Trim Healthy Mama Really Works!!!

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve owned a whole library of Diet books.  Books like Suzanne Somers’ “Eat Great and Lose Weight”, Dr. Michael R. Eades and Dr. Mary Dan Eades’ “Protein Power”,  Jon Gabriels’  “The Gabriel Method” to Dr.  Arthur Agatston’s “The South Beach Diet” and on and on and on. I had thoroughly poured over each and every one of these books.  I would implement the successful tips and tricks others had used, and succeeded, only to find they just didn’t work for me. :'(

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Heart break after heart break, failure after failure,  I was feeling helpless and hopeless.  I had reached my highest weight after fracturing my ankle in February of 2013, placing me in the morbidly obese category.  I had to heal my fractured ankle and being sedentary, while eating a whole bunch of comfort foods, lovingly provided by church friends and family.  As yummy and as thankful for the help it caused me to gain 30 pounds and fast!!!  I was feeling trapped and ugly, heartbroken that I couldn’t give my husband more beauty.  Thankfully his love was blind.  He saw in me what I couldn’t, and was so perfectly content and in love.  I’m so blessed.

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In my hopelessness I considered surgical methods to help me with my weight-loss, but found them terrifying and couldn’t make those options work in my mind…..even having seen others have great success with them, it just didn’t fit for me.  So I mustered up all my will power and turned to the many books I’d had piled up. Those exact same books that hadn’t worked for me in the past.  However, I was determined to do it differently and make them work this time, even if I had to starve myself.  I would white knuckle it because enough was enough.  I had hit the bottom and I wasn’t going to live there anymore.  Sadly nothing worked again…and I was dealing with great sadness and desperation.

Then one day out of nowhere (cue the Angelic choirs), while I was on my computer “being social” I noticed a post on a friends wall.  She had shared about her recent weight loss.  I had an immediate response of intentional interest like the bell to Pavlov’s dog  I immediately began to “salivate in anticipation”.  I just had to see what diet she was following and was it something I could make work for me? She posted this delicious looking dessert that I thought had to be unhealthy (because of how amazing it looked) yet she claimed she was eating lots of stuff just like that dessert and still losing weight!!  I took notice and was instantly intrigued.  I watched for her posts for a couple days to see if she’d divulge what diet she was doing so I didn’t have to ask outright….you know that pride thing that often holds us back?  But Nothing! Just more delectable food pics! TORTURE!!!   So I swallowed my pride and asked her what she was doing.  She lead me to Trim Healthy Mama.  THANK YOU NATASHA! <3

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Being frugal I got the e-book version initially, as I wanted to spend as little money possible just in case this one would meet the same fate of my other dust collectors.   I started to read, and was so excited to learn the authors where Christian women(still one of my favorite aspects of this plan), fighting their way through all the same diet jargon I had, though in greater volume and for more years.  These ladies were inspired by the Word of God (so cool!) and they wanted to make sense of walking in a life that glorified God, without the chains of dealing with unhealthy weight and its issues.  So before even getting half way through the book I was totally sold out, and ready to rock this plan.  I just had a peace in my heart that this plan would be the last one I’d ever do.  I even started to feel the lightness of hope….I could be healthier with Trim Healthy Mama, I just knew it in my heart of hearts.  Praise God that hope wasn’t in vain!

This way of eating revolutionized how I look at food.  I immediately understood where I was going wrong in the past with my other diets.  I knew it was going to be different from here on out, and boy has it ever been different!  The Authors of the book Pearl and Serene, (who just happen to be sisters) have done an extensive amount of research and present solid information that literally melts the fat off your body.  All by separating the two main fuel types…. fats and carbs….how ingenious and inspired!

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Though Pearl and Serene will say that this way of eating isn’t a sprint, that it’s more of a marathon, many people do experience quick and steady weight loss.  However, some don’t have that experience…and let me encourage you here.  The damage we’ve done to our bodies eating harmful foods and in ways that have destroyed our metabolism isn’t always repaired quickly.  Some ladies take months…..literally months before losing a pound.  Their bodies require that time to heal.  Those ladies that see it through, and get past the discouragement of going months without loss see other non-scale victories in their lives….better sleep, joint pain reduction or total relief, clear skin, normal cycles, lowered blood pressure, and so on.  Until one day their bodies say….”ok I’m good now, thank you….I’m ready to let go.”  Then the weight finally starts to comes off.  WOW!  How incredible that God’s given us a way to heal our damaged bodies by eating.

So don’t think you’re going to drop a massive amount of weight in 3 months and be done with it.   This is a lifetime, sustainable way of eating for your complete health.  However, you WILL see progress the whole way though, even if it’s with non scale things initially, and that is what keeps you motivated.   I’m now 1 and a half years in and have lost a total of 67 pounds to date (all without consistent exercise).  I have a bit more to lose but it’s going so well and I know that I’m going to be on this plan for life.  It’s so easy and so delicious.  I feel like I’m cheating every single day as I get to eat whole, natural foods that make my taste buds happy like butter, cream, BACON and steak…while also enjoying lots of awesome veg, and wholesome grains.  It’s such a life changer.  So be encouraged, be lifted up!  You can do this. <3

See my one year “Trimaversay” Post Click on Photo Below Here

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If you’re interested in this book and this way of eating please search out the many groups on Facebook.

As well join my THM Challenge Group for added support along the way.

You can also order the book from many different retailers online and at your local bookstores.  Here’s a link to their website to order direct from them  This will change your life, as it has mine 🙂

Aug 21, 2014 Start day
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Sept 30, 2014 20 pounds gone
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Nov 6, 2014 40 pounds gone
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Feb 7, 2015 – 60 pounds gone forever!!!

THM 7 mos

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With Love, <3

Chrissy Benoit

11 thoughts on “Trim Healthy Mama Really Works!!!

  1. What an amazing story! I have been struggling with THM, because I get very discouraged if the weight just doesn't drop like that! I am one of those that want to see the scale drop 20 in a month...a little hard on myself. I LOVED the paragraph explaining that it might take our bodies time to heal, but we will see success through it all. Thanks for giving me the inspiration to continue on this journey. What is it going to hurt, the food is DELICIOUS! I look forward to the two week challenge :-). Thanks again! God bless you!
    1. Thank so Margie, and I understand what you are saying.... It can be hard to wait.... But it's totally worth it if you can.... The healing this plan does for your body is incredible in so many more ways than just the scale. Excited to do the challenge with you!
  2. I have been on my THM journey for almost 4 weeks. I know we aren't to compare ourselves to others, but I had seen so many starting around the same time I had losing much more and I wondered, am I doing this right? I too have tried so many diets and failed. I need to lose about 110 pounds. My NSV's are wonderful though- I feel so much better. No nausea or headaches, less joint pain and fatigue. Thank you for your testimony. It is so encouraging. I know my body probably just needs more time to heal from the burden its been through. I am looking forward to continuing my journey for life!
    1. You're on the right track Kellie, so please keep going. Stop comparing your journey to others and hold on to your successes that you've gained. Healing can be a process so please be patient and see this through it does work. Make sure you're your not leaning on cheese Laden meals too much, increase your veggie intake, especially your leafy greens and drink lots of on plan fluids. <3
  3. Enjoyed reading your journey with THM. I have a friend who started with the program and of course I wanted to know what she was doing....... THM. I bought the book and have made 3 good attempts , to no avail. (actually gained weight) I wish I had a mentor that I could speak to. Do you count carbs?I am 63 yrs old and would be happy if I could loose 30 lbs. Any suggestions?
    1. I personally don't count carbs, however I do know some ladies are conscience of the carbs still even though techniqually you don't have to be with THM. It's really a personal thing though, if you've been incredibly carb sensitive you might continue to be until your body heals with this way of eating. Are you a member of the of any of the THM groups?? Beginners, Over 50, main THM?
  4. My sister sent me this blog. I guess she see the similarities between us. She is a month in on the THM eating and was just here visiting us trying to get us set. I am a week in. I had a car accident about 10 years ago and it literally has been one health thing after another. I would get better from one thing and get something else. The latest thing was slipping down the stairs during winter, which has laid me up for a few months in terrible pain. All told I have gained about 75 pounds total and 30 of it in the last few months. I feel horrible. And hopeless. I have a ton of ailments now. Besides putting all this weight on my core has hindered my back injury from the car accident from healing. I pray that your success becomes my success. Please just pray for strength here in this life changer. Thanks.
  5. Chrissy! Thank you for your story. I've been doing THM since 2013 and have lost 70#. I love it. It works. I'm not done yet! A friend told me about your "One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Cake." I'm making it for tonight's dinner. Company's coming. It's always an encouragement to hear other's testimonies. God Bless, Sandy
  6. Chrissy... I am just 4 days into THM. I did the same ... took the book out of the library first. Bought one a couple of days later along with the cookbook! My story began two weeks ago. I teach preschool. I was in the ladies room and took a look at myself from a different angle than usual and saw what the scale had been saying all along ... I had gained weight and it DID SHOW! I just wasn't looking. All I could say is "Lord, you know! I have tried everything that I can think of and nothing works longterm. Tell me what to do!" Now, I kid you not. I walked down the hall and saw a lady I hadn't seen for about 2 weeks. She was noticably thinner. I said "Sara, you skinny girl...what did you do?" She smiled and said "Trim Healthy Mama!" She had lost 20 pounds in a month. Her husband lost 28. Well, I know that was the Lord and the rest is history. I am in the baby-steps learning phase but already I have lost 3.5 pounds and feel really good. This is my forever way of eating from now on! Plan on seeing me here a lot! Can hardly wait to try your chocolate cake recipe! Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row

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