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4 Powerful Weight Loss Habits You Should Start Adapting

Whether you’re following the fast metabolism diet journey or Haylie’s other dietary and health regimen, we all have that common goal to lose weight, keep it off , be healthy, and continue living a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes we’re at a loss on what to do next after we’re done following the diet.

4 Powerful Weight Loss Habits You Should Start Adapting

Will you be able to eat all the foods that were prohibited during the diet? Can you now indulge yourself in parties and eat like there’s no tomorrow again? Can you not give up your phase-specific exercise and go back to your hectic schedule?

While the idea of going back to your normal routine sounds gratifying, we cannot help but feel anxious about going off track from the diet. It’s because we’re anxious that all of the hard work we’ve done to shed some weight off will be in vain.

How do we ensure ourselves that we’re not going back to our old, unhealthy habits once again? It’s time for you to start developing these weight loss habits!

1. Always take a breakfast within 30 minutes of waking

If you want your weight loss to keep off, you need to keep eating breakfast every day . Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives your body the nourishment it needs in order to survive throughout the day. If you don’t eat breakfast, your body will be deprived and it will send emergency hormones to your body that can trigger withholding fat instead losing it.

The catch is, it doesn’t have to be a full breakfast. You can always switch your snacks (a piece of fruit) and breakfast. The most important thing is to fill your stomach with something healthy the moment you wake up.

2. Stop Depending on what the Scale is telling you

Most of us heavily rely on the scale to determine whether we’re losing weight or not. And the moment the scale goes up, we became beyond frustrated that we’re gaining weight. But before you go in panic and started taking drastic measures to shed those pounds again, take a moment to ponder your thoughts.

Don’t enslave yourself with what the weight scale is telling you. The numbers reflected on your scale doesn’t define what’s inside your body. Remember that you might be gaining weight (in scale) but in reality, you’ve gained more muscles and lose fats. Those muscles will enable you to burn more fats as it develops your body to become leaner.

3. Decrease Your TV time exposure

Exposing yourself to watching tv for a longer period of time not only exposes you to a risk of distractive eating but it also wreaks havoc your sleeping habits. Watching on TV’s for a longer period of time promotes sedentary lifestyle instead of using that time to exercise and keep moving.

4. Keep Drinking Water

It may sound like a broken playlist, but we wouldn’t get tired of repeating this rule. Always drink water (half of your weight in ounces) to rehydrate yourself. Drinking water helps in transporting the nutrients all over your body while it flushes the toxins out. It also keeps the balance of salt-water concentration in your body that often causes water weight.

Load up Your Fast Metabolism Diet with Beans to Effectively Lose Weight

If you are doing the fast metabolism diet and is a vegetarian/vegan, beans, legumes, and lentils definitely top your list as your protein source buddy. It has been our alternative source of protein and a substitute in cooking meat recipes. But you must not underestimate the power of beans when it comes to our nutrition as it is surprisingly healthy and nutritious. Nutritionists encourage everyone, vegan or not, to eat and load up their diet with beans, legumes, and lentils because of its notable benefits in our body.

LOAD UP YOUR FAST METABOLISM DIET WITH BEANS!

Still not convinced? Here are the 5 reasons why you should start loading up your meal map with beans.

1. It is rich in fibers and major nutrients

All beans are rich in fiber that helps you keep feeling full until your next meal. Not just with any types of fiber, but it is rich in insoluble fiber and contains folate that protects your mental and heart health, it is good for protecting your body against heart diseases. If you are pregnant, beans help protect your unborn child from birth defects. Aside from that, beans are also high in magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and calcium.

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2. It is loaded with different amino acids

Beans are rich in 20 amino acids like lysine, in which it scavenges fat, leaving you looking lean and fit. The building blocks of amino acids found in beans paved a great way in making an alternative source for meat.

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3. It can help you regulate your blood sugar.

Because beans are complex carbohydrates and are rich in fiber, its content quickly fills your stomach and slows down the rise of your blood sugar level. This helps you stabilize your blood sugar while fending off your hunger and giving you a steady supply of energy.

4. It is a versatile food

Beans are versatile and highly adaptable when cooked as food. Main dish, side dish, salad, appetizer, or a snack, you name it, beans are very easy to incorporate into your foods and their rich flavors add to the delicious taste of your recipes.

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5. It is affordable

Beans are the least expensive source of protein, whether organic or not, so if you wanted to stay loyal and organic throughout the diet without hurting your budget, you might want to start incorporating beans more in your diet than purchasing expensive organic meat!

So there, the stated benefits of beans will give you more reasons to love the veggie. If you are convinced to have it often before, then look for bean recipes here.

How Fermented Foods Promote Healthy Gut Health

We are all familiar with that famous kimchi or sauerkraut every Korean or Japanese munch on TV. It’s gotten our attention because truth be told, there are numerous benefits we can get out from these fermented dishes. Kimchi or Sauerkraut is just one of the popular fermented foods we’ve grown to love. Fermenting foods has been one of the methods used by our ancestors in preserving foods and up to now it is still being practiced in some parts of our world. What’s interesting about fermented foods is it helps in gut healing.

How Fermented Foods Promote Healthy Gut Health

Why are Fermented Foods still popular Nowadays?

Fermented foods are still popular because not only it preserves your food in a natural way, but mainly, it promotes healthy digestion around your gut. It kills off the bad bacteria and only retains the good bacteria which is called Lactobacillus.

Lactobacillus is considered a good bacteria as it converts sugars and carbohydrates into lactic acid. This helps gut to restore the balance of our immune system and alleviate inflammatory diseases in our intestines. This can offer relief especially if you are experiencing bloating and IBS.

Cabbage as one of the most powerful fermented foods

When you think of fermented foods, the first thing that comes to mind is cabbage. It was no surprise why you would think of cabbage immediately, though. Aside from the fact that it is widely used in making the famous kimchi, cabbage is packed with powerhouse benefits you won’t get from other veggies.

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For one, Cabbage is a cruciferous veggie that is important for maintaining your body’s pH balance. It is also a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory foods. Depending on how you cook your cabbage, you can preserve more nutrients of it. Take, for example, boiling cabbage and drinking its juice create a soothing tonic in your GI tract.

Fermented foods promote good bacteria also called as probiotics that literally meant “for life”. So if you haven’t incorporated fermented foods in your fast metabolism diet plan already, you might want to start reconsidering it!

10 Ways to Stay Fit This Chinese New Year

10 Ways to Stay Fit This Chinese New Year2016 is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey, a lot of people has adapted the tradition and joins the celebration of Chinese New Year. It has been the tradition of the Chinese to observe the happy event – Lunar New Year. They gather as family and enjoy their sumptuous dinner. Plus they also practice hundreds of customs to bring good luck for the coming year. Everyone can enjoy the Chinese New Year, and, of course, expect lots of food and drinks. So how do you stay fit and healthy with all the chow you’ll encounter?

Here the easy tips to stay fit in celebrating the Year of the Red Fire Monkey

  1. Don’t Skip Your Breakfast – Planning to work-out your appetite for dinner? Then you should avoid skipping your breakfast. Not having your meals in the morning can get you to binge on more food later in the day, which means more unwanted calories. So eat a reasonably sized breakfast with lots of proteins and healthy fats. It will make you feel fuller and stop your urge from eating lots of food.
  2. Remember To Hydrate – Some Chinese dishes you’ll be eating may have lots of salt and MSG, its best to keep yourself well hydrated. Avoid sodas and sugary drinks and, of course, drinks lots of water. Having water also keeps you body temperature moderate. Also, if you’re having mandarin oranges, keep it in moderation, having too much citrus juice can cause heartburns.
  3. Control Your SnacksBa Kwa (a Chinese version of a jerky) or pineapple tarts may be flowing and of course, nobody can resist these delicious goodies. Don’t deprive yourself; rather take only one or two pieces per snack. The trick is taking them in smaller bites to make them last longer. Try to talk with others during your celebration of Chinese New Year, it’s also a good way to converse, and help you stop from munching plenty of snacks.
  4. Choose Dishes With Lots of Protein – Dishes with high protein content helps manages your hunger and, of course, controls your appetite. A meal with loads of protein helps keep you satisfied better. This only means you won’t consume more unwanted calories. Much on steamed chicken, lean pork, beef, eggs or seafood. These dishes are packed with protein for your healthy celebration.
  5. Drink Alcohol Moderately – Beer and liquor are part of the Chinese New Year celebration and of course, they have lots of calories. Abstain from drinking too much. You can politely decline drinks being served to you. Choose healthier alternatives and drink moderately. Also, remember to avoid sodas and sugar-filled drinks.
  6. Chew Your Food Slowly – You can consume fewer calories if you’re eating your food slowly. Chewing and swallowing your meals too fast doesn’t give you brain much time on processing how much you’ve consumed. Chewing your food slower allows you to properly digest it.
  7. Eat Lots of Fiber – We may seem to ignore fiber in our diet. If you want to manage your weight this Chinese New Year, then have more fiber-rich food. It keeps you feeling full, so you’re less likely to binge. Fill your plates with long beans, carrots, kai lan (Chinese broccoli) and other fiber-rich vegetables.
  8. Exercise Often – It’s the Chinese New Year, it’s a time for you to get active and keep fit. You don’t need lots of time to exercise. You can just do a 10-minute circuit. It includes 10 repetitions of star jumps, push-ups, squats, burpees and 20 repetitions of lunges.
  9. Use Smaller Plates – Researches have found having smaller plates for your meals helps in reducing your consumption. People tend to grab less food if they have small plates; therefore, you’re most likely to eat less.
  10. Read Food Labels – This way you will know what the ingredients are. Choose food with more fiber, protein, and calcium. Avoid the one’s with lots of salt, sugar and fat.

Check out our delectable Chinese Recipes here! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

6 Ways to Get your Kids to Eat Veggies

As we personally witness the miracles the fast metabolism diet has brought to our body and health, we couldn’t help but share this program to our loved ones. We wanted to influence others to switch to healthy lifestyle just like us, especially our little angels. As parents, it is our mission to nurture and teach our kids about healthy eating.

6 Ways to Get your Kids Eat Healthy VeggiesWhile it looks easier to convince our kids to eat fruits, protein-packed meals and healthy snacks, it is true to most of the parents to find it challenging to encourage the kids to love veggies. Veggies play an important role in our nourishment, weight loss and our overall health. Our kids would normally favor sweets, chocolates, meats and junk foods over the healthy ones.

How do we inspire them to eat veggies? Here are the tips you can apply:

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Blend Veggies into Smoothies.

The best way to get your kids eat healthy veggies is through smoothie. No one could resist drinking a healthy drink such as smoothie! Mix these veggies up with delicious fruits and healthy fats to give a nourishing and healthy breakfast or snack for your kids. Not only your kids are able to eat veggies, smoothies can also make them full and satisfied.

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Include them in Salads, Soups and Pasta

If your kids are a fan of soups, salads or pasta, this will definitely do the trick! You can chop the veggies into chunks and pieces and include them in your fast metabolism diet recipes.

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Cut them Into Funny Shapes

Another way is to chop the veggies in shapes and assemble them based on their favorite  character from movies or cartoons. Example for this is you can make shapes out of zucchini and cucumber. Your kids are most likely to eat it since the shapes attract them.

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Let them Pick their Favorite Food

When you are in a grocery store, give your kids the freedom to pick up the foods they want to eat, rather than forcing them to eat all of the foods you picked. This will make them feel special and feel like they have a say in what they eat. They are less likely to indulge themselves into unhealthy foods

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Make Pizza or Chips

Do your kids love to eat pizza? Instead of having take outs, why not make a homemade delicious and healthy pizza yourself? You can have kale, zucchini or other veggies topped into your pizza! This will be a perfect opportunity for you and your kids to bond in the kitchen and make delicious foods!

Don’t Trick Them

Last and definitely not the least, don’t try to trick your kids. Instead, try to have a heart to heart talk with your kids and tell them why you’re adding veggies into their meals or snacks. Let them understand the importance of eating healthy foods and living a healthy lifestyle. Your kids are most likely to support and follow you if you try to consider their feelings. And most importantly, be a good role model for them.

The Fast Metabolism Diet Life Changing Series Part 2

As a celebration of the launching of our community website, we have featured the compelling part 2 of the fast metabolism diet life changing series!

fast metabolism diet life changing series

Note: We didn’t alter/edited the following statements. What you’ve read here are the exact statements our fast metabolism dieters submitted to us.

I have been trying to lose weight for several years. Once I finally got my thyroid levels correct I started to lose weight very slowly. Then a friend of mine on SparkPeople.com. which a social network for people who are trying to lose weight in a healthy way. Anyway, she kept blogging about how she was losing weight just by eating according to the FMD plan. I was really skeptical at first but the more she blogged about it the more I wanted to try it. I finally bought the book and I lost 10 pounds the first 28 days with minimal exercise. The 2nd 28 days I lost 15 pounds doing more exercise but still according to the guidelines in the book. I have a lot of endocrine issues due to a brain tumor that I had removed when I was young. I’m happy to say now that I have taken off more than 33 pounds. I love the eating plan! I feel better mentally and physically. I sleep better and am probably the happiest I’ve ever been. I went from a size 10 to a size 2. I still can’t believe I can wear a size 2! Doing the Fast Metabolism Diet was/is the best think I could have ever done for myself. After seeing my success with the Fast Metabolism Diet my doctor said she was going to do it herself. 🙂 My mom just started the eating plan too. Thank you so much for writing the book, Haylie!!”

– Cathy Trulson

One year ago, I started the FMD. My mother-in-law thought I might like the book–she knew I was trying to lose weight and get in control of my diabetes. My sugars were on the rise and my doctor said I’d need to go on medication unless something changed drastically.

I have done so many fad diets in my life that I had all but given up on my metabolism. Nothing seemed to work anymore. I was discouraged and depressed. Especially because I thought I was eating pretty darned healthy already.

But . . .

I read the book. I decided to make it a game. I knew some things would be hard (e.g. giving up cheese, nuts, and scotch every night as a snack) but I’m very competitive. I told myself I could win.

I didn’t cheat along the way. I stuck to the plan. I still do.

It’s been one year of eating healthy, exercising, and gaining control of my health to the extent that I can control it.

I’ve lost 50+ pounds to date. My pant size went from a 36-inch waist to a 30-inch waste. And, though it’s all in my mind . . . I feel taller.

I’m 46. I now weigh what I did in high school. I should have saved my high school clothes. They’re back in style and they’d fit me now. For fun, the other day I put on my high school choir tuxedo jacket and it fit me. Crazy.

My body was weak. I hated exercise. Not anymore. I used to not be able to even do one chin-up. Now, I have a chin-up bar in my office that gets regular use. I look forward to exercise and weight training.

My sugars are amazing. My doctor says to keep doing whatever it is I’m doing.

What I’m doing is sticking to this new lifestyle. I eat amazing food. I eat plenty. I enjoy my life. I look great. I feel great. Opps, gotta go. Time for a snack and some water. Thank you, Haylie!”

John Voelz

I started FMD at the beginning of September. After my first round of 28 days I had lost 10 lbs. I feel better, my clothes are getting looser and I don’t look at this as a “Diet” because that word usually means something bad or restrictive, I look at this as a new way of eating and I am so happy. My husband has joined me on this journey and we are making our children aware of the choices that they are making as well. I am excited because this is just the beginning, I still have about 60lbs to go but for the first time in ages I feel like I can get to my goal weight!!1 Thanks so much to Hayllie and the FMD Team and to a great support group of friends in person and online!!!”

Torii Lebel

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