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5 Healthy Thanksgiving Day Tips for Every Fast Metabolism Dieter

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

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

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

5 Thanksgiving Day Tips for Every Dieter

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

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

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

breakfast

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

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

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

3. Shift your FMD Phases for Thanksgiving Day

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

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

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

4. Have a Post-Detox Plan

Hope with Green: Green Easy Soup Recipe for Detoxing

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

5. Enjoy the Event

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

thanksgiving recipe ebook

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

5 Healthy Foods That Will Keep You Awake and Alert

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

healthy foods

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

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

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

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

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

healthy habits

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

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

1. Ease Up

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

2. Drink a Glass of Water Before Your Meal

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

3. Get a Good Night Sleep

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

4. Eat Raw Veggies

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

5 Ways To Make Food Healthier While On FMD Diet

5. Keep Moving

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

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

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

Fast Metabolism Diet Heavy Whipped Cream – Phase 1 and 3

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

heavy whipped cream

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

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

Ingredients:

Directions:

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

4 Types of “Healthy Fat” You Should Include in Fast Metabolism Diet Plan

It was once a popular myth that in order to lose weight, one should avoid eating fats. What we don’t know is that there are healthy benefits we can gain from consuming fats. Healthy fat can actually help us lose weight as it prompts the release of fat-melting enzymes. That’s why we keep on telling, you need to “Eat fats to lose fat”.

healthy fat types

 

But you might be wondering just what type of fats you should eat, and which ones you should avoid?

Here is a comprehensive list of healthy fat you should incorporate in your fast metabolism diet plan.

1. Fish Oil

Fish oil is rich in omega-3 oil and fatty acids that are good for your heart. The fish oil helps prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases, chronic illness. Most of all, it can help you lose weight. You can read more benefits of fish oil below.

Lose Weight: Another Benefit from Fish Oil

2. Medium-Chain Triglyceride (MCT)

You’ve probably heard how MCT oil is rising in popularity recently. New-York based researchers have found that MCT oil also aids in weight loss. MCT oil increases your fat burning capacity, and I couldn’t help but agree!

As you can see, your liver metabolizes MCT oil than regular long-chain fats. Because of this, our liver is more likely to burn MCT oils for energy rather than storing them as fats. You can have coconut, coconut milk, and coconut oil in Phase 3 as your healthy fat. This food is rich in MCT oil and is FMD-compliant!

3. Polyunsaturated Fats

This type of fat is known for their cholesterol-reducing capabilities. these foods also help in reducing your blood pressure. Salmon, sunflower oil, and safflower oil are rich in polyunsaturated fats.

4. Monounsaturated Fats

Monounsaturated fats help lower your bad cholesterol and increase your good cholesterol. The greatest catch is that it is easy to find! Monounsaturated fats are found in your favorite on-the-go snacks like almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and avocado!

Let us debunk the old myth that fat will make you fat. With the right mindset, you can find that the healthy, good fats can help you lose weight and achieve a healthy lifestyle. Start embracing the “good fats” right now and incorporate them in your fast metabolism diet plan.

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

It is widely known to everyone practicing FMD to avoid the consumption of dairy products due to the fact that it impedes our desire to lose weight. The high sugar concentration found on lactose contributes more on gaining weight than losing them. However, there are unwilling dieters who are hesitant to give up milk (like caffeine). It’s because milk has long been part of their lives and a source of calcium.

Top 5 Best Food Sources of Calcium in Fast Metabolism Diet

How do we ensure that we’re still getting the adequate amount of calcium without having to drink milk? Are there any other alternatives?

Here are our top 5 best food sources that you can eat and are alternative sources of Calcium:

1. Kale

Kale contains about 300 mg of calcium that is equivalent to a cup of milk. The greatest catch is that you can eat kale in all phases, giving you an opportunity to maximize your daily intake. You can put up to 3 and 1/2 cup of raw kale in your salad recipes.

2. Oranges

Oranges are a great source of vitamin C, but did you know that they are also a great source of calcium? A single navel orange can already give you 60 mg of calcium. You can add orange to your morning smoothie on Phase 1.

3. Salmon

Aside from being a great source of Omega-3, salmon is also packed with this nutrient. Just a 6 oz serving of salmon can already give you 400 mg of calcium. You can eat canned salmon in Phase 3. Bonus tip: you can eat the bones too! They’re soft and edible.

4. Sardines

Three ounce serving of sardines will give you almost 400 mg of calcium. You can eat sardines on any phase, especially on Phase 2. Eat sardines on phase 2 as your snack and you’re already halfway to your 1000 mg of your daily requirement.

5. Almond milk

Almond milk is one of our healthy dairy-free milk alternatives in the diet. The reason is because although it’s not dairy, it is packed with calcium and vitamin D that promotes healthy bone growth. Same also with raw almonds.

Note: You can also add Himalayan or Celtic salt on your foods after you cook them. These salts can also contribute in upping your daily nutrient intake.

Let us already debunk the old myth that milk is the only main source of calcium for you. There are far, healthier foods where you can get more calcium and other nutrients than milk. Always consult with your physician to know your recommended nutrient intake.

Creamy White Strawberry Ghost – Phase 1

Your kids will surely gasp in delight as they eat these adorable yet delicious creamy white strawberry ghost treats! Your kids and guests will surely love these juicy fruit packed with a luscious heavy cream mixture.

CREAMY WHITE STRAWBERRY GHOST – PHASE 1

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen of a creamy white strawberry ghost.

Serving Size: 1 coated strawberry

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Mix equal amounts of egg whites with rice milk to make a low-calorie heavy cream substitute. Mix the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.

2. Wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry.

3. Dip the Strawberries in the heavy cream mixture and freeze for 30 minutes.

4. In a microwave, melt 1/2 cup of raw cocoa powder until smooth. Dip a toothpick into melted chocolate and draw a mouth and eyes on each ghost. You can also draw ghost’s tails.

5. Serve and enjoy eating!

Delectable Pumpkin Dip – Phase 1

Tired of using the same condiments on your favorite snacks and salads? Try this spooky yet delectable Pumpkin Dip! The unique blend of pumpkin, brown rice cheese with a pinch of sweet stevia makes it a perfect dip for your apple slices and homemade cookies this Halloween season.

DELECTABLE PUMPKIN DIP – PHASE 1

Delectable Pumpkin Dip Serving Size: 2 tablespoon dip and 2 apple slices

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) brown rice cheese
  • 1/2 cup stevia
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 24 apple slices

Directions: 

  1. Place first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  2. Add cinnamon, and beat until smooth. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Serve with apple.

Spooky Raspberry Chocolate Pudding – Phase 3

This spooky raspberry chocolate pudding has a rich chocolate taste and is very smooth and silky blended with tangy flavors of raspberry. It’s dairy and egg-free that can also be served as a chocolate dip.

SPOOKY RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE PUDDING – PHASE 3

Serving Size: 1 cup of Spooky Raspberry Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 cups of raspberries
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 4-6 drops stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (from squeezed lemons)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Directions: 

  1. Blend all but the coconut oil until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the oil and blend again to incorporate.
  3. Chill for at least 4 hours or cold and thickened.
  4. You can add chia seeds and raw cacao nibs as toppings. Serve and enjoy!

Jack o Lantern Fruit Salad Recipe – Phase 1

If you’re up for some super-quick, bake-free recipe to enjoy this Halloween, then this Jack o Lantern Fruit Salad is your life-saver recipe! No baking or cooking needed to create this recipe. You just have to chop fruits, assemble them, and voila! You already have your spooky and appetizing fruit salad in Phase 1! An easy, dipsy treat!

JACK O LANTERN FRUIT SALAD RECIPE – PHASE 1

Serving Size: 1 Jack o Lantern fruit salad. 

Ingredients: 

  • Assorted fruits, strawberries, pineapple, mangoes,  apples, or any fruits allowed in Phase 1.
  • Oranges
  • Mint leaves

Directions: 

1. Chop the assorted fruits and mix them in a large bowl. You will need about ½ cup per orange.

2. To carve a pumpkin cup, slice off the top of the orange, using a knife to loosen the edges, scoop out the inside of the orange with a spoon. Toss the juice in with the fruit.

3. Carve a small jack-o-lantern face in each orange.

4. Fill each orange with fruit and replace it’s top.

5. As a finishing touch, garnish each top with mint leaves for stems. Serve and enjoy!

 

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