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Witches Brooms Roll Ups – Phase 1 and 3

Witches Brooms Roll Ups is a perfect snack for those who wanted to balance out their sugar intake. This recipe is packed with healthy zucchini strips, turkey bacon and almond cheese as healthy fats, a healthier alternative snack this Halloween season. Have a healthy, holiday cooking session everyone!

Witches Brooms Roll Ups

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 4 slices nitrate free turkey bacon
  • 4 thin slices of brown rice (Phase 1) or cashew (phase 3) cheese.

Preparation

  1. Trim ends of zucchini and discard. Using a vegetable peeler, slice zucchini lengthwise into 16 paper-thin slices; place in a single layer on a work surface. (Discard first slice of peel and seedy center.) Wrap and chill remaining zucchini for another use.
  2. Stack turkey bacon slices and cut into 4 long strips. Repeat with cheese slices.
  3. Sprinkle zucchini slices with pepper. Lay a turkey bacon strips  in center of a zucchini slice and top with a cheese strip. Starting at one end of zucchini strip, roll it into a tight spiral; secure with a toothpick. Repeat on other rolls.
  4. Enjoy eating!

Spooky Black Bean Hummus – Phase 3

Want to try a delicious dip for your snacks and sprouted grain tortilla chips this Halloween? Your favorite classic, flavor-packed Spooky Black Bean Hummus is the perfect deal to pair with your snacks!

Spooky Black Bean Hummus - Phase 3

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons lime (or lemon) juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper — to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. With food processor running, drop in the garlic cloves and process until finely chopped. Add the black beans, and process until pureed. Add the remaining ingredients (use the lesser amounts) and process until smooth. Taste and correct seasonings, adding more as needed.
  2. Spoon the hummus into a serving dish, smoothing the top. Using a pastry bag or thinned tahini, pipe on the design. Place a plastic spider into the web, or make one yourself from black olives. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Toasted Mummy Easy Pizza- Phase 1 and 3

This Halloween, we are to introduce a healthy version of easy-pizza. The kids will find this Toasted Mummy awesome and delightful with its unique presentation! Most of all, this toasted mummy is packed with healthy goodies such as strips of non-dairy cheese, tomato sauce and sprouted grain bread.

Toasted Mummy - Phase 1 and 3

Ingredients:

  • Cheese (brown rice – Phase 1/ cashew – Phase 3) cut into thin strips
  • Sprouted Grain bread, as many slices as you want
  • Tomato paste (you can use 1 can or 15 oz of crushed tomatoes)
  • Black olives, sliced

Directions:

  1. Toast one side on the bread
  2. On the untoasted side spread tomato paste over the bread
  3. Lay strips of cheese across the tomato space and at slight angles to look like bandages.
  4. Add to slices of olives for eyes
  5. Pop back under the grill to melt the cheese

Enjoy!

Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes – Phase 3

Let your kids have a taste of adventure with this choco goodness and sweetness without worrying about their health and well-being. This delicious super-moist Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes are made grain-free and dairy free. A perfect, healthier option to enjoy chocolates this Halloween!

Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes - Phase 3Cupcakes:

  • 1/3 cup of almond flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  •  1½ tablespoons of coconut oil
  • ½ cup of stevia
  • 5 tablespoon of peach puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge Frosting:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon stevia

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F / 175°C and line 8 muffin cups with liners.
  2. In a large bowl combine the wet ingredients and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients and add this to the wet ingredients. Stir in just until combined. Do not over mix.
  3. Pour evenly into the muffin liners. If you want to make spiderwebs like designs, you need to be careful not to put too much batter in the liners because it’ll be more difficult if you have a slightly domed cupcake. The chocolate liners in this recipe were a little less than ⅔ full.
  4. Bake for 16 minutes. For the frosting, melt the coconut oil, almond butter and cocoa powder together in a pot or pan over low heat. When it’s completely melted and smooth, take it off the heat and add the stevia and stir until well combined. Let the cupcakes and frosting cool completely before icing. 
  5. Put the icing and draw out your spiderweb design on cupcakes.
  6. Enjoy them with family and friends!

3 Healthy Recipes to Cook this Father’s Day

Now that their special day is coming, let us take this time to honor our father who serves as the pillar and head of our home!

Whether you are a  new dad, grandfather, or step-dad you definitely deserve a treat this month! However your children calls you – daddy or papa, you are recognized as one – the strength and provider of the family. As to celebrate this wondrous season, let the fast metabolism diet community greets our group of gentlemen a Happy Father’s Day!

3 Healthy Recipes to Cook this Father's DayIn the fast metabolism community, we recognized the dads who took a huge step and decided to choose a healthier lifestyle through the program. And now that the Father’s Day is fast approaching, let us express our love and endless support to our dad by cooking these healthy recipes to make their weekend extra special.

3 Healthy Recipes to Cook this Father's Day

Crispy Grilled Chicken Thighs – Phase 3

Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine the safflower mayonnaise, chili powder, cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat a grill to medium low. Brush the grill grates with olive oil. Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish, then add the chicken, turning to thoroughly coat.
  • Grill the chicken, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes per side.
  • Meanwhile, brush the tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Place cut-side down on the grill and cook until marked, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with the chicken3 Healthy Recipes to Cook this Father's Day Surf and Turf Gumbo – Phase 3

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 8 ounces  nitrate-free sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, quartered
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons pickling spice
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, 21-25 count, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 2 Okras (substitute for gumbo file)
  • Hot cooked quinoa, for serving

Directions:

  • In a cast-iron or other heavy-bottomed skillet, heat 1/2 cup of the olive oil over medium-high heat until very hot.
  • Add the almond flour and whisk until combined and just beginning to brown. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook, whisking occasionally, until it is a deep peanut butter brown color, 15 minutes. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the sausage and cook until it is lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and brown in the sausage drippings.
  • Remove from the pot and place in the bowl with the sausage. Stir in the tomato paste until smooth and darkens slightly (be careful not to burn), about 1 minute.
  • Add the celery, onions, peppers and cayenne to the pot and continue to cook until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until just aromatic, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken broth and 2 cups water and bring to a simmer. Slowly whisk in the warm roux, a bit at a time, until combined.
  • Tie the pricking spice and add to the pot along with the chicken and sausage. Simmer all together until thickened and the flavors have blended, about 45 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and okra and simmer until the shrimp are just cooked through and the gumbo has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Discard the pickling spice bundle. Taste and adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper. Serve the gumbo over quinoa.
  • Note: Pickling spice contains chilies, coriander, cumin, ginger, black pepper, allspice, cinnamon, bay leaves, brown mustard, cloves and turmeric. You can make your own it you can’t find it premade.

3 Healthy Recipes to Cook this Father's Day

Raspberry Oatmeal Coconut Smoothie – Phase 3

Ingredients

Directions:

  • Add coconut milk, oatmeal and coconut extract to your blender. Pulse 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  • Add frozen raspberries and continue to pulse until smooth.
  • Pour into your fancy serving glass, top with a couple of raspberries and a little shredded coconut, and enjoy!

4 Unwinding Tips to Fight Emotional Eating

Let’s face it, we’re eating not only to satisfy our physical hunger but also because sometimes eating can provide us some form of comfort that relieves stress, depression, or serves as a reward over something. In the modern world, food has become not only our main necessity, to some, it becomes their resort whenever they’re trying to suppress or soothe negative emotions. Let us tackle an important eating issue today – emotional eating.

Among the triggers of emotional eating are:

  • Unemployment
  • Financial and Social pressure
  • Health Problems
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Work Stress
  • Fatigue

EMOTIONAL EATING

Emotional eating certainly sabotage your weight loss efforts. In fact, it is worse than your physical craving and binge eating. Emotional eating can often lead you into eating too much, especially the food that you craved on eating, without you realizing it. You’re just eating food to your heart’s content until you feel sated. You rely dependently on eating foods to soothe your emotions. To help you overcome your emotional eating and get back on track in the fast metabolism diet, consider applying the following tips:

  1. Identify when emotional eating triggers in you

When do you feel like eating the most, even if you’re not physically hungry? Is it when you got home after work (possibly triggered by work stress)? Is it late at night? Or when you’re alone? Or is it when you’re mentally and emotionally pressured? List down these patterns and write them in your journal. The next time you encounter similar situations you will then be aware that you’re undergoing emotional eating and you can then perform the necessary tips to fight emotional eating.

  1. Divert your attention from eating

In this next step, list all of the activities you enjoyed doing, except eating. Do you enjoy reading books? Listening to music? Walking in the park? Or playing some sports game outdoors? Or having some yoga and stress-relief massage? These activities can help you keep your attention away from eating. Everytime an emotional eating is triggered in first tip, you can do these activities instead of giving in to emotional eating.

  1. Practice Diligently 

The good news with stopping emotional eating is that, it is totally achievable. You just need to keep calm, control and concentrate. Keep in mind that you need to stop emotional eating  because you wanted to live a healthier lifestyle. Keep practicing the tips above and hold on to it. And just like you got used to the fast metabolism diet, one day you will realize you already overcome emotional eating!

  1. Build your Emotional- Eating Response Plan

The table below is a guide on the types of stress that triggers emotional eating and how you can respond to it while on the fast metabolism diet. Please keep in mind that the table below is just a guide, you can, however, improvise the table on your own and add which one works for you best.

Emotional-Eating Stress Trigger Healthy Response
Work Deadline Get up from your desk every 30 minutes and do a quick 2-3 minutes stretching to exercise your arms and legs.


Alternatively, you can sip your herbal tea, or pero, cafix and roastaroma in which the recommended substitute for coffee.Or just sip a spring water if you want.


You can also grab your phase-specific snacks, or phase 1 soothing and calming foods with you (if you’re feeling too much stress already) and eat them occasionally.


Or you can chew a gum when you’re in maintenance. This will help your body keep full and help you survive through work deadline instead of starving yourself and have a big “binge” eating afterwards.

Sick Kids If you can’t go outside and exercise because you’re nursing a baby, you can opt to a yoga exercise indoors, or have some light massage whenever there’s a possibility.


Take a nap when possible if your kid goes to sleep


Grab your phase-specific snacks, phase 1 soothing and calming foods or healthy and delicious smoothies with you and eat them occasionally.

Business Travel Pack recommended travel foods and snacks with you.


Helpful articles when attending events, eating outside, and special trips.

Relationship Conflicts Call a friend to unload all the emotions conflicting within you.


Take a brisk walk, meditate and calm yourself for a while.


At the end of the day, have a calm and peaceful talk with your loved one and patch the problem up.

Hospitalized Family/Relatives/Friends Have a brisk walk around the hospital grounds, use the stairs over elevators. This will serve as your exercise and keep your attention away from emotional eating.


Have a phase specific meal and snack with you whenever and stand up and stretch every 30 minutes.


Go to the hospital chapel, meditate, or pray. You can also call your friends and family for emotional support.

 

Some Healthy, Hearty Reminders and A Recipe This Memorial Day!

A lot of fast metabolism dieters are looking forward to this long Memorial Day weekend filled with picnics and barbeque! While most people will commemorate the men and women who died in the military service for the country, lots are also looking forward to this event because it is officially the start of the Summer Season!

Memorial-Day-2011But before you enjoy the warm breeze of summer and indulge yourself to delicious and thirst-quenching drinks, here are the few healthy tips and reminders you can apply to  make sure you’re sticking to healthy foods while enjoying the celebration.

1. Start your day with an outdoor activity – Rise and Shine! After having your breakfast, you can start this long and memorable weekend with an active and fulfilling exercise together with your family! You can do a brisk walk, jog, flying disc, or other fun-filling outdoor activities. You can also go out for a family walk after dinner, or enjoy a parade of honoring our armed services to complete your memorial day.

2. Go for delicious fish recipes – Whatever phase you’re in right now, start your memorial day by eating phase-specific broiled or grilled fish recipes. Fish recipes such as salmon, tuna and halibut are rich in omega-3, trout and herring too are also a must-try!

3. Healthy Protein Patties – want to have a bite of delicious burger and burger patties this summer? You can choose skinless chicken breasts and turkey as your source of patties to make your delicious burgers! You can also add some sprouted grain bread as your burger buns and sandwiches.

4. Drink lots of water – now that summer season has officially begun, you need to hydrate yourself with lots of water and healthy fluids to avoid heat stroke and dehydration. You can also make our refreshing smoothies to freshen up your day!

We’re also featuring a soothing and delicious memorial day phase 1 recipe for this special Day!

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Pineapple Salsa – Phase 1

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Pineapple Salsa Memorial Day Phase 1 Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices pineapple, each 1/2 inch thick, patted dry
  • 1 cup whole strawberries, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped, fresh mint leaves
  • 1-2 teaspoons of stevia
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Chicken:

  • 1 medium lemon
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded
  • 2 teaspoons barbecue sauce (Link of the recipe here Note: Substitute brown sugar to stevia)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instruction:

  1. Preheat the grill on medium high. Heat the grill pan or rack on the grill for about 2 minutes, or until hot. Grill the pineapple for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool slightly, about 2 minutes, before chopping.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the remaining salsa ingredients except the lemon. Grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest, reserving the lemon. Stir the zest and chopped pineapple into the strawberry mixture. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with the barbecue sauce and sea salt. Grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center. Transfer to plates. Squeeze the reserved lemon over the chicken. Serve with the salsa on the side.

Have a meaningful Memorial Day!

Lent Carrot Smoothie Recipe – Phase 1

This Lent Carrot smoothie will be a perfect recipe to calm your adrenals and help lower the stress hormones in your body this Lenten season.

lenten carrot smoothie

Minimizing the effects of ruining your metabolism, phase 1 foods also help ease your sensitive stomach after how many hours of food deprivation. Follow the steps below to prepare the Lent Carrot Smoothie:

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots
  • 1 mango (with peel)
  • 1 lime (without rind-cut it off)
  • 1 15 oz can lite Peaches
  • 3 cups of water

Instructions:

  • Put carrots, mango, lime, full can peaches/with juice and three cups of water in blender and blend. Chill and serve. Serving size is 1 2/3 cup.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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lent carrot smoothie

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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