Boost your metabolism by rotating what you eat to see the pounds melt away
American nutritionist, Haylie Pomroy is changing the way we think about weight loss.
Her new approach to slimming, the Fast Metabolism Diet, has nothing to do with counting calories. Instead she believes that the key to sustainable, sensible dieting is ‘firing up’ the metabolism again so that you can lose up to 20lbs in just four weeks.
‘Losing weight seems mysterious to some’, Haylie says. ‘But it’s really not that complicated. It’s not about calories or fat grams or carbs…It is about your metabolism. Fire it up and it’ll burn everything you eat like a bonfire, even if you eat a lot.’
Haylie’s background is impressive, but she didn’t take the traditional route to become a nutritionist. Instead, she studied animal science at university in the hope of working as a vet – and that’s what sparked the Fast Metabolism Diet.
‘[College] is where I first began to understand that food can be used, systematically and purposefully, to shape the body the way a sculptor shapes a lump of clay’, she says. ‘The more I learned about animal nutrition, the more I thought about how some of the same concepts could be applied to people.’
And that’s why the Fast Metabolism Diet gets results. Her method has been so successful in fact that she now has a client list which includes Cher, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez and the Sultan of Dubai, all of whom have approached her after recommendation. Fortunately for us, you no longer need to be an A-lister to reap the benefits of Haylie’s weight loss research. She’s now sharing her knowledge through the pages of a new book, The Fast Metabolism Diet: Lose Up To 20 Pounds In 28 Days
Curious? Click through to find out more and get started on the Fast Metabolism Diet now.
- Phase one - unwind stress
Eat...'Three-carb rich, moderate protein, low-fat meals'
Serve up... High carb foods (brown rice), foods high in natural sugars (mangoes, strawberries), vitamin B and C rich foods (turkey, oats), moderate amounts of protein, low fat foods
Exercise...'Do at least one day of vigorous cardio, like running or an aerobics class'
- Phase two - unlock fat stores
Eat... 'Three high-protein, low-carb, low-fat meals and two protein snacks'
Serve up... Liver function-supporting foods (leafy greens), lean protein (lean beef, tuna), alkalising green vegetables (kale, swiss chard), carnitine-producing foods that help boost energy (chicken breast, cod)
Leave out...Fruit and grains
Exercise...'Do at least one day of strength training (weight lifting) during phase two.'
- Phase three - unleash the burn
Eat...'Three meals and two healthy-fat snacks'
Serve up...Healthy fats (avocado, nuts and seeds), higher fat proteins (salmon), low GI fruits (berries) and vegetables (artichokes), unrefined carbs (wild rice), thyroid-stimulants (seaweed) and foods rich in inosital (a simple carbohydrate) and choline which is a nutrient rich in Vitamin B (pulses and chicken liver)
Exercise...'At least one day of stress-reducing activity like yoga'
For... Three days