July 2015 archive

5 Tips to Determine if You’re Losing Weight or Not

A lot of things can happen while on the diet, one is we are learning so much about our body. We discover how energetic and glowing we’ve become by just eating the right and healthy foods. As a result, we become productive at work or perform better in our daily tasks when we get to stretch our body and have some workout. We’re starting to feel better like never before.

5 TIPS TO KNOW IF YOURE LOSING WEIGHT OR NOT

But when it’s time for us to face our fear (and that is weighing!) and found out that we’ve hit a weight plateau, or even worse, we started gaining weight, we felt like our world stopped. This is where we reached our breaking point. We started to feel depressed and stressed. We started raising questions, wondering where did you go wrong when we’ve followed all the rules. And because of this, you lose all the will to continue the diet and ended up giving up.

But before you actually do it, think again! Are you really going to give up now that you’ve come this far? Do you really  want to be enslaved with that the scale is telling you? Losing weight is not just about losing weight in scale. Just like in calories, remember that the scale is just a number! There are far better ways to determine if you’re losing weight or not.

Here are the helpful tips to determine if you’re losing weight or not.

Listen to Your Body

  1. Listen to Your Body

It is an important practice to listen to what your body is saying. Are you more energetic than before? Were you able to do the things you cannot do before you started the diet? Are you sleeping better? Did you stop craving for unhealthy foods? These are the signs your body is telling you that you have indeed lose some weight.


rewarding yourself

  1. Rewarding Yourself

It is widely accepted that the most typical way of celebrating our accomplishment and progress is through food. But when you start to lose weight you will notice that over time you will realize that you don’t crave for fries, sodas and junk foods as sucy. Instead, you started rewarding yourself by buying a pair of clothes, having a workout, dancing, and other recreational activities that promotes coordination of your body.

purpose

  1. Finding New Purpose

Admit it, the primary reason why we want to lose weight is because we want to achieve that sexy body. But over time we found ourselves finding a new purpose. We want to continue losing weight because we wanted to keep feeling better, we wanted to lose weight to live a longer life and enjoy moments with our families, friends etc. You are now setting goals beyond your weight.

selfie before and after weight loss

  1. Selfies

Another great way to determine if you’re losing weight or not is through ‘selfie’. You may not have lose weight but it can be that you’re losing fats and you’re gaining more muscles. Those muscles can help you burn more calories. The scale doesn’t tell you what’s inside your body. It doesn’t identify what’s water, what’s fat, and muscle. You may not lose some weight but by comparing your before and after picture, you will see a bigger differences in your body. You’re not carrying those heavy lumps on your body anymore.

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  1. Feeling Balanced

Halfway on the diet, we are often afraid to go out of our comfort zone and enjoy events because we fear that we might gain weight and destroy our diet. But if you’re losing weight, you’ll start casting your worries and instead, embraced and enjoy the parties and events. Why so? It’s because you know you’re healthy most of the time, so it’s okay to fall off the wagon sometimes. You are confident that your body is now healed and eating other foods won’t ruin your metabolism.

As you see, scale doesn’t determine your body, and yourself. Set yourself free from the enslavement of scale. It’s just a number. And remember, we’re not doing Math in this diet. What we’re doing is we’re achieving a healthy way of life by eating healthy foods.

Tips to Alleviate Your Headache from Caffeine Withdrawal

At the beginning of the diet, we’ve been warned not to consume coffee. Aside from the fact that coffee is one of the great metabolism killer, it increases our stress levels that contributes to weight gain. That’s why it is a big violation when you try to sip one while trying to lose weight.

Tips to Alleviate Your Headache from Caffeine Withdrawal But to most people who treated coffee as part of their everyday lives, it is easier said than done. Giving up caffeine is absolutely tough! We often experience severe headaches during the caffeine withdrawal phase. But with sheer determination and persistence, we can definitely overcome the horrible symptoms of caffeine withdrawal and be energized throughout the day with the help of these tips that will remedy or alleviate your headache from caffeine withdrawal.

  1. Make use of Herbs and Spices

During the first few days of your caffeine withdrawal, you can indulge yourself with spices and herbs that will help you alleviate the severe headache you’re experiencing. You can add cinnamon, feverfew or Gingko Biloba on your morning smoothie.

  1. Divert your Attention

Instead of drinking coffee, you can divert your attention into doing a healthier activity. An example for this is to drink plenty of water, instead of drinking coffee. The FMD Book recommends you to drink water half of your weight in ounce. Another thing is to eat good carbohydrates, such as brown rice, quinoa, and oatmeal. These are healthier options than drinking coffee, and it also helps relieve the stress level in your body.

  1. Get plenty of sleep

The lack of sleep causes your stress level to rise. Due to that, you will crave for coffee to help you sustain all night. Getting plenty of sleep will help you keep away from drinking coffee. You’re also giving your body a chance to properly nourish itself when you’re sleeping!

  1. Replace the Ritual

For those who couldn’t help themselves and crave for something to drink in the morning, here are healthier alternatives you can drink:

  • Pero — a mix of malted barley, chicory and rye — is one of the best. It comes as a powder; you simply add hot water (along with almond milk and/or stevia if you like).
  • Cafix (made of barley and chicory) is also popular. It also comes as an instant powder.
  • Celestial seasonings produces a coffee substitute called Roastaroma that comes as a tea bag
  • Some people swear by roasted dandelion root as a coffee replacement. Traditional medicinals makes one that comes as a tea bag
  • Herbal teas

Note: If you can’t really help yourself and intensely crave for coffee, your best option would be “organic decaffeinated coffee”. However, keep in mind that there is still caffeine in this one.

  1. Stop Drinking Coffee for Good

The best tip we could give you is to stop drinking coffee for good. When you’re already in the fast metabolism diet maintenance, do you really want your metabolism and body to get ruined by drinking coffee again? Certainly not, right? And you’ll realize that life is getting better than when you’re drinking coffee. It will keep you energize and free from stress.

Breaking the habit of coffee drinking is hard but with conscious effort that we practice daily, little by little, we will eventually get rid of it. It will take time to gradually see results upon disciplining ourselves but we will get there! We will heal our metabolism and lose weight.

5 Tips on How to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods

While we’re on the diet, it is strongly recommended to patronize organically grown produce to get the most out of the foods we’re taking. By avoiding genetically modified foods, we are actually nourishing our metabolism. Let’s find out how!

GMO foods(such as corn, soy, dairy products, etc) contains chemicals, pesticides and hormones that contaminate our foods. Which in the long run, wreck havoc to our metabolism and stresses our liver and adrenal gland. Instead of doing good to our body like burning fats and keeping metabolism on fire, it does the opposite.

5 Tips on How to Avoid Genetically Modified FoodsBut in the world where GMO products are rampant and distributed just anywhere, how do we ensure that we’re avoiding all types of GMO products in the food we eat? Here are the tips you can apply in identifying GMO produce and how to avoid them:

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  1. Choose Organic!

The best thing that we recommend to you, as first stated in the book,  is to simply choose organic products. Organic foods don’t contain GMO products, so you are 100% sure that what you’re eating is safe and healthier! Choose the products with the label USDA Certified Organic.

read label

  1. Read Labels

If buying organic food is really hard for you, then resort to reading the labels carefully in order to identify what the GMO products are and what’s not. Are you familiar with those PLU codes you see on fresh produce foods? It helps the cashier at a grocery store identify the difference between the foods, whether it’s GMO or organic. It is important for you to remember this:

Any five digit number that starts with “9” signifies that the product is organic. While a five digit number that starts with “8” signifies that it is a GMO product.

But, I am confused. There’s nothing in here that starts with label 9 or 8. How should I identify if the food is GMO or not? If there’s no label for five digit numbers, then your next bet is to look for products labeled as GMO-free.

Note: If the product is not labeled as GMO-free, don’t assume that the product is GMO free. Don’t buy it. Only buy products with a GMO-free label.

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  1. Familiarize yourself with aliases and variations of corn and soy

Many of the corn and soy-variety products are disguised under different name. Here are some of corn’s disguised names:

  • Maltodextrin (destrin)
  • Dextrose
  • Caramel
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Iodized Salt

Soy disguised names:

  • Kinako
  • Miso (Fermented Soy)
  • Natto
  • Soy Sauce
  • Soya
  • Soybean

All of them are GMO products, so be sure to familiarize yourself with different names to avoid consuming these type of foods.

ingredients

  1. Buy Ingredients, Instead of Food with Ingredients

Aside from checking the label, don’t forget to check the ingredients of the food you’re buying. This is to ensure that not only you are consuming fast metabolism diet phase-specific foods, but you’re also consuming the non-GMO ones. Better yet, buy the ingredients personally and cook it on your own. Homemade foods are simply the best food you can make! Because it is filled with fresh, healthy ingredients and a dash of love!’

ORGANIC-FARMING

  1. Patronize Organic Farmer’s products than shopping in a grocery store.

If you are living near an organic farm field, choose to shop products from them instead of shopping in a grocery store where commercialized and GMO products are promoted. Aside from that, you’re helping the farmer’s livelihood while promoting wellness.

So there! We’ve mentioned some important guidelines in buying organic foods. Hope you find these tips valuable enough while undergoing the diet.

6 Healthy Foods for a Sharp and Healthy Eyesight

As we age, several physical pain can happen in our body as a result of the bad lifestyle we had in our youth. It is true that the best investment is health so while we are young, we must pay attention to our body and wellness. One of the health issues that the aged suffer today is poor eyesight that can obviously hamper our daily lives. While this is a big issue, don’t feel hopeless in seeking for a solution for poor eyesight. In FMD program, while you are encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle, there are foods that also helps you improve your eyesight.

You’ve probably heard that you need to eat orange-colored foods that is rich in beta-carotene to help your retina and improve your eye vision, but there is more than that. There are other vitamins and minerals, such as Lutein, that aids in our eye vision.

6 Healthy Foods for a Sharp and Healthy Eyesight

While you are in the fast metabolism diet, here are the six foods you can actually enjoy to have a healthy eyesight.

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  1. Leafy Greens (All Phases) – these veggies are usually packed with Lutein and Zeaxanthin that lowers the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts. It helps shielding the eye from harmful lights such as blue lights. Eating Leafy greens such as spinach and kale not only improves your vision, but also help maintain your vision long-termeggs
  2. Eggs (All Phases)- the yolk found in egg is the primary source of lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin D and Zinc. Aside from reducing your macular degeneration risk, it also helps you reduce the risk for ARMD. Take note that you’re only allowed to have the egg yolk during Phase 3.citrus and berries
  3. Citrus (All Phases) and (Berries – Phase 1/3) – Berries and Citrus fruits are the powerhouses of vitamin C that reduces the risk of developing cataracts.almond
  4. Almonds (Phase 3) Our star food for Phase 3! Not only almond is a healthy fat but it’s also rich in Vitamin E, that also slows macular degeneration.fatty fish
  5. Fatty Fish (All Phases) – Tuna, Salmon, and Mackerel are rich in a fatty acid found in your retina- the DHA. It is also rich with omega 3-fatty acids, that reduced the risk of ARMD and help treat your dry eye disease.Pistachio
  6. Pistachios (Phase 3) This type of nut is rich with Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and vitamin E. The mono and polyunsaturated fats found in pistachios helps the absorption of carotenoids.

If these are your favorite foods, more likely you are enjoying your eyesight. On the other hand, if you are suffering with poor eyesight, then include these foods in your diet. Just ensure you are following the phase allowed foods, and remember to not overeat. Have them in minimal amount.

Why Fast Metabolism Diet is a Key to Healthy Lifestyle

When we speak the word ‘healthy lifestyle’, our mind would immediately connect that word to “dieting”, or “losing weight”. It becomes a common notion that when you say you’re unhealthy, you’re fat, you are required to lose weight ASAP and change your lifestyle.

But contrary to this common misconception, living a healthy lifestyle is not determined by the type, nor the form of body you bear. Being skinny nor sexy doesn’t define your body as healthy. There are some people who weighed thin, but their cholesterol levels, blood pressure and blood sugar are insanely high. That Statistics doesn’t certainly qualify them as “being healthy”. And this is what it means by the saying “Losing Weight in the Fast Metabolism Diet is only the short-term goal. But it is a long term goal towards a healthy lifestyle”

Why Fast Metabolism Diet is a Key to a Healthy Lifestyle The community receives a lot of question if they can still do the fast metabolism diet program when their goal is not to lose weight. And of course, you can do that! The program is not only for losing weight, but it is a key to repair your metabolism and have a healthy lifestyle. It repairs your metabolism to keep it on fire as well as repair the other chemical process in your body to become healthier.

healthy fruits and oil.
Your Fast Metabolism Meal Map

You can still follow the basic meal map designed for typical fast metabolism dieters, who wants to lose weight, a 3 meal 2 snacks at a 2-3 hours interval. You are still inclined to avoid the foods not allowed in the fast metabolism diet, since we want you to be healthy and prevent yourself from eating unhealthy foods.

However, here is the great catch. Since you’re not losing weight, you can have some olive or grape seed oil while cooking your favorite fast metabolism diet recipes. You don’t have to wait for Phase 3 to add oil and healthy fats in your recipes. You can also eat fruits in Phase 2, aside from lemons and limes. You can have these healthy oils and fruits at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

build some muscleWhen you’re not losing weight, you’re building up your muscle and correcting the aspects of your body’s health. To wrap up this post, Fast Metabolism Diet is not only for losing weight, but it is for everyone who wishes to be healthy. Now that its clear to us, everyone can get to enjoy this diet towards a healthy lifestyle. Cheers to that!

4 Tips To Get Back on Track from the Weight Loss Wagon

Do you remember the day you made commitment with FMD? It was surreal, it was fleeting. The feeling was extraordinarily good because we are bound to a new journey. The pace was perfect. Nothing can hinder your weight loss goals, you’re getting results, you’re happy with it and then one day pooofff! All is gone! We don’t know what happened!

We often get anxious when these type of demotivations start to linger. While the community blog tries its best to provide some tips on how to handle hard situations and minimized the damage on our metabolism, we can’t deny the fact that there are still some of our challenged fast metabolism dieters who fall off the wagon from the diet. Either they forgot their meal map and switched the phase-specific foods, they cheated and ate some non phase-specific foods, or they indulge to foods from parties and events and never turned back.

4 TIPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK FROM THE WEIGHT LOSS WAGON

As you fell off from the weight loss wagon, it is completely natural to feel frustrated. It is our immediate reaction if e didn’t reached our goal. But to continue dwelling in our frustrations and self-pity for a long period of time is not a good idea. We’ve prepared these tips to help you gather up the courage again and get back on track! We cannot afford you to give up now!

  1. Don’t Push Yourself too Hard

This is the most important and number 1 tip you always need to remember. You need to recognize that as a human being, you are bound to make some mistakes. The most important thing you need to remember is you acknowledge your own mistake and you know how to fix them.

So if you make a mistake, you cheated, you slipped off, just forget about it and move on. Don’t panic! That’s fine! You just need to move forward and get back on track to your next meal, snack, or phase. Don’t let yourself get stuck up in depression.

  1. Set Short, Achievable Goals

Remind yourself that losing weight cannot be done in just one go. It needs commitment, patience and determination to succeed. Losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle needs long term, even lifetime commitment.

Having a goal of losing 100 pound in just a month just won’t do. You will only just pressure yourself in achieving it, and in turn wrecks your diet in the process. Instead, learn how to take baby steps. Set smaller, achievable steps and milestones. You can have 20 pounds set as an initial weight loss goal for a month, or about 5 pounds loss weight goal in a week. That way you won’t feel pressured in losing weight and concentrate on achieving it. In the long run, you won’t noticed you already reached your overall weigh loss goal! Because you’re focus on relishing the moment and enjoying the foods you eat

  1. Understand your Craving

When you were prone to eat non phase-specific foods, understand the reason why you did it. Are you feeling frustrated, angry, or tired that triggered your cravings? Understand why you’re bound to crave. Here are the two interesting topics you can read to go more in depth about craving: physical craving and emotional eating.

  1. Start Over Again

If you really felt guilty in continuing up your fast metabolism diet schedule, then you always have the option to restart. Starting over again can help you identify your mistakes back, why you did it, and provide some solution so that you won’t commit these mistakes again the next time you reboot.

Don’t get discouraged now! You’ve gone this far! Don’t let our efforts go in vain! Let’s stick to the plan and keep moving forward towards a healthier lifestyle!

Fast Metabolism Diet 4th of July Recipes – Part 2

Following our Fast Metabolism Diet 4th of July Recipes part 1, we give you this part 2 of the recipes series to have more options on what to prepare this weekend! Have a healthy, holiday cooking everyone! Enjoy citizens!

Sweet Potato Salad – Phase 3

Sweet Potato Salad - Phase 3, fast metabolism diet 4th of july recipes

Ingredients

    • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
    • 1 cup safflower mayonnaise.
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon stevia
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cover potatoes with water in 4-quart saucepot; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.
  2. Combine safflower mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, salt, stevia and pepper in large bowl. Add sweet potatoes, celery, onion and eggs and toss gently. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs – Phase 3

bacon jalapeno deviled eggs

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs, hard boiled and peeled
  • 1 cup safflower mayonnaise
  • 1½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ tsp ground mustard
  • ½ tsp stevia
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • 6 pieces bacon, cooked, crisp, and crumbled
  • paprika

Instructions

  1. Slice the hard boiled eggs in half, lengthwise
  2. Remove the yolks and put them in a mixing bowl
  3. Mash the egg yolks with a fork
  4. Add the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, ground mustard, and stevia  to the mashed egg yolks and stir until well combined
  5. Mix in the jalapenos and bacon
  6. Put the mixture in a ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag
  7. Fill each egg hole with the mixture
  8. Sprinkle with paprika
  9. Chill until ready to serve

Chili Lime Chicken – Phase 3

chili lime chicken

Ingredients:

2 – 2.5 lbs skin on chicken thighs

Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lime zest
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped finely
  • 2 jalapeño, chopped finely
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon stevia
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
Preparation:
  1. Rinse the chicken thighs, remove the bones, leave the skin on, and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. Get a big bowl, mixing  all the ingredients of the Marinade together using a whisk. Make sure the Marinade is well combined together.
  3. Add chicken to the Marinade, make sure to stir and coat the chicken evenly. Marinate for 2 hours.
  4. Fire up the grill, brush a little bit of oil on the surface. Add a little bit of the garlic, cilantro, and jalapeno from the Marinade on top of the chicken and grill them until they turn golden brown and charred on both sides. Serve immediately

Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl – Phase 3

Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl - Phase 3

Ingredients:
Optional Toppings:
  • Thai basil leaves
  • Thai chili peppers, chopped
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Cilantro, chopped
Instruction
  1. In a pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the chicken breast and boil until cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a plate; shred when cooled.
  2. Cook the shrimp in the broth, and then transfer to a plate.
  3. Add the coconut milk, garlic, curry powder to the broth. Mix until the paste is thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. In a separate pot, boil water and cook the noodle according to the package instructions. Drain and flush with cold water.
  6. Divide the noodles evenly between 4 bowls. Top with shrimp and chicken.
  7. Ladle the broth, as much or as little as you’d like, over the top. Garnish with toppings and serve with lime wedges.

Part 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet 4th of July Recipes Here

We especially chose these recipes to fit in to the celebration and most of all to adhere to FMD rules. But you can still enjoy these recipes at all occasions (even when 4th of July is over). Have fun!

Fast Metabolism Diet 4th of July Recipes – Part 1

fast metabolism diet 4th of july recipes

In celebration of our Independence Day, the community provided some tips on how to stay clean during the long celebration.

And now we’re up for the most exciting part, we’re about to showcase the fast metabolism diet 4th of July Recipes! We especially chose these recipes to fit in to the celebration and most of all to adhere to FMD rules. But you can still enjoy these recipes at all occasions.

Go on, be independent with your decision of healthy food choices. You are by all means free to cook these delicious and mouthwatering recipes. Happy 4th of July!

Healthy, Delectable 4th of July Fruit Salad – Phase 12

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries or Watermelon or Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple

Instructions:

  1. You can use either Strawberry, Raspberry or Watermelon in this recipe, depending on your choice. Cut the fruits into half.
  2. Cut the pineapples into chunks
  3. Arrange all the fruits to make the shape of a flag.
  4. Enjoy eating! Yum, yum!

Ground Sirloin Sliders – Phase 3

ground sirloin sliders

Ingredients

Preparation

  • 1. Remove some of the fluffy center from the buns so that they will sit well on top of burgers; set aside.
  • 2. Combine sirloin with tamari, and pepper, and form into 12 (2-inch) flat patties.
  • 3. Preheat a lightly oiled grill pan over moderate heat until hot but not smoking.
  • 4. Cook burgers over moderate heat, turning, and evenly top with almond cheese about 2 minutes per side for medium or until cheese is melted. (Use a meat thermometer to check that burgers have reached 160°.)
  • 5. Transfer the burgers to a plate, and grill the buns, cut sides down, 1-2 minutes or until toasted.
  • 6. Sandwich burgers between buns with about 2 pickles per slider.

Grilled Zucchini with Almond Cheese – Phase 3

Grilled Zucchini with Almond Cheese - Phase 3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup almond cheese
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 zucchini
  • Olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine basil leaves, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor; pulse until well-blended.
  2. Gradually pour in 1/2 cup olive oil and Almond cheese; pulse again. The almond cheese should be very thick. Adjust seasoning with salt and black pepper, as desired.
  3. Thinly slice zucchini lengthwise; brush lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle lightly with salt and black pepper.
  4. Grill until marked on both sides and tender (about 1 minute per side); remove and cool.
  5. Roll up and secure with a toothpick.

Grilled Shrimp with Lime, Lemon and Olive Oil – Phase 3

Grilled Shrimp with Lime Lemon and Olive Oil - Phase 3

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 60 medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Garnishes: additional lime and orange zest

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, combine zest of 2 lemons and 2 limes, olive oil, and chopped fresh basil. Add shrimp, sea salt, and black pepper; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove shrimp from oil; discard oil.
  3. Grill shrimp over medium heat until opaque and slightly charred (about 2 minutes per side). Garnish, if desired.

Part 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet 4th of July Recipes Here

How to Celebrate Fourth of July While Under the FMD Program

As the Fourth of July is fast approaching, we are already in the hype of inviting our family and friends over to celebrate and have some delicious holiday barbecue parties, and hold reunion events for the long weekend.

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Let us not forget to stay ‘clean’ during the long celebration. Do not give in to temptations because you are almost there – achieving weight goals! So how do we celebrate this important event without ruining our diet? Here are some tips to keep in mind so you will stay fit and successfully avoid monstrous bites of the mouthwatering BBQ’s that will be most popularly served in every household.

How to Survive the BBQ Party:

If possible, try to prepare your homemade, delicious and phase specific barbecue recipes instead of grilling the unhealthy recipes with FMD forbidden ingredients. But if it can’t be helped, you can try these alternative tips.

Use Sprouted Grain Wheat Buns

Just like high-glycemic foods, white breads can spike up your insulin and make your body store fat instead of burning it. Substitute your buns with sprouted grain wheat buns for your barbecue sandwiches.

Grill Lean Meat

Eating grilled lean meat (lean beef, chicken and pork) is your perfect choice in barbecue recipes. Make sure to remove the excess fats and watch how these lean meats are being grilled. It’s important to make sure that they didn’t add some artificial flavorings, and sauce made from sugar and other artificial sweeteners that contributes to your weight gain.

Recipe in making your homemade BBQ Sauce found below.

Portion Control

Of course, you need to watch out for the portions you’re eating. Make sure you are still following your food portions according to your weight loss goal. Read more about food portioning here.

Opt for Grilled Veggies!

Who says grilling is for meat only? It’s for veggies too! Instead of sticking to a pure grilled meat barbecue recipes, start mixing them with grilled veggies! The fiber found in veggies will help you feel fuller. Be creative in the kitchen!

Have some NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis)

NEAT, or Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis consists of movements we make throughout the day. You can engage in these activities without draining yourself from exercising while helping your metabolism to burn all the foods you ate. These activities consist of:

Dancing – while having a barbecue party, dance with your colleagues and friends. It is a fun and enjoying way for your metabolism to burn and keep its fire.

Standing – if you like to stand in the sidelines and not mingle with the others, standing in the corner will help your metabolism burn rather than sitting in the sofa with your friends.

Strolling – You can walk around the house or at the party while you’re on the phone, or roam around the party and socialize with your friends and colleagues.

Don’t Starve before the BBQ Party!

Getting starved before the party will just lead you to overeating and other unhealthy eating habits that will eventually ruins your metabolism! Instead, eat more before you attend these events, it will help you feel fuller and keep you from eating unhealthy foods at the event you’re attending. Here are some tips you can apply to survive in attending parties and events.

Make your Homemade BBQ Sauce in simple, quick steps!

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Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 pint

Ingredients:

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a heavy, medium sized sauce pan. Bring to a boil and simmer on low for about 10 minutes. Cool and store in the refrigerator.

Hope what we’ve mentioned above will be a useful information to everyone in the community so you can have a meaningful and enjoyable 4th of July.

Happy Independence Day to our community! Happy Birthday, America!