What do you think about this concept: “Eat More and Lose Weight” ???
Too good to be true, right? But it’s true, eating more can significantly increase your ability to lose weight.
As much as this may appear contradictory to everything you know about dieting and losing weight, there is substantial science to back up this concept. You can lose 20 pounds the first month, while becoming healthier.
If you are continually struggling with the same roadblocks then take this to heart. The Fast Metabolism Diet (New York Times Bestseller) can change your life because it uses the science and biology to rev up your body’s metabolism…. By eating.
The Fast Metabolism Diet was developed by nutritionist/ Hollywood diet consultant and best-selling author, Hailey Pomroy to share how she helps her clients lose weight.
The Fast Metabolism diet is all about makings friends with food and learning about its healing properties. Remember, Food Is Your Friend!
Every day we are bombarded with the latest “best” diet craze. A million celebs have done The Master Cleanse or The Cabbage Soup Diet. Kate Middleton swore by The Dukan Diet to look good for her royal wedding. Celeb trainer Tracy Anderson has gotten high profile clients (like Jennifer Aniston) to eat only baby food. Beyoncé even experimented with veganism to get healthy. At this point, we’ve pretty much heard (and tried) it all.
The Fast Metabolism Diet uses real whole foods in varying combinations to “keep your metabolism guessing” and get it to work harder and faster.
What is the Fast Metabolism Diet?
The 28-day Fast Metabolism Diet consists of three phases that are repeated for four consecutive weeks:
- Phase 1 (Monday–Tuesday): Unwind stress and calm the adrenals with lots of carbs and fruit.
- Phase 2: (Wednesday–Thursday) Unlock stored fat and build muscle with lots of protein and veggies.
- Phase 3 (Friday–Sunday): Unleash the burn (hormones, heart and heat) with all of the above, plus healthy fats and oils.
Many Pomroy clients say it’s not really a diet at all, but a return to a healthier way of eating. The Fast Metabolism Diet incorporates plenty of fruits, vegetables, proteins, legumes and half your body weight in ounces of water every day. On top of that, Pomroy forbids wheat, corn, dairy, soy, refined sugar, dried fruit and fruit juices. And — are you ready for this? — no caffeine or alcohol. So for 28 days at least…..Sayonara Starbucks and happy hour!
The book provides daily guidelines (the number of proteins, veggies, fruits and grains to be eaten at each meal and snack) as well as sample meal plans and several recipes.
This all sounds great, but does the Fast Metabolism Diet make nutritional sense? Here’s what three registered dietitians had to say about the Fast Metabolism Diet:
Sarah Waybright, registered dietitian and owner/founder of WhyFoodWorks, LLC, appreciates the diet’s focus on eating real whole foods.
“Americans simply eat way too many refined, nutrient-poor carbohydrates. Sugar consumption alone went from 110 pounds per person annually in 1950 to 150 pounds per person in 2000!” Waybright also commented that adding the diet’s ban on wheat, corn, dairy, soy, refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, dried fruit and fruit juices eliminates many unhealthy options.
“Replacing them with nutrient-dense options like fruits, vegetables, lean protein and fiber-rich whole grains offers a diet that’s high in micronutrients for fewer calories,” she said.
According to Waybright, the many prepackaged “diet food” programs out there, in general may not be as satisfying or have the same quality of vitamins and minerals as the whole foods that the Fast Metabolism Diet recommends. Reduced-fat products often add more sugar or sweeteners to compensate for the flavor difference, she adds.
Waybright believes that “The FMD diet seems like a new way to think about an old concept: eating a diet of whole foods.”
Registered dietitian-nutritionist Jessica Lehmann, who teaches nutrition at Arizona State University, agrees.
“It’s best to learn how to plan a balanced, moderate, nutrient-dense diet that’s based on a variety of whole, unprocessed foods and that fits your own individual needs and dietary preferences,” says Lehmann.
Phase I: Mondays and Tuesdays
On Mondays and Tuesdays the focus is on eating carbohydrates including fruit. The idea behind the selected foods for these two days is that they all help the body to unwind from a state of stress. The body gets a rest so it no longer is sending your metabolism the “we are in an emergency storage situation,” message.
Phase II: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Once de-stressed, the body is ready to rev up into fat burning mode. It’s time to unlock those stored fats and finally make use of them. Wednesday and Thursday eating emphasizes proteins and vegetables. These two days will see your body burning the food you eat for energy as well as beginning to use up its stored fat reserve.
Phase III: Friday-Sunday
So now it’s time, in Hailey Pomroy’s words, to “unleash the burn.” Friday, Saturday and Sunday sees dieters eating most of the foods listed earlier in the week with the addition of healthy fats and oils. This is the time that the metabolism speeds up and, best of all; the list of foods allowed expands.
Benefits Of The Fast Metabolism Diet
In addition to helping you lose weight, there are several other benefits of this diet plan:
- Keeps you healthy while you lose weight
- Foods recommended here are easily available in the market
- Helps to heal your body
- It can be followed by anyone
- You are not asked to starve
- Keeps your immune system healthy
- Strengthens your muscles and bones
- This diet can also be followed by those who want to gain weight