Trim Healthy Mama Quick Start Guide

…hare my *favorite* stores and products, so you don’t have to go hunting. It’s a win-win! The Trim Healthy Mama Quick Start Guide that I shared at the bottom of the Book Review was in need of an update, so I decided to create its own post here, to make it easier to find.  If you missed it the first time around, be sure to check out my best tips, tricks, and recipes for getting rolling on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. If you’ve not had a chan…

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Trim Healthy Mama Book Review

…itty questions that you might have. Finally, I’ll share my FAVORITE things about THM.  AND I made you an awesome quick start guide for Trim Healthy Mama, and a weight loss tracking chart!  Those are linked at the bottom of the book review.  And then you can enter to win the drawing for the free e-book!  READY?  Let’s go! served with a big salad on the side. Trim Healthy Mama Book Review So, let’s first take a look at this book.  To start,…

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Busy Mama Tips to Stay On Plan {Trim Healthy Tuesday}

…t I think your list is more powerful if it’s truly *your* favorites. So make it your goal this week to get started on your list.  These are just ideas…not full recipes.  Shoot for 5-8 ideas in each category to start.  I really love to eat ‘seasonal’ foods, and in the winter, I love soups & stews.  So start right in the season that you’re in, and start jotting. You can always add a ‘Summer Favorites’ c…

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Fajita Recipe

…nts, the warm serving platter, and your salt and garlic right at hand next to your skillet.  This comes together quickly! Add a quick pour of oil to your pan, and keep it over a high flame.  You want the pan *HOT*. When it’s smoking and shimmering nicely, carefully lay in onion slices to cover the bottom of the pan.  I like to use tongs for this.  As soon as you lay the onions down, start laying in the meat slices on top of them. You wan…

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New Year, New Me {Trim Healthy Tuesday}

…sharpie marker.  I was determined to learn this, and that meant making mistakes and learning from them, and just starting over a few hours later.  Then suddenly, about week 4, it all just ‘clicked’ for me, and I’ve never looked back. Highlights Since my previous diet had been heavily carb-fueled, I started dropping bloat and weight pretty quickly when I cut sugar.  I lost 15 pounds the first month (my before & after photos a…

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Weekly Menu Planning {Trim Healthy Tuesday}

I ♥ Pinterest & Facebook…come follow along there too! Full Disclosure: Some links in this post may be affiliate links, meaning that the retailer gives you the same great price, but Gwen’s Nest will also receive a small amount of compensation. I only ever share my *favorite* stores and products, so you don’t have to go hunting. It’s a win-win! Weekly menu planning is the best and the worst part of my week.  On one hand, I love having that fra…

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Herb & Natural Remedy Research Sites: My Favorites

…research for Whooping Cough, when I realized that my kids had it: How I Researched Whooping Cough Often, I will start my research with a symptom or disease state in mind.  I’ll start out “fishing” with some general search terms like: “whooping cough remedies”, “pertussis natural remedies”, or the like.  I’m really looking for good search terms, mainly.  Is there a common name and an “official…

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Breadstick Recipe

…lian Author: Gwen Prep time: 60 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 1 hour 20 mins Serves: 8-10 This is a really quick breadstick recipe that rivals those served at a famous “hut” of pizza. Soft and fluffy, with a deliciously seasoned cheesy topping. They come together, start to finish, in less than an hour an a half, and that includes about 45 minutes of rising time. Easy-peasy! Ingredients In your stand-mixer or bread machine, mix…

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Magnesium Supplements: a Great DIY Recipe

…esponse based on bowel tolerance. What that means is, when your body has enough, you’ll notice that you’ll start to have a “cleansing” reaction from your bowels. When this happens, Heather shares: “This is the way I judge how much magnesium I need: When things start to loosen up back off big time. Skip a day and then take just a little to see how you are doing with it.” So that’s what we’re going to do. Heather started out taking 4-6…

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Lemon Poppyseed Muffin in a Mug

…on’t have to go hunting. It’s a win-win!   This (low carb) lemon poppyseed muffin is one of my favorite ways to start my day.  Lemons and poppyseeds make me cheerful. This is a really quick recipe to toss together, and you can either bake it up in the oven (in regular muffin cups…it will make 3 muffins), or microwave it in a mug for less than a minute.  The end result is warm, steamy, tart muffins that keep that blood sugar nice and stable…

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