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The Trim Healthy Mama Plan: The Basics

Authors Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison share "The Basics" to finding and maintaining "your trim" for life.

Forget the fad diets, join the food freedom movement.

Counting calories is out. All the food groups are in. Becoming trim and healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or painstaking anymore. After trying almost every fad diet out there, Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett, creators of the Trim Healthy Mama movement, took matters into their own hands. Through trial and error and much research, they created the Trim Healthy Mama Plan, the breakthrough lifestyle program to help readers of all ages and stages get healthy, slim down and keep off the weight once and for all.

Based on the authors’ successful self-published book, this simplified, improved, practical plan shows people a unique way to lose weight and get healthy by eliminating sugar while still eating hearty, delicious foods. The highly effective eating approach centers on “Satisfying” meals (which include more fats and protein) and “Energizing” meals (which include more carbs and protein), as they are the key to success. “Scrumptious” meals (which consist of whole, unprocessed foods, including fats, blood sugar friendly grains, proteins, fruits, and vegetables), are eaten in a way that boosts metabolism, yet still fits into anyone’s hectic lifestyle.

In the excerpt and video below, the authors share “The Basics” of their groundbreaking, easy-does-it, food freedom, weight loss plan.

“Just tell me how this thing works!”

That’s the number-one question we hear! So, in a nutshell, here’s the gist of it:

On Trim Healthy Mama you won’t focus on restricting food groups or calories. You will focus on fueling your body every three to four hours.

We’ll go into more details later but basically here’s how fueling works:

  • If you have weight to lose, you’ll focus on one primary fuel at a time in your meals.
  • If you don’t have weight to lose and want to maintain weight (in a healthy, blood-sugar-friendly way), you’ll combine fuels in what we call Tandem Fueling.

The food choices will be endless. Unless you have an allergy, all food groups are in. Meats? Yep. Fruit? Sure. Gentle grains, veggies, legumes, nuts and seeds, eggs, and butter and oils? Yes, all are on board—and let’s not forget the very important “food group” of chocolate. Big Yes Indeedy to that one!

We can hear some of you asking, “Can I do the plan as a vegetarian?” Or “What if I am allergic to eggs, to grains, to coconuts?” Don’t fret over these things. You’ll learn the basic principles of the plan and can then make it your own. None of us does the plan exactly the same way and if we did, it would just be another boring diet. No matter your challenges, you can customize Trim Healthy Mama to fit your needs, your preferences, your challenges, and your unique family. This won’t stick unless you learn to make it your own.






Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison are sisters who share a passion for healthy eating. They both have boisterous families and love to experiment in the kitchen on ways to best nourish their families and stay slim and healthy in the process. They were recording artists with a Christian music label and have traveled extensively, but they relinquished their touring careers to embrace a life at home with children, dinners, dishes, and diapers. They have never looked back. For more information, please visit their website



Illustration: Marie Guillard

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