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SOPHIESMOM6 Posts: 48
6/3/15 11:01 A

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Thanks for the tips... keep them coming please!!!

I've read the book and will read again--- a lot of it makes sense and how the body reacts-- I do feel 'lighter'. As I'm getting older, I need to be careful what I put in my body for longjevity and good health. But what I don't get is phase 3 she says it's easy-- you can eat whatever you want... But that's not exactly true. So is phase 3 like phase 1 & 2 together with a few extra items on the list?

Any good tasting jerky out there?? Traders Joes had an OK one but for some reason they are now changing venders and have no idea what the name was to buy on-line. I tried Perky Turkey from Target and that is just Blah!!! I have to literally make myself eat it.

I have been eating more cumcumbers, peppers and sweet potatoes... I'll try the sweet potato hummus and sunflower seeds too.



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6/1/15 7:45 P

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I still enjoy the celery and cucumbers. I have made the sweet potato hummus and dill hummus which is yummy!
Then I really like the almond butter on celery for phase 3.
So for me phase one is fruit.
Phase 2 is the celery/cucumbers. Thinking of making turkey jerky.
and phase 3 almond butter and hummus.
Looking forward to replies.
Oh I also used raw sunflower seeds when I had munchies on phase 3. Worked.

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6/1/15 5:26 P

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I would like to know that too, how can we include extra vegetables in our snacks that also taste good



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6/1/15 3:37 P

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Just wondering if anyone has any veggie snack recipe that's good for all phases. Kale chips??

I have one for brussal sprouts but I can only have them in phase 3!!!






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5/31/15 9:38 P

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Just reading this thread again helped me find encouragement..

I know I can do this-- just can be difficult when your hungry right after a snack.. UGH Or maybe I'm just bored. I'll try keeping more veggies and herbal tea handy.... My sugar cravings did diminish quite a bit so this is a good sign!! But I sneak some chocolate in--- couldn't help it.. All I can do is learn and try to stick with it.

The beef and kale soup was really good and will make that again this week!!



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5/24/15 8:40 P

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Hi,
I am just finishing my second round of FMD and have lost 20#
I am finding lots of interesting stuff that my body does.
First, when I eat beef I gain some weight even in the correct portions. I am looking into grain-fed beef which is expensive here -over $7per pound. I find I loose weight on phase 2 and then gain about a pound back by end of Sunday. Some weeks do not show weight loss at all.
But I like the diet. Works for me.
Just keep trying different combinations.
Also, I am 74 and do not get the exercise younger folks get. Try to walk every day. That helps me.


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5/24/15 2:34 P

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Hi,

Just starting the fast metabolism diet.. It seems easy BUT I'm struggling with willpower. Don't know if I'm really hungrey are craving for carbs and sweets.

Today I had meatballs with a piece of that sprouted bread and watermelon. It seemed it be OK. She says unlimited veggies is OK---- I have brussel sprouts in the oven and green beans handy with lots of spices..

I've been more conscience of drinking my water and also drinking herbal tea.. Just hope I can pull this off... My hormones are crazy along with my cravings these last couple of months just a bit worried my weight could get out of control.. losing 20 lbs would be great but 10 would make my day!!



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I am a 58-year-old woman who has been about 30 pounds overweight for 10-15 years. During that time I consumed, on average, 1200-1500 calories/day. I'm 5'2". The fat wasn't budging, so I knew I needed to something different. I started the FMD last week and in 9 days, I've already lost 4 pounds. For me, that is HUGE. This way of eating is very doable for me...I don't even miss the sugar, wheat, dairy, and corn...and I was addicted to sugar.

I'd love to chat with others on this diet to share results, frustrations, and recipes.



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4/10/15 10:00 A

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What is the fast metabolism diet?

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P.S. I also drink all my water and a LOT of tea, this helps greatly. My herbal tea collection has expanded! Aveda puts out an incredible tea that is sweetened naturally, no sugar. I LOVE it, but it is expensive but it helps a lot.



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4/7/15 8:26 A

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Hi shaz!

Glad you like the diet I do too! But I too have the same problem. In the book haylie says eat phase specific veggies as much as you want if you're still hungry, as well as betweeeen snacks and meals. So that's what I have been doing, just eating excess veggies at meals. Trying to only eat veggies I really like, I don't want to force myself to eat anything. So I eat a lot of celery & cukes.

Did you start out with only 14 to lose? You didn't cut your portions down from the basic though, right?

That's all I got, anyone else!? Happy Tuesday!



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4/6/15 10:56 P

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Hi all! I'm on my 2nd week of FMD (first day of phase 1). It's been pretty good so far. Losing weight and feeling far more hydrated than ever. My problem is I'm hungry. All the time. I only have about 14 pounds to lose, so I'm following the 20 pounds and under guidelines. Today, I was so hungry that I ate dinner a mere 2 hours after I had eaten my afternoon snack (and not the 3-4 hours after that is prescribed in the book). Any suggestions?



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4/4/15 7:33 A

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Hi mom!

Gosh, I am just so glad you're excited, right? You've made all the right choices and you have an excellent attitude...
I guess if I were you, I would re-check my portion sizes. The book can be confusing, especially if you have more than 20 to lose.
I am curious, what are your portion sizes? Give an example, say, for phase 3.
Also, did you read the whole book? That's why I always tell people you have to read the whole book because sometimes there is contradictory information that I have found that I need to then check on her website (like shrimp for example is super confusing to me...or olives!)
I also think there is a place on her website (or somewhere I have googled) about people gaining weight on the diet.

I wish that haylie would do a 2nd edition to take care of mistakes, misprints and add in new recipes and more support. Maybe she will, but until then there is a lot of double checking to do.
With that said I still think this is theBEST "diet" out there, a whole new way to look at our eating through a healthy scope.

Hope this helps girl mama! Dandelion



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It could be water weight, are you exercising as well as doing this metabolism diet. Sometimes muscle weighs more than fat.



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4/3/15 8:20 A

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Hi I started the Fast Metabolism Diet last week and need help!
I am excited about it as it makes so much sense to me. I have high hopes of getting healthier and looking better. I bought the book and cookbook last week to get ready and started this week. I am trying to follow all the steps. I have set my clock for meal times, cooked in advance, have my stash crash with me for each phase etc. I have a little trouble getting enough water in every day, but am drinking more than I ever did and am close if not on target. I don't drink anything else.
So my problem - I am GAINING weight! I was up a pound yesterday and another one today! I don't know what I am supposed to do!! Can anyone help?

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Hi,
Yeah, my portions sizes were correct - her updates say not to add additional size portions after the 40lb limit - too many people have said it's just too much food. So I did the 'MORE THAN 40 POUNDS' that the book specified. I mistyped my breakfast for P3 - didn't have coconut oil then, had it later in the day. I am trying it again but with the '20 POUNDS' limits. I'll see how that goes. Have a trip next week so I'll just stick to the basics as long as I don't get ill this week.
Bye

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Bummer R. 😞

We're your portions correct ( I am sure you double checked) but there is a lot of talk about appropriate portion size and sometimes the book isn't super clear. With over 40 pounds to lose your portion of oatmeal on phase 1 for example would only be 1 1/2 cups (right?) but if you need to lose 50 pounds it would be 1 1/2 cups-2 cups. (Page 104) 60 lbs. would be 2 cups.

She does talk about not eating a full portion if you can't ( looking but can't find this in the book?) cause phase 2 can be difficult, well a lot can be!

I am curious what your doctor said about the diet.
She talks a little in the book about male - female being the same I think. Of course men tend to shed weight so much easier than women. She never mentions height just weight, I am curious if anyone else has feedback on that.

I hope you can find a way for this to work for you! It is great to see a lot of different perspectives on these boards! I hope this helps a little, I'd be curious to know what your portion sizes were, and I can't imagine eating coconut oil and oatmeal...that might be wrong? Oatmeal with nuts and berries satisfies the fruit, healthy fat/protein and grain for phase 3 breakfast...No oil is necessary. That would make me sick too. It is hard to eat the veggies on phase three for breakfast....but I too rely a lot on cukes, celery and warm carrots...

Happy cooking!



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I am 65 female with over 40 lbs to lose - I take synthroid =T4 (thyroidectomy), micardis (blood pressure), alendronate (bone loss), ibuprofen (aches) and supplement with MSM and Biotin for skin, hair, and nails.
Before the Fast Metabolism Diet I worked out with weights and performed cardio on alternating days at a gym.
During FMD I followed the instructions - P1 one day of cardio, P2 one day of weights, P3 never got to here - read on -

P1 lst day - I am stuffed to the gills
2nd day - couldn't finish the Dinner - 3/4 more bites (felt like choking)
P2 Meat, meat, meat, beans, yuck after two days - and I usually eat lowcarbing - I should be loving this
P3 1st day - In the evening my stomach felt upset - took a long time to settle (if it ever really did)
2nd day - Couldn't eat all required Breakfast (oatmeal, nuts, berries, coconut oil, cucumber slices) - felt sick to my stomach (would I vomit?) YUCK! Well, I did - TWICE! Don't remember the last time in my life. Spent the morning either trying to nap or in the bathroom. Finally settled enough to take Pepto-Bismol equivalent(generic store brand). My esophagus felt like acid. It took until noon to feel well enough to move around - felt lightheaded and weak all day. Needless to say, I didn't eat on schedule.
END OF DIET
So, currently I am eating carefully, planning to follow the prescribed routine 2 days carbs, 2 days protein, low carb, 3 days fats and I will pick the Phase appropriate foods from the lists. (Might make some additions like Whey low carb protein powder with fruit, oil, grain as appropriate for the phase).

I understand the concept of filling up on certain nutrients at specific times and in the sequence of the Phases. I think the quantities are just too much as prescribed. The book does not account for your overall size. Would someone who is 5'2" 50lbs overweight eat the same quantity as someone who is 6'2" 50lbs overweight? Would male be the same as female? I don't know the answer.
I really want this to work!

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Looking through the posts here a little more and realizing lots of intermittent posts, so hoping for some chatters here! Remember that there is a lot of backing, scientifically and nutritionally, in Haylie's book. She has an interesting story/background that you learn about when you read the book. So, if you're out there, please jump in and let's motivate each other! I can't wait!



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Hi! New here to the spark but NOT new to this INCREDIBLE diet. I have had great success before. It is a challenge for so many reasons but worth all the work. Can I just give a few thoughts? If you're new to this diet I recommend prepping yourself...first READ the ENTIRE book. Prep by making lists of foods you want to make BEFORE the diet begins so you can lean on what you have if you tend to be a busy gal or guy...I spent a day off cooking, lots of fun, lots of work and I look forward to beginning (tomorrow!). Also, I have found a lot of excellent recipes on Pinterest, so I created a board for recipes I use or need to try. Haylie also has a flourishing and active Pinterest account. Prep is the biggest deal, because you need to cook more than ever (I mean, if you cook a lot already? You'll love this diet). Phase 2 is tough. So I look for fun and yummy recipes especially for this phase. What else is hard? Eating within 30 minutes of waking, but you can. Also, no wine or COFFEE. Wow. But you feel pretty amazing after you get through the sluggish affects of going off these things....anyone starting tomorrow? Looking forward to more here, hoping for an active group as I can check in every morning...



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Hi! :)

Long-time sparker here. My doctor suggested this diet. Haven't bought the book yet. Any thoughts? Is there a group?

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Weigh in day! Gained a pound. Sparks says 2. Apparently doesn't do decimal weight.
So I measured also. Lost inches everywhere. Depressing no weight loss. Will monitor diet closely this week.
I bought flax ezekial(sp) bread. Need the fiber. But probably shouldn't eat except on Fri, Sat, Sun.
Still feel great so will plod on. Still like the fmd diet. Doesn't feel too much like a diet except on Wed and Thurs.
Thanks for reading.

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Hi everyone. I am new to both this board and to The Fast Metabolism Diet. Today is day 6 and so far I have lost six pounds which makes me smile. Have stuck to the diet withou much problem so far. I have both the book on my kindle and the app on my phone. The app is a lifesaver, making it easy to follow and track. I am 55 yrs old and have 30 pounds to lose. This is very healthy eating.

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Hello Littlemgram. Yes it seems a lot to eat but it is true. Since I am American, I only know pounds, oz, and cups. So please convert. Yes, it is a cup of oatmeal and a fruit. I buy frozen berries and use 1/2 cup frozen on the hot oatmeal. Delicious. Phase 1. Then I eat a piece of fruit for snack, Phase 1 soup and fruit for lunch, fruit for snack and meat, sweet potato, salad, ezekiel bread for dinner.
wonderfully filling.
I find phase 2 the hardest for me. meat and protein. I made phase 2 soup so that takes care of lunch.
egg whites for breakfast with veggie(spinach or zuccinni). then snacks are turkey jerky. and then dinner. Phase 3 is great too. I go out lots on weekend and can fit phase in.
I drink lemon juice and water all day.
I have lost 15# in 3 weeks. This fmd is not boring but does take planning and thought.
Grocery store sells individual packs of hummus, avacodo hummus, and almond nut butter. Use those for snacks in phase 3.
I kind of miss the convenience of quick grab food but it is definitely not boring and filling.
Good luck.
Keep us posted!

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Hello Crabbylion, happy to see that the diet is working so well for you. I just started today but I am bit confused with the portion. I am not American and not used to the "cup" measure system. Is it possible I have to eat 70/80 grams of hot cereal for breakfast (in phase 1) + fruit? isn't too much? What about you? How much grains (rice, oats, quinoa) are you eating per meal? Thanks for the help! Michela

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Down 10# in 12 days. Have not lost like this in ages. Will keep going.
I started the walking again. I figure I am 73 and do not do much activity all day. No kids or work to run around. I think it helps. Will keep all posted.
Having a difficult time with the snacks. Time goes so quickly. I usually miss a snack but eat it around 9pm.
Very interesting diet. Definitely not boring.

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I lost 8.4 pounds the first 3 weeks, am now on the last week. It takes a lot of reading at first, after completely the 1st week it gets easier to follow.




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2/21/15 5:31 A

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It would be nice if we had some medical research into how this diet work, or if it works, a person's metabolism is determined by their chemical make up I think, I don't think we can make it go faster than our mechanism allows.



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I couldn't wrap my head around not doing cardio more than 2 days a week.


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According to the book, one may do walking, running, etc on phase 1.
Phase 2 is strength training
Phase 3 is yoga,etc.
Author says cardio exercise will deter us if more than 1 or 2 days. Makes the plateaus more frequent. Really difficult for me to stop as I said I have worked to build up my strength/stamina.
Author states stamina will not go away-so I am going to buy the whole speal.
I am 5 days into it and have lost 7 pounds.
Will be an interesting trip.
A friend has lost a lot on this and looks fabulous. She is 70+ like me. I think the book is worth the money if one wants to do the diet.

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I'm down 7.6 pounds and plateauing again. I don't have the book, only the cookbook so am missing out on some of the rules.
What did you say about exercising? I have been exercising 3 days a week at the YMCA for about 50 minutes. I'm not suppose to?



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I think the reduction of carbs can sometimes make you feel dizzy and have a blurry vision I know that I did, only lasted 2 weeks I did not like the feelling of faintness all the time



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I started this diet on Monday. This is day 3. Finding I miss sweets today on phase 2. Surprise to me.
I have worked this winter on increasing my phyiscal activity. Now walking 3-4 miles 6 days a week.
I read I have cut to 1or 2 days of this.
I hate to do it as I have worked on my progress.
Anyone have adverse weight loss with daily mileage?

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I took all my information off Haylie's web site, Do not have the book. I wasn't aware that snacks might be 1/2 portions or 2 oz. meat. I've been eating 3-4 oz. at snack time. I enjoyed all 3 phases of the diet. Some have complained about hating phase 2 but I'm a meat eater and enjoyed the phase. Coffee is one calorie free drink I can't live without and I don't. I switched to vanilla hazelnut decaf and I won't give it up. Didn't stop my weight lost the first week. I started week 2 yesterday, my weight has stayed the same for 3 days. Could be the coffee but thinking it's just my first plateau. On the second week I'm finding all kinds of yummy foods to eat, last night I had a huge salad with all kinds of veggies in it and topped with turkey breast. I purchased a 9 pound turkey breast and have been using that for my protein since last Saturday. It was so good, will have the same thing tonight while I made hubby a turkey alfredo pizza to pop in the oven later today. For lunch I'm having a toasted slice of Ezekiel toast topped with crushed pineapple and turkey, some celery sticks for my veggies. I thought I'd miss the butter on toast but found alternatives that work, like dijon mustard on chicken/turkey sandwich. With my salad last night, I toasted a slice of Ezekiel, dabbed on some turkey broth, sprinkled with garlic powder and zapped in the microwave for garlic toast.
As to seeing visions & upset tummy, I haven't had problems with that at all. I actually feel energized by this diet. The headaches have been minor, a dull headache each morning. I tend to get migraines so I expected some with caffeine withdrawal. Hope I've answered everyone's questions. So glad to have someone to take to! emoticon

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did anyone else have anything similar happen?

After my second snack my vision started doing sort of weird things - couldn't focus, and had a sort of strobe effect at peripheral vision and started to get a headache that just got worse and worse to the point where I was actually sick to my stomach. I've never had a migraine but from what I've read about them this could have been one.

I don't know whether to blame this on what for me is a SUPER HIGH carb day or the super high carb day combined with no caffeine - I usually only drink a few cups but I do like strong coffee.

By the time I got home I didn't feel like doing anything but going to bed but I managed to make and eat most of my planned dinner - but neglected the sweet potato that i had planned on having with pork tenderloin, wild rice and green beans - like I said I definitely felt that too many carbs had had an effect. I also had a few sips of coffee because whether or not lack of coffee had caused the headache in the past coffee's dilating effects had always helped.

Any way I did feel a little better after dinner but still did not feel up to cardio - and except for the last month while I have been struggling with a cold I usually do cardio every day. Luckily I had taken a brisk walk at work before my last snack.

If anyone had a similar experience did your body adjust or did you adjust the diet. Although I wanted to go "by the book" I am allowing myself a few sips of coffee through the day today.

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I am still considering doing this program. Hailey makes sense ... but I am not on board about doing cardio just 2 days back to back during a 7 day cycle.

Let's keep in touch. There is a FMD forum but I couldn't find anyone to "chat" with.

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Congrats on the weight loss, I just started today. Feeling a little cranky because of the no coffee rule but I'm going to try to go by the book and I'm hoping for some results like yours.

I hit 50 last year and it's getting harder and harder to shed weight so I hope this works for me.

I have to admit that although it seems like this is very straightforward (once you figure out the phases) I am a little confused as the book lists portions and doesn't differentiate between a dinner portion and a snack portion but then in recipes there are statements like 1 dinner serving or 2 snack servings so I'm guessing that at least for some items a snack is a half portion. I'm sure 20 ounces of meat in phase 2 would be overwhelming so I can see where phase 2 snacks could easily be 1/2 of a dinner or lunch serving. I'm sure I'll figure out what works but what were your snack sizes? Since I'm more of a free lancer than an eat what I tell you person this is my big dilemma at the moment.

How did you feel about phase 2? and how is phase 3?





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Anyone doing this? I'd like to discuss it, exchange recipes, etc. Or is there another site I'm missing?



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I started this plan last Monday, my 6th day I'm down 5.5 pounds. Love the diet!




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Has anyone done it with long term success?

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How did you do that?

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I am debating about doing this program.

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Best thing to do for your metabolism is gain lean muscle. I went from eating 2000 calories to eating over 3000 calories without gaining weight.

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I started yesterday. I can't wait until tomorrow. I've been very hungry - I believe from low protein. I've made the soups so maybe I didn't get the required protein. Fruit doesn't stay with me very long...

I am going to do this though. I need the kick start.

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Does it work? All diets work (you eat fewer calories). But you have friends doing it so they can tell you that it works (or doesn't) for their lifestyles. And, big plus, if you have friends doing it, you have a support network right there...

Diets are diets are diets.

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This diet was recommended by Dr. Oz, so, no thanks! Also, I looked at some of the details of this diet and it seems to be a combination of carb cycling and clean eating. Obviously cutting out processed foods will have a positive impact on weight loss! I don't think there's anything revolutionary here.

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Well today is my 28th day. I feel awesome. It is wonderful to be caffeine and sugar free. Also wheat, soy, dairy, etc!!! We will see what my bloodwork shows in 6 months. I am excited. I have had heart surgery almost 5 years ago and know that I would have had more issues if I did not do something drastic. I have tried many other diets. Yo yo'd for many years then swore off of diets. When I started reading her book, I was amazed. Started the next monday. Best decision of my life. My energy level is even all the time. I am never hungry. I haven't had any bouts of low mood or depression at all. I am hooked. I will continue for life.

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The idea that you can speed up or reset your metabolism is about 99% bunk. Your body just doesn't work that way.

It does sounds like the diet encourages clean eating/real foods...which of course makes sense for weight loss.

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I looked at the web page. It looks rigid and hard to follow. The list of foods that were off limits gave me a headache and crossed eyes.

I lost forty pounds following Spark and Weight Watchers. Which is a more lenient approach. I find I have a little rebellious streak and if you tell me something is off limits. That is all I want.



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is anyone continuing to do this diet? I just started and am amazed. THEO527 how did you do???

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I'm currently doing it now and I really like it. I've lost 9 pounds in 3 weeks but more importantly I am loosing inches around my middle and the top part of my abs are starting to flatten out. I had been trying to eat "cleanly" but eating different groups of food during different days of the week seems to be working. It's basically 3 different phases and it does emilimate wheat, gluten, caffeine and dairy.

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Kiwi? Hah - new one to me.

There are no magic foods or combination of foods to make you lose weight.

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There is no evidence that specific foods (outside of the ones we all know- protein, spicy foods, caffeine, and green tea) boost metabolism, and even those have a minimal effect, so don't hang your hat on the idea of using them to loose lots of weight.

Now, some foods are better than others- More nutritious, higher fiber, etc. The book seems to restrict a lot of foods, which I never consider to be a good sign. Should you eat more fruits and vegetables, less processed foods, and fewer (refined) carbs? Sure. But the foods restrictions and the very low calorie nature of what I have read of it... Seems more fad than anything.

A good rule of thumb is- Can you live this way for the rest of your life? If not, then it is probably not the eating plan for you.

Good luck!

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Spicy foods (even the really hot stuff) do boost your metabolism, but the effect is minimal at best, and your body adapts to it over time, so I wouldn't count on eating spicy foods to trigger any measurable weight loss. If you enjoy spice, do so, knowing that you're getting a bit of a boost, but don't eat it thinking it will help with weight loss long term.

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I am sorry to disagree...the foods you eat do matter....

In order to speed up your metabolism a healthy breakfast in your daily meal plan works and adding spices to foods will also help in speeding up the metabolism of your body.

Tea will also help in increasing the metabolism rate by raising your heart beat.

Sunlight is also important for our body and exposing your body to the daylight will help increase metabolism process

Adding the kiwi fruit to your diet is another way to speed up metabolism

A bowl of whole-grain cereals or oats helps to increase one’s metabolism and some sources of lean meat like turkey breast, salmon, trout, chicken breast, crabs, clams, oysters, shrimp, and lobster. Also, egg white is an excellent source of protein.

Also Chilies and Hot Peppers aid in burning fat by speeding up one’s metabolism
And yes, of course exercise.

BTW ...rigid? I live by this .....

What makes the difference between wishing and realizing our wishes? Lots of things, and it may take months or years for wish to come true, but it's far more likely to happen when you care so much about a wish that you'll do all you can to make it happen.”

I didn't lose 98lbs by not being rigid....

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I started this diet and I have lost close to 25 lbs!!! In the span of about 3 months, but I have the book... and let me tell you, it is AMAZING!!! It explains so much about the science that goes on in your body and it just makes SOOOO much sense! I highly recommend this diet. It has really changed my life and I'm so much more happy since doing this! And its not that its restricting, it is just so much healthier for you. You really have to read the book!



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Doubt it. Since the food you eat has nothing to do with your metabolism. Protein would be the one exception because it has a higher thermal effect but it would have a slim effect on weight loss.

Just eat healthy (whatever that may mean to you) and in your calorie range.

If you want to have a positive effect on your metabolism. Stay active, exercise and make sure to strength train.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/8/2013 (15:20)

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Recommend reading the reviews on amazon.

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Has anyone tried the Fast Metabolism Diet? I was reading about it, and the idea behind it is it is supposed to reset your metabolism. I have a couple of friends doing it, and they recommended that I try it. It seems a little but too rigid, but does it work?



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