I have finished the book. I am wondering where do I begin? Did any of you have trouble starting or am I just dumb as a box of rocks? I know what to do but my pocket book and mind are very conflicting right now. Did you all start by planning out every meal the first week? I normally catch on to new things very easily. Maybe I need to read my book again . HELLLLPPPP.....PLEASE.
Here's some things that helped me. I started before I bought any special ingredients. I planned each days menus at first the night before, but was still flexible. I looked up recipes online to help with ideas. There is a lot you can do without lots of time or expensive ingredients. Start with two or three breakfasts: 1 - eggs, w/ sauteed vegies. 2 - kefir shake. 3 - MIM. Lunch can be salad with fish or chicken and lots of S toppings. Supper is great to try out recipes you've looked up. Do what you can on plan to start and add more recipes ingredients as you have time/ money. :-) It should become easier!
Rebekah has some great advice there. You could also start implementing the plan in baby steps. Maybe start with one meal a day. This can be very helpful to keep you from feeling overwhelmed, and also to really help you understand the plan well, which will make it so much easier. It takes practice for a little bit before the principles sink into your mind and it becomes like second nature. This is normal.
The problem I would see with grits are that they are highly processed and not the whole corn... like white flour, and probably high glycemic. You can get natural whole corn grits. They are yellow. I know they would be better, but I don't know if they would be recommended or not..
meme1229, like Rebekah mentioned there is a whole corn (not-processed) grits that would work in an E setting if you needed to get your grits fix. Be aware of the max carbs of 45g in an E setting & 5g fat...so very little butter is allowed . From one southern gal to another, giving up those grits w/ cheese, butter, & bacon was tough at first but now it's no big deal
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Post by lostmermaid222 on Sept 4, 2015 10:23:02 GMT -5
Quick question for this newbie...Can we do blackberries instead of blueberries? I love 'em and they're so much sweeter, but then I thought I'd better ask because I don't want to sabotage myself! I'm having a snack of 0% greek plain yogurt with blackberries and stevia. AM I good? (please say yes! I love blackberries!)
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