RunAmok Mama’s THM Made Easy
By the book 'beginner guide'! UPDATED!
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Yes... "Robot Mode"... I went there!
As a successful Trim Healthy Mama and Admin on the official facebook groups, I am desperate (DESPERATE!) to share with you how easy THM really is – and following a methodical, one-foot-in-front-of-the-other, “robot mode” approach is the easiest way to achieve this success!
If you are:
Take a deep breath, exhale, then relax – because you are over-thinking!
I have been where you are now, as have thousands of others. It is easy to “freeze up” when we feel overwhelmed – and that first step almost always feels like a “doozy”, but your dreams will never become reality unless you brave that first step!
Rest-assured, you do not need to fully “get” THM to begin a successful journey! In fact, you can learn THM simply by doing – We retain information more readily when utilizing all our senses!
Simplicity lends confidence to our step. No wild shenanigans. No fanfare.
METHODICAL PLANNING = SUCCESS
You do not have to be ultra-organized, or spend days preparing your menu. Do not get caught up in complex recipes or silly distractions.
TODAY YOU WILL PLAN YOUR FIRST 3 DAYS
Plan ahead for a "sipper" drink or two, to sip on each day. Good Girl Moonshine OR The Shrinker are great choices, but there are many more to choose from!
You may have noticed my emphasis on "EASY". This of utmost importance right now, as it leaves NO room for excuse. You barely have to work at this at all. You can't be hungry because you have plenty of food; “Emotional-eating" is covered as well, because you have something in your hands, or nearby, all day long.
Do this for (3) days, then you will change things up with some delicious, energizing meals! You will be ready for these wonderful, healthy carbs!
DAYS 4 & 5
Don't think about it.
Don't stress about.
Don't make it complicated.
Don't put it off until next week...
Just. Do. It.
DAYS 6 - 10
YOU WILL HAVE "OFF" MEALS
This is to be expected. You will simply move forward, with your next meal. This is not about one meal, one day, or one week. It is about making a healthy lifestyle change, for the better.
YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO A TRIMMER, HEALTHIER YOU
Take a few moments each day to reflect upon your goals... While this is not a race, you are “in it to WIN", and you will plan for success... and you will follow your plan.
Because... YOU ARE IN ROBOT MODE and you will not be swayed from your course.
READY TO BEGIN YOUR "TRIM HEALTHY JOURNEY?"
Do you like: Steak? Soufflés? Chili? Lasagna? Chile Relleno? Bacon Cheeseburgers? Pizza? Ice Cream? Whipped cream? Chocolate? Cheesecake? Muffins? Cake? Cookies?
Because my husband and I have lost over 80 pounds eating these and much, much more! Having, personally, spent well-over 20 years overweight or obese, Trim Healthy Mama turned my life around! It started with one, small, tentative decision: I bought the book, "Trim Healthy Mama"... and then I read it... and the rest is history!
Not a "mama"? That is ok! In spite of the name, this plan works for whole families!
My "Robot Mode", step-by-step guide - which you have read above - will walk you through the Trim Healthy Mama book with ease.
UPDATE! Since I started my THM Journey, great things have happened! THM has come out with a simplified book set - You now have a choice of the original 600+ page book, or the simplified Trim Healthy Mama Plan & Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook! The original book contains over 200 pages of recipes, and the new Cookbook contains over 350 new recipes! I love all 3 books!
What are you waiting for?!
For those who would prefer... there is another INCREDIBLE option which wasn't available when I first started THM! Trim Healthy Mama has a special membership site, complete with a state-of-the-art drag and drop menu planner, shopping list generator, thousands of recipes, a private forum, research materials, and more! Check it out!
8/15/2015 03:32:51 pm
loved this ! Thank you !
8/16/2015 03:18:07 am
So glad, Nadine! Step-by-step, methodically moving forward made things so much easier for me!
8/15/2015 09:44:24 pm
Where or how can I get hold of this book ?
8/16/2015 03:21:04 am
10/2/2015 06:24:02 am
Is this Kathy Yoder in Dickinson, ND?
8/16/2015 01:52:10 am
Thank you so very much! This is so helpful! You ROCK!!!!!! Again THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
8/16/2015 03:21:57 am
8/16/2015 11:06:10 pm
I echo Angle's THANK YOUs. I will begin my THM journey starting this week. Your guidance helps.
8/16/2015 04:26:57 am
Great synopsis! Very helpful!!
8/16/2015 04:54:33 am
This is such a "duh" approach - why didn't I think of it? Ha! I've been dancing around really getting started for several months. I've bought the book, ingredients, and even made MIM so much I have memorized the recipe but as for actually getting started - it just was so intimidating. I am definitely a drive-thru-Sue so any excuse not to figure out a meal at home seems to do me in. You have made it seem very doable. Thank you!!!
8/16/2015 06:38:57 am
u help me so much ladys like help us thank you
8/16/2015 08:04:40 am
I keep putting this off...It seems so hard and yet you make it sound so easy. Thanks you sweet girl you!!!!
8/16/2015 08:35:26 am
Thank you. These few steps do make it simpler. I've been trying to add everything all at once and getting a little confused.
8/16/2015 12:48:38 pm
This would be great printable. Is there a printable version? Great guide.
8/17/2015 11:01:25 pm
Thanks so much for sharing this! It is without a doubt exactly what I needed to read!
I just wanted to say thank you for this post. This has helped me more than any other challenge I have read. I have "re-started" THM thanks to this post - this is my second day and the first went very well. This one has started off great too. Thanks again. I know you have encouraged many through this.
8/18/2015 08:03:51 am
Thank you so very much! I am literally scared to death just thinking about this journey. I lost 60 pounds in the past and swore I would never gain that weight back. Well, all it took was retirement and bam, it's back, but with it, more health concerns and no energy.
8/24/2015 05:12:20 am
This was so helpful. I am overwhelmed after reading the book and didn't know how to start. Thanks.
8/25/2015 06:23:25 am
Thanks so much for this. I do have the book. I detailed really bad. ? Do we have to drink the sippers or can it just be water? 2nd do we have to eat the snacks? I am at work and have no time for snacks?
8/26/2015 02:29:56 am
Thank you for this. I have been reading the book and face book for a month
Guerrera de Dios
10/2/2015 02:05:18 pm
Ok i need to read this book?
10/5/2015 11:45:42 am
How do I sign up for your wonderful blog? Tried to find a mail link?
10/16/2015 09:27:47 am
THANK YOU so much for this! You wrote exactly what I neede to hear. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
1/2/2016 01:44:50 pm
Finally, THM made simple to start instructions!!! Thank you :)
1/2/2016 04:53:40 pm
2/1/2016 05:17:27 pm
Thank you so much I have began t h m but not 100% but this is helping me a lot thank u again
2/7/2016 06:01:32 pm
Did you buy all the "special" products?
4/8/2016 06:58:11 pm
So sorry, Bridget - I didn't get notifications for a ton of responses here! Ack!
2/9/2016 12:54:36 pm
I think what is overwhelming me is trying to figure out how to gradually buy the ingredients in their recipes. It seems like baking blend, gentle sweet, whey protein, and "gluccie" are all important, but wondering if you have any tips?
4/8/2016 06:55:24 pm
2/17/2016 12:32:10 pm
You described me to a "t"! THANK YOU so much for writing this. I hope to put this to use tomorrow!!
4/8/2016 06:51:30 pm
So glad you found it helpful! I knew there MUST be others like me out there... ;)
3/18/2016 07:06:19 am
I am so excited, the Trim Healthy Mama original is finally waiting for me to pick up at the library. This plan is overwhelming me from reading blog posts, etc, but this seems very doable. I would like to know do you have a printable version to this. What is the absolute most simplified version of this on the web. Thanks
4/8/2016 06:50:35 pm
3/24/2016 05:55:37 am
Thank you so much for this post. I sure needed it today. Not even so much about weight loss or THM, but just burnt out about cooking in meal planning in general. "Robot mode" is what I need to just keep getting it done right now. Thank you, thank you!
4/8/2016 06:48:57 pm
With my busy schedule, this method works well in almost all areas! LOL If I just dig in and move one step at a time, I tend to keep on track. Otherwise... Yeeeesh. ;)
4/5/2016 08:17:47 am
I have been told that we must include some E meals everyday is that not so, me and my husband have a lot of weight to lose and we need to get it off as quickly as possible per doctors orders I have high blood pressure and so does my husband. Do you have a blog or something we can follow you on I would love to view it? Thanks so much for the Robot method I now think I can do this now.
4/8/2016 06:46:42 pm
4/6/2016 12:30:22 am
I own the book as well as the cookbook, however, I am so overwhelmed. I understand the S and E part...but crossover? FP? I know I need to start in robot mode, but I dont want to be stuck there throughout the plan and hit a "boring" level. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!
4/8/2016 06:42:43 pm
4/8/2016 06:40:12 pm
8/28/2016 07:40:19 pm
Thank you for this! I have known about the plan since 2014!!! Tried it for a few weeks and I know it works!!!!!! This is such a simple approach you have written!!!! See I'm "young" single (who hasn't done much cooking) and been busy with school and work, some things can be hard. And meal planning is not my strength especially when it's just for me! I like the every 3 day approach and what you have said in the comments section about trying at least one new meal per week which would be very realistic! I have been either putting too much on my plate as in for stuff to get and meals to get or I have had too little. So yah thank you again!!!!! Wished I found your blog few years ago. Now to work on self control and self discipline..... Haha! Will be sure to let you know if your little post of motivation and easy trim healthy mama plan version helped me out! Yes credit goes to trim healthy mama but your robot mode is just slightly shorter than Gwens nest quick start guide (which I appreciate her too). To starting trim healthy mama for the how many timeth! Cheers ggms style!
9/9/2016 11:43:06 am
9/5/2016 08:48:04 am
Thank you! Wonderful information!
9/6/2016 01:51:34 pm
9/9/2016 11:41:00 am
Yay! So glad you found this to be of value! :)
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Precision-run households may find my title, "RunAmok Mama" to feel a tad alarming, so I'd like to offer a quick assurance that my life is more an exercise of controlled chaos than sheer pandemonium!