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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.)
-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!

Cacao Chia Seed Pudding – Phase 3

Valentines is fast approaching. It is completely convenient to have chocolates together with your loved ones on this special day. While chocolate is the norm on Valentines, we must be most watchful of our diet since chocolates are sprouting out anywhere. It is hard to resist, but for those on Phase 3 now there is an exciting chocolate recipe just right for you!

If you have never made cacao chia seed pudding before it may seem a bit strange at first but it really is great option so give it a go. You can also top it with any of your favorite raspberry, cranberry, cherry, blueberry or shredded coconut.

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PREP TIME: 5 mins

TOTAL TIME: 5 mins


  • 3 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao nibs
  • 1/8 tablespoon of stevia (depending on how sweet you like it)


  1. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl & whisk until combined ensuring there are no cacao lumps.
  2. Pour into little glasses or just set in the bowl that you mix it in.
  3. Place in the fridge over night or for at least a couple of hours.
  4. Enjoy!

Want to grab a snack bar anytime? This Just Great Stuff Organic Cacao Acai Bar, a delicious gluten-free snack bar with Acai and a cracked unsweetened cacao beans also known as cacao nibs is the best replacement to the pudding described above. No sugar, no additives and rich in antioxidants.

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A healthy valentines for you and your date!

Sweet Potato Tuna Patties – Phase 3

These sweet potato tuna patties are so easy to make and taste so good. It is incredible how they are soft inside and crispy from the outside. This recipe is great for those who like to leave everything almost ready before you leave for the day, cause you can combine all the ingredients together, leave the mixture/patties in the fridge and then just sauté them right before dinner.

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INGREDIENTS (3 Servings)
A medium sweet potato
Two 7oz cans of chunk light tuna packed in water
A teaspoon minced garlic
¼ cup diced red onions
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper for taste
1. Peel sweet potato and slice into 4-5 equal sections.
2. Boil sweet potato sections in water for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender.
3. Drain potato add into a large bowl and mash with a fork.
4. Open canned tuna and drain excess liquid and add to bowl along with garlic, onions, salt and pepper.
5. Mix all ingredients and form patties.
6. Heat non-stick pan and add oil. Cook patties 1-2 minutes both sides.

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Hand Rolls – Phase 3

Smoked salmon & avocado hand rolls is a preparation of salmon, typically a fillet that has been cured and hot/cold smoked. It can be made from any part of the salmon fish.

The health benefits of salmon include proper cardiovascular health, muscle and tissue development, eye care, effective body metabolism, etc.

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Today, we’ll gonna have a Salmon in our table. To prepare this is easy-peasy so grab the ingredients now and start to roll! Avocado Hand Rolls is best for Phase 3 of the fast metabolism diet.

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Hand Rolls – Phase 3 (3 rolls)
1/4 avocado, mashed
nori (seaweed) sheets
3/4 cup cooked and cooled wild rice
1 ounce smoked salmon
3 slices tomato
3 tablespoons chopped red onion
1 tablespoon capers
 Spread avocado on nori (seaweed) sheets.
Top avocado with wild rice, salmon, tomato, onionRoll up nori sheets.

Avocado Green Smoothie – Phase 3

Mix up a refreshing and nutritious snack with a creamy avocado smoothie! Avocados are a great addition to smoothies – they can add creaminess to the consistency of your favorite fruit smoothie recipe or be a fresh non-dairy addition to add smoothness to fruit and/or vegetable smoothie recipes. Try this healthy, yummy Avocado Green Smoothie – Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Enjoy!

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Avocado Green Smoothie – Phase 3 (2 servings)
1 1/4 cups cold unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage
1 ripe avocado
1 peach
2 cups of spinach
1 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
8 ice cubes
Blend milk beverage, avocado, pears, kale (or spinach), ginger and ice in a blender until very smooth.

Note: To have a variation, you can add flax or chia seed in the smoothie.

Skinny Breakfast Sausage – Phase 3

Try this yummy Skinny Breakfast Sausage – Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet. You won’t find any nitrates or artificial ingredients in this sausage recipe. You’re in for real treat with this hearty home-cooked breakfast. Enjoy!

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Skinny Breakfast Sausage – Phase 3 (8 servings)
1 pound lean ground chicken or turkey
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
sea salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make sausage patties to desired size and thickness.
I usually get about 8 patties. Uncooked patties can be frozen up to one month.
Add patties to a large nonstick skillet and cook on medium-high heat until brown on both sides and cooked through.

Healthy, Delicious Frozen Peach Flax Smoothie – Phase 3

Frozen Peach Flax Smoothie – Phase 3 are nutritious because they are source of vitamin A and C. What’s more? You can indulge yourself in this delicious smoothie that contains flax seed to serve as your healthy fat in your phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Enjoy!

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Frozen Peach Flax Smoothie – Phase 3 (3 cups or 1 1/2 servings)
2 cups frozen peach slices
1 cup carrot juice
1 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
Combine peaches, carrot juice, lime juice, and ginger in blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Peaches and Coconut Oatmeal – Phase 3

Who doesn’t love a juicy, tasty peach? Peaches are low in calories, cholesterol, sodium and contain no saturated fats. It is available in both white and yellow varieties. Coconut and peach is the perfect duo. It verges on tropical but it pulled in by the soft, warm flesh of juicy peach. So introducing a delicious Peaches and Coconut Oatmeal – Phase 3 of the fast metabolism diet. Yum!

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Peaches & Coconut Oatmeal – Phase 3 (1 cup)
Makes: 1 serving, about 1 cup each
1 cup water
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 dried peaches, chopped
1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut milk
Combine water, oats and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat
Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until creamy, about 5 minutes. Serve topped with oatmeal and coconut milk

Anabolic Muscle Bowl – Phase 3

Anabolism is the process where simple substances are converted to more complex compounds such as bone and muscle tissue. Try this recipe named Anabolic Muscle Bowl – Phase 3 of the fast metabolism diet.

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6 egg
1/2 cup oatmeal, cooked
1/2 avocado
1/8 cup walnuts
1/4 cup raspberries
Cook egg in a skillet on low heat.
If you want to cook your avocado, spray another skillet with virgin olive oil and set on low-medium heat. Chop half of the avocado into pieces and add to the skillet. Use a spatula and be careful not to let the avocado pieces stick to the skillet.
Combine oatmeal and egg in a bowl and mix.
Add cinnamon and Stevia and mix.
Top with avocado raspberries, and walnuts.

Hard Boiled Egg Whites with Avocado – Phase 3

Avocado may be fatty, but that doesn’t mean that they are bad for your health. In fact, it has plenty of health benefits. So I’m now featuring a recipe with avocados so you may get its nutrition too. Try this Hard Boiled Egg Whites with Avocado – Phase 3 of the fast metabolism diet.

Hard Boiled Egg Whites with Avocado

Hard-Boiled Egg Whites with Avocado – Phase 3 (4 servings)
8 large eggs
2 avocados
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Cover eggs with cold water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat. Let eggs stand, covered, 8 minutes; transfer with a slotted spoon to an ice-water bath, and let cool. Peel eggs.
Separate yolks from whites (reserve yolks for another use).Tear whites into 1-inch pieces; divide among four bowls.
Halve and pit the avocados. Using a spoon, scrape out pieces; divide among bowls with egg whites.
Divide salt among servings, and season with pepper. Drizzle each serving with 3/4 teaspoon oil.

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