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How Did We Get Here?

We are asking more of our bodies than at any other time in the history of civilization. We ask them to live on food that is of a much lower quality than ever, thanks to all the chemical additives, preservatives, and processing. We pump ourselves full of sugar and artificial sweeteners, hormone-riddled dairy products, and foods like wheat and corn and soy that are so genetically modified, it’s a wonder we can even digest them. We live in a world with depleted soil, polluted air, and water teeming with environmental chemicals. We eat and drink from plastic containers that leach even more chemicals into our foods and drinks. And, we live with great amounts of often crushing, overwhelming stress.

Given all this, no wonder you don’t feel great. You’re tired all the time, you get sick too often, or you’ve gained a few extra pounds (or a few dozen extra pounds). Every day, I see clients who need to make a change in their lives. Some are sick; others are not sick yet, but are headed in that direction. They all need to lose some weight so their bodies can function better. And they need to change now. It’s urgent. They feel as if they are wasting precious time--precious days and hours and minutes when they . . . when you . . . could feel vibrant and healthy, energetic, strong, and alive.

You want to stop worrying about food and fat and what the scale says to you in the morning. Maybe you’ve lost a lot of weight in the past--40, 50, 100 pounds or more--but it’s creeping back and you’re panicking. Maybe you’re just so tired of dieting that you’re hoping, beyond hope, that there might actually be a better way--a way that would allow you to eat again.

I’m sorry that nobody ever properly explained to you how your body really works when it comes to food, and how your body chemistry, not you, is to blame. I’m sorry that stress has tipped you into a cycle you feel you can’t escape, and you are angry or depressed or even scared about your health and the shape of your body. I’m going to show you another way. The foods you eat and the lifestyle you choose should create energy and strength for you, not fatigue, obesity, sickness, desperation, or self-loathing. Yet once you’ve slowed down your metabolism, study after study has demonstrated that the metabolic rate does not easily return to normal, even after resuming a normal diet. When you starve yourself, your body adjusts to subsist on a smaller number of calories by slowing down your metabolism. That means that whenever you go off your diet, you’re likely to gain weight with a vengeance. Your body is just trying to save you from future famine.

When you are under tremendous stress, your body excretes crisis hormones signaling it to store fat and burn muscle. When you are overloaded with chemicals, pesticides, and pollutants, the body creates new fat cells to house these toxins, so you don’t become poisoned and sick. And when you consume food that is devoid of nutrients or contains artificial dyes, flavorings, and sweeteners, the body does its best to survive these foreign substances by slowing down the metabolism and minimizing the damage to the body’s system as a whole. The very world we live in puts us all at risk for a slow metabolism.

We’re about to change all that. It’s time to move beyond blame and regret and self-loathing, and into the future. This is the paradigm shift your body needs, and it will create a new, healthier version of you. The new you views food as a tool to repair damage and restore health. The new you loves fruits and grains and protein and healthy fats. The new you knows how the body reacts to specific foods and strategic eating, and the new you has all of the resources to get the weight off and keep it off for good.

We are going to find the new you, and we’re going to do it now. It’s going to take a little work, but it’s nothing you can’t do. I’m not going to ask you to starve yourself ever again. That’s likely what got you into this mess in the first place. So let’s draw a line in the sand. No more business-as-usual. If food has been your enemy in the past, that’s all over. Now, we’re stepping into your future, where food is your medicine. Even if you’re 10 to 20 pounds overweight, you need this medicine. You need to learn how to Unwind stress, Unlock fat, and Unleash your metabolism.

You wouldn’t try to repair a TV or a car without understanding how either is made or functions, and the same should hold true for the amazing biological masterpiece that is you. So first up, let’s discuss what metabolism is and does. Then we’ll look at some common misconceptions about food and weight loss that may have held you back in the past.


This book is all about repairing the metabolism--but what is the metabolism, exactly? Metabolism is a process, not an object. Specifically, the metabolic process consists of chemical reactions that occur in the cells of all living organisms to sustain life. It’s the change or transformation of food into either heat and fuel or substance (muscle, fat, blood, bone). At any given moment, your metabolism is either burning, storing, or building.

You have a metabolism because you are alive, and life requires energy. We all need energy to survive--to breathe, move, think, and react--and the only way to acquire this energy is from the consumption and metabolism, or transformation, of food. Profound! We need fuel, and we need substance. A healthy metabolism and a functional metabolism allow us to have just the perfect amount of energy available, an appropriate amount of reserve energy stored and ready for use, and a strong and stable structure (the body).


Before we jump into the nuts and bolts of the Fast Metabolism Diet, let’s consider why your metabolism may have slowed down in the first place, and why weight loss hasn’t come easy for you.

Remember, your metabolism is your body’s system for dealing with the energy you take in through food. The metabolism shuttles that energy into different directions according to what you eat and what you do. The beauty of your metabolism is that it can be manipulated, because how you eat and move and live affects how much of your food is stored as fat, how much is used as energy, and how much is devoted to building the structure that is your body.

This manipulation is what I learned about when I studied animal science. The animal science industry uses this knowledge of energy, storage, and structure to create livestock that is ideally proportioned for use as food, to the tune of billions of dollars of profit.

The metabolism can also get you into trouble because you can inadvertently manipulate it to create a body you don’t want. Dieting, nutrient--void foods, and living with too much stress slow down your metabolism when it should be sped up. When you gain weight, feel blah, even get sick with a chronic disease, those are all coping mechanisms your body creates in response to your actions or environment, like the frogs that grow three legs in polluted swamps. Your butt or your belly could be protruding because of the very environmental, emotional, and biochemical ecosystem in which it is dwelling.


Your metabolism reflects what you do by creating a body that can survive the conditions it is subjected to.


One reason chronic dieting slows down your metabolism is that extreme dieting feels like starvation to your body. Starvation stresses the adrenal glands, which in turn induce a string of chemical reactions in your body that suppress normal production of the thyroid hormones that promote fat burning (T3), in favor of more production of a different thyroid hormone that encourages fat storage (reverse T3, or RT3). This is an oversimplification, but in essence, this fat-storage hormone, RT3, blocks the hormone receptor sites throughout your body, especially in your belly, thighs, and butt, like a goalie defending a goal against the ball. The fat-burning hormone (T3) can’t get in there and burn that fat for fuel.

RT3 is a necessary hormone. Without it, we would all have to eat every two hours or we would die. This hormone gets secreted to tell your body not to burn those 500 calories from breakfast or dinner too quickly. It tells your body: “Careful, that might be all you’re going to get,” or “Don’t burn off that whole dinner, you might not get anything else to sustain you until 2:00 P.M. tomorrow!” It’s as if someone told you that you had 4 cups of rice and 2 cups of beans to live on for the next month. You’d be darn sure to ration that food so you could survive. You wouldn’t want to eat it all the first day. That’s what RT3 “sees” when you get too stressed and you don’t eat enough: 4 cups of rice and 2 cups of beans.

When your body produces too much RT3, it begins to store fat instead of burn it, even when you have plenty of fat already onboard. As I said above, RT3 acts like a goalie in front of the T3 receptor sites, blocking the ball (T3). Your brain, however, detects the presence of plenty of thyroid hormones, no matter what kind are circulating, so it steps down thyroid hormone production across the board. Your metabolism slows down in response, and then you begin to store everything you eat as fat, even healthful foods.

The only way to reverse this process is to jump-start your metabolism again, and the best way to get started is to ditch old, mistaken beliefs about food that are literally weighing you down.

First, let’s knock down some of the metabolic myths that are standing in your way, then in the next chapter we’ll discuss the five major weight-loss players that we’ll fine-tune with the Fast Metabolism Diet before we get to the yummy stuff . . . the food!


One of the biggest misconceptions I hear from my clients is that if they could eat less, then they’d lose weight. In reality, it’s exactly the opposite. I can’t tell you how many of my overweight clients come to me and tell me that they eat literally no more than 1,200 to 1,400 calories per day. Often they also exercise five to seven days a week. Yet they still aren’t losing weight. They say things like, “I swear this is all I eat!” and “I promise I’m not cheating!,” as if I’m going to send them to the principal’s office for food-diary forgery.

I believe them. Why? Because eating less actually makes the situation worse! When your metabolism is too slow, you’ll store lettuce as fat, and you certainly won’t burn any fat. I was explaining to a client the other day that because of the way her body’s hormone system was responding, even the carbs found in the beautiful organic mixed greens she was eating were being used as a vehicle to store fat. Shocking and unfair, isn’t it? Even the healthiest of foods can do this if your metabolic system needs repair.

This client thought she was doing the right thing by eating so much lettuce, but she’d become so carb-resistant because of years of dieting (as well as the use of diet products, extreme stress, irregular eating, and what I deemed to be an excessive exercise program) that any carbohydrates that found their way into her system, including those in that lettuce, were being converted into sugars and stored as fat instead of being metabolized. Yikes!

I also have clients who skip breakfast, don’t eat until 2:00 in the afternoon, then consume 4,500 calories between 2:00 and bedtime. Their bodies have gone into starvation mode by the time they get around to eating. They eat so much because their bodies are panicking and they can’t stop themselves. Their bodies are pissed off at them for depriving them of food for so long; they’re lucky if it only takes 4,500 calories to calm their bodies again. Why are their bodies reacting so violently by triggering such aggressive eating? When you don’t eat until the afternoon, you are asking your body to wake up, get out of bed, shower, get dressed, think, drive, work all day, and sometimes even exercise--all on zero fuel. Talk about cruel.

Guess what else happens when you don’t provide your body fuel from food? There’s a reason you don’t just drop dead when you don’t eat. Your body finds food despite you--it finds it in your muscle tissue. It has been proven that a body in starvation mode will first access muscle for fuel, and not fat. So if you do not feed your body, it will “eat” your muscles for the essential fuels it needs to continue life. That’s kind of disgusting and more than a little disconcerting to know how key lean muscle is to burning fat, as well as to keep you structurally fit and able to move with ease and energy through each day.


Starving yourself does terrible things to your muscles. You know that feeling you get when you’re hungry, but don’t eat? At some point, you stop being hungry, right? You sure do, but it’s not because you didn’t eat. You did eat. Your body turned to its own tissues for fuel.

This would be great if your body just cannibalized all the excess fat in all the places you don’t want it to be. But unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. Instead, the body goes for the muscle first. Because fat is stored for emergencies, your body considers snacking on your own muscle tissue as a preferable option. Yum, bicep sandwich!

Yes, muscle is considered more expendable. Your body’s just doing what it thinks is best to keep you alive, yet the result can be devastating for someone trying to lose fat and build muscle. Wouldn’t it be better to have a real snack?

Is all that really worth skipping a meal for? And do you really want to fear eating even lettuce--or worse, living only on it--for the rest of your life?


Historically, dieting is about refraining, by limiting portions, forbidding specific types of foods, and reducing or changing the times of eating. Most of my obese clients who are victims of extreme dieting never get to enjoy their food. They eat bland foods and repeat a lot of the same boring meals; often these are (in the case of so-called diet foods) devoid of the nutrients that boost the feel-good hormones in your body that keep you satisfied and vitalized. Not only do they end up hungry, but they’re also bored and depressed. Dieting can be such an isolating experience.

Life just isn’t as much fun without delicious food. Eating that way is restrictive, it is dull, and it certainly isn’t effective, because your natural food-sensing system gets all messed up. So another thing the Fast Metabolism Diet is going to do is to encourage you to use all of your senses in a positive way, to help stimulate your metabolism again and be social and create a community around your new way of eating. Pleasure is powerful and stimulates the secretion of endorphins, reduces stress hormones, increases the metabolism--and it helps fat burn!

Revue de presse

“This is not a fad diet.  It’s a medically proven method of food as medicine to fight obesity, cure chronic illness, and heal a broken metabolism.  Haylie’s years of experience and wisdom blends the perfectly delicious plan to create revolutionary results.”  Dr.  Jacqueline Fields M.D.
"Without question, Haylie is the biggest celebrity weight loss guru… period.  And here's the reason so many stars and athletes flock to her:  it works, and it's easy.  Unlike all of the "quick-fix" gimmicks and fad diets, the weight STAYS off.  I dropped 25 lbs. in the first month, and 10 more after, all with great food, and no counting calories.  I call her my witch (the good kind).  It's not magic, but it sure feels like it."  -David Swift, CEO Swift Entertainment
As I was reading The Fast Metabolism Diet I felt like the kid from Chorus Line who sang 'I can Do That.' So I'm doing the diet and watching the 2O ugly pounds drop…. Buy a case of books and watch your neighborhood shrink to right size. --Albert Clayton Gaulden, founding director, The Sedona Intensive and author of You're Not Who You Think You Are and Signs and Wonders.

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  • Editeur : Harmony; Édition : 1 (9 avril 2013)
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1 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile  Par Bernard-Liege le 1 novembre 2013
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Régime tres en avance sur les régimes de diététiciens où rien que le verre d'eau et la feuille de salade sans rien dessus doit devenir notre alimentation définitive.
Avec Fast metabolism je n'ai jamais eu faim! Plus on mange, plus on maigrit.
Résultats spectaculaires!
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1 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile  Par Ute le 4 décembre 2013
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Je n'y croyais pas - mais cela fonctionne !!!!! Un grand merci pour cette méthode surprenante, étonnante, bizarre, époustouflante etc.
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Very good book. Good way to follow a diet. A little bit difficult or confusing at the beginning but so much worth it!
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Fantastic Results **UPDATED 1/23/2015** 17 mars 2014
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I have been on this program for 7 days so far. I know it may seem a bit early to post a review, but wanted to do so now for two reasons; first, I am excited by my results so far - I have already lost 9 pounds - and second, I was dismayed by the inaccurate review (V. Canfield) that deterred me from trying this diet program months ago.
First - about me so you know what you are dealing with. This is my first Amazon review ever. I am at least 60 pounds over weight. I have lost (and gained back) weight on at least three different programs and know I will lose weight with Weight Watchers if I really work at it and am very patient - but I knew it would take a long time and lots of deprivation to lose all that I need to lose to improve my health. Before I found this book I was pretty discouraged. I am tired of counting calories and had already worked out for myself that "calories" are a largely inaccurate concept when applied to food. I am pre-diabetic and have joint and skin issues. If that seems like too much sharing, I apologize. Personally, I hate reading reviews without enough information to understand the writer's point of view.
I read the basic details provided above and knew adhering to this program would involve a huge change in my lifestyle. I have a friend (a tiny, little friend who needed to lose about 20 pounds) who had lost weight on the FMD and she loved it. She loved the app and just followed it - but I needed more convincing. More motivation. When I first read about the diet I was hoping for something easier, looking for a way to eat more of what I love (cheese, sugar and corn) and wanting a magic wand. Then I read V. Canfield's review and it gave me the excuse I was looking for - I told my friend that the diet was a starvation program it would be unhealthy to eat so few 'calories'. She was surprised and told me that she never got hungry and had a hard time eating all of the food on the program. I went on WW Simply Filling program and told myself it would be ok - I would just have to starve and work out for years - sigh. I lost 3 pounds in two weeks and then I gained it all back - plus one more.
I went to the FMD website and read more and more about it. Desperate to stave off impending diabetes, I decided I would just buy the book and read it. I read it twice. I got excited about the science and appreciated the psychology of constantly changing things up every few days. It took me 3 weeks of organization and food testing and tasting to get ready to try the diet. I cleaned out at least half of my pantry and my fridge and finally convinced my husband to give it a try (he needs to lose 35 pounds).
We eat constantly. Sometimes I don't think I can get all of the food down. I am NEVER hungry - and I really like the food. I hate lettuce and celery and really prefer fried food to grilled; I can't tell you how much I love icing - but I discovered something new - I LOVE real food. Who knew? Blueberries and strawberries taste sweet to me now and I had no idea how much better organic hummus tastes. And calories? Today I am scheduled to eat 1785 "calories". I am down 9 pounds and my husband lost 7. My skin is clearer. Unbelievably we can both see a difference in our bellies - I have lost 15 pounds before and not seen this much change. This is exciting.
I find it very sad that V. Canfield's inaccurate representation of the program (the calorie counts artificially assume that you can only eat from the cook book, chooses some very lean recipes and then ignores that veggies are unlimited) review has turned so many people away from this program.
If you are inclined to be swayed by V. Canfield - please read the FMD website first. Note that this diet has a great many creditable proponents and has obviously worked for so many people. I kept trying to find detractors and really couldn't - other than V. Canfield who not only seems to be a sort of semi-professional "commenter" but, based on the review, didn't even try the program.
Change takes work. This is a program that makes that work more of an eating evolution - not a life time of deprivation.
****UPDATE**** 1/7/2015. I have been on the FMD program for 9 months now (except for the period between Thanksgiving and New Years Day) and have lost 95 pounds! I stuck to the program religiously until September - so 6 months. Then I started eating on the maintenance plan (basically phase 3 with the food from all the phases thrown in) and I continued to lose weight - just more slowly. When I get stuck, I just do a couple of phase 2 days and that usually helps me to lose a couple of pounds. I absolutely love eating this way. I feel fantastic and have left all of my health problems behind. I have energy to spare. I truly understand the concept of using food as medicine now. Beginning Thanksgiving week, I started eating holiday foods - so sugar, corn, wheat etc. The first week or so I was careful to just cheat a bit here and there. At first, I actually lost 8 pounds after T'giving, so I started feeling a bit bullet proof, obviously I had cured my metabolism and could now eat whatever I wanted, I thought. Grin! By Christmas time I was eating enough sugar that I was beginning to retain fluid, feel pain in my joints and have indigestion - all things that disappeared on the program. I gained back 5 of the 8 pounds I lost right after Thanksgiving and it has taken me a week to get rid of the sugar again - it is incredibly addictive! I managed it pretty easily by eating phase 3 again - with extra fruit and fat whenever I felt sugar cravings. I have lost 2 pounds this week and I am beginning to feel better. Over the holiday, while eating the sugar, my face got puffy, especially under my eyes. Loosing this much weight, I was really worried I would have horribly saggy skin (I am 55) - but I was looking pretty good until this past month when my face looked bloated and my eyes puffy from eating holiday foods. Sugar really is evil! I am in this for the long haul - aiming to lose at least 100 pounds - so stay tuned! I almost forgot to mention that my husband quickly and easily lost 30 pounds (of course!) and then decided he could go back to coffee with cream and pizza, etc. He gained back 8 pounds before he decided he really preferred the way he felt on the program - so he is still eating with me most days.
***1/23/2015 FOOT NOTE: I started this program to lose weight and I thought of my improved health as a natural benefit of weighing less, until I saw this video:
Now I fully understand the truth behind the FMD. Once you watch this you will never look at food in America the same way again!
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Challenging But Worth It - A Wealth of Great Information 31 janvier 2013
Par Bill Cashell - Publié sur
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The cover of this book makes a bold promise: "Lose up to 20 pounds in 28 days - Eat More Food & Lose More Weight". This idea combined with the suggestion of a faster metabolism sounds like a dream come true.

So, who is Haylie Pomroy and why should we listen to her? A quick Google search found a video segment on TV program "Access Hollywood" about how stars like Cher, Jennifer Lopez and Robert Downey Jr. go to this celebrity nutritionist to shape their great bodies. She looks fantastic and talks about avoiding unnatural foods such as fat-free, artificial sweeteners and chemical additives. She tells us to eat a healthy breakfast within 45 minutes of waking to rev up our metabolism (the book says 30 minutes). I can tell already that this is based on sound information and not another fad diet.

As the title suggests, this book is about creating a faster metabolism to burn more calories. The author exposes myths and truths about metabolism and how many people have created a slow metabolism. Some are real eye openers like "It's not about calorie counting" and "deserts do not make you fat". Okay, I really want to know more.

The program itself consists of a 28 day plan followed by guidelines for fast metabolism living. It is divided into different phases, each with a purpose.
Phase 1 - Unwind Stress. High glycemic, moderate protein, low fat phase.
Phase 2 - Unlock Fat Stores. High protein, high vegetable, low carb, low fat phase.
Phase 3 - Hormones, Heart & Heat. High healthy fat, moderate carb, moderate protein, low glycemic fruit.
Each phase has a list of foods to select from with recommended exercise type.

At first glance, I thought this might be too restrictive for many people to follow. You have to give up wheat, corn, dairy, soy, refined sugar, caffeine (please don't take my coffee), alcohol (kill me now and get it over with), fruit juice and artificial sweeteners.

The author does give compelling reasons for these changes along with advice for anticipated challenges. For example, if you can't give up your coffee, eat first. Coffee on an empty stomach is a metabolism killer because it pulls sugar from your muscles to balance hormones. Refined sugar will weaken your immune system by 50 percent for two hours after you eat it. Interesting stuff. She does remind us that this is a 28 day program and not something you have to do for life.

Haylie does give us suggestions for customizing the plan as well as dealing with the emotional landmines and pitfalls that may pop up along the way. There are times when I question how we might stick to this and then she reminds of the benefits and I feel inspired again. She also realizes that we are human with emotional ties to food. There are four weeks of recipes included.

This is not a program you have to stick to the rest of your life, and she suggests repeating the program (or a week or two of it) on a regular basis to keep your metabolism going fast if you have not been able to maintain the basic process. Some of the rules she gives are so important that you will probably learn to live with them. I may never look at corn, wheat and soy the same way again.

Does it work? My wife applied most of the techniques suggested in the book (no, she didn't give up her coffee) and lost nearly 10 lbs. Admittedly, she was not following it as strictly as suggested, and still saw results. There appears to be additional benefits as well. I gave the book to a friend with celiac disease, who was anxious to try this after seeing the author on the Dr. Oz show. After completing one cycle, she said her temperature rose significantly which she said is a sign that her thyroid levels are improving.

Bottom line: The book is loaded with great information about how your body works with gentle nudges to help you stay on track. The author has a personal writing style with a combination of facts and stories that make this book very readable. Some people will still have a problem giving up some of their favorite foods because it can be restrictive. Still, the knowledge you gain makes this book a "must read".

Bill Cashell - Author of "The Emotional Diet"
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Stunned @ how easy this is - how healthy I feel after 2 weeks. This is healthy weight loss. 3 mai 2013
Par S. Calderone - Publié sur
Format: CD Achat vérifié
I was in top shape when I got pregnant at 40 years old. In the past 3 years I've been unable to lose 30 pounds - sadly - I gained weight after losing most of my baby weight. My metabolism died essentially - I worked from home and sat most of the day. I ate every left over carb snack my son left on his plate and at my largest meal at 9pm. I couldn't find the time to include exercise into our busy lives since my husband has a very challenging work schedule. It was a nightmare - each month I saw the scale go up, my energy go down, sleep issues, etc. I saw the author on Dr Oz and thought this made sense and i would try it for 28 days - what did I have to lose. The first week - I lost 3 pounds - and I followed the plan to the T except I wasn't used to eating as much food as I needed to. The second week I lost an additional 5 pounds but what I noticed the most was lost of inches. I'm in the middle of my third week and I'm down 2 pounds - and I will admit I cheated because I've had a very stressful week. What is stunning to me is how TERRIFIC I feel. Not only did I lose inches around my body - I went from size 14 to 12 already. I am having the hardest time eating enough food to be honest. Now unless you really have terrible eating habits - meaning you eat everything from a package that is processed and not considered REAL food - this isn't so challenging. I'm a foody - I LOVE exotic cheese and coffee has sustained me for the past 3 years. Oddly - I don't miss them - though as I get closer to my goal weight I know I can go back to eating them responsibly. So - I started Phase 1 on a Monday because I thought it would be more enjoyable to eat my good fats on the Friday/Sat/Sun. The hardest part is Phase 2 for me because I hate protein. The best part of this is you have a family is that your family can eat like you do - they can add in the extra's that we've eliminated, but it's very easy to make only 1 meal for all.

So - to give you an idea how I'm doing this:
Monday/Tuesday -PHASE 1: I cook steel oats that I've let soak overnight so they cook more quickly in the am. I add either baked apples I make in my toaster oven or strawberry's & chopped pineapple. Who knew this would be the most delicious combo? I add butter, milk and some brown sugar into my sons bowls. Family breakfast served. Oh - I also have an herbal tea. Who cares - I still drink the amount of water I'm supposed to. Can I add my 44 year old skin is looking fabulous!

Snack - I have strawberry's and tangerines with my son and our play- dates at the park. Fun for all.

Lunch - I love cook either quinoa and veggies (not my fav), made the turkey, white bean & kale soup (was quite good) or brown rice stir fry with chicken, and an piece of fruit.

Snack - a pear or an apple

Dinner - I ALWAYS have a pasta - my favorite is the brown rice pasta from Trader Joes. I make my own sauce with a can of San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt & pepper - delicious and simple. Now - do let me say I'm an Olive Oil snob - and I've been living comfortably without it. Go figure. And then I add perhaps some grilled chicken on the side of my pasta. I've been eating up to 3 cups of pasta by the way and am losing a good amount of weight. She says you have to eat more if you need to lose more than 20 pounds. YEAH for that.

LOVE PHASE 1 - Phase 2 - not so much. I hate protein and consider myself and carbovoire.
Breakfast - My husband makes us poaches eggs, chicken sausage and usually a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast. (I usually go for the whole grain toast and lost of butter,) But, now I eat the egg whites and give the poached yolk to our dog, have turkey bacon and slices of celery with lime juice and salt. I have to say this is surprisingly good - lime juice and celery. Did I say I hate Phase 2? Not because I'm never full - because I love carbs. But, I'm VERY satisfied.

Snack - I eat turkey jerky and 5oz while at the park with the kiddies. I've turned every mom friend on to the stuff at Trader Joes. Even my 3 year old devours it.

Lunch - I've been making Korean BBQ Beef - and I haven't eaten beef in over 15 years. LITTLE tiny slivers with a BRAGGS, garlic, ginger, onion and YES - a little brown sugar that isn't on the list but it helps carmelize the beef on the grill. I put this over a salad with lime juice and it's simply delicious and satisfying. I also use chicken and turkey, but I need the FLAVOR to swallow protein. I'm hoping I don't become a meat eating mad woman because of this Phase 2. oiy!

Snack - Tuna with cut up veggies, salt & pepper with slices of Red Pepper. Super yummy.

Dinner - I love her Pork Loin & Peppercini recipe - with I could have it with rice - but I eat it with a salad.


TGIF & Bring on the weekend with Phase 3.
Breakfast -Dang am I a happy woman when Friday comes. THREE poached eggs with the yolk - yeah! Blackberrys - over a cup, a piece of organic spouted wheat bread. She doesn't say you CANNOT have wheat - but if you need it and I DO - use only sprouted. It's a delicious part of my usual diet so YEAH. I spread the bread with half an avocado and one week I did have a cup of coffee with the cream and sugar. But - imagine this. After 2 sips - I just didn't want the coffee. My husband fell on the floor.

Snack - My son & I bring hummus and veggie sticks to our play dates. Fun and yummy stuff for all. He does eat his pita chips - and I shockingly can live without them now.

Lunch: This is my absolute favorite new meal - so simple & so yummy. I have several leaves of lettuce - Romaine or Butter varieties. Spread and entire avocado on all of them with salt & pepper and then add quite allot of organic turkey slices. Roll them up and dig in. They are so yummy - my husband and toddler are begging for them. Really good. I have to admit - a vinegar & salt chip would be the cherry on top, but I have my goals and priorities.

Snack - I am a little confused about his part of the diet outline. It says NO FRUIT - so I don't have any. Not sure exactly what to have so I tend to have some turkey jerky or hummus and veg, or another new fav avocado on a toasted sprouted wheat tortilla by Ezekiel - found in almost any stores, but Trader Joes & Whole Foods. By toasting the tortilla it gets crunchy and breaks into chips without any oil, etc. I feel like I'm having chips and quac. Well - I am, but without the CORN. And, can I also say every person who know me - KNOWS- I LOVE LOVE LOVE CHIPS & SALSA. Delicioso.

Dinner - Since I was always confused about my options for Dinners in Phase 3 I have just simply always toasted one of my sprouted wheat tortillas and smothered it with avocado and hot sauce. Maybe even 3 of them if I feel hungry - well, ok - my husband always seems to eat half of mine. So maybe 1 1/2 if what I eat in the end. I also had a burrito bowl from chipolte without the cheese. LIke I said, I'm not clear on this meal in Phase 3. I wing it....

The other cruel truth is that I haven't done any of the exercise pieces - why? Because I haven't been able to motivate myself since I had my son and I'm fabulous at making excuses. But, having lost inches these past 2 weeks I'm feeling inspired. My bust lost 1.5 inches, my waist 2 inches, my arms, thighs and face are all tighter.

I hate a diet is all I can and I really didn't know how I was going to feel better and get control of my life after being an immaculate clean eater and yogi for 15 years before having my son. This book has changed my life. It stays on my kitchen counter because I often flip to what foods are allowed in each Phase to remind myself of more things I can eat. What i'm eating listed above is seriously changing my body - inside & out. I love it and I love to hear others say they notice it.

I'm going to stick to this until I get to my desire weight - but to be honest, I'm not really missing much. It's ALLOT of food, sometimes I feel like I can't eat what is required. The food is simple, real food. Good food. My head is less foggy and I'm not sure really why - so I may add back coffee & dairy (AKA CHEESE & 1/2 & 1/2) slowly to see what is triggering my groggy feelings before.

In the end - based on the scale today 3rd week and day 4 with 3 days to go I suspect I will lose a total of 12 -15 pounds on this plan.
THANK YOU HAYLIE. You've helped me get back to myself.The Fast Metabolism Diet: Eat More Food and Lose More Weight

Sorry for the typos - felt it was important to share and nap time is over. My son wants some AVOCADO. :)
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Excellent, but book could be better organized 6 février 2014
Par Bostonmama - Publié sur
Format: Relié
As a post-menopausal woman, I have struggled to get excess weight off for years. I did Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, The Fast Diet (which worked, frankly, but i just got tired of it), etc etc etc. Each time, I would lose a few, then gain them back. And let's be honest: the Nutrisystem and JC packaged foods are just awful! Everything seems to come in this gluey brown gravy that my dog would turn his nose up at. Oh, and trying it on my own . . . under-eating and over-exercising . . . just made things worse, because I was probably slowing my metabolism, and the weight would not budge. I would not have bothered with this plan, but two close friends were following it and they had good success, one losing 15 lbs and the other 23 lbs in 28 days. Both are, like me, past menopause. I decided this would be my last attempt before just giving in to a little extra padding and learning to live with it. I have been on it for just under two weeks and the last time I weighed myself (two days ago), I was down 4 lbs. Here is the thing: you don't get hungry. At least, I don't. I have to remind myself to eat my two snacks and there are days when I don't want them, but I get them in.The water was tough at first, but now I get all my ounces in without a problem.The fresh foods are all palatable for me, because I am a big fruit and vegetable eater. I like all the phases, actually, but of course, Phase 3 is the most enjoyable because you can eat from all of her approved food lists.

Here is one issue: this book is laid out in a most haphazard way. You find yourself jumping back and forth, and if you were to put book marks everywhere, you would have a mess to deal with. I have mine full of small, different-colored Post-It notes telling me what is where. It's difficult to find things that should be easy, and they should be laid out in a far less random way. I am using her website to get some of the confusion cleared up, and I recommend that.This is the reason the book gets four, and not five, stars from me. I assume that as I get further into this, all of it will be second nature to me, but for now, I am still having to look things up.

Here is another thing: too much tuna! I went to a website that calculates for you by your weight how much, or, rather, how little tuna is safe to eat, taking mercury levels into account. I found that at my current weight, I should not be eating more than 4.7 oz. of tuna per week.This plan has you eating 5 oz. of tuna at one sitting, and it has you doing it more than once a week. I am subbing in other proteins on half of the tuna recipe days. Also, it is not all that easy finding some of the items she wants you to buy. I find things at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and here on Amazon, but it would be so much easier if my local supermarket carried a better variety of healthier foods, OR if Haylie took this into account and gave us some suggestions for decent, if not PERFECT, substitutions.

She has you exercise, and it is far easier than what I was doing before. In Phase 1, she recommends at least one cardio workout (two if you like, but I do one); Phase 2, you do strength training, and Phase 3, Yoga or another stretching workout, or a massage. I am still working out three days a week, just not trying to do all of it together for more than an hour. This is much easier. And the weight is falling off.

One thing I have not seen addressed very much in these reviews is something that is happening to me, and it is a great benefit of the plan. I am much calmer, much more serene since being on this "diet." We have a new baby in the house, my grandchild, and I am not feeling stress at all in helping care for him. When he is fussing and crying a lot, I am fine, which helps calm him down. I know that my blood pressure has lowered, too. I think this shows me that I was allowing too many processed and junky foods and sugar into my body, and now, less than two weeks away from them, I am physically and psychologically feeling much better.

All in all, this is going very well. I miiss my evening wine and my desserts, but I am learning that at my age, nightly desserts are probably not a great idea anyway. I am learning that I can eat this way for the long term, and, when my twenty-eight days are up, I cannot just go back to what I was doing before. I think I can sustain this, with a few glasses of wine and perhaps one or two desserts on weekends, but no way can I consume them at the rate that I used to.

This will work for some of us, not for others. Read the book and decide for yourself. I am very glad I tried this one last solution.

I am back. Five weeks in, and I have lost 10 lbs. I have not been at this weight (I made it, finally, into my 120s again, and plan to stay there) for years. One thing: once you start eating like this, you find yourself thinking twice about putting junk into your body. I decided to treat myself to some dark chocolate, and that was fine. It tasted great and did no damage. But then I got cocky and ate a few bites of a friend's gooey birthday cake and it made me nauseous. I was prepared to give up certain things, and I did so willingly. Just be prepared to take this plan seriously if you want it to work. It will work.
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The Down and Dirty- Very Low Calorie Count 23 février 2013
Par V. Canfield - Publié sur
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Okay,so when the book arrived in the mail I read through to see what this diet was all about. It seemed to promise plenty.You will eat a lot (it says so on the back of the book). You will eat real, delicious, satisfying food (it says so on the the back of the book). This is the silver bullet (it says so on the back of the book). You are not going to count a single calorie or fat gram (it says so on the back of the book). Why do I keep mentioning what it says on the back of the book? BECAUSE THE INSIDE IS NOTHING LIKE THE BACK OF THE BOOK!!!! I won't go into all the phases and the lists of foods. Let's just say you pretty much give up wheat, corn, sugar, dairy products, any processed food and artificial sweeteners and most days it's seriously low in fat. That might not seem too bad since it's just for 28 days. And you get to eat 2 snacks along with 3 meals. But then on page 104 you find out about the limited serving sizes. This structure is carried further by telling you how many servings of each food you can have a day. Let me tell you, it's not much. I'm not saying it won't work. It probably will, but you need to be aware of what is expected of you and decide if you can stick with it.

After reading the book i decided the promises are not all they are cracked up to be. Let's look at the them.

You will eat a lot--sure, a lot of vegetables. Non starchy veggies are unlimited, just like on any other diet. Everything else is in small portions.

You will eat real, delicious, satisfying food--Um, the food is real, delicious might be stretching it since most of the days you have a very limited list to choose from. 4 of the days are fat free, seriously fat free. I don't know about you, but I can only cook with broth, lemon and vinegar for so long before I revolt.

This is the silver bullet--well, I guess it can be if you are into starvation diets.

You don't have to count any calories or fat--of course not, because you will automatically be getting very few of either if you follow the meal plans. Plus, 2 of those days are extremely low carb AND low fat.

Now, I spent about an hour breaking down 1 day of each phase to give you the calorie count of the suggested menu using the recipes given by the author. The calories are for the serving sizes given if you want to lose 20 pounds or less, regardless of your age, sex or weight.

Phase 1 (you are on it for 2 days out of the week)
Breakfast 127 calories
Snack 40 calories
Lunch 158 calories
Snack 53 calories
Dinner 390 calories total 768 calories for the day

Phase 2 (you are on it for 2 days out of the week)
Breakfast 74 calories
Snack 88 calories
Lunch 218 calories
Snack 118 calories
Dinner 174 calories total 672 calories for the day

Phase 3 (you are on it for 3 days out of the week)
Breakfast 254 calories
Snack 60 calories
Lunch 197 calories
Snack 258 calories
Dinner 438 calories total 1,207 calories for the day

Just in case you don't believe me, I will give you a recipe from the book with the calories.

Phase 2 Dinner Baked Cinnamon/Mustard Chicken and Lemon Garlic Spinach Serves 6-8

2 T lemon juice 8 calories
1/4 t ground cinnamon 0 calories
1 t Stevia or Xylitol 0-15 calories
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken 998 calories

Lemon-Garlic Spinach
1 T lemon juice 4 calories
1 t minced garlic 4 calories
3 c baby spinach 18 calories
Salt and pepper 0 calories

total calories 1047
Calories per serving- 6 servings 174
Calories per serving- 8 servings 139

And that is all you get for dinner. Less than 200 calories.

So what it appears is you are starving for 4 days of the week and only slightly starving for 3 days of the week. Of course the weight will fall off. How could it not when you are on a diet any anorexic would love? To be fair, there were some recipes that actually had 450 calories per serving, but that wasn't the norm. When 450 calories looks like a huge feast, then I'm pretty sure that's not the program for me.

**UPDATE: Another reviewer stated they didn't think the calorie count was low. I feel like I need to emphasize I counted the calories for the Meal Map and recipes given by the author. If you followed the diet using the author's menu and recipes, the calories are simply low. But, I'll give you an idea of what you'd be eating for one day for each phase and you can make your own decision. Also, when you use one of the author's recipes, you get one serving if you want to lose less than 20 pounds, no seconds.

Portions are for losing 20 pounds are less, regardless of size or sex. You get additional servings if you want to lose more:

Phase 1 one day of food consists of 3 servings grain, no wheat or corn, things like buckwheat, rice milk, oatmeal (1 cup), four fruits (1 piece or cup), 2 lean serving protein (4 ounces or 1/2 cup beans), 2 veggies (unlimited low starch)

Phase 2 one day of food consists of 5 lean serving proteins (4 ounces animal based), 5 servings unlimited low starch veggies

Phase 3 one day of food consists of 2 fruit servings (1 piece or cup), 5 healthy fat (examples 1/4 c nuts, 2 T dressing, ) and or protein (4 oz or 1/2 c beans) according to the meals given the author uses a combination such as egg salad or stir fry other times it's just a nut butter, no additional protein, 5 veggies (unlimited low starch), 1 grain (1/2 c) and 1 optional grain (1/2 c). *Yes, the grain serving is halved in phase 3.

**2nd update for those who want to see how the plan was modified In a sensible way and worked then check out Anne's review in the 4 star area. She provides an excellent review of how she made it work for her.
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