Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3: Breakfast, Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

For the Phase 3 of your Fast Metabolism Diet, here is an incredible recipe which is perfect for a breakfast option.

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3

Prep time: 10 minutes / Total time: 25 minutes / Yields: 24 cookies

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup birch xylitol
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup organic canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut flour, shredded coconut, xylitol, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Whisk in the pumpkin and almond butter until well-combined. Pour over the oat mixture and stir gently with a wooden spoon. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  • Working with 2 tablespoons at a time (a small ice cream scoop works great for even-sized cookies), scoop batter onto the lined baking sheet, pressing them down lightly with your fingers.
  • Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

To make this a perfect meal for Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3, make sure to add another 1/2 portion of grain, a fruit, and some extra veggies. ENJOY!

Source: Haylie Pomroy

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 2: Dinner, Slow-Cooker Pork Roast With Pepperoncini

Don’t know what to eat during dinner in the Phase 2 of your Fast Metabolism Diet? Here is an amazing recipe for a Slow-Cooker Pork Roast With Pepperoncini.

Slow-Cooker Pork Roast With Pepperoncini

Slow-Cooker Pork Roast With Pepperoncini (Protein, Veggies)

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless pork roast
  • 1 cup minced pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 cup pepperoncini juice
  • 1 tsp, black pepper
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp. dry mustard, such as Colemans
  • 6 cups chopped broccoli, spinach, or asparagus

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredients except the vegetables in a SLOW COOKER.
  2. Simmer on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.
  3.  Serve with the steamed broccoli, spinach, or asparagus.

 

Source: Haylie Pomroy

 

 

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 2: Lunch, Cumin Beef Kebabs

Fast Metabolism Diet‘s Phase 2 cuts out carbohydrate-rich foods and fruits with a lot of natural sugar needed on Phase 1. Instead, this phase will focus on lean proteins and alkalizing vegetables that can build muscle and stimulate your liver. This will then help increase the food you can consume down the road.

Cumin Beef Kebabs

Phase 2: Lunch, Cumin Beef Kebabs

If you are searching for recipes you can eat in this part of the Fast Metabolism Diet, here is a dish perfect for your lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound Lean Beef Sirloin, well trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup Tamari
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • Zest of 1 Lime
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion, cut into 16 wedges
  • 16 Small Whole Mushrooms

Directions:

  • Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl.
  • Season generously with pepper.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them for 20 minutes before you grill (you’ll need about 8 skewers).
  • Preheat the grill or broiler to medium-high heat.
  • Thread beef, onions, and mushrooms onto skewers.
  • Grill or broil, turning occasionally, about 6 minutes for medium-rare

Cumin Beef Kebabs Nutrition per serving:

  • 288 Calories;
  • 17g Fat (52.4% calories from fat);
  • 25g Protein;
  • 10g Carbohydrate;
  • 2g Dietary Fiber;
  • 72mg Cholesterol;
  • 1069mg Sodium.

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 2: Breakfast, Spinach and Mushroom Scramble

The Phase 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet, which is also called the Protein Phase, is on Wednesday and Thursday. During these days, you are not allowed to have any fruit, grains of any kind, and no added fat such as olive oil, nuts, and avocados.

Phase 2 also limits you to a narrow range of lean proteins and white and green vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, green beans, etc.

If you’re confused on what to eat in the morning, here is a Spinach and Mushroom Scramble breakfast recipe:

Spinach and Mushroom Scramble

Spinach and Mushroom Scramble. Photo: hayliepomroy.com

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices turkey bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons organic vegetable broth
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and when hot, cook the ingredients for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft and the bacon cooked. Serve immediately.
  2. *Tip: I love this meal so much that I’ve been known to double the portion, have one for breakfast, and split the second over two Phase 2 snacks (because remember, your portions for protein is half the size for snacks).

 

Sources: Haylie Pomroy, Glamorable

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Dinner, Chicken Sausage with Brown Rice Fusilli

PHASE 1: Dinner, Chicken Sausage with Brown Rice Fusilli

PHASE 1

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups brown rice fusilli
  • 16 ounces chicken sausage
  • 2 cups cubed zucchini
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare the pasta according to package directions, being careful to not overcook the pasta. When the pasta is done, strain and rinse. Set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken sausage into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Preheat a large nonstick skillet. Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir in the sausage, onion, and garlic. Cook on medium heat until lightly browned.
  4. Incorporate the zucchini, broccoli, salt, and pepper, and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3–5 minutes.
  5. Add the pasta to the skillet and toss until warmed through. Serve immediately. Enjoy this with a small dinner salad.
NUTRITIONAL INFO:
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Calories: 588.7
  • Total Fat: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.0 mg
  • Sodium: 576.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 91.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
  • Protein: 30.4 g

Source: Haylie Pomroy: Metabolism Whisperer, Spark Recipes

 

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Lunch, White Bean Wrap & Snack, Frozen Fruit Kebab

PHASE 1: Lunch, White Bean Wrap
 White Bean Wrap Recipe
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans BUSH’S® Reduced Sodium Cannellini Beans, drained
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tortillas/wraps
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Place half the beans in a medium bowl; mash gently with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Stir in remaining whole beans, tomatoes, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spread on the wrap and roll up.

PHASE 1: Snack, Frozen Fruit Kebab

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups mixed fruit: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, pineapple, kiwi

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Thread fruit onto wooden skewers. Place on a plate or tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve (the fruit will be completely frozen in about 3 hours).

 

Source: She Wears Many Hats, Haylie Pomroy

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Breakfast, Cinnamon-Apple Pancakes

CINNAMON-APPLE PANCAKES

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Makes 20 pancakes.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a bowl, stir together the baking mix and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Gently fold in the dry ingredients, then fold in the diced apple.
  3. In a hot non-stick skillet, drop about 1/3 cup of the batter, and smooth out to make eight 3-inch pancakes. Cook until small bubbles appear and the underside of the pancake is a light golden brown.
  4. Flip and cook for a minute more. Serve with Quick Apple Compote.

Nutritional Information (approximately 1 pancake):

  • Calories: 43
  • Fat: .5
  • Fiber: .25
  • Protein: 1.5
  • Carbs: 7

 

Source: hayliepomroy.comloseweightbyeating.com

Simple Tips in Maintaining A Good Health

Maintaining A Good Health

Health is maintained and improved not only through the application of complicated health science and physically demanding routines, it can also be done with simple daily activities.  So, here are some very simple tips for maintaining a good health.

Exercise
You don’t have to belong to a gym club. Thirty minutes walk every day will to prevent weight gain and encourage moderate weight loss.

Eat healthily
Reduce fat intake, cut down on sugar and opt for fruits and vegetables. This helps reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. Healthy food will also lead to better blood sugar control.

Reduce stress
Not everything we want we get. We have to accept that there are things that we cannot control. Managing time is also of great importance too. We must allow ourselves enough time to get things done. Set a time during the day for relaxation.

Improve sleep
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and other chemicals that interfere with sleep. Equip your bedroom with a comfortable mattress and pillows. Sleep in a dark clean and quiet environment.

Meditation
Meditation has been linked to a variety of health benefits. It has been linked to changes in metabolism, blood pressure, brain activation, and other bodily processes.

Positive thinking
People who think positively have an optimistic view of life that affects their health and well-being. Optimism has been shown to explain between 5–10% of the variation in the likelihood of developing some health conditions, notably including cardiovascular disease, stroke, depression, and cancer.

9 Signs That Your Body is NOT Healthy

Your Body is NOT Healthy

Aside from its overall function of fighting off diseases and surviving every single day, your body also produces a lot of signs to show you that your body is NOT HEALTHY. Here are some of them:

1. Skin Breakouts. If you’re finding yourself breaking out in zits and you’re way past the age of puberty, your skin is trying to tell you something. Breakouts can happen due to dehydration, hormonal imbalance, poor diet, too much caffeine consumption, high stress levels and pollution.

2. Sleep. If you’re noticing lately that you’re not sleeping well, that is a major sign of being unhealthy.

3. Tiredness. Getting enough sleep but still feeling very tired every day? This might mean that your body is trying to fight something off, like sickness or a serious health issue, and a sign that your body is using all your energy to save itself from something that will affect its overall function. Go see a doctor.

4. Hair. Yes, even your hair can tell you if your body is NOT HEALTHY. If more than 50% of your hair is turning gray before the age of 40, it might be time to consult a doctor. Premature graying of hair is also a sign of too much stress and diabetes.

5. Anxiety. If you’re feeling anxious all the time, it might be caused by adrenal tumors, hormonal imbalances, hyperthyroidism and more.

6. Dryness. Skin dryness cannot always be solved by lotions and other supplements. If these doesn’t help you then your dryness might be caused by diabetes, kidney disease, inactive thyroid or skin cancer.

7. Teeth. If brushing, flossing or even just eating always causes bleeding in your gums, it might be time to call your dentist. This is one of the signs of serious gum diseases.

8. Cracked Lips. Cracked lips is not just a sign that you’re dehydrated, this also points out that your body is lacking B vitamins especially B12.

9. Eyes. “Your eyes are the windows to the soul”, but, they are the windows to your health too. For example, if you have big eyes their might be something wrong with your thyroid; if your eyes are cloudy, you might have a cataract; if there’s a gray ring around your eyes, you’re at risk of heart diseases; if your eyes have a lot of visible veins, this is a sign of high blood pressure.

 

8 Uncommon Ways That Boost Your Metabolism

Boost Your Metabolism

Boost Your Metabolism

You already know that a healthy diet and regular exercise will boost your metabolism and improve weight loss. But, here are uncommon yet amazing ways which can greatly help too.

1. Turn your electronic screen’s brightness down and turn off lights before going to bed. Artificial lights interrupt the production of melatonin- the sleep hormone, which then causes insomnia and prevents the body from resting. This lowers your metabolic rate and hinders proper body functions.

2. Get used to the cold. Lower the temperature in your room to about 20 degrees Celsius or leave the windows open. Studies show that cold temperatures stimulate “good” fat production that helps your body try to warm up, and burn “bad” fats.

3. Consume extra virgin olive oil. The fats in olive oil are not only healthy, they also help you feel less hungry.

4. Don’t torture yourself with exercise. Avoid strenuous routines that last for hours. Fitness scientists have discovered that people who do short but intensive workouts burn 200 calories more.

5. Add mustard to your food. Eating at least 1 teaspoon of mustard a day boosts your metabolism for up to 25% several hours after consumption.

6. Try matcha tea. Japanese matcha tea is best for people who want to improve their metabolism and health. This tea helps improve metabolic rate and contains a high concentration of antioxidants.

7. Try aromatherapy sessions. This helps quicken your metabolism, reduce your appetite, lighten your mood, and improve your digestion. Recommended oils are mint, grapefruit, bergamot, cinnamon, lemon, and ginger.

8. Smile and laugh more. Smiling and laughing not only improves your mood, but it can also help burn more calories. Laughing for as much as 10 minutes per day can burn fat and improve health. Studies also show that a genuine laughter causes 10-20% increase in energy expenditure (burned calories).

 

Source: Natural Cures

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