A Review of the Trim Healthy Mama Plan

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If you haven't heard about the "Trim Healthy Mama" plan-you must be living under a rock...as had I-obviously been-since I had never heard of this until I had an opportunity to review their book.

Once the book was on it's way, I started cruising around Pinterest to see what the hype was about and to get some what of an idea of the plan in general.


I had no idea these ladies had such a following! It's insane! I mean, there are some SERIOUS die-hards out there!

I found some pretty amazing recipes, like for this Hawaiian Punch Good Girl Moonshine I want to try out with my lil' bears.

Some of the recipes I found were pretty weird, but a majority were items I would have no issue consuming.

Now, please understand that going into this review I wasn't sure if I'd like the book since I am pretty against the low-carb trend. Seriously, have you been around people who don't eat carbs? They're a little cray cray! BUT, I do know that these cranky people are usually cutting out carbs completely opposed to just "lowering" them. I still kind of went into this review a tad bit biased.

But I was pleasantly surprised. They didn't jump on the "fruit is bad for you" bandwagon, which made me take a big sigh of relief!

 Okay, so on to the good stuff:

First, I love that the sisters, Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison, have no problem with sharing their faith within the book. There are pages after pages of scripture, and I love that! They didn't have to do that-but they did and they get mad cred from this lady.

Second-I adore that they are bringing light to some pretty awesome foods such as turmeric, coconut oil, oolong tea, and ginger. Most people have no idea how wonderful these items are!

The fact that they also not only address "food" issues, but emotional issues in this book, makes a great deal of a difference for me. That shows that they truly understand that this kind of struggle isn't just about what you put in your mouth-it's also about what's going on in your head. The book is riddled with encouragement and cute little excerpts from the two of them.

All in all, I love the writing style and the layout of the book is great. For me, my biggest problem is the layout of the plan itself. I caught myself getting frustrated and overwhelmed at all the different names and schedules that you were to lean and abide by. 

S Helpers.
Fuel Pulls.
Energizing Meal.

It just got to be too much. My schedule is already hectic and this plan definitely needs someone who is a LOT more organized than I am. Maybe once you get the hang of it, it isn't so bad-but right now, it was a lot to wrap my head around.

With that being said, I still would LOVE to have the cookbook. I love most of the recipes they talk about and it's a shame that they didn't include them in this book. Although, I know that the original version was huge and people complained about that. I did find the original version at my favorite thrift shop for .50! I'm hoping to check out the recipes in there, but still want to collect their new one.

Pearl and Serene are doing a great work by transforming so many lives with their passion! I think what they're doing is just so awesome, even if it's just not for me.

If you're an organized individual-definitely check this out. If you meal plan in advance (I'm working on it!) this could be a life-changer.


Have you tried out THM?
Did you like it?

*I was sent this book in exchange for my honest review and that's what you got!*


  1. I agree, it's a bit much. I've been doing it for 6+ months and I still stick to the basics. E=Carbs but less than 5fat. S=fat but less than 10 (good) carbs FP (fuel pull) = less than 5 of fat and 10 carbs. Then change those up every 3 hours. I just got the cookbook and adore it! It's saved me from a rut I've been in with eating the same things.

    1. See! That still confuses the heck outta me! I guess this just wasn't made for my brain! lol!


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