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How to Test if you are in Ketosis with the Keyto Breath Sensor for Ketosis & Weightloss

How to Test if you are in ketosis
How to Test if you are in ketosis

How do you know if you are in Ketosis??? Today I’m sharing a new keto tool I’m using to track to see if I’m staying in ketosis and how easy it is to use! Read How to Test if you are in Ketosis with the Keyto Breath Sensor for Ketosis & Weightloss.

To get the benefits of keto, you want to make sure you are getting into ketosis and staying there. But how can you know if you are getting into ketosis?

Now, you can easily test one breath at a time with the Keyto Ketosis Breath Sensor. read more

What Do You Eat on Keto? Part 2: Low Carb Vegetables

Keto Diet Basics Vegetables
Keto Diet Basics Vegetables

What do you eat on keto??? Today I’m sharing some basics about the keto diet and what a typical day may look like as you try fill up on low carb vegetables that help you eat enough fiber and vitamins.

After pregnancy, nursing, and now weaning… I’m ready to feel like “myself” again! So I’m starting my own weight loss challenge to help me drop the last few pounds of “baby weight” and also just feel my best again! And I’m bringing you along for the ride if you want to join the fun : ) read more

What Do You Eat on Keto? Part 1: Healthy Fats

What do you eat on keto??? Today I’m sharing some basics about the keto diet and what a typical day may look like as you try to add in healthy fats all day long to keep you full. 

After pregnancy, nursing, and now weaning… I’m ready to feel like “myself” again! So I’m starting my own weight loss challenge to help me drop the last few pounds of “baby weight” and also just feel my best again! And I’m bringing you along for the ride if you want to join the fun : ) read more

My Daily Routine for Weight Loss after Pregnancy and Weaning

Today I’m sharing what a typical day looks like for me (including modified intermittent fasting and low carb meal ideas the whole family will love!) I’m sharing my daily routine for weight loss after pregnancy and weaning.

After pregnancy, nursing, and now weaning… I’m ready to feel like “myself” again! So I’m starting my own weight loss challenge to help me drop the last few pounds of “baby weight” and also just feel my best again! 

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My Daily Routine for Weight Loss after Pregnancy and Weaning

So if you’ve been following my recent podcast episodes and blog posts you know that I just recently weaned my son. So I am trying to lose the last few pounds! The “baby weight” as some call it. Today I’m sharing my daily routine for weight loss after pregnancy and weaning. read more

Trim Healthy Mama on a Whole Foods Diet

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Trim Healthy Mama on a Whole Foods Diet

There is some criticism in the whole foods world about Trim Healthy Mama. I’d like to take the time to debunk the myth that Trim Healthy Mama can’t be included in a whole food’s lifestyle.

One thing I like about  Trim Healthy Mama is that it meets you where you are. In the opening,The Trim Healthy Mama book describes different types of women and how their lifestyles are compromising their waistline: from a Drive Through Sue to a Farm Fresh Tess, or a Whole Food’s purist. All these women need help in losing weight, and have different pathways to become a healthier version of themselves. 

Trim Healthy Mama encourages all types of women to strive for health. 

Most people in our culture need to reduce their intake a sugar and quick burning carbs that spike their blood sugar. Trim Healthy Mama has tips and recipes to help stabilize your blood sugar while keeping the food tasty and allowing for a plan you can stick to. Trim Healthy Mama also is great for revving up your metabolism at any age. Which all women want to know how to achieve this. 

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From a whole foods perspective, Trim Healthy Mama allows you to be as much of a purist (as Serene, one sister/author) would be or as relaxed (as Pearl, the other sister/author) would be in the kitchen. I can identify with Serene more, but have allowed myself to relax and not be a whole food Nazi when it just isn’t possible (and I don’t beat myself up about it anymore either).

I like that Trim Healthy Mama encourages people to cook recipes at home and think about what they are eating. New Trim Healthy Mams are reading ingredients and finding out there are ingredients in their favorite foods that are just not healthy.    

Trim Healthy Mama is great for the average woman seeking to make a doable baby step into a healthier lifestyle. This makes it easy to share with your friends who may not be as purist as a whole foodie may be… but it is healthier than they were eating – which is great progress! There are so many truths in this book. I don’t think it is right for a purist to throw the baby out with the bath water when this book may be the first step into a whole food lifestyle for someone.

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My whole food journey started with reading books. I read The Maker’s Diet: The 40-day health experience that will change your life forever first and then followed with 

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats read more

Trim Healthy Mama Review

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Trim Healthy Mama Review

Trim Healthy Mama is the latest “diet” book craze. It seems like every where I turned there was something about Trim Healthy Mama. I was curious at first, and skeptical.

I had to find out for myself what all the fuss was about! 

What was so new and different about this plan? 

I heard about Trim Healthy Mama first from my sister. She and her family were starting to implement the plan… and seeing results.

Then, I joined the free Facebook group to learn as much as I could before buying the book. I was simply AMAZED at the transformations I saw in the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook group. I could not get enough of the life changing stories from these women (and some men too!). Joining the Facebook group is a must for starting out. There are amazing moderators to help with answers to any questions and also getting advice and encouragement. I would highly recommend joining the group to help you with your Trim Healthy Lifestyle. 

After about a week of being in the Facebook Group, I knew I had to buy the book and see for myself what this was all about. I can say after reading the book and following the Trim Healthy Mama plan for about 2 months is…

I Love it! 

You can even eat chocolate everyday! I’m sold!! 

Some history: I had been eating more Paleo based recipes, Grain free, Gluten free… and I love this plan so much better than anything I have been doing for quite a while. 

I think what I like about it is how balanced it is. 

There are NO food groups that are eliminated like Paleo based diets which eliminate dairy, grains, and beans. 

You can enjoy carbs, fats, and protein 

The bottom line is keep fat and carbs separate and eat protein at each meal or snack.

You can enjoy both types of meals: Energizing and Satisfying just keep them apart. So you can eat a low fat/moderate carb (or E-nergizing) breakfast with bowl of oatmeal or a pumpkin muffin with nonfat greek yogurt OR you can have a heavy fat/low carb (S-atisfying) 3 egg omelet with cheese and sausage…. Just keep the two different kinds of meals (E and S meals) separated by 3 hours.

I think what I love most is that is works for anyone! It works for someone who wants to eat whole foods and it works for someone who needs more convenience foods in their life. Both women may approach Trim Healthy Mama from different angles initially, but there is a plan for both of them. 

 

Trim Healthy Mama In a day:

Breakfast: bowl of oatmeal with stevia sweetened Greek yogurt (E)

Snack 2.5-3 hour later: Rye wasa crackers with peanut butter (S) or a Muffin in a Mug with Stevia Sweetened Greek yogurt on top (my favorite!)

Lunch 3 hours later: Grilled salmon on a salad with light dressing and lots of low carb vegetables and a light soup (E) 

Snack 3 hours later: Apple and a few almonds (E) or a enjoy a great Trim Healthy Mama drink.

Dinner: Hamburger patty with cheese and avocado and grilled onions with homemade bun or eaten on a salad with high fat dressing (S) or a Salmon Cake on a Salad (S) or a Yummy Thai Curry (S) 

Dessert: Chocolate Brownie in a mug with peanut butter Greek yogurt (S) or some Skinny Chocolate! 

I seriously LOVE this eating plan!!!

I love the recipes and I love how I feel.

The Data:

I track what I eat on My Fitness Pal to know how many calories, carbs and sugar I’m eating regularly (not necessary, but I’m a data nerd!). Since I have implemented this Trim Healthy Mama plan, my carbs have been lower and my sugar intake has been lower. I’m so happy about both of those numbers!!

I also have effortlessly lost 5lbs! 

I was always ready to cheat on all the other “diets” I had tried… I couldn’t do without dairy… I also love beans and whole food carbs. Now, I really feel satisfied and love that I can eat when I’m hungry and snacking is encouraged. 

The authors, Pearl and Serene, have some really great tips in their book to help you stay trim and also getting the best nutrition you can to stay healthy. 

Hope you guys check out the book! It really could change your life!

I’ve been posting some of my recipes that are Trim Healthy Mama inspired. Check them out!

 

 

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Best Brownie in a Mug (S)

chocolate cheesecake balls Chocolate Cheesecake Balls (S)

Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins (E)

Stevia Sweetened Kettle Corn (E)

Waffle Iron Samon Cakes (S)

Turkey Thai Red Curry (S)

Butternut Squash Pumpkin Apple Soup (E)

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