Post by morganfamily on Mar 14, 2013 12:52:23 GMT -5
Hi I am a 43 year old mom of 9 with one on the way waiting for my book and eager to start my journey. My request is that someone might give me a list of products that will be essential for me to buy so I can have them on hand when I start. We live in a rural area with no health food stores so I will need to order from amazon. Thank you so much. Ashley
The essentials will vary from person to person. For me, I want to eat sweet things, so the nustevia pure extract powder is an essential. Also the Swanson whey protein powder which I use in my fuel pull smoothies. Those are probably the only three essential special ingredients for me.
Coconut oil is nice to make skinny chocolate and use in many of the baked good recipes. A lot of people find the glucomannan critical for gravies and sauces, but I don't make many of those, and it's not essential to the smoothies. I do also appreciate having Dreamfields pasta for a once a week mac & cheese treat; that's available at many Walmarts. I also like the low-carb tortillas with only ~5 g net carbs, which I also find at my local Walmart.
Check out this blog with a great "quick start" guide. Or join the THM Facebook group. They have files posted with all sorts if helpful hints...including recommendations of what to buy while you're waiting for your book to arrive. HTH!
Scott's wife Mama to Katelyn (23, married and living in OKC), Josh (23 and living in Dallas), Melissa (16), Benji (14), Laura (13), Nate (11), Annie (9), and Garrett (7) Serving Jesus in Uganda and South Sudan
Scott's wife Mama to Katelyn, Josh, Melissa, Benji, Laura, Nate, Annie, and Garrett Serving Jesus in Uganda and South Sudan
maggiewonders: Quinoa mixed in with steel-cut oats makes a rockin' breakfast cereal. Wisk a half scoop protein powder w/almond milk & pour over, and then add whatever flavorings, sweetener, toppings - my usual is berries/yogurt/and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.
Jun 23, 2014 23:40:48 GMT -5
shannonlynn: Does anyone have suggestions for a syrup that work on the plan? I originally ordered the Ali's All Natural they suggested in the book, but it is not available anymore. I tried a recipe from Pinterest, but wasn't happy with the taste.
Jun 25, 2014 13:03:16 GMT -5
steffanie3: Nature's Hollow makes some syrups (and other things) with xylitol, netrition.com carries them as probably other places online
Jun 26, 2014 0:44:55 GMT -5
sophia: Is the zucchini fritter supposed to be pretty big?
Jul 3, 2014 8:13:15 GMT -5
wannabeold: Is there an error in the Best Macaroon Cookies recipe? They were very dry.
Jul 4, 2014 22:17:22 GMT -5
steffanie3: I haven't made zucchini fritters Sophia, I think fritters are typically pretty good sized (deck of cards maybe).
Jul 5, 2014 22:35:50 GMT -5
steffanie3: I don't see a correction on the Macaroons, but I do add a bit more egg whites if they don't seem wet enough to stick together I really enjoy those.
Jul 5, 2014 22:36:51 GMT -5
gs3691: Does anyone have a good recipe for a plan-friendly squash casserole?
Jul 8, 2014 21:39:53 GMT -5
ajillbee: Help on Testosterone please? I can't find out if Testosterone hormone replacement (bio identical of course) can be harmful for someone who is pregnant or can potentially fall pregnant? Any answers please? Thanks
Jul 9, 2014 17:15:51 GMT -5
goguengal: What fruits are best to eat. I know berries are low glycemic but what other fruits work.
Jul 12, 2014 23:10:17 GMT -5
steffanie3: ajillbee, I honestly have no idea, it would definitely be good to ask your doctor or midwife.
Jul 14, 2014 2:08:57 GMT -5
steffanie3: goguengal, most are just fine in moderation in an E fuel setting
Jul 14, 2014 2:09:43 GMT -5
chezza77: can someone explain how and when I eat the certain foods E S, SE, FP. I dont understand and dont want to get it wrong
Jul 15, 2014 6:10:36 GMT -5
steffanie3: Chapter 11 in the book kind of pulls this together, stating at page 111 I think most specifically Most mamas switch from one fuel to the other throughout the day, many start with whole days of one fuel though while they get the concepts down
Jul 15, 2014 9:58:47 GMT -5
mommom: Confused about E meals. The Egg White Breakfast Buritto is an E meal. If I add a slice of cantelope it now becomes and S. Is that correct? SO, am I suppose to not "mix" my carbs? Fruit with a "bread" even if it is a plan approved "bread"?
Jul 15, 2014 14:51:33 GMT -5
steffanie3: Cantaloupe is an E food, so a slice or two with an E breakfast is a great choice What is in your breakfast burrito, it might need a carb source. Not sure if it would be easier for you to type it up in a new thread above for more room than shoutbox
Jul 15, 2014 17:13:00 GMT -5
mommom: spinach and mushrooms, with lean ham or bacon and a "pinch of cheese"
Jul 21, 2014 12:52:53 GMT -5
rahel: I like to exercise (Insanity /high intensity workout) at night, couple hours after dinner. What would be a good way to get in the 25g of protein after? Shakes? Which ones are not too high in calories (Hard time losing weight, so want to go easy)
Jul 28, 2014 14:31:50 GMT -5
steffanie3: I would go with shakes rahel, Big Boy would probably be a good choice since you would be headed to bed.
Jul 29, 2014 20:19:54 GMT -5
orygungurl: Is there anyone in the Portland Oregon area that has the THM plan pretty much figured out? If you do, would you be interested in speaking to a small(?) group of church ladies during a Sugar Free Tea that I hope to hold in October? PM me if you want.~Alana
Jul 30, 2014 10:32:27 GMT -5