After 30 plus years as a vegetarian, I knew that my eating style was no longer working for me. When I heard about Trim Healthy Mama from an online friend in 2013, I took a bold lifestyle leap. I purchased the book, joined the online community, and began following THM principles. I clearly remember my first meal with meat – it was “Sweet-n-Spicy Asian Stir Fry”. Easy and so tasty!
My goal was to lose 30 pounds, which I did over about seven months, and have easily kept off ever since. Although the rest of my family didn’t need to lose weight, they seem to really enjoy almost all the THM meals I have made. Favorites include Pizza Casserole, Waldorf Cottage Cheese Salad, and Eggplant Lasagna. I have purchased each of the additional books as they became available, thus adding to my knowledge of the THM plan and my recipe repertoire.
My family and I travel back and forth regularly between Canada and Mexico, with occasional trips to the US. As such, I have become proficient at sourcing ingredients.
Over the 5 years, I have assisted friends in getting started with THM as well, both in Canada and Mexico. A few times, I have seen my weight begin to creep back up, and I have examined why. Usually, it is because I am neglecting to eat enough vegetables – odd for a former vegetarian! A Fuel Cycle or eating several of my meals over lettuce quickly gets me back on-track.
After 30 plus years as a vegetarian, I predict I will be following THM for at least the next 30 plus years!
What I Offer as a THM Coach:
Links to Coaching Platforms:
Website – www.fearlesscoachmarla.com/
Facebook – www.facebook.com/fearlesscoachmarla/
Free Discovery Session –
– Your Instant Pot or slow cooker can keep things warm for you until you are ready to eat! Think chicken breast plus cream cheese plus salsa, or a cheap cut of beef plus plan-friendly BBQ sauce. When ready to eat, serve over lettuce or plan-friendly tortillas. This is a great solution for days when not everyone will be eating at the same time, too!
Below is my go-to, quick, and easy recipe for busy times: