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Food List: Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3

Finished with Phase 1 and 2?

Then let’s continue to the most active part of your Fast Metabolism Diet, PHASE 3. Below is a list of allowed foods during this period, which is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Phase 3

VEGETABLES AND SALAD GREENS (FRESH, CANNED, OR FROZEN)

  • Arrowroot Artichokes Arugula Asparagus Avocados Bean sprouts
  • Beans: green, yellow (wax), French (string) Beets: greens, roots
  • Bok choy Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage, all types Carrots Cauliflower florets Celery
  • Chicory (curly endive) Collard greens Cucumbers
  • Eggplant Endive Fennel Green chiles
  • Green onions Hearts of palm Jicama
  • Kale Kohlrabi Leeks
  • Lettuce (any except iceberg) Mixed greens
  • Mushrooms Okra
  • Olives, any type Onions
  • Peppers: bell, pepperoncini Radishes
  • Rhubarb Seaweed Spinach Spirulina

SPROUTS

  • Sweet potatoes/yams
  • Tomatoes, fresh and canned: round, plum, cherry Watercress
  • Zucchini and winter or yellow summer squash

FRUITS (FRESH OR FROZEN)

  • Blackberries Blueberries Cherries
  • Coconut, coconut milk, cream, water Cranberries
  • Grapefruit Lemons Limes Peaches Plums
  • Prickly pears Raspberries Rhubarb

ANIMAL PROTEIN

  • Beef: filet, steaks, lean ground buffalo meat
  • Calamari
  • Chicken: boneless, skinless dark or white meat, ground clams
  • Corned beef Crab, lump meat
  • Deli meats, nitrate-free: turkey, chicken, roast beef eggs, whole
  • Game: Pheasant Halibut, Fillet Herring
  • Lamb Liver
  • Lobster meat Oysters
  • Pork: chops, loin roast Rabbit
  • Salmon, fresh, frozen, or nitrate-free smoked Sardines, packed in olive oil
  • Sausage, nitrate-free: chicken, turkey Scallops
  • Sea bass fillet
  • Shrimp Skate Trout
  • Tuna, packed in water or oil Turkey
  • Turkey bacon, nitrate-free

VEGETABLE PROTEIN

  • Almond milk, unsweetened, almond cheese, almond flour Cashew milk
  • Chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • Dried (or  canned)  beans: adzuki, black, butter, Great Northern, cannellini, kidney, pinto, white, lima, navy
  • Hemp milk, unsweetened Lentils

GRAINS

  • Barley, black or white
  • Oats: steel-cut, old-fashioned Quinoa
  • Sprouted-grain: bread, bagels, tortillas Wild rice

BROTHS, HERBS, SPICES, CONDIMENTS, AND SUPPLEMENTS

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Broths: beef, chicken, vegetable* Carob chips
  • Dried herbs: all types / Fresh herbs: all types Garlic, fresh
  • Ginger, fresh Horseradish, prepared
  • Ketchup, no sugar added, no corn syrup Mustard, prepared, dry
  • Natural seasonings: Bragg Liquid Aminos, coconut amino acids, tamari, non-caffeinated herbal teas.
  • Pickles, no sugar added Salsa
  • Seasonings: black and white peppers, cinnamon, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, curry powder, onion salt, raw cacao powder, turmeric, sea salt, Simply Organic seasoning
  • Sweeteners: Stevia, Xylitol (birch or hardwood only ) Tomato paste
  • Tomato sauce, no sugar added

Vanilla or peppermint extract Vinegar: any type (except rice)

HEALTHY FAT and OILS

  • Avocados Hummus
  • Mayonnaise, safflower
  • Nuts, raw: almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts Nut/seed butter and pastes, raw
  • Coconut, grapeseed, olive, sesame, toasted sesame (Asian) Seeds, raw: flax, hemp, pumpkin, sesame, Sunflower Tahini

*Note: All broths, if possible, should be free of additives and preservatives.

Again and again, I just want to remind you that choosing organic foods is always better in order for you to experience the best possible results of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Please don’t forget!

Source: Haylie Pomroy

Chia Seeds Health Benefits

Chia Seeds Health Benefits
Chia seeds have long been recognized as a super food. These tiny, black seeds from the Salvia Hispanic plant originated from South America. Chia is part of the staple diet of the Aztecs and Mayans in the past and the word “Chia” means strength in the ancient Mayan language. Despite its ancient roots, Chia seeds have only been distinguished recently as one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

So what makes Chia seeds among the healthiest food? Here are the reasons:

  1. Full of Antioxidants – It is a good source of antioxidants. These antioxidants help in preventing free radicals which damage the molecules in our cell that can cause cancer and increase the effect of aging.
  2. Rich in Fiber – It is one of the best sources of fiber. They are made out of 40% fiber, by weight. Our bodies need fiber for better digestion. Since chia seeds are almost all fiber, it can absorb up to 12 times it weight when soaked in water. Consuming them make on feel more full and lessens our appetite.
  3. Good Source for Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Our brain and body needs Omega-3. We usually get this from fish. These seeds have more Omega-3 than salmon, per gram.
  4. Packed with Nutrients – These tiny seeds are actually a good source of nutrients. It has Fiber, Protein, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus and as well as vitamins like Zinc, Vitamin B1, B3, B2 and Potassium. An ounce of Chia seeds only contains 137 calories and one gram of carbohydrates.
  5. Source for Protein – Compared to other plant food, Chia seeds are a good source for quality protein. They are composed of 14% Protein.
  6. Contains Essential Bone Nutrients – It is loaded with calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. These are essential to our bones. Chia seeds contain more calcium than other dairy products.

So if you’re looking to try out new food why don’t you give this superfood a try? They’re easy to prepare as part of your drinks, meals and even as a substitute to egg. These seeds may be tiny but they’re definitely a super food. For delicious recipe ideas, you can browse our chia seeds recipes here.

The Bittersweet Truth: Sneaky Healthy Foods High in Sugar

We all know that one of the golden rules in the fast metabolism diet is to avoid sugar, as well as all of its varieties. We are doing it but then we find out that we are tricked by labels and brands! Most of the foods we’re eating that we thought to be sugar-free turns out to have high sugar content, and they are often disguised with different names!

The Bittersweet Truth- Sneaky Healthy Foods High in SugarBe vigilant and don’t be fooled! Here are the sneaky healthy foods high in sugar that hinders our weight loss success.It’s time to refresh your mind to pinpoint the culprit of your frustrations:

fruit juice

  1. Fruit Juice

The number 1 reason why juicing or fruit juice is not allowed is because the fiber in these fruits are removed, making your fruit juice to have a very high concentration in sugar. The sugar from fruit juice are released into your bloodstream quickly, which causes your blood sugar to have a sudden spike. This sudden spike will prompt your body to deposit the sugars as fats instead of losing it!

As an alternative, you can enjoy indulging fruits and your sweet tooth by eating them as raw, or you can blend them as smoothies.

bread

  1. Bread

Some of us are so fond of breads. But we all know that eating bread can ruin our metabolism and sabotage our weight loss goals, rather than improving it. Almost all of the modern wheat have corn as one of its main ingredients. The wheat are also hybridized and modified to become an indestructible crop, making wheat indestructible when it is digest inside your body. Aside from that, almost all of the bread are made with refined flour, in which it acts just like sugar as it enters your body.

The only kind form of wheat you can eat, though, if you wanted to eat bread is wheat in a sprouted form. You can also have other alternative and healthy grains like quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, millet, wild rice, etc.

dairy milk

  1. Dairy Milk

Dairy milk, among its other forms- cheese, yogurts, have an insanely wrong sugar-fat-protein ratio from what we are trying to accomplish. Aside from that, the milk sugar(lactose) found in dairy milks is being absorbed by your bloodstream immediately, instantly slowing your metabolism in the process.

If you want to drink milk, try the non-dairy ones, such as almond, hemp, coconut or rice milk. Just make sure that you bought the “unsweetened ” ones. We need to make sure you’re not drinking milk filled with artificial sweeteners.

smoothies

  1. Store Bought Smoothies

Smoothies are a healthy drink packed with delicious fruits, healthy fats, veggies and other goodness the drinks has to offer. But beware of buying these supposed to be “healthy” smoothies. Most of the smoothies sold in markets contains sugar or artificial sweeteners. These sugar and artificial sweeteners contributes into your weight gain instead of losing it!

To make sure you’re drinking a clean and healthy smoothie, we recommend you make your own homemade smoothies.

honey, maple syrup

  1. Natural Sweeteners

Natural sweeteners like raw honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, molasses, etc brought health benefits and goodness. What we’re not aware of is that these sweeteners also act just like table sugar.

Sweetener to take:

You can take Stevia and Xylitol as your natural sweeteners for your fast metabolism diet foods and drinks. Stevia and Xylitol lets you enjoy  your sweet tooth cravings without spiking up your blood sugar.

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