5 Tips To Make Your Exercising Fun and Enjoyable

In the last blog post, we’ve discussed these 3 myths that held us back from exercising. We’ve witnessed first-hand how it delimit us from formulating an effective workout regimen.

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Now that we’ve finally debunked these myths, we’re now going to tackle about the fun ways to actually enjoy and look forward to exercising. What are we waiting for? Let’s head on!

1. Make it a Habit

Sure, exercising is a difficult task. Even more so, if you need to stick with it for a couple of days every week. But, guess what? It’s only difficult if you think about it as a undesirable activity. So instead of thinking how exercise is exhausting your body, stop thinking about it and: JUST. DO. IT.

After a few weeks of working out, you’ll find yourself yearning to exercise without realizing it. Your body will gradually adapt to this new routine until it develops into a habit.

2. Find an Accountable Exercise Buddy

Exercising becomes easier if you have someone else checking up and exercising with you. After all, you wouldn’t want to break your promise and miss your appointment when your friend is waiting for you to show up on her doorstep, right? So, get up and start moving!

Having an accountable partner or support group will inspire you to keep moving forward to reach your goal. They will be there to lift you up when you’re feeling down and to remind you why living a healthy lifestyle is worth all the sacrifice you’ve made. Don’t give up! You’ve already come this far!

3. Turn the Exercise into an Exciting Game

Playing a game is never boring or exhausting for most of us, so why don’t you treat exercise like one? In fact, the term “exergaming” was invented for this unique but exciting activity.

One example of a fun exergaming is called Just Dance Video Game. It lets you hit a certain goal just by moving your body.You’re not only going to break some sweat and lose fats in the process, but you’ll have fun, that’s for sure.

4. Plug in your Earphones

There’s nothing more enjoyable than to listen to music when exercising. So start creating your perfect playlist as you start your morning workout. Or if you’re not fond of music, you can opt to listen to an audiobook and time flies by before you realize it.

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3 Workout Mistakes You Should Stop Committing Now!

Most of us undoubtedly frown in disgust whenever we hear the term exercise. We often see it like it’s some sort of punishment because we’re out of shape. You need to beat yourself into working out because you indulge yourself with unhealthy food cravings. You need to push yourself to the limit in order to lose weight to become acceptable to society. This kind of mindset has been instilled in our mind causing us to have a hostile attitude towards exercising.

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The truth is, exercising should never be tiring and exhausting. It’s supposed to be enjoyable and fulfilling. You should never feel miserable or be obliged to do it just for the sake of losing weight. How do we encourage ourselves to have a positive attitude when it comes to exercising?

It’s time to debunk these workout mistakes and refresh our mindset to formulate an effective workout regimen.

1. Exercise Isn’t all About Cardio

This certainly tops the list of our workout mistakes. While Cardio offers a lot of health benefits and goodness to our body, cardio is only one part of exercising. Cardio can only improve one section in our body. It can help improve our speed, cardiovascular endurance. But it cannot improve our strength and bone density.

Instead, what we need is a mix of exercise. Just like in eating, we need to mix our exercise to address our body’s specific needs.

That’s why fast metabolism diet uses mixed exercises that you need to do every phase. This varying workout regimen will help improve different sections in your body in order to lose weight. You won’t need to push yourself doing cardio 5-6 times a week just to lose weight.

2. You need to stick in Running to lose weight.

This is actually in relation to number 1. We’re all led to believe that cardio is the only way to exercise and lose weight. And when we talk about cardio, the only thing that comes to our mind is running. We need to run like crazy until we’re out of breath to lose some weight. We often feel miserable when we’re panting like crazy, pushing ourselves to move, run harder, only to find out we’re left behind in a race while our friends are running swiftly. Frustrating isn’t it?

Why do you allow yourself to suffer like that? If you don’t like running, then don’t do it. Doing something you don’t love and enjoy will only stress you out. And remember? When you’re stressed, your body will withhold those fats rather than losing them! Wasting all your efforts in vain!

Instead of running, you can do other cardio exercises such as dancing, brisk walking, hiking, etc. The same as with strength-training and stress-reducing activities in Phase 2 and 3. The most important thing is to get your body moving shed those pesky pounds off your body.

3. Giving Up Exercising Because It’s Exhausting

Just like in yo-yo dieting, we’ve also had our fair share of yo-yo exercising moments. That incredible motivation we have before we start hitting the gym. Then after a 30-minute session of intense workout, you feel sore, and beyond exhausted. That’s when your motivation to keep going starts to diminish. Until you found yourself . . . dang! Quitting on exercising and starting this horrid cycle again for the nth time.

If you feel like quitting, remind yourself again why you’re doing this. You’re doing this to lose weight and be healthy. And of course, don’t forget to pat your back for a job well done. You’ve come this far, every step you take is a process. Do you really want to stop when you’re so near to achieving your goal? I bet you wouldn’t want that.

So stop committing these workout mistakes. We recommend you to keep going and don’t give up until you reach your goal. In our next blog post, we’ll tackle some ways on how to make exercising more fun and enjoyable!

How to Stay Warm This Winter

Winter is fast approaching. It might not be the most comfortable time of the year because of the cold weather and the snow, but you need not worry. Everyone can get through this yearly, so it’s time to ditch last season’s habit, bring out those all-too-familiar coats and jackets, and get ready to warm up this winter. Most people prefer to stay indoors but there are times we need to go out despite the freezing condition. These are easy tips to stay warm during this cold season.

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Keep moving. The best thing to do is keep moving around and do lots of physical activity. Your winter clothes help by trapping heat, but it is your body that keeps you warm. Moving a lot and working out helps your body generate more heat that helps you warm up; whenever you take a break, make it short and avoid cooling off. People with less body mass and fat can tend to get cold easily.

Eat more healthy fats. The freezing weather makes your body cold and it will need more fuel to keep you warm. Fat is like a slow-burning fuel. Eating snacks with healthy fats such as almonds and walnuts keep your body going for the rest of the day.

Hydrate yourself. During winter, aside from the coldness, you could face dry conditions in your area. This means you’ll dehydrate faster without even realizing it. You can get dehydrated even if you’re not sweating. Bring a thermos with your hot drink or drink water frequently. You can flavor it with fruits like lemon or strawberries for flavor.

Wear the right clothes. This is not the season to use your favorite cotton shirt. Wear clothing that has wool or jackets with insulating synthetics. Layer-up your clothes to keep you warm. Woolen or fleece hats and thick woolen socks can also help your body warm up and keep you dry.

At night close your curtains. Your windows help in letting in more radiant energy in the morning from the sunlight that enters your house. However, at night your windows can let extremely cold air into your house. To prevent heat loss, close your curtains and lower your blinds before it gets dark. They serve as an extra protection from heat loss and add insulation to your home.

So with these easy tips, you’ll surely stay warm during winter and learn to find joy and comfort in this cold season

5 Healthy Yet Affordable Foods You Can Buy Under $10

When we hear the term “clean eating”, our immediate thought would be it’s expensive. Going all-organic, processed-free foods sometimes hurts our pockets. While we do provide healthy budget tips to keep you healthy without overspending, we’re also aware that purchasing some foods may be more expensive than what you’re used to buying. So what can we do to lessen our budget while staying on the fast metabolism diet plan?

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In this blog post, we will feature 5 healthy, affordable foods you can buy in the supermarket.

What’s more? These affordable foods are also FMD-compliant, so you can actually cut down your budget by purchasing them. Now, let’s head on to the list and start purchasing these economical foods!

1. Instead of using Mayo, Opt for Hummus (Phase 3)

Instead of using commercial mayonnaise, opt to use hummus instead. Hummus is a healthy fat that is rich in protein, fiber, and iron. These densely-packed nutrients help regulate your blood sugar and control fight your hunger cravings. It also has the same rich and creamy texture like mayo. Hummus is a great condiment in eating your sandwiches and wraps. You can check out mouthwatering hummus recipes here.

Avocado Hummus Dip - Phase 3

Bonus tip: If you really can’t give up the creamy goodness of mayonnaise, opt to purchase safflower mayonnaise instead.

2. Use Nutritional Yeast If You’re Craving for Cheesy Goodness

I’ve heard you. We all love cheese, especially when served with pasta or our baking recipes. But cheese (at least the dairy ones), does our body more harm than good. Dairy products contribute to our weight-gain. But just because we’re prohibited in consuming dairy products doesn’t mean we need to omit cheese in our life too.

nutritional yeast

You can actually use a non-dairy cheese like cashew and almond cheese to create your favorite recipes. If not, you can use nutritional yeast. You can sprinkle it over your pasta recipes and you’ll find yourself tasting the same savory, cheesy bites the Parmesan cheese can offer you.

3. Use Tahini If you Wanted to Use Butter

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Tahini is a flavorful plant-based substitute that gives the same spice and taste on your bread. It’s also rich in protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Tahini is a good option if you want to have a new spin for your creamy based recipes.

4. Create a Homemade Heavy Whipped Cream

We all love the creamy goodness of whipped cream whenever we make our pudding and dessert recipes. But sometimes we wonder what could be the substitute of whipped cream if dairy is not allowed? Good thing we have a healthy version of it!

Fast Metabolism Diet Heavy Whipped Cream – Phase 1 and 3

You can create our homemade whipped cream made with only natural ingredients! You can use it on Phase 1 and 3.

5. Opt for Fruit Toppings as Your Sweetener

Fruits are rich in fructose by nature, but their fiber helps neutralize the spike in your blood sugar. Making it one of the healthiest and natural sweeteners out there. Fruits are also a good substitute for those who aren’t fond of stevia and xylitol. You can incorporate phase-specific fruits in your smoothie recipes.

Get A Glimpse Of Our Mouthwatering Thanksgiving Recipes!

This Thanksgiving 2016, the fast metabolism diet community is in one with you in celebrating this festive season. The community is incredibly thankful to all of you, our loyal dieters, who take part of this movement towards a healthy lifestyle. We are able to build a strong community that promotes healthy eating habits, encouraging our family and friends in doing the same.

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Taking that leap of faith to embark a healthy journey and leave our unhealthy habits for good. We’ve also witnessed how we were able to support one another during our worst times, encouraging everyone not to give up and keep trying. If it weren’t for your hard work and dedication, we wouldn’t be able to attain our community’s success. And we’re incredibly grateful for that.

The community firmly believes that everyone can take part in celebrating without feeling the guilt of ruining their diet. And so, we’ve taken the time to prepare a delectable Thanksgiving recipe eBook that you can cook for this momentous season. These Thanksgiving recipes are carefully chosen to ensure that you only get appetizing yet healthy foods to satisfy your indulgence.

Take a sneak peek of our mouth-watering Thanksgiving recipes below!

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Cheesy Turkey Meatballs – Phase 3

Imagine cheese melting into your mouth with every bite you take from a flavorful turkey meatball. Sounds heavenly right? The best part is, it’s healthy too! So what are you waiting for, try out our new recipe now! A truly delectable main course this Thanksgiving Day!
Serves: 6
Serving Size: 4 meatballs
Ingredients:

  • 20 oz. ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup sprouted wheat bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp. Almond milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. loosely packed fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 oz. cashew cheese, cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cup of crushed tomatoes
  • Parsley leaves, for garnish
  • Grated Cashew Cheese, for garnish
  • Sprouted Bread or Konjac Noodle Pasta, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, almond milk, egg, garlic, rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  2. With a 2-tablespoon scoop, scoop turkey mixture and press 1 cube of cashew cheese into the center, sealing meat tightly around cheese. Repeat with remaining turkey mixture and cheese.
  3. In 12″ skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Add turkey meatballs; cook for 10 minutes or until browned on most sides. Add crushed tomatoes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 12 minutes or until meatballs is cooked through.
  5. Garnish with parsley and grated cashew cheese. Serve with bread or over pasta.

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As we end this post, we leave you a question, what are you thankful for?

5 Healthy Thanksgiving Day Tips for Every Fast Metabolism Dieter

Thanksgiving Day has always been a welcomed tradition for most families. We celebrate it with a feast to express our appreciation and gratefulness for all different kind of blessings we’ve received. It is also the perfect time to be reunited with our loved ones.

Thanksgiving is but a joyous event but for our fast metabolism dieters who are still struggling with losing weight, the Thanksgiving Day can be a major kill. With all the mouthwatering food served on the table, the temptation is nearly irresistible, but isolating ourselves in the corner while everyone else is feasting and enjoying the Thanksgiving day is definitely not an option.

How do we have fun on Thanksgiving Day and still minimize its impact in our diet?

5 Thanksgiving Day Tips for Every Dieter

The fast metabolism diet community will make sure that you get to enjoy this special day without ruining your weight loss plans. So we’ve prepared a great deal of tips that are handy and easy to remember even while you’re having a blast. Head on below to see the surprising pointers that you can actually apply!

Plus we created an exclusive Thanksgiving recipes that you can enjoy this holiday!

1. Be Sure to Eat your Breakfast and Succeeding Meals/Snacks

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The most common mistake the dieters commit when preparing for a special event is skipping breakfast, snacks and meals before the event takes place. This technique is highly discouraged because when you starve yourself, your body starts withholding fats instead of losing them. And since you haven’t eaten anything before the event, you are most likely to overeat during the event. You will consume more than what your stomach can take.

Instead of starving yourself, eat your phase-specific breakfast diligently. Eat it within 30 minutes of waking. before you start exercising. Remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

2. Eat Fat-based snacks on Phase 3
avocadoFat based snacks like avocados, nuts, seeds, as well as turkey jerky, will keep your blood sugar stable, decreasing the temptation to indulge into carbs and sweet cravings. It is recommended you eat these snacks before and during the event.

3. Shift your FMD Phases for Thanksgiving Day

Since Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday, it is hard to deal with the holiday while you’re in Phase 2. Granted you’re following the ideal fast metabolism diet plan, Phase 2 will mainly restrict you from eating most of the food served on the table. Instead, we’re going to shift your FMD phases for the next fortnight so that Thanksgiving Day will fall on Phase 3. You can apply the phase-rotation for Thanksgiving 2016 below:

  • Sunday, Nov 20, Phase 3
  • Monday, Nov 21, Phase 1
  • Tuesday, Nov 22, Phase 2
  • Wednesday, Nov 23, Phase 2
  • Thursday (Thanksgiving!) Nov 24, Phase 3
  • Friday, Nov 25, Phase 3
  • Saturday, Nov 26, Phase 3
  • Sunday, Nov 27, Phase 1
  • Monday, Nov 28, Phase 1

On Nov 28, your phase rotation for the week will be back to normal once again.

4. Have a Post-Detox Plan

Hope with Green: Green Easy Soup Recipe for Detoxing

After you get to enjoy the Thanksgiving Day, it is important to detoxify yourself from the food you ate last night. Have this incredibly easy and simple green recipe detox soup. Remember to double your veggies intake after Thanksgiving!

5. Enjoy the Event

Last but definitely not the least, try to enjoy and embrace the event! Don’t get so worked up! Stressing yourself will only worsen your condition. Your metabolism is healing already, so just relax and see how your metabolism fires up and burn those foods.

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The Fast Metabolism Diet Community wishes everyone a meaningful and delightful Thanksgiving! And here’s a small treat for you as we celebrate Thanksgiving – fast metabolism diet Thanksgiving 2016 recipes. We are truly thankful for the companionship we’ve built in this community. Now, we leave you with a question, what are you thankful for?

5 Healthy Foods That Will Keep You Awake and Alert

Keeping your focus while working after the weekend or after staying up late the night before can be quite a challenge. This might be a great time to know what healthy food to munch on to keep the brain up and running.

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What’s even better is that these options are not expensive, but rather easy to find and easy to prepare. So whether you’re in Manic Monday mode or just in need a jolt to jump-start yourself for the afternoon work, keep these healthy foods at hand.

  1. Smoothies. Use some fresh fruits like blueberries, avocados or raspberries. These fruits are good sources of vitamins and nutrients. Glucose, a natural form of sugar, is abundant in fruits, so if you’re planning to make smoothies, skip the sugar. Your blood sugar won’t spike up since it’s also loaded with fibers. Smoothies can also boost your short-term memory. Just remember to drink in moderation, or you’ll end up feeling tired.
  2. Pumpkin seeds. They’re cheap and easy to find. Keep a small pack on your table to munch on during work. Pumpkin seeds are rich in iron, zinc and other minerals that help transport oxygen to the brain and nerve cells, thus increasing brain activity.
  3. Herbal Tea. Skip the iced cold, sugar-filled frappe and stick to your herbal tea. The stronger the better. Avoid drinking too much though, otherwise you’ll find yourself feeling edgy. A cup of a warm tea will help you stay awake and focused.
  4. Dark chocolates and nuts (Phase 3). You can make a handy trail mix from these. Eat some dark chocolates and nuts whenever you feeling tired or sleepy. They are anti-aging and brain boosting snacks.
  5. Fish and Baked Sweet Potatoes. This could be your brain boosting meal for lunch. Choose fatty fish like salmon; they’re rich in Omega-3 fats that will boost your memory and slows down the brain’s decline as you grow older. Sweet potatoes give you solid energy that the brain needs for the day.

So whenever you feel tired and sleepy, eat some of these healthy food to keep you wide awake and focused. However, bear in mind that getting enough rest and exercise is still the best remedy.

5 Good, Healthy Habits You Should Apply to Maintain Your Weight

Shedding pounds off. This is the goal for most of our valued metabolism dieters who started on this journey, and while we’re ecstatic that we’ve finally lost the weight we’ve carried on for years, we also can’t help but feel anxious about it. There is always that underlying fear that we might gain back all the weight we’ve lost once we go back to our routine. We’re afraid that all our hard work would end up in vain.

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But, fret not, fast metabolism dieters! We are here to help ease your fear and anxiety! We will help you maintain the weight that you’ve worked so hard for by applying our fast metabolism diet maintenance tips.

Aside from that, we’re encouraging everyone to apply these 5 good, healthy habits to help maintain your weight.

1. Ease Up

We all know how stress wreak havoc to our metabolism. So if possible, avoid any kinds of stress. We encourage everyone to take a walk for fifteen minutes to unwind and meditate. You can also take some breathing exercise, yoga, and massage to soothe your body. These stress-relief activities will promote the flow of oxygen to your body, keeping your metabolism up and running.

2. Drink a Glass of Water Before Your Meal

This tip should be easier for you now, considering the water requirement you need to take while in the diet. It will help to enhance your metabolism and suppress your appetite. It helps you keep your food portions under control.

3. Get a Good Night Sleep

We will never get tired of reminding you to establish a consistent sleeping schedule. A deep, good sleep and rest is crucial in repairing and restoring your health, preparing your body for the next day’s activities. If possible, keep your lights out. A well-ventilated room promotes quality sleep.

4. Eat Raw Veggies

Veggies are nutrition powerhouse by nature, and it’s more nutritious when it’s eaten raw. It is rich in fiber that promotes healthy digestion,and helps you avoid indulging to the temptation of second helpings. You can mix up veggies and eat them as salads or side dish on your meals. Find out more about cooking techniques below:

5 Ways To Make Food Healthier While On FMD Diet

5. Keep Moving

Even if you’re not following the phase-specific exercise anymore, seize every opportunity to move. Physical activities can help burn your fats and build your muscles, speeding up your metabolism in the process. You can apply these tips to get you up and running:

  • take the stairs instead of a lift
  • walk as you go to/from the office
  • do minor stretching in the office

With the right attitude and habits instilled in our life, we are going to keep the excess weight off and live a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the beauty and grandeur life has to offer.

Fast Metabolism Diet Heavy Whipped Cream – Phase 1 and 3

As you probably noticed, we feature heavy whipped cream as ingredients on some of our mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet recipes such as Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse, Blueberry Cheesecake Waffles, and a whole lot more. Most of you are wondering if FMD allows the use of the heavy whipped cream in recipes since it’s mostly made with milk.

heavy whipped cream

To help you ease your anxiety, the fast metabolism is here to tell you that yes, you can use heavy whipped cream on this diet . After all, we’re not using those conventional, commercial whipped cream full of chemically-induced ingredients! We’ll create an FMD compliant, healthier version of whipped cream made with natural goodness!

You can use heavy whipped cream in Phase 1 and 3 since it does not use any dairy milk. You can use this recipe as you prepare your delicious desserts, parfait, mousse, and dessert recipes.

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Mixed the egg whites and non-dairy milk until there are no more lumps in your mixture.
2. Spread and apply the heavy whipped cream to your favorite fast metabolism diet recipes!
3. Lastly, serve and enjoy eating!

5 Fast Metabolism Diet Foods that Promotes Better Sleep

We’ve long reiterated the importance of sleep and the crucial role it plays in the success of your fast metabolism diet lifestyle. Sleep repairs our body and improves our health, however the challenge lies in maintaining a consistent sleeping schedule.

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If you have trouble sleeping early, it’s time we call a friend, and what greater friend to depend on times like this than FOOD! As I told you, food is not your enemy here. If you make peace with food, it can help you heal and restore your body to its optimal condition.

Here are the fast metabolism diet foods you should eat in order to increase your chances for a peaceful slumber.

1. Fish

Fishes such as salmon, tuna, and halibut are rich in vitamin B6. This nutrient is essential in the production of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone that is triggered by darkness. You can try out fish recipes to munch on for dinner.This well help you sleep better.

2. Leafy Green Veggies

Remember when we’re used to drinking dairy milk to entice us to sleep? That is because milk is rich in calcium. If you are calcium-deficient, it is more difficult for you to fall asleep. And since we cannot consume dairy milk, we go for other healthier alternatives!

One of them is consuming leafy green veggies such as kale, collards, and cruciferous veggies. You can also read our complete list of alternative sources for calcium below:

Top 5 Best Food Sources of Calcium in The Fast Metabolism Diet

3. Walnuts and Almonds (Phase 3)

Walnuts, on one hand, are rich in tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that also contributes to the production of serotonin and melatonin. If combined, they enhance and repair your body clock cycle.

Almonds, on the other hand, are rich in magnesium, a mineral needed to improve quality of sleep and is a remedy for headaches.

4. Chickpeas and Hummus (Phase 3)

Both are a good source of tryptophan and melatonin. You can take it as your snacks for Phase 3 and have a delightful, afternoon nap.

5. Cereals (Phase 1 and 3)

Cereals are rich in carbohydrates and when paired with non-dairy milk (such as almonds), it gives you the perfect meal or snack before going on a sleep. What’s more, it is a light meal, so your tummy won’t have a hard time digesting it, it won’t interrupt your body clock cycle.

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