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Monday, April 20, 2015

My Trim Healthy Man

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This is my Trim Healthy Man :)
I love him <3

He's a hard working man and eats a lot more than I do. He can also handle crossovers, and to be honest, I don't think he is really aware of what an S, E or Crossover is. He just eats what I make and he loves both the food and how he feels! He works in the trades so his food options are a bit more limited in that he doesn't have access to refrigeration or heating. Everything I make has to be able to go into his lunchbox and be easy to eat on the go. I notice a lot of ladies looking for quick meals or snacks as well as ideas for their THMen.

On my blog I try to have everything allergy friendly, especially egg free, since I feel that is a huge challenge on THM. However, this post I will be listing the foods my husband eats on the go at work. His only allergy is wheat...lucky duck. He also eats more S meals and snacks than anything else, we have learned that too many carbs and he gets achiness in his body. So while he has E's on a regular basis, he feels optimal on more S meals.

Here is a list of things I pack on a regular basis for my husbands lunches:
  • hard boiled eggs
  • BIM sandwiches (deli meat, tuna, chicken salad, egg salad)
  • oat flour pancakes made into PB&J sandwiches
  • cucumbers or bell peppers and hummus
  • frozen berries with greek yogurt and sweetener in a plastic container
  • mixed nuts
  • fresh fruit
  • applesauce cups
  • cheese sticks (string cheese)
  • MIM
  • Oven MIM recipe for multiple muffins
  • scones
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • chocolate cupcakes
  • Salad in a jar (taco salads, chef salads)
  • Lettuce wrap sandwiches
  • olives
  • dill pickles
  • chocolate nut slab pieces
  • 86% dark chocolate chunks
  • peanut butter  or almond butter on celery sticks
  • carrot sticks
  • zucchini sliced thin with peeler and rolled up with lean deli meat
  • Vitamin Water Zero
  • Zevia Pop
  • Oven Flax Crackers
  • Kombucha
As an example, this is what is packed right now for his meals tomorrow, he needs breakfast, snack and lunch while he's gone. He has 2 hard boiled eggs, yogurt with blueberries and sweetener, a bag of mixed nuts, a banana,  a lean chicken breast sandwich on MIM, applesauce cup and a muffin in a mug.

My hubby just recently purchased one of these EBags lunch totes. The insides zip out and can be replaced if needed as well as for making easy cleanup! He really likes the multiple pockets and handy features!

My husband has been on plan for almost a year now. I had been on plan before him, and while he would enjoy some of my foods, he wasn't really interested in committing to the plan for himself. He was having some medical issues, rising cholesterol numbers, thyroid issue, blood sugar numbers increasing and a few other little issues were starting to show up in his blood work. As I mentioned, he also struggled with chronic body pains and tendonitis. He was not very over weight (maybe 10 pounds), but he was showing signs that he needed to do something to regain his best health possible. He decided to give the plan a go, which was an easy transition since I was already on plan and it was working great for me.

I didn't even take the time to explain things to him. He just knew to eat what I made, stay away from sugar when he was away from home and he already cannot have bread so that was easy. He also knows to look for high protein options if he's out and looking for something to eat.

Within 3 months of being on plan his cholesterol returned to a normal range, he lost the 10 pounds, his blood sugar dropped to normal as well. We were thrilled! The doctor was thrilled! Not only was his blood work showing the great improvement, but he physically felt so much better! The achiness reduced greatly, with some help from the doctor and the change in diet, the tendonitis cleared up. He was able to feel great again without the help of ibuprofen! He was fully sold out on this plan and doesn't even want to stray from it. He enjoys the occasional treat off plan, but for the most part, he feels so good, his blood work is so excellent that he works hard to stay on plan at all times. AMAZING! We are praising God for his health today and for this wonderful plan.



  1. This is so helpful !! Thankyou for all these ideas. I was looking for a way to multiply the MIM :) - thanks for the link

    1. I'm so glad this is helpful for you! Yes the multiple muffin in a mug recipe is a great tool. Now that several of us are on Plan here I look for things that can be made in batches. :)

  2. This list is so helpful, Tina. It will make the evening before lunch packing efforts go so much better! Thank you-

    1. YAY!! That blesses me to know this is helpful for you!! :)

  3. Would you mind explaining what the doctor did as far as your husband's tendonitis? Mine has the same thing, but I find sometimes a doctor needs some direction. Thanks, Stephanie

    1. She put him on turmeric capsules and recommended a band that put pressure just by his elbow, it worked wonderfully. Truthfully what helped equally if not better was improving his diet and removing the blood sugar spiking carbs. :)

  4. Wow, this may be an older post, but was SO helpful to me! My husband just got back from the dr. and we need to change his diet! I am a THM, but didn't know how to pack his lunch. Your list will be SO handy to refer to! Thanks so much! ~Marcy

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