My Trim Healthy Mama Binder {Plus Free Printables}

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THM Binder

I have been on the Trim Healthy Mama plan for just shy of three months now. And it has done me wonders! I am thinner (25+ pounds less!), more energetic, and all the while enjoying the sweet and savory things that I eat!

One of the helpful things that other Trim Healthy mamas recommended I do was to start up a Trim Healthy Mama binder. So I did. And today’s post covers that.

This notebook is a handy place to store information that I use frequently so that I can access it quickly. Some of things I have put in my THM notebook thus far include:

  • THM basics (such as how many carbs and fat grams; what constitutes an S, E, FP, or Crossover meal; etc.)
  • beginning measurements (with a place for ending measurements when I get there)
  • progress charts (so I can track my progress)
  • recipes (copied from the book or online–for personal use only–or made up/tweaked by me)
  • menu plans and workouts
  • stevia and glucomannan substitution charts
  • a list of recommended brands and products

In the notebook, the recipes are obviously the big thing. I printed the recipes onto regular computer paper and slipped them into page protectors so they (and my THM book) don’t get ruined while I’m cooking.

I categorized the recipes thusly for quick look-up:

  • Beverages (I included smoothies under this category)
  • Snacks
  • Breakfasts
  • Main Dishes
  • Side Dishes
  • Desserts
  • Miscellaneous

For each recipe, I color-coded the title based on what type of meal it is. Here is my key:

  • Pink=S
  • Green=E
  • Blue=FP
  • Purple=Crossover
  • Orange=S Helper

What You’ll Need for Your Own THM Binder

Free Printables

THM Binder


New to THM? Check out my THM book review and these posts which I found helpful when I got started:

Also, feel free to follow my THM boards on Pinterest!


What do you have in your THM binder if you have one? Let me know if you have any other ideas, I might make a new free printable based off them!

Want more free printables for ultimate 3-ring binder organization? Check out my free Home Management Notebook, Money Binder, and Blogging Binder printables, too!

TJ

TJ

Editor/Contributor at Measuring Flower
TJ is a former chef with a Bachelor of Science degree in writing turned stay-at-home wife to a loving, hard-working husband and mom to two very active, adorable little boys.
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Comments

  1. 2

    Micaela says

    How can I get you to make me one! Love the pages and chevron pattern along with the colors. Im so un organized and need help. I think I slip in and out of THM because im not more organized .

  2. 4

    Debbie T says

    One of the main reasons I have not jumped into the THM lifestyle is NOT being organized. NOW I have NO EXCUSE! Yay! These free printables are so awesome and I am SO excited. Thank you for sharing!!!

  3. 5

    Kathleen Barnett says

    Is there a free printable for the ID of S, E, FP etc. I really appreciate what you have developed and appreciate especially what I do not have to create from scratch. Very nice presentation and organization!

    • 6

      says

      Unfortunately, I can’t make a printable with that. I did throw that info in mine (just typed it out in a Word doc and printed it). I can’t give away a free printable of it because of copyright law. Sorry!

      • 7

        Kathleen Barnett says

        Thank you, I understand and will do as you did! Such a great resource you are. I have my “draft” notebook to take to our THM Alaska group meeting on Saturday! So happy to have something to contribute to help others.

  4. 8

    Kathleen Barnett says

    THM basics (such as how many carbs and fat grams; what constitutes an S, E, FP, or Crossover meal; etc.) This is what I am asking more specifically. Thank you!

  5. 10

    Elaine Margeson says

    Curious: did you type out each recipe from the book? Or did you copy from the book on a copy machine? Just trying to figure out how to have the recipes in the binder in the best and easiest way. Thanks!

    Elaine

    • 11

      says

      I did not do it with a copy machine because that’s illegal. I did copy them down for personal use only (did this in a Word doc) and tweaked them so I can understand them easier (like basic recipe format, which the book doesn’t really do); I also added variations that I have done that I liked to some of the recipes. And I omitted recipes I have tried and didn’t like. Some people have told me that they copy-pasted the recipes from the e-book version. Others are typing up the recipes as they try them out so they only put ones they like in their binder and so it’s not so much work to do all at once.

  6. 13

    says

    Thanks – this is a great idea! I have some general notes shoved in a file folder, and have been pasting recipes (non-book ones) into a Word document, but this takes it to the next level

    And one comment, just because I’m a bit of a grammar freak: on the stevia substitution chart, the phrase should be “general approximates” rather than generic

    • 14

      says

      You’re welcome. :-) And I just googled to make sure–generic and general are interchangeable (synonymous) terms, thankfully, so I’ll leave it as-is. Thanks!

    • 16

      says

      If you’re visiting my website on Internet Explorer, they won’t show up. Try using Chrome or Safari or any other browser, and they should appear for you. Let me know if you have any further troubles. :-)

  7. 17

    Tausha says

    Thanks so much for this awesome resource! Im getting started as we speak. Didnt see a follow-up to Kathleens question…is there a print out for the THM basics (E, S, FP, etc)??? Thank yoU!!!

    • 18

      says

      Hi, Tausha,

      Kathleen had asked the question kinda twice to make sure I understood, so I answered one thread and not both. Basically, because those items are copyrighted, I can’t legally share a free printable with them on it. :-( Sorry!

  8. 19

    Heather says

    Thank you so much for sharing these printables. I am just beginning my journey and found these on Pinterest. Thank you for your time in making these-I am NOT good at making my own printables, yet I love using them to get things together.

  9. 21

    Andrina G says

    I would love to read this book. I am going through the links and love the visual shopping guide. Please let me know if you do another giveaway for this. I’m really sorry I missed it.

  10. 22

    Holly says

    Thank you for the free printables! They are wonderful. I just printed all of them out, now to get a notebook and a few other things today and I’ll finally be able to actually start THM. I’ve played around, but never got completely organized or motivated. Thank you so much for the time and organization you have put into this, it really will help me to start.

  11. 25

    Amy says

    Thank you so much for this wonderful organizer for THM! I am busy printing right now. I was just curious if you happened to make a spine printable to match the cover….I would love for my spine to look as amazing as the cover and pages inside! :)

  12. 29

    Candace says

    I would love to have a blank THM divider printable for “lunches” & “breads”:) Is there any way? I’m sure you’re very busy!!!

    • 30

      says

      Hi, Candace–just added a blank divider page. :-) If perchance it doesn’t pop up for you right away, it’s probably because your browser is caching the post, so you can either clear the cache or try to view it again later. :-)

  13. 31

    says

    Thanks so much for mentioning the Trim Healthy Mama Visual Shopping Guide I’ve developed on my website. I’m so happy that it’s been a blessing to others! :)

    Julieanne

  14. 35

    says

    I’m increasingly recommending THM to my patients (I practice internal medicine), but I need some practical materials to get them started. Maybe I missed it in my haste, but I don’t see from this page how to get the printables you mentioned. Can I get them from you? Also, if you have any other similar resources please let me know. THanks!

    • 36

      says

      Hi, Larry! If you’re using Internet Explorer, they won’t show. Use any other browser (Chrome, Safari, etc.) and they will. :-)

  15. 37

    Heather Marie says

    I would love to have a copy of your printables. Could you tell me how I can get one or send me a link via my email. Thank you so much. This will make THM so much more doable.

    • 38

      says

      Hi, Heather. The printables are the links located under the “Free Printables” heading. Click on it, a new page will open, and you can download and print them. They may not show up in Internet Explorer, but every other browser (including Google Chrome) will exhibit them. :-)

    • 40

      says

      They’re the links found under the heading “Free Printables.” Just click on a link and a new page should open to a PDF where you can download and print them. :-) If you are using Internet Explorer, they may not show up (any other browser, including Google Chrome, works). :-)

  16. 41

    Gavi says

    Oh my goodness! I popped over here to see what you may have since I really need to make a binder for all my stuff and I see you’ve color coordinated the exact same way I did on my eBook highlights. Too funny! So glad you put this into printables. It will make it so much easier for this homeschool mama. Thank you!

  17. 42

    Lisa says

    So neat!! I love organization and will do this for sure!! Can you do a conversion with the new THM sweeteners they just came out with? That is all I’m using so it would be so helpful!!

    • 43

      says

      Hi, Lisa. What new sweeteners are you referring to? If it’s xylitol and erythritol, they are used in equal amounts in substitution of sugar.

    • 45

      says

      The sweeteners that Pearl and Serene sell are Erythritol (which, to use, you swap it cup for cup for sugar), Erythritol + Stevia (which is their version of Truvia; the stevia chart printable has how to swap it), and the third one they sell is pure Stevia (which is also covered with the chart, under Extract Powder). And I think that’s all the sweeteners they sell (unless they’ve added more and I’m blind and don’t see them, lol). Hopefully this helps. :-) Please let me know if you have any further questions. :-)

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