Loading With Excess Calories?
Understanding THM principles is important to success!
As an Admin on Trim Healthy Mama's FB pages, I see many new members struggling to get a handle on recipes or to learn proper implementation of THM. Do not fear... You WILL get the hang of this!
Now, before I begin, I would like to be clear... With THM, we absolutely DO have great freedom to enjoy AMAZING desserts - complete with real butter, real whipping cream, real chocolate and more!
Equally-exciting, if we are properly implementing THM, we will NOT have to meticulously count calories, fat grams, or carbs... but we should be conscious of needlessly, unnecessarily, loading with 100s-1000s extra calories -- just for the sake of doing so.
Unfortunately, with tens of thousands of THM members, scattered throughout many, many Facebook groups, a good portion of recipes crossing these boards are not waistline-friendly. While many of these could be deemed to fit "S" in a very broad sense, they are *clearly* "indulgent"... and not necessarily in a "good" way.
For instance, I often see recipes calling for full cups of heavy cream: One cup of heavy cream equals 821 calories and a whopping 88 grams of fat... That, my sweet THMs, is a lot. Truly.
This, as dessert would be, presumably, on top of your dinner meal!
Of course, these recipes could be (should be) split into smaller, prepared servings - but even splitting 4 ways, a person would be loading with 205 calories and 22 grams of fat - Again, a formidable amount, especially taking dinner into consideration.
Now, I have NO DOUBT these recipes taste wonderful... but [just getting real with you here] consuming something this rich is not nearly as conducive to weight-loss as eating some lovely grilled salmon with sautéed vegetables, accompanied by a tossed green salad with an olive oil/vinegar dressing... and followed by a delicious, indulgent (but not calorie/fat dense) bowl of Tummy Tucking Ice Cream drizzled with Skinny Chocolate.
"Heavy S" recipes may be just fine, on occasion... but for some, they will cause weight-loss to slow or even stall. Ultimately, it comes down to personal goals...
For myself, the sooner I achieve my goal of "Trim & Healthy", the better I will feel... and so will you! Exercise caution and wisdom as you approach this new way of eating and you will find success!
Wishing you much joy and success in your THM Journey!
7/9/2014 06:42:14 pm
Simple,& clear. Thank you for clarifying.
7/14/2014 01:01:51 am
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it...
7/14/2014 02:04:51 am
7/10/2014 08:07:22 am
Thanks, now can you explain how I know what a Heavy S is? I've read and re-read, looked at the charts....etc. I've been doing this for 6 or 7 weeks now. Lost 5 pounds the first week, and nothing since...not inches, and I think I may have gained back a pound. UGH!
7/14/2014 02:12:18 am
7/11/2014 03:07:59 am
Thank you! I needed that!!!
7/14/2014 02:13:06 am
You are very welcome! :)
8/19/2014 10:38:29 pm
Thank you for this Jaque. I have a question, could you give me some more examples of deep S, the example that is almost always given is eggs fried in butter. I would guess that the salmon meal you spoke of above would fall into that category also, but would love some clarification. Thanks for what you do! Love THM!
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8/19/2014 11:49:58 pm
GREAT reminder about something I struggle with myself. Thankfully I'm pretty much at goal weight, but I'd like to lose a few more pounds and I've learned that too much peanut butter and late night snacking isn't the way to achieve that...
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1/12/2015 12:03:40 pm
Please explain sprouted and where it fits in. Sprouted tortilla 19 net carbs to be exact.
1/12/2015 02:53:36 am
Is this book available at the store or need to order online? Thanks
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