Searching for "fish recipes"

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.

fast metabolism diet foods

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.

8 Healthy Fruits and Veggies this Summer Season

Now that the June Solstice is fast approaching, I bet almost all of our fast metabolism dieters are excited for this season! June Solstice marks the official start of summer! It is expected that almost all of our dieters are already booked for their various summer getaways, vacation and trips!

8 Healthy Fruits and Veggies this Summer SeasonBut before you get super excited with these summer getaways, make sure to stay healthy and fit to avoid dehydration and avoid acquiring skin diseases. And so to help you stay healthy this summer season, here are some healthy fruits and veggies you can indulge to keep yourself hydrated and refreshed under the scrutinizing heat of the summer sun.

berry

  1. Have a Very Berry Boost

If you wanted to lose more weight and keep-up with your fast metabolism diet journey this summer, having a berry boost is one of the best indulgence! Have a cup of mixed berries as your snacks. Blackberries (Phase 1 and 3), blueberries (Phase 1 and 3), strawberries(Phase 1) are rich in antioxidants that helps prevent damages to our tissues and reduces the risks of age-related illness. These berries are also tops with fiber that helps keep our cholesterol low and prevent cancers.

cucumbers

  1. Cucumbers – All Phases

Cucumber’s harvest season starts from June to November, so there is no doubt that this crisp and cool veggies are perfect for the summer season! There are many uses of cucumbers you can apply to. Some of the recipes you can make are salads, smoothies, and they can be a substitute for celery in tuna and chicken salad recipes. Cucumbers contains silica, which improves your skin’s healthy condition and complexion. It is also a good source of fiber, potassium and magnesium.

peaches

  1. Peaches – Phase 1 and 3

Peaches has a sweet and almost tangy taste that is a perfect blend in making healthy smoothies and other beverage. For a healthy summer treat, you can have some slices of peaches with some other fruits or in smoothies.

summer squash

  1. Summer Squash – Phase 1 and 3

Summer squash has a soft and almost creamy quality compared to the winter squash. It’s mild taste works well with basil, rosemary and thyme herbs. It is also an excellent source of Vitamin C and rich omega-3 fatty acids.

pears

  1. Pears – Phase 1

Pears’ soft texture and sweet taste makes it a perfect fruit this Summer season.  Pears are a good source of Vitamin C and Copper.  Another property of Pears is it’s mild flavor. The mild flavor in Pears lets it blend with a variety of recipes.

apricots

  1. Apricots – Phase 1

Apricots’ sweet, smooth and faintly tart taste makes them the perfect addition to your summer meals. Apricots are also rich in Beta-carotene and lycopene, which is good for your heart. It is also rich in vitamin A, an antioxidant that helps with your vision and cellular growth.

figs

  1. Figs – Phase 1

If you want to bake this summer season, this fruit is probably a must-try because of its chewy texture. Figs are also good in roasting. It makes a sweet and tender treat and is a good source of dietary fiber.

okra

  1. Okra – Phase 1 and 3

This summer season, Okra is a perfect veggie in making soups and stews because of its subtle taste. It also enhances the flavors of tomatoes, onions, shellfish and other fish recipes you’ll be cooking this summer. Okra also contains insoluble fiber that is essential in your digestive health.

Some Healthy, Hearty Reminders and A Recipe This Memorial Day!

A lot of fast metabolism dieters are looking forward to this long Memorial Day weekend filled with picnics and barbeque! While most people will commemorate the men and women who died in the military service for the country, lots are also looking forward to this event because it is officially the start of the Summer Season!

Memorial-Day-2011But before you enjoy the warm breeze of summer and indulge yourself to delicious and thirst-quenching drinks, here are the few healthy tips and reminders you can apply to  make sure you’re sticking to healthy foods while enjoying the celebration.

1. Start your day with an outdoor activity – Rise and Shine! After having your breakfast, you can start this long and memorable weekend with an active and fulfilling exercise together with your family! You can do a brisk walk, jog, flying disc, or other fun-filling outdoor activities. You can also go out for a family walk after dinner, or enjoy a parade of honoring our armed services to complete your memorial day.

2. Go for delicious fish recipes – Whatever phase you’re in right now, start your memorial day by eating phase-specific broiled or grilled fish recipes. Fish recipes such as salmon, tuna and halibut are rich in omega-3, trout and herring too are also a must-try!

3. Healthy Protein Patties – want to have a bite of delicious burger and burger patties this summer? You can choose skinless chicken breasts and turkey as your source of patties to make your delicious burgers! You can also add some sprouted grain bread as your burger buns and sandwiches.

4. Drink lots of water – now that summer season has officially begun, you need to hydrate yourself with lots of water and healthy fluids to avoid heat stroke and dehydration. You can also make our refreshing smoothies to freshen up your day!

We’re also featuring a soothing and delicious memorial day phase 1 recipe for this special Day!

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Pineapple Salsa – Phase 1

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Pineapple Salsa Memorial Day Phase 1 Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices pineapple, each 1/2 inch thick, patted dry
  • 1 cup whole strawberries, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped, fresh mint leaves
  • 1-2 teaspoons of stevia
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Chicken:

  • 1 medium lemon
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded
  • 2 teaspoons barbecue sauce (Link of the recipe here Note: Substitute brown sugar to stevia)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instruction:

  1. Preheat the grill on medium high. Heat the grill pan or rack on the grill for about 2 minutes, or until hot. Grill the pineapple for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool slightly, about 2 minutes, before chopping.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the remaining salsa ingredients except the lemon. Grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest, reserving the lemon. Stir the zest and chopped pineapple into the strawberry mixture. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with the barbecue sauce and sea salt. Grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center. Transfer to plates. Squeeze the reserved lemon over the chicken. Serve with the salsa on the side.

Have a meaningful Memorial Day!

The Fast Metabolism Diet Works for Vegetarians

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our Mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet Vegetarian Recipes is now Available to Purchase!

Fall in love with these mouth-watering vegan recipes that they wouldn’t mind going vegan for awhile! So head on to the kitchen now and check out what we can cook for today!

10 Mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet Vegetarian Recipes


It has been attested by many that the fast metabolism diet brought miracles to our health. We’ve heard amazing stories about how we could lose some weight and live a healthier lifestyle by adhering to the rules set by the diet. The diet teaches us how to love food and eat only the real ones, staying away from the fake foods that ruins our metabolism and health. While a certain group of people, especially the vegetarians is skeptical about doing this diet, it could be necessary to shed light if this diet can still work for them. So today, we will answer the intriguing question. How will this work when meat is especially included in the program? How will this affect my choice as vegetarian? Lot of meat recipes are featured in the fast metabolism diet. Can the vegan, or vegetarians do the diet?

fmd for vegetarians

The answer is yes! Every recipes and food lists featured in this diet, there’s an equivalent vegan recipe with it. There are plenty of other high-protein, meat free foods that you can eat on the fast metabolism diet. Let’s tackle what will be your meal map and food list in every phase.

the fast metabolism diet works for vegetarians, vegans for the fast metabolism diet, fmd food list for vegetarians, the fast metabolism diet infographic

Before we move forward, let’s get familiar with the types of vegetarianism:

  • A strict vegetarian, a vegan, avoids all foods of animal origin, including meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, and eggs.
  • Lacto-vegetarians include dairy products in their diet. Lacto-ovo- vegetarians also eat dairy products and eggs.
  • Pesco-vegetarians eat fish, dairy products, and eggs along with plant foods. (We believe this is the healthiest diet for most people).
  • Finally, there are semi-vegetarians, who cheat a little and eat a little poultry along with fish, as well as dairy products and eggs. Most veggie lovers are not strict vegans.

Phase 1

In every recipe that requires meat, you can substitute meat with 1/2 cup of cooked legumes. The examples of legumes that you can substitute are: lentils, black beans, white beans, or any phase-specific beans. If you are Pesco-vegetarian, you can also eat egg whites and fish recipes that are rich in protein like halibut, tuna, sardines, salmon. Remember, the no soy rule also applies to you in this Phase,the same as Phase 3.

Phase 2

Phase 2 will be the most challenging part of a vegetarian. This is because this phase is a low-carb phase. If you are making an exemption of eating fish and eggs, then you should be fine in this phase. You can have egg recipes and fish recipes as your source of protein. But, for strict vegetarians who don’t settle to fish and and poultry products, what will be their options?

A special rule exemption applies to all the vegans. You can break the no-soy rule to replace meat as your animal-protein. You can have the following as a meat replacement.

  • Tofu
  • Soy Tempeh
  •  Edamame
  • Tamari
  • Bragg liquid Aminos

If possible, choose organic and non-GMO for the ones listed above.  It is also recommended to cook your tofu, or other soy products yourself than to buy a pre-baked one. As it is more processed than the raw one.

Phase 3

Phase 3 is almost the same with phase 1. Except that in this phase, you get to eat the whole eggs instead of the white ones only. You can now also eat healthy fats in this phase.

Don’t get discouraged now and quit achieving a healthier lifestyle just because you’re a vegetarian. Vegans can certainly do this diet. The community wishes you all the best in your fast metabolism diet journey!

Tips on How to beat the Never Ending Weight Plateau!

You are strictly following the diet rules, controlling yourself from sugar and caffeine cravings, been exercising to get rid of fats in your body. On the first week of the diet, you’ve  noticed how your body reacted well in the diet program. You’ve lost some pounds, you’re sleeping better, the horrible symptoms of caffeine withdrawal was gone and now you’re feeling at your best! But somewhere in the 2nd week or later part of the 28 day cycle program, you noticed that your weight suddenly got STUCK! Whatever you do, it’s not working anymore. Are you one of these challenged dieters?

weight plateau

If you answered yes, then there’s one thing we need to do first. Take a deep breath and keep calm! We don’t want your stress hormones to increase and worsen your weight plateau problem! Let me explain to you why this is happening. After you indulge yourself into years of chronic dieting, eating unhealthy junk foods, your body not getting any exercise and poor lifestyle, there’s no doubt that your body could become a log jam.

The fast metabolism diet is designed to confuse your metabolism and get rid of your unnecessary weight.  But what happens a couple of days after you eat the same thing is that your metabolism tend to stuck up as it quickly adapts and follows the same routine. What we need is an innovation. Let’s try some variations to spice up and lose your metabolism once again to get rid of your weight plateau!

Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables – Have you been eating the same set of fruits and vegetables per phase? Well it’s time for a makeshift! There are many fruits and veggies allowed per phase (See Approved fruit list in Phase 1, approved fruit list in Phase 2 and approved fruit list in Phase 3.) Try to experiment with the mixed ups. If you’re in phase 1, you can have a fruit cocktail with a mixture of different fruits like apple, melon, berries, etc. Or if you’re into veggies, you can try something new by eating kohlrabi, fennel, jicam, seaweed, cucumbers. Each fruits and vegetables on the list contains different nutrients that is good to your body.

Tip: You can add lime juice whenever you eat your fruit. It lowers the inflammation in your body. You can also concentrate on high sugar fruits like pineapple and mango.  In Phase 3, eat a lot of veggies instead of indulging yourself into eating lots of healthy fats. You can skip the optional starch for dinner.

Try out Fast Metabolism Fish Recipes – Tired of eating the same recipes of chicken for dinner? The fish recipes for your dinner or snacks will be a good choice. Cod, flounder and halibut are easy to cook. They are delicious and full of nutrients too!

Tip: You can have heavy spices and herbs together with your fish recipes in Phase 2.

Switch your workouts – Try to switch the schedules of your workouts. Example is that you can perform your cardio in the afternoon instead of morning, or you can try other phase specific workout. Instead of running, you can do walking or swimming. Be creative.

For more tips and information on how to beat weight plateau, you may read these related articles: breaking weight plateaus, slow weight problems and how to beat it, finding your right weight loss goal.

Instead of sulking in the corner and wallowing yourself in self pity, gather up the courage to stand up and beat your weight plateau! There is always a way to get rid of them! Healthy lifestyle is the key. If the above steps still won’t work, you may want to start using The Burn that targets health issues that made your metabolism and weight stuck up.

4 Healthy Fats for a Healthier and Sharper Mind

The fast metabolism diet program has opened our life to great possibilities and as a result, our way of thinking has also evolved, we make a conscious effort to find out the truth about something so we easily dismiss myths which states that “fats” connotes to bad food. In Phase 3, fats is widely enjoyed. It has a lot of health benefits to our body. Aside that it contributes to weight loss, did you know that healthy fats also help maintain a healthier and sharper mind?

healthy fats
You may not believe it, but eating healthy fats is great for our brain memory. Our brain is composed of 60 percent of fat. Fueling our brain with healthy fats encourages ketosis in our body. Ketosis provides energy to our brain, protecting it from Epilepsy and Alzheimer’s Disease among other brain diseases. Here are the healthy fats you can indulge for  a healthier and sharper brain memory:

1. Salmonfatty fish, salmonSalmon is heavily rich with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids improve our brain function like memory, speaking ability and motor skills. Salmon is best eaten when steamed or lightly grilled. This is to preserve the integrity of the omega-3s. You can check our salmon recipes here.

2. AvocadoavocadoAvocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that lead to an increase in the production of acetylcholine, in which this neurotransmitter plays an important role in our learning and memory development. It also promotes healthy blood flow, in which it means having a highly functioning brain.

3. NutsnutsNuts are naturally rich in Vitamin E and unsaturated fats, which promotes better brain functioning. Almonds, pecans, and walnuts help protect your brain from declining your cognitive skills.

4. Coconut Oil

coconut oilCoconut oil contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) that helps improve your cognitive function, help build lean muscle tissue and support fat loss. Coconut oil can also help regenerate and improve the nerve function inside your brain.

Don’t be guilty if you are fond of eating healthy fats, after all they are good for our body and brain! I for one is addictive to nuts so I usually have it in my purse as my go to snacks. Try it rather munching the junkies!

Chia Seeds Health Benefits

Chia Seeds Health Benefits
Chia seeds have long been recognized as a super food. These tiny, black seeds from the Salvia Hispanic plant originated from South America. Chia is part of the staple diet of the Aztecs and Mayans in the past and the word “Chia” means strength in the ancient Mayan language. Despite its ancient roots, Chia seeds have only been distinguished recently as one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

So what makes Chia seeds among the healthiest food? Here are the reasons:

  1. Full of Antioxidants – It is a good source of antioxidants. These antioxidants help in preventing free radicals which damage the molecules in our cell that can cause cancer and increase the effect of aging.
  2. Rich in Fiber – It is one of the best sources of fiber. They are made out of 40% fiber, by weight. Our bodies need fiber for better digestion. Since chia seeds are almost all fiber, it can absorb up to 12 times it weight when soaked in water. Consuming them make on feel more full and lessens our appetite.
  3. Good Source for Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Our brain and body needs Omega-3. We usually get this from fish. These seeds have more Omega-3 than salmon, per gram.
  4. Packed with Nutrients – These tiny seeds are actually a good source of nutrients. It has Fiber, Protein, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus and as well as vitamins like Zinc, Vitamin B1, B3, B2 and Potassium. An ounce of Chia seeds only contains 137 calories and one gram of carbohydrates.
  5. Source for Protein – Compared to other plant food, Chia seeds are a good source for quality protein. They are composed of 14% Protein.
  6. Contains Essential Bone Nutrients – It is loaded with calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. These are essential to our bones. Chia seeds contain more calcium than other dairy products.

So if you’re looking to try out new food why don’t you give this superfood a try? They’re easy to prepare as part of your drinks, meals and even as a substitute to egg. These seeds may be tiny but they’re definitely a super food. For delicious recipe ideas, you can browse our chia seeds recipes here.

Lodge L8SK3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet, 10.25-inch

Click to open expanded view Lodge L8SK3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet

Lodge L8SK3 Product Description

The Lodge Cast Iron 10.25-inch Skillet is a multi-functional cookware that works wonders with slow-cooking recipes and all your favorite foods. Fry up a mess of catfish, roast a chicken, or bake an apple crisp in this generous 10.25-inch pan that features two handles for heavy lifting and two subtle side lips for pouring. Cast iron loves a campfire, a stovetop, or an oven, and can slow-cook foods without scorching. It retains heat well so you can sear meat at higher temperatures and will keep your delicious meals warm for a long time.

Lodge Kitchen Applications

Whether used in a kitchen or camp, theses virtually indestructible cookware should last for generations. Made of cast iron, this Skillet evenly distributes heat from the bottom through the sidewalls. Sporting a stylish black color, the cast iron Skillet looks good in most kitchens and it doubles up as an excellent source of nutritional iron. Cast Iron, like your grandmother used, still ranks as one of the best cooking utensils ever made. It gives you a nearly non-stick surface, without the possible harmful fumes generated by preheating chemically treated nonstick cookware. The American-based company, Lodge, has been fine-tuning its construction of rugged, cast-iron cookware for more than a century.

Lodge L8SK3 Amazon Product Description

The American-based company Lodge has been fine-tuning its construction of rugged, cast-iron cookware for more than a century. No other metal is as long-lasting and works as well for spreading and retaining heat evenly during cooking. Lodge’s Logic line of cookware comes factory pre-seasoned with the company’s vegetable oil formula, and is ready to use right out of the box. After cooking, simply scrub the cast iron with a stiff brush and hot water, no soap, and dry immediately.

Breakfast in particular somehow tastes extra hearty when cooked in a heavy cast-iron skillet. Cast iron loves a campfire, a stovetop, or an oven, and can slow-cook foods without scorching and sear meat at higher temperatures. A good all-purpose size at 10-1/4 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep, this skillet can fry up eggs, pancakes, steaks, chicken, hamburgers, and can bake desserts and casseroles as well. A helper handle aids in lifting, and the looped primary handle allows hanging. Two side spouts pour off grease or juice. Even though the pan comes pre-seasoned, applying a little vegetable oil before use helps prevent food from sticking. Whether used in a kitchen or camp, this virtually indestructible pan should last for generations and is covered by a lifetime warranty.

A helper handle aids in lifting, and the looped primary handle allows hanging. Two side spouts pour off grease or juice. Even though the pan comes pre-seasoned, applying a little vegetable oil before use helps prevent food from sticking. Whether used in a kitchen or camp, this virtually indestructible pan should last for generations and is covered by a lifetime warranty. –Ann Bieri

3 Fast Metabolism Diet Gift Ideas For your Dad

Father’s Day is one of the most celebrated affairs across the world as it purposely honors our modern heroes, our fathers. Father’s day is a perfect time to recognize a Father’s role in our lives who unceasingly become our provider since day one in terms of financial, stability, and physiologically speaking. Ensuring that their children receives high-quality education, security and shelter gives them a sense of pride as the head of the family.

3 Fast Metabolism Diet Gift Ideas For your Dad

Now that their special day is fast-approaching, it is our turn to give back the huge favor they continually do for us, even in simple ways. They are worth celebrating, so why not do something charming for them on their special day. Gift is but a normal tradition for such occasion. If you’re at loss on what gifts to prepare, here are our 3 unique, creative, and fast metabolism diet related gift ideas for daddies out there.

1. Non-stick Grill Pan

Since the Father’s day generally fall on summer season (in which we all love), chances are high that your father is ready for a grill party. This Grill pan is perfect for grilling foods like shrimp, scallops, fish, chicken, your favorite fruits and veggies, and among other FMD recipes. Perhaps he can start a diet with the new grill!

2. Hammock Quilted Fabric with Double Pillow Size

Daddies are most likely stressed out after a week-work. And we are aware how bad stress can be to any Dad! Stress is a great metabolism killer, it wreaks havoc to their effort in keeping healthy. So it’s time to get a relaxation tool that they deserve, a comfortable hammock to lie on suits him to enjoy this summer.

3. Go out for a hiking or Outdoor activities

If your Dad loves adventures and outdoor activities, then this is the perfect opportunity to have a family bonding outside the four walls. Your family can go on for a hiking trip, mountain climbing, beach volleyball, and others. Not only you are able to bond with Dad but also get the benefit of maintaining your family’s fitness level while engaging to such activities.

Let us pause for a moment to acknowledge our dad in shaping us up to become a better person. Without their thoughtful advice and guidance, we wouldn’t be where we are now. The fast metabolism diet community wishes everyone a Happy Father’s day and hope you have a blast.

Q & A: Addressing Top 50 Fast Metabolism Diet Questions

Living a healthy lifestyle is a choice that we get to make on a daily basis. The challenges and temptations are rampant in our society but at the end of the day, it all boils down to the choices that we make.

Q & A Portion Addressing Top 50 Fast Metabolism Diet Questions

Hence, being able to make an INFORMED decision/choice is one of the key factors in making our diet plan work. Forgetting the basic rules in weight loss is a big no-no. And so, we’ve compiled these top 50 specific questions raised by our dieters that will serve as a refresher on how the fast metabolism diet plan works.

1. I found myself gaining weight in Phase 3.

Try using starchy vegetables instead of grains. Substitute sweet potato, beans, or winter squash at dinner instead of rice or quinoa.

2. Can I have RAW (no other ingredients added) honey, agave, and maple syrup as my sweetener?

The only allowed sweetener during the fast metabolism diet plan is stevia and xylitol. You can use other raw sweeteners in maintenance.

3. Can I start Phase 1 on any day?

Absolutely. Starting Phase 1 on Monday is only a typical guide for our meal map. You can start at any day you want.

4. I am feeling hungry all the time! What should I do?

You can consume phase-specific vegetables and increase your water intake. Water keeps you full and is great in helping you control that pesky over-eating urges.

5. How to control binge eating and cravings after lunch and dinner?

Divert your attention elsewhere other than eating. Read a book or play an instrument. Here are some great tips on how to control your unhealthy indulgence.

6. Fruit contains sugar. Should I eat it?

Yes, you can eat it raw, fresh, or frozen (not dry). Just don’t drink it in the form of juice.

7. Why does kale taste so gross but everyone raves about it?

You have to “massage” it.

8. What’s the deal with celebrities cutting dairy and losing so much weight?

Lactose can cause bloating.

9. Smoothies or juices?

Go for smoothies. Juices can spike your blood sugar quickly.

10. Can I eat all types of fish?

No. Avoid eating tilapia, catfish, and swordfish as much as possible. They are farmed and are primarily fed by antibiotics and soy.

pink_green_header_3

11. Is coffee good for me?

No. Avoid coffee as much as possible. Here are healthier coffee alternatives. 

12. Is wheat bread always better than white?

No. They still contain gluten. Go for sprouted wheat bread instead.

13. Margarine or butter?

Neither. It is always better to go for olive oil (in Phase 3).

14. What’s the first thing I should do when I wake up?

Eat your breakfast or snack 30 minutes within waking up and drink a glass of water.

15. What’s the healthiest nut to eat?

Walnuts.

16. Should I eat the yolk?

It is recommended to eat the yolks only on Phase 3.

17. Can I eat beans?

Of course! You can substitute beans (or other legumes) for meat, especially if you’re a vegetarian.

18. Which is healthier, chicken or turkey?

Turkey. Click here for healthy turkey recipes.

19. Any tricks to get my kids to eat vegetables?

Here are some tips to encourage your kids in eating veggies 

20. What can I add to my smoothies to make them healthier?

Healthy fats like avocado, chia seeds, and flax seeds.

images

21. Which oatmeal should I eat?

Go for steel cut oatmeals. No instant!

22. Cacao or Cocoa? Which is which?

Cocoa is just another term for cacao. They are basically the same!

23. Can I have my cheat day?

If possible, no. But if it’s inevitable to attend parties and special events, apply these tips to minimize its effects in your metabolism. Remember that moderation is the key.

24. Should I take my vitamin supplements?

Yes, you can take them while you’re on the fast metabolism diet. However, you need to remember that nothing beats a healthy diet. Your supplement intake should go along with healthy diet and exercise.

25. Can I drink an alcoholic beverage?

Like coffee, alcohol is a major metabolism killer. If possible, avoid it. If it’s inevitable, your best option would be organic sulfite-free red wine. Here are some tips for dealing with alcoholic drinks 

26. I am confused regarding the protein/fat in Phase 3. Do I have to eat either one or both?

Both.

27. I messed up! Should I start over?

You don’t need to. Move on and get back on track during your next meal/snack.

28. I am a vegetarian/vegan. What can I use as a replacement for meat in Phase 1 and 3?

You can substitute it with legumes. Here are healthy tips for vegetarians.

29. Are veggie chips healthy?

No.

30. True or false: Chocolate is actually healthy?

Only if it’s 70%+ cacao. Check out our mouthwatering chocolate recipes.

Chocolate-Is-Thes-Best-Thing-EMGN10

31. Soup or salad?

Soup. Vegetable soup!

32.  What’s the deal with BPA?

It’s like dosing with estrogen. Go for BPA free water container. 

33. Is fresh fruit healthier than frozen?

No. Frozen is usually better.

34. Pinto, navy, kidney: Are all beans the same?

Darker beans mean more nutrition.

35. What’s is the condiment that I should keep?

Mustard

36. What’s the single most important healthy resolution I can make?

Eat less sugar.

37. I can lose weight in the summer, but I regain it in the fall. Help!

To get back on track, try to think about how you lost the weight in the first place. “Whatever worked for you then will probably work for you in a maintenance phase,” says Jenna A. Bell Wilson, Ph.D., R.D.

38. What kind of water can I drink in Fast Metabolism Diet?

The best choice would be a natural spring water. You can have Seltzer or Perrier water after you’ve met your water requirement.

39. I am having a severe headache as I started the diet.

You are most likely having a caffeine withdrawal. You can apply these tips to alleviate the pain you’re experiencing.

40. How about a few more days?

If you’re still having headaches after a few more days, it might be caused by sugar craving. Check out these remedies to fight intense sugar cravings.

20150124215631-d5c62f87

41. I am craving for pasta! What can I substitute for pasta?

You can have brown rice pasta and quinoa pasta for Phase 1. Quinoa, Kamut, buckwheat, and spelt or sprouted pasta.

42. Is salmon allowed in each phase? I thought only in phase 3 since it only lists smoked salmon nitrate free in all phases

Only Smoked Salmon is allowed in Phase 2. However, you get to enjoy a little bit of freedom when you reach phase 3 as you can chow on any Salmon dish when you reach this phase. All must be nitrate-free though.

43. Are meat portions measured as raw or cooked?

Raw.

44. Is v8 juice allowed in the diet? It’s not a fruit juice.

Any kind of juice is not allowed in the diet.

45. The recipe I want to cook has ingredients that are not allowed in the diet. What should I do?

You can find a substitute for the ingredients that are allowed in the fast metabolism diet here.

46. What is whipped cream composed of?

Egg whites and almond/coconut/rice milk (depending on your Phase).

47. Is tahini allowed in the diet?

Only in Phase 3.

48. Is there a difference between the various Phase 1s throughout the four weeks? (Same question for other Phases)

No. It is still the same phase. But you can vary your foods and exercise every week as long as it is still phase specific.

49. Is there an android version for the fast metabolism app?

The android app for the fast metabolism diet is now available! Get it on Google play.

50. Where can I get some delectable and healthy recipe ideas?

Browse our Pinterest page for healthy and delectable fast metabolism diet recipes.

set-your-sights-high-and-go-for-it-no-one-likes-being-uncomfortable-with-themselves-inspiration-quotes-weight-loss-fitness-motivation-healthy-just-do-it-weightloss

 

 

1 2