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5 Christmas Gift Ideas For Fitness Lovers

After celebrating Thanksgiving Day, the Christmas season officially starts. It is time to start drafting your Christmas list and racking your brain as to what gift best fits the special people on your list. And since FMDC is an advocate for healthy lifestyle, we are all for giving something that’s not only memorable but also ideal health-wise . Below are Christmas gifts items we can give to our friends and relatives who are fitness enthusiasts.

5 Christmas Gift Ideas For Fitness Lovers

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1. Water Bottle that Tracks Your Hydration

We all know how proper hydration is important to our body. Water helps nourish your body and restore your health. If you find yourself having a hard time meeting your water requirement, this durable water bottle is perfect for you! This bottle is BPA-free and has 24-ounce water capacity. It has a built-in water intake meter that lets you track your water consumption every day.

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2. Adjustable Dumbbell System

One of the problems, if we chose to exercise at home, is the amount of house area gym equipment occupy, especially those set of dumbbells, as we do strength training on Phase 2. Higher weight means longer dumbbells and more space. But fret not, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. This adjustable dumbbell system has a selector pin that lets you change its weight in 3-pound increments. It’s more compact and balanced than traditional dumbbells and it’s padded handle provide wrist protection.

3. Smoothie Bottle Blender Maker

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Having too many accessories just to make your smoothie and then the hassle of  transferring it to your sports bottle? Cheer up, this all-in-one solution water will let you blend your favorite smoothie right, and straight into your sports bottle!

4. Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band

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This beautiful creation of an innovative mind will encourage you to maintain an active lifestyle throughout the day. This fitness band will blink a red bar when you’re inactive for a period of time. A great way to encourage you to keep moving!

5. Fast Drying, All Weather Sockssocks

 

These lightweight, breathable socks will keep your feet warm in the coldest winter, not only that, it will also cool your feet during summer and will never slip or budge. The manufacturers of these socks came from Vermont.  They carefully designed and manufactured these socks under extreme weather conditions to test its durability.

5 Healthy Thanksgiving Day Tips for Every Fast Metabolism Dieter

Thanksgiving Day has always been a welcomed tradition for most families. We celebrate it with a feast to express our appreciation and gratefulness for all different kind of blessings we’ve received. It is also the perfect time to be reunited with our loved ones.

Thanksgiving is but a joyous event but for our fast metabolism dieters who are still struggling with losing weight, the Thanksgiving Day can be a major kill. With all the mouthwatering food served on the table, the temptation is nearly irresistible, but isolating ourselves in the corner while everyone else is feasting and enjoying the Thanksgiving day is definitely not an option.

How do we have fun on Thanksgiving Day and still minimize its impact in our diet?

5 Thanksgiving Day Tips for Every Dieter

The fast metabolism diet community will make sure that you get to enjoy this special day without ruining your weight loss plans. So we’ve prepared a great deal of tips that are handy and easy to remember even while you’re having a blast. Head on below to see the surprising pointers that you can actually apply!

Plus we created an exclusive Thanksgiving recipes that you can enjoy this holiday!

1. Be Sure to Eat your Breakfast and Succeeding Meals/Snacks

breakfast

The most common mistake the dieters commit when preparing for a special event is skipping breakfast, snacks and meals before the event takes place. This technique is highly discouraged because when you starve yourself, your body starts withholding fats instead of losing them. And since you haven’t eaten anything before the event, you are most likely to overeat during the event. You will consume more than what your stomach can take.

Instead of starving yourself, eat your phase-specific breakfast diligently. Eat it within 30 minutes of waking. before you start exercising. Remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

2. Eat Fat-based snacks on Phase 3
avocadoFat based snacks like avocados, nuts, seeds, as well as turkey jerky, will keep your blood sugar stable, decreasing the temptation to indulge into carbs and sweet cravings. It is recommended you eat these snacks before and during the event.

3. Shift your FMD Phases for Thanksgiving Day

Since Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday, it is hard to deal with the holiday while you’re in Phase 2. Granted you’re following the ideal fast metabolism diet plan, Phase 2 will mainly restrict you from eating most of the food served on the table. Instead, we’re going to shift your FMD phases for the next fortnight so that Thanksgiving Day will fall on Phase 3. You can apply the phase-rotation for Thanksgiving 2016 below:

  • Sunday, Nov 20, Phase 3
  • Monday, Nov 21, Phase 1
  • Tuesday, Nov 22, Phase 2
  • Wednesday, Nov 23, Phase 2
  • Thursday (Thanksgiving!) Nov 24, Phase 3
  • Friday, Nov 25, Phase 3
  • Saturday, Nov 26, Phase 3
  • Sunday, Nov 27, Phase 1
  • Monday, Nov 28, Phase 1

On Nov 28, your phase rotation for the week will be back to normal once again.

4. Have a Post-Detox Plan

Hope with Green: Green Easy Soup Recipe for Detoxing

After you get to enjoy the Thanksgiving Day, it is important to detoxify yourself from the food you ate last night. Have this incredibly easy and simple green recipe detox soup. Remember to double your veggies intake after Thanksgiving!

5. Enjoy the Event

Last but definitely not the least, try to enjoy and embrace the event! Don’t get so worked up! Stressing yourself will only worsen your condition. Your metabolism is healing already, so just relax and see how your metabolism fires up and burn those foods.

thanksgiving recipe ebook

The Fast Metabolism Diet Community wishes everyone a meaningful and delightful Thanksgiving! And here’s a small treat for you as we celebrate Thanksgiving – fast metabolism diet Thanksgiving 2016 recipes. We are truly thankful for the companionship we’ve built in this community. Now, we leave you with a question, what are you thankful for?

Top 5 Tips to Stay Healthy and Fit this Fall Season

Whenever we think of the Fall season, we can’t help but feel giddy and thrilled about it. Well, who wouldn’t? The fall season is the time of the year when we celebrate various festivities. It’s the perfect time to celebrate Trick and Treat Parties, Thanksgiving, and the highly anticipated Holiday seasons.

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With all these holiday festivities coming around, we also become anxious as the fear of going off track started to linger inside us.We couldn’t help but think that Fall season is also the weight gain season as we splurged on the foods from back to back holidays.

How do we maintain a healthy and balanced life with all of these tempting delectable foods served on the table? How do we conclude the year staying fit and healthy when the Holiday lineups are blocking our road to success?

Here are our top 5 tips to become healthy and fit this Fall Season.

1. Don’t Skip Meals or Stay Hungry

When we think about holidays, it’s always associated with foods. The thought of indulging too much food overwhelmed us that we find ourselves not eating before the big event. Our mind is tricking us into thinking that starving ourselves would suffice the foods we’ll take in. But before you actually do it, step back! Step back and calm yourself first!

Coming to a big celebration with an empty stomach is the worst thing you can do! If you’re hungry and starving, your mind wouldn’t be able to make right decisions, especially about food! All your mind will think is that it needs food– whether good or bad. to fuel your body. It didn’t care if you eat unhealthy foods, just as long as it can sustain your body. This chain reaction will lead you into making poor, unhealthy decisions.

not to skip your meals

You are more prone to binge eating and overeating since you’re hungry. You’ll be eating like crazy, eating a lot more than your stomach could take. Aside from that, your stomach will not be able to take all the foods you’re eating. It won’t burn all those foods like what your metabolism would normally do. Instead, it will store all you eat as fat in order for your body to survive. And certainly, we wouldn’t want that to happen!

So instead of starving yourself, continue eating like it’s a normal day. Opt to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. This will keep your blood sugar and metabolism stable. And if your blood sugar is stable, you’re less likely to have cravings as you attend the big celebration.

2. Try not to drink liquor as much as possible

Alcohol is very dehydrating. It kills our metabolism and tortures our liver into filtering the alcohol out of our system, diverting it from doing its main task. So, if possible, save your liver by not drinking liquors. Avoid drinking rum, vodka, gin, and beer.

But if you really can’t help but drink one, opt to organic, sulfite-free, red wine. Also, drink eight ounces of water for every sip. You can read more about tips for dealing with alcohols here.

3. Focus more on protein-based foods

Opt to eat 10-15 grams of protein every two hours. Protein rich foods like turkey jerky, hummus, veggies, shrimp, deviled eggs, etc can help control the flow of sugar into your bloodstream the moment you splurged in the big event.

4. Enjoy and Live the Moment

Stressing yourself over holiday events will do you no good. Instead of avoiding foods served on the table, embrace them! Eat them in moderation. Don’t ditch the event and missed having a momentous bonding with your family just because you’re afraid of gaining weight from the foods you eat.

Christmas family bonding

Bond with your family and friends and create memorable memories with them. Have fun and enjoy, give in a little. The feeling of enjoyment will help the release of good endorphins and release the stored fat in your body. Your metabolism will burn those foods you eat like crazy by then!

5. Eat those Bountiful Fruits and Veggies

It’s important to detoxify your liver the next day, so opt to drink our FMD-detoxifying soup. Aside from that, opt to eat those adrenalin-calming fruits and veggies to ease your digestion and have a great start of the day and satiate your post-sugar hangover. This will also keep your cravings at bay.

The fall season may be associated with various holiday festivities, but it’s not a reason for you to fall off the weight-loss wagon. With these healthy tips and tricks, let us prove to ourselves that Fall season is not a Weight gain season, but a bounty season to become fit and healthy.

5 Tips to Stay Healthy this 4th of July

Our Independence Day, also known as 4th of July, is one of the most highly anticipated holidays in America. Not only do we get to commemorate this important event, but this is also the perfect time to hold a grill party and enjoy the hot and warm weather. It’s a fine time to catch up with our friends and engage in chitchat and outdoor activities.

5 Tips to Stay Healthy this 4th of JulyWhile it is delightful to engage and bond with our friends and families this holiday, it is also important to remember our ground when it comes to health and well-being. Remember that you can still enjoy this event without refraining yourself from indulging yummy foods. Here are our top 5 tips for you to have a euphoric 4th of July celebration.

1. Opt for Light Foods

No one would want to eat a heavy, full meal while letting yourself get exposed to the sun’s scrutinizing heat, so go for more salads and side dish instead of eating the main course. Opt to grill more fruits and veggies. They are healthier and lighter to eat and you wouldn’t worry about binge or overeating while you’re having a nice chit chat with your friends.

2. Start Your Day with Breaking Some Sweats

Just because it’s 4th of July doesn’t mean you can now skip exercising. No. We encourage everyone to continue doing their phase-specific exercise. Let’s get your blood pumping and spark your metabolism up to burn all the foods you’ll be eating for this special day!

3. Stay Hydrated

5 Stunning Health Benefits of Drinking Water

We already know the awesome benefits of water can bring to our body, but we still recommend you to stay hydrated especially now that it’s summer. The warm weather can make you feel hot, bothered, and drained. So keep on drinking water and pair it up with watery fruits like watermelon, mangoes, and pineapple. These fruits are packed with vitamins, fiber, and water that can help you withstand the intense heat every day.

4. Make sure your grill is clean

After grilling your favorite fast metabolism diet recipes, do a quick clean up of any left debris and food. You can turn on the heat and let it burn a bit. When it’s cool, make sure to do a quick scrub. Having your grill in a deep clean to keep off the bacteria and germs from contaminating your food and body.

5. Choose Healthy Drink Options

Although we already recommended on tip #3 to stay hydrated, there will be times where you will crave for more cool drinks to clench the thirst you’re experiencing, especially that it’s not only Summer season but it’s also a holiday! Lots of drinks and beers will surely be served on the table! So better yet before you give into drinking those sinful drinks, we suggest you hold on and think again! Don’t waste all the tremendous efforts you gave in losing weight just to quench your thirst! Opt for drinking healthier alternatives like your favorite smoothies and herbal tea! If you cannot avoid drinking wines, go for organic, sulfite-free ones.

Don’t let the festivity of this holiday ruin your fast metabolism diet plan. With moderation and conscious effort in making the right choices on food, you can maintain your health while celebrating our Independence Day this 4th of July. Happy 4th of July!

Coconut Lime Raspberry Chia Pudding – Phase 3

Dessert is a very important component of a meal, at least for sweets-lovers out there. To satisfy your cravings for sweets, we offer you this Coconut Lime Raspberry Chia pudding recipe, a healthy one at that! Try it out and prepare to take a bite of happiness in a glass.

Serving: 1 cup

Coconut Lime Raspberry Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine half the raspberries and the remaining ingredients in a large container.
  2. Mix well and close container. Refrigerate overnight or at least 5-6 hours.
  3. Divide into 2 bowls or glass dishes, top with remaining berries and serve. Enjoy!

 

Patriotic 4th of July Buckwheat Pancakes – Phase 1

Who doesn’t love a good pancake? This recipe will surely blow your mind away. It’s appetizing, hassle-free to make, and most of all, very healthy. Start your 4th of July right, by trying out this Patriotic 4th of July Buckwheat Pancakes for a good and hearty breakfast.

Patriotic 4th of July Buckwheat Pancakes - Phase 1

Serve: 4; Serving Size: 2 pancakes 

Ingredients:

  • ¾ heavy whipped cream (made from 3 egg whites and 2 cups of rice milk)
  • 2 cups of strawberries (chopped in halves)
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 4 buckwheat pancakes (Recipe here)
  • Pinch of stevia and xylitol, to taste

Instructions:

  1. To make a heavy whipped cream, mix equal amounts of egg whites with rice milk to make a low-calorie heavy cream substitute. Mix the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.
  2. Spread the heavy whipped cream on one buckwheat pancake and put strawberries and blueberries on top of it. Repeat the process as you layered the 4 pancakes.

3.Serve and enjoy!

Salmon Fish Sticks with Zucchini Chips – Phase 3

What better way to commemorate Independence Day than to be independent of unhealthy food and lifestyle choices. So, we offer you a salmon fish recipe that will sure knock off those unhealthy food ideas you have for the 4th of July celebration. Salmon Fish Sticks with Zucchini Chips are fun to make, tasty and appetizing, and most of all, very, very, healthy.

Servings: 4

Salmon Fish Sticks with Zucchini Chips - Phase 3

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup olive oil
  • Garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 c. crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream (3 egg whites and 1 cup coconut milk)
  • 6 large zucchini, sliced into 1/8″ rounds
  • 1 1/2 lb. skinless salmon, cut into 1″ strips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. almond flour
  • 2 c of sprouted-grain bread crumbs
  • Pinch of sea salt,
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley

Instructions for making heavy whipped cream:

  1. Mix equal amounts of egg whites with coconut milk to make a low-calorie heavy cream substitute. Mix the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper and insert wire racks. In a medium pot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  3. Cook until garlic is softened, 2 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and heavy cream and heat through, 5 minutes.
  4. Using immersion blender, pulse until sauce is smooth. Turn off heat and cover sauce to keep warm.
  5. Using a mandoline, slice zucchini into thin rounds approximately 1/8″ thick. Spread zucchini into an even layer over the sheet pans. (If you do not have wire racks, place directly on parchment paper.)
  6. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until golden brown, 20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat cast iron skillet with 1 cup of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  8. Prepare breading station with three medium bowls: one bowl with sprouted grain bread crumbs, another with 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water, beaten, and the third with almond flour.
  9. Season fish with salt and pepper. Coat each piece of fish with flour and shake off excess, then dip in egg and coat in breadcrumbs.
  10. Fry fish in two batches until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to a paper towel–lined plate. Season with salt immediately.
  11. Serve fish sticks with zucchini chips and tomato sauce. Garnish with sea salt and parsley.

Roasted Barbeque Beef – Phase 3

A great way to celebrate the 4th of July besides firework-watching is conversations over a great meal with loved ones and friends. Hence, we offer you this Roasted Barbeque Beef recipe to grace the dinner table on this momentous event.

Servings: 8; Serving size: 3

Roasted Barbeque Beef - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs beef roast (chuck, arm, pot, etc)
  • Homemade BBQ Sauce (recipe here)

Instructions:

  1. Place the beef roast with 1-2 cups water in a crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. About 1 hour before serving, prepare the sauce.
  4. Heat the BBQ sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  5. Boil for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Remove the beef from the crockpot and drain off the excess liquid and grease.
  7. Using two forks, pull the beef apart into long strings.
  8. Place the beef back into the crockpot with 2/3 of the sauce.
  9. Cook on high for 30-45 minutes, or until ready to serve.
  10. Serve with additional BBQ sauce, if desired.

 

Sweet Potato Balls Recipe – Phase 3

This Sweet Potato Balls recipe is for all potato-lovers out there. Mouthwatering, appetizing, and very easy to make. So roll up your sleeves, bring out the cooking wares, and let’s start cooking.

Sweet Potato Balls Recipe - Phase 3

Yield: 10-12; Serving: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 medium size potatoes)
  • 1 cup packed grated beetroot (about 2 medium sized beetroots)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • a small bunch of chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup Olive Oil

Instructions:

  1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add in the chopped onions and garlic. Saute until the onions are translucent and soft. At this stage, add in the grated beetroot, turmeric powder, salt and cumin powder.
  2. Cover the pan and simmer on low heat until the beetroot has turned soft.
  3. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely. Once cooled, add in the almond flour, mashed sweet potatoes, coriander leaves and green chilies. Check the salt levels and combine all the ingredients well.
  4. Make small lemon sized balls and keep aside.
  5. Place the balls in a baking tray and into the preheated oven (200 C). Bake for about 30 minutes or until you see the balls beginning to turn brown/golden.
  6. Prick the balls with a toothpick to check if it comes out cooked and not raw.
  7. Turn the oven off and serve the balls with your favorite FMD compliant sauce.

Juicy Lime-Flavored Shrimp with Avocado Salad – Phase 3

Who would have thought that shrimps can be jazzed up with avocado? Sounds weird, right?  But don’t freak out because this recipe is an absolute form of food art that is made into salads. And as for seafood lovers, this is definitely a must-try dish for you.

Servings: 4

Juicy Lime-Flavored Shrimp with Avocado Salad - Phase 3Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 2 Limes (juice extracted)
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt, Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 lb jumbo cooked, peeled shrimp, chopped*
  • 1 Medium Tomato, diced
  • 1 Medium Hass Avocado, diced (about 5 oz)
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine
  • 1 tbsp chopped Cilantro

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes to mellow the flavor of the onion.
  2. In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño.
  3. Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve in a bowl and enjoy eating!

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