The Fast Metabolism Diet has come to the rescue to most hopeless dieters. Most dieters here have tried several diets before but unfortunately didn’t get the results they are expecting so one more time, they took the leap of faith of trying out a new found diet that everyone is talking about – FMD. But the story doesn’t end there for the tired dieters, an emotional stress can happen at the beginning with anxiety creeping in as to what awaits in the next days while on the diet. Don’t worry, that’s normal! Apart from the uncertainties, there are concerns with the maintenance like food portioning, food preparation and among others. And one common question is how do I do it? Do I eat all the time? What’s the limitation? What time should I eat during the day?I “It’s too much! I am too full to eat the next succeeding meals. Can I skip it if I am not hungry?” Much worse is if you are employed fulltime, how can you find the time to prepare meals?
In this diet, it is clearly emphasized to avoid skipping meals. It is the rule that one should not violate. Let us discuss the details below. The fast metabolism diet is designed that way to ensure that you are eating and receiving the right micronutrients and vitamins needed for your metabolism to heal.
So,as recommended in the book, don’t skip breakfast, don’t skip your regular meals or snack.
Here are some common situation that we encounter from day to day.
But I am really full! What should I do?
If you are asking the same question as above, inspect these checklist first before you make necessary adjustments on your food portions.
Look at your Exercise Program
Are you doing the recommended fast metabolism diet exercise program? Phase 1 requires cardio, Phase 2 requires weight lifting and Phase 3 requires soothing yoga and relaxing activities. These exercise are needed to ensure you are using your structure enough to require the fuel. If you feel like your exercise plan is effective, then let’s look at your food preparation.
Cooking, crocking, pureeing your foods can help you assist with digestion. Make sure that your meal or snack are being prepared thoroughly. The goal of good preparation is to make our digestion easier. If you cooked your food thoroughly and you still feel too full, then it’s time for you to make some necessary adjustments.
- First, try to add more herbs and spices in your meals and puree your veggies.
- You can chew twice as your typical amount of chewing your food.
Chewing can actually help break down the foods you’re eating into bits of pieces and improves your digestion to become faster and easier. You can chew your food about 40 times per mouthful.
- Lower the portion of your food in each group of your meal/snack.
For instance, if you’re having phase 1 breakfast, lower down your portion on grain, protein, and fruit. Shrink the portions just enough to keep you full, but you are also receiving the right amount of nutrition needed in your body. This will also ensure that you can still take your next meal.
- Never lessen your portion in veggies. You need the nutrients in veggies to enhance and heal your metabolism.
- Have a massage. Having a deep, soothing and relaxing massage will help stimulate your physical structure that supports your digestion, hormones, and metabolism as a whole.
Remember, it is never an option to skip your meals. But you can lessen them to help you sustain and eat your successive meals.