SparkPeople The Fast Metabolism Diet Team Messageboard This is a Support Team based on Haylie Pomroy's book to eat your way to a thinner you - to eat a lot and still lose weight. SparkPeople The Fast Metabolism Diet Team Messageboard Did You Spin Today For Spark Points? ******Explanation****** Just, if you would like to try this! <BR> All of this is on your START page <BR> 1) The first spin is our log in spin. <BR> 2)Then when we accumulate 25 points (for reading articles, etc) and we get a second (bonus) spin. <BR> 3) The TB is Team Bonus spin that is the red pennants (we add them all together). <BR> Titled SparkAmerica Team Bonus Points. <BR> <BR> We can just comment on how we feel about low and high spins :) <BR> <BR> Example: five + three = blah... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:04:05 EST Where is everyone? Does this forum still exist? : ) Tue, 4 Oct 2016 10:24:47 EST I just joined the team I followed this plan in the fall of 2015 and lost about 30 pounds. Stopped the plan and thought I was eating OK. I did not weigh over the summer. Weight is back, but this time I found Sparkpeople. I believe the combination of the FMD and Sparkpeople is perfect for me. <BR> It is difficult to on your own with any plan. Thank you to everyone here. I am on this team journey. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:20:02 EST Advice for FT working mom of 5 Feeling overwhelmed, I want to start tomorrow, and I would love advice from anyone who can understand my situation! 😊 Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:41:09 EST back at it!! hi everyone. <BR> <BR> this is the start of my second round of FMD. I did my first round 3 years ago and lost 180lbs in 1 year. I reversed a lot of my medical problems, looked and felt great. In the past year Life got in the way and I slowly started to fall slightly to the wayside. I didn't follow the plan and ate a few too many things I know I should not eat. Since January I have gained back 30lbs. So I am starting FMD again. I think I am also going to see about finding someone to t... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:43:12 EST Help needed Can anyone tell me if I must e as t all the foods at one sitting or can I have my fruit a little later. I really force myself to eat eggs, toast, spinach and blueberries all at once. I would like to do the egg, toast veggie then have my fruit in about an hour. Any thoyghts? Thu, 2 Jun 2016 20:32:30 EST Week 1 simplified Fast Metabolism Diet, Week 1 simplified <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 13 May 2016 22:50:32 EST Overview of the Burn Overview of the Burn <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The Burn - Haylie Pomroy <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 6 May 2016 12:48:57 EST I~Burn Overview of the I-Burn <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 6 May 2016 12:47:44 EST D~Burn Overview of the D-Burn <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 6 May 2016 12:46:08 EST H~Burn Overview of the H-Burn <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 6 May 2016 12:43:00 EST Question about Phase One I see we can have rice milk. I also see we can have nut flour. I'm wondering if I can make a cantaloupe smoothie using almond milk. Anyone know? Mon, 7 Mar 2016 12:07:48 EST Summary of your week <em>235</em> This thread is a place to share the ups and downs at the end of your week. Perhaps you'd like to share a favorite recipe. What kept you going? What would you do a little different next week? <BR> <BR> Hope y'all can enjoy and benefit from this thread. We're a team! <BR> <BR> Together <em>381</em> !!!!! Sat, 5 Mar 2016 09:33:57 EST Question: Are chia seeds allowed in any of the phases? I went to the website but still need an answer. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 09:59:40 EST 2016 Is a new beginning!!! Hi Mates, <BR> <BR> I'm back and in 4th week of round #1. I started 12/14/15 at 186.4 lbs. and lost 4.6 lbs by 12/23/15 and gained back 2.2 lbs during Christmas and New Years.holidays so, in 3 weeks I have still held on to a 2.4 loss. <BR> <BR> It has been well over two years (7/1/13) since I first started The FMD. I did 5 28 day cycles of FMD and lost only 17.2 lbs total. From 176.2 lbs down to 159.0 lbs. It was the first thing that had worked for me since I started here on SP. When I stop... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 13:30:37 EST Lets start a new Group 28 dayChallange Hello, <BR> Anyone want to start a new group weekly challenge and support each other? We can start phase 1 on Monday and do the eating plans together. I was paying for the FMT 28 day challenge on Haylie website and want to start a new month. They took off into a cleanse which will cost an additional $195 to purchase her cleanse program. I choose not to do this, I have always heard that if we are eating "clean" we do not need to cleanse. <BR> Please let me know if we can use ... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09:16:17 EST Ive fallen off during my 3rd wk, Help suggustion? Heya Guys, I was doing well on FMD my first 2 weeks. I started 248 and went down 241.1. I haven't been under 250lbs in almost 20 yrs. I'm 44yrs-old woman. Well since Monday 9/21, I started a new week at at 242bls. I've gradually gained weight and I'm back up to 245.4 this morning. On 9/23 someone gave me pretzel sticks and during the past week the "bi-nightly cravings peanut butter bandit" got me. So, I couldn't take the quilt any more and this morning. I call myself walking on my treadmill ... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:20:47 EST Sept 2015 28 Day Challenge partners Hoping some others will be ready for the challenge starting tomorrow. Mon, 7 Sep 2015 21:07:27 EST Starting 28 day Challenge tomorrow Hello, <BR> I am starting the 28 Day challenge online tomorrow. I have signed up for the month and dowloaded all the materials. I have two really bad knees and stopped walking and working out . so exercise will be the hardest to do. Looking forward to meeting with others who will be returning to the FMD or starting as a new challenge. <BR> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 20:58:11 EST Starting Again! So, tomorrow I'm jumping in again. I believe in this diet - I have completed a cycle before and lost - I think 13 pounds. I was not perfect - but I was pretty happy with the results. <BR> <BR> I then gained it all back and more - total stress eating and some big life events that hit pretty hard. <BR> <BR> I need to make a change and I know this is the right place to start that change. <BR> <BR> Anyone else starting this week? <BR> <BR> Thanks for any and all support! I'll need it. ... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 00:05:58 EST Great blog for recipes! I just happened upon a blog that has a lot of great recipes. They're not specifically for the FMD, but many are suitable or adaptable. I was excited to find a dairy-free cream cheese substitute! Check out & see what you think: <link> </link> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 19:31:02 EST Just finished 1st Cycle - Zero Weight Loss :( I did the FMD last year from June to Sept and lost close to 20lbs total. Since then, I gained back about 15 of them back :( Indulged at Chirstmas and Easter etc. Bad me. <BR> <BR> I just finished my first full 28 days (1 cycle) and I have not lost a single pound. Family and friends say that my face is leaner and I look less "puffy" but the scale has not moved. <BR> <BR> This is super annoying. I know the plan works for me (it did before) and I'm troubled that after a month of hard wor... Tue, 12 May 2015 09:46:58 EST Supplements of FMD Hi All <BR> <BR> Just wondering if any of you have purchased and used any of the various supplements linked with the FMD? I'm considering taking some, specifically the T4T3 and the Metabolism CLA. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any experience they'd like to share with using any? <BR> <BR> Thanks. <BR> S. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:17:15 EST i Found this Link..Foods to Eat & Foods to Not Eat from Chewfo <BR> <BR> The Fast Metabolism Diet by Haylie Pomroy (2013): What to eat and foods to avoid <BR> <BR> This is kind of an over view...I printed off the first 20 pages with the info. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lism-diet-by-haylie-pomroy-2013-what-t<BR>o-eat-and-foods-to-avoid-food-list/ </link> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:13:23 EST Most important thing for you I'm reading and starting on Monday. I have already eliminated wheat and refined sugar from my diet so I'm hoping this will ease the transition, tho I'm so nervous about giving up caffeine. If you could give me one piece of advice to aid the process, what would it be? Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:51:20 EST How do you get the ap? I went into the ap store and put in Fast Metabolism Diet and nothing came up. What do I put in to get the ap? What does it cost? Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:12:44 EST After the 28 days, what did you do? Okay, I have 2 days left. What have you done after completing the 28 days, for real. <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:42:04 EST Favorite Phase 3 breakfast?? So I'm asking you to share your favorite Phase 3 Breakfast because I want to share mine. (see below) <BR> <BR> Made this this morning and I LOVE it. I know, it's easy to love food on phase 3. Anyway, thought I'd share. My amounts of egg and fruit would fit if you need to lose more than 20 pounds. If you need to lose less I've put that portion in parentheses. <BR> <BR> Baked Berry Beret (French Toast) <BR> <BR> Microwave 1/2 c. grated sweet potato with 1.5 (1) cup frozen mixed berries fo... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 15:33:19 EST Favorite FMD food? I'm completely surprised how much I love steel cut oats and berries in Ph1. What are your favorites for each Phase? <BR> <BR> I do a beef cabbage bone broth for Ph2 that's an awesome combination with heavy garlic & pepper. No real faves for Ph3 but I love fats, so I'm just happy. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:07:24 EST ???? Healthy fat/protein & portions????? During Phase 1 and 2, I think I did well understanding all parts of the menu plans, portions, and food lists. <BR> <BR> I feel like I have dumbed my way through Phase 3 and look forward to the comfort of phase 1 tomorrow. <BR> <BR> So how do I plan for Healthy fat/Protein in a meal? <BR> <BR> There is no section in the food list that is called Healthy Fat/Protein. Do I choose my portion limit from one of the fats, and my portion limit of the protein? If that is what it means, then why didn... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 15:50:39 EST Her book "The Burn" Has anyone down any of the book "The Burn"? I'm thinking about using it too & is wondering about anyone else's experiences. Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:31:25 EST Phase-based Exercise From what I've gathered, most on this program do the diet but kind of do their own thing when it comes to the exercise. <BR> <BR> So we trust Haley on the diet side of this but not the idea that our bodies will respond well with different exercises in these phases. I'm completely guilty of this, too. The idea of just doing cardio in the first two days of the week is weird to me. <BR> <BR> But this is meant to be a short term program...get the body doing things differently and then we ... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:15:52 EST Hi everyone I'm new to the group, I need support for re-starting the FMD. I lost 20 pounds on it several months ago, but put 10 back on. I'm starting officially tomorrow again, and really hope to stick to it until I reach my goal. <em>30</em> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:15:59 EST Help me! I am writing as a miserable husk of the woman I was 6 days ago before starting this diet. <BR> <BR> As some background, I've been doing slow carb for 5 months - so no sugar, no grains, no fruit (except 1 day per week, you can eat whatever you want). I felt great and lost 20 lbs, a bit less than a lb per week, but wanted to speed it up for my final 20. <BR> <BR> I followed the diet pefectly, and drank more water than recommended (I'm always thirsty on this diet). For some reason on every p... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:14:04 EST Anyone here from Asia? Hello everyone! I'm new here and to the diet. I actually created a Spark account years back but never really followed through. I came across this diet recently while browsing recipes online and I got really interested. I must say, I like what I've read so far. I'm only about halfway through the book and I feel like I have a better understanding of the body's relationship with food. I'm feeling quite optimistic. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I was wondering if anyone here is doing the diet in Asia. I'm ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:13:29 EST Always hungry I started this diet in hopes to lose weight and completely change the way I eat so that I can be healthy and see better PRs at CrossFit. I'm struggling. I'm always hungry. This is the worst feeling! I actually broke down on day 3 because I felt weak and drank a Dr. Pepper. I instantly felt better and FULL! I know that stuff is horrible for you, and I genuinely want to stop it all together, but that's the best I felt all week! Makes me sound like a sugar addict, but I don't crave sugar. I crav... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:14:16 EST Always hungry I started this diet in hopes to lose weight and completely change the way I eat so that I can be healthy and see better PRs at CrossFit. I'm struggling. I'm always hungry. This is the worst feeling! I actually broke down on day 3 because I felt weak and drank a Dr. Pepper. I instantly felt better and FULL! I know that stuff is horrible for you, and I genuinely want to stop it all together, but that's the best I felt all week! Makes me sound like a sugar addict, but I don't crave sugar. I crav... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:05:19 EST Is this forum still active? :) Hi all - new to this forum and hope its still active :) I'm starting the Fast metabolism diet on Monday Jan. 5th. I've had nooo energy and every time I go back to the gym I get sick (boooo) so hoping this will jump start a healthy and productive new year! Good luck all! Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:48:30 EST Hello Hi, I'm Elizabeth. I lost 15 lbs in 2014 by playing a round of Game On! and then making wise choices. I had a 6 week hiatus from exercise when I broke my tibial plateau. I had PT for 3 months. Now, I do my PT exercises twice a day, seven days a week, and I exercise (walk, swim, stationary bike, bosu ball, leg weight machines) six days a week. In March, which will be nine months from date-of-injury, I will attempt to run again. I'd like to lose 10 more pounds and have that as a goal for 2015.... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:31:40 EST New and unsure if I can do it...... I am reading and planning shopping lists. I had Nov.24 as a target start but ended up in emergency with an infection in my jaw. I had surgery yesterday but can't chew and the dr told me warm milk, soup, tea for starters. <BR> As I lay in bed reading again yesterday, I keep coming back to a couple of things that I am not sure I can totally do. One is coffee and tea. (I have not found a herbal tea that I can handle yet.)They are incredibly important to me. What happens if I cut back on both...... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:20:11 EST Meat options? Today I restarted the FMD the Diabetic way and am hoping for better success. I had to shake my head, though, b/c I'm already not much of a meat eater but am supposed to add <BR> 10-15 grams to breakfast! Oh boy :-( Would Leanfit protein powder from Costco fit that? It only has 2 grams of carbs per scoop serving and 25 grams protein. I blend it together with my vegetables into a yummy green smoothie. :-) Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:39:44 EST Advice please Hi. I began this eating plan awhile ago and have lost weight (yay!!) but not as much as I'd hoped for. I'm a Type 1 diabetic and use the insulin pump to manage my Diabetes.. Even with consistent blood testing and setting changes, I still have more lows than I would like. To treat these I must eat a fruit, drink juice or whatever, no matter what phase I'm in. <BR> Would this be the reason for my sloooow weight loss? And if so, does anyone have any wise advice for making this plan work for me?... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:18:01 EST Has anybody lost more than 50 lbs in this diet? I am just wondering how much people have lost in this diet. I have to lose about 100 lbs, so I'm just wondering whether this could be long term. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:11:24 EST Going away on a conference with this diet Hi I'm Sarah, I am 43 years old and I have over 100 lbs to lose. I have been on this diet for 4 weeks and I have lost 10 lbs, even when I went to a conference in the very last week. <BR> <BR> Do you have any tips in going on vacation or conference in this diet? I found it very hard to follow. <BR> <BR> Sarah Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:08:58 EST Another newbie doing the vegan options D2 Phase 1 day 2. Are there any other vegans on this board doing this plan? So far it seems very doable with vegan options. Sat, 4 Oct 2014 14:34:56 EST New Book! The Burn... it sounds really promising and addresses many of the issues I have had. I will probably be picking this one up. :) <BR> <BR> Check it out here: <BR> <link><BR>urn/ </link> Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:48:25 EST Crock pot Oatmeal Does anyone have a good crock pot steel cut oats recipe? Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:01:27 EST new to program Hi, I"m 59 and will be 60 in December -- wanting to not enter my 60's being 50 pounds overweight. I have arthritis in both feet and it is really cramping my whole style -- being fat isn't helping this health problem at all. I am motivated to try this, I've done weight watchers before and reached goal weight in a year -- but at that time I had 30 pounds to lose, and I was 15 years younger. Seems harder and harder to lose for me. <BR> I can use some support, and any tips on how to make... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:27:11 EST iphone app I got the iPhone app my 4th day in...boy I wish I would have had it from the beginning! I do find it interesting that the schedule is a little different then the book. Rise at 6:30 Breakfast 7:00 Snack 9:30 Lunch 11:30 Snack 2:00 Dinner 5:30 <BR> It really cuts down the meal planning time. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:53:51 EST Starting FMD next Monday! My New You Resolution!! Hi Everyone, I have a friend that takes Tabata with me that has been on the FMD for 2 weeks now and has lost over 5 lbs. I am starting mine next Monday. Getting my menus prepared and going to grocery shop this weekend. I exercise regularly, Tabata, Belly Dancing, etc. but still cannot seem to get the weight off. I am hoping this is what I need. A little nervous about making sure I get my portions correct. Need to lose 58 lbs. Looking forward to starting this new journey with you. An... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EST Cleansing Broth? I have the books on nook, and have been trying to find the cleansing broth. It is an ingredient in the Spicy Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew (Ph 1). Does anyone have the recipe? <BR> <BR> It's probably in front of my eyes but I keep missing it. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Tue, 27 May 2014 10:54:10 EST New Here Hi I'm new, on day 4 and enjoying this eating plan. I've been eating only real foods for a while, have been wheat-free also for quite a while. Not eating dairy is new to me, as is trying to give up caffeine. Sugar and artificial sweeteners have never been a big deal to me, so those were pretty easy to drop. I'm looking forward to having some dressing on my salad tomorrow, that's for sure! <BR> <BR> Because I've been grain-free/low carb for so long, I suspect I won't see much of a result ... Thu, 22 May 2014 15:42:10 EST Can I do Ph2, Ph1 then Ph3? I am finding that Ph2 is just not falling on very good days for my schedule. Monday and Tuesday would be better. But then I love Phase 3 for the weekends. So I'm thinking maybe I could do Ph2 (M&T); Ph1 (W&Th); and then Phase 3 (Fri-Sun). Phase 1 and 3 are still together just flip-flopped. <BR> <BR> Not sure if the sequence makes a difference? Thu, 15 May 2014 15:32:02 EST Hello I will start FMD tomorrow - I have a friend in Chicago who is seeing results - I have been working on changing my Foodie mentality to Food is Fuel and now I need to get my adrenals calm and reboot my metabolism. I have been working out with a trainer faithfully since October and while I have improved my balance and strength exponentially - I have not lost weight. I believe now is my time to find what works for me. Mon, 12 May 2014 00:30:56 EST help with meat and foods so, i went to the grocery store tonight to see what i would find for this menu. the hardest was finding the meat that could be grab and go. i did find some oscar meyer select lunch meat that was no nitrate, etc. i found the turkey bacon-no sugar and the breakfast sausage. <BR> <BR> the turkey was hard to find. jennie o ground turkey doesn't say no nitrates. <BR> <BR> the chicken sausage i found says no added msg, gluten free, no artificial ingredients <BR> <BR> will this work for thi... Sun, 4 May 2014 21:02:34 EST Gas? Bloating? Noisy tummy? Is anyone else having these issues? I seem to have them a lot... is it all the veggies? Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:02:13 EST Foods 1. Do crackers or the spelt pretzels take the place of the grain? <BR> 2. Are mushrooms considered a vegetable or a protein? <BR> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:48:52 EST Chocolate cravings Anybody else craves chocolate during Phase 1? It disappears during phase 2! Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:10:55 EST Starting Month 2 is more challenging Hello <BR> I lost 15 pounds the first month and wanted to go straight to 2nd month but I find it harder. I don't feel like cooking, i am tired of eating the same things all the time and find water so boring... Any tips? I know I'll feel great, but can't seem to find my way back! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <em>524</em> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:08:23 EST Ate regular food... and regret it! Ugh! Went to a party last night after being on maintenance for a few weeks. I ate a couple of fried jalapeno poppers (that I used to love) and a piece of cake. No alcohol and lots of water but today I feel awful. Almost like a hang over. By the time we got home I had a stomach ache and a headache. Glad it happened though. Now I won't be tempted in the future. (And it was good to know that the cake, which was from my favorite bakery, didn't taste very good anymore. Way too sweet to be enjoyab... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:58:28 EST Just found this group! I am so excited to have found this group! I am starting Week 3 of FMD and was feeling pretty lonely all by myself. I am going through the posts and taking lots of notes. I want to lose 35 - 50 pounds and am just starting to go back to exercise. Thanks for motivating me! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:33:19 EST Excited to get going I decided to start the FMD when a spark friend of mine had seen good results from doing it. When the hardback book dropped in price I really decided to buy the book. I'm really loving this book. I love how she talks about the science behind it and how your body works! I think my biggest problem will be getting some of the foods here. I live in a VERY small town in the midwest and it can be difficult to find certain foods. I think I'll probably have to get some things from Amazon. If you... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:17:12 EST Just beginning... aloha! I'm new to this, but amped to get started due to the success of a couple of friends who have done the FMD. <BR> <BR> Is there anything I need to know or do prior to my start day of Monday March 17th? ... besides shop for the right foods, that is. I do have her book and I'm on Chapter 2... going to finish reading this weekend. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to know any tips or tricks or advice from those who have been there already. :) <BR> <BR> Thanks for any response! <BR> <BR> ~Renee' Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:01:21 EST Starting week 2 HI everyone. I'm Teresa. I'm 49 and hoping to lose 30 pounds. I'm starting the second week today and as of Saturday was already down 8 pounds. Struggled a lot last week, especially with Phase 2 as I don't like meat. Hoping this week is a bit easier. I realized that I don't care for the recipes in the book and spent the weekend re-working recipes I know we like to work with the program. The biggest challenge this week is going to be the fact we are going out annual Mardi Grad party this weeken... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:50:55 EST Hello! Hi everyone! I'm Mary and I plan to start the FMD the first Monday in March. I want to get back my energy level and be more active. I have stopped drinking caffeinated coffee and stopped eating sweets (only two days so far) But dropping wheat I think might cause some headaches. I have been researching the past few days and find lots of praise and success. I look forward to chatting with everyone! Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:55:03 EST 7 day Metabolism Makeover Hey all, is anyone else doing the 7 day metabolism makeover with Haylie that starts tomorrow? If you don't know about it, she has it on her blog, and she has a week of menu and grocery list for that week. Everyone will be eating the same thing for the week. Should be lots of fun! I got my week worth of groceries yesterday and started cooking what I could today so I won't have to cook every meal every day. I'm looking forward to it because it's with recipes I haven't tried yet, and it was... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:16:02 EST New Hi--I am new and starting on Monday the 17th. Hope this works for me because I am definetly going the wrong way. Hope you guys are still active. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:40:48 EST Just starting this diet Hi my name is Tawna and I live in Utah. My sister in California just told me about this diet and it seemed like maybe it could work. I told her that at least you have a lot of choices. It seems like you will be able to look forward to days where you can eat some things that you really like. For me it is carbs. So I can always look forward to Mondays and Tuesdays! <BR> I'd love to hear your stories. Wed, 5 Feb 2014 23:47:03 EST FMD-on week 3 I really like this diet. However I am having a very hard time giving up the coffee and the weight. I have followed the diet as closely as I possibly can. I have limited myself to a very small cup of coffee once a day. First week I lost a whopping 9lbs. Since then nothing. I did lose 2 inches around my belly. I don't really feel much better than I did before I started. Has anyone else experienced this? I know that Hayley said that you could alternate the days. Do more of Phase 1, (3 days phase... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:04:42 EST Hello All Sorry! I just tried to post and accidentally replied to someone. I have to get back in the hang of this lol. <BR> I've been trying to lose weight over the last 5 years or so. Unfortunately I keep yo yo ing the same 15 lbs or so. My coworker has had great success with this diet. I am so looking forward to a LIFE change. I'm so glad to have a group of people who will be facing the same challenges that I will. I bought the book and will be starting January 6th. <em>381</em> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:23:18 EST Few More Spark Changes Per Coach Tanya: <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page: <BR> - The biggest is that the water tracker, Tracker Options, and Daily Feedback buttons were... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:11:31 EST Pumped for Pumpkin! From Haylie's email: <BR> <BR> Few foods say "fall" and "holiday" as much as pumpkin. And it's so versatile, going from sweet to savory depending on the recipe. Pumpkin is also pumped with nutrients: the antioxidant beta-carotene, tons of vitamin C, carotenoids to neutralize free radicals, and more potassium (in a cup of pumpkin) than a banana. <BR> <BR> Pumpkin Muffins <BR> <BR> Phase 1 <BR> Prep Time: 15 minutes <BR> Total Time: 30 to 35 minutes <BR> Serves: 12 <BR> <BR> 1 3/4 cups gl... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:05:47 EST Changes coming! Brand New SparkPeople Experience! "Introducing a Brand New SparkPeople Experience!" <BR> <BR> Starting on Monday, October 21, 2013 <BR> <BR> "So what's changing? Your SparkPeople "Start" page. Members of SparkPeople know this page well since it's the page you see every time you log in to your SparkPeople account. That page has undergone a few changes over the years, but none are going to have as big of an impact as this one. The page is laid out in a completely new way, and even has some brand-new features!" <BR> <BR> <li... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:03:52 EST 4 Bodyweight Exercises to Tone Your Butt Not from FMD, but I thought it might be a nice resource <BR> <BR> 4 Bodyweight Exercises to Tone Your Butt <BR> Take 7 Minutes to Reshape Your Rear <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1947 </link> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:23:42 EST LIVE Web Chat - Oct. 15, 2013 "Join Haylie for a Live Web Chat <BR> <BR> Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET) <BR> <BR> We had so much fun with our first live web chat that we're doing it again! Last week we answered questions and gave away Haylie's FMD Pure Food Powder to lucky participants. <BR> <BR> Start adding your questions now, then come back to that same link on Tuesday. See you there!" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>at </link> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:34:24 EST P1 - Hungarian Beef Goulash Hungarian Beef Goulash <BR> <BR> "This hearty stew is a fall classic. The leftovers taste great too. <BR> Phase 1 <BR> Serves 8 <BR> Prep time: 15 minutes <BR> Total time: 6 to 7 hours <BR> <BR> 1 onion, sliced <BR> 3 carrots, cut into small pieces <BR> 2 Tbls. arrowroot powder <BR> 2 tsp. dried marjoram <BR> 1 1/2 tsp. sea salt <BR> 3/4 tsp. pepper <BR> 2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes <BR> 3/4 cup beef broth <BR> 1/4 cup tomato paste <BR> 4 tsp. paprika <BR> 2 garlic cloves, m... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:31:35 EST P1 - Slow Cooked Chicken Noodle Soup Slow Cooked Chicken Noodle Soup <BR> <BR> "Another fall favorite, this soup pleases the pickiest eaters and goes together in a snap. <BR> Phase 1 <BR> Serves 6 <BR> Prep time: 15 minutes <BR> Total time: 6 to 8 hours <BR> <BR> 8 cups chicken broth <BR> 1 cup carrot, cut into 1/4-inch slices <BR> 1 cup celery, cut into 1/4-inch slices <BR> 1 cup chopped onion <BR> 1 garlic clove, minced <BR> 2 bay leaves <BR> 1/2 tsp. dried thyme <BR> 2 tsp. sea salt (or to taste) <BR> 1/2 tsp. freshly groun... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:30:46 EST Recipe - Slow Cooker Chocolate Oatmeal Toooo good: Chocolate Slow-Cooker Oatmeal <BR> <BR> "Who said chocolate couldn't be diet food? <BR> <BR> Make a big batch of this slow-cooker oatmeal at the beginning of Phase 3, then eat it through Phase 1. <BR> <BR> Raw cacao gives your steel-cut oats a decadent twist. Add your favorite fruit and it's almost like eating dessert for breakfast!" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d-chocolate-slow-cooker-oatmeal/ </link> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:22:42 EST 30 New Emoticons! From SP: <BR> "Our Tech folks put up about 30 new emoticons today, based on some of the most popular suggestions you've given. <BR> <BR> Enjoy!" Wed, 2 Oct 2013 15:59:26 EST LIVE Web Chat - Oct. 1, 2013 Join Haylie for a LIVE Web Chat <BR> <BR> Tuesday, Oct. 1 <BR> <BR> 10:00 am PT (1:00 pm ET) <BR> <BR> Join Haylie for a free web chat on "Getting Started on the Fast Metabolism Diet." <BR> <BR> Here's your chance to get your questions answered personally by Haylie. <BR> <BR> Viewers will be eligible to win one of three prizes, just for watching! <BR> <BR> Simply click the link below and enter your questions. Then mark your calendar and come back on Tuesday for the live chat! <BR> ... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:42:06 EST hi im new here hello everyone Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:20:00 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:14:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:28:03 EST Can CLA help with weight loss? From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> "In an earlier video, I mentioned that I sometimes use CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, as a supplement for my clients who are struggling with weight loss. But what is CLA and what does it do?.... <BR> <BR> ... My clinics are collaborative; I consult with medical doctors and other professionals on supplementation, and you can do that too — by partnering with your own doctor." <BR> <BR> <link><BR>elp-with-weight-loss/ </li... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:15:19 EST Milking it: Non-dairy milk brands for the FMD From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>t-non-dairy-milk-brands-for-the-fast-m<BR>etabolism-diet/ </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:12:51 EST Another success story: From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> “Haylie opened my eyes to what a healthy metabolism truly entails and how it works” <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ened-my-eyes-to-what-a-healthy-metabol<BR>ism-truly-entails-and-how-it-works/ </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:11:06 EST Getting started: Making a meal map From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> "Just getting started with the Fast Metabolism Diet? Making a meal map can make it so much easier to get organized and stay on track. In this video, Haylie Pomroy discusses the basics of the food plan on the diet, along with strategies for planning meals." <BR> <BR> <link><BR>meal-map-2/ </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:09:40 EST Great green smoothies From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>en-smoothies/ </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:07:58 EST “No more shopping in the plus-size department!” From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>hopping-in-the-plus-size-department/ </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:06:20 EST Your body can be your Phase 2 workout buddy From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> "During Phase 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet, your body is primed to build layers of muscle that help set your metabolism on fire. It is also the critical phase to release that old historical fat. <BR> <BR> You can build that muscle by lifting weights in the gym or using equipment at home, but you don’t need either a gym membership or any fancy gear to get a good resistance workout. You walk around every day with the perfect gym equipment! Here are a few ideas t... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:04:05 EST You need exercise to be healthy: No BUTTS about it From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> "Once during a meeting with a bunch of women, we got to talking about food — specifically how you can use foods to help shape different parts of the body. Probably it was inevitable that someone asked “Is there something I can eat that will make my butt look better?” The answer is “yes”!" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>exercise-to-be-healthy-no-butts-about-it/ </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 08:58:58 EST Feeling funky on Phase 2? From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> "We’re hearing from some of you that you’re feeling fabulous on Phase 1 and Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet, but Phase 2? Not so much. If your energy is low on Phase 2, there are two main reasons why this could be." <BR> <BR> <link><BR>unky-on-phase-2/ </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 08:56:27 EST What are your September Goals? Do you have any September Goals for Nutrition? <em>301</em> <BR> For Fitness? <em>311</em> <BR> Do you want to start a new streak? <em>249</em> <BR> Continue a streak? <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Tell us about your September Goals so we can cheer each other on!! <em>381</em> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 10:47:30 EST about to restart I started officially 8/12 but went off track during phase 2 both this week and last week.I have determined I was not eating enough those days. Need to cook more ahead so I can keep on track. Getting started again on Monday. Hopefully with more pepped ahead, I can stay on the plan.So far even with breaking the diet, I have still lost 6 pounds. That makes me smile. <em>9</em> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:53:38 EST Pasta party! Brands to try on the FMD From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> Pasta party! Brands to try on the Fast Metabolism Diet <BR> <link><BR>ty-brands-to-try-on-the-fast-metabolis<BR>m-diet/ </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:45:12 EST Your gallbladder and your metabolism From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> Your gallbladder and your metabolism <BR> <link><BR>bladder-and-your-metabolism/ </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:44:19 EST Get your blood pumping (even with bad knees) From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blood-pumping-even-with-bad-knees/ </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:43:24 EST Doing it together: Sean and Sheila are down 70lbs From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <BR> Doing it together: Sean and Sheila are down 70 pounds <BR> <link><BR>together-dave-and-sheila-are-down-70-p<BR>ounds/ </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:42:36 EST “Phase 4&#8243; of the Fast Metabolism Diet From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <link><BR>f-the-fast-metabolism-diet/ </link> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:03:02 EST All about summer tomatoes From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <link><BR>-summer-tomatoes/ </link> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:01:31 EST A former soldier is back in fighting shape From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <link><BR>soldier-is-back-in-fighting-shape/ </link> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:59:43 EST Food Rx: Over-the -counter oatmeal From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <link><BR>ver-the-counter-oatmeal/ </link> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:57:52 EST Bread winners: Sprouted grain and spelt From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <link><BR>ners-sprouted-grain-and-spelt/ </link> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:56:01 EST Menu help plzzz I really need some help.. I am 48 very depressed about how I have let myself go. I am 165 lbs (5'1) which is down from the 197 I weighted last year. I am going through menopause which don't help. I am waiting on the book to come in the mail. Can anyone put me a reference menu for the for phase 1,2,and 3. It would help me so much.. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Dawn Tue, 9 Jul 2013 09:27:38 EST SOS !!!!! Menu needed Hi, I am a 48 yr old mother of 4 going through menopause... :(. Can anyone please show me a 7 day menu plan so I have a guide.....Plzzzzz Mon, 8 Jul 2013 11:10:00 EST HELP! Not sure if I ate the right thing. I am in week 3 Phase 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet. So far my weight loss has fluctuated between 6-9 pounds. I would like to lose about 15 pounds but am more focused on how my clothes are fitting versus weight loss. Here is the problem: Last night (first day of Phase 2) we went to an expensive restaurant and there was not much on the menu that fit in with phase 2. So I ended up ordering seared tuna served with green beans and cooked spinach. I also had a spinach and cucumber salad. Not... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 06:39:48 EST Summer Slow Cooker Recipe: Chipotle Brisket From Haylie's Blog - <BR> June 26th, 2013 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ow-cooker-recipe-chipotle-brisket/ </link> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 09:38:42 EST The Moo Myth: Calcium on the Fast Metabolism Diet From Haylie's Blog - <BR> June 27th, 2013 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>yth-calcium-on-the-fast-metabolism-diet/ </link> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 09:37:26 EST "Katie" Staffers Try the Fast Metabolism Diet ‘Katie’ Staff Tests Out Season’s Most Popular Diets <BR> <BR> Per FMD email: <BR> For the next 28 days, Katie Couric's stage manager, Ran Lowe, will be doing the Fast Metabolism Diet. He and two other staffers trying other diets will then be featured in a results show that will air in July. <BR> <BR> In this video, Dr. Mark Hyman outlines the three diets, saying that the Fast Metabolism Diet "provides the things that boost metabolism." <BR> <BR> <link> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:00:21 EST Question about serving sizes Hi, all. I just started the FMD today. Do I really eat 1.5 cups of brown rice if I have 30 pounds to lose? On the bag it says a serving size is .25 dry. It seems like so much food. For lunch today I had 1.5 cups of brown rice with .5 cups of black beans and broccoli and a pear. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:22:15 EST Arugula? You like, or dislike? <BR> <BR> I think I just discovered, that I dislike it. I had a salad of romaine, spinach, arugula, w/chicken, and something just tasted off. I think it is the arugula. I guess I have never had it before. Don't think I will be buying it again. <em>40</em> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:25:47 EST Help! Margarita emergency! June 19th, 2013 - Haylie's Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>arita-emergency/ </link> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:54:03 EST On the road with the Fast Metabolism Diet From Haylie's Blog - 6/18 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ad-with-the-fast-metabolism-diet/ </link> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:32:10 EST I'm new to this group Hello everyone! I have a slightly elevated level of a certain something in my bloodstream, which means I have hypothyroidism. I've been trying to limit my soda and junk food intake, and increasing the fruits and vegetables I consume. I'm also trying to drink more water. I've been gaining weight, and it's made me so scared not only for my appearance, but more importantly, my health. Please help me! Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:11:55 EST More reader tips! Recipes and food on the FMD June 16th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>er-tips-recipes-and-food-on-the-fmd/ </link> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:25:53 EST To snack or not to snack? January 6th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>or-not-to-snack/ </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:52:38 EST Need an easy detox? Try dry brushing January 7th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>asy-new-year-detox-try-dry-brushing/ </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:50:23 EST Alkalizing vegetables and how they work for you January 9th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g-vegetables-and-how-they-work-for-you/ </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:48:49 EST Don’t fast before going fast: Eating and exercise January 16th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-before-going-fast/ </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:45:34 EST 7 foods to fight inflammation January 18th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>o-fight-inflammation/ </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:44:27 EST The truth: Low-fat diets don’t work February 7th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>iets-dont-work/ </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:40:51 EST Muscle and your metabolism February 17th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d-your-metabolism/ </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:39:07 EST Virgin coconut oil: Why it’s healthy... Virgin coconut oil: Why it’s healthy and how to use it <BR> February 25th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>conut-oil-why-its-healthy-and-how-to-u<BR>se-it/ </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:36:28 EST Not so sweet: Sugar’s effects on your body March 15th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>eet-sugars-effects-on-your-body/ </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:33:45 EST 7 signs of a slow metabolism April 10th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>a-slow-metabolism/ </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:31:09 EST FMD & Katie Couric show on Friday? I heard the commercial on Thursday, but didnt set up to DVR the show. Did anyone watch it? I know it was going to talk about FMD, among others. <BR> <BR> I did find this on her webpage. You can share your experience in the comments. Maybe if they do a follow up, you can be on an upcoming show :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>iet-challenge/ </link> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:51:19 EST Anxiously Waiting for THE Book Over the last couple of years I've lost 65 pounds but I'm finding maintaining it very difficult. In fact, I've gained about 12 pounds and I need to get this under control quickly. A family member is on the FMD and has lost 15 pounds in just a couple of weeks. It sounds like pretty much what I already eat just different combinations. Looking forward to getting to know the team and hearing about your tips, successes and challenges. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:42:28 EST Why do men lose weight faster? From Haylie's Blog: <BR> <link><BR>n-lose-weight-faster/ </link> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:46:13 EST Phase 3 - Recipes - Haylie's Pinterest <link><BR>ast-metabolism-diet-foods/ </link> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 10:34:59 EST Phase 2 - Recipes - Haylie's Pinterest <link><BR>ast-metabolism-diet-foods/ </link> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 10:34:01 EST Phase 1 - Recipes - Haylie's Pinterest <link><BR>ast-metabolism-diet-foods/ </link> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 10:33:17 EST Best reader tips and tricks for the FMD <link><BR>er-tips-and-tricks-for-the-fmd/?Ref=Em<BR>ail_Crown_6_6_2013 </link> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 10:29:57 EST New Portions Rule based on Feedback From Haylie's Blog <BR> June 5, 2013 <BR> Eat more to lose more: Your portions on the Fast Metabolism Diet <BR> <BR> <link><BR>to-lose-more-your-portions-on-the-fast<BR>-metabolism-diet/ </link> Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:36:51 EST Recipe updates from the FMD book <link><BR>pic/recipe-updates-from-the-fmd-book/ </link> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:00:26 EST May 2013 Fitness Minutes !!!! Here Are Our Top 10 !!! Awesome job:) <em>380</em> <em>242</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) FITMOMINNJ 3,720 <BR> 2) MUXLAW 2,446 <BR> 3) CROYLE55 2,070 <BR> 4) GOPINTOS 1,715 <BR> 5) JEANINNEWCASTLE 1,565 <BR> 6) KATHY024 940 <BR> 7) YENGLISH100 860 <BR> 8) MIMETALKER 809 <BR> 9) NICOLEMW 757 <BR> 10) RANEYDAY91 525 Mon, 3 Jun 2013 08:39:11 EST Sleeping My sleeping has been whacked up the past couple of nights. I am not sure why. I need to pay attention and see if this is a pattern. Maybe we should start a sleeping goal, a place to track it? Think I will go do that now, while I am thinking of it... since I am not in my comfy bed sleeping <em>198</em> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 00:50:49 EST Starting Monday! Finally starting on a Monday is actually a good thing! I just bought the book on my Ipad and am excited to start:) I lost 45 lbs about 5 years ago and have kept it off but just keep struggling with the last 20 or so. I'm so happy to have found this team on SP! Fri, 31 May 2013 18:38:04 EST The Low-Down on Dairy, and Better Alternatives Metabolism-boosting non-dairy milk alternatives <BR> February 20th, 2013 Blog <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-milk-alternative/?Ref=Email_Crown_5_3<BR>0_2013 </link> Thu, 30 May 2013 11:29:32 EST Waiting for the book to come or someone to share I am just finding out about this diet and want to suceed. I have been in the struggle to get to an optimum weight for a while, but just in the last year things have gotten out of control, I see weight around the middle now (never had this before), stressed at work, home and you name it. I have about 40lbs to lose and need help as soon as possible. Tue, 28 May 2013 08:52:30 EST Simple Grocery List Spreadsheet Available!!! I have created a grocery list spreadsheet that lists all of the recipes for each of the three phases and they are filtered so you can just check the recipes you want to shop for that week and you will have a list of all the ingredients needed on one sheet that you can print out as your grocery list. If you would like a copy of this, please let me know your e-mail and I'll e-mail it to you. Thanks! Tue, 21 May 2013 09:48:55 EST Fat? Protein? Why you need both From Haylie's blog <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-protein-and-healthy-fats-on-the-fast-<BR>metabolism-diet/ </link> Thu, 16 May 2013 13:27:35 EST What's for breakfast? I really need ideas for phase 2 breakfasts. I hate this phase. Veggies are my least favorite to begin with. Now, I have to eat them for breakfast? What to do? <BR> Littlelenna Wed, 15 May 2013 22:02:33 EST 1 and a half weeks down ok so...after the first week i lost 3 and 1/2 pounds...and the weekend was very rough for me.....i went off the plan ....ate cake (it was mothers day) a soft pretzel...and still lost 3 and 1/2 pounds....i think i am going to keep going.....i hope this week is better...although i didnt feel well on tuesday (i was sick) and only ate breakfast and a snack for the day....i hope it doesnt mess with anything...woke up this morning and began part we shall all the posts you... Wed, 15 May 2013 11:23:03 EST I think I can I am hoping this is easy for me. I do not like to eat the "good stuff". I am a junk food addict. I started phase 1 today and it wasn't too bad. My body is probably in shock from all the fruit. Lol. I am not looking forward to having veggies for breakfast. Especially since, I don't really like veggies at all. Any ideas on that one? I am trying to finish the book, but had to start the diet today, so that I could commit to the 28 days. I have a food show on June 10th. No following any k... Mon, 13 May 2013 20:56:41 EST Low Calorie Diet The Fast Metabolism Diet is actually a low calorie diet. I calculated the calories of what I eat typically on each Phase and Phase 1 is 1082 Calories Higher Carb, Phase 2 is 873 Lower Carb High Protein, and Phase 3 is 1022 Moderate Carb and Higher Fat. To be quite honest, I don't know how your metabolism can be heated up after this. I thought that diets under 1200 calories slowed the metabolism down. Even thought each phase is different higher carb, low carbs ect. I am concerned that th... Mon, 13 May 2013 02:28:19 EST need PDF file for book Just listening to the book from my library, the file that I got with the book for the PDF part I cannot open, does anyone have a copy they could send me so I can view the recipes, food lists and maps? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Judy Sat, 11 May 2013 13:04:27 EST Community Forum Forum on Fast Metabolism Diet Homepage <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 11 May 2013 04:46:09 EST Slowwww metabolism stuck? Mix it up! Haylie's Blog - May 3, 2013 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>etabolism-stuck-mix-it-up/ </link> Mon, 6 May 2013 16:41:11 EST Prickly Pear? Never heard of it before, didnt know what it was. Saw it on the list, but just skipped right over it. Now I am looking at this article - Go green for your health, or something like that. And I see Nopales, also known as Prickly Pear. But it looks like a cactus! I am like wait a minute, I just saw that name recently. And lo and behold, here it is on Phase 3. <BR> <BR> Has anyone ever tried it before? It's listed under fruit. <BR> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:50:42 EST Caffeine: You Don't Need It. This was in an email: <BR> <BR> <BR> Caffeine: You Don't Need It. <BR> "I really want to try the Fast Metabolism Diet, but I just HAVE to have my morning coffee." <BR> <BR> We've been hearing this a lot as people gear up to start the Fast Metabolism Diet (now a #1 New York Times Bestseller, thank you very much!). Yes, caffeine is a no-no on the 28-day plan, but there's a good reason for it. Caffeine stresses out your adrenal glands -- and we're going to need to get your adrenals back in l... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:43:48 EST Cardio and your metabolism - Haylie's Blog Post Cardio and your metabolism <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d-your-metabolism/ </link> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:41:19 EST Phase 2! I've been looking forward to this phase all week. Probably from doing low carb for a long period of time this phase will feel like old hat to me. I know it's not atkins like, it's more southbeachy if I had to label it. <BR> <BR> I think I may find the snacks difficult. I bought nitrate turkey meat for this phase because I wasn't keen on any of the snacks in the book. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 07:53:37 EST Chit-Chat Here Today was the second day of Phase 1, Week2 <BR> <BR> Easy Peasy! <BR> <BR> I did have a slight gain this morning, but I am guessing after a carb up day, that is probably pretty normal. I think I should wait to weigh again after Phase2, the morning of Phase 3. That would be hmmm Friday. Do my weekly weigh in on Fridays. <BR> <BR> But I know me. I will weigh again in the morning and gather my stats, but I won't wig out if it is not favorable <em>40</em> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:24:44 EST Phase 3 - Recipes Share your recipes or reviews of Haylie's recipes here! Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:04:42 EST Phase 2 - Recipes Share your recipes or reviews of Haylie's recipes here! Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:03:47 EST Phase 1 - Recipes Share your recipes or reviews of Haylie's recipes here! Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:03:13 EST Breakfast This is probably the most difficult for me. The timing of breakfast. <BR> <BR> Partly because of DH's work schedule. Sometimes he gets up at 3 or 4. I try to get up with him. Do I eat? Well yes if I stay up, but maybe I want to lay back down? <BR> <BR> Or I can't sleep and so I get up. But I don't know if I will stay up, or if I will try to lay back down. So do I eat, or do I wait? <BR> <BR> This morning I was hungry. I got up at 2 and it was 5 before I knew it, so I was going to... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:39:46 EST Phase 3 - Day 7 And then.... there's Sunday...... <BR> <BR> Got up even LATER! Wow, I slept great!!! <BR> <BR> So meals started off later, which would have been okay, had we stayed home. But shortly after we ate, we decided to try to meet up with the Riding Group. I took my snacks, but we caught up to the group, and rode on to the destination, which was a lunch stop. <BR> <BR> So all I had were about half a dozen chicken wings. Not the whole wing, but 6 separate pieces. Then I ate my snack after that... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:29:30 EST Phase 3 - Day 6 And then there's Saturday.... <BR> <BR> Well, I got up late, so that kind of threw off my eating schedule, based on the activities we had planned. <BR> <BR> I went ahead and had a nice breakfast, then I ended up skipping my snack, though I took it with me. We ate out, but I had a grilled chicken salad w/o the parm and w/o the croutons, and oil & balsamic. <BR> <BR> Then the rest of the day, snacks and meal times were just messed up. I drank water, but I am sure not enough. I did not wan... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:10:32 EST Coffee I started this AM. I had coffee though, like the book said I just made sure it was one cup and only once I had breakfast in my belly and black. <BR> It's one of those non negotiable(s) for me atm. I'm just too afraid of the withdrawals and having to function with a 2 yr old & a headache that won't quit. *shudder* However, I had agreed to give it up if I don't lose anything. <BR> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:40:49 EST Phase 3 - Day 5 OMG phase 3 is fantastic!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Lots of good healthy fats. Yumm-o! Lots of variety from all macros for 3 days. <BR> <BR> The plan says don't count calories, but I have been counting calories for over a year, so it is hard not to. Plus I was just curious as to how it would all play out. <BR> <BR> She says calories dont really matter, it is the combination of foods eaten at certain times, which I am starting to see the effect. These are the same foods I use to eat,... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 09:42:17 EST Phase 2 - Day 4 I didnt get to weigh today. Dead batteries on the Wii remote. <BR> <BR> Day 4 was pretty much the same as the day before. <BR> <BR> I love protein, love meat. I would rather have steak with whole eggs though..... having just egg whites is different for me. Of course there are other protein sources if you don't' want egg whites. Lots of choices. <BR> <BR> I have done high protein days before, but usually goes along with it's fair share of fat, so that has been different, trying to cu... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:34:18 EST Phase 2 - Day 3 So yesterday was a protein and veggie day. <BR> <BR> I have not fixed just egg whites before, I saved the yolks maybe for the fat days, maybe for the dogs if I can't use them all. <BR> <BR> I was just getting tired of turkey, but it was ready and I needed protein, so turkey it was. I usually have chicken breast cooked and frozen, so I could have mixed it up a little, but I didnt see any for some reason. I also could have had steak or something, I just stuck with the turkey. It was alr... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 06:37:42 EST Phase 1 - Day 2 Yesterday went great. Always encouraging after seeing the scale budge downward a little, even though I am certain it is just water, it's still going in the right direction. <BR> <BR> Food yesterday - I pretty much ate the same as the day before, just a little less. I was so stuffed on Monday, I just couldnt eat it all yesterday. The plan doesnt count calories, but it counts servings (ounces & cups &/or pcs. of fruit) and if you want to lose more than 20lbs, you add half a serving. For ea... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:03:10 EST Phase 1 - Day 1 Things went well. Headache from no caffeine. I usually have a couple cups of coffee in the morning (2-4) and several cups of green tea throughout the day (3-4) <BR> <BR> I ate alot of food it seems. I could not eat all that I was suppose to, based on the amount that I want to lose. The book says not to track, but being a sparker, I tracked :) I had more calories and carbs than I care to have, but went with it. <BR> <BR> Result? Down .9 this morning! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Now, I... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:29:19 EST Team Photo Just rec'd permission to use the book cover as the team photo. <BR> <BR> Haylie's rep also said "Please keep in touch and let us know how the group is doing! Haylie will be thrilled to hear that you are all supporting each other." <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:00:54 EST How does the DIET work? DIET - (Did I Eat Today?) <BR> <BR> How does the diet work? <BR> <link><BR>bout-the-Diet </link> <BR> <BR> From Haylie's book - <BR> <BR> PHASE ONE (Monday-Tuesday): Lots of carbs and fruits <BR> PHASE TWO (Wednesday-Thursday): Lots of proteins and veggies <BR> PHASE THREE (Friday-Saturday-Sunday): All of the above, plus healthy fats and oils <BR> Repeat for four weeks! <BR> <BR> For complete details, you can purchase your copy here! <BR> <link>ww... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:45:51 EST