I am 55 and would like to loose about 100 pounds. My friend found the FB group and I have been reading on it. I hope she will join me in this journey. I have read through chapter 17 and am so eager to get into the recipes now. I have been cleaning out my cabinets with the bad food. Any suggestions on is it better to start, slowly and if so how, or just start strong with everything? I am hoping this helps both my husband and I. My mom just died of Chronic Kidney Disease and I don't want to be diabetic like her. I want to be more energetic for my new grandson and the rests that will follow.
So is there a moderator or Pearl or Serene that can answer these questions for me?
Hi I'm 57 and would like to not only lose weight, but feel better. My joints aches and I have very little energy. Looking forward to a new and healthy lifestyle! I have ordered some of the "foundation foods" and am cutting sugar out of my diet (as a start).
I will be 50 next year. I started THM 3 months ago. I lost 11 pounds in the first 5 weeks and then had unexpected surgery. I got off plan and gained 6 pounds back. I am back on as of today. I want to start my 50's feeling better than I do now!
Post by theinfamouswho on Sept 25, 2013 22:53:56 GMT -5
I'm 51, 6 children,7 grand-children...so far :-) I have been reading my THM book for about a week and wow, it is sort of overwhelming as to where to start. But I've been reading a lot of the posts on FB and will tackle breakfast first.
Post by lovinglife on Oct 10, 2013 10:01:02 GMT -5
Has anyone done this plan after having a hysterectomy? I am 51 and have been on the plan for 3 weeks. I feel so much better but the scale hasn't budged. Is this normal? My surgery was a month ago today so maybe I am expecting too much, but I am so fearful of putting on weight after this surgery and I guess I was hoping to see the scale go down from following this plan.
Post by desertduck on Oct 13, 2013 17:34:08 GMT -5
I am 66 and just ordered the book at the recommendation of a friend. I'm about 30 lbs overweight and have been for years (actually down about 15 the last year or so). I eat healthy, have avoided any of the chronic diseases and take no medications, but there's just something missing. i'm active (horses) and have a full time job as a computer programmer - I need something that will just put me on track to the body I know I can have.
I am 72 and looking for something new that will work. I am not obese, but would like to lose 10-15 pounds, all around the middle!!! I have always been interested in nutrition, so I like that about his diet!! We are in pretty good health and would like to keep it that way! thanks for sharing your expertise! I'm just getting started, but I've tried several recipes and they are ALL GOOD! thanks!
Post by rjtuckertwo on Feb 16, 2014 0:20:21 GMT -5
I am 72 and have been on the plan about 3months. I don't have a lot to lose, but would like to lose some more....5-10 lbs. Right now I am lower than I have been in at least 5 years and I'm happy about that, but this last month I have lost maybe .2-.4 lbs. Is this normal? I know it's harder for post menopausal women. My husband has 20-30 to lose and is losing a pound or 2 a week....and he's not hungry! I'm not hungry either and I'm not gaining!! that is amazing! Any thoughts anyone?
Yes, this is normal. Men typically lose much faster, so you shouldn't compare your losses to his. Stalling is normal also, especially as you get closer to goal weight. Your body will start to hold on tighter the closer you get to your goal weight. It should pick back up again, although perhaps slower than it used to be. If you feel like you need a little boost though, you can consider trying the One Week Fuel Cycle, or your own modified version of it. Or consider some smaller changes such as including more FP, or cutting back the fats in some of your S meals so they have only a few tsp worth I fat. Or consider upping your intake of coconut oil, which is a metabolism booster. Or some simple salads a few times a week - just greens, protein, and olive oil and vinegar dressing. These are all great fat boosters. Don't worry though. This slow down is very normal.
Post by sheilajeanne on Feb 17, 2014 12:37:46 GMT -5
Hello all...I'm 69 and I have been working on S and E meals for the past two weeks. All the recipes I have tried from the book have been great! It is a lot to take in, but I just bought my book yesterday. I first downloaded the book, but it is way too hard to find anything. I would not advise anyone to download it. Looking forward to tagging my book. Would love to hear from other older women and how they are doing...any tips they have, etc. Oh, I do exercise four to five times a week...it is definitely a must especially as one gets older (I don't feel older thought!).
Great to see a post for "older women". I was introduced to THM by my daughter who suggested this type of plan for my husband, age 63, with Type 2 diabetes. However, he does not need to lose any weight, but could gain a few pounds. I am 60 years old, and have about 20 lbs. I would like to lose. I began a week ago on the Temporary Tune Up, while my husband had the S and E meals with some crossovers. I lost about 5 lbs. and my husbands glucose levels were fairly good.
How do we work the plan to suit both our needs?
I am loving this complete change to our eating lifestyle.
I am not sure how to reply to a particular post...so I have cut and pasted below...perhaps someone can tell me how to do so....thanks....I have a question to the lovely lady whose post I just copied....this is my story also...I am 66 and I think she is telling my story exactly....so my question is....how in the world do I begin? I have the book and am totally overwhelmed...HELP I have 100 lbs to lose and if I don't I think I won't be around much longer....definitely feeling like I am on the downslide and I am just way too young for that... I want to recapture whatever I can of my "feeling good years"...thanks...jj
I'm 66, hard to fathom, but I am! I had been eating a mostly hi protein/lo carb like diet for many years, but my metabolism had just about ceased to function. Even though I was eating hardly anything, I couldn't budge much weight, and when I did, it came right back. To be fair, I was eating very, very strictly, interspersed with bouts of very unhealthy eating. But even when those bouts were few and far between, very little weight loss was possible. I was beginning to think I was in the "post-menopausal impossible phase" when my daughter-in-law told me about this book. I started slowly, but I've probably been on plan now for about a month. I wish I could tell you how many pounds I've lost, but I never weigh... I just go how my clothes fit. And I'm into clothes I haven't worn for years! But the greatest part is that I know my metabolism is functioning again! I'm feeling healthier and have more energy... and it is fun having so many clothes from which to choose! I'm really new at this forum business so I don't know if I'll ever find my way back to this area, but thought I'd throw in my "two cents worth" :-)
I am 58 and have been following the plan for almost 2 months. I have lost about 10 pounds which seems really slow for me but it is not hard work to follow the plan so I guess I just need to be patient and enjoy the ride The scale drives me crazy as I am up a pound ,down a pound over and over throughout the week but the bottom line is dropping. I am gluten intolerant , and have many manifestations of metabolic syndrome so I guess my metabolism has a lot of healing to do. I have way more energy than I used to have and I think I am losing inches but I did not measure when I started so I don't know for sure, my clothes are definitely fitting looser. I have a question, don't know if anyone can answer it, but I use a green drink powder called Barleylife every day. It says on the container that there are 4gms of carbs per tsp., I take a tablespoon as a serving. Does that mean I can only drink it in an E setting. would breaking it up into 3 tsp. 3 different times a day be a better way to get it in? Am enjoying all you comments, it's nice to know that even when we hit that age where it's"difficult to lose weight" we can still snail our way down the scale.
msjongg: Just wondering... Are rice noodles on plan?
Nov 15, 2016 15:37:21 GMT -5
queen: Probably a good idea to start a topic asking about it. Generally, I think they want you to use the whole grains rather than something made from brown rice flour, but maybe there's more to know about it.
Nov 17, 2016 0:11:45 GMT -5
queen: Got a notice that the THM website is having a big cyber-Monday sale and are offering a couple new items. They have also introduced flat rate shipping. Time to stock up on that Gentle Sweet.
Nov 27, 2016 23:40:42 GMT -5
mamaj123: what supplements are recommended on plan? I believe they talk about it in the original book, but I don't have mine right now
Dec 5, 2016 16:50:34 GMT -5
queen: Depends on what you are looking to do. Can you start a topic about it?
Dec 8, 2016 14:15:13 GMT -5
beachmommy: Thank you peacenjoy!
Feb 24, 2017 16:50:25 GMT -5
marmee: Confused about how to ask a question...
Mar 27, 2017 15:22:47 GMT -5
marmee: Sorry to be such an... Older woman but I'm not abl to figure out how to use the forum. I have been able to read a few posts.
Apr 4, 2017 6:40:01 GMT -5
marmee: One question: if I have early morning coffee with coconut oil ( or if I choose cream) are they considered a snack, should I wait 3 hours before eating? If I eat an S meal soon there after am I ok? Would that be a problem if I eat an E meal soon after?
Apr 4, 2017 6:41:55 GMT -5
queen: You can post here if you like. But you can start a post by entering a forum (any of the linked titles above this shouting box). Once you are in the forum, you should see a "Create Thread" link in the title bar. Click that to get a posting screen.
Apr 5, 2017 16:30:19 GMT -5
queen: If you eat an S meal within an hour of your oil/cream coffee, it is all considered the same meal. Otherwise, you need to wait the 3 hours.
Apr 5, 2017 16:31:29 GMT -5
cat31: Is this an active forum? All the posts I see are old.
Apr 25, 2017 9:51:16 GMT -5
queen: There are a few people who check in here and there.
Apr 27, 2017 16:49:41 GMT -5
abbinrmal: Can someone point me to bulk recipe for the trimmacino?
Aug 16, 2017 12:02:42 GMT -5
bfiddles: Can someone tell me what the heck is up this the Membership site? Specifically the menu builder. They made changes and I'm finding it extremely difficult to use! Anyone else? Recipes used to be alphabetical but not anymore. How do you find recipes???
Apr 2, 2018 17:09:40 GMT -5
timberlinemomma: hey is there any favorite NSI sweatpants meals that anyone would like to share? I am a newbie and would like this to be easy peasy no special ingredients other than the things I have in my fridge and cupboards that are on plan but not NSI. Thank you!!
Oct 26, 2018 13:00:17 GMT -5
auntchocolate: I have a question i am still confused about crossover meals how exactly do i incorporate them and how often ?
Dec 2, 2019 1:09:22 GMT -5
queen: If you are in weight loss mode, you avoid them. Maybe throw in one or two a month if you aren't losing well. It can help to shake things up and get losses started again.
Feb 17, 2020 11:06:32 GMT -5