Well friends, it’s been a while since I have updated this blog! Although I am sorry that I have not been keeping it up to date, I am not sorry to say that I have been productively spending my time elsewhere. However, I would like to be more consistent about adding content here so that you all can benefit from what I am learning about health and holistic living!
If you know me very well, you are probably aware that I am a science geek in general, but I am particularly fascinated by nutritional science. Recently, I have been learning quite a bit about macro-nutrients (that would be carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) and how specific combinations of them can affect health and weight gain/maintenance/loss. Because of my son’s food allergies, it has been a struggle to help him gain weight since he has become a very active toddler. He is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, and all forms of dairy, so that rules out a lot of food that is high in fat. Since January 1, 2015 we have had him on the GAPS protocol to help heal his allergies and eczema. We are so thankful to have seen incredible progress during this time, including better quality of sleep, tolerance of certain probiotics, and complete healing of his eczema! Thank You, Lord!!!! Yet, something was still missing.
A family member recently introduced me to a program called “Trim Healthy Mama” (THM). Although most people participating in this program/lifestyle are doing so primarily to lose weight, the principles can also be applied to help a person gain or maintain their weight, all the while eating healthfully and fueling their body with vital nutrients and “superfoods.” This health plan also discourages the use of processed/refined sugars that spike blood sugar levels, and encourages the use of natural sugars in small quantities, and addresses how to stabilize blood sugar levels in order to increase energy and eliminate sugar crashes. BINGO! That is exactly what this mama needs after having become a sugar addict due to two years of sleep deprivation, leading her to make poor nutritional choices.
Although I am not “on plan” 100% because I am definitely not trying to lose weight, I started applying these principles about two weeks ago & have observed some amazing changes in my energy levels and overall health, primarily that I am beating what I thought was a hopeless sugar addiction! We have also noticed that Josiah is sleeping better at night since incorporating this method!
So, all that to say, you will likely start seeing me post an array of healthy recipes that follow the THM guidelines, because I love to make food… especially food that is both healthy & TASTY!
I also have some big plans for this blog and my goals of holistic living consulting, so stay tuned for more exciting things to come!