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April 12, 2013 6:25 AM
I was just watching Good Morning America and there was a blurb on The Fast Metabolism Diet. Has anyone heard of this? Tried this? Seen results!?

I'm interested in purchasing the book because it outlines meals to eat and it would take so much guess-work out of my weekly meal planning! I feel like I eat pretty healthy (except for the more than occasional treat) but I havent seen any consistent weight loss - so maybe this would be good for me?

Thanks! :)
April 12, 2013 6:30 AM
Anything labelled 'The (insert faddy name here) Diet' is going to be a gimmick.
  24741952
April 12, 2013 6:32 AM
I'm not familiar with that one, but I have tried a few others and read up on several more.

The bottom line always comes down to this:

1) reasonable, healthy calorie intake
2) reasonable, healthy balanced diet
3) exercise

It's no secret, there's no miracle plan. Meal plans/ideas can be great for some, but it still comes back to those 3 points.
April 12, 2013 6:34 AM
Don't waster your money. There is nothing unique to this diet. Basically it recommends eating healthy foods, but then adds a ridiculous layer of spin on top of that so they can sell you a book.

Note: that's the exact same formula for most diet books. The core is usually the same, but then they have to make up some magical BS on go with it in order to sell a book.
Edited by ahamm002 On April 12, 2013 6:35 AM
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April 12, 2013 6:35 AM
Yeah you guys are right. I just need to focus on consistent healthy eating; I'm just in a rut with the same old dinners that aren't always low-fat or lower calorie.
April 12, 2013 7:10 AM
Thanks for your feedback!
April 13, 2013 4:14 AM
I bought the book after seeing the segment on Good Morning America and I'm alsmost done with the book. The author explains how your metabolism and hormones work and how you can destroy your metabolism over time with all the different types of diets you may have tried over your lifetime. The theory behind her food plan is to cross train your body with food, like you would use exercise to cross train your body. It is meant to reset your metabolism and in the process you will lose weight. Once you have completed the 28 days your metabolism is repaired. Now when Thanksgiving and Christmas come around you can enjoy yourself and your body will burn the calories instead of hold onto every single thing you put into your body. I'm willing to give this a try for 28 days as I know I've done major damage to my metabolism. I'm currently exercising every day and eating 1500 - 1600 calories and I've not lost anything, but a few inches, while my husband has lost 25 pounds by eliminating soda!

I would rather spend $13.00 on a book that can educate me on nutritional information than on any magic diet pill.

So please don't respond if you want to tell me that I'm wasting my time or money. I have learned a lot of things I never knew about my body chemistry. Our weight loss journeys are all about educating ourselves and some trial and error. We are all different and what works for one person, may not work for another. That's why I love this site because you can learn so much from what has and has not worked for people in their weight loss journey.

By the way, I'm 46 years old and I lost 50 pounds 12 years ago, but what worked for me then is not working for me now. You all look young and probably haven't done the damage that I've done to my body over the years noway .
Edited by lindaw66 On April 13, 2013 4:16 AM
  7383105
April 13, 2013 4:42 AM
QUOTE:

I bought the book after seeing the segment on Good Morning America and I'm alsmost done with the book. The author explains how your metabolism and hormones work and how you can destroy your metabolism over time with all the different types of diets you may have tried over your lifetime. The theory behind her food plan is to cross train your body with food, like you would use exercise to cross train your body. It is meant to reset your metabolism and in the process you will lose weight. Once you have completed the 28 days your metabolism is repaired. Now when Thanksgiving and Christmas come around you can enjoy yourself and your body will burn the calories instead of hold onto every single thing you put into your body. I'm willing to give this a try for 28 days as I know I've done major damage to my metabolism. I'm currently exercising every day and eating 1500 - 1600 calories and I've not lost anything, but a few inches, while my husband has lost 25 pounds by eliminating soda!

I would rather spend $13.00 on a book that can educate me on nutritional information than on any magic diet pill.

So please don't respond if you want to tell me that I'm wasting my time or money. I have learned a lot of things I never knew about my body chemistry. Our weight loss journeys are all about educating ourselves and some trial and error. We are all different and what works for one person, may not work for another. That's why I love this site because you can learn so much from what has and has not worked for people in their weight loss journey.

By the way, I'm 46 years old and I lost 50 pounds 12 years ago, but what worked for me then is not working for me now. You all look young and probably haven't done the damage that I've done to my body over the years noway .


I support your effort to broaden your knowledge and educate yourself. The truth as a generality can be boiled down to simple concepts: consume fewer calories than you use; exercise regularly, not just to use calories but to strengthen you heart, lungs & more; consume more veggies and less red meat to decrease cholesterol numbers... the list goes on. But exactly how to do this in a way that we can maintain in our efforts to live a sustainable healthy lifestyle rather than a short-lived "fix" isn't easy to determine. What I have found works for me I have learned doesn't have the same affect on some of my MFP friends.... we have to figure out how to apply the "generalities" and the "truths" about losing weight and maintaining a healthful lifestyle can require very different methods.

So, to the OP and to LindaW66, learn and read and understand and decided if someone's "theory" makes sense. (Personally, I have no clue whether ones metabolism can be "reset"; it sounds a little far-fetched, but I have no real knowledge). Then experiment on yourself to determine if you can use this information to your benefit.

The best to both of you on your journies.
  14852794
April 13, 2013 4:57 AM
Amazing what we do to ourselves through the years isn't it :( I am 37 and think back saying "WTF was I thinking?!?" LOL I agree.. what worked for me in 2000 is NO where close to working for me now!! As we get older our body seems to resist change (just like old habits)

Read on - it is only a book - can't hurt and it is not like you are popping unknown substances into your system :)

best of luck to all!!
Edited by chasetwins On April 13, 2013 4:57 AM
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April 13, 2013 4:58 AM
Any diet that makes you gain weight will be sufficient for boosting your metabolism
April 13, 2013 5:10 AM
What is the name of the book?
April 13, 2013 8:42 AM
I have no idea if the 'diet' will boost your metabolism. But if the recipes look good and are within your calorie goals then go for it!
April 13, 2013 10:15 AM
Do what works for you! My sister lost over 100 pounds on a diet called "Cheat Your Way Thin" but when I tried it I felt it was too complicated and required too much work! People have lost weight on every diet out there, they had to find what is right for them and what would work. I am a masters prepared nurse and we try to avoid "cookie cutter healthcare" meaning the same plan is not going to work for every patient. Just as the same diet will not work for every person-- while one person prefers to count points, another wants to count calories....while one person increases protein, another cuts carbs.... Do what works for you, what you will stick with, and what feels right!
We are all in this together and should support each others decisions no matter what! There are some pretty crazy diets out there, but they have worked for some people and people should be given the laterality to try whatever they want without feeling like the DIET CZAR is telling them they are doing it wrong (unless completely unhealthy and they could kill themselves doing it).
Heads up...we got this....now let's do it!
  35241131
April 14, 2013 7:37 PM
QUOTE:

What is the name of the book?


The Fast Metabolism Diet is the name of the book.
April 15, 2013 4:39 AM
I bought the book on my tablet. Its a good read but I am a little unsure of it. But Im gonna give a test and just see. Its all healthy, what have I got to lose...lol! I started today, I had the oatmeal smoothie and it was gross! I had a mouth ful and threw it away so I made the strawberry french toast(i think thats whats its called) it was not the best. I say I will have to do my own preparations with the same specific foods.
  821210
April 15, 2013 4:43 AM
I saw it on yahoo the other day, I did try one of the recipes, Chicken and Quinoa Risotto, fairly easy and very yummy. I'm not following the diet though, just always looking for good low cal recipes.
  27733736
April 15, 2013 4:49 AM
Healthy eating and exercise is all you need to get your metabolism going.

I have lost 90 pounds by eating healthy foods I love to eat and once in a while, I have a nice treat. I still enjoy my takeaways and pizza, just not as much on the plate and I load the rest of the plate with veggies. I'm 41 and I have averaged 2.4 pounds a week so I think that's a good sign of a healthy metabolism and seeing that I didn't gain weight over Christmas and Easter, my metabolism hasn't been destroyed by my past, lol.
  27112950
April 15, 2013 4:52 AM
REAL, whole food and activity you love


The end.


It's all you need. : )
  6246792
April 15, 2013 5:03 AM
QUOTE:

I bought the book on my tablet. Its a good read but I am a little unsure of it. But Im gonna give a test and just see. Its all healthy, what have I got to lose...lol! I started today, I had the oatmeal smoothie and it was gross! I had a mouth ful and threw it away so I made the strawberry french toast(i think thats whats its called) it was not the best. I say I will have to do my own preparations with the same specific foods.


I started today too! I wanted to start a group but I need at least 3 people. Can I count you in?drinker
  7383105
April 15, 2013 6:14 AM
I just started today too. Love the book so far - it makes sense to me. And it is coming from a nutritionist - this is what she does every day - not as an exception to dealing with colds, aches, broken bones etc. I think it is worth a try. I am focusing on how I feel not the scale so that will be what I pay attention to.
  41938441
April 15, 2013 6:22 AM
QUOTE:

I'm not familiar with that one, but I have tried a few others and read up on several more.

The bottom line always comes down to this:

1) reasonable, healthy calorie intake
2) reasonable, healthy balanced diet
3) exercise

It's no secret, there's no miracle plan. Meal plans/ideas can be great for some, but it still comes back to those 3 points.


this this this!!!
April 15, 2013 6:22 AM
From Amazon.... The "silver bullet" no less!

QUOTE:
Haylie Pomroy has helped countless clients lose up to 20 pounds in just 4 weeks –all through the fat-burning power of food. Hailed as “the metabolism whisperer,” Haylie reminds us that food is not the enemy, it’s the rehab needed to rev-up your sluggish, broken-down metabolism and turn your body into a fat-burning furnace.

On this plan you’re going to eat a lot. You’re going to eat three full meals and at least two snacks a day – and you’re still going to lose weight. What you’re not going to do is count a single calorie or fat gram. You’re going not to ban entire food groups. You’re not going to go carb-free or vegan or go cold turkey on the foods you love. Instead, you’re going to rotate what you’re eating throughout each week according to a simple and proven plan carefully designed to induce precise physiological changes that will set your metabolism on fire.

Phase I (Monday-Tuesday): Lots of carbs and fruits
Phase II (Wednesday-Thursday): Lots of proteins and veggies
Phase III (Friday-Sunday): All of the above, plus healthy fats and oils

By keeping your metabolism guessing in this specific and deliberate way, you’ll get it working faster. This isn’t just a theory, it’s the results-based product of Haylie Pomroy’s successful programs. It’s worked for celebrities, for athletes, and for people with chronic illnesses who need to lose weight, doctor’s orders. Now it’s going to work for you.

In 4 weeks not only will you see the weight fall off, you’ll also see your cholesterol drop, your blood sugar stabilize, your energy increase, your sleep improve, and your stress dramatically reduce. All thanks to the miraculous power of real, delicious, satisfying food!

Plus, by switching up what you’re eating every few days, you’ll get to enjoy a greater variety of foods, so your palate will never feel bored or deprived. Complete with 4 weeks of meal plans and over 50 recipes – including vegetarian, organic, and gluten-free options – this is the silver bullet for the chronic dieter who has tried every fad diet and failed, the first time dieter attempting to kick her metabolism into gear, and anyone who wants to naturally and safely eat her way to a skinner, healthier self.
Edited by nas061 On April 15, 2013 6:23 AM
April 15, 2013 6:25 AM
I saw Haylie on Dr. Oz a few weeks ago and she makes a lot of sense!! I may have to buy her book.
April 15, 2013 7:31 AM
Here's what i know.. as an ex athlete in my younger days I pretty much ate whatever I wanted, I looked into this book because I now have felt as if my metabolism has come to a halt. I've gained 30 pounds alone in less than 6 months when i got an office job and am so sedentary my legs hurt when i stand up. I'm trying to move more but it seems difficult when tied to my desk all day.
Ive never been skinny, ever! Ive been 170-190 all my life. Im fine with that. I run half marathons. At least 3 a year along with 5K's for the fun of it. So I'm not a normally sedentary person. I am now 220 pounds and find it so difficult to get rid of it. No matter what i do. I'm frustrated and will try anything at this point.
I absolutely love the teachings in this book. How is eating healthy a gimmick? Its not a gimmick. You eat a lot of fresh organic foods and get enough proteins. Whats wrong with that.? I have learned that 400 calories of Taco Bell is a lot less than 400 calories of veggies not to mention you're eating fresh, vitamin, and mineral, filled foods instead to processed, high fat, high sodium chemically modified foods. There's a great quote in the book that says if you don't think you know how to cook Yellow #5 then don't put it in your body by cooking it.. You eat a lot of food. So that your body doesn't feel it has to go into starvation mode thus slowing your metabolism down. Your cooking a lot on this diet... a lot. So you have a hand on what you eat and put into your body. But is all good for you and I would much rather put fresh veggies and proteins in me than Wendy's or McDonald's or even a frozen Lean Cuisine. I' m trying it now. Today is my first day. I have nothing to lose. I already exercise a lot so calories consumed are not an issue. Its revving up my slow metabolism after I damaged it by doing what I did.
If anyone is interested in anything to do with this diet or you need a buddy. Let me know. I really have enjoyed learning the biochemical standard to my body and am prepared to fix my metabolism by eating clean because diet and exercise are important. I want my body working for me as hard as I am pushing it.
April 15, 2013 7:40 AM
I think the real question you are asking is why you haven't been losing weight. And to answer that, it would help to know more about you. What do you weigh, what is your height, how much do you eat, what are your macros, and do you weigh everything or eyeball your intake? And what kind of exercise do you do, if any?

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