Meet the “Fast Metabolism Diet”

Meet the “Fast Metabolism Diet”

The Fast Metabolism Diet isn’t like other diets you’ve tried or diet books you’ve bought. Lose up to 20 pounds in 28 days, while eating a lot and building a naturally fast metabolism? It sounds like magic — but it’s really just good, solid science. The book is the product of 19 years of clinical experience, of helping people lose weight and keep it off. It’s worked for my clients — many of them athletes and celebrities — and it can work for you too. The book hits stores on April 9, but here are the basics of how it works — and some suggestions on getting a head start if you can’t wait for the book!

Eat in “phases” to rev up your metabolism

Every few days, you’ll switch up your menu:

  • Phase One focuses on fruit and whole grains
  • Phase Two emphasizes alkalizing veggies and lean proteins
  • Phase Three balances proteins, veggies, fruit and whole grains plus healthy fats

Each phase–and the specific foods within that phase–sets off precise reactions in your body, coaxing it to unlock and burn fat. It’s the constant switcheroo that forces your metabolism to get going. You’ve got to confuse it to lose it!

Stick to the foods on the lists

For each phase, the book includes an extensive list of foods that will work. This is based on the nutritional makeup of each individual protein, fruit, vegetable and fat. There are different fruits, veggies, etc. on each phase. But don’t worry — the lists include lots of choices, and you’ll be able to find plenty of foods you enjoy for each phase.

Real food only, please

We eat only real food on the Fast Metabolism Diet. Nothing fake, nothing with an ingredient list as long as your arm. Fat-free and sugar-free diet junk are off-limits! The diet lists healthy portion sizes, too — you’ve got to fuel that metabolism. And you won’t go hungry. In fact, many of my clients are surprised how much food they get to eat.

Cook a little!

Bye-bye to frozen low-cal dinners and fat-free “diet” foods. That’s fake food — it’s just a load of chemicals that drag down your metabolism.

Luckily, real food is really pretty easy. The Fast Metabolism Diet book includes more than 50 super-simple recipes — including family favorites like slow-cooker chili and pepperoncini pork roast — that you can tailor to your lifestyle and cooking style.

Steer clear of metabolism crushers

Wheat, corn, soy, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, added sugar — these can all have a place in your life, but not for the 28-day Fast Metabolism Diet. This is your time to focus on repairing your metabolism, and these metabolic downers derail that process. Bonus points if you quit eating these bad guys now, in advance! Click on each of those items to read why they bog down your metabolism.

Learn how to live the Fast Metabolism lifestyle

Once you create your fast metabolism, you get to use it! Enjoy barbecues, birthday parties, holiday feasts — and really enjoy them. With the Fast Metabolism Diet, you’ll learn how to keep that metabolic fire roaring so you can handle every diet curve life throws your way.

Sound good? Check out The Science Behind the Diet to learn how what you eat affects your body. Questions about the diet? Check out the FAQs section.

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23 thoughts on “Meet the “Fast Metabolism Diet”

  1. Thanks Haylie. I know a lot of people are trying to start this diet without really knowing what they are doing, myself included. It just sounds like it makes so much sense!

  2. I understand no alcohol is best, but if you do have a drink, which would be worse for you – red wine (non-organic, with sulfides) or craft beer?

  3. I’ve started with the info. from the Dr. Oz show and it’s working already just after a few days. My mood has improved dramatically, lost a couple of pounds and feel good. But I wish I had the book already! Why do we have to wait until April? Thanks for all of you work Haylie.

  4. This sounds exciting and do-able, my only question/concern is whether or not this is a realistic “diet” when you are on a tight budget. I need to feed 6 people for around $650-700 per month. So, is this a manageable diet on a budget?

  5. Hi I can’t buy the book untill april 9th how do do I get the food lists for the diet? can you help e please. I want to start right away . Thank you so much.

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  7. I have 60 pounds to lose and the book says a standard portion of lean protein in phase II is 4 oz and then mine would be double…..BUT the app has me eating 10 oz. Is the app wrong or am I not understanding the book? I am beginning my third week with only 2 pound weight loss so want to make sure that this isn’t my problem (over eating the protein)…but that it is just taking its time for repair.

    • Try doing 1.5 portions — that seems to be working for most people. Some are finding double portions to be too much food!

  8. I find it very interesting that from February to April there are no replies to the enthusiastic people asking questions. It is not until April, when some one asks about something she can buy from you that you bother to respond.

    • Hi there. That’s an easy one — Haylie’s book did not come out until April, and until then, we didn’t have enough staff to adequately reply to questions.

  9. Hi , I bought the kindle version from Amazon but really want to print a master list of the food to have with me at the store, the kindle frustrates me b/c there is only a few things on each page and it takes too long to scroll through for each phase. Can you help me?

    • Hi. We don’t have a printable food list available online. One thing Haylie’s clients like to do is type up their own master list, leaving off the foods they don’t like, or are allergic to. Then they print it and even laminate it!

  10. Hi. I’m new to this and am starting it on Monday. I have Hashimoto’s Disease. Do I need to make any adjustments to the plan to compensate for being on my thyroid medication?

    • Hi Michelle. Many people with Hashi’s have done the diet successfully, and there are no changes or alterations you need to make. Haylie does suggest keeping in touch with your doctor, since as you lose weight and get healthier, your dosages may need to be adjusted.

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