I made the Fat Stripping Frappa this morning and I had some trouble.
I added everythig in order but the 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup water wasn't enough liquid. My Blendtec kept freezing up so I had to add quite a bit more almond milk to get it to blend, probably close to a cup more? The consistency in the end was nice and it only ended up being maybe a half cup over a qt total.
My Blendtec is brand new, could there be something wrong with it? Or could there be another issue?
I have a vitamix and I couldn't get the frappa to turn out with the measurements in the book. I've changed it up and now have very good, and consistent, results. Into the blender I add enough almond milk and water to reach almost 2 cups (I vary the amount of each liquid depending on how much almond milk I have that day), a couple of grinds of salt, 2 heaping tablespoons of cocoa powder (I like mine really chocolatey), 1/2 teaspoon of guar gum (I don't like gluc) and then a scoop of whey protein powder. Blend that all up until it's smooth, and then I add in about 1/3c of either raspberries or strawberries and about 10 ice cubes from my ice maker. I blend that for about a minute, or until the berries and ice are completely crushed and blended.
This is great with a little peppermint extract and coffee added!! Also if you let it sit in the fridge for a couple hours its still great if not better! I fed it to my cousin and she was amazed and said if she could get used to losing weight THM way if this was on the plan!!
The first time I tried this it was a bit of a disaster, my family wanted to go to Sonic for shakes and I needed a THM sub for me. I was new to THM and time pressed. Also, I hadn't read this helpful thread yet!!
I finally got around to trying it again. Using less ice, about 8 cubes, helped with the blending and mixing. I also used a full teaspoon of Truvia this time, and that balances out the chocolate.
But it still tastes watery to me...maybe that's how Frappa's turn out? Or maybe I need to blend more? My ice is separating from the liquid and floating on top as it sits here.
steffanie3: meemee you could us the grilled chicken breast in an E, but you would want an E fuel with it for an E. We don't have CFA, but I think I have seen mentioned they have a fruit cup or some kind of fruit option (maybe a salad with fruit) so you could do that
May 30, 2015 1:23:56 GMT -5
steffanie3: for your E fuel alone the breast would be FP
May 30, 2015 1:24:25 GMT -5
steffanie3: lindah60 Welcome I think you will find THM very compatable with your diabetes, one thing you might find is you need to do more of a "pulled back E", basically lighter on the E fuel (on plan carbs) to help your blood sugars stay stable. You might also
May 30, 2015 1:26:17 GMT -5
steffanie3: have a little bit of a journey to find out what time of day works best for your E meals, my friend likes them earlier in the day since she can do a bit of excersize since that helps her levels stay in a good range (she is type 2) though.
May 30, 2015 1:27:19 GMT -5
steffanie3: A walk after an E lunch or breakfast seems to work just great for her
May 30, 2015 1:27:45 GMT -5
Bec720: Hello, Why am I nervous?! I have tried so many diets in my life. You name it and I have tried it and all of them have worked....for awhile. I can't seem to keep with any program and of course the weight comes back on.
Jun 22, 2015 15:24:47 GMT -5
Bec720: when I turned 43 my thyroid tanked, my hormones have not ever been balanced properly. (PCOS at 21yrs) and I have now gained 40+ pounds. I am scared to try and fail again.I am exhausted all day and by 2pm I need a nap or will fall asleep standing- for real
Jun 22, 2015 15:31:58 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome Bec720 Many mamas with PCOS do well on THM, looking forward to your journey.
Jun 24, 2015 12:49:35 GMT -5
orygungurl: I had a nice surprise when I went to the doctor a week ago. I learned that, after being on THM, off and on for a couple of years, I had actually lost 17 lbs!
Jun 27, 2015 19:27:45 GMT -5
lauriebovi: Just starting on this plan. Well I've been starting for a while now. Anyone have a really hard time staying on? I have no issue with what I'm eating. I feel like I'm just lazy and fall into old habits. any advice or personal experience?
Jul 16, 2015 16:45:08 GMT -5
steffanie3: lauriebovi, a menu plan really helps me even if it is just a daily plan so I kind of know what I will be eating through the day with snacks and meals. Also for me prepping ahead is a super helpful, having a large batch of something to grab when needed
Jul 20, 2015 10:09:50 GMT -5
alane: I've been on THM for 14 months and there is still a detail or two I am not sure about. The book lists 3/4 c quinoa as a serving limit, yet some of the breakfast recipes have 1 c listed. Can you clarify this for me? Thanks!
Aug 1, 2015 18:24:37 GMT -5
lynnluce: I have been doing the THM lifestyle for 8 months now with great success, for the first 6 months I have had the weight just slid off, lots of energy, and much happier. Now I am tired all of the time, cranky, and can't get rid of my lower belly. Help
Aug 3, 2015 11:11:41 GMT -5
steffanie3: alane, you can do 3/4 of a cup if alongside some other foods (including a bit more E fuel) and a full cup if it is the center of the meal like porridge It is a little confusing.
Aug 12, 2015 16:23:04 GMT -5
steffanie3: lynnluce, were you maybe losing too quickly? Maybe your body needs some time to heal?
Aug 12, 2015 16:23:27 GMT -5
fran: ok I have missed vibes for whey powder? Which ones NOW or Swansons, or Robs?
Aug 25, 2015 7:56:53 GMT -5
gaelle: Just noticed the Lifeway Plain nonfat kefir I bought contains 12 sugars!!! :-( Also made the THM pancakes but added an egg beaters thinking it was egg whites. Need to be better at reading labels!
Aug 26, 2015 12:26:28 GMT -5
steffanie3: THM, Jay Robb are both on plan. Preferred is a cross-microfiltered whey isolate
Sept 22, 2015 17:12:21 GMT -5
steffanie3: The Lifeway Plain is fine Enjoy it in an E setting. Egg Beaters are ok because they are also non-fat, but they are flavored where plain egg whites will be better You will get there.
Sept 22, 2015 17:13:22 GMT -5