Post by nerdymomma on Dec 27, 2012 21:57:23 GMT -5
I'm reading your book and have a question. I've been eating like a "Tess" for about 4 years now. I've been hypoglycemic my whole life. I know how to avoid that horrible crash but my hardest meal is breakfast. I'm not sure I can do an 'E' breakfast at all, too many carbs in the morning (even soaked oatmeal) make me feel horrible and I get the mid-morning sugar crash. My best breakfast is eggs. But if I eat fried eggs and breakfast meat only (my husband's favorite) I'm left feeling hungry. I end up eating fruit or toast in addition, just to sate my hunger. I'm pregnant at the moment, but prior to conception I was about 30lbs overweight.
I'm wondering if I'm going to have to use an S-helper every morning (the struggle with crashes is especially bad when I'm nursing)? Do you have any insight or ideas?
I look forward to reading some of the answers on this one! I have similar experiences. I have found that the muffin in a mug works well for me (almond, flax, egg). Other mornings I like the big boy smoothie. The protein seems to help my blood sugar from plunging. Let us know when you find some that work for you!
i want the glucose monitor soon just to know what my numbers are. hoping to get one soon. i find that having half an onion and a handful of mushrooms all carmelized and yummy along with 2 eggs and half an avocado is a good breakfast for me (2 eggs just won't cut it for me either). i have 1/2 cup blueberries with my pancakes and that seems to be going well, then a snack within the 2-3 hour window or a fuel pull type sooner (think frappa).
I've struggled with this some myself. It's like an art form to fill me up and keep me full. Adding veggies to eggs and breakfast meat will help. They have filling fiber content. E meals tend to not keep me so full either because it's harder to get enough protein, and there's not much filling fat either. I usually will pair egg white scrambles or whey protein smoothies to my E breakfasts. Remember you can always have a Fuel Pull snack in between meals if you're feeling hungry, or you can tag one on to the end of your meals if you don't feel full enough. I often need a snack after E meals before the 3 hours are up. I have noticed though that my blood sugar is becoming more stable as I've been eating the THM way. You may need some more S Helpers, and that's OK. They will still aid in weight loss. You could try things like adding more veggies, or adding more protein and fuel pull snacks into your meals. If you still are having crashes though, S Helpers might be a really good idea.
Post by nerdymomma on Dec 28, 2012 13:05:19 GMT -5
Interesting, thank you everyone who responded! The onions and mushrooms + avocado sounds really nice! I imagine that would be enough food for me. I wish avocados weren't so expensive though! Adding veggies to breakfast, I've never really done that much but probably ought to. If I made a breakfast casserole with eggs, cheese, onions, mushrooms and spinach, would that be 'S'? I guess I'd have to leave out the milk, or use cream instead?
Yes, that would be a good S meal. You could use some cream diluted with water, to keep it less calorie dense. Frittatas and omelets are another good way to have veggies and eggs. I love to have some fried eggs on top of sauteed spinach/kale with onions and sometimes mushrooms and bacon pieces. Use whatever seasonings you like to give things some extra yummy flair too.
steffanie3: as well as eating on plan options. A good exampt is a mini snickers might be able to be squeezed in somehow with numbers, but isn't a nourishing on plan meal option
Feb 8, 2015 0:25:49 GMT -5
daisymae27: Hi! I just finished the book, and it all makes so much sense! I just have one question. What amount of healthy fat ( per Smeal or per day) is recommended if you're wanting to lose weight?
Feb 8, 2015 10:51:12 GMT -5
steffanie3: daisymae27 Welcome There isn't a set number, in an S meal you are to eat until satisfied, not stuffed but satisfied. You can have up to a 1/3 of a batch of Skinny Chocolate a day is the only fat guideline I can think of off the top of my head.
Feb 9, 2015 22:10:03 GMT -5
steffanie3: You do want to be respectful of things like heavy cream with lots of calories and not as "pure" of fat as coconut oil Does that help?
Feb 9, 2015 22:10:45 GMT -5
daisymae27: Yes, that does help. I have been putting coconut oil with a little THM sweetener in my coffee and then blending it in the blender. It's really good! I guess After years of diets that require me to count fats, I'm afraid I might overdo it.
Feb 10, 2015 9:38:47 GMT -5
dynamo: So, I remember reading somewhere that 2 light rye wasa crackers can be used in a FP, but the nutritional info says that 2 crackers is 11 net carbs.. isn't the limit 10 net carbs for FP? Does anyone have an explanation for this? TIA! : )
Feb 11, 2015 17:49:18 GMT -5
steffanie3: Yes two light rye Wasa for FP, one in S, or four in E. Rye is very gentle on blood sugar and they are super low cal
Feb 12, 2015 16:33:20 GMT -5
htebe: is there a substitute for oolong tea? seems I have everything but
Feb 15, 2015 7:19:47 GMT -5
stacylynn: trimhealthygma4him - what is overwhelming to you? Maybe we can help you!
Feb 16, 2015 10:27:04 GMT -5
stacylynn: htebe - I have subbed green tea for oolong before. They aren't a perfect switch, but I believe they are close enough to sub for one another. What do the rest of you think?
Feb 16, 2015 10:30:58 GMT -5
steffanie3: I agree Green tea can be subbed in Earth Milk so I took that as they were similar. I personally like all kinds of teas and drink both at different times. Many types have their own benefits, I would use what you have for now
Feb 16, 2015 12:45:45 GMT -5
steffanie3: Don't miss out on participating in http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/3301/menu-monday-february-16th
Feb 16, 2015 18:09:15 GMT -5
kari1052: does anyone have a package of not naughty rice or pasta they wouldn't mind selling. I want to try it before investing in a case of it in case I hate it.
Feb 22, 2015 11:41:28 GMT -5
steffanie3: kari1052 it wouldn't be the same brand, but Swanson's Vitamins sells individual bags of konjac noodles, Miracle noodle brand. Although I prefer THM's (and THM's are cheaper even with shipping) you could get the basic konjac noodle idea that way
Feb 23, 2015 14:46:09 GMT -5
perla: Do any of you still eat any of the RAW recipes from Serene's previous cookbook? I would like to be able to implement the "Sun-dried tomatoe spinach pasta" and the "Classic Green Bean Salad" recipes. Are those still within the THM boundries?
Feb 24, 2015 18:27:44 GMT -5
caroljoy20: Any one have the super food chocolate chews that contain peptides???
Feb 28, 2015 11:01:05 GMT -5