I get emails from my blog readers at least weekly asking this question, and the short answer is ABSOLUTELY, IT DOES.
And the other question I get from Trim Healthy Mamas is, "I see you're doing Plexus now. Are you still doing Trim Healthy Mama?" And the answer to that one is a little more complicated.
Yes, mostly, I am doing THM, and I'm still a die-hard member of the THM fan club. However, my BIGGER goal is to take care of my severely exhausted adrenal glands, so over the last couple of months I have made the decision to adopt a 'Hakuna Matata' approach to EVERY SINGLE THING that isn't an absolute life or death matter, THM included.
And by that I mean I avoid sugar and white flour (mostly), try to stick to one fuel source at a time (mostly), but if it's 3 days before Grocery Shopping Day and my pantry is empty and I'm feeding my family what I have on hand, I'm not sweating whether it's a crossover or if it's been 3 hours since I had an E or an S. Make sense? I'd say I'm 70% Trim Healthy Mama, and that's the best I can do right now.
When you have exhausted adrenal glands, I believe it's best to avoid beating yourself up over ANY diet that causes you even the tiniest amount of stress (not that THM is stressful for most people; but with my adrenal fatigue I have heart palpitations over ANY extra planning or thinking).
THE DAY WILL COME WHEN I WILL BE BACK ON BOARD, TOTALLY. But for now, I'm removing any unnecessary 'having to plan and prepare' from my life. But for YOUR own good, it's best to be all gazelle-intense, as Dave Ramsey would say, about STICKING TO THE TRIM HEALTHY MAMA PLAN. It's GOOD for you. Got that? ;)
Which brings me to one of the reasons Plexus has been so phenomenally wonderful for me.... BECAUSE life destroyed my adrenal glands between the years of 2006 and 2011, weight loss was darn near impossible for me, and yet NOW I KNOW that I can continue to lose weight and keep my blood pressure stable WITHOUT COUNTING ANYTHING OR STRESSING with Plexus Slim. I drink one packet of powder mixed in water once a day, and my blood sugar stays stable, my appetite is reduced, and I don't have out-of-control carb or sugar cravings like I used to have.
And THAT makes Plexus Slim an ideal companion to Trim Healthy Mama, in my humble opinion.
I have a theory that most people who commit wholeheartedly to Trim Healthy Mama, and STILL cannot lose weight, have underlying hormone issues. The THM book isn't really helpful in knowing what to do to fix that, because, of course, hormone problems are beyond the scope of the book. I daresay that MOST people (and again, just my theory) who can't lose weight have thyroid or adrenal gland issues that TOTALLY derail any weight-loss attempts, because blood sugar affects hormones which affect EVERYTHING.
Did I mention blood sugar affects EVERYTHING?
And THIS fact is understood and agreed upon by the book's authors, and kind of the premise behind their eating plan... keep your blood sugar stable, lose weight.
But once you add hormone imbalances into the mix, that's SO much easier said than done, which is why it is INCREDIBLY helpful to have a handy little portable blood-sugar-stabilizer-in-a-packet to come to your rescue.
It's done so much more than help me curb cravings, reduce my appetite, and give me back my pre-adrenal-fatigue massive energy. My hair has stopped falling out (side effect of thyroid problems), I'm sleeping at night (insomnia is related to adrenal gland issues), and it's NO LONGER TORTURE TO AVOID CARBS AND SUGAR.
In fact, I usually don't even WANT excess carbs and sugar. Would you believe me if I told you I can now bake a plate of cookies and have no desire to eat one?? And if you have read my blog for any length of time you KNOW how I used to love me some cookies. BEFORE Plexus, when I was strictly doing Trim Healthy Mama alone, it was a massive teeth-gritting struggle for me to avoid carbs and sugar, which made doing so ABSOLUTE TORTURE.
Come to think of it, I've tried many diets in my lifetime, starting back in college when I THOUGHT I was fat but I wasn't, and lived on SlimFast for 90% of my meals, and every diet craze or fad to come along in the years since.... AND ALL THE DIETS HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTE TORTURE that kept me in a crazy-eyed RAGE like a wild animal the whole time...
...EXCEPT FOR PLEXUS.
Plexus has made it EASY to restrict my carbs and my calories WITHOUT THE TORTURE.
A few other notable things that will impress even the most 'purist' Trim Healthy Mamas:
- Plexus Slim is plant-based and sweetened with Stevia.
- Plexus Slim is flavored with cherry and pomegranate and colored with beets.
- Plexus Slim contains amazing ingredients alpha-lipoic acid, garcinia cambogia extract, and lo han guo extract.
- Plexus Slim gets the seal of approval from my crunchiest,Farm Fresh Tess and Raw Green Colleen friends BECAUSE it is so natural.
- And yet, because it is so SIMPLE and CONVENIENT, even Drive Thru Sues can mix up a glass of Plexus Slim once a day, too.
If YOU would like to see how Plexus Slim could kick your Trim Healthy Mama plan into overdrive, click here to purchase. I recommend the Triplex Combo for the ultimate in health and weight loss, and Block to absorb 48% of the carbs and sugar you eat.
And if you'd like to join my team, get your Plexus products at wholesale and be blessed financially by Plexus like I have? Go to my website here and click 'join,' then choose welcome kit 'I' or 'J.' You will NOT regret it... Plexus is set to be a billion dollar company in 2015, and yet we're still on the ground floor! Let's go to the top together!