ve seen how well it works.

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