Last Monday I started The Fast Metabolism Diet. It has been a full week and I can say I am down 3 pounds! It’s so nice to see the scale finally move. Those of you who have read my blog for long, know I have gone up and down and up again. I am ready to see it go down again without any shakes, pills or bars. I want to be able to eat real food. The last few years, with all these diets, I have literally stopped my metabolism and had no idea how to jump start it again.
A couple months ago I saw Haylie Pomroy on Dr. Oz, talking about how to eat so you can get your metabolism started again. Her book wasn’t out at that time so I just held tight and waited until it was released. Last weekend I invited some girlfriends over to my house for a “Make and Take Party” for The Fast Metabolism Diet. I made several recipes from the book and everyone received a gift bag which included their own copy of the book.
I am so excited to say that everyone who came has started the diet or will be. Four of us started last week, two started today and two more will start next week. We are helping each other with the shopping, portions questions, recipe ideas and anything else we need help with.
The Fast Metabolism Diets consists of 3 Phases in one week. This keeps your body guessing so it continues to burn what you are feeding it. Here is what a typical day looks like for me.
Phase 1: (Monday and Tuesday) Grains, Vegetable, Fruit and Protein
Breakfast – Steel Cut Oats with fresh mango
Snack – Apple
Lunch – Brown rice bread, turkey deli meat, mustard, tomato, lettuce and raspberries
Snack – Fresh Mango
Dinner – Brown rice spaghetti noodles with homemade tomato sauce
Snack – 1 cup raspberries
Phase 2: (Wednesday and Thursday) Vegetables and Protein
Breakfast – 3 scrambled egg whites with spinach
Snack – Turkey jerkey
Lunch – tuna on a bed of spinach, with dressing from the plan
Snack – 3 boiled egg whites
Dinner – Lean steak with roasted zucchini
Snack – Turkey jerkey
Phase 3: (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) Grain, Protein/Healthy Fat, Veggie and Fruit
Breakfast – Fried egg on Brown Rice Bread with avacado and spinach
Snack – Celery and Almond butter
Lunch – Romaine lettuce boats with tuna and avacado, apple
Snack – Raw almonds and cucumber slices
Dinner – Turkey burger with avacado, lettuce, tomato and mustard
Snack – Raw almonds
Not bad for eating healthy. The diet is wheat free so if you are gluten free, this would definitely work for you. Lots of water must be consumed. Tonight 96 ounces have been downed by me!
I will be sure to post my results again next week. I am enjoying the variety and have learned so much about foods we typically eat. I will be buying an entire new way after this diet.
Feel free to ask me any questions you might have. I am a week in so I am not an expert by any means but I can try and direct you to the correct answer.
Disclosure: I am sharing my personal experience using The Fast Metabolism Diet.