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Kale Chips – Phase 2

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • sea salt
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Ground ginger
  • Chili powder or black pepper for seasoning

Directions

You can use your oven toaster for this or preheat your oven to 225F. Tear your kale into same-size pieces; don’t make it too small, this is highly recommended since they shrink when cooked. Place your kale on a non-stick cookie sheet. Sprinkle them with spices like black pepper, sea salt, chili powder, ground ginger and brewer’s yeast. Bake it for 7-10 minutes until they turn dark green and crispy.

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.

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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.

Delicious Spicy Tuna Steak Recipe – All Phases

An easy and quick fish recipe suitable to any phase, this Spicy tuna Steak Recipe gives a delectable flavor of tuna enhanced with a mixture of spicy and citrus marinade. A great recipe idea to enjoy in your lunch or dinner.

Delicious Spicy Tuna Steak Recipe - All Phases

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounce can solid white tuna, packed in water
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice from 2 squeezed limes
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (Applicable for Phase 3 only)

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the lime juice, garlic, jalapeno, and salt & pepper. Coat tuna steaks well with it, cover, and place in refrigerator. Allow to marinate at least 30 minutes.
  2.  Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. You can heat olive oil if you are in Phase 3.
  3. Cook tuna steaks about 5-8 minutes on each side, or until desired level of cooking is reached.
  4. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy eating!

 

Lemon with Ginger Ice Pops – All Phases

Are you up for something new dessert this summer? Lemon with Ginger Ice Pops will quench your thirst plus gives you an exciting burst of flavors! You will be surprised with its combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavors. Head on to the kitchen and let’s do it together!

Lemon with Ginger Ice Pops

Serving: 10. Serving Size: 1 Popsicle

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4-inch (1 oz) piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup stevia
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice (from 3 lemons)
  • zest of three lemons
  • 10 ultra thin half slices lemon (optional)

Directions:

1. Put the ginger, water, stevia and lemon zest in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the stevia is dissolved, then remove the pan from heat and let it get to room temperature.

2. Pour the mixture through a fine strainer pressing down hard on the ginger with the back of a spoon. Mix in the lemon juice.

3. Pour the mixture into your ice pop molds, leaving 1/4 inch at the top to let the mixture expand while it freezes. Place a slice of lemon in each mold if using then insert the sticks and freeze.

4. Serve.

There you go! Share with everybody and enjoy!

Fast Metabolism Diet 4th of July Recipes – Part 1

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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

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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

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?

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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.

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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!

Food Substitutions in The Fast Metabolism Diet

One of the best options when you found a recipe online that has a ‘bad’ ingredient in it is to look for a food substitutions, especially when there’s only one ingredient that is not allowed in the whole recipe.

food substitution in the fast metabolism dietAs a conscious Fast Metabolism dieter who is committed to staying clean in his/her food intake, it is just correct to thoroughly check all the ingredients in a recipe to achieve great results from the diet. And when you find a forbidden ingredient in a recipe, your best response is to look for a way to replace it with an acceptable one.

To help you deal with this trouble, we’ve come up with this list of food substitutions/replacements. By following the formula here, you’ll be able to successfully create the recipes you’ve been eying to do all these years but just cannot because of the said forbidden ingredients. Now you can try replacing them with healthier ones, specially the sweetener and flavorings.

It is important that you are aware that, “not all substitutions are created equal”. You might thought that every food alternatives are good but in reality, there are some alternatives that are just disguising as healthy one without knowing that it may actually increase sodium ansugar deposits in other areas of your body. To avoid this, you need to be extra careful in improvising your recipe and in every ingredient you include to your meal plan.

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To completely help you fill your grocery list with healthy ingredients right for your recipe and budget at the same time, below is the table of food substitutions we prepared for you.

Foods that are not allowed in FMD Substitutions Phases Allowed
honey -stevia + water (1/32 of a tsp of stevia is the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of sugar) All Phases
wheat(e.g. bread, crackers, rolls, cereals, cakes, cookies, etc.)
wheat flour
-wheat in a sprouted form-quinoa flour, almond flour, buckwheat Phase 1 and 3
dairy products(e.g. milk, cheese, cottage cheese, butter, yogurt, Greek yogurt, whey, etc.)
butter
-avocado, Phase 3
dried fruit or fruit juices actual fruits, water, coconut water, homemade brew Phase 1 and 3
corn / corn stuff(e.g. corn tortillas, corn chips, corn cereals, corn starch, grits, hominy, polenta, sweet corn, popcorn, processed foods containing corn, etc.)
corn chipspopcorn
-tortillas (made from brown rice or sprouted grains)-Raw nuts, hummus, and gluten-free pretzels Phase 1/3Phase 3Pretzels – Phase 1/3
soy(e.g. tofu, miso, tempeh, meat substitutes, processed foods containing soy, etc.) -tamari, Bragg Liquid Aminos All Phases
refined sugar -stevia, xylitol All Phases
caffeine(e.g. decaffeinated coffee) -smoothie with cinnamon, Gingko biloba, -feverfew (herb that helps withdraw headache) Cinnamon – Phase 1 and 3
alcohol (white wine) -lemon juice, water, balsamic vinegar All Phases
vinegar -balsamic vinegar All Phases
rice -wild rice Phase 1 and 3
potato -turnip Phase 1 and 3
mayonnaise -safflower mayonnaise Phase 3
allspices -cinnamon Phase 1 and 3
oil -olive oil, grapeseed, toasted sesame and coconut oils Phase 3
salt -sea salt, onion salt All Phases
yogurt -coconut sour cream (made of coconut milk, lemon juice and sea salt) Phase 3
cornstarch -arrowroot powder All Phases
polenta -sprouted grains (like teff, quinoa, or amaranth) Phase 1 and 3
herbal teas -Non caffeinated herbal teas or Pero Phase 1
nut butter -tahini Phase 3


Be extra cautious as well that these ingredients are fit to the phase you are in. Good luck and don’t give up on that weight loss goal!

EGG WHITE PUFFS – Phase 2

Egg puffs are versatile and can be flavored to fit whatever you want as long as allowed on the phase. So try this yummy, fat-loss-friendly recipe called EGG WHITE PUFFS – Phase 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Feel free to be creative!

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EGG WHITE PUFFS – Phase 2 (4 servings)
INGREDIENTS
Liquid egg whites
Chopped spinach
Chopped bell pepper
Chopped onion
Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray muffin tin with non-stick pan.
Fill each muffin cup halfway with liquid egg whites.
Add chopped veggies to each cup until almost full.
Bake for 20 minutes.

Broiled Lamb Chops – Phase 2

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Broiling and grilling are essentially the same technique: the application of intense, direct heat to the meat, one side at a time. In grilling, the heat is below the meat; in broiling the heat comes from above (usually in oven). Meat for broiling should be tender, fairly lean, and not too thick, since it cools quickly.

Broiling time will vary depending on thickness and type of lamb cut. You may use tongs to turn chops and steaks but don’t use a fork as it will pierce the meat and allow juices to escape.

The flavors of lamb are strong but they are also delicate. So let’s try this Broiled Lamb Chops – Phase 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet.

Broiled Lamb Chops – Phase 2 (2 Servings)
INGREDIENTS
8 ozs of lamb chops, 1 inch thick
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 lemon — cut in wedges
5 sprigs parsely
PREPARATION
Prepare Lamb Chops – Brush one side of each lamb chop with lemon juice and sprinkle with oregano.
Broil the chops 6 to 8 minutes on one side. Season with salt and pepper then turn them over.
Brush the second side with lemon juice and sprinkle with oregano.
Broil for 6 to 8 minutes and then season with salt and pepper.
Place on platter and garnish with lemon wedges and parsley

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