Great mix, Queen! You're stepping out - I'm proud of you! Thank you for the technique and tip regarding your drink...I'll have to give it a shot. Your okra was a hit! We loved it...looks like it will go into rotation.
Today is my first born's 19th bday, so I fear my menu will not be entirely THM friendly. It has been our tradition to eat my mum's cinnamon rolls for birthday breakfasts, and I am unsure that I can turn one down. If I had been organized, (ahem!) I may have found a THM version, but not this year! Breakfast is in a few minutes, so we shall see how I do...
B: Trimmy and off plan cinnamon rolls (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SARA!) L: Fotato Soup with green onion & bacon garnish, TrimQuick (FP) D: Wok Teriyaki spice-y chicken and green salad bday dinner (S) Sn: Chocolate Bday Cake - THM version (S)
***Not so slimming, but Sara turns 19 only once!***
Aaahhh...yes, back on the THM train. I'm planning a tune up - at least a week, might even do the suggested two weeks, because I feel like it will help me get back on track with a bang! We have a couple of parties this week, so it will be challenging, but I will try!
Today's Deep S Menu:
B: scrambled eggs in coconut oil, nutritional yeast, and Frank's, trimmy L: baked chicken over steamed cabbage shreds drizzled with olive oil coconut oil, nutritional yeast, salt/pepper, lemon lime "pop" D: crispy salmon over zoodles tossed green salad with olive oil and balsamic & a piece of skinny peppermint chocolate Sn: lemon gluccie pudding sip: hot pumpkin pie, herbal teas
Last Edit: Dec 27, 2016 10:04:43 GMT -5 by stacylynn: menu changes - too full to eat
B: trimmy, veggie omelet L: baked chicken over cabbage sauteed in coconut oil, topped with nutritional yeast, spices D: salmon bisque soup & peppermint skinny chocolate Sn: egg nog shake/trimmy Sip: hot winter wonderland & hot apple pie
Good luck with your fuel cycle. The deep S days are hardest for me, but I don't mind the E and FP days.
I've done a couple of fuel cycles, but I didn't really see any benefit. Except that I did get better at constructing deep S meals. I had one yesterday.
B: (E)creamy grains with pineapple & blueberries L: (deep S) roast pork over spaghetti squash with butter and garlic, skinny chocolate D: (E) creamy chicken and wild rice soup, ezekiel toast with deli ham and LLC cheese wedge. S: (E) greek yogurt with pineapple and a few ezekiel cereal sprinkles on top
Oh, yum! Your pork recipe looks awesome! I am definitely going to try that one.
Yes, I haven't done one of these in a long while, so I found the deep s days were more challenging than I recall.
Yesterday I did my first FP day, and woke up this morning hungry.
Onward to my 2nd FP menu:
B: (homemade!) greek yogurt with lemon and stevia, lite trimmy L: loaded fotato soup, baby frappe, sliced cukes D: creamy cream-less chicken, lemon-lime soda Sn: matcha tea gluccie pudding, lite trimmy Sip: oolong "sweet" tea, hot apple pie
B: sprouted toast with LLC and light trimmy L: Rebekah's chicken apple salad and lite ginger trimmy D: crockpot white fish, brown rice, and steamed broccoli, glass dry white wine Sn: lemon cherry pudding cake, lemon zinger tea Sip: apple pie and winter wonderland
I don't know how well my body does with E meals, well, too many E meals, because E style meals were what brought me to this place of obesity, in the first place. Sort of. I tend to over do carbs, because I love them. The protein is what helps to balance them out for me, and that is what I was missing over the years of weight gain.
Anyhow, I put together a menu for this coming week, which is THM, but not necessarily turtle style. I will post my menu on my old journal link - if anyone is interested.
Not sure how I missed the question, but I'll answer it now for anyone wondering.
Kelp noodles are made from seaweed and are basically like miracle noodles only better (I think). They can either be eaten crunchy (think water chestnut crunchy) or if you put them in an acidic sauce they will soften like a regular pasta noodle.
I've been working on the stubborn loser menus and really sticking to them at least in the spirit of keeping exactly to the fuel types and portions alloted for the day. I also kept my coffee/cream to meals and only drank hot shrinkers or boost juice in between, which is something I've not made myself do before. I only add a tsp or so of half&half to my coffee, so didn't think it mattered much, but maybe it does since I am an all-day coffee drinker.
In a little over a week, I've dropped about 3 pounds (not sure they should all be counted as real loss since two of them appeared suddenly right before I started). That is a net of about a pound. Anything that goes in the downward direction is progress for me. A pound loss is pretty exciting, being as I have not ever lost anything on this plan before, even trying 2 fuel cycles. I'm going to try to do 3 weeks of these pulled-back menus and see where that gets me. If the losing trend continues, the sad news will be that I was eating too much and will really have to keep portions fuel portions smaller. Just separating fuels, no matter how perfectly I do it, is apparently not enough to allow me to lose.
I've done a couple all or almost all deepS days--those are the hardest. Here are a couple menus I used:
B: Deep S - sausage patty, zucchini & kale saute, rhubarb L: Deep S - zupa toscana (left out dairy) 2 bacon strips, piece of skinny chocolate D: Deep S - sensitive Big Boy with extra coconut oil S: FP - Chia tapioca pudding
B: E-sourdough toast with peanut junkie butter and jelly L: light S - soothe your soul soup (this was pretty good!) D:FP - chicken soup with bone broth, blended yellow squash, handful of peas & carrots & 2 T. creamy grains S: E - red grapes (so crispy this year!) and goat cheese
You can see by the above examples that they want dairy to be minimal, and there is a lot of dependence on soups and shakes. Most of the time, I have been replacing the shakes (especially breakfast) with a warm pudding. I don't care for cold meals unless it is summer and sticky-hot. Cold food is not helpful for low thyroid either, so there is that.
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