This year I’ve worked hard on losing the 40 pounds that I gained since my total hysterectomy. I had hit a plateau and I was also sick of dieting and being hungry. Then I gotSheSpeaks to review (disclosure: free book received).
Fast Metabolism Diet Book Review
Since I wasmy metabolism has slowed tremendously. I knew it was going to happen, but until it does, you just don’t understand how it’s going to affect your life. Suddenly I couldn’t eat the same foods and maintain my weight. This book was the kick in the pants I needed.
About 3 weeks ago, I started the Fast Metabolism Diet and as of today I have lost 8 pounds. The book claims you will lose up to 20 pounds. I think if I had been better about the exercise part, I probably could get closer to 20 pounds.
What is the Fast Metabolism Diet
Basically it is a 4-week diet plan where you rotate the types of foods you eat. Each week you go through 3 phases:
- Phase 1 is 2 days and you eat protein, fruits, veggies and carbs + cardio exercise.
- Phase 2 is 2 days and you eat protein and veggies + strength training (weights).
- Phase 3 is 3 days & you eat fruits & veggies, protein, some carbs and add healthy fats/oils + yoga/Pilates.
Then you repeat those phases for 4 weeks in a row.
Fast Metabolism Diet Don’ts
You can not eat just any protein, fruits, veggies or fats, but rather choose from a very specific list of foods. There are also a lot of don’ts you must follow such as
- NO wheat
- NO soda
- NO dairy
- NO alcohol
- and a few more restrictions….
This plan is definitely restrictive if you normally eat a lot of dairy, soda, wheat and other processed foods. I had to get used to eating foods that are different from my norm, but I was not hungry at all. Much of the time I was eating more than I felt I needed to eat.
Problems I Had
During my first week, I went to a dance competition out-of-town with my girls and that was hard. We were at a college and there was no place near to easily get food and because of the way the dances were space, I was there sometimes 10 hours straight and we weren’t getting back to our hotel until after Midnight. I did the best I could and I didn’t eat anything I shouldn’t, but I also didn’t eat as much as I should or get as many veggies in as I should.
I did great until after 3 weeks and by then I was sick of eating the foods. I wanted a piece of cheese or a yogurt. I was feeling confined by my choices and I also really wanted to run more than 2 days each week. I missed running a LOT! That surprised me more than anything.
I will probably do the plan again after I’ve completed my half marathon. I have to start the major training now, so I can’t do the plan again. I do like the lower carbs and eating every 3 hours. This diet was easier than I thought I anticipated (I was worried). The food was more expensive than what I usually buy, but well worth it.
I have had a lot of stomach issues in the past and still have pains almost weekly. After I got over the caffeine withdrawal headaches, I felt fantastic. And of course now my shorts that haven’t fit in 2 years are getting loose on my, so bottom line…the diet helped me get past that plateau and showed me that eating healthier foods makes a big difference in how I feel.
Fast Metabolism Diet App
There is also an app for the iPhone which I found really helpful when I was eating out or at the grocery store. You can create a shopping list, plan your food and exercise and check things off as you complete them.
You’ve read my Fast Metabolism Diet Book Review, so now what? Follow the author, Haley Pomroy on Facebook & Twitter and check out the Fast Metabolism Diet website for more information and answers to questions.
Let me know if you buy the book and decide to give the plan a try. I’d love to hear how it worked out for you.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book from SheSpeaks for this book review. No other compensation was received. All Fast Metabolism Diet Book Review opinions are my own.
Here is an piece I saw on Access Hollywood:
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