I'm in NZ and keen to start on THM. Is anyone else in NZ doing it and knows the best place to source ingrediants? Don't have time to spend hours browsing, and not sure how many of the brands recommended in the book are available here. Thanks for your help!!
Hi Nicole, Yay other Kiwis what do you need to source I am going to get the Gluccie and a few other things from Iherb.com the shipping isn't to costly and it works out much cheaper to get them from there than the websites that sell them in NZ.
whey powder I got from here www.reactivsupplements.co.nz/Pure_NZ_Whey I haven't found a source for chocolate whey that doesn't have sugar in it was gutted to find out that even though Sawsons uses NZ Grass fed cows to make their whey we cant get it here
Yay for other kiwis!! I've bought some stevia (mynaturalhealth.co.nz) and glucomannan (healthia.co.nz) - hoping they'll arrive tomorrow. The Stevia was $29 inc postage for 59ml liquid, Nunaturals brand. The glucomannan was $37 for 227g (free postage!). I've also got some whey powder from Payless Supplements. It's chocolate fudge flavour and does contain a small amount of artificial sweetner, but is only 2.5g carb per serve. I also bought some chana dahl from Trader Jacks at The Base ($4.49/kg). I'm in Hamilton - loving the plan so far - just finished day 3 so early days yet!!!
Pearl of course didn't even register that Flax seed and Linseed are the same thing we are use linseed oil as a furniture polish but have seen the seeds at health shops
Thats great Nicole thanks for the share what was the brand of the Whey powder wish we had Trader Jacks down here I am from the Kapiti coast but I managed to find the Chana Dahl at a bulk food store so that was good.
The whey powder I got was Dymatize Elite, from Payless Supplements. It was something like $96, but is a HUGE tub of it (5lb it says) and was free shipping, which I always like!! I started THM on Monday and weighed myself this morning - down 2.8kg! Can hardly believe it! I've been eating so much yummy food and finding it easy to figure what is S or E, and how to include protein. How are you finding other kiwis on here! The only ones I've 'met' are those of you who joined this thread. I've tried using search a couple of times, but for some reason it just freezes up and I have to exit the THM page. Have a wonderful day
Well done that great progress I have been doing the plan since Nov and was able to lose all my baby weight plus the few extra KGs I was before him so about 10kg in total although I just need to tone up now and have been putting it off the idea of the spew scares me :/
beside you lovely ladies I havent found anymore Kiwis I hope some more join us on here it would be great to get to know you all
Thankyou for the product name I will have a look today some time I have been getting frustrated with sourcing whey powder as I was keen to get flavoured NZ made- I had found a couple of great sites that sell NZ whey no soy sweeten with stevia only to discover they are USA and Canada based who would think it would be so hard to find NZ whey in NZ lol
I ordered glucomannan from i-herb but will probably order my next batch from netrition, there is not too much difference in the per gram price. Biovea in NZ sells Now glucomannan but it's cheaper even with postage and exchange rate from i-herb.
Stevia- I use Natvia in place of Truvia, its about $9- for 200g at Pak and Save but more expensive at health food shops. I ordered Astevia (organic white stevia extract) on trademe 100g for about $43 delivered, I'm currently using Radiance Stevia (50g about $38 delivered from healthpost). But after saying all that I think I'm going to order NuNaturals pure stevia extract from i-herb. I've worked out I use about 15g of pure stevia powder a week, and i-herb has a 450g packet which should last me about 6-7 months, which works out better in the long run. Astevia and Radiance are okay in most recipes but you need to use a Truvia type stevia with them in most recipes using cocoa.
Ceres organics sells a 3kg bag of Golden Blonde Flaxseed/Linseed, so a health food store could order it for you. It's about $15-00 wholesale so shouldn't be too expensive retail. I grind it up in my coffee grinder, depending how many muffins and golden flat bread I make it lasts me about a month.
Coconut oil, I recommend either Chantal or Ceres brand but Zenian is good too. The prob over here in NZ with Coconut oil is that sometimes it comes from places that open the coconuts over the fire, and can give it a slightly smoky flavour or a burning sensation in the back of the throat.
for Konjac noodles there is a brand called Slim Pasta, I get mine from the One Stop Gluten Free Shop in Tauranga, they are about $6-$8 per packet, but there is a discount when buying in bulk. They do have a website to order on line.
Coconut Concentrate, I brought Zenian brand (from the store above) for $16, but after seeing the product I think you could mix Ceres Brand Coconut flour (which doesn't say it's de-fatted) with coconut oil, I'm not sure of the proportions yet but I'll give it a try one day.
Ok, Greek Yoghurt... I bought the Yoplait Greek Style Lite, which I assumed would be good for a protein for an E or an S. I've just googled greek yoghurt 0%/2% and see that what I've been eating is significantly higher in both fat and carbs, and lower in protein than what I found in online nutritional analysis. Do any of you have ideas about which brand is good??
I have been using Easi Yo Low Fat greek I hadnt really shopped around to be honest as we always have the Sachets in he pantry as my husband loves it plain on his weet-bix and it is well priced when on special $3.50 for a sachet which makes alitre - it has 1.3g fat 0.9 of which is sat fat and 8.4g of Carbs I drain the extra whey off so I live in hope that cuts it down a bit but I am not sure what I should be looking for - the normal easi yo greek has 4.3 fat and 6.7 carbs it be good to know what others are using
Is the Easi Yo one nice? My husband eats A LOT of yoghurt / kefir, and he says he found the greek one 'stringy and slimy'! Doesn't sound that appealing! I figure the yoplait one is probably ok if you're not having a large amount (ie a cupful), but isn't actually anywhere near as high in protein as the american ones seem to be (thanks google!) so maybe not a good protein choice anyway?
Yes its very nice thick and quite creamy and as you make it your self you can buy quite a few sachets at once and make them as you need them which is great for the budget (I usually set it in the hot watercuppboard for 12 hours to make sures its lovely and thick)- its natural tart but my husband likes it that way I pefer to add sweenter to it or mix through some slim belly jelly to make a fruity mix sometimes I add Chia seeds to make a real treat it has 5.3 grams of protien per 100g so not sure if its good or not here is the website if you want to take a look www.easiyo.com/easiyo-product-details/low-fat-greek-unsweetened.html I personal love the Cyclops range but I think they are a bit high in carbs and are hard on the wallet but oh so yummy
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