Lets talk about some THM PMS 911
Pretty sure you all know exactly what I mean…..
But let’s face it, when those hormones are raging and you feel like you could eat a whole package of oreos with a quart of ice cream as a chaser…. oh, wait, or is that just me?
Stop… Take a deep breath and step away from the Costco size box of Cheese-its.
I have come to learn that eating a bunch of crazy, stupid stuff does nothing to make me feel better physically, emotionally or spiritually. In fact it usually makes me feel worse and ladies… we are smarter than that! So here are a few thoughts on how to stay on your Trim Healthy Mama plan while navigating the monthly cravings that strike!
A while back, I published a recipe called Peanut Butter Whip for exactly this purpose and a few of you must have liked it cause it remains the highest viewed post on my blog. It is a rich decadent dessert that can be whipped up in a jiffy and satisfies the deepest of PMS cravings. It is not a dessert that you will want to have too often. Save it for when you really need it but enjoy it to the fullest when you do!
My next suggestion is this:
Don’t forget about Crossovers! I know that on THM, we like to keep our fats & carbs separate to encourage weight loss, but remember that to eat a crossover now and again is not off plan. And sometimes it is enough of a treat to ward off some crazy binge eating. My personal favorite is a nice toasted slice of Sprouted Wheat bread slathered in butter served with a cup of Mint Tea.
You could even try a whole Banana with Spoonfuls of Peanut butter on every bite or Sliced Apple with wedges of Cheddar Cheese!
Now before you start messaging me about encouraging ladies to abandon their good intentions…. remember that crossovers are not the end of the world, in fact they are encouraged in some situations and they are going to be a far cry better than that box of Cheese-Its!
But, lest you assume that this is purely about food….
Remember that even though your body maybe screaming for fat and sugar, your soul is quietly whispering and if you listen closely you may just find that all you really need is a quiet moment, an encouraging song, the voice of a good friend or the reminder that you are loved more than you could possibly know by a Creator who holds you in his strong hands. Don’t fill your mouth so quickly that your forget to feed your spirit!
I did recently asked a few other THM bloggers what they use in these situations and they had a few ideas of their own. So after you have taken a moment to calm your heart and renew your mind, Here are a few decadent recipes you might want to try next time around!
Briana Thomas: Butterfinger Bars
Jess Kuh at Simply Healthy Home: Chocolate Peanutbutter shake
Sarah over at Mrs. Criddles Kitchen: Turtle Cheesecake Bars
Nana’s Little Kitchen: Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites
Count It All Joy: Lemon Coconut Cake in a Mug
We would all love to hear your words of wisdom or some tips that work for you. Please feel free to share them in the comments! Hang in there girls! We can do this!