Post by snelson924 on Nov 25, 2013 13:08:02 GMT -5
hi! i'm new to this plan. i'm trying to wrap my brain around how all this works and am having a difficult time with it. i'm trying to make myself a sort of "cheat sheet" to have with me but it's hard to make when i'm not understanding everything completely.
does anyone have something like that already made? or it there a place to find one?
Post by joyfulmomof6 on Dec 3, 2013 10:00:09 GMT -5
I am very visual and needed a kind of "need it in a nutshell" version to get started. It will become second nature soon!
I just got out a sheet of paper, drew the diagrams all together on one sheet with these notes:
S= > 5g fat, < 10g carbs S helper= >5g fat, <15g carbs E= <5 g fat, >10 carbs (up to 45g) FP= < 5g fat, <10g carbs
The most important thing to remember is to keep 3 hours between changing fuel types, unless you are mixing in an FP, which can overlap with either S or E
Hang in there...there is a learning curve, but you'll be a pro in no time at all.
I also highly recommend keeping track on paper of your meals (not necessarily planning them all ahead)...I know for myself, I need to see it on paper to remember what fuel type I had so I don't mix them up. One less thing to keep track of.
I found that I am not the type to plan for the whole week, since that is overwhelming to me. I actually do it by meal. I found a great -->chart over at Large Family on Purpose that I printed out and keep track of what I eat.
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Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes (Matthew 6:34, MSG).
shell feel free to mix up the meals in the way that works best for you. In the beginning you will want to aim for at least 3 E meals per week (more is better) some FP snacks & the rest S meals. For some women they choose to change fuels per meal, some women choose to day a full day of S & then a full day of E. One of the joys of this plan is the freedom to adjust it to what is the most beneficial to you.
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I was lookign at Gwen's nest and its helpful, but she mentions a print out from FB, I think, that I can't find on the group on FB. She specifically mentions a doc called S, E or FP and THM Foods List also an alternative index and breakfast and snack list. I have an ebook only so I would like these to have.
I am also new, my book came on Friday and I have been reading like a mad woman when not having to do things with DH and kids (and I work allot of hours during the week). I am just getting to E foods, but while I know I have not been perfect I try to keep the concepts I have read in mind when choosing foods. I am still very confused but I think the more I try while reading the easier it will be in the end. I do have a question for any of you - with the Konjac noodles - which meals can you put those in? Or is it both? I am going to have to try and find some becuase that will be huge for my family if we can still have a "pasta" for some meals. We have a big sugar addiction going on in my house so I am also excited to start trying some of the yummy deserts. I need to drag out my blender and vitamix this weekend so I can try a couple things. I definitely want to try that shrinker! Allergic to almonds so I will have to use something else.
Post by mom2twelve on Feb 18, 2014 13:45:55 GMT -5
HI I am new here too and trying to figure stuff out! Currently making myself a grocery list. QUESTION - I just bought a brand new carton of Silk Coconut milk - is there anyway I can incorporate it , or do I need to just get rid of it. I always drink coconut milk, but I don't see it on any of the lists. Gonna have to try the Almond.
Yes you are right on Unsweetened coconut milk is ok for S, but it higher in fat so if you want to make it FP I would use a bit of water with it to get your full measurement, maybe even like 3/4 to 1/4 water
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