I think honey would put you way over the top with carbs, even for an E. You can use 1 tsp. of butter with an E, so that’s what I’d probably use with an E muffin.
Does the book have photos of the recipes? My sis & I were looking at the pics on FB & kept exclaiming, “We get to eat That!?”
No, no photos.
No photos in the book, but I have started a THM board on Pinterest, and one of the pins is from someone who made a few recipes from the book and then took photos. They are lovely! After 3 days on this program, I can honestly say I don’t feel deprived at all!
Here’s that link: http://debbielundphoto.com/blog/trim-healthy-mama-foods/
Would still like tips on converting my own recipes, especially regarding coconut flour and replacing honey and butter/oil.
Lindsey – For E meals, the grains to use for replacing are oats or dark rye. Sprouted grains works as well. Coconut flour works great for S. Butter also works well for S. Egg whites work well for E.
Pancakes are one of my families favorites, also those PB square are amazing. Yes, and I love I can eat it for breakfast if I want! Who knew brownies could be a go for breakfast. It almost feels like I’m cheating.
Many in our family have been eating this way for about 6 months now. I’ve lost 42 lbs, and I’d struggled a long time with no loss on a paleo-type plan. In 2005 I lost 175 lbs eating low carb and kept it off for 5 years, but then it began to creep back on. I ate less and less, and worked out like a fiend. I was so discouraged when THM came along, but agreed to try it with my daughter who was trying to lose her baby weight before another baby came along. We are both at about this 40 lb mark, and her husband lost about 70 in the same time. I simply add starchy veggies or some brown rice to many S meals for my thin or growing people.
I do use many of the special ingredients. I use gluccie in several recipes, and I love peanut flour in some desserts. I don’t feel like this is a fad at all because I find that I have a viable option in all of my life situations. I did not have that with paleo. Each person/family will have to tweak things based on principle, food preferences, allergies, etc. but this feels more doable than any other plan. Having come from being morbidly obese, I feel like I can say that as an expert. I am not losing quickly, but I could do this even if it were the “maintenance” plan. Why would I care how long it takes when I get pizza, pancakes, bulletproof coffee and desserts? I can’t recall ever doing something for 6 months and not wishing I was done. This is a permanent change for us. Four generations of our family eat this way.
I don’t find the Foxy Mama chapter at all inappropriate, considering the “warning”. I felt it was done tastefully, and addressed concerns that some Christian women might not ever find elsewhere. I would be fine with my unmarried adult daughters reading it. I just told my teens to skip that chapter.
Favorite recipes: Cheeseburger Pie, Kai Si Ming, Chana dahl soup, Italian cream cake MIM (make in the oven) and a bunch from Stacy Makes Cents, Gwen’s Nest and Pinterest. So many awesome choices. My daughter and I like visiting one another because even though we are both on plan, it looks completely different in each of our homes.
I just realized I never updated that my book has SOLD. It was months ago but this is the second time I’ve had someone come across this thread and ask, so I wanted to mention it! THanks everyone!
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