The Fast Metabolism Diet: Eat More Food and Lose More Weight

Haylie Pomroy has helped countless clients lose up to 20 pounds in just 4 weeks –all through the fat-burning power of food. Hailed as “the metabolism whisperer,” Haylie reminds us that food is not the enemy, it’s the rehab needed to rev-up your sluggish, broken-down metabolism and turn your body into a fat-burning furnace.
 
On this plan you’re going to eat a lot. You’re going to eat three full meals and at least two snacks a day – and you’re still going to lose weight. What you’re not going to do is count a single calorie or fat gram. You’re going not to ban entire food groups. You’re not going to go carb-free or vegan or go cold turkey on the foods you love. Instead, you’re going to rotate what you’re eating throughout each week according to a simple and proven plan carefully designed to induce precise physiological changes that will set your metabolism on fire.
 
Phase I (Monday-Tuesday): Lots of carbs and fruits
Phase II (Wednesday-Thursday): Lots of proteins and veggies
Phase III (Friday-Sunday): All of the above, plus healthy fats and oils
 
By keeping your metabolism guessing in this specific and deliberate way, you’ll get it working faster. This isn’t just a theory, it’s the results-based product of Haylie Pomroy’s successful programs.  It’s worked for celebrities, for athletes, and for people with chronic illnesses who need to lose weight, doctor’s orders.  Now it’s going to work for you.
 
In 4 weeks not only will you see the weight fall off, you’ll also see your cholesterol drop, your blood sugar stabilize, your energy increase, your sleep improve, and your stress dramatically reduce. All thanks to the miraculous power of real, delicious, satisfying food!
 
Plus, by switching up what you’re eating every few days, you’ll get to enjoy a greater variety of foods, so your palate will never feel bored or deprived.  Complete with 4 weeks of meal plans and over 50 recipes – including vegetarian, organic, and gluten-free options – this is the silver bullet for the chronic dieter who has tried every fad diet and failed, the first time dieter attempting to kick her metabolism into gear, and anyone who wants to naturally and safely eat her way to a skinner, healthier self.

Q&A with Haylie Pomroy

Haylie Pomroy

Q. Why is metabolism so important?

A. First of all, metabolism isn’t a thing—it’s a process! It’s how your body converts food into either fuel or body substance (muscle, fat, bone, blood). If you have a fast metabolism, your body easily processes nutrients into heat and energy, or into creating a strong body. If you’ve got a slow metabolism, you’re storing—instead of burning—and more of your food ends up stuck to your thighs and belly as fat. The good news is that you can CHANGE your metabolism by eating the right foods.

Q. In the book you talk about the importance of switching up what you eat and how it can help you lose weight. Can you explain?

A. To start fixing your broken-down metabolism and lose weight, you’ve got to re-train it: You have to confuse it to lose it. And by eating the right nutrient-dense whole foods on the right days and at the right times, that’s exactly how you’ll get your metabolism burning fast and hot, like it should be.

It sounds like magic, but it’s really just good, solid science. The book is the product of 20 years of clinical experience, of helping people lose weight and keep it off. It’s worked for my clients—many of them athletes and celebrities—and it can work for you too. Each phase of the diet—and the specific foods within that phase—sets off precise reactions in your body, coaxing it to unlock and burn fat. It’s the constant switcheroo that forces your metabolism to get going again!

  • Phase One focuses on fruit and whole grains
  • Phase Two emphasizes alkalizing veggies and lean proteins
  • Phase Three balances proteins, veggies, fruit, and whole grains, plus healthy fats

Q. And I don’t have to count calories?

A. Nope! Your metabolism doesn’t count calories and neither should you, as long as you follow the diet’s guidelines for which foods to eat and when to eat them. A “calorie” has nothing to do with your weight or metabolism; it’s actually a unit of measure—the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius!

Q. Is this diet really for everybody?

A. The Fast Metabolism lifestyle is the way we SHOULD be eating all the time, not just for the 28-day course of the diet! With The Fast Metabolism Diet, you’ll learn healthy eating habits that will improve your physical and mental well-being, no matter how much weight you need to lose. There’s plenty of flexibility for working around food allergies or sensitivities, and any other restrictions imposed by medical conditions.

Q. So you’re saying real food, not processed is the way to go?

A. We eat only real food on the Fast Metabolism Diet. Nothing fake, nothing with an ingredient list as long as your arm. Fat-free and sugar-free diet junk are off the table too. The diet lists healthy portion sizes too—you’ve got to fuel that metabolism. And you won’t go hungry. In fact, many of my clients are surprised how much food they get to eat.

So say bye-bye to frozen low-cal dinners and fat-free “diet” foods. That’s fake food—it’s just a load of chemicals that drag down your metabolism.

Luckily, real food is really pretty easy. The Fast Metabolism Diet book includes more than 50 super-simple recipes—including family favorites like my Slow-Cooker Chili and Pepperoncini Pork Roast—that you can tailor to your preferences and cooking style.

Q. So what happens after I’ve reached my goal?

A. Learn how to live the Fast Metabolism lifestyle! Once you create your fast metabolism, you get to use it! Enjoy barbecues, birthday parties, holiday feasts—and really enjoy them. With the Fast Metabolism Diet, you’ll learn how to keep that metabolic fire roaring so you can handle every diet curve life throws your way. By the time you hit your goal weight, you’ll have built exactly the habits you need to live a balanced, food-loving life. You don’t have to follow the phases anymore (although you can). Just follow the diet’s rules for maintenance and remember the true meaning of “DIET”: Did I Eat Today?

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3 comments for “The Fast Metabolism Diet: Eat More Food and Lose More Weight

  1. Bill Cashell "Author of The Emotional Diet"
    July 1, 2013 at 3:17 AM

    Challenging But Worth It – A Wealth of Great Information 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”

  2. V. Canfield
    July 1, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    The Down and Dirty- Very Low Calorie Count 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 caloriesSnack 40 caloriesLunch 158 caloriesSnack 53 caloriesDinner 390 calories total 768 calories for the dayPhase 2 (you are on it for 2 days out of the week)Breakfast 74 caloriesSnack 88 caloriesLunch 218 caloriesSnack 118 caloriesDinner 174 calories total 672 calories for the dayPhase 3 (you are on it for 3 days out of the week)Breakfast 254 caloriesSnack 60 caloriesLunch 197 caloriesSnack 258 caloriesDinner 438 calories total 1,207 calories for the dayJust 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 6-82 T lemon juice 8 calories1/4 t ground cinnamon 0 calories1 t Stevia or Xylitol 0-15 calories2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken 998 caloriesLemon-Garlic Spinach1 T lemon juice 4 calories1 t minced garlic 4 calories3 c baby spinach 18 caloriesSalt and pepper 0 caloriestotal calories 1047Calories per serving- 6 servings 174Calories per serving- 8 servings 139And 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…

  3. Anne
    July 1, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    Difficult, but may prove worthwhile This review will probably be a bit long, so I apologize in advance.I was interested in this book because there seemed to be a lot of science behind it (based on animal diets), and I thought it would be interesting to try. I don’t have too much weight to lose (definitely under 10 pounds, and perhaps even 5), but I have been stuck at the same weight for a long time. I didn’t really think that this diet would work for me, but in the end, it did.Before I start, I want to mention V. Canfield’s excellent review on the book. As I mentioned, I don’t have too much weight to lose. If I followed the serving sizes in the book, I would be on an *extremely* low-calorie diet. Which is ironic, because the author repeatedly states that low-cal diets are the reason many people have sluggish metabolisms. Pretty contradictory! So I totally ignored the serving sizes and ate however much I wanted of the permitted phase foods (and I can eat a LOT).Ignoring the serving sizes was not the only aspect I modified. I also didn’t stick to the specific meal plans (carbs + fruit for breakfast, for example). I only ate what was on the prescribed food lists, but I ate them in whatever combination I wanted to. I hope that make sense.Although this diet is restrictive, I didn’t find it terribly hard at first glance. I’m vegan, and thus don’t eat dairy, so cutting that out was easy. However, the implementation of the diet was trickier than I first supposed.Phase One was great for me – I looove carbs and fruit, and ate to my heart’s content. Loved it. Phase Two was really, really tough. Since I’m vegan, I’m allowed to eat tofu and tempeh, but that’s it in terms of protein. No beans or anything! Plus there is nothing sweet in Phase Two (and I have a sweet tooth), so I really struggled through this phase. I literally waited until the clock struck midnight and I was able to eat Phase Three foods – no joke! They were two very miserable days per week.However, at the end of the 28 days, I had dropped about 4 pounds, much to my surprise. Yes, that doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is for me. I can’t remember the last time I’ve weighed this little. I suppose I would have lost more if I’d stayed true to the allotted portion sizes, but that sounded incredibly restrictive and I know I would have been miserable.But the real question is whether it will stay off. It has been a few weeks since I finished (I was lucky to get a copy early via Vine) and I ate like a ridiculous pig for a week or two after. But I’ve only gained about a pound back. So all in all, this may have worked after all. I’ll update if I notice any change.Recommended.

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