Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Fast Metabolism Diet - #FastMetabolismDiet Book Review

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/FastMetabolismDiet.  I received book for review and compensation.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.  Check with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise regiment.

Book Synopsis:

Haylie Pomroy has helped thousands of clients lose weight – utilizing the healing power of real, whole food. Hailed as “the metabolism guru,” Haylie reminds us that food is not the enemy, it’s medicine needed to rev-up your sluggish, broken-down metabolism and turn your body into a fat-burning furnace.

Complete with 4 weeks of meal plans and over 50 recipes – including vegetarian, organic, and gluten-free options – this is the silver bullet for anyone who wants to naturally and safely eat their way to a skinner, healthier self.

Boost your metabolism with the fat-burning power of food!

My Review:

I don't make any bones about it; I'm overweight.  After learning about this particular diet I was interested in reading the book, The Fast Metabolism Diet, and seeing if I could apply it to my life.  The first step, of course, was to read the book.  The next step was taking the information and putting it into action.

The basic premise of The Fast Metabolism diet is to rotate what you’re eating throughout each week according to a plan carefully designed to induce precise physiological changes that will set your metabolism on fire.  There are three phases that are to be repeated for four weeks.  Phase one consists of eating lots of carbs and fruits.  Phase two has you eating lots of proteins and veggies.  Phase three has you consuming all of the above, plus healthy fats and oils.  The book has several chapters that explain what metabolism is and how the program works.  It also includes several recipes. 

Reading the book made me realize that there are certain triggers I've been doing that's sabotaging a healthy lifestyle.  Although I didn't follow The Fast Metabolism Diet to a tee, I found several of the tips and advice helpful and tried to adhere to the diet for the most part.  I didn't lose up to 28 pounds in 20 days but I did lose some weight and I do chalk that up to having followed most of the guidelines in the book. 


Alexis AKA MOM said...

Way to go girlie!! A little is awesome.