This is a best selling diet book authored by Haylie Pomroy and featured on Dr. Oz, complete with an A list celebrity clientele. (I think I should create a category for this site for those diets featured by Dr. Oz!)
There is a caloric cycling element to this diet (although no calories are counted), so it’s more like a nutrient cycling.
Phase 1 : Two days of mostly fruits and carbs in the way of whole grains (think quinoa and brown rice)
Phase 2: Two days of mostly dark green veggies and lean proteins such as fish and poultry
Phase 3: Three days of all of the above with the addition of good fats such as avocado, nuts, coconut oil and olive oil
Ms. Pomroy has an impressive list of credentials and described as a ‘Celebrity Nutritionist’. There are extensive online resources such as Pinterest recipe boards, facebook groups and blogs. She also sells a shake mix on her website that supports the Fast Metabolism Diet. I checked the ingredients and they look really good, especially compared to other shake mixes. Definitely worth a look and the cost works out to less than $2 per serving.
Pros and Cons of the Fast Metabolism Diet
Use of real whole and healthy foods, lots of it
Plenty of online resources to help you, as well as a smart phone app
No counting calories
I am always hesitant about a diet guru promoting shakes and supplements
Counting calories or not, on the Phase 1 and Phase 2 days, the calories are very, very low.
I find the phases and cycles a bit confusing
But certainly I feel this one is worth a try and I would love to hear from people who have done it. How did you find the switching from phase to phase?
PS The Fast Metabolism Diet cookbook is available by preorder.