Thanks so much to replying to this post. I am very new to this avenue of eating and my family has many issues. My son has aspberger's and due to this we eat a gluten free and dairy free diet. We also try to eat a sugar free diet as well. My daughter has a rare genetic disease that deals with her endocrine system. She tends to gain weight very easily and stays hungry all the time. I am very excited about learning to eat healthier.Thanks for the information.
Post by andreahope on Jan 19, 2013 13:20:55 GMT -5
We found an alternative to cream for those of you who have to stay away from dairy. The nutritional makeup is such that it would work for S, FP, and E. You can order it by the case from Amazon or find it at your local health food store. Here is a link..........
My heart just hurts for you ladies and/or your families as I read through your posts about your severe food allergies! That would be so hard to even know what to eat. If the THM way of eating just simply will not work for you, I cannot recommend the GAPS diet highly enough. I don't know what if would do for your weight, but you could heal your gut and then come back to the THM way of eating for continued health and vitality. It is totally whole foods centered and just fascinating to see the whole body connections that the author/originator points out. It can be especially helpful for children on the autism spectrum too. Here is a link to the website:
One of my friends has a little boy that got very sick when he was just a toddler. After he got well (ended up on major antibiotics even though this family is very farm-fresh-Tess-ish and doesn't like antibiotics) she found that almost everything she fed him made him sick. He couldn't eat wheat, potatoes, dairy, and other things. After searching and finding out about the GAPS diet, she was able to heal him through their guidelines over the next year or so. He now has no food allergies and is doing great. As far as I understand it, the diet is meant to be stayed on for 1-2 years, for full gut healing, and then you can start adding other healthy foods back in. THM might work beautifully for you then. I love what this author has to say about food allergies. Here is a link to her book on Amazon also:
I am allergic to all tree nuts and to coconut. Do you think this would be doable for me?
Thank you for your thoughts.
Absolutely. This plan is flexible for any allergy. It doesn't rely on any one type of food. Simply avoid any recipe that uses an ingredient you cannot use, or sub it for something else. There are lots of options.
Another question, I am allergic to all tree nuts. What can I use in place of almond flour?
Coconut flour (both home ground and store bought) and flax meal are great S options. Sometimes home ground coconut flour and flax meal can be used interchangeably with almond flour in recipes, but not always.
My family and I have been enjoying trying out all your different recipes but I am running into a problem as I am not supposed to have eggs. I haven't been super picky in the past but haven eaten so many in so many recipes lately, I am starting to notice the side-effects. Does anybody have any bright ideas for a supstitute?
Marybeth- If you have a facebook page, look for the Trim Healthy Mama allergen free group. There are a lot of great suggestions and recipe subs. I am also noticing effects from eggs, but seem to tolerate egg whites better, so I'm trying that in some recipes.
Has anyone used a gluten free bread called the essential baking company super seeded multi grain bread? Costco here in Alaska has recently started selling this. Carbs are 14 fiber 4 sugar 4. That is for 1 slice. Would that work occasionally for an E lunch? We are a gluten and egg free (mostly) family.
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