My husband and I just finished week 1 of The Fast Metabolism Diet. I must say... I am impressed!
First, let me tell you about the book itself. As I stated in the previous blog, I received this book free so I could review it and write a blog about it for SheSpeaks/FastMetabolismDiet. Since it is a diet, it of course got my attention and I wanted to try it myself rather than just write about a book that I read. But I need to tell you... this is the first diet book that I have ever read cover to cover. It's not because I had to write a review but because I felt like the author, Haylie Pomroy, was talking directly to me. I felt like we were sitting in the kitchen having a conversation, like she understands me, and she can and will help me. As I read, I could see her wagging her finger at me one moment and then patting me on the back to console me the next. I wanted to stand up to her challenges and believe in her promises. It was a rather amazing read!
The results of Week 1:
I lost 7.6 lbs and my husband lost 7.4 lbs. This is the first time I have ever lost more than him. Usually, I lose about half of the weight he does. I will admit, I weighed in every day this past week. You and I both know that is not a good idea but it kept me motivated. Now that we have started the second week, my goal is to only weigh once or twice because I know that the weight will come off slower now.
About the Program:
There are 3 phases to this plan and I love the fact that you cover all 3 in a week! You eat the foods from Phase 1 for two days (usually Monday and Tuesday). Phase 2 is two days and Phase 3 is three days. You repeat this cycle for 4 weeks. If you are not at your goal weight at the end of 28 days you can continue the program as needed.
The scary stuff:
This is a dairy free, gluten free, CAFFEINE free and sugar free diet. That seems overwhelming, doesn't it?! It really is not or at least it has not been for us and we eat pretty normal just like you. I do miss my morning cup of coffee but I think it's the routine that I miss too. You know, get up, turn on coffee, cook breakfast, get husband out the door and then sit down and enjoy a nice, hot cup of coffee. Instead, I am having a glass of water during that time. It's not the same, but if it gets results I think I can handle it!
Supposedly, the program works because of the type of foods you are eating in each phase. It would be a really long blog if I tried to explain the foods allowed in each phase so I'm not going to do that. I would recommend that you get the book so you will have all of the information.
I am wary about the next week. I have been on a lot of diets. I have seen them all work for the first week. I want to believe that this one is different. I want to believe that this is the thing that will work for my family permanently. So, I am diving in to week 2. Wary but determined to follow the plan and just see where it leads.
~~~ I hope next week there will be less of me ~~~