I have found the THM lifestyle getting easier as the weeks pass. And… I am LOVING it. Loving it I say. This is the hardest yet easiest not-diet I have ever done! Yes I said hardest- but not because it’s actually hard. Hardest because I am having to “un-learn” everything that has been pounded into my brain for the last three+ decades. Yet it’s the easiest, because there is no more counting! I am not stuck on the merry-go-round of adding and subtracting and worrying about every little carb that goes into my body. (I was previously Keto) I’m not counting calories or macros or ANYTHING. I am simply enjoying food which is so much fun because I happen to love food! 😉 I still enjoy almost all the same things I did pre-THM, including cookies, cakes, and most of all CHOCOLATE. I am even expanding my palate by trying new foods and learning too cook things I’ve never tried before. Wonderful learning curves! <3
Hubby is enjoying the THM lifestyle too, especially since he learned this past week that his favorite, LASAGNA, can be THMified 🙂 We are slowly working the kiddo into it- natural peanut butter, sprouted bread, more fruits, brown rice, and the latest… scrambled egg whites. Being that he is a growing little weed, we are sure to incorporate healthy carbs and more XOs for him. He is a very picky eater with food sensory issues so any progress is great progress and we are slowly getting there!
One of the hardest things for all of us has been giving up soft drinks. We switched to diet when I went Keto, however even diet drinks are not on plan for THM and since they are all sweetened with aspartame we’ve been trying new cleaner drinks. The two we’ve found that we like best, so far, are Zevia Cream Soda and Zevia Black Cherry. Soooooo good! I have a Zevia Ginger Root Beer to try today, fingers crossed!
This week’s menu: our dinner menu is from the THM cookbook again this week. We are finding our favorites are becoming regular staples!
E breakfast: Egg white scramble with 2 pieces sprouted toast and 1 tbs grape Polander’s (my new favorite breakfast!)
S breakfast: 2 Hard-boiled eggs with 1 Sargento’s sharp cheddar cheese stick
S breakfast: 2 Scrambled eggs with grilled veggies and 2 pieces of crispy baked bacon
S-Helper breakfast: 2 Scrambled eggs, 1 piece of sprouted toast with LC Swiss spread, and grilled veggies
E lunch: Smoked turkey sandwich on sprouted Life bread with LC White Cheddar, spicy brown mustard, romaine lettuce and baby spinach
E lunch: Smoked turkey sandwich on sprouted Life bread with LC Swiss French Onion, spicy brown mustard, romaine lettuce and baby spinach
E lunch: Smoked turkey sandwich on sprouted Life bread with LC Mozzarella Sun-dried Tomato and Basil, spicy brown mustard, romaine lettuce and baby spinach
S dinner: Spaghetti Squash Casserole p. 138
S dinner: Salisbury Steak p. 174 with Jicama Mash and Green Beans
S dinner: Creamy Herb Chicken p. 165 over Dreamfields Rotini
S dinner: Faketater Tot Casserole, p. 147
S dinner: Perfect Pizza, p. 211 (sugar free sauce, mozzarella, veggies, beef, bacon crumbles, and pepperoni slices)
S dinner: Cheeseburger Pie, p. 149
FP snack: Salted Caramel 000
E snack: Banana Cream 000 with 1 baby banana
E snack: Rainier Cherries (yummmmmm!)