Day Five – 30 Days Of Tips For Starting The Trim Healthy Mama Plan (THM)

Day Five – Tip Five –
Highlight And Write Out The Pages Of On Plan Food
(THM For Beginners)

Today we are continuing with the book and still keeping things really simple. Before we start looking at cookbooks or recipes on pinterest, we are going to look at the basic food lists from the books, so we can build and understand simple meals.

So yesterday and today we are rereading chapters 6-11 in your Original Trim Healthy Mama book or chapters 3-7 in the Plan book. These are the chapters on meal composition and it is vital that you learn these for yourself for success.

The easiest way to get started on Trim Healthy Mama plan is to work from the food lists in the book and use these as building blocks to meals. We’re trying to keep it as simple as possible to get started and this will allow you to do that.

When you have read these chapters, turn to the pages that are concerned with food lists. Again we are keeping it just to ‘s’ and ‘e’ meals for now. This is because a lot of people come to THM tired and fed up of ‘dieting’. They are used to eating low carb or low fat and when they see the food types on THM they are immediately drawn towards the ‘fp’ meal idea. It fits with what they know of eating ‘low’ everything and so they try to fit in as many ‘fp’ meals as possible. However, Trim Healthy Mama is about healing the body and metabolism and the body needs both fat and carbs to function well. People that stick to mainly ‘fp’ or limit what they eat don’t lose weight and then declare that THM doesn’t work or is the same as every other diet out there. By sticking to just ‘s’ and ‘e’ to start with, you will start to heal the body and allow the weight to fall off, without getting your head stuck in ‘dieting’ mode.


So todays homework is to turn to the food lists in your book.

The ‘s’ food list is page 74 in the original book or page 33 in the new plan book.
The ‘e’ meals list is on page 86 in the original book and page 49 in the new plan book.

Write out or photocopy these pages for your own use. Pin them up near the cards from yesterday so you can see the basic foods that fit into each category. Then working with yesterdays cards you have the basic building blocks to make meals. Stick to the listed foods and start to make basic meals that soothe and nourish your body. Trim Healthy Mama doesn’t need to be complicated, nor does it need to have special ingredients. It is far more important to learn and understand meal composition that to be adding collagen and matcha powder to your meals 🙂

Tomorrow we’re going to get ready to start, you’ll need a tape measure and a camera – bet you can’t guess what’s coming? 😀

See you then.


  1. Yvonne

    I have been a THMer for 1 year… I am thankful for this 30 days of Tip for Starting The Trim Healthy Mama Plan…. It is getting me back to the basics…. I needed to hear this Tip 4… I seem to have reverted to the FP mentality of ‘dieting’. Thank you so much yvonne



      Thank you. I am really glad it is helping. Sometimes when we are desperate to lose weight we get into a ‘diet’ mentality that can be hard to shake. It’s even harder when you see some of the things we can eat on THM like bacon and butter!! It’s a whole new mindset, but when you see it working it is easier to embrace.
      I hope this series continues to help you x


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