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Fast Metabolism Diet Review – Wedding Weight Loss and Clear Skin

Rachel Vrabel Last Updated January 11, 2017 17
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How I Lost 12 Pounds in 5 Weeks and Detoxed my Skin

Wedding dietsSix months prior to my wedding this past June, I decided that I wanted to drop a few pounds so I could easily fit into my wedding dress. I wasn’t overweight, but all my jeans were tight so I knew that I must have put on a few lbs!

I also knew that by going on a strict diet of eating clean, organic foods would not only help me lose weight, but improve my skin naturally.

I am no stranger to clean eating, so I knew that I would have to be disciplined no matter what diet I chose, so I did some research wanting fast results for a kick start, so I tried the Fast Metabolism Diet by Haylie Pomroy.

I have no affiliation with Hayley whatsoever, I’m just sharing with you what I did to lose 12 lbs in five weeks, which totally motivated me.

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The Fast Metabolism Diet Overview

This diet was easy on the one hand, because it definitely doesn’t leave you feeling hungry, but you will have to shop!

On this metabolism reset diet, you  eat 3 meals and 2 snacks per day of clean, unprocessed food, and you rotate foods within three phases within a weeks period.

You can go crazy with the recipes, or you can keep it simple like I did and eat a lot of the same foods, so it’s as easy or as complicated as you make it.

This is not a “fad” diet – you could eat this way forever and be perfectly healthy. Eating whole, natural foods most of the time is what you should be aiming for anyway, but the key to this diet is the rotation of the foods throughout the three phases within the week.

The recommendation is to follow the diet for a minimum of 4 weeks and the author claims you can “lose up to 20 pounds in 28 days.”

Like most diets that work, you are allowed no dairy, nothing white (no white bread or pasta), no alcohol, and no caffeine. I will admit that I cheated and still had coffee in the morning, but only after my lemon water, no one’s perfect…

You must eat only certain fruits/veggies/meats depending upon which phase you’re in, either 1, 2 or 3. One thing that helped me was to download the user friendly Fast Metabolism app – it cost $1.99 and it helped me a lot with the shopping.

You can also enter all the foods you eat as you go along to make sure you don’t miss a component, and the app reminds you to drink water, which I liked!

If my pics are not that appealing, I apologize. I wasn’t even planning on posting these pics, I had taken the pictures to text to a friend to show her what I was eating on the diet!

I’m showing you the simple version; the following is a brief overview of each of the three phases and what I ate.

Phase 1 – Mon/Tues – Lots of Carbs and Fruits “Unwind”

Fast Metabolism Diet

Phase 1 Breakfast

In Phase 1, which is best started on a Monday, you eat high sugar fruits such as watermelon, cantaloupe and pineapple. Carbs are also specific, and I typically ate brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato, sprouted grain toast, and brown rice pasta. There are a lot more choices, but this is what I chose to keep it simple.

Lean proteins for me consisted of egg whites (you can’t have the yolk in Phase 1), chicken, white fish, turkey, and lean beef filet. Vegetables are endless, you can eat as much as you want, whenever you want. You’re not going to gain weight eating an extra serving of asparagus!

A typical day in Phase 1 for me looked like this:

  • Breakfast – Brown rice hot cereal with a big bowl of mixed fruit (watermelon, cantaloupe or kiwi).
  • Snack – Fruit (usually more of the same from breakfast)
  • Lunch – Grilled chicken salad with all the veggies I had on hand, tomato, red pepper, carrots, with a little Spike seasoning and Balsamic dressing only (you can’t have fats in Phase 1 such as olive oil – you get used to it, trust me), and a small side of brown rice or quinoa (about 3/4 cup)
  • Snack – Fruit (again, usually more of the same or just watermelon or just cantaloupe – whatever you like as long as it’s a high sugar fruit)
  • Dinner – Grilled filet mignon, sweet potato and either a big salad or steamed asparagus or broccoli (sometimes I would eat chicken again, or fish….)

Phase 1 is the “Unwind” phase, where you unwind stress and calm the adrenals, flooding your body with all the good stuff you love and crave – fruit and brown rice pasta, rice and crackers, toast, and lean proteins. These high carb, moderate-protein, low fat foods nourish the adrenals and soothe stress.

Phase 1 Exercise – Recommended to do one day of vigorous cardio like running, elliptical or aerobics class. I play beach volleyball so I stuck with that for Phase 1 exercise.

Phase 2 – Wed/Thur – Lots of Proteins and Veggies “Unlock”

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Phase 2 Snack, turkey and celery

Phase 2 is the tough phase for most because you can’t eat fruit or carbs! This is the phase where you start to see the weight fall off!  In Phase 2 there are no carbs, just lean protein and veggies, and NO FRUIT at all aside from lemon or lime in your water.

I ate a lot of egg whites, chicken, sliced turkey (cut thick like at Thanksgiving), beef jerky, and a TON of vegetables. It’s only two days, so it’s not like it’s the end of the world, that’s the great thing about this diet, nothing last longer than a couple of days so you don’t feel deprived!

A typical day in Phase 2 for me looked like this:

  • Breakfast – Egg white omelet with red pepper, onion and asparagus (no toast in this phase)
  • Snack – Beef jerky with celery sticks
  • Lunch – Big serving of sliced turkey, and an even bigger serving of steamed broccoli or asparagus, side of mustard
  • Snack – 2 boiled egg whites (you have to remove the yolk, can’t have that until Phase 3, and more celery (I know, boring, but it was easy and celery is a diuretic)
  • Dinner – Steamed white fish with red pepper topping, and an all you can eat salad with all the veggies you want

Phase 2 is the “Unlock” phase, where you unlock fat stores.  Mixing only lean proteins and veggies forces your body to lay down muscle and scavenge for fats, and since your adrenals are primed from phase 1, your body is primed to release fat cells.

Phase 2 Exercise – Recommended to do at least one day of strength training (weight lifting). Focus on lifting heavy weights with low reps. You won’t have a lot of carbs during this phase so you won’t have the energy for cardio.

I tried playing volleyball once during phase 2 and thought I was going to die, I was dizzy and had to stop. 30 minutes of lifting to build muscle during this phase is much more appropriate, which I learned the hard way.

 Phase 3 – Fri/Sat/Sun – All of the Above, Plus Healthy Fats and Oils “Unleash”

Fast Metabolism Diet

Phase 3 Breakfast Example

Phase 3 is glorious! After coming off of phase 2, only eating lean proteins and veggies, you can incorporate healthy fats and eat carbs and fruit again and it tastes soooo good!

This means you can use olive oil on your salad or drizzle it on your steamed veggies, you can eat avocado, hummus, the whole egg,  and nuts! The fruits are to be low-glycemic fruits such as blueberries, strawberries or raspberries (you can’t have those high sugar Phase 1 fruits).

Phase 3 can seem a bit complicated, because you need a carb, protein, fat, veggie and a fruit, and sometimes that takes some careful planning.

Phase 3 offers far more variety, so that’s why it’s best you start this diet on a Monday, so that you can enjoy Phase 3 over the weekend!

A typical day in Phase 3 for me looked like this:

  • Breakfast – Slice of sprouted grain toast with almond butter and crushed blueberries on top, 2 egg white and 1 whole egg omelet with veggies (the almond butter is the healthy fat in this meal and the egg is the protein).
  • Snack – hummus and carrots, or half of an avocado with balsamic dressing
  • Lunch – Tuna salad wrap made with safflower mayonnaise, with celery, carrots, cilantro on sprouted wheat toast, side of strawberries
  • Snack – 12 almonds
  • Dinner – Salmon, with a sweet potato and a nice big salad with both balsamic and olive oil – yum!

Phase 3 is the “Unleash” phase, where the full power of a stoked metabolism is the focus between hormones, heart and heat. These three are responsible for cranking up the metabolism and metabolic heat in the body and really boosting the burn. I always lost the most weight in phase 3!

Phase 3 Exercise – Recommended to do at least one day of stress-reducing activity like yoga, deep breathing, or enjoying a massage! My first week I certainly did enjoy a massage – I opted for a deep tissue massage to help me purge all those toxins from my body that I knew were surfacing. I also did yoga during the other weeks when I was in this phase.

 How the Fast Metabolism Diet Helped My Skin

Wedding Skin

Wedding day skin

My skin had five weeks to detox naturally and to absorb all those vitamins and minerals that work to repair and rejuvenate the skin.

Eating a diet rich in fruits and veggies not only helped with my complexion, but my nails grew, my hair grew, and even my freckles lightened up.

I also committed to a skin lightening routine using Illuminatural 6i which boosted my results and you can read more about that here.

Even after the five weeks was up, I was so used to eating clean, that I continued to make better food choices leading up to my wedding day which kept the weight off easily and my skin looking flawless.

Resetting your metabolism is truly something to experience, more specifically, when you do have a cheat meal after this diet, your body burns it off more quickly.

So when it came time for the honeymoon, I did derail a bit, but you only live once and honeymoons are meant for splurging! However, my body didn’t hang on to it because I had reset my metabolism and got my inner fires burning!

Lemon Water for Weight Loss and Clear Skin

Warm lemon water for skinI can’t stress enough the importance of drinking lots of water – it is imperative for good skin on your wedding day and every day! When you become dehydrated, your skin will reveal it.

For one your eyes will be puffy, because when you’re dehydrated your body will try to hang on to whatever it can and retain water in places you don’t want it to, like underneath your eyes and your belly.

You need water to flush toxins from your organs and to hydrate your cells, or your skin will look dull, drab and dry, and bottom line you will feel like crap.

Drinking lemon water wasn’t a specific component of the Fast Metabolism Diet, but I incorporated it into my routine knowing it would give my weight loss a boost and help my skin in the process.

Click here to read “Wedding Day Skin – The Benefits of Lemon Water”

Beautiful Skin Starts from the Inside OutFresh fruit and veggies for healthy skin

Topically treating your skin is only part of the equation to obtaining flawless skin. What you eat directly affects your skin, not to mention how you feel.

You must nourish your skin from the inside out to provide essential vitamins and minerals for a clear and bright complexion.

To detoxify your body and your skin, which is the largest organ of your body, you need to eat clean. You need to eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies (organic if possible), lean proteins, and whole grains such as brown rice or quinoa and you need to drink water – lots of water!

Incorporating a good amount of lemon water will also not only help you lose weight, but its antiseptic properties will help to clear your skin from the inside out.

Conclusion

I had great results from the Fast Metabolism Diet and lost 12 pounds in 5 weeks preparing for my wedding day. In the process I picked up healthy eating habits that have stuck with me. My metabolism got so fired up that even now when I have a cheat meal, my body burns it off more quickly.

Eating clean, and eating so many fresh fruits and vegetables, along with the lemon water, helped to clear my skin of blemishes and gave me a much brighter and more evened skin tone.

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Q: I am just starting this diet, I see only positive reviews in line .. But my experience has been horrible .. The amount of food the app has you eat ( for example if I choose egg whites it says 4 1/2 !) I started out eating what they said and a 107 oz of water ( per the app again) and I felt like I would puke! Too much food too much fluid . Day two I cut to a third, what was recommended and by noon I was crying because ibfelt so sick and bloated and generally not good . So full from all the food I have to keep eating every 2-3 hours.. Not to mention a splitting head ache ? What am I missing ? Why am I the only person who feels this way. Any advice.. Tomorrow is day three .. I am petrified ! This diet was recommended by my MD . My fiancé and I are trying to do this together ... I find it complicated to keep switching what you eat all The time . I finally broke down and had half a cup of real coffee with unsweetened rice milk and two excedrin and had a huge salad for dinner with beef and pineapples .. And balsamic dressing .. And quinoa. .. Stayed on plan but gosh ! I felt better after the coffee. But I know that is a no no. My experience is so different from every one elses. Hopin for some insight . Of course my fiancé lost 4 lbs on first day .. I am petrified to weigh cause of how bloated I feel !! -Kimberley

A: Kimberley, hi! I'm sorry you're having a rough time. Let me tell you, I have never given up coffee with a little cream no matter which diet I've done. Fast Metabolism included. I did switch to unsweetened coconut cream but I will never give up my coffee. So, don't kill yourself. I don't think one cup of coffee is going to make or break a diet. In fact I think it helps, but that's my opinion. My suggestion would be cut down on the quantity that you're eating. I could easily eat four and a half egg whites, that only equates to a couple of eggs, it's really not the much on a plate. As far as the amounts, I do remember being full, but not as you're describing. Oftentimes, I would only eat like 1/2 cup of rice, or whatever the carb serving was, or I would cut out the carb at night altogether. You should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces per day of water. So depending upon your weight, that could be correct. You should be sipping on it all day, not chugging it at anytime because that will make you feel bloated. Not being used to drinking enough water at first will make you feel bloated, because you do get bloated. Your body is not used to getting that much water so it's trying to conserve it and retain it. Once your body adjusts, it will start releasing it more because  it knows that it's going to get more. Water memory if you will. I would just cut back a little, increase your water intake daily until you're at the level you should be. I think overall, if you're feeling that full from all the food, cut your portion sizes. You should not be forcing down food if you're full. That will just make you miserable. The salad you ate sounded fine, just cut out the pineapple next time. You shouldn't eat fruit at night because of the sugar content. Good luck and hang in there! If you end up hating the diet and want to try something different, consider Keto-OS. You won't have to eat as much, it suppresses appetite and gives you energy. Rachel~WomensBlogTalk

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Q: I am at the end of my second week on the FMD, and really love how I feel! The first week I lost 4.5 lbs, On the first Sat. I ended up out to dinner with a group, at a restaurant that had nothing on the menu to that I could eat, I sparingly, so on this second week I have somewhat stalled. I understood the stall the two days after being slightly off the diet- but a whole week? Any suggestions or insight? -jeanne

A: Jeanne that's great, good for you! Going out to dinner always stalls my weight loss for 2-3 days...probably all the sodium and I always cheat a little and have a piece of bread. However, if you want to get things moving again, just cut your night time carbs out completely. You don't need them at night anyway, you don't need the energy. Just load up on more veggies along with your protein. If you must eat a carb, have half of a small sweet potato although I can't remember off hand if that's allowed, probably only in Phase 1. Good luck! p.s. up your water intake and drink lots of lemon water, that always, always helps me lose weight! Rachel~WomensBlogTalk.com

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Q: This is a second week I am on diet and didn't lose a pound. I follow meal plans strictly, but I don't drink so much water - perhaps half I should and have maybe two fruits more than in the diet on the "fruit-days". I'm not sure how others are loosing weight on this diet. Before this diet I already eat healthy, even more healthy than this diet. The only exception to my regular diet is elimination of dairy products (only fermented - yogurts, kefirs, buttermilk) and I eat very minimal amounts of rye breads an much more fruits. Besides, this is practically how I normally eat. I wanted to loose about 8 lbs. I am very disappointed and I think this diet is not working. Thank you. -Eva

A: Eva, drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water per day is key to losing weight, and you should do this every day anyhow, but especially when you're trying to lose weight. It seems to be your missing link. I would up your water intake and add a squeeze of a fresh lemon wedge in your daily water until nighttime, that always helps me lose weight as well. You can also cut your night time carbs on the FM diet if you're not losing, she recommends this in the book in case you haven't read it. Be careful of eating too much fruit, as it does have sugar in it. Try replacing it with another snack. If you're still eating rye bread on this diet, you should cut that (wasn't sure from your message). Good luck! Try this for a week and I'll bet that scale with budge!! Let me know ok? Rachel

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Q: can I have unsweetened natural applesauce? Can I have V8 juice. Will be starting soon! -jean

A: Hi Jean, I think unsweetened applesauce would be OK in phase 1 only since apples are a high glucose fruit. I'm not sure about the V8 juice, I would tend to say no because it's unnatural and packed with sodium and probably sugar. Do you have a juicer? Making your own fresh juice is much better, even though I know it's a process. Do you have the Fast Metabolism book? Rachel

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Q: My daughter has the Hashimoto Syndrome. She is under medical control now and is following the fast metabilism diet. She has lost inches around her waist but she has not lost weight. What can you tell me about this situation. I thank you very much for your comments, Angela -Angela

A: Angela, thanks for your question. Is your daughter lifting weights or working out? That's usually the case with me, if I'm building muscle I'm also burning fat, so the scale may stay the same but I'm getting smaller. Muscle weighs more than fat so you can't always go by the scale. The other thing is, she may have just been bloated before so her waist measured bigger. How long has she been on it? She should start to lose some noticeable weight if she sticks with it. FM diet worked better for me than any diet I've ever tried. Rachel~WomensBlogTalk.com

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  1. Janice Toms March 27, 2017 at 11:26 am - Leave A Comment

    About a 1.5 years ago I had fabulous result on the diet and lost 30 pounds over 6 months. I have pre-diabetes (insulin resistance & thyroid issues) Some had slowly (10 pds) crapped back but I stuck to a “modified” version of it to stay in tack. I’ve been out of work so working really hard to land a job & did in January. Last Thanksgiving- Christmas-mid-January I let the months without much attention to dieting as family was back, feeding all. In January I got new job & mid-day forgetting thyroid med’s (take T4 & T3 medicines). So I’m now up 18 lbs.ugh! I’ve been attempting to FMD since mid-Jan with no results whatsoever. I did have indigestion issues so I did the Burn for stomach-only lost 2 lbs. Came off last week and as recommended went back to FMD last week. No lost and actually today was back up 2 lbs-tomorrow is full week so we’ll see results. Any help appreciated! This was the state I was in when I first went on the diet-will also go back for thyroid check.

    • Rachel Vrabel
      Rachel Vrabel March 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Leave A Comment

      Hi Janice,
      I’ve been having amazing results with Keto OS! You can read my Keto OS review here or visit the Keto OS website here, but I would probably never do FMD again now that I’ve found this product. It puts you into ketosis and you burn fat, it gives you energy and just lifts your mood. I would recommend giving it a try and shaking things up. It also helps with inflammation and has even helped my skin and my eyes. It’s really an outstanding, healthy supplement. It makes it so easy to eat smaller, healthier meals. You could still eat the same way you have been, just drink a Keto OS in the morning and you’ll see what I mean, you will see quick weight loss. Good luck! Rachel

  2. alayshia March 18, 2017 at 11:24 pm - Leave A Comment

    hi. Can you please let me know what your grocery food list looked like. I’m having a hard time buying a lot of food, only have $100 monthly food budget. Please HELP!

    • Rachel Vrabel
      Rachel Vrabel March 20, 2017 at 3:37 am - Leave A Comment

      Alayshia, I give pretty good examples of what I ate in my review. I was quite boring and didn’t make many of the recipes in Hayley’s Fast Metabolism Book. You’ll have a hard time buying organic foods with that budget, but if you’re ok with regular produce (non-organic) you should be able to pull it off. Rachel

  3. Tammy March 15, 2017 at 10:58 pm - Leave A Comment

    Where can I find the fast metabolism diet by Haylie Pomroy? Does it give foods that you can eat and not to eat?

    • Rachel Vrabel
      Rachel Vrabel March 16, 2017 at 2:26 am - Leave A Comment

      Hi Tammy, I actually bought her book on Amazon…I couldn’t find it when I went to the book store. It gives you everything you need to know. Rachel

  4. mary May 17, 2016 at 1:56 am - Leave A Comment

    Is the portion amount of three cups correct for the chicken barley soup? Misprint? What if I eat only one cup?

    • Rachel Vrabel
      Rachel Vrabel May 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm - Leave A Comment

      Mary, I just looked in my book at the recipe. It does seem like a lot but it’s mostly broth, veggies and chicken. That’s what I love about this diet (and any whole foods diet really) – you don’t realize just how much veggies you can eat to fill up and not gain any weight. Some nights I eat huge portions of veggies, and feel so full I “feel” like I’ll gain weight, but with all the fiber and since it’s low calories, you will not gain weight. If three cups is too much, eat two. But one cup would be more of a snack and not a meal. Good luck! Rachel~WomensBlogTalk.com

  5. lucie April 5, 2016 at 12:03 am - Leave A Comment

    HI Rachel – firstly – you look absolutely beautiful in your wedding dress ! just gorgeous !!! 🙂

    i’m currently trialling this eating plan also (for research purposes – i’m obsessed with all things natural, health and wellness / regenerating and non fad like – and my sites and blogs will go up soon – thought i am a sketch portrait artist by trade! – http://www.luciedelacyportraits.com) … so, i also do the lemon water.. but you might also like to try this: mine is a big glass jar/jug of sliced lemons, cucumber, fresh mint and sliced fresh ginger (all local and organic) .. this is the BEST cleansing flat belly drink i’ve found.. when not on the FMD – i add some cold oolong tea (but has low amounts of caffeine)

    just in response to the exercise (some people are doing a LOT).. from the sounds of it you did it exactly right… i have read Haylie’s book from cover to cover (very unlike me i usually skim and skip) and she STRESSES not to over exercise because exercise puts stress on the body, and we want that energy to go into digesting/processing food etc.. just for this 28 days.. we’ve been so programmed that the more exercise the more weight loss.. buy hail says it’s counter productive in this initial phase and can hamper results.. i only found this toward the mid section of the book ( i was already thinking i could get in some extra radio LOL – before i read it properly) .. so that could be a factor for some of these lovely ladies comments here.. in any case – that’s my 2 cents worth… oh and in phase 1i added algae /spirulina to a green apple or kiwifruit with spinach and water and marine collagen/natural vitamin c as my snack.. i found the frozen berries idea boring and you can just blend that component with water etc.. i found in this way i felt like i was getting some clean greens.. its really important to add no oils – even in any supplements you may be on (hopefully non synthetic ones) – even fish oils can ruin phase 1.

    p.s.. i LOVED that you drank coffee !! (i missed it until i found the BEST replacement ever (not during this MFD phase though) and messed about with a recipe till i found my own utopia! if you want i am so happy to send it to you.. its also a great hormone balancer for women.

    have a lovely week, and many kind regards from Byron bay , Australia.

    Lucie x

    • Rachel Vrabel
      Rachel Vrabel April 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm - Leave A Comment

      Hi Lucie, thanks for your message! I love the sounds of that water recipe, that’s right up my alley and I’m definitely going to make some soon! I had GREAT results on the FM diet. It really worked well for me. It was more eating/snacking than I was used to so that took some adjusting and more shopping. But like I said in my review, I kinda kept it easy with the recipes. It’s true you shouldn’t overdo the exercise. I’ll never forget the day I tried to play volleyball during Phase 2 – big mistake. I was so dogged out, not enough carbs for that type of workout. Light weights is THE choice for that phase. I actually just started a full blow liver/gallbladder cleanse yesterday. I posted about it on my FB page and I’m going to blog about it. I did this cleanse 3 years ago and felt better than I ever have in my life, so I’m hoping for another great reset. I will be blogging about it if you’re interested in following along. But good luck with the FM diet! It’s definitely something I would do again, in fact I had better results on that diet than any other diet I’ve ever tried, and it’s sustainable to keep going on it until you’ve lost all the weight you want. I could eat like Phase 3 forever and be happy and healthy! Keep in touch and let me know how you do on the diet. You’re going to feel GREAT! Rachel~WomensBlogTalk

  6. Rachel November 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Leave A Comment

    Today is day one of my “Fast Metabolism diet”. It was hard to eat 30 min upon getting up, and I could not get all of the food down. Blueberries and oatmeal is certainly not what I am use to eating, bacon, eggs and biscuits and gravy is more my style lol; I am determined for this diet to work!! I need to loose a 100 lbs and I know it wont happen over night but I’m going to stick it out!!

    • Rachel Vrabel
      Rachel Vrabel November 2, 2015 at 4:16 pm - Leave A Comment

      Hi Rachel! I had the exact same problem as far as not being able to eat a big meal within 30 minutes of waking. For one I was always running late for work so who has the time? So what I did (and she said this was OK in the book) was just eat my fruit snack within 30 minutes, and then eat the meal at the snack time. I would normally just eat a green apple on the way to work in the car, and then at snack time I would eat my brown rice cereal or plain oatmeal with cinnamon (in phase 1). I think as long as you’re getting some food in the metabolism will get fired up. So maybe try this switch and see if that works for you? This diet works – you can do this! Good luck and write me back if you have any questions or need advice, or motivation! I think this is a very healthy diet and you could eat like this forever, unlike most of the fad diets out there.
      Rachel
      WomensBlogTalk

  7. Julia July 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Leave A Comment

    Hi Rachel, thanks for the encouragement. I will try adding the lemon to my water and see if it helps. I have had apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper in water some mornings. Yes i skipped the carb at dinner in the 3 rd week. I THINK i am exrecising enough. Trampolining for 10 to 15 minutes 2 times a day on phase 1 plus the usual dog walk uphill. About an hour of muscle work with 2 x 1.5 litre bottles of water on phase 2. I put a 8 kg kettle bell in my back pack when i walk. I make my own meals using the app. I know they say you can’t have too many veg, but maybe that’s not true for me. I have celery cucumber and carrots coming out of my ears. Julia

  8. Julia July 17, 2015 at 7:42 am - Leave A Comment

    I have done 3 weeks and stuck to it religeously but i only lost 4 lb in week 1, put on 1 lb in week 2 and it is looking like losing 2 lb in week 3. Am disappointed.

    • Rachel Vrabel
      Rachel Vrabel July 20, 2015 at 5:42 pm - Leave A Comment

      Julia, I’m sorry you didn’t have better results but yay for 5 lb loss! The second time I did the diet I didn’t have as good of results, but I wasn’t following it to a T like the first time. The first time I did it, it seemed effortless…I also drank a TON of lemon water throughout the day until night time and I think that helped a lot. Did you drink any lemon water? I also skipped the carb at dinner in Phase 3 the first time. Also, are you exercising? I actually only did the minimum exercise the first time because I didn’t have a lot of energy, especially in Phase 2. Keep it up you might be surprised if you can tweak the diet a little. Good luck!
      Rachel
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  9. Linda May 6, 2015 at 5:52 am - Leave A Comment

    Glad to know that the fast metabolism diet helped you. I’m just started last month, well the start was difficult because you have to follow specific plans with each phase. Now I’m closer to reaching my goal of losing weight.

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      Rachel Vrabel May 7, 2015 at 1:06 am - Leave A Comment

      Hi Linda, it did help me! I just tried starting up again recently and only did a week. I guess I wasn’t quite as motivated like I was before the wedding. I did drop a few lbs, however. I will definitely do this diet again.
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