Tina Roberts:

Blessed – that is what came to mind when I found out I would be one of the featured coaches in this edition of the EZine. So thankful to get to share my passion with others! I am so pleased to share with you! I have been a Trim Healthy Mama for over 5 years now and feel I have finally found the answer I have searched for my whole life to food freedom!

I am truly a THM for life. My journey has been one of ups and downs. It has not been the perfect testimony of instant weight loss and then years of maintenance. I wish I could say that, but it just is not my story.

When I came to THM I was coming from a lifetime of dieting and exercise. Battling my weight and feeling that I would be heavy, unhappy and fighting food for the rest of my life. It felt incredibly defeating. I had spent a year on a points type program, lost my weight and then my local meeting closed. Within 3 months guess what? I gained it all back. I was truly so frustrated and hopeless.

My girlfriends in my home school circle were all talking about this new diet – Trim Healthy Mama. Honestly, I was not at all interested. I had done it all..nothing works for long term. I had recently been given a gift card, decided I had pretty much nothing to lose, so I would buy the book, read it then I could resell it and get my money back when it did not work! LOL! SO, SO skeptical!! I bought the book….devoured that original book (my absolute favorite FYI), and jumped in with both feet. I lost the weight I had regained within 3 months and was wholly sold out that THM was for me! I felt then as I did now, I finally found the key to no longer fighting my weight and food everyday of my life!

Now that sure sounds like instant success right? It was. However, life sometimes throws hard balls at us and we have to deal with them. For the first year I really did maintain no problem, then came the hard ball. Illness struck my family. My mom nearly died and my husband became critically ill. I went into emergency mode…I did my best to stay on plan, in truth though, I did not even grocery shop for over 3 months. We just worked to survive.

However, through this I realized something incredible, I now had tools, very effective tools to help my mom with her diabetic crises and my husband as he underwent some intense treatments. They both came through and are doing well today! Their doctors were both so impressed how well they each handled their illness, and how incredible their nutritional support was during these seasons of illness!!

Today, I am currently working my way back down. Slowly but surely, I am getting there. The difference this time, I know what to do, I do not feel hopeless anymore. I have hope and know I will reach my goal again. I will be healthy and happy eating chocolate and losing weight.

While on THM, I have done so much more than lose weight, I have healed my system of adrenal fatigue, of some food sensitivities, and become a THM food blogger, THM Store owner as well as my newest adventure as a THM Coach!

It has been a great joy of my heart to share and encourage others on their THM journey! From allergy ladies to beginners on plan, I love helping them as a THM Admin, encouraging ladies online to in my personal time hosting local meetings and helping ladies get motivated and seeing results.

I have made the greatest friends on my THM journey, truly this is not just another fad diet, this is a whole lifestyle!

I would love to help you on your journey too!!

Some Helpful Tips I Would Offer:

* Start small – breakfast is a great way to start the day, and to start to learn the Plan!
* Small steps, over time lead to remarkable progress!
* Accountability is so important to feeling supported on plan!
* Food prep and meal planning are KEYS to my success!
* Eat chocolate EVERY DAY!!! 🙂

Check out more delicious recipes using our extracts here: Tropical Cottage Whip,
Maple Pecan Cold Brew, Pineapple Burst Smoothie, Wipe Your Mouth BBQ (with FP-version), Salted Caramel Creamy Oolong, and Meadow’s No-Bake Cookies.
(John please link to the recipes.) Further down in this article you’ll find two more recipes using the extracts, Kiss of Fall Cinnamon MIM and Chocolate Cherry Lava MIM.

Tina’s Taco Tuesday Shredded Beef (S)

Serving this with the S-mode coleslaw from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook is fabulous and such a fabulous combination of tangy, sweet and spicy! Great for busy days as this recipe is for the Instant Pot or crock pot! I always use the leftovers for quick lunches through the week.

Ingredients:

– 2 Tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil (1 Tablespoon for meat and one for onions)
– 2 to 3 pounds beef roast
– 3 teaspoons chili powder
– 1 teaspoons cumin
– 1 cup beef broth
– 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
– 1 small white onion, diced
– 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
– Mineral salt to taste

Instructions:

1. Combine the dry ingredients and use them as a rub on the roast, covering all sides.
2. If using an Instant Pot, set the pot to sauté, allow it to come up to heat, add coconut oil spread it to cover the base then add in the roast. Allow to brown on all sides.
For crock pot, heat a pan over med/med-hi heat and add 1 Tablespoon coconut oil. Add the roast when pan is hot and turn to brown on all sides.
Remove roast from the Instant Pot or pan and set aside for a few minutes.
3. Now, add the other tablespoon of coconut oil, allow to melt then add in the diced onions. Sauté for a few minutes until they start to soften. Add garlic and sauté only a minute more. You do not want it to burn!
4. Now add the beef broth, de-glazing the bottom of the pan, scraping up the delicious little bits and mixing them in. These add a lot of flavor!
5. Finally add the tomato paste, stir well and allow to cook for a few minutes.
6. For the Instant Pot users, add your roast, put the lid on and set to sealing. I use manual set, high pressure, 70 minutes and with natural pressure release. Once cooked, shred beef with a fork.
For crock pot users, place your roast in the crock pot, add the flavorful sauce you have made, turn on to low for 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.  Shred when finished!

 

With Joy,
~ Tina with Oil of Joy & Beauty for Ashes Coaching
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