Wild Rice Pilaf with Pine Nuts – Phase 3

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Pilaf or pilau is a dish in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth. In some cases, the rice may also attain its brown color by being stirred with pieces of cooked onion, as well as a mix of spices.

Pilaf makes a great side dish because it provide you with a flavor that is strong enough to be eaten as is, or can be the starting point for a side dish full of vegetables and other seasonings. It can also make a great addition to traditional casserole recipes…

So today, I am giving you a recipe out of Pilaf. Introducing Wild Rice Pilaf with Pine Nuts – Phase 3 of the fast metabolism diet. You may try it with you and your family, enjoy!

Wild Rice Pilaf with Pine Nuts – Phase 3 (6 servings)
Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup wild rice, rinsed
1/2 cup lentils
3 cups of chicken broth
1/3 cup pine nuts
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Preparation:
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened. Add wild rice and stir for a few seconds. Add broth and bring to a simmer.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the wild rice are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast pine nuts in a small, dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until light golden and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl to cool.
Add lemon zest, lentils, parsley and the toasted pine nuts to the pilaf; fluff with a fork. Serve hot.

Kefta – Phase 3

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Kefta – Phase 3 (4 Servings)
Ingredients:
8 ounces ground beef, 90%-lean or leaner
8 ounces ground lamb
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 small onion, quartered
2 cloves garlic, peeled
8 pitted green olives
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon ground cumin, plus more for serving
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Chili paste
Preparation:
Place beef, lamb and lemon juice in a large bowl. Gently combine until incorporated. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Transfer the meat to a colander and press to squeeze out excess moisture. Place onion, garlic and olives in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add to the marinated meat along with oil, cilantro, parsley, 1 tablespoon cumin, salt and pepper. Gently combine until evenly incorporated.
Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack on it.
Using about 3 tablespoons of the meat mixture for each, form 12 thin patties, about 2 1/2 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick. Place on the wire rack.
Broil the patties until brown and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with additional cumin and chili paste, if desired.

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Middle Eastern Lamb Stew – Phase 3

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Middle Eastern Lamb Stew – Phase 3 (8 servings)
Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds boneless lamb meat, (shoulder cut) or 2 1/2 pounds lamb shoulder chops, deboned, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 large or 2 medium onions, chopped
1 28-ounce can fresh tomatoes
3/4 cup chicken broth
4 garlic, minced
1 15- or 19-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
6 ounces spinach
Preparation:
Place lamb in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Mix oil, cumin, coriander, cayenne, sea salt and pepper in a small bowl. Coat the lamb with the spice paste and toss to coat well. Top with onion.
Bring tomatoes, broth and garlic to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour over the lamb and onion. Cover and cook until the lamb is very tender, 3 to 3 1/2 hours on high or 5 1/2 to 6 hours on low.
Skim or blot any visible fat from the surface of the stew. Mash 1/2 cup chickpeas with a fork in a small bowl. Stir the mashed and whole chickpeas into the stew, along with spinach. Cover and cook on high until the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.

Lean and Spicy Taco Meat – Phase 2

This is it for our recipe for today. Lean and Spicy Taco Meat, allowed for phase 2 of the fast metabolism diet. Enjoy!

Lean and Spicy Taco Meat

Lean and Spicy Taco Meat – Phase 2 (6 servings)
Ingredients:
  8 ounces 93%-lean ground beef
  8 ounces 99%-lean ground turkey breast
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/4 beef broth
1 and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Preparation:
Place beef, turkey and onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
Transfer to a colander to drain off fat. Wipe out the pan. Return the meat to the pan and add beef broth, chili powder and oregano.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 3 to 6 minutes.

 

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.

The Fast Metabolism Diet Works for Diabetics

One of the most frequently asked questions posted in our FMD Facebook Page is “Will The Fast Metabolism Diet works with Diabetics?” And the good news is YES! It works for all those who suffer diabetes. This plan has been adjusted and formulated for diabetic dieters like you who aim to improve their health conditions. It’s time to stop worrying being diabetic, instead take control of your health and start the Fast Metabolism Diet.

For Diabetics: Lose Weight with the Fast Metabolism Diet Plan

Persons with diabetes have possibly ask “What is the fast metabolism diet?” This diet is definitely the best diet for you though you have to monitor and control your blood sugar, there are some adjustments in the diet that you have to follow all throughout.

It’s critically important for you to keep in touch with your doctor before, during and after the diet so that your medications, your dosages, can be monitored as you are doing the fast metabolism diet.

The following suggestions are for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics.

The Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1

What To have for breakfast

Add ten (10) – fifteen (15) grams of protein and a vegetable. Having these will slow the transport of sugar to your bloodstream that you get from the grains and fruit you also eat during this meal, helping to keep your levels stable.(Options for breakfast: two (2) or three (3) egg whites; two (2) ounces of turkey)

What you can have for Snacks

Berries, Asian pear, apples or grapefruit are a variety of low-glycemic fruits that you can choose for your Phase 1 fruit snack. Then have a veggie along with the fruit you’ve chosen. (Always REMEMBER, a vegetable helps slow down the delivery of natural fructose to your bloodstream)

What To have for Lunch

Take your lunchtime grain out and replace it with a starchy vegetable (sweet potato can do) or legumes (such as black beans or pinto beans). These are lower glycemic than brown rice. Still depending on your blood sugar response, you can replace lunch and dinner grain in this way, or just one or the other.(Other options to replace for brown rice: mung bean pasta, low-carb and gluten-free noodles)

How’s your Blood Sugar?

Along with your normal monitoring, just before going to bed and again in the morning, have your blood sugar checked. The value should be the same. But if your blood sugar’s higher in the morning, it means that your body is accessing sugar from somewhere. Add a protein snack before bed of about 10 grams to inhibit this.

The Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 2

On Phase 2, make sure to include LOTS of lemon and lime in ALL of your meals.They still do contain some natural fructose but no worries because their sugar is very low.

And if your blood sugar is still low on Phase 2, just add a low-glycemic fruit to your lunch. You can try grapefruit (unless you are taking statins for high cholesterol), asian pear or berries.

Eat plenty of vegetables. Vegetables do contain carbohydrates although certainly much lower than fruit and grain.

The Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3

On this specific phase, Phase 3, your fruits are already being paired with a vegetable, so DON’T skip it — most especially with breakfast. Fruits that are included on Phase 3 are naturally low-glycemic.

How’s your Blood Sugar?

Same as on Phase 1, check your blood sugar before going to bed, and upon waking up. If it’s higher in the morning, add a small protein snack before bed on Phase 3.

Tap on your Doctor still

As you lose weight, (Isn’t that great?),your resistance to insulin can improve, and for those who are insulin dependent, keep checking with your doctor, as your dosage may need adjustment.

Now it’s clear that diabetics can also enjoy the fast metabolism diet, we hope you decide to commit to it. It never meant that if you are diabetic, you can’t take the Fast Metabolism Diet plan. It is absolutely safe to try this diet. Hope we’ve helped you in one way or another. If you have questions, please drop us a message in the comment box.

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Hope with Green: Green Easy Soup Detoxifying Recipe for Phase 3

Felt the aftermath of the non-stop eating sessions of the just-ended holidays? Haven’t refused from drinks offered by friends? Feeling guilty? Why not resort to a detox soup? Feel great with this Hope with Green: Green Easy Soup Detoxifying

Hope with Green: Green Easy Soup Recipe for Detoxing

The past holidays caused you to eat a lot, to drink a lot and to sleep a lot (because of hangover). Everyone must have been through this. Once in a year celebrations are just unstoppable, aren’t they? But be reminded that you still have to be taking care of your health. I’m sure, you don’t want to spoil one or so days of the first week of New Year with being sick. Your health might get wasted during the holidays but you can always start a New Year with a new healthy lifestyle. Take this simple soup recipe that I am to introduce to you. A healthy vegetable soup recipe. Take note, a veggie soup recipe.

This recipe will yield 4 servings. Phase 3.

Ingredients for this Detox Soup:1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons diced onion
1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
4 cups fresh broccoli, cut up
1/2 pound of fresh spinach leaves
3 parsnips, peeled, cored, chopped
2 ribs of celery, trimmed, chopped
A handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped
Fresh water, as needed
Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
Lemon or lime juice

Steps in making this Detox Soup:

  1. In a large soup pot, pour the olive oil in it, heat it over medium fire and sauté garlic, onion and ginger. Put the broccoli, spinach,parsnips, parsley and celery in, and stir a bit until the spinach is distorted. Add water just enough amount to drown the vegetables. The spinach will be cooked quite a bit so avoid adding more water. Maybe later, if you want the texture thinner.Heat to a high simmer, cover the pot, and reduce heat to a medium simmer. Cook it for fifteen minutes or so until the veggies are softened. Seems like one of those quick and easy soup recipes you’re familiar with.
  2. Blend the soup in an immersion blender to smooth it.
  3. Make a taste test and if it needs brightening, squeeze a citrus to it.
  4. Not really a grain-lover but eats, serve your soup with a spoonful of newly cooked rice in the center of your bowl- perfection!

Hope you enjoy this recipe! Please share to us your photo as well. Say hello to the New Year with a mission of health and wellness!

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The Fast Metabolism Diet Reviews from Diet Experts

Over the past few years we’ve heard thousands of fast metabolism diet reviews as it brought a miracle to thousands of people’s lives.

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One of the main highlights why the fast metabolism diet was popular among other diet plans over the market is that, it focuses on healing up your metabolism rather than depriving you of foods to eat. It confuses and keep guessing your metabolism of what food it would received every meal. Thus, keeping your metabolism on fire as it heals your “five major players”.

We’ve read several fast metabolism diet reviews on how the lives of fast metabolism dieters was changed, how it boost up their self-confidence, and how they were able to attain a healthier and fitter body through this diet. Now that we’ve heard  the reviews from the fast metabolism dieters, let’s take a look what does the diet experts have to say about this diet plan. Would they also recommend the fast metabolism diet to their patients as a weight loss program?

“The FMD diet seems like a new way to think about an old concept: eating a diet of whole foods.” – Sarah Waybright, owner/founder of WhyFoorWorks LLC.

Sarah Waybright expressed that Americans were too fond of eating refined, nutrient-poor foods and juices that contains a lot of carbohydrates, wheat, corn, sugar and fake ingredients that slows and kills our metabolism. According to Dr. Sarah, what Dr. Haylie did was brilliant. She eliminated and banned these fake ingredients and replaced these man-made juices into natural foods that is rich in fiber and micronutrients, but low in calories.

“It’s best to learn how to plan a balanced, moderate, nutrient-dense diet that’s based on a variety of whole, unprocessed foods and that fits your own individual needs and dietary preferences.” – Dr. Lehmann

Dr. Lehmann strongly agreed with Dr. Haylie’s principle of eating natural and organic foods and stop taking in additives, preservatives, hormones, etc that could slow down your metabolism and your liver’s job in burning fats. You can only heal and keep your metabolism on fire  by staying away from toxic chemicals. However, she also emphasized that eating organic foods is not an excuse to choose eating unhealthy foods. You still need to choose healthy foods to eat. She even said that she would rather eat a handful of organic vegetables than eating a handful of organic cookies!

Jasmine Jafferali, a lifestyle and wellness consultant also agreed with Haylie’s choice of organic products and foods than the unnatural foods.

While there are some parts of the diet plans that diet experts doesn’t agree with, only one thing is for sure. That food is indeed our medicine and that through eating natural foods we can attain a healthier and fitter body! So if you wanted to change your life and have a healthy lifestyle, start eating natural and organic foods now and keep yourself away from these fake, toxic, man-made foods!

Dealing with Alcoholic Drinks in The Fast Metabolism Diet

How to deal with Alcoholic drinks in the fast metabolism diet when holidays and parties are coming in?

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After the Thanksgiving Day, we are about to deal with the Christmas and New Year season, not to mention dealing with several office, and Christmas reunion parties while we are on the fast metabolism diet. It is no doubt that we can’t help but feel anxious when  the temptation is at its highest point. Not only foods are its highest level of temptation, but drinks too. These holiday seasons may not be complete without having a drink or two with our fellow friends and relatives. How do we deal with avoiding these alcoholic drinks in the fast metabolism diet?

We all know that alcohol is like coffee, it is one of the great metabolism killers. Not only it slows down or worst, kill our metabolism, but also it destroys our liver. The Fast metabolism diet’s goal is for our 5 great organ players to digest foods and heal our metabolism. We certainly can’t have them wasting time on digesting these metabolism killers. If possible, avoiding drinking alcoholic wine may seem to be the safest and the best option. But for those who certainly can’t give up drinking yet, here are the tips on how to deal with alcoholic drinks while on the fast metabolism diet.

Drink at least 8 ounces of water.

For every glass of wine or mixed drink you drink, you need to balance it by drinking at least 8 ounces of water to process the alcohol in your liver quickly. It will also help to cleanse your body and minimize its intoxicating effects. You can also add lime juice (juice of a whole lime) to your water. It has more vitamin A than lemon and this Vitamin can help your liver process the alcohol quickly.

Choose organic, sulfite-free red wine

This wine is your best option to drink during these holiday season because it has the least intoxicating effect on your liquor.

Choose Rum, Vodka and other top shelf liquor.

These drinks are generally cleaner than other liquors since they have the least content of added chemicals and fake ingredients.

Choose good quality of mixers.

Be aware that some mixers are full of fake ingredients like tonic water (that contains sugar) and fake flavorings. Make sure that the juices used in the mixers are fresh. Avoid mixing up sodas and energy drinks.

Never drink beer.

Drinking beer is never an option in the fast metabolism diet. It has more carbohydrates that is difficult to digest, thus shutting down your metabolism.

Eat your phased-specific meals before planning on drinking.

Follow the routine of eating every 2-3 hours per day. It is recommended to eat protein-filled meal and snacks before planning on drinking. You can eat meatballs, raw nuts. Protein-filled snacks and meals can help control the delivery of sugar to your bloodstream.

Detoxify your liver.

After drinking from the holiday season, it is important to detoxify your liver from the toxic it digested from the last night. Drink extra water to cleanse your body. You can also cook a cleansing soup (Liver-detox broth) that is great for your liver and adrenals. Drink 1-3 cups thrice (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the next day.

Fast Metabolism Diet Holiday Tips: Smooth the Way on Holidays without Worries

Holiday Eating is a serious topic to dieting persons. Take Haylie Pomroy’s fast metabolism diet holiday tips on how to smooth the way this holiday without worries . Remember, don’t get stressed with mere words, eat them out!

Fast Metabolism Diet Holiday Tips

Holidays! Food! Holidays = Food. Holidays is to food and vice versa. Holidays are the perfect time to get rid of the stress we had for the past few days, by eating. We might be on a diet but we do not want to restrict ourselves from eating for this special holiday events.  Good thing that we have Haylie Pomroy to give us the fast metabolism diet holiday tips to survive this holiday Season! Read more to know about how you can handle the Christmas and holiday season with ease and without worrying your diet!

  1. Don’t shut your metabolism. Keep it going.

Sometimes, when we think of holidays, they’re all about food. Let’s say tomorrow is Christmas day, and we decide to drown ourselves with hunger tonight to have an empty stomach for the coming big celebration, which is a bad idea. How did it became a bad idea? Well, since you’re hungry, you’re going to eat a lot more than how much your stomach can only intake. You’re torturing your tummy. You should eat five times per day, that includes three healthy meals and two protein-based snacks every day, and keep it going to the holidays. You’re going to be needing this to keep your blood sugar normal and metabolism stable. Just so the holiday foods can be as prepared as you to be thrown in to your stomach without worrying about your metabolism.

2.Be prepared and do not be alarmed that there’s going to be a holiday!

Keep your stress hormones calmed when going to a holiday celebration, but how? By filling your tummy beforehand the right way. It’s just the way it is. And there’s also a fact. You’re going to avoid craving for food if you’re feeding your body the foods it need to keep your metabolism burning!

  1. Ask yourself: To drink or not to drink just one?

Actually, you can just have clear liquors namely rum, vodka and gin since they are cleaner. They contain less chemicals and fake ingredients. BUT, still know that alcohol is VERY dehydrating. Better to drink eight ounces of spring water for every intake of drink. If you couldn’t help yourself drinking wine or liquor, just stick to the organic, sulfire-free wine.

  1. No to beer. I insist.

Considered also as liquid bread, but be reminded that you don’t want to shut your metabolism. It is because beer is about carbohydrates- it has more carbohydrates than wine or liquor. Remain loyal to your banner- “Less carb diet” or strongly “No carb diet”.

  1. Have more of protein-heavy foods.

Eat 10 to 15 grams of protein every two hours. Don’t think that this is exhausting, think that this is for your own body to be prepared from the thought that you’ll be eating a lot. Protein rich foods can be turkey jerky, deviled eggs, hummus and veggies, cold cuts, or shrimp cocktail. Aim this! You’ll be glad that by doing this, your metabolism will be told that it’s time to get into the high gear. Retain to your mind that your body can handle anything as long as your metabolism is ready for it.

  1. Choose homemade sweets more. They are made with love.

Let us count the differences of your goodies bought from stores from my sweets made at home. First, your store-bought goodies are processed and contain many artificial ingredients, while my homemade sweets are healthier and they metabolize faster- and they’re made with love. Right? Second, I think the first one is already enough.

  1. Like Live, Laugh, Love, Mine is Eat, Drink, Be Merry.

When eating, one must accompany it with enjoyment. Know that this releases feel-good endorphins, which in turn signals your thyroid to release fat-burning hormones and also causes the decrease of another hormone- leptin. This turn of healthy hormone chain of events will excite your body to release stored fat for fuel helping you to feel full and keep you to overeat.

Christmas holiday season is meant for us to celebrate and enjoy these occasions. We can’t have ourselves constantly worrying and dreading these events just because it might sabotage our diet. Follow these fast metabolism diet holiday tips and enjoy the holiday season! Merry Christmas to everyone!

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