The Fast Metabolism Diet book was written in 2013 by Haylie Pomroy who is a celebrity nutritionist and wellness coach. This book promotes weight loss through the consumption of the right foods, and allows participants to eat three full meals a day with two snacks in between (pretty average). In the book it says you will not count calories, ban food groups, or go carb/vegan free at the drop of a hat.* There are three phases throughout the week: Phase 1 which is on a Monday and Tuesday allows a lot of fruits and carbs. Phase 2 which is on Wednesday and Thursday allows proteins and veggies. Finally Phase 3 which is Friday through Sunday allows all of the foods allowed throughout the week, just with added fats and oils. Her claim to fame in this book is to keep your metabolism guessing, so that it will work harder and faster. The book’s program lasts for 4 weeks, and the cost of the program is $15.00 plus shipping.
Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Fast Metabolism Diet?
There was an overall positive voice from customers in regard to the book and its effectiveness to kick start their weight loss. There is always negative reviews with anything, so there were definitely people who did not lose even close to the amount of weight that Haylie claimed they would lose, which proves that everyone’s bodies are different and will react different to certain diets. Some people found the meal charts in the book to be extremely hard to read, as well as the food choices to be hard to find in the grocery store. On top of the cost for the book, you will also be paying for costly groceries.
Just like with any other diet program there are expectations set by the advertisers and then there are results. If the founders claim that you can lose up to 20 pounds in 4 weeks most consumers will assume this is an average weight loss and might have a hard time if those are not achieved. I would look at it as a way of changing your lifestyle rather than losing significant amount of weight fast.
Nancy Waldez has posted her opinion on the Amazon market place and found the reality was not what she expected it to be.
Nancy Waldez* said, “There is a good chance that my overall health may be somewhat better on the FMD, but Haylie Pomroy advertises the FMD as a way to “reset your metabolism and to lose up to 20 lbs in four weeks. A friend of mine lost 12 lbs in 4 weeks, but I lost only 3.” She then went onto say that anyone who has at least 40+ pounds to lose or if they take any metabolism it could interfere with their metabolism. She also feels that the author implies that the diet works for everyone when it may not work for everyone after all.
Is The Fast Metabolism Diet Hard To Follow?
The diet is going to require you to read the book, grocery shop, and cook the meals that is required to be successful. It does not seem that hard to follow, however there is a lot of cooking, chopping, and planning that is required on this plan! If you are a busy bee and do not see yourself spending hours in the kitchen this program might be difficult to stick to. Also, the idea of having to create your own spreadsheets to find out what to buy and when, might get very time consuming to say the least.
Heather Truckenmiller, weighs in on what she had expected from the book which heavily advertises itself as “not a diet” but found it to not be the case:
“And then you get to the actual diet. Which “isn't a diet!”, but eliminates all corn, wheat (only sprouted breads & tortillas 2 days a week) dairy, caffeine (not even decaf coffee or tea is allowed) refined sugar, and most fats. That, to me, is a diet. For 28 days, no yogurt, no cheese, no coffee. Definitely no desserts, ice cream, not even a hamburger at a cook out – that is a diet. It made me a little angry, after all of the hype, to read how difficult this diet will be to follow. Although she states over and over that all of these ingredients can easily be found in any grocery store, that is definitely not true in my area. I will have to visit a health food store for items like almond butter, and sprouted bread. But, to be fair, my local grocery store has horse and buggy parking and the entire store is smaller than the entrance area of some super wal-marts.”
Is The Fast Metabolism Diet Easy To Follow?
The idea that you can lose a large amount of weight in such a short amount of time can set people up for serious disappointment, which is very dangerous when looking to lose weight and having high expectations crushed. The idea behind letting your body guess when and how much it will get is not clinically proven. What has been known and is widely used by body builders and people in the fitness industry is a diet that consist of healthy nutritious foods which are consumed often in order to keep the metabolism going strong throughout the day. I would not necessarily agree that the food itself (although I am 100% behind the idea of healthy unprocessed food diet) will boost metabolism but rather the small breaks and small potions that will give metabolism a boost. The overall premises of this book is very set in stone, and will keep you in the kitchen more that you may want to be cooking foods you might not be very fond of but never know and might just discover something new that you like. The cost for the book is very affordable, but the incurring costs of the food you will be making, and all of the recipe change ups will leave you in a bit of a whirlwind if you have any sort of a schedule.
Haylie's promoted weight loss has led many people to lose weight while in her care, she has helped hundreds of people achieve their goal. “One on one” coaching can be a great way to lose weight and keep motivated by someone with knowledge and experience. Now, buying a book and doing it on your own is a completely different story.
*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary.
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*Individual results will vary.