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Lose Weight: Another Benefit from Fish Oil

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According to Medical News Today, below are the following benefits of Fish Oil:

    • Reduce the risk of acquiring prostate cancer – with consuming a low fat diet coupled with fish oil can decrease the risk of prostate cancer, but too much consumption of it can also increase the risk of prostate cancer by 71%
    • Protection from vision loss – healthy diet accompanied with fish oil consumption can protect people from vision loss which is related with ageing
    • Mental Health – can improve memory in healthy young adults, protection from postpartum depression among mothers, and young people with behavioral problems like ADHD
    • Reduce the risk of developing psychosis

And to add to the aforementioned benefits above, is the study-based truth that Fish Oils can help lose weight.

Published in Cell Metabolism was a study from Sahlgrenska Academy that reports diets which are rich in fish oil produce very different bacteria in the guts of mice versus diets rich in lard. You heard it right, they made the study basing on the guts of mice. How did they monitor this study?

The Study

Researchers involved in this study was able to gain results suggesting that the gut bacteria is responsible with some of the beneficial effects of fish oil and the harmful effects of lard. By transplanting gut microbes associated with a fish oil diet and a lard diet on different mice, they found out that the former protected the mice from diet-induced weight gain and inflammation compared to the latter.

With the findings, gut microbes considered to be an independent factor that can aggravate inflammation associated with diet-induced obesity, giving hope for a probiotic that might help counteracting a “greasy” diet.

You may wonder then that this study was conducted with mice as subjects but according to Robert Caesar of the University of Gothenburg who was the first author of the study, “our goal is to identify interventions for optimizing metabolic health in humans”.

For 11 weeks of feeding and monitoring signs of metabolic health among mice done by Caesar who was working in senior study author Fredrik Bäckhed’s lab, growth of bacteria called Bilophila (bacteria linked to gut inflammation) was observed on the mice given with lard consumption while on the other hand, was the bacteria called Akkermansia muciniphila (known to reduce weight gain and improve glucose metabolism) being observed on the mice given with the fish oil consumption.

Bäckhed quoted: “We were surprised that the lard and the fish oil diet, despite having the same energy content and the same amount of dietary fiber–which is the primary energy source for the gut bacteria–resulted in fundamentally different gut microbiota communities and that the microbiota per se had such large effects on health.”

Supporting Evidence

To be able to lend a hand on the previous study, a next set of experiment was conducted, dealing with “fecal transplants”. This is to test whether fish oil diet microbes could possibly improve the health of mice fed with only lard and then, vice versa. It resulted that gut microbe communities can really determine and as well recover health problems that are caused by poor diet.

Bäckhed quoted: “Our paper supports previous reports indicating the bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila is a promoter of a healthy phenotype. However, further investigations will be needed to determine if this bacteria can be used as probiotic strain and, in that case, how it should be combined with diet to optimize health outcomes.”

Therefore, this study hints that fish oils can also be an aid in losing weight. But know that imbalanced consumption of fish oils can cause negative effects. Still, nothing beats a balanced and healthy diet.

Things to Do to Avoid Skipping Meals

The Fast Metabolism Diet has come to the rescue to most hopeless dieters. Most dieters here have tried several diets before but unfortunately didn’t get the results they are expecting so one more time, they took the leap of faith of trying out a new found diet that everyone is talking about – FMD. But the story doesn’t end there for the tired dieters, an emotional stress can happen at the beginning with anxiety creeping in as to what awaits in the next days while on the diet. Don’t worry, that’s normal! Apart from the uncertainties, there are concerns with the maintenance like food portioning, food preparation and among others. And one common question is how do I do it? Do I eat all the time? What’s the limitation? What time should I eat during the day?I “It’s too much! I am too full to eat the next succeeding meals. Can I skip it if I am not hungry?” Much worse is if you are employed fulltime, how can you find the time to prepare meals?

not to skip your mealsIn this diet, it is clearly emphasized to avoid skipping meals. It is the rule that one should not violate. Let us discuss the details below. The fast metabolism diet is designed that way to ensure that you are eating and receiving the right micronutrients and vitamins needed for your metabolism to heal.

So,as recommended in the book, don’t skip breakfast, don’t skip your regular meals or snack.

Here are some common situation that we encounter from day to day.

But I am really full! What should I do?

If you are asking the same question as above,  inspect these checklist first before you make necessary adjustments on your food portions.

Look at your Exercise Program

Are you doing the recommended fast metabolism diet exercise program? Phase 1 requires cardio, Phase 2 requires weight lifting and Phase 3  requires soothing yoga and relaxing activities. These exercise are needed to ensure you are using your structure enough to require the fuel. If you feel like your exercise plan is effective, then let’s look at your food preparation.

Food Preparation

Cooking, crocking, pureeing your foods can help you assist with digestion. Make sure that your meal or snack are being prepared thoroughly. The goal of good preparation is to make our digestion easier. If you cooked your food thoroughly and you still feel too full, then it’s time for you to make some necessary adjustments.

  • First, try to add more herbs and spices in your meals and puree your veggies.
  • You can chew twice as your typical amount of chewing your food.

Chewing can actually help break down the foods you’re eating into bits of pieces and improves your digestion to become faster and easier. You can chew your food about 40 times per mouthful.

  •  Lower the portion of your food in each group of your meal/snack.

For instance, if you’re having phase 1 breakfast, lower down your portion on grain, protein, and fruit. Shrink the portions just enough to keep you full, but you are also receiving the right amount of nutrition needed in your body. This will also ensure that you can still take your next meal.

  •  Never lessen your portion in veggies. You need the nutrients in veggies to enhance and heal your metabolism.
  •  Have a massage. Having a deep, soothing and relaxing massage will help stimulate your physical structure that supports your digestion, hormones, and metabolism as a whole.

Remember, it is never an option to skip your meals. But you can lessen them to help you sustain and eat your successive meals.

How to Beat Sugar Cravings on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is fast impending. Do you feel anxious thinking that the special day might ruin your diet plans and affect your metabolism in just one bite?

Well, calm down. The said romantic day shouldn’t be a horrible day for you. Instead, it should be a day to savor with your loved ones without any stain of stress on your face.

Although Valentine’s Day is also starred on the list of unhealthy holidays, there are still ways on how to make it the best healthy hearts day for you that can beat your sugary cravings effectively at the same time, maintaining your fast metabolism. Check this out!

Tips in Beating Sugar Cravings for Dieters

  • Diminish Cravings Though A Cold Turkey

As stated by Gerbstadt’s survey to some people, eating a cold turkey is quite effective in training your taste buds to be satisfied and eat less.

  • Eat Nuts and Fruits

To get fiber and nutrients, try to keep a fruit, nuts or snackbar on your bag and eat it when your sugar craving strikes.

Example of fruits to eat: Nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.

Fruit kebabs (Phase 1) Spear the sweetest fruits—strawberries, mango, apple, and pineapple—with bamboo skewers.

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Pistachios – only allowed on Phase 3

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Healthy snack barJust Great Stuff Organic Cacao Acai Bar and Just Great Stuff Superberry Acai Bar

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Nuts – only allowed on Phase 3 – raw: almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, Nut/seed butters and pastes, raw

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Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Cacao Nibs – Phase 3
Recipes:

Cacao Chia Seed Pudding

Coconut Snowball Cookies with Cacao Nibs

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  • Taking Your Mind Out From the Food

Walking away from the place where your cravings usually occur and covering the sweet food you’re craving in are also effective techniques of getting rid of it.

  • Quality of the Food

If there’s a need to indulge yourself from sweet foods, you can take a small bite of pudding to fill your stomach with less sugar at the same time, with healthy options.

  • Regular Intake of Food

Make sure that you don’t skip meals for longer hours. Studies have shown that the more you suffer from hunger, the eager you want sugary and fatty foods.

Example of foods to eat: Protein, fiber-rich foods like whole grains, etc.

Other Foods to Curb Sugar Cravings:

Red Beet Crystals – good for Phase 1 & 3

Easy salsa (Phase 1 and 3) Chop up tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, beans, and onions in a mini food processor

Chocolaty pears (Phase 3) Minimalist, yet amazingly delicious: Sprinkle cocoa nibs on canned pears.

Easy mashed sweet potato (Phase 1) Microwave a small sweet potato, split it open, and mash a little OJ (orange juice) and cinnamon into it. Eat it right out of the jacket.

These are just some points to remember whenever you’re in a holiday break specifically during Valentine’s Day when sugar craving is high. So if ever you’re panicking right now ‘cause you’re totally not ready, better take a peek of the tips written above and prepare yourself so your diet won’t become an epic fail and your date won’t mess up. Stay away from the sugary, we’ve been there! Stop the sugar cravings effectively and have a Happy Hearts Day!

Cacao Chia Seed Pudding – Phase 3

Valentines is fast approaching. It is completely convenient to have chocolates together with your loved ones on this special day. While chocolate is the norm on Valentines, we must be most watchful of our diet since chocolates are sprouting out anywhere. It is hard to resist, but for those on Phase 3 now there is an exciting chocolate recipe just right for you!

If you have never made cacao chia seed pudding before it may seem a bit strange at first but it really is great option so give it a go. You can also top it with any of your favorite raspberry, cranberry, cherry, blueberry or shredded coconut.

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PREP TIME: 5 mins

TOTAL TIME: 5 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao nibs
  • 1/8 tablespoon of stevia (depending on how sweet you like it)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl & whisk until combined ensuring there are no cacao lumps.
  2. Pour into little glasses or just set in the bowl that you mix it in.
  3. Place in the fridge over night or for at least a couple of hours.
  4. Enjoy!

Want to grab a snack bar anytime? This Just Great Stuff Organic Cacao Acai Bar, a delicious gluten-free snack bar with Acai and a cracked unsweetened cacao beans also known as cacao nibs is the best replacement to the pudding described above. No sugar, no additives and rich in antioxidants.

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A healthy valentines for you and your date!

The Burn: Get Rid of Weight Loss Plateau in the Fast Metabolism Diet

One of the most common questions asked while in the fast metabolism diet program is, “I’m following the FMD but why am I not losing weight?” Dr. Haylie Pomroy writes a new book entitled The Burn, to answer this common problem experienced by many dieters. 

We have different stories and reasons why we want to lose weight, right? And whatever it is, most of us experience this terrible weight loss plateau that caused others to give up and feel hopeless.

Take heart. A weight loss plateau is normal. No matter how diligent you are in following the fast metabolism diet, from time to time you’ll fall off the wagon. If you’re stuck, Haylie Pomroy’s “The Burn” can help!

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3-day Burn for Inflammation

  • This targets the body’s inflammatory reactions to food and flushes out toxins.

5-day Burn for Digestive Dysfunction

  • This Unblocks the body’s digestion, creating a flat belly and tighter hips and thighs.

10-day Burn for Hormone Imbalances

  • This stabilizes the body’s natural hormone production and regulatory systems.

Now, how do you know what nutrition program your body needs? Take a look at the table below.

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There are also suggested I-Burn Smoothie, I-Burn soup and I-Burn tea that are medicinal, containing liver-and kidney cleansing herbs, detoxifying vegetables and energizing proteins. And the same with the 5-day D-Burn and 10-day H-Burn. Haylie Pomroy uses targeted nutrition to remove obstacles to weight loss, loosen historical fat stores, and make substantial improvements to health in less than two weeks.

To Summarize, The Burn consists:

  • 3, 5, 10-day eating and living plans, complete with grocery lists and simple daily menus
  • Dozens of delicious recipes for meals in a flash
  • Simple success boosters: Foods, teas, tips and practices that strokes the body’s ability to heal
  • Roadmaps to help readers listen to their bodies and keep their metabolism fired up

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Pumpkin-Apple Smoothie – Phase 1

Are you a pumpkin fan? The Halloween would not be complete without Pumpkins! We see them everywhere so why not make some fun with this fruit and incorporate it to our diet? I thought of making this recipe to share with readers who want to taste a new smoothie on Phase 1. Trick or treat! Here’s the peculiar Pumpkin-Apple Smoothie! Perfect for this fall season and Halloween.

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This smoothie. It is good. It tastes like dessert, even though it’s full of healthy ingredients. It will keep you full for hours, making it the perfect breakfast for you and your kids as well. Kids will absolutely love this Pumpkin-Apple Smoothie, and you can blend it up in less than 5 minutes.

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Pumpkin-Apple Smoothie

Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 medium apple, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 Tsp Organic Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla
  • 6 ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place oats in blender and blend for about 30 seconds until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Veggie Jack O’ Lantern – Phase 3

Veggie Jack O lantern

This Veggie Jack O’Lantern is easy to prepare! A good choice of fruit snack this Halloween, it can be designed in fruit trays. Most importantly, it’s perfect for phase 3 of the fast metabolism diet!

Veggie Jack O Lantern

Sup­plies:

  • 2 to 4 1 lb. bags of baby carrots (depending on the size of your platter)
  • 2 cans of black olives
  • cucum­ber, or cel­ery for the stem

Direc­tions:

  1. Fill a large plate/platter with baby car­rots and use black olives to make the face of the jack o’ lantern.Start by out­lining the spaces for the olives with car­rots.
  2. Once they are some­what in place, put one layer of olives down (most of them cut in half).
  3. Then to make the plat­ter look fuller & more 3D, add more car­rots and a sec­ond layer of olives. It made a big dif­fer­ence in it looking more like a pumpkin!
  4. The stem is a just a cut cucumber chunk. Super easy & a perfect, healthy option for a Halloween party!

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Healthy Fruity Halloween Treats – Phase 1

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Apple Mummies – Phase 1
Peel apples, but leave on some of the peeling. Use peppercorn for eyes.

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Orange Pumpkins – Phase 1
Peel an orange and stick in a piece of celery

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Fruit Skewers – Phase 1
Just alternate orange cantaloupe and black berries.

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Fruit Blech – Phase 1
Carve a watermelon with a funny face and add chopping phase 1 fruits like strawberry, apple, pineapple.

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Creepy Spider Deviled Eggs – Phase 3

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Halloween is approaching!!! If you are on Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet and is looking for some adventure in the kitchen, well here’s the most fitting recipe that you could try! – Creepy Spider Deviled Eggs! This recipe is sure to get some attention from your guests, and at the same time, will not compromise you diet. Enjoy!

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Creepy Spider Deviled Eggs for Phase 3

Ingredients

6 hard-boiled eggs, halved
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
whole black olives

Directions

  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Slip out yolks and mash.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cut whole olive in half lengthwise.
  4. Put one half on mashed yolk for the spider’s body.
  5. Thinly slice the other half of the olive for the spider’s legs.
  6. Put four legs on each side.

Dairy-Free Raspberry Mango Mint Smoothie

The Fast Metabolism Diet Community is loving this Dairy-Free Raspberry Mango Mint Smoothie, an instant heat-wave revival. Serves 4, for Phase 1.

A not too sweet, not too complicated, and topped with a dash of salt and lime, a phase 1 smoothie you would surely love. This smoothie is best when made with a fresh raspberries, mango, and mint, but it’s also great with frozen raspberries, frozen mangos, and mint simple syrup blended with water and ice. Remember, choose organic produce whenever you can.

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Dairy-Free Raspberry Mango Mint Smoothie

Produce

1 Lime
1 1/2 Mangos, large
2 cups Raspberries, fresh
14 Spearmint, leaves

Baking & Spices

1 pinch Sea salt
1 Sweetener, natural

Frozen

2 cups Ice cubes

Liquids

2 cups Water

 

Combine raspberries and water and purée until smooth. Pour through a mesh steel strainer and discard the seeds.

Return the raspberry purée to the blender and add the mango, a little over half of the mint leaves, lime juice, sea salt, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. If desired, add optional sweetener and remaining mint leaves to taste, blending after each addition. Best enjoyed immediately!

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Craving for a refreshing juice allowed for phase 1 of the fast metabolism diet? Why not have it in the easiest way? Order online and wait til it’s delivered through your doorstep. This will definitely saves time and effort. Read more info below.

Sweeter than departing from a do not exit door, this blend of strawberries and mango will turn your metabolism into a triathlon competitor. The sweet mango in this drink will unclog pores leaving you with refreshed, beautiful skin. Mixed with the delicious taste of vitamin C packed strawberries your stress levels are guaranteed to go down leaving you with a sweet ending. Escape from ordinary through the Sweet Escape.

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