"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, December 10, 2012

Trim Healthy Mama~book review and amazing results!

I have never worried about my weight. I guess because I never had too. I have always been petite with curves in the thigh and booty area. Even after gaining weight from having my boys I was able to shed without extreme dieting, the weight naturally fell off over time. I eat pretty healthy over all and have most my life. I never deprive myself of the occasional treat here and there either.

Last year I had so much nausea (from my health issues) I lost weight and I felt uncomfortable. My clothes hung on my body. I didn't have my womanly curves anymore. I was just under 100 lbs, my normal weight is around 115-120 lbs. I am only 5'2 so 115-120 is my normal healthy weight. As my nausea started to go away I felt starved. I ate and ate and ate some more. I made many poor food choices. I started to crave sugar like I never have in the past. As a result I gained much more weight than I had lost. My jeans grew tighter and soon they wouldn't even button. So yet again I felt very uncomfortable and unhappy.

I am NOT into radical diets to loose weight! I know many women that are on a different diet every few months. Most often they are restrictive and unrealistic. I see these women loosing weight initially, but soon after they start "cheating" and gain the weight right back. Then they are on to the next one, and the cycle continues. I see their diets interfere with their lives and their metabolisms slow with every diet. In the end their health suffers.

This is not what I wanted for myself. Nor do I have the will power (or time) for such restrictive diets. 

About a month ago I was reading a christian womens magazine and I saw an add for a book called Trim Healthy Mama. This description grabbed my attention.

"No more fads!"

A common sense guide to satisfy your cravings and energize your life.

I felt a pull to purchase it.

I received the book about a week later. Once I opened it, I devoured it! Over 500 pages about nutrition, health, super foods, hormones, recipes, fitness and much more. I was so impressed with the wealth of information this book has to offer. This book sheds light on a Biblical way of eating. YES, God tells us in the Bible how to eat right and be healthy! Coinciding with a Scriptural perspective on diet and nutrition there are many scientific facts and studies to back everything up.
These ladies are amazing!

This is a eating plan! Not a crash diet! It is about eating for health and energy, and that in turn will bring you to your God given natural and healthy weight. I think no one should starve to be skinny!

I immediately applied the nutritional principles to my diet. I don't feel deprived, in fact I feel completely satisfied with all the amazing food I get to eat. No counting calories, no weighing, no expensive food, no cooking separate meals for myself. I even enjoy desserts and LOTS of them! I eat chocolate and slather a ton of butter on my food (yummmm) AND I still dropped the extra weight!

I feel more energy and my jeans fit again!!!!

I have my healthy curves back.

I cringed when I saw this photo.
My jeans (although hidden under my top) wouldn't button.


I think everyone can benefit from reading this book. You don't even need to be a mama.
Even men can learn a wealth of information and achieve a healthy weight, although they might want to skip the hormone chapter. ; )

I highly, highly recommend this book!

The book is available here for purchase: Trim Healthy Mama

Maybe I can talk the lovely ladies into giving one away here!? Hint, hint!

I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.


Melissa said...

I am so glad you found this book too! Carley said you were doing the plan too (I had shared the book with her) It has changed my life, it has helped with some of my health issues too. The biggest change is exercising for me, I never was very consistent with exercise I got bored of the aerobic exercise DVD's but hello kettle bells! I can't tell you how fun they are! I have a few DVD's that I rotate. I do it usually six days a week. It has helped me with my constant sick feeling in my stomach I am not sure if it relieves stress or it has strengthened my core. Either way I love it! I am more pro-active with my health, I had my hormones tested and am eating a healthier diet with more protein. I can't wait to see you and we can all chat about how amazing the food is! I mean icecream, brownies, chocolate on a diet, oh yes! It is a lifestyle. Miss you!!!!

Melissa said...

By the way you look great!

Kelly Hugger said...

You look slim and healthy and wonderful! :) Mind if I link you on my blog tomorrow?

Tehila said...

So glad I came across your review and will definitely be investing in this book! Sounds great - and DOABLE! :-)

Thank you so much for posting! :-)

God bless you as you abide in Him!

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