Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the Book:
Based on the New York Times bestselling, self-published book Trim Healthy Mama comes a simplified, practical guide to starting and succeeding this unique fad-free diet that teaches readers to stop cravings and boost energy while losing weight quickly and getting healthy.
I had read some of the original ginormous Trim and Healthy Mama book, and since I didn’t feel the need to follow a diet plan at this time in my life, got quickly overwhelmed with the idea and set it aside.
However, with my mom following the plan and several other friends, my interest was piqued to look into it more. I recently reviewed the cookbook, which was great. As I read this guide to a different way of eating more than a diet plan, I was amazed at how delightful they could make food sound. No matter what type of eater you are, there is a plan in here that will work for you. Some readers complained lightly that they couldn’t follow it without speciality foods or mixes, but after observing my mom do it for more than a couple of years, I would say it is highly possible.
Some of their mixes that they sell for sweetener and baking mixes can make life simpler and are not priced badly for what they offer.
Throughout the book, the easy going, friendly tone is worded more like a conversation with a friend than a professional author. It is that tone that I believe has made this book a top seller. It worded in an easy to read format, not like a traditional “diet” book, which this is far from being. I don’t know any diet that tells you to eat bacon and says carbs are not the enemy as well as encourages you to eat dessert.
While the authors that wrote this are not health specialists, their ideas are working to improve the health of many, many families while also helping them to maintain healthy weights, without depriving themselves of yummy food. Not everything will work for everyone! But this is one of the ones that I have seen work for more people that I personally know, than not. The other plus is that you feel good on it!
Unlike its thick original guide, this book is straightforward and to the point. It is easy to follow and if you get lost, it might be because you are thinking about the yummy food and need a snack.
The book is available for sale online through their website and on Amazon here.