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What's On My Plate - THM | www.simply2moms.com | #THM #TrimHealthyMama #whatdoIeat #whatsonmyplate #THME #Emeals
What's On My Plate - THM | www.simply2moms.com | #THM #TrimHealthyMama #whatdoIeat #whatsonmyplate #THME #Emeals
What's On My Plate - THM | www.simply2moms.com | #THM #TrimHealthyMama #whatdoIeat #whatsonmyplate #THME #Emeals

One of the challenges for many people starting out with Trim Healthy Mama (THM) is figuring out what to eat. It was definitely where I struggled most for the first month or so of following this plan! So I like to share what’s on my plate every few weeks to provide some inspiration for newbies and some ideas for old timers who may be in a rut with their meals. You can see some other days here and here.

The beauty of the plan that makes it effective for nearly anyone who tries it is the freedom in constructing meals. There is no calorie counting. No tracking of macro nutrients. No prescribed meal plans that are the same for everyone. The idea is that every person has different needs based on their body and health.

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The plan outlines what types of foods comprise the different types of meals and then it’s up to each person to put together their own meals. And each person learns what their particular body needs. Some people need more S (fatty) meals, other people need more E (carb/energizing) meals. Everyone needs a few FP (low fat & low carb) meals. Some people even need a crossover (XO) meal now and again that combines fats with carbs (I did!).

Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of S meals and not as many E meals as I typically would during the course of a week. Also, I knew we were going to be away on Thursday and Friday for meals because of my son’s college orientation (gulp!) which meant I’d be eating S meals those days. So on Wednesday I did an entire day of E meals. The nice thing about eating just one type of meal during a day is that you don’t need to worry about being as careful in spacing your meals 3 hours apart. I thought you may find it interesting to see what an entire day of E meals looked like, so here we go!

What’s On My Plate

Breakfast – THM-E

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I love breakfast “parfaits.” These are one of my go-to morning meals because they’re so easy to make. I guess they aren’t technically a parfait since I didn’t put it in a pretty container and do multiple layers? But I’m too hungry in the morning to do a fancy little container. I want a big bowl. And I’m going to call it a parfait anyway! The bottom layer is one cup of plain nonfat Greek yogurt (I use Fage because it’s the thickest and creamiest) with 2 teaspoons of Pyure and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract mixed in. Next is a cup of cut up strawberries. Since this is an E meal I could use any type of fruit I want (I often use peaches this time of year). And I top it with 1/4-cup of Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Crunchy Almond cereal.

This meal has 22 grams of protein, 30 net grams of carbs, and 1.5 grams of fat. Net carbs are calculated by taking the total carb count for a food and subtracting the fiber, then subtracting any carbs from erythritol since your body does not digest it.

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Lunch – THM-E

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I channeled my inner kid for lunch! That’s a “peanut butter” and banana sandwich right there. Since this is an E meal, I did not use actual peanut butter because it has too much fat. Instead, I used defatted peanut flour mixed with water, a pinch of mineral salt and 1 teaspoon of Pyure sweetener. I prefer the THM brand of peanut flour because it is the cheapest I’ve found! The bread is sprouted bread from Aldi. I tossed in some sliced cucumbers on the side because I hadn’t had any veggies yet.

The nutrition breakdown for this meal was: 23 grams of protein, 44 grams of net carbs, and 4 grams of fat.

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Snack – THM-E

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Hmmm, look at that yogurt flavor. I’m sensing a theme, are you? It was unintentional, though. I usually buy the Salted Caramel flavor of the Triple Zero Greek yogurt, but had decided to try this flavor when I was at the grocery store and it’s all I had. My snack also included two Alyssa’s Oatmeal Bites cookies. These cookies contain dried fruit which it’s important to keep to a minimum on THM. Dried fruit has a high concentration of sugar so I don’t generally eat it. However, every few months I treat myself to a box of these cookies from my local Publix grocery store.

The nutrition breakdown for this meal was: 19 grams of protein, 14 grams of carbs (on the low side for an E meal, but I kept it low intentionally because of the dried fruit), and 3 grams of fat.

What’s On My Plate

Dinner – THM-E

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Dinner had a little bit of a Mexican flair. We grilled chicken with some taco seasoning rubbed on for flavor instead of using an oily marinade. The veggies were sauteed in a cast iron skillet with just 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil for the whole batch which meant just 1/2 teaspoon of oil per serving. On the side is 1/2 cup of brown rice that was cooked in chicken broth for extra flavor and 1/4 cup of Mexican black beans. I added some diced jalapeno to the black beans when I cooked them for a little kick.

The nutrition breakdown for this meal was: 37 grams of protein, 29 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of fat.

I hope this provided you with some inspiration! And remember, I don’t claim to be a nutritionist or a medical professional. You should check with your doctor before starting any new way of eating. This blog simply shows how I have implemented the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating. You can find our full disclosure here.

 

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