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What To Do: Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3

Phase 3

Finished with Phase 1 and 2? Then let’s go on to the Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet!

This phase is for the Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of every week and is composed of foods containing healthy fats and oil. This is also the most active part of the Fast Metabolism Diet, so, you will be able to consume a moderate amount of carbs, proteins, and fruits or veggies.

Here are foods that you can eat on Phase 3:

  • Vegetables- Artichokes, Brussels sprouts, green beans, beets, butternut squash, French beans, bok choy, cauliflower, kale, radish, watercress, leek, zucchini, celery, wax beans, asparagus, spinach, sweet potato, all types of onions, lettuce (except iceberg), collard greens, fennel, eggplant, garlic, green onions, peppers, rhubarb, shallots, okra, tomatoes, celery, cabbage, palm hearts, mushrooms, olives, cucumbers, and bean sprouts.
  • Fruits- Cherries, lime, lemon, grapefruit, cranberries, coconut, coconut water, coconut milk, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, rhubarb, and prickly pears.
  • Protein-Beef tenderloin, ground buffalo, chicken breast, skinless chicken, turkey, lamb chops, rabbit, sirloin steak, lean ground beef, lamb liver, roast beef, deli meat, turkey bacon, sausages, herring, shrimp, salmon, crab, calamari, lobster, smoked oysters, tuna, sea bass, trout, whole eggs, nuts, legumes, seeds, black beans, cashew milk, almond milk, pinto beans, fava beans, kidney beans, butter beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, lima beans, lentils, vegan cheddar cheese, great northern beans, cannellini beans, and almond cheese.
  • Fats & Oil- Hazelnuts, almonds, pecan nuts, coconut milk, almond butter, almond milk, hemp seeds, coconut butter, walnut butter, walnuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, sunflower seed butter, peanut butter, tahini, flax seeds, chia seeds, avocados, hummus, olive oil, pistachios, sesame seeds, sesame oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and rice bran oil.
  • Others- Carob chips, baking powder, mint, celery seed, cream of tartar, red wine vinegar, coconut vinegar, ginger powder, vanilla extract, black pepper, white pepper, cinnamon, chili powder, rosemary, sage, thyme, apple cider vinegar, tomato sauce, mustard, chicken broth, vegetable broth, pepper flakes, cardamom, beef broth, pickles, tomato paste, bay leaves, cilantro, mint, chives, oregano, cumin, white vinegar, curry powder, cumin, fennel, nutmeg, and basil.
  • Beverages – Coconut water, fresh fruit and vegetable juice, vegetable smoothies, and buttermilk.

Foods to avoid:

  • Vegetables – Potato
  • Fruits – Ripe mango, jackfruit, and banana
  • Fats & Oils – Vegetable oil, mayonnaise, butter, lard, soyabean oil, margarine, safflower oil, and canola oil
  • Beverages – Aerated drinks, packaged fruit juices, packaged coconut water, and alcohol
  • Others – Tomato ketchup, ranch, tartar sauce, barbecue sauce, and sweet chili sauce

And, since Phase 3 is where you start to effectively burn a lot of calories, here are a few exercises that you should try:

  • Arm circles – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Wrist circles – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Neck rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Ankle rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Leg rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Waist rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Yoga asanas

For more details check out this article by Style Craze (Source):

Fast Metabolism Diet Review

 

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3: Dinner, Quick Garlic Shrimp

Searching for an amazing recipe during the dinner of your Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3? Here is a Quick Garlic Shrimp dish that will surely satisfy your tummy!

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3

Quick Garlic Shrimp / Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3/4 Pound Large Shrimp (21 to 25 Count), peeled and deveined
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Cup Cooked Sprouted Grain Pasta, quinoa, or wild rice

Directions:

  • Heat the oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes together in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the oil is hot and the garlic is softened about 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook, stirring often, until the shrimp turns opaque, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and parsley.
  • Serve hot over sprouted grain pasta, quinoa, or wild rice.

Enjoy and have an amazing Fast Metabolism Diet!

Source: Colbrook Kitchen

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3: Lunch, Italian Tuna Salad

Italian Tuna Salad

Italian Tuna Salad

Servings: 2 / Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 – 12-ounce can solid white tuna in water, drained
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/4 cup black or green olives, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves

Directions:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the onion, tuna, celery, and olives.
  2. Add the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and basil and toss to coat.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve over spinach.
  5. Serve with your favorite P3 fruit.

Try this amazing recipe for the Phase 3 of your Fast Metabolism Diet and ENJOY!

 

Source: Haylie Pomroy

 

 

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3: Breakfast, Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

For the Phase 3 of your Fast Metabolism Diet, here is an incredible recipe which is perfect for a breakfast option.

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3

Prep time: 10 minutes / Total time: 25 minutes / Yields: 24 cookies

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup birch xylitol
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup organic canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut flour, shredded coconut, xylitol, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Whisk in the pumpkin and almond butter until well-combined. Pour over the oat mixture and stir gently with a wooden spoon. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  • Working with 2 tablespoons at a time (a small ice cream scoop works great for even-sized cookies), scoop batter onto the lined baking sheet, pressing them down lightly with your fingers.
  • Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

To make this a perfect meal for Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3, make sure to add another 1/2 portion of grain, a fruit, and some extra veggies. ENJOY!

Source: Haylie Pomroy

Fast Metabolism Diet Heavy Whipped Cream – Phase 1 and 3

As you probably noticed, we feature heavy whipped cream as ingredients on some of our mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet recipes such as Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse, Blueberry Cheesecake Waffles, and a whole lot more. Most of you are wondering if FMD allows the use of the heavy whipped cream in recipes since it’s mostly made with milk.

heavy whipped cream

To help you ease your anxiety, the fast metabolism is here to tell you that yes, you can use heavy whipped cream on this diet . After all, we’re not using those conventional, commercial whipped cream full of chemically-induced ingredients! We’ll create an FMD compliant, healthier version of whipped cream made with natural goodness!

You can use heavy whipped cream in Phase 1 and 3 since it does not use any dairy milk. You can use this recipe as you prepare your delicious desserts, parfait, mousse, and dessert recipes.

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Mixed the egg whites and non-dairy milk until there are no more lumps in your mixture.
2. Spread and apply the heavy whipped cream to your favorite fast metabolism diet recipes!
3. Lastly, serve and enjoy eating!

Lobster Asparagus Salad – Phase 3

This delicious Lobster Asparagus Salad features a succulent lobster tossed with chopped asparagus and tomatoes in a light lemon dressing.

lobster asparagus salad

Yields: 2 servings

Lobster Asparagus Salad Serving Size: 1 salad 

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz fresh cooked lobster, chopped (from 2 1-1/4 lb lobsters)
  • 3 1/2 cups chopped asparagus
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (from squeezed lemons)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion
  • 1 basil leaf, chopped

Directions:

  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add the asparagus and cook until tender yet firm, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to stop it from cooking further. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl combine the asparagus, lobster, tomatoes, red onion, basil and dressing. Divide equally in 2 bowls and eat right away.

Note: You can pair it with grains like quinoa or wild rice to complete your breakfast/dinner meal.

Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe – Phase 1 and 3

If you’re up for some quick, delicious, and easy to prepare dessert, then this Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe is just the right recipe for you! The light, creamy, and fluffy texture of this recipe will delight even your pickiest guest.

Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe - Phase 1 and 3

What’s more, it’s incredibly easy to make! You can complete this recipe in just 5 minutes, so there’s no reason you can’t make this one! This fruit mousse is a perfect on-the-go snack as you spend the last remaining days of Summer.

Yield: 4 to 6 cups. Serving: 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 8 1/2 ounces (about 2 1/4 cups) frozen raspberries or other fruit
  • 2 tablespoons of stevia or xylitol
  • 1 large egg white
  • Fresh berries and whipped cream for serving (optional)

For Whipped Cream(Optional):

Directions:

Whipped Cream:

  1. Mix all the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.

Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe:

  1. Add fruit to the bowl of a food processor and puree for about 1 minute. Next, add the stevia or xylitol and pulse briefly to combine.
  2. Add the egg white and process until smooth and fluffy and the mixture has lightened in color and doubled or tripled in volume, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. If the mixture clings to the sides of the food processor’s bowl too much (this may happen if the blade doesn’t extend all the way to the sides of the bowl), transfer the mixture to a normal medium-sized bowl and beat with a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until fluffy.
  4. Spoon the mousse into glasses and top or layer with fresh berries and/or whipped cream (optional).
  5. Lastly, serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours to achieve creamier texture.

Crab and Avocado Bites – Phase 3

This Crab and Avocado Bites will bring your FMD experience to the next level! Crab that is topped with delectable avocados on your Phase 3 journey is a unique dish that everyone should try!

Crab and Avocado Bites - Phase 3

Crab and Avocado Bites Serving Size: 2 stuffed shells 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 1/2 oz lump crab meat
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 15 mini phyllo shells
  • 1/2 medium (2 oz) avocado, diced small

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat.  Saute the onion, bell pepper, and garlic until soft.
  3. Add the meat, salt, and pepper, and cook until it has been heated through, about 30 to 60  seconds.
  4. Add about 1 heaping tablespoon of the crab filling to each phyllo shell.
  5. Arrange the stuffed shells on a baking tray, and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Top each stuffed shell with avocado, and serve immediately.

4 Healthy Fats for a Healthier and Sharper Mind

The fast metabolism diet program has opened our life to great possibilities and as a result, our way of thinking has also evolved, we make a conscious effort to find out the truth about something so we easily dismiss myths which states that “fats” connotes to bad food. In Phase 3, fats is widely enjoyed. It has a lot of health benefits to our body. Aside that it contributes to weight loss, did you know that healthy fats also help maintain a healthier and sharper mind?

healthy fats
You may not believe it, but eating healthy fats is great for our brain memory. Our brain is composed of 60 percent of fat. Fueling our brain with healthy fats encourages ketosis in our body. Ketosis provides energy to our brain, protecting it from Epilepsy and Alzheimer’s Disease among other brain diseases. Here are the healthy fats you can indulge for  a healthier and sharper brain memory:

1. Salmonfatty fish, salmonSalmon is heavily rich with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids improve our brain function like memory, speaking ability and motor skills. Salmon is best eaten when steamed or lightly grilled. This is to preserve the integrity of the omega-3s. You can check our salmon recipes here.

2. AvocadoavocadoAvocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that lead to an increase in the production of acetylcholine, in which this neurotransmitter plays an important role in our learning and memory development. It also promotes healthy blood flow, in which it means having a highly functioning brain.

3. NutsnutsNuts are naturally rich in Vitamin E and unsaturated fats, which promotes better brain functioning. Almonds, pecans, and walnuts help protect your brain from declining your cognitive skills.

4. Coconut Oil

coconut oilCoconut oil contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) that helps improve your cognitive function, help build lean muscle tissue and support fat loss. Coconut oil can also help regenerate and improve the nerve function inside your brain.

Don’t be guilty if you are fond of eating healthy fats, after all they are good for our body and brain! I for one is addictive to nuts so I usually have it in my purse as my go to snacks. Try it rather munching the junkies!

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.

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