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Easy Sweet Potato Hummus

sweet potato hummus

Get yourself an unbelievably tasty, creamy, sweet and full of flavor Easy Sweet Potato Hummus. An easy to prepare delicacy with a golden color from the sweet potato. You can slip this Phase 3 hummus recipe onto your buffet table or serve it as a snack at work.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized Sweet Potato (about 1 Cup Mashed)
  • 1 cup of Cooked Chickpeas
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of Water
  • 2 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt
  • ½ teaspoon of Chili Powder
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
  2. Prick the sweet potato all over using a fork so steam can escape while the potato cooks.
  3. Place a baking sheet, and bake for approximately 50 – 65 minutes or until the potato is tender all the way through, and a knife can easily pierce through the entire potato.
  4. Scoop out the flesh of the potato and add it to a food processor.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients: the garlic, lemon, chickpeas, water, chili powder, salt and pepper to a food processor also.
  6. Blend the ingredients until completely smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. If you want a thinner hummus, add a bit more water or oil until your desired consistency is reached.

Spooky Black Bean Hummus – Phase 3

Want to try a delicious dip for your snacks and sprouted grain tortilla chips this Halloween? Your favorite classic, flavor-packed Spooky Black Bean Hummus is the perfect deal to pair with your snacks!

Spooky Black Bean Hummus - Phase 3

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons lime (or lemon) juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper — to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. With food processor running, drop in the garlic cloves and process until finely chopped. Add the black beans, and process until pureed. Add the remaining ingredients (use the lesser amounts) and process until smooth. Taste and correct seasonings, adding more as needed.
  2. Spoon the hummus into a serving dish, smoothing the top. Using a pastry bag or thinned tahini, pipe on the design. Place a plastic spider into the web, or make one yourself from black olives. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Avocado Hummus Dip – Phase 3

Classic, flavor-packed hummus is made creamy green with a ripe  avocado. Vegan, gluten-free, healthy Avocado Hummus Dip recipe for Phase 3! The best deal for Phase 3 snack together with sprouted grain tortilla chips.

Avocado Hummus Dip - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  •         1 (15 oz) can chick peas, well drained
  •         2 medium ripe avocados, cored and peeled (13 oz before cored and peeled)
  •         3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for serving if desired
  •         1 1/2 Tbsp tahini
  •         3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  •         1 clove garlic, peeled
  •         Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  •         1/8 tsp cumin
  •         1 – 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves, for topping
  •         Red pepper flakes, for topping
  •         sprouted grain tortilla

Directions:

  1. Pulse chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste (I did a scant 1/2 tsp salt and about 1/8 tsp pepper), add cumin and avocados and pulse mixture until smooth and creamy, about 1 – 2 minutes longer.
  2. Serve topped with more olive oil if desired and sprinkle with cilantro and red pepper flakes. Serve with sprouted grain tortilla chips.

Hummus-Filled Eggs – Phase 3

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Make delicious deviled egg recipe using hummus instead of mayonnaise for a snack or lunch for phase 3 of the fast metabolism diet.

The key to getting your eggs perfectly hard-boiled, is to dunk them in a cold water for several minutes after boiling.

Hummus-Filled Eggs – Phase 3 ( 6 Servings)

Ingredients:
5 hard-boiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise, yolks discarded*
4 Tbsp. prepared hummus
5 kalamata olives, chopped
Smoked paprika (to taste; optional)
Preparation:
1. Fill each egg white half with about 1 tsp. hummus.
2. Sprinkle evenly with olives and paprika. Serve immediately.

Food List: Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3

Finished with Phase 1 and 2?

Then let’s continue to the most active part of your Fast Metabolism Diet, PHASE 3. Below is a list of allowed foods during this period, which is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Phase 3

VEGETABLES AND SALAD GREENS (FRESH, CANNED, OR FROZEN)

  • Arrowroot Artichokes Arugula Asparagus Avocados Bean sprouts
  • Beans: green, yellow (wax), French (string) Beets: greens, roots
  • Bok choy Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage, all types Carrots Cauliflower florets Celery
  • Chicory (curly endive) Collard greens Cucumbers
  • Eggplant Endive Fennel Green chiles
  • Green onions Hearts of palm Jicama
  • Kale Kohlrabi Leeks
  • Lettuce (any except iceberg) Mixed greens
  • Mushrooms Okra
  • Olives, any type Onions
  • Peppers: bell, pepperoncini Radishes
  • Rhubarb Seaweed Spinach Spirulina

SPROUTS

  • Sweet potatoes/yams
  • Tomatoes, fresh and canned: round, plum, cherry Watercress
  • Zucchini and winter or yellow summer squash

FRUITS (FRESH OR FROZEN)

  • Blackberries Blueberries Cherries
  • Coconut, coconut milk, cream, water Cranberries
  • Grapefruit Lemons Limes Peaches Plums
  • Prickly pears Raspberries Rhubarb

ANIMAL PROTEIN

  • Beef: filet, steaks, lean ground buffalo meat
  • Calamari
  • Chicken: boneless, skinless dark or white meat, ground clams
  • Corned beef Crab, lump meat
  • Deli meats, nitrate-free: turkey, chicken, roast beef eggs, whole
  • Game: Pheasant Halibut, Fillet Herring
  • Lamb Liver
  • Lobster meat Oysters
  • Pork: chops, loin roast Rabbit
  • Salmon, fresh, frozen, or nitrate-free smoked Sardines, packed in olive oil
  • Sausage, nitrate-free: chicken, turkey Scallops
  • Sea bass fillet
  • Shrimp Skate Trout
  • Tuna, packed in water or oil Turkey
  • Turkey bacon, nitrate-free

VEGETABLE PROTEIN

  • Almond milk, unsweetened, almond cheese, almond flour Cashew milk
  • Chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • Dried (or  canned)  beans: adzuki, black, butter, Great Northern, cannellini, kidney, pinto, white, lima, navy
  • Hemp milk, unsweetened Lentils

GRAINS

  • Barley, black or white
  • Oats: steel-cut, old-fashioned Quinoa
  • Sprouted-grain: bread, bagels, tortillas Wild rice

BROTHS, HERBS, SPICES, CONDIMENTS, AND SUPPLEMENTS

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Broths: beef, chicken, vegetable* Carob chips
  • Dried herbs: all types / Fresh herbs: all types Garlic, fresh
  • Ginger, fresh Horseradish, prepared
  • Ketchup, no sugar added, no corn syrup Mustard, prepared, dry
  • Natural seasonings: Bragg Liquid Aminos, coconut amino acids, tamari, non-caffeinated herbal teas.
  • Pickles, no sugar added Salsa
  • Seasonings: black and white peppers, cinnamon, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, curry powder, onion salt, raw cacao powder, turmeric, sea salt, Simply Organic seasoning
  • Sweeteners: Stevia, Xylitol (birch or hardwood only ) Tomato paste
  • Tomato sauce, no sugar added

Vanilla or peppermint extract Vinegar: any type (except rice)

HEALTHY FAT and OILS

  • Avocados Hummus
  • Mayonnaise, safflower
  • Nuts, raw: almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts Nut/seed butter and pastes, raw
  • Coconut, grapeseed, olive, sesame, toasted sesame (Asian) Seeds, raw: flax, hemp, pumpkin, sesame, Sunflower Tahini

*Note: All broths, if possible, should be free of additives and preservatives.

Again and again, I just want to remind you that choosing organic foods is always better in order for you to experience the best possible results of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Please don’t forget!

Source: Haylie Pomroy

What To Do: Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3

Phase 3

Finished with Phase 1 and 2? Then let’s go on to the Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet!

This phase is for the Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of every week and is composed of foods containing healthy fats and oil. This is also the most active part of the Fast Metabolism Diet, so, you will be able to consume a moderate amount of carbs, proteins, and fruits or veggies.

Here are foods that you can eat on Phase 3:

  • Vegetables- Artichokes, Brussels sprouts, green beans, beets, butternut squash, French beans, bok choy, cauliflower, kale, radish, watercress, leek, zucchini, celery, wax beans, asparagus, spinach, sweet potato, all types of onions, lettuce (except iceberg), collard greens, fennel, eggplant, garlic, green onions, peppers, rhubarb, shallots, okra, tomatoes, celery, cabbage, palm hearts, mushrooms, olives, cucumbers, and bean sprouts.
  • Fruits- Cherries, lime, lemon, grapefruit, cranberries, coconut, coconut water, coconut milk, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, rhubarb, and prickly pears.
  • Protein-Beef tenderloin, ground buffalo, chicken breast, skinless chicken, turkey, lamb chops, rabbit, sirloin steak, lean ground beef, lamb liver, roast beef, deli meat, turkey bacon, sausages, herring, shrimp, salmon, crab, calamari, lobster, smoked oysters, tuna, sea bass, trout, whole eggs, nuts, legumes, seeds, black beans, cashew milk, almond milk, pinto beans, fava beans, kidney beans, butter beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, lima beans, lentils, vegan cheddar cheese, great northern beans, cannellini beans, and almond cheese.
  • Fats & Oil- Hazelnuts, almonds, pecan nuts, coconut milk, almond butter, almond milk, hemp seeds, coconut butter, walnut butter, walnuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, sunflower seed butter, peanut butter, tahini, flax seeds, chia seeds, avocados, hummus, olive oil, pistachios, sesame seeds, sesame oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and rice bran oil.
  • Others- Carob chips, baking powder, mint, celery seed, cream of tartar, red wine vinegar, coconut vinegar, ginger powder, vanilla extract, black pepper, white pepper, cinnamon, chili powder, rosemary, sage, thyme, apple cider vinegar, tomato sauce, mustard, chicken broth, vegetable broth, pepper flakes, cardamom, beef broth, pickles, tomato paste, bay leaves, cilantro, mint, chives, oregano, cumin, white vinegar, curry powder, cumin, fennel, nutmeg, and basil.
  • Beverages – Coconut water, fresh fruit and vegetable juice, vegetable smoothies, and buttermilk.

Foods to avoid:

  • Vegetables – Potato
  • Fruits – Ripe mango, jackfruit, and banana
  • Fats & Oils – Vegetable oil, mayonnaise, butter, lard, soyabean oil, margarine, safflower oil, and canola oil
  • Beverages – Aerated drinks, packaged fruit juices, packaged coconut water, and alcohol
  • Others – Tomato ketchup, ranch, tartar sauce, barbecue sauce, and sweet chili sauce

And, since Phase 3 is where you start to effectively burn a lot of calories, here are a few exercises that you should try:

  • Arm circles – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Wrist circles – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Neck rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Ankle rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Leg rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Waist rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Yoga asanas

For more details check out this article by Style Craze (Source):

Fast Metabolism Diet Review

 

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

tahini

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.

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.

Top 5 Tips to Stay Healthy and Fit this Fall Season

Whenever we think of the Fall season, we can’t help but feel giddy and thrilled about it. Well, who wouldn’t? The fall season is the time of the year when we celebrate various festivities. It’s the perfect time to celebrate Trick and Treat Parties, Thanksgiving, and the highly anticipated Holiday seasons.

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With all these holiday festivities coming around, we also become anxious as the fear of going off track started to linger inside us.We couldn’t help but think that Fall season is also the weight gain season as we splurged on the foods from back to back holidays.

How do we maintain a healthy and balanced life with all of these tempting delectable foods served on the table? How do we conclude the year staying fit and healthy when the Holiday lineups are blocking our road to success?

Here are our top 5 tips to become healthy and fit this Fall Season.

1. Don’t Skip Meals or Stay Hungry

When we think about holidays, it’s always associated with foods. The thought of indulging too much food overwhelmed us that we find ourselves not eating before the big event. Our mind is tricking us into thinking that starving ourselves would suffice the foods we’ll take in. But before you actually do it, step back! Step back and calm yourself first!

Coming to a big celebration with an empty stomach is the worst thing you can do! If you’re hungry and starving, your mind wouldn’t be able to make right decisions, especially about food! All your mind will think is that it needs food– whether good or bad. to fuel your body. It didn’t care if you eat unhealthy foods, just as long as it can sustain your body. This chain reaction will lead you into making poor, unhealthy decisions.

not to skip your meals

You are more prone to binge eating and overeating since you’re hungry. You’ll be eating like crazy, eating a lot more than your stomach could take. Aside from that, your stomach will not be able to take all the foods you’re eating. It won’t burn all those foods like what your metabolism would normally do. Instead, it will store all you eat as fat in order for your body to survive. And certainly, we wouldn’t want that to happen!

So instead of starving yourself, continue eating like it’s a normal day. Opt to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. This will keep your blood sugar and metabolism stable. And if your blood sugar is stable, you’re less likely to have cravings as you attend the big celebration.

2. Try not to drink liquor as much as possible

Alcohol is very dehydrating. It kills our metabolism and tortures our liver into filtering the alcohol out of our system, diverting it from doing its main task. So, if possible, save your liver by not drinking liquors. Avoid drinking rum, vodka, gin, and beer.

But if you really can’t help but drink one, opt to organic, sulfite-free, red wine. Also, drink eight ounces of water for every sip. You can read more about tips for dealing with alcohols here.

3. Focus more on protein-based foods

Opt to eat 10-15 grams of protein every two hours. Protein rich foods like turkey jerky, hummus, veggies, shrimp, deviled eggs, etc can help control the flow of sugar into your bloodstream the moment you splurged in the big event.

4. Enjoy and Live the Moment

Stressing yourself over holiday events will do you no good. Instead of avoiding foods served on the table, embrace them! Eat them in moderation. Don’t ditch the event and missed having a momentous bonding with your family just because you’re afraid of gaining weight from the foods you eat.

Christmas family bonding

Bond with your family and friends and create memorable memories with them. Have fun and enjoy, give in a little. The feeling of enjoyment will help the release of good endorphins and release the stored fat in your body. Your metabolism will burn those foods you eat like crazy by then!

5. Eat those Bountiful Fruits and Veggies

It’s important to detoxify your liver the next day, so opt to drink our FMD-detoxifying soup. Aside from that, opt to eat those adrenalin-calming fruits and veggies to ease your digestion and have a great start of the day and satiate your post-sugar hangover. This will also keep your cravings at bay.

The fall season may be associated with various holiday festivities, but it’s not a reason for you to fall off the weight-loss wagon. With these healthy tips and tricks, let us prove to ourselves that Fall season is not a Weight gain season, but a bounty season to become fit and healthy.

Top 5 Summer Traveling Tips this 2016

With less than a month left before the start of the Fall, most of us are already anticipating the back to school season. But this doesn’t mean that FMDieters will get to skip the fun side of summer by letting it pass by just like that because they can still catch up last-minute vacation trips and travels this summer. If you are still planning your next trip, then read our top 5 tips to make your summer traveling healthy and memorable.

Top 5 Summer Traveling Tips this 2016

Summer Traveling Tips to Stay Fit and Healthy

1. Stay Active

Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you’re unable to exercise. Grab the opportunity to travel around by walking, hiking, or sightseeing instead of riding a cab. Or you can do swimming instead renting a boat.

There are so many ways to stay active as you travel. Not only these physical activities will promote your well-being, but it will also let you admire the majestic sceneries and connect with nature on a personal level.

2. Stay Hydrated

It shouldn’t be difficult for you to keep hydrated since we’re already applying this rule in this diet plan. However, just to be assured, double up your water intake this Summer season. The sun can be unbearably hot during Summer, making you feel more drained than usual.

It’s important to keep yourself hydrated in order for your body to function and absorb the nutrients properly. You can also opt to drink smoothies and pair it with watery fruits like watermelons, mangoes, and pineapples that can help hydrate your body.

3. Bring Snacks with You

In order to reduce the chances of binge-eating, we recommend you pack snacks with you. Pack for fresh or frozen fruits like blueberries, apples, oranges in your bag for Phase 1. Turkey Jerky is a perfect on-the-go snack for phase 2. For phase 3, opt for almonds and nuts.

You can munch these on-the-go snacks if you’re hungry or craving for something. The fibers and nutrients will keep your hunger at bay.

4. Shop at the Local Health-Food Store

As you wander around, make some time to stop by on local health-food stores and pick up the products you couldn’t pack your bags. You can buy spring water, hummus, deli meat, almond milk, etc.

If your room has a fridge, it’s even better as you get the chance to stack your foods and cook your favorite fast metabolism diet recipes! Plus, you’ll be helping promote the local farmer’s products and support small business too!

5. Rule out the Restaurants!

You will never go wrong with preparing you meals and snacks even when you’re traveling. We recommend you check the restaurants around the area and ask for their menu. In this way, you can plan what meals to order and eat as you arrive. You can read more about dining out in restaurants below.

The Fast Metabolism Diet Tips on Attending Restaurants

Summer traveling trips and vacations are one of the best ways to bond with your family and be connected with nature. Stay fit and healthy as you spend the remaining days of your summer vacation.

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