I’m finally free-
free from the bondage of food
now I eat to LIVE
Today marks 2 years since I found food freedom! Two years ago today, I embarked on a new way of eating- a plan called “Trim Healthy Mama”, developed by two fabulous sisters named Pearl and Serene.
Before I tried THM, I was a slave to numbers- counting and imputing the calories of everything I ate in my phone apps. Counting how many calories I would burn on the treadmill or the elliptical. Food was a reward and a punishment for me. And the guilt I experienced when I skipped a day of working out, or when I would eat something indulgent was ridiculous.
And even though I did all the things I thought would help me reach a healthy weight- the weight loss never came. Just a feeling of discouragement. I couldn’t lose a pound- no matter how little I restricted my calories and how much I would work out. I was exhausted all the time and miserable.
But two years ago, I traded in all those habits for something NEW! I got rid of those calorie counting apps, and ditched the scale. I stopped counting calories and I stopped working out completely for a while. I cut out sugar and bread. I ate well balanced meals with lots of protein, veggies, and occasional healthy grains.
I traded in my sugary creamers for stevia and half and half in my coffee- and I actually love it that way now!
I lost about 35 pounds in 8 months, but I gained so much more! For the last two years, I have learned how to eat to live instead of living to eat. I feel better than I have in years, and I have stayed at a healthy weight for the last year and a half without much effort.
I am praising the LORD tonight for the freedom I have found from food!
I know not everything works for everyone- but if you have struggled with weight loss or self control when it comes to food, I would highly recommend you look up THM. The rules are simple- eat protein at every meal, only eat every 3 hours, and have healthy fats OR healthy carbs with your protein at every meal. Never mix fats and carbs together if you are trying to reach a healthy weight. That’s the basic idea of the eating plan. No special ingredients are needed. It’s that simple!
If I can do it- anyone can do it! In fact, my whole family has decided to do it with me beginning tomorrow. I can’t wait to see the changes in my family as they begin their journey with me in 2019!
And fyi- the newest book- Trim Healthy Table is available as an ebook at Barnes and Noble for $1.99! That’s a steal of a deal!! Here’s a link-
I hope all of you have a very blessed New Year!!!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17