My THM Fuel Cycle Day 4

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Yes! More complex carbohydrates! Day 4 of a THM Fuel Cycle is another E Fuel day, and I’m excited for more lean proteins and yummy carbs.

I think focusing on my water intake and having Lemon Pucker Gummies from the THM Cookbook available to add onto a meal if I’m still hungry have been really helpful.

I’m still waking up hungry in the mornings, so I’m trying to make sure that I go with really filling meals. One of my favorite ways to make sure that an E meal will keep me full longer is to add a drink at the end.

The best one for me has been 1 cup almond milk, 3-5 strawberries, and 1/3-1/2 scoop of strawberry protein powder all blended together.

I did a quick, mid-week assessment of my results, and I’ve lost one inch off my waist and one pound already! Woot woot! Good motivation to keep going!!

I’ve also cut out most dairy, so I wonder if dairy has been slowing down my weight loss. That lost inch and pound may have been related to fluid retention and inflammation.

At any rate, it’s fueling the fire to keep going with this fuel cycle!

Breakfast- 8am

E French Toast- made with 2 slices sprouted bread, egg whites, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk; topped with peach slices

Trimmy Light from the THM Cookbook

Snack- 10am

I always get hungry about 2 hours after eating French toast (even crossover French toast), so definitely planning to have a snack this morning

2 cups of bone broth (fat free and packed with 7-10 grams of protein per cup; here’s the recipe that I love and use)

3-4 Wasa crackers (1-2 brown rice cakes or an apple if gluten free)

1 cucumber from my garden

Lunch- 1pm

Large E Salad- topped with chicken breast, cucumbers, purple peppers, vinegar, oregano, basil, 1 tsp olive oil

2-4 Wasa crackers (1/2 cup beans if gluten free)

A few Lemon Pucker Gummies and 3-4 frozen blueberries or raspberries

Snack- 3:30pm

Leftover Bean Boss Soup from the THM Cookbook, 1/4 cup of brown rice added to it

carrots

Dinner- 6:30pm

An E taco salad- I’ll be making the Ranch Hand Taco Salad from the Trim Healthy Table cookbook; I add black beans to the taco meat. Plenty of salsa verde to add a kick (every salsa verde I’ve bought from the store has a bit of spice to it, which I love) and moisture in place of dressing.

Dessert- 9pm

Easy Strawberry Smoothie- Mini Recipe in the intro of this post

1 slice sprouted toast topped with a light smear of butter or coconut oil, dash of cinnamon, dash of sweetener (sub toast for a lightly toasted Wonder Wrap from THM cookbook)

You might have noticed the bone broth making an appearance this week. Bone broth is SO good for you! The integrative medicine physician assistant in me needs to take a minute to brag on bone broth:

It’s packed with collagen and gelatin, which are great for repairing leaky gut, nurturing healthy skin, and supporting healthy joints. Personally, I have noticed stronger nails, thicker hair, and slight reduction in the appearance of varicose veins.

For my Trim Healthy Mamas, it’s full with protein, yet it can be low or fat free. That makes it the perfect Fuel Pull to add extra protein to your E or FP snacks.

Bone broth is also strangely addictive. After having it every day for a couple of days, you’ll start to crave your daily cup. It’s also fantastic to have at bedtime as it can promote restful sleep.

Tomorrow starts the 2 Fuel Pull Days of the THM Fuel Cycle, and I’m stocking up on bone broth!

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