I've only just started THM this week, and I'm already discouraged. I'm a nursing (exclusively) mom. My baby is SUPER sensitive to dairy. I tried to test it again this week, and he's reacted badly. . Bye bye dairy & "fat". I've noticed soooo many recipes (especially snacks and desserts) are based primarily on dairy foods. How much coconut oil can a person consume without gagging? I've also never been much of a "from scratch" kind of cook, and I'm feeling waaay overwhelmed. I thought I was going to do well with this, until I realized I was going to be very limited...and I've always had an aversion to salmon. Bleh. Ideas?
Unfortunately there is a lot of dairy...lets think of some DF options. Kale chips? Sprouted bread with a little fruit jam? Macaroons made with unsweetened coconut and dipped in skinny chocolate? Veggies and salsa? Nuts? Rotisserie chicken? Steak fajitas? Meatloaf made from either ground turkey, chicken, or beef? Gluccie puddings made with almond milk? Hummus made from beans and garlic and a little oil with plan-approved crackers or veggies? Almond milk and berry smoothies? Almond flour pancakes? Joseph's pitas topped with pizza sauce and meat and your fave veggies? No sugar added pickles? Sprouted bread dipped in egg whites for french toast? Do you like tuna or tilapia? Depending on your purism standards, some hotdogs are ok for S. Sloppy joes made E style and served over E bread? Just a few ideas....hopefully something will stand out!
Married 6 years to my sweetheart.
Mama to 3 babies: ages 4, 2, and 1, with 4th babe on the way in March.
Ho hum... I've really enjoyed the book, and I learned a lot. My limits because of nursing make staying on this plan very difficult. My little guy is also sensitive to tomato sauce. We also try to eat only organic animal products, so those recipes that call for egg whites are just too wasteful for us. (I haven't found organic egg whites in a carton.) I think I'm just going to try to incorporate things (watch my carb intake and avoid wheat) where I can. Maybe I can be a "die hard" when my little guy is no longer nursing. Thank you for your help.
I am doing the plan dairy & egg free. Although it is a challenge and I am suffering from diet fatigue from eating the same things there are some plans. The Joy of Gluten Free Baking is a really good S baking cook book that you can easily substitute almond milk in with good results. Their blueberry muffins and pancakes turn out well compared to the THM ones. You have to take cheese out of everything - and just do what you can. Yes, it is hard - sounds like we have similar limitations and I agree - doesn't make it easy -but it's working - slowly -but working. I eat a lot of salmon with non starchy veggies & a lot of chicken breast on salad for fuel pull or with veggies for whatever it ends up being S or Fuel Pull. I try to throw an E in - like Quinoa soup or something - I can send you some of my recipes for dairy free - just IM me.
aldaczka: i have on this for about 4 weeks, and only down a pound, i must not be doing something right. I do feel good and my clothes are not as tight. basically to eat 3 meals and 2 snack a day.
Nov 22, 2013 16:21:06 GMT -5
aldaczka: sorry i hit return and it post it. i eat oatmeal in the morning w/berries= E. snack 10 almonds. lunch- a pc of salmon, green beans and some eggplant. dinner-chicken or salmon broiled salad w/olive oil and snack i had a cake in a mug. Im not hungry. help
Nov 22, 2013 16:26:41 GMT -5
shariannamarie: Hi! Does anyone know why the book says not to eat oatmeal, sprouted breads right away when starting? When can I start to include these?? Thank you!
Nov 23, 2013 7:46:02 GMT -5
JennyMomof8: Thank you, joyfulmomof6, I do have almond milk in smoothies quite a bit but not everyday. Do you drink it straight up? I haven't tried it but I do know it has lots of calcium.
Nov 23, 2013 10:43:54 GMT -5
varneygang6: Does anyone have any input on the regular use of stevia?? I have just heard some controversial things about it and was wondering..especially the thoughts on it affecting your fertility..sure don't want that to happen..I have struggles in that area anyway!
Nov 23, 2013 10:59:16 GMT -5
smithfarm: I'm also new to this forum thing. I guess I can ask a question in the Shoutbox. Why is soy milk frowned upon? We have been drinking it for years. Hope I can figure out how to view any answers I get.
Nov 24, 2013 11:00:07 GMT -5
isymad: Anyone finding that coffee is losing its punch once you start THM?
Nov 24, 2013 19:59:13 GMT -5
steffanie3: smithfarm, the book explains a bit about soy and why they don't use it, not sure on the pages at the moment.
Nov 25, 2013 0:59:12 GMT -5
adelinesdream: I am a bit confused as to the portions and not sure if I'm doing things correctly can someone please connect with me, is there a THM chat room somewhere?
Nov 25, 2013 12:04:12 GMT -5
steffanie3: adelinesdream, if you start a thread and list a few days menu I would be happy to help
Nov 25, 2013 21:17:48 GMT -5
Lora Lee: Adelinesdream: head over to the Facebook page. It is chatty! Lots of sub groups for special needs/situations too.
Nov 26, 2013 9:55:36 GMT -5
thmfan: YouTubed "glucomannon" recipes and found the THMs. Found myself smiling as I watched how to make a gluc'd pudding. Got myself to their page and bought the kindle version of their book. And here I am.
Dec 1, 2013 16:35:12 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome thmfan
Dec 1, 2013 18:03:12 GMT -5
qberrymom05: I'm on my kindle & it wont let me create a thread,sorry. I just started THM today. I love it. But there is 1 hiccup for me. I need sugar in my coffee.if I drink 1 cup in the morning by itself then did the plan The rest of the day will this sabotage me?
Dec 2, 2013 0:26:40 GMT -5
Blessed Beyond Measure: Cyber Monday sale!! Hard copy of the book $28, e-book $15.95 www.trimhealthymama.com
Dec 2, 2013 9:47:53 GMT -5
steffanie3: New Serene recipe up http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/2248/guilt-cranberry-pie-serene-pearl
Dec 3, 2013 21:52:35 GMT -5
abigailjones2: I'm making THM favors for a party and NEED a recipe for some hard candy -or SOMETHING small and sweet- that won't melt! Thanks in advance!!
Dec 4, 2013 0:17:37 GMT -5
steffanie3: Hmmm, meringues came to mind or little cookies, not sure if that would be the same.
Dec 5, 2013 1:22:37 GMT -5
bonny: If you shop Kroger, Virgil's Zero Root Beer is buy one get one free this week….here comes out to $.50/bottle.
Dec 6, 2013 11:14:59 GMT -5
steffanie3: Wish we had Kroger
Dec 6, 2013 14:09:15 GMT -5