Week 1 Update:
I am on the last day of my first week and I have to say it has not been easy road. I started my plan last Wednesday, saying good bye to coffee, sugar, dairy and alcohol for the next 28 days.
Phase 1, as I started to plan I loved that I could have sprouted grain toast, smoothies and lots of fruit it was a yummy phase. But the lack of caffeine and abrupt change in my eating left me pretty exhausted. And even with all the fruit and grains I really missed dairy and healthy fats.
Phase 2, is two days of Protein and Veggies no fats, grains or fruits. If you have a sweet tooth and love carbs like myself this is a very tough two days. Struggling to get over the exhaustion from no caffeine and missing a lot of foods. My picky appetite doesn’t account for many choices on this phase so it was just about surviving. This was definitely the phase I wanted to just quit, at the end of the first day on
Phase 2 my goal became to just survive one week of the diet.
Phase 3, was three days of healthy fats, fruit, grains, protein, and veggies. Toast with almond butter and blueberries? Yes please. Phase 3 is definitely a reward for making it through phase 2 and you can enjoy the fact you get to stay there for three days. This is definitely the easiest phase getting almond butter and avocados… yum I am back to life. With so many options it is fun to cook and I look forward to my meals and snacks.
Overall changes, you have to drink A LOT of water on this diet half of your body weight in ounces to be exact. There is a definite transition with adding that much water, it brings meaning to the phrase ” I have to pee like race horse”. So expect a little transition as your body gets used to more water.
Results: In the first week I have lost 10lbs! Its shocking but makes the dark days of Phase 2 not seem quiet so harsh. And I am feeling better and managing without coffee or diary. I did make mistakes along the way, in desperation I would take a tiny bite of an English muffin or sneak a few Cheerios. Making my kids meals was one of the hardest when I was living on chicken and veggies, my kids bowl of cheerios and milk looked good enough to trade my right arm for. When I gave in a tried a bite of dessert or ate a cracker I moved on and didn’t beat myself up but tried to do better. I know I can be an emotional eater and this diet has highlighted when I would normally have been eating out of exhaustion, stress or a bad day. I am trying to use those points of craving to think do I really want that food and I hungry for it or is it just an emotional feeling I am trying to feed. For now I am enjoying my last day on Phase 3 and interested to see if week 2 will seem a bit easier. Wish me luck!
I will be following The Fast Metabolism Diet for the next 28 days as part of a review with SheSpeaks. So far I have really enjoyed the book, Hailey takes the time to explain how the foods we do or don’t eat effect our bodies functions and more importantly our metabolism. I am wary of diet books that make big claims or want you to restrict lots of food groups. What I like about Haylie Pomroy’s book is how she focuses on real food that is easy and affordable.
The 28 days is not a huge chunk of time and I am excited to see how well the program works. Today is my first day on it and so far the food options are great but giving up coffee has been a bear. I want to really follow the plan to the letter so I can give you my honest take on how well it works. So no dairy, alcohol or caffeine for this girl for 28 days. I am interested to see how my body feels once I am well under way. I will keep you up to date on my journey, here’s to getting healthy and burning some fat before summer!
Celebrity nutritionist and wellness consultant HAYLIE POMROY, whose celebrity clients range from Grammy- and Academy-Award winners to Super Bowl champs and Olympic athletes, and include Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Cher, Raquel Welch, and Robert Downey Jr., has been nicknamed “the metabolism whisperer” for her ability to help clients lose weight, meet their personal goals, and enhance their health while eating delicious foods. Pomroy reminds us that food is not the enemy, it’s medicine needed to rev up sluggish, broken-down metabolisms and turn bodies into fat-burning machines! In THE FAST METABOLISM DIET (Harmony Books, On Sale Date April 9, 2013, $26.00), Haylie shares her revolutionary program that lets you eat more food and lose more weight by choosing foods that keep your metabolism guessing and getting it to work faster. THE FAST METABOLISM DIET is the silver bullet for anyone who wants to naturally and safely eat their way to a skinnier, healthier self.
THE FAST METABOLISM DIET incorporates four weeks of fat-burning meal plans with more than fifty recipes—including vegetarian, organic, and gluten-free options. In just four weeks, you’ll see weight fall off. With Pomroy’s plan, you won’t count a single calorie or fat gram. Instead, you’re going to rotate what you’re eating to induce precise physiological changes that set your metabolism on fire. With over seventeen years experience helping people lose weight, improve fertility, overcome health challenges, and reach optimal health while still enjoying real food and not going hungry, Pomroy is highly regarded in Hollywood and the medical community for her ability to effect rapid, healthy weight loss.
Pomroy’s fat-busting 28-day plan is simple:
• Phase 1 (Monday–Tuesday): Lots of carbs and fruits
• Phase 2 (Wednesday–Thursday): Lots of proteins and veggies
• Phase 3 (Friday–Sunday) All of the above, plus healthy fats and oils
On THE FAST METABOLISM DIET, not only will you lose weight and feel better, you may also see your cholesterol drop, your blood sugar stabilize, your sleep improve, and your stress level dramatically decrease—all thanks to the miraculous power of real, delicious, satisfying food. Pomroy’s knowledge and guidance has worked for thousands of people—and now it’s going to work for you! With Pomroy as your guide, you will boost your metabolism with the fat-burning power of food!
About the Author: HAYLIE POMROY is a celebrity nutritionist well known in Hollywood and in the medical community. With integrative healthcare clinics in Beverly Hills, Burbank, Irvine, and Fort Collins, her impressive client list includes celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Cher, Raquel Welch and Robert Downey Jr. Haylie is a nutritional counselor, registered wellness consultant, and holistic counselor.