I've been reading The Fast Metabolism Diet by Haylie Pomroy. I was thrilled to be able to review this great book. I admit it, I need HELP!! My metabolism is so slow I think it stopped and turned around and left!!
The diet is not meant to be a rest of your life diet. But, Haylie encourages you to come back and use the diet for a week or so, to make sure you keep your metabolism revving up!
The program itself is a 28 day plan. 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.
This is a diet that takes a little time to start, at least for me. You have to give up wheat, corn, dairy, soy, refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, fruit juice and artificial sweeteners. Coffee?? Really?!?!
Ahhhh but if you have a real problem giving up coffee Haylie suggests, at least eat first because coffee on an empty stomach is a metabolism killer because it pulls sugar from your muscles to balance hormones.
Haylie's suggestions throughout the book are awesome, they will help you customize the plan you can follow. There is a lot of pre-planning. I like the Metabolism 9-1-1 help section, in case you don't have time, for instance, to make breakfast.
Over 50 recipes are in the book. Including vegetarian, organic and gluten-free options. Boost your metabolism with the fat-burning power of food!
This is a great book. Packed with tons of information.
Disclosure I received complimentary products for the purpose of my review. No other compensation was provided. The opinions are mine and 100% honest. I have not been influenced in any way.