As you probably know from reading my blog, I have been on a weightloss journey for a bit over a year now. I am pretty much at my goal weight, but I was still very interested in reading this book. I feel like I might have a slow metabolism and I wanted to see what Haylie Pomroy had to say in this book The Fast Metabolism Diet.
Here are a few things that stood out to me in the book, I found these to be super helpful.
Shouldn’t I be counting calories?
Nope! Your metabolism doesn't count calories and neither should you, as long as you follow the diet's guidelines for which foods to eat and when to eat them. A "calorie" has nothing to do with your weight or metabolism; it's actually a unit of measure -- the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celcius!
How is the Fast Metabolism Diet different from others?
It busts the diet myth that less food is better. Instead of starving yourself or counting calories, you eat the foods you love. The Fast Metabolism Diet gives your metabolism the fuel it needs to serve its purpose: Burning off excess body fat.
What if I need to lose more than 20 pounds?
You get to eat more! If you want to lose more than 40 pounds, add an extra half-serving to each meal and snack. The initial 28-day diet can be repeated as needed until you hit your goal weight.
What if I need to lose less than 20 pounds?
Even if you only have a few pounds to lose, The Fast Metabolism Diet is a workout for your metabolism. You'll end the month at your ideal weight with more energy, a greater sense of well-being, and a healthier, stronger body. The Fast Metabolism Diet offers more than just weight loss; in fact, losing excess weight is merely a side affect of a healthy metabolism. By following the Fast Metabolism lifestyle, you'll gain a healthier body, clearer skin, stronger hair and nails, and a host of other benefits!
Does it work for everybody?
The Fast Metabolism lifestyle is the way we SHOULD be eating all the time, not just for the 28-day course of the diet! With The Fast Metabolism Diet, you'll learn healthy eating habits that will improve your physical and mental well being, no matter how much weight you need to lose. There's plenty of flexibility for working around food allergies or sensitivities, and any other restrictions imposed by medical conditions.
I really like this book and the fast metabolism diet is perfect for my new healthier lifestyle. I love using the word DIET to mean Did I Eat Today? Of course I eat everyday, but that's what we have to do to survive. We have to eat so wouldn't you want to be able to eat and stay healthy? I know that is what I want so following this method achieves that goal for me. I am not hungry and I am staying healthy!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Fast Metabolism Diet (I received a copy of the book to review, the opinions expressed are my own)