I need advice with earth milk as well. Since I understand how important greens are but am not a salad fan, I've been mixing up Dr. Oz's green drinks ( tweaked a little by adding spiralina, cultured salsa and a T. Of plain gelatin and usually subbing other greens for the spinach). I was very excited to try the earth milk as an alternative because I was getting tired of the same thing every day. I mixed up a batch of earth milk this morning (fuel pull style) and drank about half (some before my S breakfast, some after-- goes down so easily!) and began to experience coffee jitters like crazy! I was working on making my menu for the week an could barely write. I finally went for a good hike in the snowy woods to burn off some of the nervous energy. I can't figure out what did it. I'm not a coffee drinker but didnt think there was enough caffeine in the tea to do that. Besides, I used the same kind of green tea I make iced tea with and have never had the jitters from it. Anyone have any ideas?
The greens you want to use for Earth Milk are the soft ones. Nothing hard or tough like cabbage, kale, chard, collard greens, etc. Those are best cooked. Spinach is OK - it's usually best cooked, but some raw is fine too. I buy a Spring Mix container from Costco that works well, or sometimes I use a mixture of lettuces. Herbs like cilantro and parsley are also fine to use. They're the cheapest, but also the strongest tasting. =)
To sub for the tea? Water would be best. Coconut water is not so good for weight issues, due to the liquid carbs it contains. Water or an herb tea would be great. Is there a reason you don't want the tea in it? It adds a lot of antioxidants as well as a mild yet pleasant flavor.
Valleyp - I've never been a huge salad fan either, although I'm trying to like them. =) I usually prefer to drink my greens. I LOVE this Earth Milk for that. Half the batch of Earth Milk is quite a bit. I usually make mine last about a week, drinking smaller sized glasses here and there. I don't really know if it's actually a problem to drink that much at one time, although I know that green juice is best drunk in very small quantities, because it is super strong. It is different than chewing that many greens. Much more broken down. It's possible that this has something to do with the jittery feeling. I doubt that it was caffeine from the tea.
Thank you so much Emilly for answering. I was hoping that the Spring Mix from Costco would work. I do not want the tea because of the caffine. I am pregnant and consume no caffine, except on occasion small pieces of dark chocolate. I tend to be pretty over the top when pregnant, especially the fist trimester. I've had several miscarriages and am high risk, so I tend to be extreem as I don't want to be thinking if I did something to cause it. Its all mental, I know. I am almost 15 wks, so I will drink certain kinds of herbal tea on occasion now. I am looking forward to switching my carrot & celery juice to Earth Milk, thanks again.
steffanie3: Yes kimlopez, some mamas cut back a bit on the Oolong for caffeine and/or folic acid absorption, I personally drank mine a different time of day than my prenatal. I did make it with pregnancy tea as well and enjoyed it very much that way
May 30, 2015 1:21:21 GMT -5
steffanie3: stacylynn you want to take a break, you can do three weeks but then I think you want to break for a month. I would have to check on the time I think it is a few weeks to a month in between.
May 30, 2015 1:22:29 GMT -5
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