To those of you who entered: I will be praying for you all on your journey to great health. If we had gobs of money, we would buy each and everyone of you a copy of Trim Healthy Mama. We believe in it that much.
We were so moved that we had to add an additional E-book copy to the giveaway so that there could be 3 winners! We will continue yo host giveaways on this site for Trim Healthy Mama books and treats, so keep your eye peeled!
P.S. I will be updating this site soon to include more Trim Healthy Mama friendly recipes and encouraging words. I have been in a busy season, so it has been spotty. I am still here though, cheering you on and praying with you!
I believe in Trim Healthy Mama.
I believe it is the most logical, well rounded health program for your life out there. w
- You don’t have to remove a single food group, if you don’t want to. It is very adaptable to allergy issues
- They show you why each food group is important
- They show you how God designed food for your body
- You will be completely satisfied
- Blood sugar and inflammation will be controlled
- You never starve
- You eat regularly
- You get desserts with chocolate
- You feel amazing
- You learn how to take charge of your body
- You learn about hormones… wow does fat affect those!
- You find your personal rhythm
- You’ll have the best community support available to man-kind
Why I love Trim Healthy Mama is mentioned above, but let’s talk about where I come from.
I was raised with a relatively hippie type mama. She was into natural and healthy, before it was popular. When we were young, we had peanut butter and celery for snacks. Fruit and whole grain were staples. We had some protein and fats but not in what is now known as healthy quantities but overall were fed healthy foods.
When she went to work full-time she was bogged down with busy hours but she still did her best. For a time we endured white flour and sugary processed foods but at her core, she wanted us to eat the best foods.
Fast forward a little. A book called Eat Well Live Well was introduced to us and that became our “new thing”. I really don’t want to knock the book because it did help us and gives some sound wisdom, but the bulk of it is filled with misinformation about what qualifies healthy food. This book comes from the low-fat ideals.
They say it is based on a biblical foundation, but if that were the case, the book would not knock fats or God given meats.
It was still a good place to start because we had gotten way off track. I took the principles of this book into my adult life. I found that I suffered for it later.
However, I did find some weight loss from something like a food combination diet, for example:
- Eat only fruit in the morning
- Never combine meat with carbs
- Never meat after 4 pm
Things like that. Sure, I lost weight, but I did not gain health and I was not free to enjoy. I fell off the wagon and kept the pounds on after my fourth child.
I found out later that these low fat diets and bad practices contributed to hormonal problems and depression.
At this point in time I was the heaviest I had ever been. Over 150 pounds and I am short and smaller boned. All the things I ate did not help. Most people saw me as healthy and truly from most medical stand points my diet was healthy, but I was not as I found out.
In 2004, I was watching a Christian program promoting the book Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin. All that I heard resonated with my spirit. I ended up getting the book afterwards and voraciously read it. I did the diet but fell off the wagon multiple times. I never lost much weight. It was tough for me. I did buy the book that most recipes come from… Nourishing Traditions and loved what I read.
I knew I needed to eat whole foods, ancestral type foods. I knew that the processed foods that I had been eating had not helped me in life. So we fully reformed our cooking. Yet, I still could not shed unwanted pounds and my overall health, body and mind, was still deteriorating.
I ended up fighting severe depression, horrible migraines and frequent pain. The Maker’s Diet helped to a degree but after my husband deployed to Iraq in 2008 it all ended. I still worked the diet but I eventually had continual debilitating pain (from 2009-2013) with over 2 years of sleepless night and terrible moods.
Many other books came across my path. Some had good bits of information but often didn’t line up with scripture or kept me from eating entire food groups. All were lacking and were not the answer for a lifetime of healthy eating and living.
I was worn out of new information and promises when Trim Healthy Mama came into print. I had heard of the book long before it came out as I follow Above Rubies Ministry and had already tried Serene’s Sourdough and Red Palm Oil years before. I thought I knew what they would say. That I had “understood enough” from years past.
I blew it off.
My frustration grew. I was tired of the seesaw of weight gain. Even though I had been feeling better from supplements with better choices overall, I was still more defeated than victorious. I spoke with a dear friend of mine who found Trim Healthy Mama to be incredibly helpful in December 2012.
This Drive Thru Sue woman was cooking from scratch now. Not all the time but often. She was starting to speak my language. The barriers that had been between us were down and what she was telling me made sense. I was no longer the teacher, she was teaching me.
She shared about what S and E meant. S- for Satisfying meals full of life giving healthy fats and protein and E- for Energizing meals with a great protein source and healthy carbs. I couldn’t quite get my mind around it. Is this low-carb like Paleo?? Nope. Remember: No food group left behind.
Then she shared about something called a Fuel Pull. That I did not understand. Low-fat? Lower Carb? Serene and Pearl know better! I said out-loud and to myself more than once. (Come to find out, Trim Healthy Mama is rich in healthy, life giving fats.)
Time moved on.
In January, I had a partial hysterectomy. After years of frustration dealing with hormonal issues and continuous bleeding I was afraid of gaining more weight and having more emotional problems. I was convinced that the only way to solve this all was to go for the surgery.
In February 2013, I was a mess. Emotionally, physically, everything. All the health I had gained left and terrible pain and emotional roller coasters came back with a vengeance. I felt like I couldn’t go on.
I finally purchased Trim Healthy Mama. I struck gold. Oh how I wished that I had this book 10 years ago! No, I wish that this information was around before I was born. It literally addressed every issue I had concerning hormones, weight loss, libido, fats and low-fat, what the bible says, how to be healthy mentally and physically. Everything!
Not only did it address these issues but it gave my the why’s, how and much hope.
My journey started then. I remember reading (in tears…) Thanking God for this book. I took my time getting into the program as I had just seen a specialist who put us on an elimination diet for health reasons. I put the food part of THM aside, but implemented all that I could and am very thankful I did.
After one month on the elimination diet and gaining back weight I had lost (now up to my highest I had been post pregnancy), I was determined to make THM work with this elimination diet and eventually GAPS (a grain free approach to healing gut and mental health issues).
I did. And ever since, I have been on a learning curve. I am no longer on GAPS. I have learned what MY body needs. No one can tell me that. I have learned that I have some health issues that can affect me in many serious ways, particularly my ability to stay focused, enjoy a healthy weight, maintain energy, and be emotionally stable. Trim Healthy Mama helped by unveiling these issues. Not only unveiling but addressing them.
I have stuck it out, lost inches and pounds. I have had my up’s and down’s but the women of Trim Healthy Mama have been with me the entire way. (tears) They have reached out and consoled, encouraged, challenged, prayed and been by my side the whole way. I am eternally grateful for the agape love they have shown me.
Trim Healthy Mama is more, much more than shedding pounds and being a skinny minnie super model. You find out who God called you to be and how HE designed your body. There is not one program out there that can compare.
Trim Healthy Mama will give you the knowledge to make the choices you need to. The help to continue on your path to wellness. It will give you simple terms to understand difficult science. And, it will give you amazing, easy to find, healthy foods to nourish your metabolism and get it strong, if it never has been before, it will be if you stay the course.
You won’t have to change all of your meals and favorite foods. You will learn how to tweak to make them waste line and blood sugar friendly. You will not have to reinvent your life to fit Trim Healthy Mama. THM will fit you. Any lifestyle, anytime.
Trim Healthy Mama is definitely for the whole family. Each of my children are eating these wonderful foods with me, enjoying every lovely bite. They are even being healed of diseases and health issues due to my poor health knowledge when I was pregnant with them. They don’t need to lose weight but they are gaining health.
Trim Healthy Mama allows and shows people how to stay the weight they want. This is called a Crossover. Another yummy type of food that you will get to eat. How to be free from the pressures of this world to be perfect, but how to be healthy.
That is where I am at now. I have the choice to lose more weight. To think, I get to choose. That doesn’t happen to me. I have lost over 20 pounds and I am not sure if I even want to lose more. I know what to do if I decide to.
I hope that this gives you some insight as to why I am a Trim Healthy Mama and will be for life. I have some recipes (for some E meals and for some S meals) on my website and menu’s that you can take a look at and see how I do THM. Everyone is different, remember that.
So here we go… Time for the Giveaway!
I have been waiting to give this book away for months! Life has been busy and plans have failed. But here we are now an the December purchase will finally be given to you.
This is for you. With Love from me. I believe in you and in THM. I wouldn’t be giving it away if it weren’t so.
And get this! Pearl and Serene have also offered to giveaway a Trim Healthy Mama E-Book!
So not just one but TWO Trim Healthy Mama books to the ones who need it most.
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If you are interested in more information about the plan I recommend you visit my Dear Friend Gwen at Gwen’s Nest.com here is her book review and she has many links to super recipes… a special favorite of mine is her links to what was Trim Healthy Tuesday’s.
Do not forget to sign up to the Facebook Fan Page where you will find great encouragement from Serene and Pearl with recipes and tips to help you on your journey.
Please, join the Closed Group on Facebook (for women only) where you can learn more, lurk, ask questions and get you Trim Healthy Mama on.
We also have other more personal groups where you can find the help you need like the Allergen Group, the slower losers group called the Turtles Group, the Saving Money Group, or the special page dedicated to Pregnant and Nursing Mama’s. You will find you fit there are many to choose from.