How to Start Trim Healthy Mama

Take 50 minutes and spend some time watching the creators speak about Trim Healthy Mama, how to get started, and if you want to purchase the book you can click on my Trim Healthy Mama Affiliate Link. They are a true inspiration and have helped many over come the challenge of losing weight and having a better healthier life. Keep checking back and I’ll post some follow documents that really helped me understand and truly get the plan.

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My Favorite Trim Healthy Mama Products

Trim Healthy Mama has been more than a diet. I hate diets by the way never been on one and never will. So, when I made up my mind that I needed to lose a little weight like 20lbs (a toddler) I decided I wasn’t going to do a diet, but a lifestyle change. Well, it has been almost 2 years since I started my THM journey I have lost well over 20lbs and feel great. I do not feel deprived nor starved. I am now a Trim Healthy Mama of 4 wonderful kids with more energy, better self-image, and loving the way I eat. I get to eat things like butter, cookies, chocolate, and wonderful protein filled almond milkshakes. Can you tell I love desserts? I actually eat less desserts now that I now longer have sugar cravings.

I bet you’re wondering now what is this Trim Healthy Mama way of life. Well, to briefly describe it Trim Healthy Mama is keeping your fuels and your fats separate, removing all sugar, white starches (rice, potatoes, pasta) out of your diet. We THMer’s mainly use Stevia, Swerve, Xylitol, or Erythirtol as sweetners and brown rice or quinoa as our carb source. I’m not going to give away all the details you need to join the Trim Healthy Mama facebook page and get the book.

On to my original intention the wonderful Trim Healthy Mama products. I absolutely love everything they have in their product line. They actually care how their products are processed and what’s in them. My favorites so far are the Whey Protein Powder, Stevia Concentrate (last forever), Sweetblend, and Erythirtol. These are all essentials when starting the THM plan. I personally would start with the Whey Protein Powder, Stevia Concentrate, and the Sweetblend. If your interested in purchasing any of the above products please follow this link. I hope you enjoyed by little blurb about THM if your interested in learning more or need help feel free to comment.

Note: I was not paid to endorse these products, but this post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small portion of your sale as compensation.

Oh and here is a picture taken about a year ago — Thanks to THM 20+lbs gone forever.

20+lbs gone forever. Thanks THM!

20+lbs gone forever. Thanks THM!

10 Ways to Use Lemon Juice

I found this wonderful article on http://worldtruth.tv/how-to-use-lemon-juice-to-replace-toxic-chemicals-in-your-home/and thought I would share. Who knew you could use lemon is so many ways. Of course if you can afford to keep buying these little balls of sunshine to clean, sanitize, deodorizer, or dye your hair with go ahead.
 
Shaklee (http://referral.myshaklee.com?referrer=F5819E93E2E7) offer a cleaner basic-G that is concentrated enough to equal 32 gallons of Germicide that keeps working 3 days after you have cleaned (Not even bleach can claim that; it stops working after an hour) and its only a little over $17 a bottle. Now this product has a shelf life of 3 years and I think it may take me that long to use.  That is a big cost saving with Basic-G vs Lemons at $4 a bag. Just to warn you this product is super concentrated so be careful. It will definitely help a germaphobe have some peace of mind. LOL.  Of course I love lemons….I definitely wipe my table when I go out to eat with the lemon from my water and I even like it in water.
 
Make sure you click on the Shaklee referral link above if your interested in their product. Oh and by the way they are offering a free lifetime membership (save you 15% on purchases) value of $19.95 for free with purchase for the month of April.

Below is the article on Lemons in full.

You don’t have to waste money on toxic chemicals to clean your home, treat a cold, or pamper your skin. Lemon juice is a simple, natural alternative that can replace countless bottles of over-priced chemicals.

10 creative ways to use lemon juice

1.Grease removalA mixture of plain water and lemon juice is tough enough to bust through any grease on your kitchen appliances and counter tops.

2.Disinfect and deodorize your kitchen– Is your refrigerator or cutting boardreallyclean? Surfaces where we prepare and store food need to be clean, but this is also exactly where we don’t want to use toxic chemical cleaners. Lemon juice is excellent for disinfecting these surfaces, and will also remove unpleasant stains and odors.

3.Sooth a cough– Mix some raw honey with an equal amount of lemon juice to ease your coughing. This also works well for a sore throat.

4.Enhance digestion– Fresh lemon juice in water can aid digestion during meals. It’s also a great way to hydrate in the morning when you first wake up.

5.Tone your skin– Use a cotton ball to apply a light layer of diluted lemon juice to your skin. Let it sit for ten minutes and then rinse away with cool water. The lemon juice will naturally exfoliate your skin, and can also lighten dark spots and scars.

6.Clean glass– Lemon juice is just what you need to bring the sparkle back to that dull vase, coffee pot or decanter. You can also use one part lemon juice in ten parts water to shine your windows.

7.Clean and soften your hands– Lemon juice is excellent for removing stains and odors left on your hands. Lightly scrub the lemon juice into your hands with a sponge, then rinse and moisturize as usual. Your hands will feel clean, soft and fresh.

8.Remove tarnish– A simple paste of table salt and lemon juice can make tarnished copper, chrome and brass gleam again. Apply the mixture, allow it to sit for ten minutes, then rinse with warm water and buff gently to shine.

9.Get sun-kissed hair highlights –Chemicals used to lighten hair can be highly toxic. Get natural highlights by spritzing your hair with lemon juice before you go out in the sun. As an added bonus, rinsing your hair with lemon juice removes build-up and gives your locks incredible shine.

10.Clean your toilet– Toilet cleaning products are harsh and unnecessary. A mixture of borax powder and lemon juice will leave your toilet looking (and smelling) as good as new!

Sources for this article include:

http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/136/1/24-handy-lemon-tips.html

Shaklee free Membership with purchase for the Month April gives you 15% discount

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If anyone is interested in nontoxic natural cleaners, vitamins, weight loss, and much more this is a great company to order from and there products are awesome. 100% guaranteed. Click on this link to go direct to their site   http://referral.myshaklee.com/?referrer=F5819E93E2E7 – For the month of April they are offering free membership with purchase which gets you a 15% discount on all products for a lifetime. If anything just check it out. They have the best natural non toxic cleaners and people swear by their Cinch Weight Loss Program.

Toxic Home, Ect.

I have been on a kick lately to get rid of all the toxic substances in my home. These include cleaning supplies, skin care, makeup, baby care items, ect. I recently came upon a website that grades products on a scale of their toxicity. The really cool thing is that it also breaks the product down by ingredients of toxicity and why that ingredient is harmful or not. Here’s the website if your interested http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/.

In my research I have also found a wonderful company that has been around for 50 plus years that provides safe nontoxic cleaners, baby care, vitamins, weight loss, and body care products.

From Shaklee website : As the number one natural nutrition company in the   U.S., we’ve been making people   healthier for over 50 years.  And we’ve made it part of our job to make the planet healthier along the way.

We were doing it back when green was just a color and biodegradable was barely a word.  In fact, as early as 1960, we made one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever.  And we were the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset our CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.

I think this is pretty commendable for a big company to be concerned about how they operate their business. They seem to truly care for our earth and the consumer. They also do numerous third-party test on their products to make sure it meets there standards. That is more than we can say about the FDA right. If your interested Shaklee is offering a free membership with a purchase of any product for the month of April …. Here’s the link http://referral.myshaklee.com?referrer=F5819E93E2E7. This gives you 15% off any product you order.

I really love their Basic H2 which is an all-purpose cleaner, I have never had my countertops (granite) nor my windows as shiny and clean using anything else. I also use the laundry detergent and love it. I was making my own but this is just as economical and I hate to say it does a better job. Plus it treats stains as well.

I don’t know about you but I like for my kids to help me clean without the worry of them breathing or touching something that could be potentially harmful. It gives me peace of mind that I can hand them the Basic H2 and not have to worry if one sprays the other in the face because it’s not going to blind them and I won’t have to call poison control. Now that’s peace of mind plus I get to teach my children how to take care of a house with no worries.

I also have come upon some great makeup companies that are less toxic…When I try their products I will let you know.

If you have any questions about any of the above feel free to comment or message me.