I've been on plan for 2 years and have been successful. I have fallen off the wagon a number of times because I don't have time (or I'm just lazy) for all the extra work of making my own bread (even if it's in a mug) or the money for the extra ingredients. I know it's all worth it, but I get unmotivated. The whole premise of the THM plan is that you don't have to count calories or really limit what you eat as long as you don't cross fuel types. But how much coconut oil is too much? My skinny chocolate is soooo yummy (the THM stevia is absolute best!). I'm still waiting for my sweet cravings to stop. Eating a 1/2 gallon of carb smart ice cream in 24 hrs is a problem. I wasn't 300lbs at one point or no reason. I'm always going to be a "fat kid at heart" and just can't seem to put the fork down. So between goin off plan and eating to my hearts content (even on plan), I am slowly gaining the weight back. I am up 30lbs and need a change.
Do you food journal? I find that writing down what I'm eating makes me a lot more conscious of how much I'm eating as well as what.
I limit my portions by not making big batches of anything. For instance, skinny chocolate. I only make batches with 2T coconut oil. And then I make that last for the day.
I wouldn't be able to handle a half gallon of any kind of icecream sitting in the freezer taunting me, so it's safest for me not to buy it. I make some avocado/greek yogurt/berry icecream in a small amount when I want icecream. I always keep some frozen berries for that very purpose.
Just a couple small changes could get you started to being back on track. Unfortunately, you do have to pay attention to portions.
I kind of take my cue from the cookbook. I notice that what usually changes a recipe from an FP to an S is about a tablespoon or so of added oil. So I try to keep that in mind when doing any kind of S meal or treat. My simple formula is to only add one extra thing to an S meal. So if I have some mayo, I don't add cheese and nuts in any significant quantity. Does that make sense?
Thank you queen! Before THM, chips and ice cream were not allowed in my house. I live alone so having a kitchen full of THM foods is easy. I do keep a food journal with MyFitnessPal. I have slacked on that as well. I appreciate your response and it has helped. I love the support with THM.
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